Today I registered on this forum from Gilbert Gutierrez, I'm also on Guo Gu's Chan whatsapp group (pm me if you want to connect with the Chan group)
Gilbert Gutierrez is one of five lay Dharma heirs of Venerable Chan Master Sheng Yen and the only one to teach in North America. He's an attorney by trade practicing in Riverside, California. Gilbert’s meditative practice began more than 25 years ago. He studied various forms of meditation, martial arts and Chi Gong yet states that nothing that he has studied comes close to matching the simplicity and the beauty of the practice of Ch’an. Gilbert teaches in a very casual and accessible yet deep manner, drawing on everyday life situations as well as on the works of great masters. His weekly Dharma talks have been recorded and can be accessed as audio files on his Riverside group's webpage: http://dharmatalks.riversidechan.org/ or downloaded/subscribed as a podcast. Gilbert's Chan Mind Work forum features classical Chan Master-Chan Student interactions in a modern venue.
Gilbert has hosted this forum on WeChat for a while now and students have benefited enormously from this rare opportunity to train with a Chan Master in a way that would be hard to replicate outside of a small monastery setting. That forum is now moving to a platform where more can participate. Anyone with a sincere wish to participate and deepen their practice is welcome to join the group here: https://mind-work.mn.co/share/0zXaY2dKTmtryuKh