June 14 - 16, 2024

Weekend Retreat

Event Description

This in-person weekend retreat has a simple and relaxed schedule that allows you to settle your mind while at the same time allowing you to maintain a constant awareness of your every activity.

Each day will consist of (5 – 7) thirty minute periods of sittings interspersed with guided gentle yoga and walking meditations. The retreat also offers a review of basic meditation methods (such as awareness of the breath), introductory guidance in the method of Silent Illumination, and brief Dharma talks.


Requirements to Attend

  • Have experience with meditation and ideally have a routine meditation practice
  • Have attended a formal meditation class or attended a 1-day retreat



This event is priced on a sliding scale. Please consider your registration as a moment to practice generosity by paying at the highest rate that you can afford. Your generosity supports Dharma Drum Retreat Center, staff, your fellow practitioners, and our continued efforts to help people to learn and grow. Any amount paid above the Base rate is a tax-deductible donation to DDRC. Please contact us if you need the tax receipt.

No one will be turned away for lack of funds.


Chartered Shuttle

We are happy to offer a chartered shuttle service from Manhattan Penn Station to our center, provided we have enough interested participants. The fee for the shuttle service is $75 for one way and $150 for a round trip per person.

The shuttle will depart from Manhattan Penn Station at 2:00 pm on the start day of the retreat, taking you directly to our center. On the end day of the retreat, the return shuttle will depart from our center at 4:30 pm, heading back to Manhattan Penn Station.

If you wish to avail of the shuttle service, please remember to check the item during registration.

David has been sharing Chan/Zen meditation and Buddhist teachings for over 15 years, leading intensive meditation retreats, classes, and activities at various monasteries, college campuses, and private institutions throughout North…
In Person

Check in: Friday, June 14th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
End time: Sunday, June 16th, 4:00 PM

Sample Schedule:
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Sliding Scale
  • Base – $200.00
  • Sustainer – $250.00
  • Benefactor – $400.00
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