June 18 - 25, 2024

Life in a Retreat Center

Event Description

At Dharma Drum Retreat Center (DDRC), we are dedicated to connecting with our community through various activities, including retreats, workshops, and work practice. We are excited to introduce the “Life in the Retreat Center” project, designed to provide individuals in early adulthood (ages 18-35) with a cost-free opportunity to immerse themselves in the different facets of monastic life.

Life in the Retreat Center is a very simple and sincere experience, it may help you fully embrace the present moment with a sense of joy. It’s a precious time for self-reflection, allowing you to relish the peace and serenity that envelops you. Our daily schedule includes morning and evening services, meditation sessions, mindfulness practices, Dharma talks, engaging discussions with our teachers, tea chats, yoga classes, and leisurely walks. Additionally, we organize community-centric activities, such as Adopt-A-Highway, fostering a sense of environmental care. Throughout the event, you’re encouraged to explore the picturesque trails around our lake and the adjacent forests, immersing yourself in the natural beauty of DDRC’s property and harmonious living.

This program is entirely free of charge. All you need to do is set aside some time in your schedule. Join us from June 18th to 25th, 2024, and seize this unique opportunity to delve into the spiritual dimensions of life. If you have any questions, please call (845)-744-8114.

This is an unprecedented opportunity! Please come and join us or share this with your friends and family.

Sample Schedule


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 10:30 am, heading back to Manhattan Penn Station.

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

In Person

Check in: 4:00 - 6:00 PM, June 18th
End time: 10:00 AM, June 25th

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