August 16 - 18, 2024

Weekend Retreat

Event Description

This in-person weekend retreat has a simple program that provides you the opportunity to practice in mindful silence. This allows you to more easily settle your mind and maintain awareness of your every activity.

The weekend schedule will consist of 30-45 minute periods of sittings (5 – 7 sittings per day) interspersed with guided gentle yoga and walking meditations. The retreat also offers a review of basic meditation methods (such as awareness of the breath), and brief Dharma talks.


Requirements to Attend

  • Have attended a formal meditation class or attended a 1-day retreat
  • Have experience with meditation, are able to lead yourself in a 30-minute silent meditation without instruction, and ideally have a routine meditation practice



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 reserve a seat on the shuttle, please remember to check the item during registration.

Yanxi Fashi first learned meditation when he was in college. He searches for the solution of how to eliminate the suffering, and Master Sheng Yen’s teaching inspired him in that Chan…
In Person

Check in: Friday, August 16th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
End time: Sunday, August 18th, 4:00 PM

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