September 27 - 29, 2024

Beginner’s Meditation Class

Event Description

Although methods of meditation may sound simple and straightforward, it is best to practice under the guidance of a teacher. An experienced teacher will be able to identify and correct common pitfalls that could lead to problems or a lack of useful results.

In our weekend meditation class, you will learn the fundamentals of sitting meditation, including: proper postures (using a cushion, bench or chair), basic methods of concentration, and important concepts related to the process of meditation. We will also practice entering mediation through relaxation of the body and emerging mindfully through self-massage. Importantly, you’ll learn how to choose the environment, time of day, and equipment for sitting that work best for you.

This class will also cover three forms of walking meditation methods: slow walking, fast walking, and natural walking. Very often we take walking for granted, but the art of walking can show us how to open up new possibilities in our experience of the world.



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.

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, September 27th, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
End time: Sunday, September 29th, 4:00 PM

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Sliding Scale
  • Base – $200.00
  • Sustainer – $250.00
  • Benefactor – $400.00
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