October 19 - 26, 2024

7-Day Foundation Retreat

Event Description

This is a full seven-day foundation meditation, designed for people newer to practice and experienced practitioners alike. The retreat schedule, with typical sitting periods lasting 30 minutes, is tailored to the development of concentration and ease—not too tight, not too loose.

Methods of meditation will be taught in the context of daily life activities, such as sitting, standing, walking, sleeping, working, and eating. Gentle yoga exercises further harmonize the body, breath, and mind. The retreat also includes daily lectures, meditation, and personal interviews.



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 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.

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: 4:00 - 6:00 PM, October 19th
End Time: 10:00 AM October 26th

Requirements for this retreat:
• Already received basic meditation instruction
• Established a daily personal practice
• Previously attended at least one two-day retreat

Sample Schedule:
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Sliding Scale
  • Base – $700.00
  • Sustainer – $1,050.00
  • Benefactor – $1,350.00
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