March 1 - 3, 2024

Weekend Retreat

Event Description

This in-person weekend retreat has a simple 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.

This retreat is designed for those who have experience with meditation (e.g. attended a formal class, done a 1-day retreat) 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

Provided we have enough interested participants, we are happy to coordinate chartered shuttle service from Manhattan Penn Station to our center. The fee for the shuttle service is $75 for one way and $150 for a round trip per person. We will follow up as the retreat nears and let you know if there is sufficient demand to run the shuttle.

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.

Ven. ChangYao finished his four-year seminary program at Dharma Drum Sangha University in 2013. Before joining DDRC in 2023, he traveled to many countries to teach Buddhism and helped to…
In Person

Check in: Friday, March 1st, 4:00 - 6:00 PM
End time: Sunday, March 3rd, 4:00 PM

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