March 3 - 11, 2023

Stillness in Motion (Online)

In this online non-traditional program, learn to integrate meditation into your daily life. Join experienced Chan teachers from across the United States and Europe for an in-depth exploration of Zen relaxation, retreat practice, study, and daily practice. Guided by the late Master Sheng Yen’s practical and inspiring text, Zen and Inner Peace Volume One, we will learn how his teachings can inform, and deepen our practice and contribute to the world’s healing and our own.

Through daily dharma talks, emails, group discussions, and meditation sessions, we will discover the benefits of Chan practice of slowing down and simplifying our lives using compassion and wisdom.

This seven-day program includes:

  • A two-day online meditation retreat
  • Daily afternoon Dharma Talks at 2:30 pm EST and video recordings afterward
  • Daily email reflections selected from Master Sheng Yen’s text to inspire our learning
  • Daily opportunities for three meditation periods, in our Online Meditation Hall with participants from around the world



March 3, Friday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Orientation

March 4 & 5: Two-Day Online Meditation Retreat

9 am EST to 5 pm EST schedule includes meditation, exercise, Dharma Talk, and walking meditation with a two-hour lunch break and work practice option. You can choose and commit to a full one-day or two-day retreat.

9:00 am – 12:00 pm Meditation, Exercise, Dharma Talk
12:00 – 1:45 pm Lunch Break, Work Practice
2:00 – 5:00 pm Stretch, Walking, and Sitting Meditation

March 6-10: Daily Schedule

6:00 am EST study the quote and the reflection question of the day delivered by email
7:00-7:25 am eight-form moving meditation
7:30-8:00 am first meditation sitting
8:00-8:40 am second meditation sitting (optional; pick one or do both sittings)
2:00-2:30 pm meditation sitting
2:30-3:30 pm Dharma talks and Q&A
7:00-7:30 pm evening sitting
7:30-7:50 pm breakout groups and sharing
7:50-8:40 pm optional meditation sitting
8:40-8:50 pm massage

March 11: Last Day Schedule

6:00 am EST study the quote and the reflection question of the day delivered by email
7:00-7:20 am eight-form moving meditation
7:30-8:00 am first sitting meditation
8:00-8:45 am second sitting meditation (optional)
1:30-2:00 pm sitting meditation
2:00-2:50 pm group sharing
2:50-3:00 pm transfer of merit & group picture

When meditating, please respect this virtual practice as if you were practicing in Chan Hall. Allow enough space in the comfort of your own home for seated meditation. Let your housemates know that you should not be disturbed at that time. During the rest of the day, hold on to your practice with relaxation and clear awareness.

For sitting meditation, floor cushions or meditation benches would be best if you have them. Although a sturdy, comfortable chair where your thighs can be level with the floor is acceptable as well.

Teachers for Daily Dharma Talks

3/3 Friday Abbot Guo Yuan – Orientation
3/4 Saturday Abbot Guo Yuan
3/5 Sunday Abbot Guo Yuan
3/6 Monday Nancy Bonardi
3/7 Tuesday Rebecca Li
3/8 Wednesday Harry Miller
3/9 Thursday Karmen Mihalinec
3/10 Friday Zarko Andricevic
Guo Yuan Fashi, one of Chan Master Sheng Yen’s Dharma heirs, is a Buddhist monk trained in Chan Buddhism. In 1985 he first encountered Master Sheng Yen’s teachings while attending…
Zarko Andricevic, is founder of Dharmaloka Chan Buddhist Community and Chan Retreat Centre in Croatia. Zarko first encountered Buddhism 1975 and has been a martial arts and yoga teacher since the 1970s.…
Rebecca Li, Ph.D. is a Dharma heir in the lineage of Chan Master Sheng Yen and the founder and guiding teacher of Chan Dharma Community. She attended her first intensive retreat…
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…
Harry Miller studied with Chan Master Sheng Yen for over 30 years, and currently leads the Westchester Chan Meditation Group in White Plains, NY. He teaches formal beginners and intermediate…
Nancy met Chan Master Sheng Yen in 1978, when he was a student in her English class, and she became his meditation student shortly thereafter. She has taught metta contemplation,…
As a teenager, at the urging of her mother, she began practicing yoga, which was soon accompanied by Buddhism. Together with Žarko Andričević, she is the co-founder of the Buddhist…
March 3, Friday 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Orientation
March 4 - 5: Two-Day Online Meditation Retreat
March 6 -11: Daily Practice & Dharma Talk
Sliding Scale
  • $150.00 – Reduced
  • $225.00 – Base
  • $350.00 – Sustainer
  • $550.00 – Benefactor
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