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Weekend Relaxation Retreat (March 16-18, 2018)

Weekend Relaxation Retreat

March 16-18, 2018

Led by Chang Xing Fashi & Yan Ben Fashi


Begins: Friday, March 16 – check in 4:00-6:00 pm
Ends: Sunday, March 18 –  4:00 pm
Fee: $220
Openings: CLOSED
Deadline: March 13


Our weekend relaxation retreat follows a gentler schedule than our intensive retreats. Wake-up time is 5:00 am, and meditation sitting periods are twenty to thirty minutes.

The retreat includes:

  • sitting meditation
  • walking meditation
  • mindful work practice
  • chanting
  • gentle yoga exercises

Interviews with the teacher are available for direct guidance regarding the method of practice.

Daily Dharma talks elucidate the details of investigating one’s mind.

This weekend retreat is an opportunity to strengthen your practice by sitting together with other experienced practitioners. It is also excellent preparation for our intensive retreats.

It is recommended that you receive basic meditation instruction before attending this retreat.

Chang Xing Fashi

In 2009, Chang Xing Fashi was ordained as a Buddhist monk. He studied in Dharma Drum Sangha University in Taiwan, where he majored in Chinese Chan Buddhism, graduating in 2015. In 2017, he moved to Dharma Drum Retreat Center to share meditation in North America.


Yan Ben Fashi

Before his ordination in 2014, Yan Ben Fashi had been volunteering at Dharma Drum Mountain in Taiwan for over ten years. During this time, he obtained his PhD in Sociology from the University of Manchester, UK. The topic of his doctoral dissertation was Chinese Buddhist Moral Practices in Everyday Life: Dharma Drum Mountain, Volunteering and the Self. In 2016 Yan Ben Fashi came to the United States from Taiwan to become a resident teacher at Dharma Drum Retreat Center.