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1-Day Retreat – In Person

Led by Ven. Yanwu

Any Level

Sliding Scale


Begins: Saturday March 18, 2023
Check-in: 8:45 am - late arrival not allowed
End Date: Saturday March 18, 2023
End Time: 5:00 PM

Open for registration now!  CLICK HERE

Give yourself one day for meditation — a day to still the mind.

This silent retreat is non-intensive; the simple and relaxed schedule allows you to settle your mind while at the same time allowing you to maintain a constant awareness of your every activity.

Sitting periods are thirty minutes. In between sittings you are guided in gentle yoga and walking meditation.

The retreat also offers a review of basic meditation methods such as breath awareness, as well as brief Dharma talks.

Most people find that attending these one-day retreats regularly can help renew the strength of their daily practice.

Sliding Scale

This event is priced on a sliding scale. Please consider paying at the highest rate that you can afford. Your generosity supports Dharma Drum Mountain, staff, your fellow practitioners and our continuous efforts to help people to learn and grow.

When you submit your application, select one of the sliding scale rates below. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Base: $75
Sustainer: $100
Benefactor: $150

Any amount paid above the Base rate is a tax deductible donation to DDRC. Your confirmation email is your tax receipt.

Overnight Stay

If you are coming via public transportation, it may be difficult to find a train or bus that will get you here in time for the 8:45 am check-in time. That being the case, you are welcome to come the night before and stay over in our dormitory, PROVIDED YOU CAN ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 8:30 pm. (If you must arrive later than that, there are motels and hotels in the area where you might stay.)

Overnight stay costs an additional $50 per night, and includes breakfast (and dinner if applicable).

Because we have limited laundry facility, we ask that you bring your own sleeping bag and a fitted sheet to protect our mattress covers.

Ven.  Yanwu

Ven. Yanwu joined Dharma Drum Retreat Center (DDRC) in August 2021 as a Buddhist minister. Prior to DDRC, he was a monastic advisor at Dharma Drum for Young People (DDYP) Degui Academy in Taipei for three years. During his tenure at DDYP, he has taught Chan meditation in a systematic and methodical approach to educating and helping young people in the art and science of stillness. He also led meditation, taught Buddhist chanting and supported activities for meditation camps. He was a graduate of Dharma Drum Sangha University, majored in Buddhist studies and Chan meditation practice, a four-year seminary program.