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Foundation Retreat – In Person

Led by Rebecca Li

Any Level

Sliding Scale

Transportation confirmed and full.

CLOSED

Begins: Friday April 22, 2022
Check-in: 4:00 - 6:00 PM - late arrival not allowed
End Date: Sunday April 24, 2022
End Time: 4:00 PM
Deadline:

CLOSED

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will only accept people who can show proof of being fully vaccinated no later than  April 8, 2022. We also ask that you send us the results of a COVID PCR test taken within 3 days of your arrival at our center. During the retreat we will require masks.


Dedicate your weekend to practice. On this retreat, you have the chance to engage in a relaxing schedule of mindful activity from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon.

Harmonize your body and mind, by engaging in healthy living and meditation — balancing all of the five aspects of diet, sleep, body, breath, and mind. Either in stillness or in motion, cultivate a clear and stable mind amidst all that you do. This is the very essence of practice.

Hear Dharma talks about meditation methods as well as basic principles of Buddhadharma. In this way, you’ll be able to establish a solid foundation of understanding both methods and concepts of 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. If needed we encourage you to apply for a scholarship , please reach out to apply@dharmadrumretreat.org for more information.

Base: $150
Sustainer: $250
Benefactor: $600

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


Rebecca Li

 

Rebecca Li, a Dharma heir in the lineage of the Chan Master Sheng Yen, started practicing meditation in 1995. She attended her first intensive retreat with Chan Master Sheng Yen in 1996 and began serving as his interpreter in 1998. She started her teacher’s training with Master Sheng Yen in 1999 and started teaching as Dharma and meditation instructor in 2002. Later on, she trained with John Crook and then Simon Child, both Dharma heirs of Master Sheng Yen, to lead intensive retreats and received full Dharma transmission from Simon Child in 2016. Currently, she teaches meditation and Dharma classes, gives public lectures and leads retreats at Dharma Drum centers, university meditation groups and Dharma practice groups mostly in northeastern United States. Some of her talks and writings can be found at www.rebeccali.org. Rebecca is also a professor of sociology in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at The College of New Jersey.