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Life in a Retreat Center – In Person

Led by Dharma Drum Retreat Center

Any Level



Begins: Sunday June 5, 2022
Check-in: June 5 2022 4:00- 6:00 pm
End Date: Sunday June 19, 2022
End Time: 1:00 PM

Apply by June 2


Session I

Begins: Sunday June 5, 2022

Check-in: 4:00 – 6:00 PM – late arrival not allowed

End Date: Sunday June 12, 2022 5:00 PM

Application Deadline: Apply no later than Thursday June 2, 2022


Session II

Begins: Sunday June 12, 2022

Check-in: 9:00 – 9:30 AM – late arrival not allowed

End Date: Sunday June 19, 2022 1:00 PM

Application Deadline: Apply no later than Friday June 10, 2022


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will only accept people who can show proof of being fully vaccinated no later than  May 22, 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.


Please join us for a unique experience of living at a Buddhist temple.  This retreat is for young people 18-40.  Our center is a calm and peaceful place surrounded by the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains.  This is a great place to practice, relax your body and mind.  In this retreat, you will get a sense of what a monastic’s schedule is like, while having fun and connection with sangha and a like minded community of young people.  You will enjoy Dharma classes, walking, sitting and working meditation, group discussion and sharing.  Personal time will be included.

This event has two sessions.

  • June 5-June 12
  • June 12-June 19

You may choose either one session or attend both.


This retreat is free of charge, allowing young people to begin or enhance their practice. This is one of a kind opportunity that you don’t want to miss!  Space is limited.


Please apply and answer a few questions through the application short form.  Additionally please click this link (Experiencing Temple Life Application Questions ), answer the questions and send the filled out document to apply@dharmadrumretreat.org. Once this is done, your application will be considered complete for review