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Online 1-Day Retreat

Led by Abbot Guo Yuan

Any Level

Sliding Scale


Begins: Saturday March 6, 2021
Check-in: 8:45 am
End Date:
End Time: 5:00 PM

apply by 3:00 pm Friday March 5

NOTE: Please make your payment no later than 3:00 pm the day before the retreat. At that time we will email the codes to connect to the retreat. You can also get the codes by signing in to your account and using “Check the Status.”

Come practice and learn together with us – online, building diligence, camaraderie, and having fun. Explore self-mastery through Chan Meditation.

Requirements to be accepted are:

  1. Previous instruction in basic meditation.
  2. A commitment to all-day practice.
  3. A PC or smart-phone to connect with the retreat.

Please respect this virtual retreat as if you were practicing in the 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. Do not distract yourself with talking, reading, or checking your phone.

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


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: $35
Sustainer: $50
Benefactor: $100

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

Abbot Guo Yuan

Venerable Guo Yuan is a Buddhist monk trained in Chan Buddhism, ordained in 1987. He studied Theravada Buddhism for a year in Thailand in 1991. For over twenty years, he accompanied Master Sheng Yen and served as translator in Chan meditation retreats. Fluent in Mandarin, Vietnamese, and English, he now leads Chan retreats in many countries around the world. He is currently the abbot of DDRC. read more

One-Day Retreat Schedule

8:45-9:00 am check in
9:00-9:30 am exercise
9:30-10:05 am relaxation meditation / massage
10:05-10:15 am short break
10:15-10:45 am Dharma talk
10:45-10:55 am short break
11:00-11:45 am sitting meditation / massage
12:00-1:45 pm eating practice / noon break
2:00-2:40 pm sitting meditation / massage
2:40-3:00 pm exercise
3:00-3:15 pm short break
3:15-4:00 pm sitting meditation / massage
4:00-5:00 pm Q&A / sharing
5:00 pm end