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Online 3-Day Retreat

Led by Zarko Andricevic

Any Level

Sliding Scale


Begins: Saturday May 29, 2021
Check-in: 8:45 am
End Date: Monday May 31, 2021
End Time: 3:00 PM

apply by 3:00 pm Friday, May 28

This three-day retreat is an opportunity to strengthen your practice by sitting together with other practitioners, and receiving guidance from the teacher. A meditation retreat in home setting can actually be very helpful and powerful in furthering our practice in everyday life.

The retreat starts on Saturday morning and ends on Monday afternoon. The traditional Chan monastery schedule is modified and adaptable to an online format, starting 9:00 am in the morning, with longer break times, and ending at 9:00 pm.

There are numerous sitting periods throughout the day. In addition to sitting meditation, the retreat also includes mindful work practice, walking meditation, chanting, gentle yoga exercise, and loving kindness meditation on the last day. There will be two Dharma talks each day.


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: $100
Sustainer: $150
Benefactor: $300

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

Zarko Andricevic

Zarko Andricevic, is founder of Dharmaloka Chan Buddhist Community and Chan Retreat Centre in Croatia. Zarko first encountered Buddhism 1975 and has been a martial arts and yoga teacher since the 1970s. In the mid-80s he started the first Buddhist study and meditation group in Croatia. In 1996 he meet Chan Master Sheng Yen and become one of his students. Zarko received Dharma transmission from Master Sheng Yen in June 2001. Since then he is teaching and leading Chan retreats in Europe, USA, Canada, Taiwan and Australia. He currently lives and teaches at Chan Retreat Center in Croatia.

Venerable Chang Zhai

Venerable Chang Zhai will be the monitor for this three-day retreat.

Venerable Chang-Zhai entered the Dharma Drum Sangha University (DDSU) in 2008, mainly studying under the Chan Practice program. In 2010, Venerable received full ordination. In 2012, after completing a 4-year monastic education at DDSU in Taiwan, she returned to the U.S. and has served as a member of the Chan Meditation Center in New York until now.


8:45 – 9:00 AM Check in
9:00 – 9:30 AM Orientation & Short Guided Meditation
9:30 – 10:00 AM Dharma Talk by Zarko
10:00 – 10:10 AM Break
10:10 – 10:50 AM Sitting Meditation
10:50 – 11:05 AM Yoga Exercise
11:05 – 11:15 AM Break
11:15 – 11:55 AM Sitting Meditation & Massage
12:00 – 1:45 PM Lunch Break, Work Meditation & Personal Time
1:45 – 2:00 PM Preparation – Log In
2:00 – 2:30 PM Dharma Talk by Zarko
2:30 – 2:40 PM Break
2:40 – 3:20 PM Sitting Meditation
3:20 – 3:40 PM Yoga Exercise
3:40 – 3:50 PM Break
3:50 – 4:20 PM Walking Meditation
4:20 – 5:00 PM Sitting Meditation
5:00 – 5:10 PM Break
5:10 – 5:30 PM Evening Service
5:30 – 6:45 PM Dinner Break, Personal Time
6:45 – 7:00 PM Preparation – Log in
7:00 – 8:00 PM Sitting Meditation & Yoga
8:00 – 8:10 PM Break
8:10 – 9:00 PM Sitting Meditation & Massage
9:00 PM Conclusion