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Weekend Retreat – In Person

Led by David Listen

Any Level

Sliding Scale

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Begins: Friday June 10, 2022
Check-in: 4:00 - 6:00 PM
End Date: Sunday June 12, 2022
End Time: 5:00 PM
Deadline:

apply by Monday June 7

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we will only accept people who can show proof of being fully vaccinated no later than May 27, 2022. During the retreat we will require masks . We also require all guests to have a COVID PCR test with a negative result, within 3 days before arriving at our center.

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.


Requirements for Being Accepted

This is an intermediate retreat. The requirements to be accepted are that the applicant has:

  • already received basic meditation instruction
  • established a daily personal practice
  • previously attended at least a one-day retreat

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: $200
Benefactor: $300

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


David Listen

David Listen has been sharing Chan/Zen meditation and Buddhist teachings for over 15 years, leading intensive meditation retreats, classes, and activities at various monasteries, college campuses, and private institutions throughout North America, Europe, and East Asia. Previously known as Venerable Chang Wen (常聞法師), he was one of the few Western monastic disciples of Chan Master Sheng Yen. He had been a monk for over a decade, and has since returned to lay life to share the insights of the Buddha in his own creative way. David is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, and has done extensive work translating the teachings of Chinese Buddhism into English, both on retreat and in published works. He holds a Bachelor’s in Environmental Studies, a Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling, and is currently a counselor at a clinic for people suffering from severe mental illness. He also has his own life mentoring/coaching practice, guiding people in their cultivation of wisdom and compassion on an individual basis.