2014 Annual Retreat
Living in Harmony Retreat
Our annual four day retreat will be held this year from Thursday, October 23, 2014 until Sunday, October 26, 2014. The theme will be Living in Harmony. The retreat is in Vietnamese and English translation is offered.
The retreat will begin at 6:00 AM on Thursday and conclude at 4:00 PM on Sunday. Joining our sangha will be visiting monastics of different traditions from various parts of the country and it will be a most refreshing and enlightening event. Everyone is welcome to stay at the temple and all vegetarian meals are provided during the period. All you need to bring are your sleeping bag, toiletries, and your practice. You are welcome to bring your own tent and set up in our camping area if you like. You also may leave in the evening and return the next morning if you prefer.
Here is the schedule format for the retreat each day:
5:00 AM Rise and shine !
6:00 AM Sitting meditation and chanting
7:30 AM Individual practice
8:00 AM Breakfast in mindfulness
9:30 AM Meditation and beginning anew
11:00 AM Group Walking meditation
12:00 PM Lunch in mindfulness
2:30 PM Discussion
(Sunday session ends after this period)
5:00 PM Individual practice
6:00 PM Dinner in Noble Silence
7:30 PM Sitting meditation and chanting
9:00 PM Personal time
10:00 PM Lights out
The Friday night practice will follow the regular format of sitting meditation followed by a talk and discussion.
The retreat always offers a wonderful opportunity to calm and rejuvenate your mind while you gain experience and instruction from numerous gifted teachers.
The donation price for the retreat is $120.00 per person and for students a reduced donation price of $100.00 is offered. Please mail your payments to the temple or you may offer it while you visit.