1st Sunday Half-Day Retreat 半日禪


  • 08:30am – 09:00am : Eight Form Moving Meditation
  • 09:00am – 09:45am : Sitting Meditation
  • 09:45am – 10:15am : Walking Meditation
  • 10:15am – 11:00am : Sitting Meditation
  • 11:00am – 12:00am : Chanting Chan
  • 12:00am – 1:00am : Lunch Social
Every first Sunday of the month, we offer a more intense group meditation practice with multiple sitting sessions.

Anyone is welcome to attend this practice. Some meditation experience is helpful, though not required.

The Half-Day Retreat is held on the first Sunday of every month, starting at 8:30am (for shorter sitting sessions on other Sundays, please see ‘Chan Workshop‘ for details). The silent meditation part of the retreat which ends at 11:00am, begins with Dharma Drum’s Eight Form Moving Meditation (a mix of yoga movements to loosen up the body and calm the mind). It is directly followed by 2 periods of seated meditation with optional walking meditation in between. Chanting Chan (chanting the Buddha’s name as a method of meditation) begins at 11:00am, please see ‘Chant Chan for details. Both Chinese and English-speakers can practice Chanting Chan.

Lunch is free, potluck style, only vegetarian dishes with no eggs, garlic or onion is served.

Please email Iris Wang with any questions: iwang123@yahoo.com

Upcoming Half-Day Retreat & Chanting Chan Practice: