Join us for a day of learning and practicing the Buddha's teachings. This event includes Dhamma talks, meditation and observing Eight Precepts. No need to register. We are happy to provide participants with the lunch time-meal (11 am to 12.30 pm) It will be mostly vegetarian. If you are a strict vegetarian or have other dietary limitations, we suggest that you bring food that you are comfortable eating.
If you are new to Buddhist retreat, that is not a problem. There are many volunteers to help you.
You can wear anything that is comfortable. Some people like to wear white, but this is totally optional. Feel free to come as you are.
We will have cushions and chairs to sit on, but if you have a cushion and a mat, please bring them along. The part of the floor is carpeted and some area is uncarpeted.
Never been to one of our retreats before? Find out what to expect. Nervous about being in a big group? Read some tips we have for folks with social anxiety.
7:00 am Explanation of and taking the Eight Precepts (taking the Eight Precepts is optional but recommended) & Breakfast
8:00 am Brief meditation instructions and silent meditation
9:00 am Dhamma Talk (Buddhist teachings)
10:00 am tea break
10:15 am Guided meditation
10:45 am Chanting and meal dedication
11:00 am Lunch meal
12:30 pm Chanting
1:00 pm Dhamma Talk
2:00 p.m. Guided meditation
2:45 pm tea break
3:00 pm Silent meditation
3:30 pm Q&A and Dhamma discusion
3:50 pm closing dedication of merits
4:00 pm End
The Buddha encouraged his disciples to follow extra training rules known as the Eight Precepts as often as they could. Also, Supreme Buddha taught to follow the five precepts every day to collect good khamma (karma).