Emory Buddhist Club - Winter retreats and residential cultivation opportunities across the USA

Hsu, Emory emory.hsu at emory.edu
Thu Nov 13 20:47:45 PST 2014

Ever wanted to experience life in a rural Buddhist monastery? Need to calm your mind or develop wisdom through intensive meditation or chanting, under the guidance of fully ordained monks and nuns? For those interested, here are some upcoming retreats over the winter holidays in some of the largest non-profit Mahayana Buddhist temples in the United States, that are open to lay people (men and women). Locations in rural New York, California, Texas, and Mississippi, most spanning hundreds of acres.

Open to beginners and advanced practitioners alike:

Dharma Realm Buddhist University and The City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (main campus in Ukiah, California):
Amitabha Retreat Winter 2014: Dec 20 - 28
All are welcome to apply for a rare opportunity to live and study among perhaps the largest Buddhist monastery in the US!

University of the West:
Humanistic Buddhism and Leadership Online Certificate Program

Buddhist Association of the US - Chuang Yen Monastery (New York)
Amitabha Retreat, 12/20 - 12/27

Magnolia Grove Monastery (northern Mississippi)
Holiday Retreat, 12/27 - 1/1, all are welcome!

Deer Park Monastery (Southern California)
Holiday Retreat, 12/30 - 1/14, all are welcome!

Pine Bush Monastery (New York)
Holiday Retreat, 12/28 - 1/1, all are welcome!

American Bodhi Center (Houston TX area)
Four Day Chanting Retreat, 12/25 - 12/28 (chanting in Chinese)

Open only to those who have taken meditation classes:

Chung Tai Chan Monastery USA - Texas Pagoda International Retreat Center (Houston area)
Seven Day Zen Meditation, 12/25 - 1/1
www.CTCMUSA.org or www.CTHouston.org

Chung Tai Zen Center of Sunnyvale (Bay Area)
Seven Day Zen Meditation, 12/25 - 1/1

Dharma Drum Retreat Center (New York)
Advanced retreats (Stilllness Chan, Huatou, etc) by application


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