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Buddhist Meditation Retreat at Chuang Yen - Carmel, NY 1492

This retreat is an introduction for people who want to explore Buddhism, its philosophy and practice. Central to the Buddhist teachings is a presentation of meditation practices designed to calm the mind and evoke insight into the dynamics of reality. We will begin the day with an introductory tour of Chuang Yen Monastery, one of the biggest Buddhist temples in North America. Then follow Master Guang Zhi Xing to learn moving meditation, tai chi breathing patterns and stress release stretching techniques. A vegetarian lunch at the Five Contemplations Hall will give you a unique experience of Buddhist lifestyle. You will then join Buddhist monks inside the Kuan Yin Hall, a Tang Dynasty (618 AD-907 AD) style architecture, to practice sitting and walking meditation and learn the fundamentals of Buddhism. The five-colored statue of Juan-Yin inside the Kuan Yin Hall is from the Ming Dynasty, and is the largest porcelain Kuan-Yin in the world. Complete your day refreshed, relaxed, and relieved.  Trip includes motor coach transportation, escort, workshop, donation to the temple and vegetarian lunch. For itinerary,  clothing and temple etiquette or for information, please email or visit

Cost for trips includes non-refundable but transferable (to another person) fee. Everyone must pay the full tuition. No tuition waivers apply. Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. On rare occasions the bus company may cancel a trip due to severe weather conditions. All bus trips have scheduled departure and return times that are strictly followed. If you miss the bus on the scheduled departure time you will be responsible for arranging and financing your own transportation. Reminder: Absolutely no drinking of alcoholic beverages allowed on the bus.

Sessions:  1
Date:  11/4/2018
Meeting Time:  Sunday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location:  DOT Commuter Parking Lot 475 Hartford Road, Route 71 (across from Target), NB
Instructor:  Ming Hua He
$99.00   (Class Fee)
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