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#1 Jun 3, 2006
July 1st - 7th: Dharma Retreat -- Registration Begins
As is the tradition, the annual Dharma Retreat hosted by Bodhi Monastery features Dharma talks, meditation sessions, study groups, and liturgy a balanced blend of the intellectual, contemplative, and emotional sides of the Buddhist path.
Saturday, July 1st Tuesday, July 4th
The English program of the retreat runs for the long Fourth-of-July weekend and includes a general range of Dharma teachings. You can go online to review the entire English Program Schedule.
Speakers: Dharma talks will be given by our resident monastics Ven. Jen-chun, Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi, Ven. Xin-xing, Ven. Hui-yong, Ven. Jian-dao, and Ven. Jian-xun. Guest speakers include Bhante Rahula, Ven. Kai-jen, Ven. Guo-jun, Ven Benkong, and lay teacher, Michael Roehm. Bhante Rahula, from the Bhavana Society, will also lead the metta (loving-kindness) meditation on three evenings. Biographies of the speakers are posted on our website.
Attendance: If you plan on staying overnight at the retreat, we suggest that you apply early since dorm space is limited. If you are unable to stay for the entire program, we recommend that you take the time to attend the program for at least a full day, from morning through evening. Otherwise, we strongly urge you to attend a selected portion of the day(s) where you can take in a few activities and get the maximum benefit.
Those who are staying over for the entire English Program are welcome to stay on for the rest of the retreat and use the additional time for independent study and practice.
Registration: Online registration is preferred at: http://yinshun.org/Retreat/Registration.htm . You will find the Program Schedule, the biographies of the speakers, and the online Application Form there. PDF and RTF versions of the Application Form are provided that you can print out instead. You can also pick up a form at the monastery reception desk. Application deadline is June 24th.
Dana: This retreat is made possible through the sponsorship of the Yin Shun Foundation as well as the generous donations of retreatants, friends and supporters.
Saturday, July 1st Friday, July 7th
The Chinese program is based primarily on the teachings of Ven. Master Yin-shun and runs for the entire week. A theme has been chosen by the speakers of the Chinese retreat this year: "The Liberation Path and The Bodhisattva Path." For more information on the Chinese Program of the Dharma Retreat go to: http://yinshun.org/Retreat/Retreat.htm .
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