August Intensive 5-Day Retreat

Led by Guo Gu

This intensive Chan retreat aims to deepen your practice, regardless of method, with 30 minute sitting meditation periods punctuated by mindful yoga and walking meditation. There will be daily Dharma talks by Guo Gu, and opportunities for personal consultations to practice. Vegetarian meals will be provided.

Retreat Dates: Friday August 06 (6:30pm EST) – Wednesday August 11 (12pm EST)

Registration Deadline: Friday July 30th, 12:00pm

In-person donation: $400
Online donation:       $150

Please download the retreat schedule here.

Tallahassee Chan Center
1310 North Paul Russell Rd.
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Our in-person retreat slots are now closed. You may still apply to be placed on a waitlist, as people may change their travel plans before August. If there are no slots, we will ask you to join online.

The Tallahassee Chan Center has a limited number of beds reserved for retreatants in gender-separated housing. Please make a note in your application if you wish to stay on site. We also have camping grounds for those who wish to stay on the 5-acre lot. If you wish to stay at the center before and/or after the retreat, please email us to make arrangements.

COVID-19 Protocol: All in-person retreatants and volunteers will be mandated to be fully immunized for COVID-19 prior to acceptance and be required to sign a waiver beforehand.

Update May 25: In-person retreat slots are now all taken. You may still register to be placed on the waiting list as an in-person retreatant. Please make a note on your application. If the waitlist does not open by August 06, you can partake in the online retreat.

Please review our in-person retreat etiquette here.

The online retreat will be done at the applicants own pace. We suggest that you follow a light schedule as the Zoom link will be minimally monitored. There are currently no plans for interview opportunity for online retreatants at this time, but we are monitoring the COVID situation and the number of in-person retreat applicants.

We recommend that you choose a schedule to participate in. Here is an example of three types of practice schedules:

 

Please review our online retreat etiquette here.

The first of the six paramitas is the practice of generosity, dana. Among the paramitas, generosity can be the easiest to fulfill; one can reap immediate benefits from it.

After donating, you will receive an email with the application link.

The August Retreat Application is now closed. You can make a donation to the retreat using the form below:


Option 1: You can donate in small increments of your choosing throughout the year. To do this, please start a monthly donation plan above. Any amount you can afford is fine.

Option 2: If you cannot make any monetary donation at this moment, we have scholarships available. Please download this form, complete it, and email it to tallahassee.chan@gmail.com with the title “Option 2 August Retreat”.