The Hsi Lai Buddhist Retreat provides a formal background in Buddhist education while allowing young adults to experience the daily life of a monastic. During the retreat, students will learn how to incorporate Buddhism into daily life through a mix of lectures and hands-on classes from all aspects of Buddhism. In the past, we have had a diverse group of participants, ranging from individuals who are new to Buddhism to those who are preparing for ordination as a monk or nun.
With daily meditation and classes, participants will come out of this retreat with a deeper understanding of mindfulness, and return to the outside world with a new perspective on life. The retreat uses monastic discipline and a strict schedule to provide the ideal atmosphere for spiritual growth.
Come and experience life at a monastery for one full month this summer. Join us to settle down and start anew.
For inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org or 626-961-9697 ext 118/131
* The fee includes all uniforms, textbooks, school supplies, and room and board for the duration of the retreat. Financial aid is available on a case-by-case basis for those in difficult circumstances.
Classes include: Core Teachings, Humanistic Buddhism, Buddhist Etiquette, Chanting, Vegetarian Cooking, Meditation, Buddhist Art, and Sutra Study.