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Adults & Youths Short-Term Monastic Retreat

1. Objectives:
To teach Buddhist traditional practice and discipline in the Sangha community and to provide an expedient means for lay Buddhists to experience the monastic way of life.

2. Dates:
A. Adults : July 07-13, 2019 Sunday–Saturday
B. Youths: July 10-14, 2019 Wednesday–Sunday

3. Venue:
Fo Guang Shan Hsi Lai Temple

4. Requirements:
A. Participants should have an appreciation of Buddhism and a willingness to learn.
B. Must be in good physical and mental conditions
C. Age: 18~60 for adults (male and female), 10~14 for youths (male only)
D. Spaces available: 150 for adults and 40 for youths

5. Fees:
A. Teaching Materials: adults US$120 / youths US$120, to be paid on registration day.
B. Accomm.: US $200 for food, lodging, and cultivation garments will be provided by the temple.
C. Adults: please bring your own white socks and arhat shoes.
Youths: please bring your own white socks (for five days) and white running shoes.

6. To apply:
Register Online Now
Registration forms can also be obtained from Hsi Lai Temple or your local FGS branch temple.
A. Adults: Please submit an application form, a pledge letter, an autobiography of 300 words, a photocopy of your valid ID, valid medical insurance card, and one 2” photos.
B. Youths: Please submit an application form, a pledge letter, an autobiography of 200 words, guardian agreement form, a photocopy of a valid medical insurance card, and one 2” photos.

7. Interview for LA participant:
Adults (English speakers): June 08, 2019
Adults (Chinese speakers )/Youths: June 08, 2019/ June 16, 2019
(For applicants from outside Los Angeles, please contact your local branch temple.)

8. Others:
A. Application deadline: June 20, 2019
B. Please attention all mails to “Short-term Monastic Retreat”

9. Address:
3456 Glenmark Drive, Hacienda Heights, CA 91745
Tel: (626) 961-9697             Fax: (626) 369-1944             Email: program@ibps.org