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Want to achieve better meditation experiences? Looking to further your meditation progress? Want to meditate longer?

Join our weekend retreat, where you can get away from it all and relax for a weekend! Peace already exists within us. We just need to be aware of it. Each human being has the potential to look within, to be still, and to experience peace. We can see for ourselves that the road that will lead to world peace lies within our inner peace. And that journey starts now... 


May 29 - 31, 2020

August 21 - 23, 2020

Dhammakaya International Meditation Center

865 E. Monrovia Place

Azusa, CA 91702

Early Bird Special - $80 per person (must register & pay at least 4 weeks prior to selected retreat)

Bring a Friend Special - $ 175 for 2 people

Regular Price - $100

Fee includes accommodation and meals. No dinner will be served, but refreshments will be provided



  • Ages 16+

  • Written permission from applicant's parent or guardian if under the age of 18

  • Good character and readiness to conform strictly to rules set by the staff

  • Willingness to uphold 8 precepts 

  • Healthy, free from infectious diseases or illnesses such as severe mental disorders, epilepsy, or drug dependence

  • Free of commitment which might interrupt the retreat

  • Content with food and accommodations provided by the staff



7:00 PM       Registration

7:30 PM       Welcoming & Orientation

8:00 PM       Meditation

9:45 PM       Rest


6:00 AM       Morning Meditation

6:50 AM       Exercise

7:30 AM       Breakfast

8:50 AM       Meditation & Discussion

11:30 AM     Lunch

1:10 PM       Meditation & Discussion

3:30 PM       Group Activity

5:00 PM       Refreshment / Peace Hangout 

7:00 PM       Meditation & Discussion

9:30 PM       Rest


6:00 AM       Morning Meditation

6:50 AM       Exercise

7:10 AM       Breakfast

8:50 AM       Meditation & Discussion

11:00 AM     Lunch

1:20 PM       Meditation & Discussion

3:30 PM       End of Retreat







Space is limited! Please register a week prior to selected retreat. 







The retreat is hosted at our meditation center, a peaceful 10 acre located in Azusa in the southern part of South Gabriel Valley: 

Dhammakaya Int'l Meditation Center

865 E. Monrovia Place

Azusa, CA 91702

Lodging and board are provided at our meditation center. Each room accommodates two people and includes a bathroom. The rooms are supplied with an air conditioning unit and electricity. Based on the number of attendees accommodated, please be prepared to share your room and prepare accordingly.

8 Precepts

During the stay, attendees will undertake a disciplinary code known as the “8 Precepts.” This discipline is unconditional in developing and purifying the mind during an extended meditation practice. By undertaking these precepts, one limits distractions to best promote their meditation experience. The precepts are as follows:

One vows to...

  1. Abstain from killing any living being

  2. Abstain from taking what does not belong to oneself

  3. Abstain from any sexual activity

  4. Abstain from false speech, divisive speech, and harsh speech

  5. Abstain from taking any intoxicants

  6. Abstain from eating after midday

  7. Abstain from wearing perfumes, jewelry, wearing cosmetics, and dancing/singing

  8. Abstain from lying on luxurious beds



Breakfast and lunch will be provided for each retreat day. After noon, attendees will be able to consume refreshments permitted under the 8 Precepts. Provided refreshments include: milk, ice-cream, cheese, and fruit juice.

If you have any dietary restrictions or special accommodations that you require, please notify us as soon as possible. 


Things To Bring

Please be prepared to bring a retreat’s worth of clothing, as well as additional personal items such as:

  • Towels

  • Toiletries (soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, etc.)

  • Personal items or medications

  • Water bottle

  • Hairdryer (optional)

Pillows, blankets, and bedding will be provided.

Dress Code

Clothing which is neither too loose nor fitted is ideal for meditation. Please bring modest clothing that covers the chest, shoulders, and legs. T-shirts and relaxed trousers are ideal. White and light colored clothing, such as beige, light blue, and brown are permitted to best show respect. 

Electronics Use

During your stay, we will collect electronics such as phones and laptops. This is best to respect and preserve the practice, the atmosphere, and the peace of those intending to practice.



Please arrange a mode of transportation to the meditation site. Common options are shared ride (Uber/Lift) or by public transportation. Our meditation center is located within a 5-10 minute walking distance from the APU/Citrus College Metro Light Rail Station.

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