Buddhist Meditation Retreat at Chuang Yen Monastery

Interested in Buddhism and its philosophy?

This retreat is an introduction for people who want to explore Buddhism, its philosophy and practice. Central to the Buddhist teachings is a presentation of meditation practices designed to calm the mind and evoke insight into the dynamics of reality.
We will begin the day with an introductory tour of Chuang Yen Monastery, one of the biggest Buddhist temple in North America. Then follow Master Guangzhi Xing to learn moving meditation, tai chi breathing patterns and stress release stretching techniques.
A vegetarian lunch at the Five Contemplations Hall will give you a unique experience of Buddhist lifestyle.
You will then join Buddhist monks inside the Kuan Yin Hall, a Tang Dynasty (618AD-907AD) style architecture, to practice sitting and walking meditation and learn the fundamentals of Buddhism. The five-colored statue of Kuan-Yin inside the Kuan Yin Hall is from Ming Dynasty and is the largest porcelain Kuan-Yin in the world.
Complete your day refreshed, relaxed and relieved.
  • A private Coach bus will take us to the Chuang Yen Monastery
  • Introductory tour of Chuang Yen Monastery, one of the biggest Buddhist temple in north America
  • Master Guang will lead the group to a moving meditation, tai chi breathing and stress release stretching techniques.
  • A vegetarian lunch.
  • Join Buddhist monks for a sitting meditation and learn the fundamentals of Buddhism.
  • Visit the Kuan Yin Hall.
  • Spend some time enjoying the outside surrounding of the monastery.


  • Meet Ming, your tour leader at 8:30 AM – New Britain Commuter Lot 475 Hartford Road, New Britain Route 71 across from Target
  • At around 10:00 AM, we should arrive at the Buddhist Monastery in Carmel NY and start our day

  • April 29, 2018 Sunday


  • 8:30am to 4:30pm


  • $85.00 per person

  • Cost includes motor coach transportation, workshop, donation to the temple and vegetarian lunch.
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Buddhist Monastery in NY

2010 October

Buddhist Monastery in NY

2010 October

Buddhist Monastery in NY

2010 October

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