Retreats offer a rare occasion to deepen one's Chan practice and commitment to the path. Many experiences arise in retreats that would normally not surface in daily individual or weekly group practice.
Each sitting during a retreat is 30 minutes, punctuated by short periods of mindful yoga or walking meditation. There is also mindful work practice, which is a way for retreatants to integrate their practice to daily situations. Retreatants also get an opportunity to speak one on one with Guo Gu in personal interview. For a sample 1-day retreat schedule, click on the link below.
May 01 - 05: Talks and workshops at DDM Ontario Center (http://www.ddmba-ontario.ca/)
May 23 - 28: Five-day Chan retreat on silent illumination at DDMBA Chicago Center (http://www.ddmbachicago.org/)
June 5 – August 10: Guo Gu leaves for Taiwan. He will be giving some talks at Dharma Drum while he is there. Activities at the Tallahassee Chan Center will continue while Guo Gu is away.