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Taste of Zen Retreat

Sep. 22-24, 2023

Spend a weekend in nature to recharge your soul

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You are cordially invited to the Taste of Zen Retreat

A weekend wellness retreat in a lovely natural setting. Wholesome schedule designed to give your mind, body, and soul a respite and recharge. Steep in the sounds of nature during the periods of Sacred Silence then let your soul reverberate with the soothing vibrations of the Sound Bath. Still the mind with meditation and rejuvenate your body with Yoga, Tai-Chi ,and Tong-Gong Health Exercise. Restore your entire being while forest bathing and enrich your understanding and wisdom with lectures. All within a span of a weekend retreat near Lambertville in New Hope PA. All are welcome. 

SACRED SILENCE

YOGA

SOUND BATH

TONG-GONG HEALTH EXERCISE

MEDITATION

FOREST BATHING

TAI-CHI

LECTURES

Retreat Registration

I want to join the retreat, Sign me up!

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We look forward to meeting you !

By registering you agree and to the rules and regulations of the retreat and the venue some of which are outlined in the Questions and Answers section at the bottom of the page.

Friday, Sep 22

Arrival check-in & light snacks

Welcome address & lecture

Meditation

Fireside mingle

Lights out / Quiet hours

 

Saturday, Sep 23

Wake up

Meditation (bell chant) & start of silent period

Tong-gong health exercise

Breakfast

Personal reflection time

Lecture

Forest bathing

Tai-chi & end of the silent period

Lunch

Free time

Yoga

Dinner

Sound bath meditation

Fireside Q&A

Lights out / Quiet hours

 

Sunday, Sep 24

Wake up

Meditation (bell chant) & start of the silent period

108 Bows

Breakfast

Personal reflection time

Lecture

Forest bathing

Buddhist prayer service/private prayer/reflection

Lecture

Lunch & end of the silent period

Check-out

5:00-6:00 pm

6:00-7:00 pm

7:00-7:45 pm

8:00-9:00 pm

9:30 pm

5:00 am

5:30-6:00 am

6:00-6:45 am

7:00-8:00 am

8:00-9:00 am

9:00-9:45 am

10:00-11:45 am

12:00-12:45 pm

1:00-2:00 pm

2:00-3:15 pm

3:30-4:15 pm

5:00-6:00 pm

6:30-7:30 pm

8:00-9:00 pm

9:30 pm

5:00 am

5:30-6:00 am

6:00-6:45 am

7:00-8:00 am

8:00-9:00 am

9:00-9:45 am

10:00-10:45 am

11:00-12:00 pm

12:00-12:30 pm

1:00-2:00 pm

2:00-3:00 pm

RETREAT SCHEDULE

Schedule and other details of the retreat are subject to change.

Lectures

Tong-Gong Healing Arts

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Venerable

Myong-Ahn Sunim

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Abbot

Soshimsa Zen Center

 Lectures

108 Bows

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Doctor

Ruben Mooh-Sang Lambert

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President

Wisdom Spring Wellness

 Meditation

Tai-chi

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Venerable

Duhk-Song Sunim

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Director of Outreach

Soshimsa Zen Center

Yoga

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Ashley

Kondracki

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 Registered Yoga Teacher

Sound Bath Meditation

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Nicolas Jin-Seong 

Sotomayor

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Certified in Singing Bowl Sound Therapy

Forest bathing

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Dawn Seon-Ji Viczai

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Certified Meditation Instructor

ACCOMODATIONS

THE LODGE

SHARED RM.

A shared room (2 people) located in the lodge building.

(Shared restrooms in the building)

included in

retreat fee

THE LODGE

PRIVATE RM.

A private room located in the lodge building.

(Shared restrooms in the building)

$100

per room

(in addition to

retreat fee)

SHARED LOG CABIN

SHARED

Shared log cabin (4 people)

(Restrooms & showers in another building)

included in

retreat fee

LOG CABIN

PRIVATE

Have a log cabin all to yourself for maximum privacy.

(Restrooms & showers in another building)

$200

per cabin

(in addition to

retreat fee)

Retreat organizers reserve the right to assign lodgings if neccessary

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING TO THE RETREAT?

Each participant is responsible for bringing their own bedding, toiletries, and clothing appropriate for the activities and the setting. Please bring any medication you use on a regular basis. Also, bring a yoga mat and meditation cushion. If you do not own one, some will be available for purchase.

WHAT ARE THE LODGING ACCOMMODATIONS LIKE?

The retreat fee includes shared accommodations in a cabin or a room in the lodge building. If you are registering as a group/friends/family we will try to ensure that you are lodging together. However, we cannot guarantee the same room/cabin lodging. Other lodging options are upgrades. You can upgrade (fees listed above) to a private room in the lodge building or a private cabin.

WHAT IS THE ALCOHOL & RECREATIONAL DRUG POLICY?

A strict no alcohol or recreational drug policy. Retreat organizers will remove anyone using or under the influence of such.

IS THE USE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES PERMITTED?

In keeping with the spirit of the retreat, the use of electronic devices is limited to emergencies. Please take care of any pressing business before arriving at the retreat. 

WHAT ARE THE FOOD ACCOMMODATIONS?

Meals are vegetarian. We are unable to accommodate other food preferences. (As a precaution, bring any food allergy/sensitivity medication you may have) 

DO I HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN ALL ACTIVITIES?

Although strongly encouraged that you do, you do not have to participate in all of the scheduled activities. If you chose not to, make sure that you do not interrupt the harmony of the retreat.

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE I SHOULD KNOW?

We are always happy to answer any questions you may have. Please note that by registering for the retreat you agree to abide by the rules and regulations as set forth by the venue and the retreat organizers, and are bound by the Terms and Conditions are available HERE.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. By registering for the retreat the participant agrees to abide by the rules and regulations of the retreat and the venue.

 

2. It is further agreed that the organizer (Soshimsa Zen Center, Inc.) obligates itself to furnish competent instructors and facilities, but it is understood and agreed that the organizer is under no obligation to provide any specific instructor, food, or lodging accommodation desired or selected by the participant.  

 

3. Participant further understands that if they should bring discredit to themselves, the venue, or the organizer, by means of improper conduct, any and all terms of their registration may be withdrawn and that no refund for any amount paid will be made.

 

4. At all classes, workshops, and seminars conducted at the retreat reasonable care is taken to prevent serious injuries and minimize accidents, and it is required that participants obey the rules and regulations of the retreat.  Participant agrees to hold the venue, the organizer, its officers, instructors, volunteers, guests, and members free and harmless of any liability or damages.

 

5. It is expressly agreed that all exercises and use of all facilities shall be undertaken by the participant at the participant’s sole risk.

 

6.   Facilities, class locations, instructors, presenters, service regulations, and policies are subject to change, without notice, at the sole discretion of the organizer and the participant agrees to accept such changes as a condition to retreat registration.

 

7. Participant hereby represents that they have no knowledge of any physical condition which would render them unable to participate in the retreat. Participant further represents and promises that, in the event that they become physically unable to participate herein, they will immediately notify the staff in writing of the same.

 

8. If the participant is injured while involved in the retreat activities and requires medical attention, your health insurance will be the primary source responsible for payment of the cost of treatment.

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