Shaolin Retreat – May 23rd-25th

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May 23rd through 25th: Shaolin Retreat: Itinerary

Dates: The Retreat takes place Memorial Day Weeekend, Friday May 23rd thru Sunday May 25th.

Location: St. Josaphat’s Monastery, Glen Cove located at 1 E Beach Rd Glen Cove, NY, 11582

Cost: $325 A non-refundable deposit of $100 is due on or before May 16th. This includes room, board and training. All meals will be prepared by Chef Chang from Thongpangchang Thai Restaurant in Blue Point. Meals will be Chinese/Thai dishes. Also included is bottled water, fruits, and other snacks.

Retreat Accommodations

Each participant has their own bed in a double cell. If you would like to reserve a single cell there is an additional charge. please contact us for information. Training will include Chi-Kung, Taiji, Kungfu, Ch’an Buddhism, TCM/Tea Preparation Please keep in mind that space is EXTREMELY limited. It is recommended that you reserve your space as early as possible. Deposits may be made at the Temple by calling the Temple and using a credit card, or by mailing a money order/check to the Temple at: 446 Broadway, 2nd Floor, New York City, New York 10013.


Friday Evening:
Check-in from 7PM,
Room assignments: 9PM-12AM: Settle in, meet and greet bonfire by beach, light snacks served. Incense duties assigned for Saturday/Sunday.

8:30AM: Wakeup
9:00AM: Morning Run
9:20AM: Breakfast- Chinese style- eggs, congee, cold chicken, fish, rice soup, soy milk, coffee/tea/juice, fruit.
10-11:45AM: Inviting of the Buddha Invocation and Blessing/Tai Chi/Chi Kung Location: Retreat Room/Field
12:00PM-1:00PM: Lunch- Noodle Soup
1:30PM-3:00PM: Hike/Walk/Personal Time/Meditate/Work at Monastery
3:00PM- 5:00PM: Kung Fu/Forms training Location: Tennis Courts
5:00PM- 6:00PM: Buddhism 6:00PM-7:00PM: TCM/Tea Making
7:00PM-8:00PM: Dinner (Thai/Chinese Dishes)
9:00PM-12:00AM: Bonfire at beach, personal time, review.

8:30 AM: Wakeup
9:00AM: Morning jog
9:20AM: Breakfast- Chinese style- eggs, congee, rice soup, soy milk, coffee/tea/juice, fruit.
10:00AM: Tai Chi/Chi Kung Location: Retreat Room/ Field
12:00PM-1:00PM: Lunch- Noodle Soup
1:30PM-2:30PM: Hike/Walk/Personal Time/Tea Making
3:00PM- 5:00PM: Kung Fu/Forms training Location: Tennis Courts/ Field
5:00PM- 6:00PM: Buddhism 6:00PM-7:00PM: Dinner (Thai/Chinese Dishes)
7:00PM-8:00PM: Certificates of Attendance 8:00PM-9:00PM: Leave-taking/checkout.

What to bring

Training clothes, martial arts sneakers, insect repellant, sun block, bath towel.
All monastic cells are double or triple occupancy, there are some singles please contact the Temple or

Please make sure to alert the Temple if you have any special dietary needs.

Additional Information

If you have any further questions please do not hesitate to ask. People traveling internationally or from out of state can meet at the USA Shaolin Temple anytime Friday afternoon and arrange travel to the monastery either by car pool or public transportation.