Meditation Retreats may be held at least once per training period.
Please see the
Calendar for upcoming dates.

One-Day Yongmaeng JeongjinSilent Retreat

Yongmaeng Jeongjin means “Fearless Practice”. Silent meditation-based retreats can be a crucial way to “jumpstart” your practice. It is a time for you to disconnect from everyday worldly affairs and to become deeply intimate with the inner workings of your mind as you deepen your concentration practice. Retreats are typically reserved for GRBT program students, long-time students of the Buddhadharma, or those with serious meditation experience. No one is turned away from any of our activities for financial reasons.


  • 6-6:45 a.m. Arrive/Stretch

  • 6:45-7 a.m. 108 Prostrations

  • 7-9:30 a.m. Meditation (three sitting and one walking)

  • 9:30 a.m. Breakfast

  • 10-11:30 a.m. Cleaning/Rest

  • 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Meditation/Interview

  • 2 p.m. Dharma Meal

  • 2:30-5:45 p.m. Work Practice

  • 6-7 p.m. Snack/Rest

  • 7-9 p.m. Meditation/Interview

  • 9 p.m. End

Suggested Donation: $50

Suggested Donation Options:

  • Place your cash or check donation in the dana (donation) boxes at each entrance of the temple.
    Label the envelopes provided with your name if you want a record for year-end taxes.

  • Or mail your donation by check, with the class title on the memo line. Make your check payable and mail to:
    Grand Rapids Buddhist Temple
    451 Division Ave South
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503