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2019 Tzu Chi USA Spiritual Retreat


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Join us for a weekend of inspiration, meet fellow volunteers from around and beyond the U.S, and learn about Master Cheng Yen’s Dharma and the Tzu Chi spirit!

The fifth annual Tzu Chi USA Spiritual Retreat will be held on August 16-18, 2019, at the Tzu Chi Mid-Atlantic Region Office in Cedar Grove, New Jersey. This year, our slogan is “Enrich Your Life, Awaken Your Heart.” Through exploring the ingredients of contentment, gratitude, understanding, and forgiveness in the “Four-ingredient Spiritual Soup,” we hope to create a recipe to help people find peace within their hearts. By awakening the peace within themselves, we aim at creating a world enriched with opportunities. All events will be hosted and led in English.

We would like to especially invite English-speaking trainees and volunteers, Tzu Ching, Tzu Ching Alumni, volunteers in charge of or interested in volunteer training in English, mentoring or outreach, and officers in Tzu Chi USA’s volunteering system.

Please mark your calendars and plan ahead!

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Please read the following information carefully:

Retreat Check-In: August 16, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Retreat Start Time: August 16, 3:00 PM

Retreat End Time: August 18, 3:00 PM

Retreat Fees: Payable by check or cash during check-in**

  • $90 (housing in 2-person room, plus local transportation)
  • $45 (housing in 4-person room, plus local transportation) – limited availability
  • $40 per additional night per person (2-person room)
  • $0 if you do not need lodging or local transportation

**If you cancel your registration after August 1, a cancellation fee may apply

Registration is Now Closed

Important Information Following Registration

Pick-Ups/Drop-Offs: Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) or Newark Penn Station ONLY**
**If you are traveling to other airports/stations in the area, you are responsible for making your own transportation arrangements.

Arrival Times: August 16, before 1:00 PM (before 12:30 PM if you check in luggage)

Arrival Pick-Up Times: August 16, 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Departure Times: August 18, after 6:00 PM

Departure Drop-Off Times: August 18, 5:00-9:00 PM

If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected]. We will be happy to answer any retreat-related questions.

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