Retreats offer an opportunity to step away from our everyday lives and devote ourselves to personal spiritual development. It is a chance to connect with the peace and strength within us and to grow more in tune with nature. Those of us fortunate enough to have spent time with the Teacher truly appreciate the opportunity of this extended stay with him. Leong and the Teacher will be able to work deeply with each person in a group of about 30 people.

Spaces at retreats are filled on a first come, first served basis. Reservations require a nonrefundable deposit and therefore cannot be taken over the phone. Retreats fill quickly, so note the deadlines and submit your application and deposit early to guarantee your spot. Note: no reservations will be taken by email or over the phone. Use the correct registration form linked below in the retreat description. Wong Loh Sin See

  • Open Week-Long Retreat, March 16-23, 2018
    Buckhorn Springs Retreat Center, Ashland, Oregon
    . . . $2200
    We are very happy to return to Buckhorn Springs in charming Ashland, Oregon. Multiple daily meditation sessions with the Teacher and Leong are held in the dodecagon, which is situated between a tree-flanked meadow and a beautiful rolling stream. Wild turkey and deer wander past in daylight and stars crowd the sky on clear nights. The mostly vegetarian meals (there will be chicken served two nights and fish served two nights) are lovingly prepared, and innkeepers Bruce and Leslie Sargent make this a very special experience. Open to all applicants, this retreat with Leong and the Teacher begins Friday, March 16, with dinner at 6:30p followed by class at 7:30p. The retreat ends Friday, March 23, at 10a. Arrival time 4p.

    Complete the registration form and send a nonrefundable deposit of $800 by January 20, 2018, to confirm your spot. Price is based on multiple occupancy. Single occupancy (at an additional charge) will not be considered until after the registration process is complete.

  • Special 10-Day Advanced Retreat, Elohee, Sautee Nacoochee, GA, April 12-22, 2018
    With Leong Tan and the Teacher, and Meg McLaughlin and Kwan Yin
    Hosted jointly by Leong Tan and Meg McLaughlin, we are offering a special deep immersion event of 10 days duration for committed meditators with 25 years experience the Teacher. We will alternate evening sessions with the Teacher and Kwan Yin. Daytime sessions will be jointly hosted by Meg and Leong, as well as separately. A special emphasis will be placed on rituals and practices for those crossing over.

    This event will take place at Elohee Retreat Center ( in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Georgia. Elohee translates to mean “sacred Earth place” and was developed to embrace the natural and divine energies of the land. There are 2 miles of trails through diverse ecosystems, a waterfall, and an ancient ‘Grand Hemlock.’

    Your attendance will be approved through an application process. If you have 25 years (or very close to that) experience working with Leong and the Teacher, please contact Meg McLaughlin to apply.

  • Two Open Thailand Retreats with Leong Tan and the Teacher, October 12-19 and October 24-31, 2018 ... $3000 each
    This retreat is an opportunity to work closely with Leong in multiple sessions during the day and with the Teacher each evening at Leong’s meditation sala on Koh Samui. There will also be opportunity to visit local temples and other island sights, as well as indulge in delicious Thai cuisine. All meals, lodging and ground transportation on the island are included. Airfare is not included. Attendance is limited to 6 people per retreat.

    Complete the half of the registration form that applies to the retreat you want to attend and send a nonrefundable deposit of $1500 (payable to Leong Tan) by August 15, 2018, to confirm your spot.

You will not be considered registered for a retreat until your deposit has been received and confirmed by Meg. Your registration form should be accompanied by a check or money order, payable to Chee Chung Center for Buckhorn Springs Retreat and to Leong Tan for Thailand Retreat, and sent to

Meg McLaughlin
854 Bank Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030
The balance of payment is due 10 days before arrival.

Direct questions about retreats to Meg, 323-243-4925. The stated fee for retreats is based on multiple occupancy. We always attempt to honor roommate requests. Private rooms are usually not available for these retreats.

Scholarships are available through the Scholarship Committee. For an application form, please email or call 256-330-7968. Completed applications must be received no later than 8 weeks before the retreat so they can be considered simultaneously. For more information about retreat scholarships and how to donate, see the scholarship info page.