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 15-22, 2019
    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 15, with dinner at 6:30p followed by class at 7:30p. The retreat ends Friday, March 22, at 10a. Arrival time 4p.

    Complete the registration form and send a nonrefundable deposit of $800 by January 15, 2019, 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.

  • Advanced Week-Long Retreat, Elohee, Sautee Nacoochee, GA, April 7-14, 2019
    For Students with 10+ Years Continuous Study With The Teacher
    Led by Leong Tan and the Teacher, and Meg McLaughlin and Kwan Yin
    Workshop Fee $1400; Room and Board $580 - $1640

    With great pleasure we return to beautiful Elohee Retreat Center ( in the North Georgia Mountains for a special retreat co-led by Leong Tan and the Teacher, and Meg McLaughlin and Kwan Yin. This retreat is for attendees with at least 10 years experience of continued study with the Teacher. It is an exceptional opportunity to deepen your practice of Sum Faht Meditation and healing, and your connection to nature and the divine.

    Elohee translates to mean “sacred Earth place” and was developed to embrace the natural and divine energies of the land. We will have exclusive use of this enchanting property which includes 2 miles of trails through diverse ecosystems, a waterfall, and an ancient ‘Grand Hemlock.’

    The Advanced Week-Long Retreat begins with dinner at 6:00pm on Sunday, April 7, and ends at 10:00am on Sunday, April 14. Arrival time is between 3:00 and 5:00pm. Your attendance will be approved through an application process. If you have 10 years dedicated experience working with Leong and the Teacher, please contact Doug Kilgore before February 7, 2019, at to apply.

    Room and Board Rates:
    Rates include lodging, meals, grounds use fee, 15% hospitality tax, Georgia’s $5/room/night Hotel-Motel Fee. Rooms are available on a first-come, first served basis.

    Large Room/Private Bath (Single Occupancy) $1,640 (7 available)
    Large Room/Private Bath (Double Occupancy/per person) $1,040 (7 available)
    Small Room (1 Twin Bed) Shared Bath $1,120 (28 available)
    Tent Camping, Shared Bath $580

  • Open Thailand Retreat with Leong Tan and the Teacher, October 18-25, 2019 ... $3000
    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 10 people.

    Please use this registration form to apply early and send a nonrefundable deposit of $1500* by August 15, 2019.

*Payment in full is due by September 18, 2019, via bank transfer. Please contact Doug Kilgore at for more information.

Direct questions about retreats to Doug Kilgore. 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.