Awakening Camp 2016 in Taiwan

Leading a Life of Practice

Learn the path to awaken and transcend
Experience the blissful and joyful life in a Buddhist monastery.

Event Date: 23-Jan-2016 ~ 2-Feb-2016

Event Venue:
Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education
No.555, Fagu Rd., Jinshan Dist., New Taipei City 20842, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

Application Requirements:
*Single male and female with high school education, physically and mentally healthy, preferably with basic knowledge of Buddhism as well as a keen interest in learning and experiencing the monastic life.
*The event is conducted in Chinese, a basic knowledge of spoken Chinese would be advisable. English translation may be provided if needed but will not be word-to-word translation.
*Age: 16 – 37 years old (for male )
16 – 35 years old (for female)

Experiencing monastic life from the perspectives of “self awareness in Buddhism, Buddhist chanting, morality of eminent monks, Buddhist precepts, meditation practice, work practice, etc. Through this experience, it helps us to realize the meaning and to contemplate on the direction of our life. In turns, it widens the horizon of our perspective in life.

Transportation Fee:
1. Personal transportation
2. Transportation provided by DDM from Taipei Main Station. Transportation fee is NT$100 (one way).

Important Information (Please read carefully):
1. Event Fee:
Free of charge / gratis, all fees have been sponsored by the public. Donations are most welcome.
2. Matters To Observe:
a. Meal: During the program, vegetarian food will be provided. Please be informed that Non-vegetarian food is not allowed in DDM World Center for Buddhist Education.
b. Dress Code: Official dress will be provided during the activity. Please bring with you a set of Hai Qing (海青), a pair of black shoes (居士鞋), socks, sufficient clothing for cold, humid and windy weather and a sleeping-bag.
c. Accommodation: Full participation in the program is required. During the activity, participants are expected to follow the program schedule. Mobile phone, tablet pc, camera, MP3, etc. are not allowed and will be kept by the organizer.
d. Activity Areas: The entire program will be conducted within the DDM World Center for Buddhist Education. Please do not leave the designated areas without permission.
e. Hairstyle: This program aims to provide experience of monastic practice life. Participants are encouraged to have “short hair” in order to experience monastic life. The organizer will provide the hair cut service if you are willing to have short hair cut for female participants. If not, female participants are allowed to keep your hair. However, it is compulsory for male participants to have short hair cut (about 0.3cm).

Other Information:
All participants are required to comply with the Buddhist precepts during the whole activity. Therefore, please Do Not wear any earrings, necklace, wedding ring, perfume, etc.
After your application being accepted, should you have any unforeseen circumstances, which will stop you from attending the event, please email or contact us immediately (at least one week before the event).

Application Method:
* On-line application:
* Awakening Camp website:
(Limited places, early application is encouraged. After the assessment process, application results will be emailed to you)

Application Date:
2015/10/15 open for application and stop until full

Dharma Drum Sangha University (website:

Contact Us:
Tel: +886-2-24987171 ext.2351 (available time: weekdays 9:00~17:00)
Mobile phone: +886-910159557 (available time: weekdays 17:00~19:30, weekends 9:00~17:00)
Postal Address:
Committee of Awakening Camp, Office of Student Affairs, DDM Sangha University,
Dharma Drum Mountain World Center for Buddhist Education,
No.555, Fagu Rd., Jinshan Dist., New Taipei City 20842, Taiwan (R.O.C.)

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