Gak Su Temple Winter Retreat for 2022/23

Gak Su Temple Winter Retreat for 2022/23

You are invited to join us for the 2022/23 Winter Kyol Che at Gak Su Temple on Lantau Island. By joining the retreat, you will be able to restore your body and mind, put down your worldly worries and burdens, practice strongly, become one with Nature, and attain your true self to help this world.  You are encouraged to carve out some time in your normal routine to join the retreat. Do treasure this opportunity and apply soon.  

Date: 8 Oct 2022 - 8 Jan 2023
Working Retreat: 2 Jan 2023 - 8 Jan 2023 (mix of formal practice and working Zen) 
Completion Day: 8 Jan

Registration and Enquiry:  Su Bong Zen Monastery WhatsApp or email to 


  • Registration is mandatory and quotas are limited. 
  • The minimum time requirement of joining the Winter Retreat must be at least one week, entry date starting from Saturday and leaving date also has to be Saturday.
  • Applicants must have completed the Introduction in Zen Meditation Course at Su Bong Zen Monastery or have been practicing at Su Bong Zen Monastery for a period of time and have prior experience in one-day retreats at Gak Su Temple. Priority will be given to Su Bong Zen Monastery members.
  • Participants must have been fully vaccinated, i.e. having received the third dose, in accordance with the Hong Kong Government’s stage three Vaccine Pass requirements (those being exempted from the vaccination requirements may present documentary proof). 
  • Please note that participants are required to observe Covid-19 precautionary measures in place during the retreat. 

Due to the remote location and wet weather at Luk Wu, the cost of maintaining daily operation is substantial to upkeep a satisfactory environment for us to hold retreats. Therefore, you are most welcome to support the costs of food, water & electricity supplies and facilities maintenance for daily and in particular, during retreats. You may also support students who have financial needs to participate in the retreat. Your contribution will be an essential support to the practice of the monastics and participants.