Dear Darkroom participants,

We are glad you are joining the online course “Darkroom Retreat” with Grandmaster Mantak Chia.

The first week of the course will start on 10 February and we would like to welcome you and to give you information on how to enhance your practice. As you may want to stay in the darkness during the course, please read the information carefully in advance.

The Energy Transmission will take place on 10 February (13:00 – 15:00 Paris time)with lights on, we strongly recommend to join this session LIVE to enhance your benefits from the practice. 

Can’t join LIVE? Watch the Energy Transmission in recordings, they will be effective for 40 days.

This is the only Transmission planned. Please note that Master Mantak Chia may decide that he would like to do an additional Energy Transmission during his workshops. Unfortunately we are not able to inform you in advance as this is spontaneous decision. So we recommend to join LIVE as mush as possible

1. Get prepared: Darkroom and Pi Gu fasting

We would like to remind you that to enhance your practice you can create a Darkroom in your home and do Taoist fasting (called Pi Gu).

📌Watch the Free Lecture about PiGu and darkroom technology:

📌Order PiGu pills and Detox set from Tao Garden, Thailand. This is optional, but it will enhance your practice.

Please order them as soon as possible as the delivery to Europe or USA will be 15-20 days.



📌If you purchased the entire course (3 weeks) you got bonus: Self-paced workshop “Fusion of 5 Elements” (20 hrs of video). Please watch it before the course begins as during Week 1 you will do Fusion practice in the darkness without detailed explanations. You will find this course in your account at

Note: you can create a Dark room or do Pi Gu Detox, but you are not obliged to.


  1. How can I obtain darkness with the computer screen on?

You won’t create total darkness, but the important thing is to get as close as possible and here are some tips to help you:

– keep your screen lighting very low and wear dark lensed glasses.

– watch the introduction and observe the slides and then follow the workshop with audio only. This is how we do it in Tao Garden. 

– continue your personal practice in total darkness at the end of the day and during meal times. 

After the workshop the inner process will continue and the benefits will be enhanced due to the complete darkness.

To enhance your practice you can order Magic Blackout Blind here or here

  1. Can I prepare PiGu pills at home?

No, however you can keep the diet recommended for the Darkroom retreat and order supplements from any convenient store. The recommended dose for supplements will be written on the package.

  1. Should I stay in the darkness all the time? 

Master Chia says that in order to feel any changes you need to stay in total darkness for at least 3 days. The target is total darkness, so the pineal releases DMT (Di-Methyl-Tryptamine). DMT is the core chemical of the darkroom retreats. So contact with light should be limited to not more than 30 seconds maximum.

During your darkroom course you can listen (but not watch) as much as possible if you do not see any light. Only a very short moment with dark glass may be allowed. Otherwise, the pineal may not activate.

  1. What should I do during the darkroom time?

The first two to three days, you will be more inclined to sleep most of the time due to increased melatonin levels. After the third day, energy levels may increase, and this may cause the opposite. You can practice the given exercises: find the link to the recording of the first day’s practices and follow directions by listening. When you look at the screen for the link,  wear dark sunglasses and do the link clicking as fast as possible and then turn off the light to the screen entirely or cover the screen with something.

Most of the time, you must focus more on observing changes in your vision and perception. You will fasten the process if you do simple breathing (breathe in from the nose slowly and breathe out from the nose again slowly).

  1. Your link for the Retreat

All workshops will be online LIVE, and we recommend joining LIVE to feel the energy transmission during the practice.

🚩You will receive your Zoom link to join Live workshops 1 day prior to the Workshop and the link is the same for all workshops of the week.

You will get live access to audio lessons. No video will be provided as the workshop will be streamed during the Tao Garden Darkroom Retreat. You will get slides with explanations in ebooklets.

You can join with any device you have (a computer or a smartphone, tablet) with the Zoom app. Zoom is available for all devices and platforms. 

You can download Zoom here:

If you can’t make it live, you can always watch recordings at your account at (you have lifetime access to recordings).

Daily Schedule (Paris time):

10 February: 

13:00 – 15:00 – Introduction by Grandmaster Mantak Chia (with video, lights on)

11-14 February and 23-26 February:

08:00 – 12:00 Live Zoom Session by Grandmaster Mantak Chia (Recommended to stay in darkness)

Access to recordings

You can find recordings at your account at

Usually, we upload recording lessons the next day after the live lessons. We will create an account for you the next day after Live Workshop starts and then upload new videos. 

After new videos will be uploaded in your account you will get several emails:

  • If you don’t have an account at – you will get an email with credentials (your login and password created automatically)
  • Notification that course already available at your account
  • Our personal email just for you with notification and several instructions

We kindly invite you to check our Guide on how to find your login, password and recordings:

Confirmation of Attendance

All participants of this Online Workshop will get a Confirmation of Attendance signed by Grandmaster Mantak Chia. Please note that this Confirmation doesn’t give a right to teach.

Please, check that your name and surname of your account at are correct for the certificate of Attendance. If you would like to change it — please check a step-by-step instructions here:

Do you still have questions? Contact us at [email protected] and we will be glad to assist you.