Retreat from Afar
We spend every winter in silent retreat.
Only a few can join in person. But hundreds meditate in the Retreat from Afar.
What Is It?
Retreat from Afar coincides with the Abbey’s annual winter meditation retreat. It’s during the same time frame and meditating on the same topic as the people at the Abbey.
To join in, you commit to do at least one practice session of the Winter Retreat meditation every day and one mala (108 recitations) of the Buddha’s mantra. You can add your mantra recitation to the Abbey’s effort to Build Buddha the Hall. Go here for details and to hear audio of the Buddha’s mantra.
People love doing Retreat from Afar, and about 200 people join in every year. It supports “distance meditators” to maintain a regular daily practice, deepen their understanding of the Dharma, and gain insights into their life.
In addition, their practice supports the people doing retreat at the Abbey.
There is no charge. Your voluntary offering generates merit for you and supports the Abbey to continue offer the Dharma freely worldwide.
To sign up
- Please email our coordinator.
- Send a photo of yourself to post in the Abbey’s Chenrezig Hall during the retreat to symbolize your participation. The resident meditators love looking at your faces and thinking of you as we practice.
2020 Retreat from Afar
Shakyamuni Buddha &
Lam rim Meditation
January 3-March 27, 2020
Bodhisattva Breakfast Corner talks on YouTube will offer teachings on the practice and general retreat advice.
You can stay also in touch with the Abbey’s concurrent Winter Retreat on the Abbey’s Facebook page.
Read about Lynne’s life-changing Retreat from Afar.
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