Retreat from Afar

Join the Winter 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.

Program Specifics

 

2020 Retreat from Afar 

Shakyamuni Buddha &
Lam rim 
Meditation

 

January 3-March 27, 2020 

 

Golden Buddha

 

Find the sadhana (practice text) here. Begin studying the lam rim teachings with these booklets for free distribution.

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.

Join a global community that meditates together every day.

Hundreds join in the winter Retreat from Afar.

 

“My practice is most stable during the Retreat from Afar. I tangibly feel the support of everyone at the Abbey and around the world.”

 

Susan Mitchell

Cataldo, Idaho

Turkeys, deer, and other wildlife make their winter retreat appearances.

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