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 the 2021 Retreat from Afar, you commit to do at least one practice session every day including one mala (108 recitations) of the Tara’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 with your name and country.
- Send 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.
- Go here for practice prep info.
Want to help fellow retreatants in prison?
Retreat material are emailed to you each week, but there’s no email in prison. Hard copy practice packets are snail-mailed to the prison practitioners. You can support their retreat and make merit by making an offering to support the prison Dharma mailings. Go to the Donate page. Under the drop down called “My donation is for …” choose “Prison Dharma Fund.” You can add more notes in the Comments box.
2021 Retreat from Afar
Green Tara & Lam rim Meditation
January 6-March 28, 2021
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