Retreat from Afar
2023 Retreat from Afar
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Generally, Retreat from Afar runs January – March
What Is It?
Abbey monastics spend every winter in silent retreat. Only a few can join in person, but hundreds meditate in the Retreat from Afar.
Retreat from Afar occurs during the same timeframe as the Abbey winter retreat, and participants meditate on the same topic.
To join in the 2023 Retreat from Afar, you commit to do at least one practice session every day, including one mala (108 recitations) of the retreat meditation deity’s mantra.
People love doing Retreat from Afar, and 200-300 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.
Your voluntary offering generates merit for you and supports the Abbey to continue offer the Dharma freely worldwide.
To sign up:
- Registration link will posted in late fall 2022.
Read about Lynne’s life-changing Retreat from Afar.
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.
Learn from books by Ven. Thubten Chodron.