Monastic winter retreat
08/01/2024 @ 9:00 am - 28/03/2024 @ 9:00 pm
A period for the resident community to develop their practice, free of other commitments. Day visitors are still welcome if they wish to share the silence and meditate or to support the retreat by bringing food offerings, the meal is at 11am. Overnight stays are not possible during this period.
January 9th-21st there are periods of silent meditation in the morning at 5 and 9:30 a.m, in the afternoon at 2 and 4 p.m. with the usual evening puja and meditation at 7:30 p.m. In February and March there will also be some days dedicated to formal practice with a similar routine. The dates for these will be communicated nearer the time.
For the rest of the retreat individual practice will be emphasized, although the evening puja at 7:30 p.m. will continue as usual, except for Mondays. During this time there will be no informal meeting over tea at 5 pm and we kindly ask to delay any non-urgent communication until April. The telephone will be answered only in the mornings between 8:00 and 9:00.