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Doing long retreat

Doing long retreat

A talk given during Sravasti Abbey’s annual Exploring Monastic Life program in 2006.

Life in retreat

  • Significant things that happen
    • What the ego does to feed itself
    • Handling silence
    • Experiencing different levels of the sense of self
    • Make friends with yourself
    • Using karma and emptiness to deconstruct the view of self
    • Value of purification and accumulation of merit
    • Trust the process and be patient
  • Questions and answers

Exploring Monastic Life 2006: Session 5, 1-2 (download)

Questions and answers

  • Daily schedule
  • Special precepts
  • Noticing resistance
  • Perception of time
  • Relating to others

Exploring Monastic Life 2006: Session 5, 2-2 (download)

Guest Author: Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi