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As a bee without harming the flower, its colour or scent, flies away, collecting only the honey, even so should the sage wander in the village.
~The Buddha
Dhammapada 4:6



Monastic Retreat (Buddhist Monastics Only)

Monday, June 6 to Saturday, June 11, 2016
(5 nights)

This retreat is currently full.
What does full mean?

Level: Intermediate
What does Intermediate mean?

Teacher: Bhante Gunaratana

This retreat will be offered only to the Buddhist monastic community.  Spaces are limited; please register as soon as possible. This is not a silent retreat, although there will be several meditation periods.  The reading material list is below, please note, this list may change so we request that you periodically check for updates, thank you.

Suttas to Be Read Prior to Arriving:

Majjhima Nikāya:

1. Maha Sihanada Sutta (MN. Sutta N0.12 )
2. Akankheyya Sutta (MN. Sutta N0.6 )
3. Maha Vedalla Sutta (MN. Sitta N0.43 )
4. Cula Vedalla Sutta (MN. Sutta N0.44 )
5. Cha Chakka Sutta (MN.Sutta. No.148 )

Monastics attending this retreat please note that the registration form is a standard form covering all range of precepts—8 to 227 or 311.

Registration opens at 3:00pm in the Dining Hall. Please arrive to allow enough time to complete registration here and settle in before the retreat begins. All retreats end after lunch on the last day.
Although every retreat is slightly different here is a typical retreat daily schedule.