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“There is, monks, an unborn, unbecome, unmade, unconditioned. If, monks, there were no unborn… no escape would be discerned from what is born, become, made, conditioned. But because there is an unborn…, therefore an escape is discerned from what is born, become, made, conditioned.”
~ The Buddha
Ud 8:3

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Year End Retreat Part II

Sunday, December 24 to Monday, January 1, 2018
(8 nights)

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Level: Intermediate
What does Intermediate mean?

Teacher: Bhante Gunaratana

To ensure the undisturbed quality of the retreat, participation is limited to experienced Bhavana meditators only. You must have completed one eight-day or longer retreat at Bhavana to register for this retreat.  Please note on your registration in “Special Needs” the title, date and year of this completed Bhavana retreat (eight days or longer).  Open for dedicated retreatants to observe the year’s end. In order for the retreat to run smoothly, retreatants will be expected to bring their mindfulness practice into daily life by doing daily jobs, as is done on regular meditation retreats at Bhavana. This will be a completely silent retreat.  There will be no Dhamma talks or question and answer periods and no interviews during these intensive silent year-end retreats.  Participants may attend part 1, 2 or both.  Please note, though there is a two day period when Part I of the Year End Retreat ends and Part II begins, we request that no visitors come to our center since many will stay for both Part I & Part II and will continue to be in silence during their retreat.


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.