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“When you know for yourselves, ‘These things are wholesome; these things are blameless; these things are praised by the wise; these things, if undertaken and practiced, lead to welfare and happiness,’ then you should engage in them.”
~ The Buddha
AN 3:65


Year End Retreat Part I

Friday, December 15 to Friday, December 22, 2017
(7 nights)

This retreat is currently full.
What does full mean?

Level: Intermediate
What does Intermediate mean?

Teacher: Bhante Seelananda

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 “Experience” the title, date and year of this completed Bhavana retreat (eight days or longer).  To avoid any disappointments, please provide this information to prevent possibly delaying completion of your registration   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.