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“Now this, monks, is the noble truth of suffering: birth is suffering, aging is suffering, illness is suffering, death is suffering; union with what is displeasing is suffering; seperation from what is pleasing is suffering… in brief, the five aggregates subject to clinging are suffering.”
~ The Buddha
SN 56:11

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Typical Retreat Daily Schedule

This is a typical schedule for a formal retreat.  Exact times and activities will vary.


4:45 AM Wake-up gong
5:00 AM -5:30 AM Optional yoga
5:30 AM -6:45 AM Group Meditation
7:00 AM -7:45 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM -8:45 AM Work period
9:00 AM -11:00 AM Group Meditation
11:15 AM-12:00 PM Lunch
12:00 PM-2:00 PM Personal time
2:00 PM -5:00 PM Group Meditation and Dhamma Talk
5:00 PM -6:00 PM Optional yoga
6:00 PM -7:00 PM Tea (optional)
7:00 PM -9:00 PM Group Meditation or Dhamma Talk

Participants are expected to attend all group events.  Please note that we do not serve or eat an evening meal.

NOTE: Introduction to meditation retreats have shorter meditation periods.  For all retreats the meditation is split between sitting, standing, and walking meditation.

 

Updated: Oct 16, 2014

This is a typical schedule for a formal retreat.