Month of Personal Long Retreat
March 3, 2023 - March 31, 2023
We are pleased to announce plans to host a one-month retreat at SCOL, our retreat land, from March 3 to 31, 2023. Our sangha is rich with practitioners with varying degrees of experience and exposure to the dharma, but opportunities to do an extended retreat are rare. If you have some retreat experience and wish to deepen your practice we encourage you to consider taking advantage of this opportunity.
Since the primary intention of the retreat is to support deepening of personal practice, most of the time will be spent doing independent practice in one’s room. As a complement to this, the group will come together for a group session each day. Lama Eric plans to be on site for much of the retreat to offer group and individual guidance. Others may also assist in this role.
To benefit from this retreat it is recommended that participants have some previous retreat experience that includes both group and personal retreat. Regardless of experience, each participant will create an individualized practice plan – either by themselves or in consultation with an advisor – to create a structure for their retreat.
For those who do not have much experience with meditation retreat, it is recommended to gradually gather experience, beginning with weekend and week-long retreats in a group, then beginning to practice on one’s own, at first for a few days, and then incrementally adding to the duration of the retreat.
The number of participants for this retreat will be limited to 16 participants in single occupancy cabins only , allowing for a spacious environment to support this longer retreat.
4 weeks: March 3-31
3 weeks: March 10-31
2 weeks: March 17-31
1 week: March 24-31
Stay tuned for more detailed information and registration.