3 month meditation retreat in forest monastery

A discussion on all aspects of Theravāda Buddhism
konchokzopa
Posts: 54
Joined: Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:13 pm

3 month meditation retreat in forest monastery

Postby konchokzopa » Sun Oct 27, 2013 4:15 pm

Hi, I just applied for 3 month meditation retreat in Pa Auk Forest monastery. will send the letter tomorrow.

can any of you share experiences and give advice for a newbie in meditation retreats. i have never done meditation retreats but i practice meditation daily.

thanks :anjali:

konchokzopa
Posts: 54
Joined: Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:13 pm

Re: 3 month meditation retreat in forest monastery

Postby konchokzopa » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:46 pm

no one ?

User avatar
Doshin
Posts: 99
Joined: Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:01 am

Re: 3 month meditation retreat in forest monastery

Postby Doshin » Mon Oct 28, 2013 12:56 pm

Knowing about dhamma, does not imply knowing dhamma

konchokzopa
Posts: 54
Joined: Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:13 pm

Re: 3 month meditation retreat in forest monastery

Postby konchokzopa » Mon Oct 28, 2013 1:03 pm

i actually looked if i could do a 10 day vipassana retreat before i go there, just to get into the meditation mode. but they dont have space for next month anywhere, and its almost as hard to travel to another country to do a vipassana since the retreats are not in the cities where the airports are, than to travel straight to Myanmar and go for a longer retreat. same hassle , but i think the 3 months will provide a better result.

frozenstar
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:17 pm

Re: 3 month meditation retreat in forest monastery

Postby frozenstar » Mon Oct 28, 2013 7:58 pm

hello,
I have done a long retreat (4 months) this past Spring, and it was lovely.

I recommend bringing more flashlight batteries than you think you will need. Also, be gentle on yourself when you feel homesick etc.

The first nights were tough bc of being away from home, and wrestling with desires/urges (going to bed somewhat hungry was new for me)

But, I would love to do it again. Ordination is on my mind, it is a beautiful way to live. It deepened my meditation practice tremendously.

I wish you the best!

User avatar
reflection
Posts: 1116
Joined: Wed Mar 30, 2011 9:27 pm

Re: 3 month meditation retreat in forest monastery

Postby reflection » Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:02 pm


ravi1586
Posts: 1
Joined: Fri Sep 01, 2017 8:24 am

Re: 3 month meditation retreat in forest monastery

Postby ravi1586 » Sat Sep 02, 2017 5:13 am



Return to “General Theravāda discussion”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 27 guests

Google Saffron, Theravada Search Engine