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Retreats

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Christopherxx
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Retreats

Postby Christopherxx » Wed Sep 05, 2012 6:40 pm

Hi there gals & guys!

Was hoping to search everyones brains for some great retreat places.

I am hoping to do a more long-term retreat 3+ months. The focus can be insight, jhana, breath meditation, etc.

It would be benefical if it was in the west and hopefully under a dana base as I would love to donate but to live in a retreat for possibly a year and pay the prices of some of these retreats would probably come close to bankrupt me haha.

thanks guys for your time :)

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LonesomeYogurt
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Location: America

Re: Retreats

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:02 pm

May we ask what area of the country you live in?
Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


Christopherxx
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Re: Retreats

Postby Christopherxx » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:19 pm

I live in Canada, but travel through the United States, UK, and other western areas are all okay.

Thanks yogurt

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marc108
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Re: Retreats

Postby marc108 » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:05 pm

"It's easy for us to connect with what's wrong with us... and not so easy to feel into, or to allow us, to connect with what's right and what's good in us."

Christopherxx
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Re: Retreats

Postby Christopherxx » Wed Sep 05, 2012 10:45 pm

That really is a great place but to travel there, health insurance, and then those rates (100 dollars a day) that would add up quick for a long retreat.

Though they do offer a great resource and thankfully such people exist in the west :)

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LonesomeYogurt
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Location: America

Re: Retreats

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:27 pm

Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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James the Giant
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Re: Retreats

Postby James the Giant » Wed Sep 05, 2012 11:46 pm

Then,
saturated with joy,
you will put an end to suffering and stress.

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LonesomeYogurt
Posts: 900
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:24 pm
Location: America

Re: Retreats

Postby LonesomeYogurt » Thu Sep 06, 2012 12:21 am

Gain and loss, status and disgrace,
censure and praise, pleasure and pain:
these conditions among human beings are inconstant,
impermanent, subject to change.

Knowing this, the wise person, mindful,
ponders these changing conditions.
Desirable things don’t charm the mind,
undesirable ones bring no resistance.

His welcoming and rebelling are scattered,
gone to their end,
do not exist.
- Lokavipatti Sutta


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Monkey Mind
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Location: Pacific Northwest, USA

Re: Retreats

Postby Monkey Mind » Thu Sep 06, 2012 2:49 am

This monastery operates a wonderful retreat center. The info says stays are limited to 30 days, but if you are traveling to more than one stop....
"As I am, so are others;
as others are, so am I."
Having thus identified self and others,
harm no one nor have them harmed.

Sutta Nipāta 3.710


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