POLL: The purpose or goal of meditation retreats is...

General discussion of issues related to Theravada Meditation, e.g. meditation postures, developing a regular sitting practice, skillfully relating to difficulties and hindrances, etc.

The primary purpose or goal of meditation retreats is...

Validation of Right View, transforming it to Right Knowledge or insights
5
14%
Mental purification through the weakening of unwholesome tendencies, asavas, cravings etc.
9
25%
To build momentum in mindfulness or concentration, to sustain a post-retreat meditation regime
5
14%
To learn, or build upon meditation technique in the presence of a qualified teacher providing feedback
11
31%
To relax, de-stress and unwind (it's cheaper than the Bahamas, yeah?)
3
8%
Something else (please explain)
3
8%
 
Total votes: 36

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Sam Vara
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Re: POLL: The purpose or goal of meditation retreats is...

Postby Sam Vara » Thu May 16, 2013 7:59 am

....to meditate.

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Re: POLL: The purpose or goal of meditation retreats is...

Postby Spiny Norman » Thu May 16, 2013 9:41 am

Because I know it's good for me.... :tongue:
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