Poll The fruits of Retreat.

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What fruits have you experienced as a result of retreat.

1) Very Positive
20
71%
2)Positive
7
25%
3) Negative
0
No votes
4 Neutral.l
1
4%
 
Total votes: 28

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Goofaholix
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Re: Poll The fruits of Retreat.

Postby Goofaholix » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:20 am


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Re: Poll The fruits of Retreat.

Postby PeterB » Sat Feb 12, 2011 7:09 am

And mine....and I know two people who on seperate occasions did just that....one went back some months later..

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Re: Poll The fruits of Retreat.

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Re: Poll The fruits of Retreat.

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Re: Poll The fruits of Retreat.

Postby PeterB » Sat Feb 12, 2011 6:04 pm

I have found more distractions on a solitary retreat than a group retreat...chacun a son gout and all that...

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Re: Poll The fruits of Retreat.

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Re: Poll The fruits of Retreat.

Postby Phra Chuntawongso » Sun Feb 13, 2011 1:28 am

What you put into your practise is what you will get out of it.
I have been on retreats where some of the yogis seem to think having a chitty chat about dive islands they have been to or or planning to go to are brilliant.Which country they are going to next,etc.
My advice is that no matter where you go to practise, put your heart into it.
The good thing about retreats is that you will(hopefully) have good teachers, who can guide you in your practise.This is invaluable, especially for newbies.Once you get past the early wake up call, and the not eating after midday stuff, if you practise according to your teachers instructions, results will begin to show.
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Re: Poll The fruits of Retreat.

Postby phil » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:06 am

Kammalakkhano , bhikkhave, bālo, kammalakkhano pandito, apadānasobhanī paññāti
(The fool is characterized by his/her actions/the wise one is characterized by his/her actions/Wisdom shines forth in behaviour.)
(AN 3.2 Lakkhana Sutta)

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Re: Poll The fruits of Retreat.

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 13, 2011 3:32 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Poll The fruits of Retreat.

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:11 am

I mostly do solo retreats, but when I do them, they're very rewarding.
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Re: Poll The fruits of Retreat.

Postby rowyourboat » Sun Feb 13, 2011 8:07 am

Hi WitF

I hear a lot of people use the term 'rewarding'. I have often wondered what that meant. Eating a bar of chocolate can be 'rewarding'! Having a new experience can be rewarding. I personally would take it to mean that I had something I could take away from the retreat, for my personal practice at home- some insight or some state of samadhi that I could work on further at home. What did you mean by 'rewarding'?

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Re: Poll The fruits of Retreat.

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Re: Poll The fruits of Retreat.

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:00 am

“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Poll The fruits of Retreat.

Postby rowyourboat » Sun Feb 13, 2011 11:56 am

With Metta

Karuna
Mudita
& Upekkha

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Re: Poll The fruits of Retreat.

Postby Ben » Sun Feb 13, 2011 12:20 pm

Hi Matheesha

Well, I don't want to put words into WTF's mouth. So, as to the specifics of her experience, I will let her speak for herself.
kind regards

Ben
“No lists of things to be done. The day providential to itself. The hour. There is no later. This is later. All things of grace and beauty such that one holds them to one's heart have a common provenance in pain. Their birth in grief and ashes.”
- Cormac McCarthy, The Road

Learn this from the waters:
in mountain clefts and chasms,
loud gush the streamlets,
but great rivers flow silently.
- Sutta Nipata 3.725

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Re: Poll The fruits of Retreat.

Postby Wizard in the Forest » Sun Feb 13, 2011 7:38 pm

I came out of retreat with a more peaceful mind. It started off really difficult and then I was able to get a lot of work done. Finding out why I thought it was difficult was probably the most eyeopening experience. The more I could clear my head, the more insight would just come, and I found myself with less stress in general.
"One is not born a woman, but becomes one."- Simone de Beauvoir

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Re: Poll The fruits of Retreat.

Postby rowyourboat » Mon Feb 14, 2011 12:41 pm

With Metta

Karuna
Mudita
& Upekkha

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