appicchato wrote:I believe that's a question only you can answer...
Very true, venerable. It is something that I will have to look at deeply. No snap decisions, I promise.
meindzai wrote:Have you been to any centers or done any retreats yet? I would think that such things would be in order first. Also remember there are other options like longer retreats or a residency.
If the opportunity came up for me (time off, ability to travel) I wouldn't hesitate.
I have a center I go to weekly and I have been on a few (much shorter) retreats, but I do appreciate you bringing these options up. I think it's very important to explore all avenues.
Just for clarification, this is not something I would be able to do right away. I have too many obligations right now. But knowing that it is a viable option has planted a seed. I will be going to India, Sikkim and Bhutan for 3 weeks, very shortly. I hope to have a little time to do some thinking.
This is a very interesting thread. Thanks to everyone who has contributed.