It’s a three-week “practice period” at the Zen Center. Sure, it sounds tough — but in the end, it’s all love.
Mingyur Rinpoche, who spent more than four years on wandering retreat, shares his most challenging moments as well as practical advice for returning home.
Christine Skarda has been on retreat for the past twenty-five years. She offers advice on preparing for a successful Buddhist retreat.
Mingyur Rinpoche says the best part of his time as a wandering yogi was his near death experience, which taught him to rejoice in everything.
When we are alone, says Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, we may begin a love affair with sadness.
Christine Skarda’s advice for a successful meditation retreat .
The pond in her garden isn’t like those decorating fancy homes and magazine covers. In time, however, Karen Maezen Miller discovers the right view of her muddy water: they’re not always pretty, but they are beautiful.
The Zen Peacemaker Order traveled to Rwanda for a bearing witness retreat. Participant Russell Delman recounts his moving retreat experience.
As Ani Pema Chödrön sees it, walking the walk is about being genuine; that is, not being a fake spiritual person.
Shayne Larango turns away from her corporate life to join a Vipassana retreat – only to find the transition more difficult than anticipated.