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As a bee without harming the flower, its colour or scent, flies away, collecting only the honey, even so should the sage wander in the village.
~The Buddha
Dhammapada 4:6



Monastic Retreat (Buddhist Monastics Only)

Monday, June 25 to Sunday, July 1, 2012
(6 nights)


Level: Intermediate
What does Intermediate mean?

Teacher: Bhante Gunaratana and Bhante Seelananda

This retreat will be offered only to the Buddhist monastic community.  Spaces are limited; please register as soon as possible. This is not a silent retreat, although there will be several meditation periods.  Reading list is listed below.

Suttas to Be Read Prior to Arriving:

Majjhima Nikāya:


1. Ānāpānasati Sutta (MN. # 118)
2. Mahāsatipaṭṭhāna Sutta (DN. #22)
3. Dhaatuvibhanga Sutta (MN. #  140)
4. Māgandiya Sutta (MN. #75)
5. Mahāsakuludāyi Sutta (MN. #77)

Monastics attending this retreat please note that the registration form is a standard form covering all range of precepts—8 to 227 or 311.

All retreats begin between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm on the first day. Please arrive to allow enough time to complete registration here and settle in before the retreat begins. All retreats end after lunch on the last day.
Although every retreat is slightly different here is a typical retreat daily schedule.