Retreat from Afar
"Winter has become my favorite time of year, and it's because of Retreat from Afar. My practice is most stable during those three months. I tangibly feel the support of everyone doing the retreat at the Abbey and around the world."
Retreat from Afar (en Español)
Every winter the residents of Sravasti Abbey do three months of retreat. While a few guests can join us in person, hundreds can join by doing the Retreat from Afar, participating along with the meditators at the Abbey.
Join us this winter (2015) for:
By doing a daily practice during the same dates as the retreat, you develop your Dharma practice while feeling the support of the Abbey residents who are doing the same.
You also give your support to those of us doing the retreat at the Abbey, encouraging our practice.
The Abbey has offered the Retreat from Afar for several years, and people love doing it. It supports "distance meditators" to maintain a regular daily practice, deepen their understanding of the Dharma, and gain many insights into their lives.
To participate you commit to at least one practice session of the Manjushri sadhana every day.
To join in, please email our coordinator, and send a photo of yourself to place in the Meditation Hall at the Abbey during the retreat, symbolizing your participation.
Retreat Preparation and Study Materials
Follow the guidelines for retreat preparation that you'll find on this page.
You can start with these resources;