Weekend retreats are designed to allow retreatants to gradually settle into the practice as a gentle shift is made from the busy week-time schedule to a more mindful Buddhist environment.

 

Friday afternoon and evening provide time to meet one another and become familiar with the centre’s procedures and forms of practice. Thus, at dinner the conversation is relaxed and comfortable.

 

On Saturday, as we settle into the practice and lecture schedule, the goal is to begin to be more mindful of when we need to talk and when it is fine to remain quiet. Talking during meals is allowed, but is focused on retreat topics. After the last meditation Saturday night, there is no talking.

 

Sunday, other than during the discussion and meetings with Venerable Wuling when she is with us, the day is largely silent. At dinner, after the retreat is over, the conversation is again relaxed and comfortable.

 

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Retreats

 Weekend Retreats

 

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FRIDAY

 

 

 

4:30-6:00 PM

Registration

6:00-6:45 PM

Dinner

6:45-7:30 PM

Free Time

7:30-8:00 PM

Welcome to the centre

8:00-9:00 PM 

Walking meditation

10:00 PM

Lights out

 

 

SATURDAY

 

 

 

7:00-7:45 AM

Breakfast and clean-up

7:45-9:00 AM

Community work

9:00-10:00 AM

Sutra and meditation

10:00-11:00 AM

Dharma talk

11:00-12:00 PM

Walking and sitting meditation

12:15-1:00 PM

Lunch and clean-up

1:00-1:30 PM

Free time/Meetings with Venerable Wuling

1:30-3:00 PM

Individual study and practice

3:00-4:30 PM

Dharma talk and discussion

4:30-5:30 PM

Walking and sitting meditation

5:45-6:30 PM 

Dinner and clean-up

6:30-7:00 PM

Free time

7:00-8:00 PM

Sutra and meditation

8:00-9:00 PM

Meditation

10:00 PM

Lights out

 

 

SUNDAY

 

 

 

7:00-7:45 AM

Breakfast and clean-up

7:45-9:00 AM

Community work

9:00-10:00 AM

Sutra and meditation

10:00-11:00 AM

Dharma talk

11:00-12:00 PM

Walking and sitting meditation

12:15-1:00 PM

Lunch and clean-up

1:00-1:30 PM

Free time/Meetings with Venerable Wuling

1:30-2:30 PM

Individual study and practice

2:30-4:00 PM 

Dharma talk and discussion

3:30-5:00 PM 

Meditation and Dedication of Merits

5:15-6:00 PM

Dinner and clean-up