This years Autumn Retreat focused initially on various chapters from Rev. M. Meiten’s book “Reflections on the Path”. Since the election results had come out the day before, we had a good opportunity to ground ourselves in the practice and teaching while looking at our responses to circumstances in real time. The participants all have tens of years of training behind themselves, and the maturity was a joy to witness. As you can see we were all smiling at the end of the retreat, determined to keep the Dharma perspective with us wherever we are.
The Autumn Retreat happens in November, and starts on Thursday afternoon, ending on Sunday. It is for people who have taken the Precepts and have done at least one weekend retreat here before. In January we decide on which book to read for the next retreat and discussions are a large part of the schedule.
In April we have a similar retreat, but this one is silent except for one short Dharma talk every day. Please contact the temple if you are interested in attending the Spring or Autumn Retreat.