Western nuns and monks from the Thai Buddhist monastic tradition teach each year at the Retreat Center. The 2011 course will focus on Holistic Awareness - accessing an awareness that supports and balances the body, heart and mind. Retreatants are asked to observe the eight monastic precepts (which include abstaining from eating after noon each day) and to participate fully in the daily routine of sitting, standing and walking meditation. Each day, group practice will begin with an offering of flowers, light (in the form of candles) and fragrance (incense), as well as chanting to the Triple Gem.
This silent retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced meditators.