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Winter Retreat 2013
January 1, 2013

Beginning January 1st and continuing until March 31st, Abhayagiri will be in winter retreat. This annual time of quietude, gratefully supported by a team of lay supporters, gives Abhayagiri residents an opportunity to set aside work projects and concentrate on more formal aspects of meditation and the study of Dhamma. With short days, wet weather, and the silence of winter, this is a natural time to be looking inward.

During these three months there will be no overnight guests accepted. (For overnight visits after the retreat please contact the monastery after April 1st, 2013.) This, however, does not mean that the monastery is closed to day visitors. Day visits are still possible and the weekly Saturday night chanting, meditation, and Dhamma talk will take place as usual. The Lunar Observance night Dhamma talk and meditation vigils will also take place. People wishing to visit the monastery to make meal offerings and bring offerings of requisites are also welcome.

For those people interested in listening to, or downloading Dhamma talks from the monastery website, we plan on posting new talks regularly throughout the retreat.
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