The monastic community begins the annual three month winter retreat on January 2nd. During this time, the resident community takes time to engage in more formal meditation practice following a changing schedule of group and individual practice.
During these three months there will be no overnight guests accepted. (For overnight visits after the retreat please contact the monastery on April 1st.) However, day visitors and those wishing to visit the monastery to participate in the meal offering or bring offerings of requisites at the meal time are still welcome. It should be noted, however, that the community is practicing noble silence, and talking and conversations with the monastics and retreat crew are very limited.
As per usual, the general public is welcome to join us for the evening meditation and Dhamma talk on Saturday and on the Lunar Observance Day. Furthermore, for those interested in listening to or downloading Dhamma talks from the monastery website, we plan on posting new talks regularly throughout the retreat.