At the end of this month the Dharma Friends Community retreat, Developing Breath Meditation, will be held at Durham’s Avila Retreat Center. This post was initially written to assist the people who are coming to this retreat. It is offered here as a support for participation in retreats in general.
What makes a retreat? Well, there is a place designated for the purpose of holding the retreat. There are retreat teachers and retreat managers creating and supporting the structures that contain the retreat (e.g. a schedule, bells). There are retreat activities: meditation, dharma talks, meals…Read More