The practices

The core of doing retreat is the things we practice during it.

The purpose of all the practices is to provide a quiet place for our monkey mind to relax, and to develop the habits (practice the habits) so that we can carry them back to our day-to-day life.

Silence

About the practice of silence …

Food reflection

“Considering it thoughtfully, i eat this food …”

Chanting

About chanting …
Why Pali? …
Link to chants …

Bowing, or prostration

About bowing …
Why do we do this?
Anjali, Vandana, Abhikar …

Meditation

About meditation …
Sitting meditation …
Walking meditation …

Taking the Precepts

About the precepts …
Why do we do this?
The Precepts

Listening to teachings

About the practice of listening to teachings …

Sleeping

About the practice of sleeping …