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Thanks to the kindness of so many teachers, we are incredibly fortunate to have many precious resources to help us in our dharma practice. We’re hoping to use this page to highlight some that people who wish to do retreat might find particularly useful.

The Importance of Retreat

Lung (pronounced loong)

Lung is something most people who have been around the Dharma are likely to have heard of or experienced but not necessarily know much about. These are two documents which do a great job explaining what it is, how it can be avoided or helped if it does occur.

Balanced Mind, Balanced Body – a publication from FPMT

Lung: A Meditators Disease – An article by Paula Chichester

Advice for Personal Retreat

Planning a personal retreat for the first time can be a very daunting process, particularly if we’re not able to meet our teachers to receive direct advice. The Foundation for Developing the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) have published the following documents to share invaluable advice on how to plan and set up a retreat as well as how to make it as beneficial as possible.

Retreat Advice from Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Heart Advice for Retreat

Retreat Advice from Pabongka Dechen Nyingpo