A retreat is a wonderful opportunity for inner growth, both individually and with the group. In a retreat we receive a lecture of Cuong Lu every day. In addition, there are meditation sessions, eating in silence, sharing experiences, questions and answers and more. There is also an opportunity to consult Cuong Lu personally. Between the activities, there is enough room for walking, resting, reading a book or talking with other participants.
A retreat day could look like this:
06:30 u: getting up
07:00 - 08:00 u: sitting and walking meditation
08:15 - 09:00 u: breakfast in silence
09:30 - 11:30 u: lecture
12:15 - 13:00 u: lunch in silence
15:00 - 16:30 u: sharing experiences
18:00 - 19:00 u: dinner in silence
20:00 - 21:00 u: sitting and walking meditation
21:00 u: silence until the next day after breakfast
There are weekend retreats and 5-day retreats. A weekend will take place from Friday evening to Sunday afternoon. A 5-day retreat could take place from Monday evening to Saturday afternoon. In order to participate in a retreat, experience with Buddhism or meditation is not necessary. We learn to use Buddhist psychology in daily life. Cuong Lu is a master in providing guidance that is very valuable to everyone, regardless of your experience.