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Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya
Mahabodhi Temple, Bodh Gaya

Create Strong Intention

Your Home Retreat schedule is your choice. Whichever way you choose to make your schedule your ability to maintain it will affect whether or not you strengthen patterns of continuous attention or not. You may choose to sit one hour a day for the first few days and increase the time gradually, or if your schedule and energy can handle it, you could start with ten hours of sitting a day right off the bat. Each of us is different and each time we do a Home Retreat we will discover different conditions which will allow for new perspectives, new situations and new skills to be explored and developed. Each retreat shares and builds on prior retreats to improve the quality and follow-through of your intention and commitment. It doesn’t matter if you’ve scheduled a light or very heavy schedule; it’s whether or not you’ve honored your intention and commitment with skillful means that will provide you with the most reward.