videos of Dhamma Talks or study material can be very helpful in lieu of having a live Dhamma talk. If you choose to use these mediums, make as much effort as possible to listen or watch with your full attention from the beginning to its end. Do not listen while driving or doing other activities. Give your full attention to the dhamma.
On Home Retreat, study that supports practical aspects of practice is what will support you best. Leave abstract study and intellectual thinking for another time. Limit light reading or, better yet, eliminate it altogether. Do not read after a thought like, ‘Oh, maybe I could read a bit right now. I’ve got a few minutes before my appointment,’ or after you hear your internal voice say, ‘I need a break, and reading the Dhamma is more wholesome than some other activity.’ This type of reading is more about distraction and less about practice. Giving in to