Looking for a retreat with relaxed rules, hopefully in the U.S.

Brandon Michael Rohe, modified 1 Year ago at 8/7/21 11:00 AM
Created 1 Year ago at 8/7/21 11:00 AM

Looking for a retreat with relaxed rules, hopefully in the U.S.

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I have attained nirodha samapatti at this point, but I have a desire to develop things to the much finer degrees people such as Daniel have been able to accomplish. I have some mental health factors which make strict retreats probably a really bad idea. I could be wrong though. My intuitive approach to practice has not failed me yet, and it is telling me too much structure will stagnate things. 
Brandon Michael Rohe, modified 1 Year ago at 8/7/21 11:02 AM
Created 1 Year ago at 8/7/21 11:02 AM

RE: Looking for a retreat with relaxed rules, hopefully in the U.S.

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I also have a Chinese visa already, so retreats in China could be a second option. 
Steven E Barnes, modified 1 Year ago at 8/8/21 9:04 AM
Created 1 Year ago at 8/8/21 9:04 AM

RE: Looking for a retreat with relaxed rules, hopefully in the U.S.

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I've done 2x 3-day retreats with Tucker Peck, and the approach is to do your own thing. There is a dharma talk every night, and a daily chat with the teacher. Not sure if that is what you are asking for.

He and Upali will be leading a 10 day retreat later this year in Arizona
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Jeremy P, modified 16 Days ago at 11/12/22 7:20 PM
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RE: Looking for a retreat with relaxed rules, hopefully in the U.S.

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This is an old thread, but in case anyone else has a similar question, check out the quiet weeks option at this zen center (upstate NY). I have not been there, so I can't vouch for it. 

https://www.springwatercenter.org/retreats/quiet-weeks/

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