dark retreats

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Wet Paint, modified 13 Years ago at 9/6/08 7:13 PM
Created 13 Years ago at 9/6/08 7:13 PM

dark retreats

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Author: SongMt
Forum: Practical Dharma

Hello all,
i was wondering if anyone knew of a place in the u.s. that accomodated darkness retreats. in fact, i just need the actual facility and living arrangement for a week or so, for training in 0% light.

Any help or links are greatly appreciated, thanks!
Hokai Sobol, modified 13 Years ago at 9/7/08 6:37 AM
Created 13 Years ago at 9/7/08 6:37 AM

RE: dark retreats

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I know that Lama Surya Das' Dzogchen Osel Ling (near Austin, Texas) has facilities for dark retreat. I suppose you also need proper support so that's where your facility would have to be. Hope this helps: http://www.dzogchen.org/mandala/dzol.htm
Greg G, modified 13 Years ago at 9/9/08 10:55 AM
Created 13 Years ago at 9/9/08 10:55 AM

RE: dark retreats

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If you just need it for yourself, you can make any room a darkroom pretty easily. I just went to a retreat recently where they put up 2 sheets of heavy black plastic on the outsides and insides of all the windows and doors. It worked great.
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Wet Paint, modified 13 Years ago at 9/11/08 3:32 PM
Created 13 Years ago at 9/11/08 3:32 PM

RE: dark retreats

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Author: SongMt

thanks for the tip, i will try contacting them!
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Ryan Oelke, modified 13 Years ago at 9/24/08 3:40 PM
Created 13 Years ago at 9/24/08 3:40 PM

RE: dark retreats

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Tsegyalgar in Massachusetts was building a dark retreat cabin when I was there a few years ago. I'm assuming it's all finished, but I've been out of touch for a while, so I'm not sure. fyi, they have wonderful retreat cabins on beautiful, isolated land.