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        Frightened of death, I went to the mountains.

        Meditating again and again on the uncertainty of death,

        I seized the innate domain of immortality.

        Now I am completely beyond all fear of dying

                                                Milarepa

 

 

Great retreat teachings:

6 tips for getting ready for a meditation retreat - here

Here are some guidelines for how to structure a retreat - here

Here’s a short introduction by Tim Olmsted to the practice of retreat - here

Here are some video clips related to retreat:

Mingyur Rinpoche on The Importance of Retreat - here

Mingyur Rinpoche on How To Do Retreat In Everyday Life - here

Tsoknyi Rinpoche taking about Mingyur Rinpoche’s retreat - here

Here’s a Collection of great retreat quotes - here

Here are 3 letters from Mingyur Rinpoche regarding his retreat :

Rinpoche’s farewell to his Tibetan students - here

His letter to his friends, students, and fellow meditators -here

Rinpoche’s letter to his mother, and friends from retreat in the fall of 2013 - here

His letter from retreat from Jan., 2014 - here

Here are some great articles and teachings related to retreat:

Advice on Retreat, by Christine Skarda - here

‘The Wanderer’ from Shambhala Sun Magazine - here

Shantideva’s Praise of Retreat - here

Letter from HH Dilgo Khyentse when he was leaving for retreat at age 13 - here