Daily Schedule for Retreat

Daily Schedule for Retreat

Date of Advice:
August 2014
Date Posted:
April 2016

A student asked for guidance on what retreat to do. Rinpoche offered this advice on how to plan the daily sessions.

My very dear one,
Maybe you can do Vajrayogini retreat; the other one is mahamudra retreat—a mahamudra sutra retreat. After the guru enters the heart, then meditate on emptiness, however, it’s not necessary to do the same analysis all the time. You can use a different analysis, as you want, for the sessions, so the evening time can be different from the morning time. You can do different analysis in the different sessions, as you like.

See my advice on meditation on the lam-rim—this gives a general idea of the practice. You must do lam-rim meditation, then also do the morning motivation and morning prostrations by reciting the Thirty-five Buddhas three times.

Also in the evening, do prostrations by reciting the Thirty-five Buddhas just one time , then do Vajrasattva practice.

Please continue to make your life most meaningful with the thought of bodhicitta.

With much love and prayers...