Plan for One-Year Retreat

Plan for One-Year Retreat

Date of Advice:
January 2012
Date Posted:
November 2020

A student wrote asking what to do on a one-year retreat. Rinpoche checked what was best for the retreat and advised the following.

Below is a plan for more than one year, so you can continue at home after the one-year period and do sessions in the morning and evening, or as you have time.

Begin with the lamrim, as follows:

  • Guru devotion: three months
  • Lower scope: four months
  • Middle scope: one month
  • Bodhicitta: six months
  • Emptiness: three months

Then for training in familiarity:

  • Generation stage: five months
  • Completion stage: one month

With much love and prayer ...