Episode 116: The Traditional 3-Year Retreat: Intensive Training for a Nonexistent Job
Lama Sarah Harding, Tibetan translator and student of
the late Kalu Rinpoche, joins us to discuss the experience of doing a
traditional 3-year retreat in the Tibetan tradition. She was part of a
small group of people, who in the mid 70's did the first 3-year retreat
held for Westerners.
Listen in to find out more about the practices one does during the traditional retreat, what the biggest challenges can be, and what the benefits are (especially when compared with shorter periods of practice).
This is part 1 of a two-part series. Listen to part 2, Western Buddhism: Megatrends & Scandals.