The more I consider it, I will most definitely be grabbing myself an MP3 player that takes AAA batteries for $25 from office depot and filling it up with retreat material. Going on an extended solo retreat will be tough as it is, but not even hearing the voices of other people might be a whole different adventure. I don't want to convince myself that I'm the only person left in the world . I'll also be including some Q&A with students from retreats. What I'm considering so far:SamBodhi wrote:I would second this suggestion.mikenz66 wrote:...
One thing you might consider is getting together a series of retreat-oriented talks relevant to your particular practice approach, so you can listen to a talk each day, as you might on an organised retreat.
http://dharmaseed.org/retreats/1446/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.audiodharma.org/series/2/talk/3111/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
http://www.audiodharma.org/series/2/talk/3142/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
Along with a random assortment of talks from Gil Fronsdal, Steve Armstrong, and some of my other favorite teachers and monks on dharmaseed and audiodharma.
Most likely not. I prefer to avoid the pitfalls of writing experiences down and possibly giving them more meaning than they deserve. Especially without a teacher present, my plans are to not give any significance to particular experiences.dharmagoat wrote:I too am interested to hear how you get on. Will you be keeping any kind of diary?
When moving from one location to the other during my halfway mark, I might find myself some wifi and post an update on this thread just for the curious.