Friday, June 17, 2005

And I'm outta here!

I'm off for one full week to a Buddhist meditation retreat centre. I'm participating in a "Weekthun" - which is a week long meditation experience. At the centre I will meditate ALOT (at least 6 yrs a day). There will also be functional silence (pass the salt) and noble silence (no talking at all). I will also be eating Orioki style...which I have never done before. It is highly ritualized eating, which I am sure I will feel like throwing my bowl across the room at some point in time. If you think this is going to be like a week at the spa...think again. Its going to require some work on my part. Just imagine sitting with your breath...I'm looking forward to the challenge. Needless to say, I will have no internet access - and no kids!

If you want to check out a little video of the centre, go here. Someone from Halifax documented a sojourn there recently.

Dorje Denma Ling Video clip

So, over and out!

And don't worry, I'll have much to discuss upon my return next Sunday!!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This sounds interesting ... I'll be looking forward to the updates!

(Now that I know where your blog is!)

Trudy (Jan98)

Tor said...

Hi Heather,
Just wanted to thank you for coming and seeing what my blog was about. I've been enjoying your writing, and hope that your retreat goes well.
Peace,
Tor

Candace said...

Thanks for visiting me, and thanks for the comment.

I'll have to catch up on you and yours while you're off on your retreat. Hope it goes well!

Litany said...

Seems very cool! Be safe, and enjoy! I'm looking forward to hearing how it went!