12 days to go -- Metta retreat
We had the briefing last Thursday. The monk answering our questions was very cheerful and his little speech very encouraging. According to him the 3 days of silence will be more rewarding than two weeks of beach club holidays.
Some of the stuff expecting me (courtesy of Thich Nhat Hanh):
Seeing the Buddha before me in the seated meditation position, I breathe in.
Joining my palms in respect, I breathe out.
Seeing the Buddha in me, I breathe in.
Seeing myself in the Buddha, I breathe out.
Seeing the boundary between myself and the Buddha disappear as the Buddha smiles, I breathe in.
Seeing the bondary between the one who respects and the one who is respected disappear as I smile, I breathe out.
Seeing myself bowing deeply to the Buddha, I breathe in.
Seeing the strength of the Buddha enter me, I breathe out.