To prepare to do a home retreat, set up a solitary space for the duration of the retreat. Having a dedicated distraction-free space is important to support focus during the guided sitting periods and teachings. You may choose to set up an altar or shrine, with a couple of meaningful objects, candles, and incense. This is not required.
Sitting still for intensive meditation practice takes training and getting used to. The most important thing is that your body is comfortable and supported. Support your back and do not choose a posture that is not comfortable. Minimizing pain and discomfort is essential. We meditate with Natural Ease. There are no extra points for suffering on your meditation seat.
We do recommend sitting upright facing your computer. Lying down often leads to sleep.
Although there are no required supplies or equipment we do recommend these products.
A computer or mobile device is required to access Zoom. A laptop or a Tablet may work best for flexibility. If you have not used Zoom before you will find a comprehensive guide here.
NOTE: Sessions with Q & A (questions and answer) portions will allow for your camera and or microphone usage. We request that you keep your mic muted unless speaking.
Even though you are in your home and may be with other beings during your retreat, you are encouraged to maintain a silent presence and only communicate with essential. Simply being rather than doing is the practice during this time. Phones, televisions, and social media are all distractions and should be set aside for this time. They will be there when you return. Remember that this moment is the most important moment and should not be squandered. Pay attention, it pays off!