Gradual Training Retreat
This month’s In-Person retreat, “The Gradual Training”, wrapped up this evening. It was wonderful having friends together in a comfortable space for two days of dedicated practice, and the first offering since monastics Bhante Sumano and Anagarika Drew arrived to spend the vassa in Western Mass. The retreat was themed around the Buddha’s method of gradually training new practitioners so that they developed in a fluid and linear way, all while minimizing difficulties from being asked to let go and take on new experiences.
The talks have been recorded on the ‘Innovative Dhamma’ YouTube channel. A playlist for the retreat is available at:
The opening talk on Friday night is presented here, though the camera couldn’t decide where to focus thanks to Tahn Pamutto’s enthusiastic hand motions!