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The Tibetan word for retreat is ‘tsam’, which means ‘stop’ or ‘make a break’. This indicates we must stop, or make a break from, our normal activities and concentrate on a particular spiritual practice. The most important thing to stop during retreat is our distractions—to stop our busy mind.​

 

In retreat we take the time to step away from the busyness and distractions of daily life, creating the space in which we can take the teachings to heart and cultivate a deep experience of inner peace.  

 

At Tushita Kadampa Buddhist Center, we offer a variety of retreats, that range from half-day retreats on Saturdays, to full weekends, to give the practitioner an opportunity to ‘take a break’ from normal activities and a distracted mind and deeply contemplate and meditate on specific teachings.​​

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