Sample Retreat Schedule


Retreat schedules vary depending on the leader, the theme, and whether or not it's a meditation or study retreat. Some retreats have yoga as part of the program. Here is the schedule from a recent weekend retreat (not an intensive meditation retreat):


Day 1

7:30pm Meet in lounge for welcome, logistics, & introduction to the retreat
8:30pm Meet in Meditation hall for Dedication ceremony, ending by 9:15pm

Day 2

6:30 Rise
7:00-8:30am Meditation
9:00 Breakfast
[9:30 silence ends]
9:30 Short orientation for those on retreat for the first time.
9:30-10:45 Work period & breakfast cleanup
10:45 Tea
11-12:45 Yoga, and meditation
1:00 Lunch
1:30 Lunch cleanup & free time
3:30-4 Short talk on theme
4:10-5:10 Discussion groups
5:20 Chanting
[silence starts]
6:00 Dinner
6:30 Dinner cleanup
7:30 Meditation
9:15 End

Day 3

6:30 Rise
7:00-8:30am Meditation
9:00 Breakfast
[9:30 silence ends]
9:30-10:45 Work period, breakfast cleanup, pack and clean rooms
10:45 Tea
11-12:45 Yoga, and meditation
1:00 Lunch
1:30 Lunch cleanup & general cleanup
2:30 Reporting out
3:15 Depart