Spiritual Discipline

monk in 1936 Gyantse and food opening for strict retreats

1936 Gyantse, Tibet

In order to accomplish the benefits of a spiritual practice, it can be necessary to be removed from the ordinary world.  Here, a monk poses in front of a closed retreat hut.  Inside, the retreatant is in complete isolation except for this small opening through which food is passed each day.  These types of retreats continue for 49 days, 100 days and sometimes for years.

Posted on March 23, 2014, in Prayer and Ritual, Tibetan Culture & History, Uncategorized and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Bless you, sangha sister. I look forward to seeing you again this summer!

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