On retreat we deepen our Dharma practice, and to do this it is important to set up good conditions. To make the most of being on retreat it is important you do not bring work with you, so please complete any work you have before arriving.
We also ask that you leave behind newspapers, music and anything external to the retreat generally. If you want to read, we suggest you bring something ‘inspirational’, rather than something 'distracting'. We have a Dharma library at Tiratanaloka that you are welcome to use whilst here, and a well stocked bookshop for purchases.
Coming on retreat is an opportunity to take a break from external influences and deepen and galvanise our Going for Refuge to the Three Jewels. In order to do the we all need to collaborate by being as fully on retreat as possible, and for this reason we will also encourage you to turn off your phone, laptop and tablets. We have a private landline you can use in case of emergencies. If you are visually impaired and need a tablet to read the study, please get in touch with us before the retreat. If you wish, the team can look after your phone/tablet for you while you are here.
There are alarm clocks available to borrow, so you do not need to use your phone for that purpose.