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Eric Wentworth from The Buddhist Centre Online team is joined here by American Order members Bodhana and Karunasara, who have been integrally involved in what's become a really important and rich development in what we offer in the U.S. - what are called the "Noble Silence" Retreats.
These ten-day silent meditation retreats began as a bit of an experiment in the states, a response to a strong need for many practitioners to go deeper into their meditation practices in a strongly supportive environment for an extended period of time.
Bodhana and Karunasara outline how the retreats came about, how they're structured, what the experience has been like for both retreatants and leaders as the retreats have evolved, and the vibrant and surprisingly natural collective aspects of practicing long periods of silence together with others.