Retreats

Great Lakes Buddhist Vihara offers several meditation retreats throughout the year. You can find these upcoming themed retreats in our Vihara calender and can learn more about retreats in the Retreats website.
These retreats are typically 2-day, weekend retreats and open to all. In the retreats website you can find information about the retrats, what you can expect and what our expectations are from the participants and also registration information. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns and learn more about these weekend retreats.

Next Retreat:

Vipassana Retreat: February 8-9, 2020

Venue: Fonseka Community Center, 17725 Inkster Rd, Livonia, Michigan 48152

Vipassana is insight. Vipassana practice is necessary to gain wisdom into seeing things as they really become. Vipassana practice goes with samatha, tranquility practice. Yoked together, they bring amazing results leading to final awakening.
Retreat Daily schedule:
AM
07:30 – 08:00 Arrival at the Center
08:00 – 08:30 Light Breakfast, chores, and stretching
08:30 – 09:30 Introduction, Guided Meditation
09:30 – 10:30 Quiet Group Sitting – Meditation Hall
10:30 – 11:30 Individual Practice, Personal interviews
11:30 – 12:15 (Sunday Only)
11:30 – 12:15 Mindful Lunch, Silence
PM
12:15 – 01:00 Walking Meditation
01:00 – 02:00 Talk and Guided Meditation by a Bhante
02:00 – 03:00 Sitting Practice
03:00 – 03:15 Tea break
03:15 – 03:45 Group Sitting
03:45 – 04:30 Q & A session, End