Buddha Mandala Monastery Retreat System – Actual Practice
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Criteria for Solitary Retreat
Must have studied The Great Treatise of the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lam Rim Chenmo) or
A Guide to the Preliminary Practices of the Great Perfection by Longchen Nyingthig.
Must be a student of the Progressive Class (Teachings of the Three Vehicles or Sutras and Sastras of Maitreya) or Research Class.
Must be familiar with the requirements of all the practice methods in the respective Practice Booklets.
(Going through a retreat will result in a certain level of quality realisation, both in terms of theory and practice; whether one can perfectly complete the Five Paths will depend on one’s diligence and make up.)