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Retreats

Weekend and one-day retreats - throughout the year weekend and one-day retreats are offered both at the center and in offsite residential settings.

Light of the Path Retreats - a series of special two-week retreats with our Spiritual Director, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, at a facility in Black Mountain, NC. The basis for the teachings are the fundamental text Lamp of the Path by Lama Atisha, but Rinpoche has taught on many other aspects of practice as well. The next in this series is tentatively planned for September 11-25, 2016. The teachings at these retreats have become the basis of a fundamental education course through FPMT called Living in the Path.

A rustic retreat hermitage is also available at a member's farm for secluded, individual retreats.

We also encourage exploring retreat opportunities at FPMT retreat centers, which are designed and located in beautiful remote areas with staff and faciltlies dedicated to supporting practices in both individual and group retreats. The closest is Milarepa Center in Vermont, and FPMT provides a master retreat schedule to help check for retreats all around the world.