Mukti Retreat Special Needs
For those who have special needs, the following information may be helpful when planning for a retreat.
The structure and schedule of a silent retreat can be challenging both physically and psychologically. If you have medical or psychological pre-existing conditions, we encourage you to consult with your doctor or mental health professional before participating in a silent meditation retreat to ensure that the intensity and length of this event is right for you.
The structure of the retreat itself can be rigorous, including several silent sitting sessions each day that last up to 40 minutes each, a 1-hour talk, and a 2-hour session (talk and/or dialogues) per day. A full retreat day begins at 7:30 am and ends by 10:00 pm. Attending every silent sitting is not mandatory. The schedule includes 3 meal breaks throughout the day.
Although the retreat sites will make every reasonable effort to find the right accommodation for your needs, all housing for these events is “first come, first served.” For this reason, we cannot guarantee that your specific requests will be met.
If you need special assistance in order to be on retreat, please make all arrangements prior to arriving for retreat. If it is not possible for you to participate within this format, we recommend attending a Silent Retreat Day instead. The schedule for a Silent Retreat Day is less rigorous and does not require participants to maintain silence throughout the event.
For those who wish to explore the depths of retreat teachings in private or are unable to attend a retreat in person, some audio recordings from Mukti’s retreats have been made available as downloads. These downloads include Mukti’s talks, dialogues, and guided meditations. To find these retreat recordings, go to the Audio Library and search “Retreat with Mukti.”
We also recommend Adyashanti’s online article entitled “True Meditation.” Both Adyashanti and Mukti make this article available to participants on retreat.