Hi, i just made an application letter to Pa Auk Forest Monastery to go meditate there for 3 months. i hope that i will be accepted to go there and join the monastery for that period of time.
i havent done any vipassana retreats, i applied once long a go but they didnt accept me because i talked openly about my past drug use that at that point had been over 1 and half years since i stopped. anyway they didnt accept me, and it is as troublesome to travel to vipassana retreats as it is to Myanmar and i believe the quality and the effect will be better there.
anyway, i havent done any retreats before and i am committing to three months retreat. i would like to hear if anyone has any advice or experiences to share from theyre first 3 month retreats or so and this is meditation retreat , not vajrayana retreat.