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kirtu wrote:In Jamgon Kongtrul's "Retreat Manual" it mentions in Kongtrul's introduction that people entering the retreat needed to have done a rainy season retreat. How do/did Tibetan monks observe the rainy season retreat? They certainly don't spend 3 or 4 months in seclusion? Do Tibetan monks observe it from July - October adjusting for the lunar calendar?
kirtu wrote:What are the other monastic observances/retreats during the year?
....bimonthly sojong (Skt. poṣadha).....