Yarne From Afar 2022


Yarne from Afar: A Worldwide Remote Retreat

January 10 – March 4, 2022

On January 10, 2022, the monastics at Gampo Abbey and a few lay practitioners will enter a deep retreat period known as Yarne. While few people can join this retreat live, the number of people who can join via the heart connection of daily practice is unlimited. Will you join us as a remote meditator at the upcoming Yarne retreat?
The focus of this year’s Yarne retreat will be the Lojong Slogans. Remote meditators will receive the same reading assignments that those attending Yarne receive, in case you’d like to read and study, as well as the schedule of retreat practice.
How to Participate
1. We will create an electronic frame with photos of all remote meditators. Please email a photo of yourself by December 26, 2021 to [email protected] 
a. Keep the size to around 1mb, if possible.
b. Landscape (horizontal) orientation displays best. 
c. File formats accepted: JPEG, HEIC, or PNG.
2. Write Yarne in the subject line of your email.
3. Include your name and location in the email.
4. Rebecca will send a “thank you” response to your email and upload your photo to the frame. 
The photographs will appear as a slideshow at Gampo Abbey during the Yarne retreat. Seeing your faces will be very inspirational for us!
Your Commitment to Us
Beyond sending your photograph, please prepare to practice on your own for at least 30 minutes each day. If you can arrange for your daily practice to take place during a practice period for us, great. If that’s not possible, simply knowing you will be practicing daily with an intention to connect with those of us attending retreat in person is great too.
Our Commitment to You
1. Before year’s end you will receive reading assignments and the practice schedule those at Gampo Abbey will be following during retreat.
2. We will hold you in our heart space every day of the retreat as we practice.
3. You will receive a weekly email during the retreat with an update on how the week is going (what we’re studying, experiencing, and so on). This email will be sent to the email address you used to send your photo.
4. Two senior students of Pema Chödrön will offer one live Zoom session during the retreat: we can’t set the date and time for this yet, but will let you know by email once the date and time is set.