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THANK YOU FOR your interesting article on Bhante G's center ["Silent Night," Dec. 16]. There is also a retreat center in Stanley, Va., in the northern Shenandoah Valley. I don't know much about the center, so contact them for more info (Lotus Gardens, http:/
I am a member of a Buddhist center ( http:/
I HAVE NOT been to the Bhavana Center but have a friend who has been there several times. I have gone on two Vipassana retreats in the tradition taught by S.N. Goenka. It is 10-plus hours a day of sitting meditation. You are in noble silence for more than nine of 10 days. (Absolutely no talking except when you are asking an assistant teacher a question.) This is an excellent way to purify the mind. Check it out at http:/
Hope you will continue to meditate now that you are back in the "real" world.