I've actually been back since early Monday morning, but for one reason or another haven't been able to devote any time to the blog until now.
Basically, this retreat was something of a seven-day basic training for monastics in our order. The important thing to be learned there by those of us who aren't going to be monastics, is how to cultivate the bodhi mind in everyday life, and how not to "lose your mind" to distractions and the everyday hectic world.
I'll be posting stories and pics. Stay tuned. Also check out the new photo album on the left (Hsi Lai Temple).