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MMTCP Program

Post-Retreat Debrief

MMTCP members: Please join James just after the retreat ends this Wednesday, May 27 at 12:00 p.m. (noon)
Click here to join via Zoom | Meeting ID: 852 759 28452

Dear MMTCP participants,

We're very happy that you are with us for this retreat and hope you have a very positive experience. As your qualifying retreat for the MMTCP certification, this will be done as if you were on a silent retreat at Spirit Rock. To get the full experience of a period of silent intensive practice we ask you to put all other outside activities aside and stay with the retreat experience.

Here are a few important things to keep in mind as you go through the retreat:

  1. The Sounds True criteria for the retreat are spelled out below. Please disregard the first sentence of Item #3 for now:MMTCP students must review, sign, and submit to the retreat teachers the MMTCP Online. You do not need to send me or any teacher the agreement before the start of the retreat. Instructions will be provided before the retreat finishes as pertains to the agreement.

  2. You will need to sign in on the spread sheet Spirit Rock will provide all MMTCP students before each session with a time stamp.

    1. The Five Sessions are:
      1. 10:00 a.m. - Morning Teaching / Sitting / Discussion
      2. 11:45 a.m. - Community Sit OR 11:45 a.m. - Affinity Group Sit
      3. 2:30 p.m. - Small Group Practice Discussion OR 2:30 p.m. - MMTCP Group Sit
      4. 3:30 p.m. - Movement (Yoga)
      5. 4:15 p.m. - Dharma Talk / Q&A - Closing Metta
  3. You must have your camera on for qualifying sessions. You will be expected to be at the session on time. Attendance will be randomly checked during each practice session. Please have your name spelled out exactly as it appears on the roster with the letters TCP next to it (e.g. Jane Doe - TCP)

  4. Please check the roster to make sure your name is correctly written. If it's not, you must tell us at the beginning of the retreat. If you don't see your name please email Mira Barakat at mirab3@gmail.com by Tuesday morning to let her know.

  5. Please have your name spelled out in Zoom exactly as it appears on the roster with the letters TCP next to it (e.g. Jane Doe - TCP)
  6. The 2:30-3:15 period will be a time that all MMTCP students will either be:
    a) in a separate Zoom room you will all be meditating in: https://spiritrock.zoom.us/j/377399877 or
    b) meeting with a teacher in small group practice discussion.

You will meet in small groups twice during the retreat, every third day.
We hope you have a fruitful and rewarding experience.

Wishing you a great retreat,

James Baraz, teacher
Gaia Fuenzalida, MMTCP assistant
Mira Barakat, MMTCP assistant.


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