The advantage of a retreat is the ability to really dedicate ourselves to the continuity of practice, continuity of awareness. We sit because it’s the easiest way to keep the mindfulness continuous. We also sit because it seems to make us calm; but it is not the sitting that makes us calm. It is the continuity of awareness and right attitude that makes the mind calm. I’m not saying ‘Sit’ and I’m not saying ‘Don’t sit’ – I’m saying ‘Do whatever that serves the continuity of awareness’.
|Shwe Oo Min Dhammasukha Tawya 2018 Morning English Q&A 18-01-16 (43:53-44:27)