A 4-Year Silent Meditation Retreat, Pt. 1: How It Began

In November 2009, Bill and Susan Morgan, a couple from Boston, began what would become a four-year silent meditation retreat at the Forest Refuge, the Insight Meditation Society’s center for experienced meditators seeking longer-term retreat practice. In this series of seven videos, Bill and Susan look back on their experiences at the Forest Refuge, sharing how they came to the idea to commit to such a video prolonged period of practice, the challenges they faced along the way, and several profound insights they gleaned both about themselves as individuals, and as a couple, practicing side-by-side every day, without speaking, for four years.