Tara Choying Lhamo spent 12 years doing retreat in Milarepa’s caves in Lapchi, and doing 20 years in retreat total. Originally from Austria, she gives a talk about what led her to her spiritual path and her experiences while being in retreat.
To continue the posts I’ve been doing about retreat, here is an interesting video form Venerable Chodron and Sravasti Abbey. She mentions that when people leave retreat, they see it as a great time of change because they’re moving from the confinements of deep reflection and peace and back into the business of everyday life. She gives advice on how to see this time differently, and how to integrate retreat experience into everyday life.