Summer Ango FAQ
Is the entire Ango in silence?
A different program is offered in each of the weeks of Ango. The sesshins proceed in silence with no unnecessary talking. Workshops have periods of socializing and periods of silence.
Are there free days?
There are no full free days, although there are longer breaks between the end of one program and the beginning of the next.
Will I ever leave the practice center during the retreat?
Rest and exercise periods are part of each day during Ango. If you leave the retreat center, please return in ample time for the next activity on our retreat schedule. As one retreat transitions to the next over the course of the summer ango, there may be longer breaks that allow for trips outside the retreat center. Let the Registrar or Shuso know where you plan to go and how long you expect to be away.
Can I see a schedule?
Schedules for each part of Ango vary according to the planned activities. Schedules will be posted at the retreat center. You should expect to wake up at around 5:00 am and go to bed at around 9:00 pm.
What time should I arrive?
Plan to arrive no later than 4:00 pm on the first day of your retreat.
Is there an emergency phone number? How can my family reach me?
Someone who needs to reach you in an emergency can call Wisdom House at (860) 567-3163. Please let the registrar or one of the retreat monitors know if you must leave the retreat center because of an emergency.