Posted: January 12th, 2008
Dark Retreats

“Dark retreat” (muntsam) — a form of solitary retreat that usually takes
place in a cabin or cave and may last up to a few years — is known to a
number of different schools of Tibetan Buddhism and Bon. Tenzin Wangyal
Rinpoche, the only Bon teacher resident in the United States, discusses
sensory deprivation as a means of stimulating the brain with R. Clay Reid,
Professor of Neurobiology at Harvard Medical School. This event was presented as part of the Brainwave Festival held by the Rubin Museum of Art, dedicated to the art of the Himalayas.

  • Nat

    Dear Sir,

    I would like to know if it is possible for me to find a text , in written format, on the discussion of ‘ Dark Retreat , dated January 12, 2008 ?
    Thank you.


  • mary fitzsimons

    that very nice professor needs to do the same 3 year dark retreat practice as tenzin wangyal and then give us the neuroscience view. that would be interesting