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American Buddhists prepare for 3-plus years of silence

Dozens of American Buddhists prepare for 3-plus years of silence to heighten inner awareness – San Jose Mercury News

BOWIE, Ariz. — Deep in a remote desert valley, Stephane Dreyfus and several dozen other Buddhists are preparing to undergo a mind-altering journey: three years, three months and three days of silence. There will be no word from the outside world in the Great Retreat, only the deafening quiet of sand, rock and cactus…