One of many sweet moments on retreat. Some of us went to a coffeehouse during lunch break. This coffee has vanilla, ginger, and black salt. Yum! The wonderful people who go on these retreats are forming a local sangha to meet once a month. New dharma friends! Homeless no more! The Theravadins can keep their ridiculous retreat hours, semi-fasting,, and noble silence. This is the way to do a retreat, American style!