Retreat is essential for both monks and lay practitioners in addition to study.
A retreat allows a practitioner to have undisturbed time and space.
That is beneficial to their contemplation and practice of Buddhist teachings.

Monks in Gyumed Tantric University do different levels of retreat including short, medium or the intensive retreat, according to their capacity or masters’ advice.
During a retreat, they have an opportunity to focus themselves on contemplating and practicing Buddha’s teachings.
That is helpful for developing the sophisticated personality.
For this short life time, one can cultivate kindness to assure the opportunity for practicing Buddhism in the upcoming life.
A retreat is beneficial to the practitioners to gain more insight and develop wisdom; as a result, they become more competent to conduct Buddhist activities to benefit sentient beings and help them liberate from suffering.