Mahasi Retreat - Where?

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Mahasi Retreat - Where?

Postby convivium » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:26 pm

Can anyone recommend places to do Mahasi-style Retreats? Ideally long-term, and if possible in North America.
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Re: Mahasi Retreat - Where?

Postby Stephen K » Wed Jul 21, 2010 8:29 pm

And I'd really like to know if there are Mahasi retreats in England. Thanks.
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Re: Mahasi Retreat - Where?

Postby jcsuperstar » Wed Jul 21, 2010 9:15 pm

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Re: Mahasi Retreat - Where?

Postby Moggalana » Wed Jul 21, 2010 10:06 pm

Isn't Mahasi Sayadaw the main influence of the teachers at the Insight Meditation Society? http://www.dharma.org
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Re: Mahasi Retreat - Where?

Postby convivium » Thu Jul 22, 2010 1:49 am

i heard they got more stream enterers switching to mahasi method...
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Re: Mahasi Retreat - Where?

Postby Goofaholix » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:18 am

IMS definately.

though the practice is less strict and more eclectic than you'll find in Burma, this is not a bad thing.
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Re: Mahasi Retreat - Where?

Postby mikenz66 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:42 am

Hi Stefan,
Stefan wrote:And I'd really like to know if there are Mahasi retreats in England. Thanks.

You could contact Bhikkhu Pesala on this board or http://aimwell.org/ or rowyourboat, who both live in England for contacts.

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Re: Mahasi Retreat - Where?

Postby Bhikkhu Pesala » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:29 am

See my Retreats page for details of one-day retreats.

I don't have accommodation, so a one-day retreat is not much to Stefan coming from Greece for the day.

Bhikkhu Bodhidharma runs longer residential Mahāsī style retreats at the Satipanya centre, which is at a quiet country house near Shrewsbury on the border of Wales.
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Re: Mahasi Retreat - Where?

Postby Stephen K » Thu Jul 22, 2010 10:05 am

I am planning to study (in University) in England next year. That's why I asked.
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