Serving on a 10 day retreat

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Re: Serving on a 10 day retreat

Postby coolshling » Sun May 22, 2011 9:21 pm

Hi wizi

This is very interesting and appreciate your help as volunteer.

I attended a retreat in Thailand last year and currently looking for a center where I can volunteer to serve during the summer (Jul-Aug). Do you have any recommendation? Normally I would go to center in Thailand but I am currently studying in France and maybe I can contribute by serving centers in this region.

Best, :anjali:
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Re: Serving on a 10 day retreat

Postby wizi » Mon May 23, 2011 1:34 pm

Hi there! :hello:

Yes, it is very different to serve and experience dhamma this way... since u are in France, maybe u can try to register as a volunteer in the vipassana centers in:

France, Dhamma Mahi, Champignelles, France
http://www.dhamma.org/en/schedules/schmahi.shtml


Spain, Dhamma Neru, Barcelona
http://www.dhamma.org/en/schedules/schneru.htm


Let us know if you managed to serve this summer? :namaste:
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Re: Serving on a 10 day retreat

Postby wizi » Mon May 30, 2011 12:48 pm

For the first time, i am helping to organise a gypsy 10 day course in Kiswahili and English in a rural part of E Africa!

Will need all the metta to get all the students we need to fill up the course...

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Re: Serving on a 10 day retreat

Postby Ben » Mon May 30, 2011 10:01 pm

All the best, wizi!
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Re: Serving on a 10 day retreat

Postby Ytrog » Tue May 31, 2011 5:18 am

Good luck :twothumbsup:
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Re: Serving on a 10 day retreat

Postby coolshling » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:20 am

Dear wizi

Thank you so much for the information. Now I have found time between Jul 4 to Jul 8 that will match with the service period at Dhamma Mahi. I am so excited.
I am looking for a map to go to the centre from Fontainebleau or Paris. It will be helpful if you can guide me on how to get there.

Thank you and anumothana :anjali:

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wizi wrote:Hi there! :hello:

Yes, it is very different to serve and experience dhamma this way... since u are in France, maybe u can try to register as a volunteer in the vipassana centers in:

France, Dhamma Mahi, Champignelles, France
http://www.dhamma.org/en/schedules/schmahi.shtml


Spain, Dhamma Neru, Barcelona
http://www.dhamma.org/en/schedules/schneru.htm


Let us know if you managed to serve this summer? :namaste:
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Re: Serving on a 10 day retreat

Postby Ben » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:54 am

coolshling wrote:Dear wizi

Thank you so much for the information. Now I have found time between Jul 4 to Jul 8 that will match with the service period at Dhamma Mahi. I am so excited.
I am looking for a map to go to the centre from Fontainebleau or Paris. It will be helpful if you can guide me on how to get there.

Thank you and anumothana :anjali:

Coolshling


wizi wrote:Hi there! :hello:

Yes, it is very different to serve and experience dhamma this way... since u are in France, maybe u can try to register as a volunteer in the vipassana centers in:

France, Dhamma Mahi, Champignelles, France
http://www.dhamma.org/en/schedules/schmahi.shtml


Spain, Dhamma Neru, Barcelona
http://www.dhamma.org/en/schedules/schneru.htm


Let us know if you managed to serve this summer? :namaste:


Greetings coolshling

Wizi lives in Africa and may not be able to assist with a map.
I suggest you contact the meditation centre directly and they will be able to give you directions.
kind regards

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Re: Serving on a 10 day retreat

Postby coolshling » Sun Jun 26, 2011 11:57 am

:anjali: Thank you Ben :anjali:

I have submitted the application form and I will contact the centre tomorrow.
Have a nice day.
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Re: Serving on a 10 day retreat

Postby Ben » Sun Jun 26, 2011 12:04 pm

They usually include directions to the Centre when they send you notice your application has been approved.
That is, at the centres i have been to.
If not, then contact them.
and good luck with your course!
kind regards

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