Christopher::: I see that there is a Japanese Vipassana Association which offers retreats in two centres. Do you know anything of these ?
There are a few around the country (japan vipassana
), none that i am aware of down here near my city. The past few months Joseph Goldstein's dhamma talks have been extremely helpful. A real teacher or instructional situation is ideal of course, but audio dhamma talks are also very good, way better then just books, i'm finding...
"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009