UK Summer Meditation retreat

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UK Summer Meditation retreat

Postby rowyourboat » Thu Jul 29, 2010 10:17 pm

Dear Dhamma friends,

I would like to announce a 12 day silent retreat in Bromley, UK organised by the Thames Buddhist Vihara meditation group. I am conducting it (somewhat inappropriate in my announcement but no other way around it). This is the second retreat we have organised. It will be based on 8-10 precepts, samatha (jhana), yonisomanasikara and vipassana. Each participant will be given personal meditation instructions (kamatahan) daily to monitor, review and guide practice. This retreat is based on Ven Amathagavesi's method of meditation retreats, which added the practice of jhana and appropriate contemplation (yonisomanasikara) to a style vipassana which is Mahasi derivative.

Meals will be limited to twice a day (morning and noon). Noble Silence will be maintained. Mindfulness right through the day is encouraged. The programme begins at 5am and ends at 9.30pm. There are 4 compulsory group walking and sitting periods scattered through the day. A practitioner will practice a minimum of 6 hours and a maximum of 17 (or more?) hours of meditation a day. Many participants had positive outcomes in the first retreat based on based on personal interviews.

There is a cost involved for catering and accommodation (£30 per day X 12 = £360). We have a few places left so I wanted to give the opportunity to someone who might benefit.

Dates: 22nd August (sunday) to 3rd September (friday)
Venue: http://www.emmauscentre.org.uk/index.html#

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Re: UK Summer Meditation retreat

Postby retrofuturist » Fri Jul 30, 2010 12:05 am

Thanks for letting us know, RYB.

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Re: UK Summer Meditation retreat

Postby rowyourboat » Thu Aug 05, 2010 9:09 pm

Thanks, we are fully booked now.
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