• Steven Armstrong Retreat Dec 2016

    December 2 – December 11, 2016

    Jhana Grove Meditation Retreat Centre, 283 Kingsbury Drive, Serpentine, Western Australia

    Awareness, Insight and Liberation

    This retreat, suitable for both new and experienced meditators, will integrate the precise meditation instructions of Mahāsi Sayadaw with the practical awareness-oriented guidance of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, both highly skilled monastic teachers from Burma. Steve will offer a clear path for developing clarity of awareness with each arising moment. This leads to stability of mind and the insightful knowledge of liberation. Relaxed, persevering continuity of mindfulness allows us to recognize each moment’s experience, and leads to insightful understanding of the natural order of all things. Such knowledge weakens deeply conditioned habits of mind that cause unhappiness, and strengthens conditions for an enduring sense of well-being. Liberation is the mind released from mental states that result in suffering to oneself and others.

    The retreat will be held in Noble Silence, and will include comprehensive guidance for continuous awareness in all activities. Each day will include scheduled periods for sitting, walking, chanting, meals, work-as-practice, Dhamma talks, Q&A, group practice discussions, and opportunities for self-scheduled practice in one’s own rhythm.

    People of all walks of life are warmly welcome.


    Retreat Costs

    Full Time (Dec 2nd – 11th) $620 Early Bird $670 Full Rate

    Early Bird Registration is required prior to Oct 28th

    Weekend Rate – On this retreat there is no weekend option

    To Register for this Retreat click HERE

     

  • Patrick Kearney May 2017

    May 19 – May 28, 2017

    Jhana Grove Meditation Centre, 283 Kingsbury Drive, Serpentine, Western Australia

    The Teacher:
    Patrick Kearney is an independent teacher in the lineage of Mahāsī Sayādaw. He has practised Buddhist meditation for almost 40 years, and has been teaching for 20 years. He has trained extensively in both insight meditation and Zen. Patrick has a particular interest in the original teachings of the Buddha and he seeks to apply them to the conditions of our contemporary life.

    Retreat Costs

    Full Time (19-28 May) Early Bird: $600     Full Rate: $650 

    Early Bird Registration is required prior to March 30th

    Weekend Rate – Early Bird: $250   Full Rate: $280 

    Info:   Sue

    To Register for this Retreat Click  HERE

     


  • Patrick Kearney July 2016

    July 8 – July 17, 2016

    Jhana Grove Meditation Retreat Centre, 283 Kingsbury Drive, Serpentine, Western Australia

    The Teacher:
    Patrick Kearney is an independent teacher in the lineage of Mahāsī Sayādaw. He has practiced Buddhist meditation for almost 40 years, and has been teaching for 20 years. He has trained extensively in both insight meditation and Zen. Patrick has a particular interest in the original teachings of the Buddha and he seeks to apply them to the conditions of our contemporary life.

     

     

     

     


  • Kamala Masters-The Integration of Love and Wisdom

    December 4 – December 13, 2015

    Jhana Grove Meditation Retreat Centre, 283 Kingsbury Drive, Serpentine, Western Australia

     

    “Love tells me I’m everything

    Wisdom tells me I’m nothing

    And between the two

    My life flows.”

    -Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj

     

    The spirit of this retreat will strengthen our ability to maintain a continuous quality of awareness not only in retreat, but also so that it can extend into our daily lives in a seamless way.  We will be exploring the Four Foundations of Mindfulness with more emphasis on awareness of the qualities of mind.  The teachings of Sayadaw U Tejaniya on Mindfulness of Mind will be integrated, and one of his books will be offered to each retreatant to read during the retreat as a support for practice.  We will explore how we can more clearly uncover the wisdom in our minds by strengthening the loving kindness in our hearts.  Equanimity practice will be offered as a way of integrating the love and wisdom aspects of our practice.

    The retreat schedule will include periods of sitting meditation and stillness in the Dharma Hall, interspersed with walking/movement practice. The retreat will be held in Noble Silence, and will include complete meditation instructions, Dharma talks, guided loving kindness and equanimity meditations, Q&A, group and individual practice discussions, mindful work periods, eating and resting as opportunities to maintain continuous awareness. This retreat is suitable for both beginning and experienced meditators.

    Kamala Masters began practicing in 1975.  Trained by Anagarika Munindra and Sayadaw U Pandita, and continuing her practice with U Tejaniya, she offers the dharma in the US and abroad in a way that nourishes the natural inner growth of compassion and wisdom.  She is co-founder of Vipassana Metta on Maui, is a Guiding Teaching and is on the Board of Directors of Insight Meditation Society in Barre, MA.

    Retreat Costs
    Full Time (4th – 13th) $520 early bird  $570 Full rate
    Weekend Rate (4th – 6th) $220 early bird  $250 Full Rate

    Info: Contact Jim or Sue

    To register for this retreat please click here


  • Dhammaruwan Retreat

    March 6 – March 15, 2015

    Jhana Grove, Serpentine, WA

    Dhammaruwan was introduced to meditation in his early childhood with the teachings of Anagarika Munindra of lndia. He has over 30 years of Meditation and Dhamma experience and over 15 years of Teaching and 10 years of international teaching experience. He was trained for many years under Bhante Henepola Gunaratana nayaka Thero, and was a teacher-trainee under Joseph Goldstein and Steve Armstrong. He founded the Nirodha Trust and the Nirodha City Centre. Dhammaruwan is also known for spontaneously chanting suttas in his early childhood.

    Dhammaruwan teaches Vipassana (Insight) Meditation using a systematic approach to help yogis cut through the self deception that prevents them from accessing true knowledge. Dhammaruwan is known for teaching what can be a complex subject in a simple and easy language.

    The retreat will be held in Noble Silence at the Jhana Grove Meditation Centre in Serpentine and is suitable for beginners as well as experienced meditators. It will be possible to attend on a part-time or full-time basis.

     


    Cost: Full time
    Early Bird $550
    Full rate $600
    *No weekend option.

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