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