Vipassana: Tranquility Wisdom Insight Meditation Retreat

| Maitri | मैत्री विपश्यना शिविर |

A 10-Day Silent Retreat in English led by Bhante Dhammagavesi

The retreat takes you deep inside your mind with the help of Buddha’s own original discourses known as suttas. A way to deal with everyday problems of life and find peace within while leaving in world and in day-to-day life.

The Buddha has taught an ‘easy to understand’ practice that is comfortable, light and fun to learn. It leads you down the Noble Path to understand the true teaching. This teaching has both, “Samatha” (Tranquil Wisdom) and “Vipassana” (Insight) woven into the practice. Lay people can practice his antidote for suffering to manage the challenges they face in today’s world. By changing our minds, we change our lives.

About the Retreat Guide, Bhante Dhammagavesi–
Bhante started his spiritual journey at Wat Pah Nana Chat in Thailand in 2013. He later found that Bhante Vimalaramsi has a method which is easy to understand and immediately effective. He took higher ordination with Bhante Vimalaramsi as his preceptor. He has studied under the guidance of his teacher. He has learned from personally observing the Venerable Teacher during his retreats. Bhante Dhammagavesi is helping out with the Dhamma activities for Samatha-Vipassana Trust in India and Asia region. He has helped organize retreats in Malaysia and India for Bhante Vimalaramsi and Sister Khema. He stays in Sri Lanka and continues his Dhamma practice. He teaches retreats when possible.

Bhante Dhammagavesi will be assisted by Bhikkhu Ananda from Canada and Samnera Mettananda from USA

The retreat will start on 17th evening with a discourse and end on 27th morning after breakfast.

Schedule for December 18 – 27
05.00 am: Wake up

05.30 am:  Triple Gem Refuge, Precepts, Dhammapada Verses and Meditation

07.00 am: Breakfast

08.30 am: Meditation and individual interviews

11.00 am:  Lunch

01.00 pm: Meditation and interviews

05.00 pm Tea

6.30 pm: Discourse

8.30 pm: Meditation

10.00 pm: Lights off

Students are not to take dinner unless there is a medical requirement.
By Donation. Accomodation and meals at actuals.

The retreat will start on 17th evening with a discourse and end on 27th morning after breakfast.

By Donation. Accomodation and meals at actuals.

The Precepts
All who attend a Vipassana course must conscientiously undertake the following five precepts for the duration of the course:

to abstain from killing any being;
to abstain from stealing;
to abstain from all sexual activity;
to abstain from telling lies;
to abstain from all intoxicants.
There are three additional precepts which old students (that is, those who have completed a course with S.N. Goenka or one of his assistant teachers) are expected to follow during the course:

to abstain from eating after midday;
to abstain from sensual entertainment and bodily decorations;
to abstain from using high or luxurious beds.

Rules: The playing of musical instruments, radios, etc. is not permitted. No reading or writing materials should be brought to the course. Students should not distract themselves by taking notes. The restriction on reading and writing is to emphasize the strictly practical nature of this meditation.

Recording Devices and Cameras: These may not be used except with the express permission of the teacher.

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Nov 17 - 27 2022


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