The teachings on this retreat will emphasize the development of concentration using the breath as the primary meditative object. The daily morning instruction session will introduce mindfulness with breathing as a concentration practice and will systematically develop the skills that can lead to the deep absorption states of jhana. Dhammatalks will explore a range of subjects to support the growth of wisdom and insight. This silent retreat is intended for experienced practitioners who heave already developed some dgree od skill working with the hindrances and mindfulness or insight practices.
There will be periods of sitting and walking meditation, dhammateachings, question and answer sessions, and group and individual teacher consultations.
Friday july 28 is a day with self-meditation without a central program
Saturday 29 july – Tuesday 8 augustus 2017 Vipassana retreat (10 nights)
Awakening with Insight
This silent meditation retreat will emphasize the cultivation of mindfulness of breath, body, and mind to enhance the potential for liberating insight. By cultivating a calm and balanced awareness, we can dissolve any suffering that may entangle our hearts and discover our freedom in the midst of things. This retreat is suitable for both new and experienced practitioners. Shaila will continue to instruct students who choose to continue their concentration practice from the preceding retreat, but she will not repeat the concentration instructions for students who enter retreat after July 16. The focus for this retreat will clearly be mindfulness of body and mind with an inclination toward insight.
Pre-requisites include three prior meditation retreats (7 days or more each) and reading Focused and fearless by Shaila Catherine. Partcipants on the full summerretreat have prority for a single room.
Locatie: ITC-Naarden, meentweg 9
Organisatie: Sangha Metta- lid BUN. Deze retraite wordt niet door Sim georganiseerd.
Tijden: zo. 16.00u, vanaf 14.00u inloop | di. na de lunch
Kostenbijdrage: € 57,- per nacht (€ 1311,- voor de hele retraite) / € 47,- voor een tent per nacht (€1081,- voor de hele retraite)