Harmonious Path to Loving Kindness (Seeking clarity in the Buddha's teachings) Date : 23 Feb - 5 Mar, 2019 Deer Park Institute @ Bir District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, India
The Buddha taught an 'easy to understand' practice that was comfortable, light and fun to learn. It leads you down the noble path to understand the true teaching. This teaching has both "Metta" (Loving Kindness) and "Vipassana" (Insight) weaved 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 life. Bhante Vimalaramsi takes you on a journey to experience a way out of much of the suffering you face today. Come and listen to a gentle voice read from the Buddha's own words. Begin to see what Buddha Gotama experienced in his own meditation and why he said, "We are the happy ones!". Learn about the Buddha’s measure for your own successful meditation. Reclaim your own internal peace and smile.
Location:Deer Park Institute, Bir Colony, Bir, Himachal Pradesh 176077, India. Directions Dates: 23 February to 5 March, 2019 Cost:Donation to the Center & Teacher. Venue:- The Venue is offered on a minimum donation basis by Deer Park Institute. Sleeping Arrangements:- Single occupancy room, twin sharing room and dormitory options available. Cost varies depending on room type. Foreign Nationals Permit: -If you are a foreign national, you will need to go first to Dharamsala to obtain a Protected Area Permit before visiting Bir. There's also an option for applying online – please see this link for more details: http://deerpark.in/permit-for-foreign-nationals/ Link for registration:https://tinyurl.com/bhante-deerpark Contact Person: Saurabh Kapoor Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CLOSING DATE: 23 January 2019 or Max 20 pax
The Retreat Schedule: Saturday Feb 23rd: Arrival at DeerPark. Registration will begin after 8AM. Evening talk will include site orientation, guidelines for retreat, and basic instructions for meditation. Sunday Feb 24th: Retreat begins. The retreat will be a silent retreat under 8 precepts, with daily interviews from 25th. This is a Metta-Vipassana Retreat (Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation) Tuesday Mar 5th: The retreat will officially end after morning service, meditation and breakfast.