Harmonious Path to Loving Kindness (Seeking clarity in the Buddha's teachings) Date : 7-17 Mar, 2020 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: 7-17 March, 2020 Cost:Donation to the Center & Teacher. Venue:- The Venue is offered on a minimum donation basis by Deer Park Institute. Accommodation options: The amount is to be paid as donation to Deerpark institute for their running costs. The room will be allocated based on availability. * Single room with attached bath @ INR 800/night * Double room with attached bath @ INR 900/night * Double room with lounge and attached bath @ INR 900/night for single occupancy, INR 1000/night for double occupancy * Twin sharing double room with common bathroom @ INR 400 / night per person * Dormitory @ INR 100 / night 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:http://tinyurl.com/deerpark2020 Contact Person: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org CLOSING DATE: 7 Feb 2020 or Max 35 pax
The Retreat Schedule: Saturday Mar 7: Arrival at DeerPark. Registration will begin after 8AM. Evening talk will include site orientation, guidelines for retreat, and basic instructions for meditation. Sunday Mar 8: Retreat begins. The retreat will be a silent retreat under 8 precepts, with daily interviews from 9th Mar. This is a Metta-Vipassana Retreat (Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation) Tuesday Mar 17: The retreat will officially end after morning service, meditation and breakfast.