Walking in the Buddha's footsteps (A Metta-Vipassana Retreat) Date : 1-11 Feb 2020 The Jetvan Monastery @ Hivari Village in Yavatmal, Nr. Nagpur, MH, India
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 guiding voice full of Metta and Karuna and hear what the Buddha's own words taught his own people and monks. Listen to how he describes his own meditation and how to abandon much of your suffering. Learn the drills the monks practiced to free themselves from atta. Discover a development chart that will help you gauge your own progress. Begin to see what Buddha Gotama experienced in his own meditation and why he said, "We are the happy ones!" Listen to a way out of humanity's vast trammel of war and hate in this world today. Learn about the Buddha’s measure for your own successful meditation. Reclaim your own internal peace and smile.
Location: Jetvan Monastery, Hivari Village, Nagpur-Tuljapur Road, , Yavatmal, Maharashtra India Dates:1-11 February 2020 Cost:Donation to the Center & Teacher. Venue:- The Venue is offered on a Donation basis by the Jetvan Monastery. Sleeping Arrangements:- Please note that participants stay in Male and Female Dorm Rooms. Link for registration:https://tinyurl.com/Jetvanform Contact Person:Dhammagavesi Bhikkhu WhatsApp #+947 5019 9550 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org CLOSING DATE:1st January 2020
Bhante Vimalaramsi offers the guidance and instruction freely. Donations (Dana) are welcome and necessary to further his ability to lead retreats. We also need donations for travel expenses for the Sangha. To donate please click Here
The Retreat Schedule: Official retreat days will begin on 1st and ends on 11th February 2020 (10 Days). Saturday Feb 1st: Arrival and Registration time will begin afternoon. Evening opening Talk will include site orientation, guidelines for retreat, and basic instructions. Sunday Feb 2nd: Begin Retreat. the retreat will be a silent retreat under 8 precepts, with daily interviews from Feb 3rd. This is a Metta-Vipassana Retreat (Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation) Tuesday Feb 11th: The retreat will officially end after morning service, meditation and breakfast.
The Daily Program is as follows: -
Time Schedule of Activity 5.00 am. Wake up 5.30 am. 3 Refuges, Precepts & Dhammapada Reading 5.45 am. Group Sitting Meditation 7.00 am. Breakfast 8.30 am. Sitting & Walking Meditation
Having these things may help: Slippers, loose fitting cloths, thermos, water bottle, Socks, torch. Pen and notepad to take notes in Dhamma Talks.
This is a silent retreat but you can speak to us in the organizing team and the volunteers. Please refrain from talking to others as this hinders there and your peace of mind.
No use of mobile phones is allowed during the retreat. You will have to deposit phones on the first day and it will be given back on 10th Jan post lunch (So, you can plan your travel). If you take medicines bring enough to last the retreat period. If you need to eat in evening due to health reasons, let us know on the first day. Also, you can skip the 6th precept related to not eating food post mid-day meal.
How to get here: -
Reach Yavatmal Railway Station and Hire a Private Transport. (We are hardly 20 Kms Away from Yavatmal Railway Station).
Book a Cab or Drive your car from Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad or Nagpur.
Public Transport such as Bus from Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad or Nagpur are available on regular basis.