Samatha Vipassana Retreat Date: 19-27 July 2019 Deepankar Vippassana Center, Kasane, (Vashind Railway Station), Dist. Thane, 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. The teaching has both “Metta” ( Loving Kindness) 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 mind, we can change our life! This harmonious perspective brings up a new smile. Come and ‘give ear’ to the ‘Suttas’ (the lessons) the Buddha taught and you will hear the wonder of this Living Dhamma.
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:Deepankar Vippassana Center, Kasane, Thane, India Dates:19th to 27th July 2019 Donation to the Center & Teacher. Charges for Food: At the discretion of Deepankar Vippassana Center. This will be communicated to you later. Link for registration: tinyurl.com/Twimretreatform Contact Person:Dhammagavesi Bhikkhu WhatsApp #+947 5019 9550 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Sangha offers the guidance and instruction freely. Donations (Dana) are welcome and necessary to further our ability to lead retreats. We also need donations for travel expenses for the Sangha. To donate please click Here
Volunteer: We request our participants to volunteer for few tasks which are needed in the retreat such as bell ringer, assisting with kitchen clean-up, setting tables, setting up sound system. This should be seen as part of the practice of meditation not apart from it.
One Full time Volunteer for 10 days is needed. They can be on 5 precepts if needed. They will be responsible for the complete retreat and tasks like coordinating with caterer, problem solving and any retreat related activities.
The Retreat Schedule: Official retreat days will begin on 19th and ends on 27th July 2019. Friday 19th July: Arrival and Registration time will begin @ 3 pm. Early light Dinner @ 5.00 pm (Only on the first day). Evening opening Talk will include site orientation, guidelines for retreat, and basic instructions. Saturday 20th July: Begin Retreat. It is a silent retreat under 8 precepts, with daily interviews from 21st July. This is a Samatha-Vipassana Retreat (TWIM - Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation) Saturday 27th July: The retreat will officially end after morning service, meditation and breakfast.
Daily Routine 5:00 am Wake up - Bell 5:30 am Taking Refuges and Precepts 5:45 am Meditation Sitting and walking. 7:00 am Breakfast -Bell 7:45 am Sitting and walking meditation to 11am ---9:00 am Individual Interviews with Rev. Khanti Khema start 11:00 am Lunch - Bell 12:30 pm Rest and Nap - 1 hour 1:30 pm Sitting and walking meditation 5:30 pm Tea time 6:00 pm Q&A with Rev. Khanti Khema 6:30 pm Dhamma talk and discussion 8:30 pm Sitting and walking meditation 10:00 pm Bedtime
Nearest Railway Station : Vashind - Have to catch Kasara or Asangoan (Central Line) Please exit the Vasind Railway station on the west side last bridge towards Kalyan. Here Rickshaw drivers await passengers. Tell them you want to go to Vipassana Center in Kasane village. The charges are Rs. 60 to 80/-.
Alternatively we will try and provide a pick-up for special cases.