Mindfulness of Loving Kindness: The Buddha's Path of Samatha/Vipassana Retreat Date: Saturday 22 Feb - Sunday 1 Mar 2020 Vajradhatu - Survey No 404, At Post, Vadgaon Budruk, Nigde, Maharashtra India 412205
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:Vajradhatu - Survey No 404, At Post, Vadgaon Budruk, Nigde, Maharashtra 412205 (How to get here) Dates:22 Feb - 1 Mar 2020 Donation to the Center & Teacher. Charges for Food & Stay: Rs. 7000/- (Donation to the center) Union Bank of India - Balewadi Branch Pune Name "Practical Lifeskills Farm" Current A/c no. 489401010935528 IFSC- UBIN0564389 Please drop an email to email@example.com with specifics such as your name, amount and bank/bank account from which you are making the donation so that we can keep a record.
Link for registration: https://tinyurl.com/Vajradhatu Contact Person:Dhammagavesi Bhikkhu WhatsApp #+947 5019 9550 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
The Retreat Schedule: Official retreat days will begin on 22nd Feb and ends on 1st March 2020. Saturday 22nd Feb: Arrival and Registration time will begin 2 pm. Evening opening Early light Dinner @ 5.00 pm (Only on the first day). Talk will include site orientation, guidelines for retreat, and basic instructions. Sunday 23rd Feb: Begin Retreat. the retreat will be a silent retreat under 8 precepts, with daily interviews from 24th Feb. This is a Samatha-Vipassana Retreat (TWIM - Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation) Sunday 1st March: 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 8.00 am Sitting and walking meditation to 11 am ---9:00 am Individual Interviews with Bhante 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
How To Get To Vajradhatu: -
Google Map Link: -https://goo.gl/maps/jxtL7Vos8u1vffoG9
46 kms / 2.5 hours by Taxi from Pune Airport, Lohegaon 40 kms / 2 hours by Taxi from Pune Railway Station To drive there you would need to get onto the Bombay – Bangalore Highway towards Bangalore. After leaving Pune you would pass through New Katraj Tunnel. Approximately 5.6 kms down the road from the tunnel take the right turn from below the bridge towards Kondanpur. Three kms after the right turn, at Shivapur village take a left and continue straight for another 10 kms. Vajradhatu is just after Nigde budruk village on the right.
Ola Out Station Booking from Pune Railway Station - (Approx cost 1615 to 1745) / Airport (1709 to 1840) (Options Mini or Prime Sedan) ** Tip - When you enter Varjradhatu the first option is for this center but do recheck also book Out Station option. Also Prime Play and Prime Sedan are the same cars but with Play you just get a screen on the passenger seat car remains same.
UBER Intercity : from Pune Railway Station - (Approx cost 1131 to 1279) / Airport (1314 to 1468)