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Holistic Awareness: Monastic Retreat

Western nuns and monks from the Theravada monastic tradition teach each year at the Retreat Center. The 2017 course, open to all, will focus on holistic awareness – accessing an awareness that supports and balances the body, heart and mind. Retreatants are asked to observe the eight monastic precepts, which include abstaining from eating after noon each day, and to participate fully in the daily routine of silent sitting, standing and walking meditation. There will also be group meetings with the teachers.

Group practice will begin each morning with an offering to the Triple Gem, such as flowers, light (in the form of candles) and incense or water, as well as chanting. Along with the renunciation, the acts of offering and homage establish the heart-tone of the retreat.

2017-04-07 (9 days) Insight Meditation Society - Retreat Center

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2017-04-13 Understanding Death 61:17
Ayya Medhanandi
The Buddha's advise to Ananda when venerable Sariputta died.
2017-04-14 Meeting the world, generating a self. 65:21
Ajahn Sucitto
As our daily-life world comes into awareness, We are called upon to meet it push back aagainst its delusion and seek new approaches - this is the path.
2017-04-15 Guided meditation - Sustaining good will 42:57
Ajahn Sucitto
2017-04-15 Guided meditation - Sustaining good will - edited 40:02
Ajahn Sucitto
edited to remove coughing and room noise
2017-04-15 Protection skill and strength - Refuges and Precepts 54:26
Ajahn Sucitto
Refuges and precepts offer the practice of Protecting our Dharma-hearts.They are then a source of inner wealth, friendship and an asset for meditation.
2017-04-15 Chanting 9:10
Ajahn Sucitto
2017-04-15 About Chithurst Monastery, Temple Forest Monastery, and Sati Sārāņīya Hermitage 8:11
Ajahn Sucitto, Ajahn Jayanto, Ayya Medhanandi
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