May Newsbyte

May NEWSBYTE

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Diary

Back from Japan with a very heavy cold. Completely floored me for a week. Definitely don’t recommend you catch this should you visit. But the trip itself delivered more than I could ever have expected. Here are some of Carl’s and my own memories and reflection:

Reflections on the Pilgrimage to Japan : Bhante and Carl : 2017

Announcements

Meditation Teacher Training: If you have a done a few courses and think you might like to run a group or would like to know how you might introduce a friend, do apply. (See below) (Couple of places left.)

On-Line Course: Noirin will again be leading on-line courses this year, to support your home practice and help integrate the wisdom you gain on retreat with ordinary daily life. This years course focuses on the Four Noble Truths and will run for 6 weeks. One course starts in June, the second one in October. Open to all who attend a retreat at Satipanya during the year.  Email noirinsheahan@gmail.com to register or for further information.

***Assistants: Plenty of opportunity to come and serve. It’s still a retreat for you. Up to six hours sitting practice is possible and an occasion to bring the practice into ‘ordinary daily life’ tasks. It does help if you have done a retreat in the Mahasi tradition – if only a weekend. Or any long vipassana retreat whatever the tradition. See Meditation Teacher Training Sat. 3 June – Sun. 11 June  and Mahasi Weeklong Retreat Sat 17th – Sun 25th June and Mahasi Summer Retreat 12 – 26 August

The Complete Calendar for 2017

Download PDF Calendar 2017

Assistants Needed

N.B. All the courses are serviced by assistants.

As an assistant, we do not expect payment of the deposit because you have kindly offered your time.

And as usual any dana by you is entirely in your gift.

However, your commitment is essential, for the course would be very difficult to run without an assistant and may indeed have to be cancelled.

 

If you are interested, follow this link: Course Assistant

 

For info. about Retreats and teachers see website www.satipanya.org.uk

See drop down menus: especially About Us, Teachings and Retreats

 

If you would like to come and assist on a course?

Scroll down to see where we need you.

 

Click on teacher names for bio.

 

Mahasi Weeklong Retreat

Sat. 20 – Sun. 28 May

Noirin Sheahan

Assistant : Ann Nemo

The usual schedule and format – see website.

See above for Noirin’s description.

 

Meditation Teacher Training

Sat. 3 June – Sun. 11 June 

Bhante Bodhidhamma

Assistant : Needed

Please contact Bhante direct if you wish to join this course. 

It is for those who have a regular daily Mahasi practice 

and who wish to start a group or be able to teach individuals 

 or have some vague desire that they might like to do so. 

 

Mahasi Weeklong Retreat

Sat 17th – Sun 25th June

Carl Fooks

Assistant : Needed

The usual schedule and format – see website.

The Mahasi system can feel challenging, and its emphasis on moment-to-moment mindfulness can prove to feel particularly difficult. Carl teaches a gentle approach to the practice encouraging a skilful and effective orientation that helps practitioners to commit themselves fully to the practice and the schedule, and thereby get the most out of the course.

 

Summer Mahasi Retreat

Bhante Bodhidhamma

Assistant : Needed

Eleven week roll-on, roll-off Retreat.

Minimum stay eight nights.

Start dates: Saturdays:-

01 & 15 & 29 July; 12 & 26 Aug. 09 Sept.

Finishing Sun. 17  Sept

Celebration Sat 16. See below

N.B. Start restricted to listed Saturdays.

Alternate Sun. possible for Mahasi devotees.

A challenging Retreat easily modified for beginners.

See Beginner’s Testimonials on website.

You are encouraged to stay for more than one week.

Assistants : Needed

Starting and ending on following Saturday.

01 – 15 July : Ulla Mergen

15 July – 29 July : Assistant : Jean Anderson

29 July – 12 August : Assistant : Gwen Sanderson

12 – 26 August: Assistant : Needed

26 August – 09 September: Assistant : Grace Kelly

09 – 17 (Sunday) September: Assistant : Dea Paradisos

Sangha Day : Ninth Anniversary

Saturday 16 September

Please bring veggie food to join us for communal lunch at noon.

Ceremony starts 13.30

Talk: To be announced.

 

Weekend Retreat 

Fri. 29 Sept. – Sun.01 p.m. October

Carl Fooks

Assistants : Needed

See usual weekend Schedules

Same gentle approach as described above.

Mahasi Two Week Retreat

Noirin Sheahan

Preference given to those who want to stay two weeks.

Assistant : Needed

Sat. 07 Oct.  – Sun. 22 October

The usual schedule and format – see website.

 

Day Retreat

Saturday 28 October

Local Assistant : Needed

Jenny Birkett

 Kick Start/Top

Arrive 09.30. Finish 17.00

Please bring veggie food to share.

 

Autumn Mahasi Retreat

04 Nov. – 26 Nov.

Noirin Sheahan

Assistant(s) : Needed

Preference is given to those who wish to stay for the full three weeks.

The usual schedule and format – see website.

 

Day Retreat

Kick Start/Top up

Saturday 16 December

Bhante Bodhidhamma

Local Assistant : Needed

Arrive 09.30. Finish 17.00

Please bring veggie food to share.

 

New Year Retreat

Fri. 29 December to Tues. 02 January

Bhante Bodhidhamma

Assistant : Needed

 N.B. This retreat is reserved for those who have completed a Retreat as Satipanya.

The first day will be a normal retreat schedule though we shall rise at 5.30.

An opportunity to make it a day of fasting

in solidarity with the one in nine people undernourished and starving.

On the second day, the Eve, we will see in the New Year.

During a group event, you will be asked to tell us about an event which has had a effect upon you - international, national or local or personal.

We hope to have a bonfire.

A day to reflect on the past year, plenty of time to oneself.

Retreatants will be asked to say a little about an virtuous event chosen by them.

The third day, New Years Day, is communal with a walk – weather permitting.

 

For Bhante’s courses away from Satipanya:

http://www.satipanya.org.uk/away-calendar/

 

 

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Onward 

Bodhidhamma

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