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Satipanya Calendar 2017

Name / Dates Teacher Assistant Comment
7.02 Day Retreat : Bhante's Birthday
Sun 8 Jan
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistant Needed

A half day of practice and in the afternoon a talk by Bhante which will be relayed, followed by questions and answers.

Arrive 09.30. Finish 17.00

Please bring veggie food to share for noon lunch.

No need to book via Application form, but do click below to inform us. Thanks.

7.03 Mahasi Winter Retreat
Sat 14 Jan-Sat 11 Mar
Bhante Bodhidhamma First Two Weeks: Jim Tibby .............The following weeks: Mark Blaxland

Eight week roll-on, roll-off Retreat.

BN Only for those who have completed a weeklong Mahasi Retreat either here at Satipanya or with another accredited teacher.

Although the retreats are organised on a two week rota, it is possible to come for the first 8 days of any two week slot. However, we would encourage you to stay at least two weeks.

A slightly modified timetable to create four three hour sessions of sitting, walking and sitting.

Start dates restricted to these Saturdays :  

Sat 14 Jan – Sun 22 Jan : Sun 22 Jan – Sat 28 Jan

Sat 28 Jan – Sun 5 Feb : Sun 5 Feb – Sat 11 Feb

Sat 11 Feb – Sun 19 Feb : Sun 19 Feb – Sat 25 Feb

Sat 25 Feb – Sun 5 Mar : Sun 5 Mar – Sat 11 Mar

Finishing Sat 11 March

Please note: make sure the dates on the application form match the dates you want to come.

7.04 Early Spring Day Retreat
Sat 18 Mar
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistant Needed

Kick Start/Top up

See website for bio. And other info.

Arrive 09.30. Finish 17.00

Please bring veggie food to share.

No need to book via Application form, but good to inform us by email: info@satipanya.org.uk

What we teach.    Schedules

7.05 Mahasi Retreat
Sat 1 Apr-Sat 8 Apr
Guus Went Mark Blaxland

All about Guus website

What we teach.    Schedules

Sayadaw U Pandita’s definition of Mindfulness: Mindfulness is the observing power of the mind, which clearly and simply experiences an object, without reacting to it.

Sitting meditation, walking meditation and daily activities are of equal importance.

7.06 Easter Mahasi Retreat : Two Weeks
Sat 15 Apr-Sun 30 Apr
Noirin Sheahan Dario Alvino : John MacDougal

Vipassana means “Seeing clearly”. When we see the world as it really is, we will be free from the distress that comes from identifying with a limited view of who and what we are.

During the retreat, we relax from all our usual busyness to give our full attention to present experience.  We learn to see the world more clearly, and to disentangle the knots of confusion that bind us to emotional turmoil.  At precious moments, the heart opens and we may sense what it means to be free.

What we teach.    Schedules

 

7.07 Buddha Day Taking Refuges and Precepts Ceremony
Sat 29 Apr
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistant Needed

An opportunity for those who have taken Refuges and Precepts to renew their commitment.

An opportunity for those who not taken them, to do so even if the undertaking is only for a year.

For others, a day of practice.

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

Ceremony starts 13.30

Talk: How to find the Buddha within?

No need to book via Application form, but good to inform us by email: info@satipanya.org.uk

7.08 Mahasi Weeklong Retreat
Sat 20 May-Sun 28 May
Noirin Sheahan Ann Onym

Vipassana means “Seeing clearly”. When we see the world as it really is, we will be free from the distress that comes from identifying with a limited view of who and what we are.

During the retreat, we relax from all our usual busyness to give our full attention to present experience.  We learn to see the world more clearly, and to disentangle the knots of confusion that bind us to emotional turmoil.  At precious moments, the heart opens and we may sense what it means to be free.

What we teach.    Schedules

7.10 Teacher Training
Sat 3 Jun-Sun 11 Jun
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistant Needed

This is a course aimed at getting people started or at least thinking about teaching.

The course will centre around the question: How do I lead an evening meditation meeting?

You need to have done several retreats and have a desire to start a group, even if in the eventuality it doesn’t quite happen.

You need to email Bhante before you apply: bodhidhamma@satipanya.org.uk

What we teach.    Schedules

7.11 Mahasi Weeklong Retreat
Sat 17 Jun-Sun 25 Jun
Carl Fooks Wendy Harvey

The Mahasi system can feel challenging, and its emphasis on moment-to-moment mindfulness can prove to feel particularly difficult. A more gentle approach to the practice, encourages a skillful 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.

What we teach.    Schedules

7.12 Summer Mahasi Retreat
Sat 1 Jul-Sun 17 Sep
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistants Needed. Please see next column for available times.

Eleven week roll-on, roll-off Retreat.

N.B. Although the retreats are organised on a two week rota, it is possible to come for the first 8 days of any two week slot. However, we would encourage you to stay at least two weeks.

Start dates restricted to these Saturdays :   01 & 15 & 29 July, 12 & 26 Aug., 09 Sept.

Finishing Sun. 17 Sept.
(Alternate Sunday start is possible for Mahasi devotees.)

Please Note: This Year our Ninth Anniversary Celebration will take place on Sat. 16 Sept. Last day of Summer Mahasi.

A challenging Retreat easily modified for beginners. See Beginner’s Testimonials on website.
You are encouraged to stay for more than one week.

Please note: make sure the dates on the application form match the dates you want to come.

Assistants: please consider staying for the full two weeks.
01 – 15 July :  Ulla Mergen

15 July – 29 July : Jean Anderson

29 July – 12 August : Gwen Sanderson

12 – 26 August : Assistant Needed

26 August – 09 September: Grace Kelly

09 – 17 September: Dea Paradisos

What we teach.    Schedules

7.13 Thanksgiving Ceremony for Satipanya : Tenth Anniversary
Sat 16 Sep
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistant needed

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

Ceremony starts 13.30

Talk: What is ethics in the Buddha’s understanding?

No need to book via Application form, but good to inform us by email: info@satipanya.org.uk

7.14 Weekend Retreat
Fri 29 Sep-Sun 1 Oct
Carl Fooks Wendy Harvey

What we teach.    Schedules

See weekend schedule.

Carl’s may be a little different.

The Mahasi system is challenging, and its emphasis on moment-to-moment mindfulness can prove to be 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.

7.15 Mahasi Weeklong Retreat : Two Weeks
Sat 7 Oct-Sun 22 Oct
Noirin Sheahan Assistant Needed

See Noirin’s Note above Retreat 7.06

What we teach.    Schedules

One week possible, but preference to those who wish to stay for two weeks.

7.19 Autumn Three Week Mahasi
Sat 4 Nov-Sun 26 Nov
Noirin Sheahan Assistant Needed

A three week retreat, but you can come for the first week and the third week.

Only those who have been on a Mahasi retreat can join the third. 

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

What we teach.    Schedules

Assistants