Please note we do not offer personal retreats. We suggest gaiahouse.co.uk.
Online courses are donation only.
It is important that you read the How to Book page, even if you have been to Satipanya before, please do so before filling out the form: How to Book Note that the daily deposit rate has risenf from £10, which we held for over ten years, to £15 because of our growing running costs.
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All deposits will be refunded if we have to cancel courses.
If you cancel your course because of Covid, we will refund the deposit.
In all other cases the deposit is NOT refunded or transferable for the first two weeks of your retreat. We are having a large number of cancellations. Covid is a very rare reason to cancel.
People may have all sorts of reasons for not staying for the full course. They may have plausible reasons to leave early. Even so if you know you cannot stay the course, please do NOT come. If you do come, you may be denying someone a full course.
These are the reasons for staying the whole course:
Firstly, the group creates an atmosphere of support. It is selfish to take only what one wants. Others need our support as we do theirs. It can be discouraging to see people leave, often without being able to say goodbye because of the rules of silence. As the group loses members so does its energy lessen. This is more evident when the group is small. There it is a responsibility, driven by metta/care, not to abandon a group.
Secondly, this entails developing the Sacca Parami, the Perfection of honesty. Part of this virtue is that one completes a commitment save in extraordinary circumstance or emergency. Keeping to our word is necessary in any walk of life, let alone for spiritual development.
Thirdly, a course is designed to be completed. There are exercises at the end which help vipassana insights be translated into relationships and daily life.
For any further information or questions, please email Barbara.