Calendar

All Residential Retreats

How we are handling Covid

Any deposits paid for Residential Retreats that have to be cancelled because of Covid, will be refunded.

In view of the rising risks caused by the Indian variant,  we ask retreatants to fulfil one of the following criteria on arrival:

    • either you have had at least one vaccine

 

 

    • or you have isolated for two weeks prior to coming

 

If you know yourself to have been exposed to someone suffering from Covid or suspect yourself to have Covid symptoms, please cancel your booking and your deposit will be refunded. 

Please follow these rules to protect one another and especially Bhante and Noirin who are in the vulnerable age group. Should they fall ill, the courses would have to be cancelled.

We will update retreatants  with info on social distancing or other measures needed during the retreat in good time.

Thankyou for your cooperation and understanding.

Jim Tibby

Chair of the Trust

What We Teach

Satipanya Calendar 2021

Name / Dates Teacher Assistant Comment
11.08 Autumn Day Retreat
Sat 18 Sep
Bhante Bodhidhamma assisted by Mark Arthur Aren Alexander

Day Retreat

Kick Start/Top up

Saturday 18 September

Bhante Bodhidhamma

Local Assistants: Needed

Arrive 09.30. Finish 17.00
Covid!!! Please bring your own sandwiches etc. Beverages provided.

Please bring mask and lots of warm clothing. The windows are open for good ventilation!

 

11.09 Weekend Retreat
Fri 24 Sep-Sun 26 Sep
Carl Fooks Thomas de Caluwe

 

Residential Retreat

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. 

11.10 Insight Dialogue
Fri 1 Oct-Thu 7 Oct
Anne Michel Assistant Needed

Insight Dialogue – created by Gregory Kramer http://www.metta.org – brings the mindfulness and tranquility of traditional silent meditation practice into our interaction with others.

Depending on conditions inside us and around us, our perceptions of others and ourselves, we can open the heart with wisdom or create and sustain habitual patterns of stress and reactivity.

Insight Dialogue Practice allows us to face the complexity of our relationships with mindfulness.

Such experience softens our fears of relationship and diminishes our struggle to be seen or to escape the moment of contact.

Trust and calm can settle in us, anchored in wisdom and compassion.

It is a very good complement to the Vipassana practice, allowing both concentration and relationship habits to deepen.

The retreat is open to both beginners and long-term practitioners.

11.11 Weekend Retreat
Fri 15 Oct-Sun 17 Oct
Noirin Sheahan Ulma Mergen

 

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. The retreat supports our efforts to see the world more clearly, and thereby disentangle the knots of confusion that bind us to emotional turmoil.  At precious moments, the heart opens and we sense what it means to be free.

What we teach.    Schedules

See weekend schedule.

 

 

11.12 Autumn Four Week Mahasi
Sat 30 Oct-Sat 27 Nov
Noirin Sheahan Aren Alexander and Fi Robertson

Autumn Mahasi Retreat

Four-week roll-on, roll-off, residential with a few places on-line.

Deposits will be refunded if cancellation due to Covid Restrictions

Starting dates: October – Sat 30  November – Sun 07, Sat 13 and Sun 21

Assistants needed

Fri 29 October to Saturday 13 November : Aren Alexander

Fri 12 to Sat. 30 November : Fiona Robertson

 

Schedules

Join for the full four weeks or a shorter period

(Minimum 5 full days, Sun eve till following Sat morn).

Beginners welcome!

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. The retreat supports our efforts to see the world more clearly, and thereby disentangle the knots of confusion that bind us to emotional turmoil.  At precious moments, the heart opens and we sense what it means to be free.

What we teach.

 

 

Satipanya Calendar 2022

Name / Dates Teacher Assistant Comment
12.02 Mahasi Winter Retreat
Sat 15 Jan-Sat 9 Apr
Bhante Bodhidhamma & Noirin Sheahan Assistants needed.

Twelve week roll-on, roll-off Retreat.

Applications open from 01 October.

Bhante Bodhidhamma will lead from Saturday 15 January to Saturday 12 March

Noirin Sheahan will lead from Saturday 12 March to Saturday 09 April

Choose the retreat/s you want to join.

Please enter the appropriate number/s for the retreat time you wish to apply for. For example: 03 means you will be coming on Saturday 29 January and leaving  on  Sunday 06 February. If you wish to stay longer simply enter the follwing numbers. For instance: 03,04, 05 means you will be coming on Saturday 29 January and leaving  on  Sunday 20 February.

NB Only past students can start on Sundays during Bhante’s period.

01 … Sat.15 – Sun.23 January

02 … Sun.23 – Sat.29 January

03 … Sat. 29 January – Sun. 06 February

04 … Sun. 06 – Sat. 12 February

05 … Sat.12 – Sun. 20 February

06 … Sun.20 – Sat. 26 February

07 … Sat. 26 February – Sun. 06 March

08 … Sun.06 – Sat. 12  March

09 … Sat. 12 – Sun 20  March

10 … Sun 20 – Sat. 26 March (beginners welcome)

11 … Sat. 26 March  – Sun. 03 April

12 … Sun. 03 – Sat. 09 April (beginners welcome)

For a 7-day retreat, start on a Saturday (19.30) and finish on Sunday (7.30) the following week.

For a 5-day retreat, start on a Sunday (19.30) and finish on the following Saturday (7.30).

Longer retreats – up to the full 12-week period – also possible.

Please enter the Number/s you want to attend on the Application Form.

Beginners are welcome!

Assistants

Retreats 01 & 02   Assistant needed

Retreats 03 & 04  Assistant needed

Retreats 05 & 06  Assistant needed

Retreats 07 & 08  Assistant needed

Retreats 09 & 10  Assistant needed

Retreats 11 & 12   Assistant needed