Calendar

Please Note! If you have not done a week retreat before in a vipassana, insight meditation method, you may be asked to stay only one week.

Assistants: An assistant must have been on a retreat at Satipanya. It may be possible also if you have been on a vipassana retreat elsewhere. It is important the Assistants come also as retreatants.

If you are interested to come to serve on a retreat and want to know more, go to this page: Service at Satipanya

Please Note:

Download  CALANDER 2018    Showing also where assistants are needed and Bhante's Away Courses.

Satipanya Calendar 2018

Name / Dates Teacher Assistant Comment
8.02 Day Retreat
Sat 6 Jan
Bhante Bodhidhamma Marjorie Forrester

Kick Start/Top up

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.

8.03 Mahasi Winter Retreat
Fri 12 Jan-Fri 9 Mar
Bhante Bodhidhamma First Two Weeks: Jim Tibby

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 13 Jan – Sun 21 Jan : Sun 21 Jan – Sat 27 Jan

Sat 27 Jan – Sun 04 Feb : Sun 04 Feb – Sat 10 Feb

Sat 10 Feb – Sun 18 Feb : Sun 18 Feb – Sat 24 Feb

Sat 24 Feb – Sun 04 Mar : Sun 04 Mar – Sat 10 Mar

Finishing Sat 10 March

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.

Sat 13 Jan  – Sat 27 Jan  Jim Tibby

Sat 27 Jan – Sat 10 Feb

Sat 10 Feb – Sat 24 Feb

Sat 24 Feb  – Sat 10 Mar Richard Gilpin for first week

8.04 Early Spring Day Retreat
Sat 17 Mar
Bhante Bodhidhamma Marjorie Forrester

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

8.05 Easter Mahasi Retreat : Two Weeks
Sat 24 Mar-Sun 8 Apr
Noirin Sheahan Robert Narayan Taylor First week : John Macdougall Second week

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

Preference given to those who wish stay for two weeks.

8.06 Mahasi Retreat
Sat 14 Apr-Sun 22 Apr
Guus Went John MacDougal

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.

8.07 Mahasi Fortnight Retreat
Sat 28 Apr-Sat 12 May
Noirin Sheahan Needed

NB A weekend is possible from Friday pm 4th – Sunday pm. 6th May.

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.

Preference given to those who wish to stay for two weeks.

What we teach.    Schedules

8.08 Bodycare Retreat
Fri 18 May-Wed 23 May
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistant Needed

Bodycare

Bryan Lester, a reiki master, has run this course with me in past years. He will be helping us open up to Other Energy (Reiki).

Here we will also practise Vipassana, Metta and Bodycare.

Vipassana is heart purifying and insightful.

Metta is the development of Goodwill.

Bodycare is turning that Metta towards the body.

NB If you don’t want to come for the Buddha Day Celebration, you can come for 17.30 in the evening. Preference is given to those who want to take or renew Refuges and Precepts.

8.08 Buddha Day Taking Refuges and Precepts Ceremony and Day Retreat.
Sat 19 May
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

8.09 Weekend Retreat
Fri 1 Jun-Sun 3 Jun
Jenny Birkett Trevor Flaxman

Samma Sati means “right mindfulness.” This retreat will focus on an open-hearted, non judgemental investigation of the present moment.

There will be an emphasis on maintaining continual awareness and on how everything we experience is teaching us.

What we teach.    Schedules

See weekend schedule.

 

 

8.10 Mahasi Weeklong Retreat
Sat 16 Jun-Sun 24 Jun
Carl Fooks Derek Baldwin

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

8.11 Summer Mahasi Retreat
Sat 30 Jun-Sun 16 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 :   30 June & 14 & 28 July, 11 & 25 Aug., 08 Sept.

Finishing Sun. 16 Sept.
(Alternate Sunday start is possible for Mahasi devotees.)

Please Note: This Year our Eleventh Anniversary Celebration will take place on Sat. 15 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.
30 June – 14 July :  Ignacio Sanchez

14 July – 28 July :  Sita Brand

28 July – 11 August : Jordi Fernandez

11 – 25 August : David Fernandes

25 August – 08 September:  Jim Tibby

08 – 16 September:  Dea Paradisos

What we teach.    Schedules

8.12 Thanksgiving Ceremony for Satipanya : Eleventh Anniversary
Sat 15 Sep
Bhante Bodhidhamma Trevor Flaxman

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

Come for a sit at 10.30

Ceremony starts 13.30

Talk: To be announced.

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

8.13 Weekend Retreat
Fri 28 Sep-Sun 30 Sep
Carl Fooks Yatin Mistry

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.

8.14 Mahasi Two Week Retreat
Sat 6 Oct-Sat 20 Oct
Noirin Sheahan Assistant Needed

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

One week is possible.

8.13 Day Retreat
Sat 27 Oct
Jenny Birkett Assistant Needed

Kick Start/Top up

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.

What we teach.

 

8.16 Autumn Three Week Mahasi
Sat 3 Nov-Sat 24 Nov
Noirin Sheahan Assistant Needed

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.

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

 

What we teach.    Schedules

Assistants

8.17 Day Course
Sat 1 Dec
Jenny Birkett Assistant Needed

Kick Start/Top up

Arrive 09.30. Finish 17.00

Please bring veggie food to share for noon lunch.

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

Thanks.

What we teach.