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

Download  The Complete Calendar for 2018 for Course Assistants   Showing also where assistants are needed and Bhante's Away Courses.

Download  The Complete Calendar for 2019 also for Course Assistants   Showing also where assistants are needed and Bhante's Away Courses.

Please Note: Do not apply for courses in April onward until January 07. 

Satipanya Calendar 2019

Name / Dates Teacher Assistant Comment
9.01 Day Retreat
Sat 5 Jan
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistant needed

Sadly cancelled.

 

Satipanya is in a state of disarray with all the work around air source heating.

9.02 Mahasi Winter Retreat
Sat 12 Jan-Sat 9 Mar
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistants see below

Eight week roll-on, roll-off Retreat.

Please do not apply till after 01 October.

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. 12 Jan – Sun. 20 Jan : Sun. 20 Jan – Sat. 26 Jan

Sat. 26 Jan – Sun. 03 Feb : Sun. 03 Feb – Sat. 09 Feb

Sat. 09 Feb – Sun. 17 Feb : Sun 17 Feb – Sat. 23 Feb

Sat. 23. Feb – Sun 03 Mar : Sun 03 Mar – Sat. 09 Mar

Finishing Sat 09 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 Wendy Harvey / Noirin Sheehan

Sat 10 Feb – Sat 24 Feb  Gaia Zocchi / Mark Arthur

Sat 24 Feb  – Sat 10 Mar  Gilbert Altrichter

9.03 Early Spring Day Retreat
Sat 16 Mar
Bhante Bodhidhamma Alison Weeks

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

9.04 Easter Mahasi Retreat : Three Weeks
Sat 6 Apr-Sat 27 Apr
Noirin Sheahan Assistants Needed

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.

9.05 Buddha Day Taking Refuges and Precepts Ceremony and Day Retreat.
Sat 4 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

9.06 Bodycare Retreat
Sat 4 May-Wed 8 May
Bhante Bodhidhamma Ruth Worgan

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.

9.07 Weekend Retreat
Fri 10 May-Sun 12 May
Jenny Birkett Stephen Whiting

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.

 

 

9.08 Mahasi Weeklong Retreat
Sat 25 May-Sun 2 Jun
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.

9.09 Insight Dialogue
Fri 7 Jun-Sun 9 Jun
Anne Michel Asistant 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.

9.10 Mahasi Weeklong Retreat
Sat 15 Jun-Sun 23 Jun
Carl Fooks Assistants Needed

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

9.11 Summer Mahasi Retreat
Sat 29 Jun-Sat 14 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 :   29 June & 13 & 27 July, 10 & 24 Aug., 07 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.
29 June – 13 July :

12 July – 27 July :

26 July – 10 August :

09 – 24 August :

23 August – 31 August: Dea Paradisos

30 August – 15 September:  Jim Tibby

What we teach.    Schedules

9.11 Thanksgiving Ceremony for Satipanya : Twelth Anniversary
Sat 14 Sep
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistants Needed

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

09.12 Weekend Retreat
Fri 20 Sep-Sun 22 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.

9.13 Day Course
Sat 26 Oct
Jenny Birkett Assistant Needed

This retreat has been cancelled.

Kick start / Top up

 

Arrive 09.30  Finish 17.00

Please bring veggie food to share at noon lunch.

No need to book, but we would be pleased if you informed us : info@satipanya.org.uk

Thanks

 

9.14 Autumn Four Week Mahasi
Sat 2 Nov-Sat 30 Nov
Noirin Sheahan Assistant/s Needed

Retreats run as follows:

Sat 02 Nov – Sun 10 Nov  (8 days)

Sun 10 Nov – Sat 16 Nov  (7 days)

Sat 16 Nov – Sun 24th Nov  (8 days)

Sun 24 Nov – Sat 30 Nov (7 days)

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

Assistant/s Needed