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

Assistants Needed

N.B. All the courses are serviced by assistants.

As assistant  you have the opportunity to serve others. It can be a way of expressing gratitude for the gift of Dhamma. Although the morning is mainly taken up with breakfast preparation and cooking, the rest of day is for practice. You can see the menus here.

As an assistant, we do not expect payment of the deposit or make a donation because you have kindly offered your time.
However, your commitment is essential, for the course would be very difficult to run without an assistant and may indeed have to be cancelled.

If you are interested, follow this link: Course Assistant
For info. about Retreats and teachers see website www.satipanya.org.uk
See drop down menus: especially About Us, Teachings and Retreats

Would you like to come and assist on a course?
Scroll down to see where we need you.

2020 Calendar below - Winter Mahasi only

What We Teach

Satipanya Calendar 2019

Name / Dates Teacher Assistant Comment
9.11 Summer Mahasi Retreat
Sat 29 Jun-Sun 15 Sep
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistant Needed

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. 15 Sept.
(Alternate Sunday start is possible for Mahasi devotees.)

Please Note: This Year our Eleventh Anniversary Celebration will take place on Sat. 15 Sept..

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 : Iain MacLeod

12 July – 27 July : Iain MacLeod

26 July – 10 August : Ben Preston

09 – 24 August : Ignacio Duque

23 August – 07 September: Jim Tibby

07 – 15 September:  Dea Paradisos

What we teach.    Schedules

9.11 Thanksgiving Ceremony for Satipanya : Twelth Anniversary
Sat 14 Sep
Bhante Bodhidhamma Alison Weeks

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

9.12 Weekend Retreat
Fri 20 Sep-Sun 22 Sep
Carl Fooks Alison Weeks

Waiting List Full – try one week before.

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.

9.14 Autumn Four Week Mahasi
Sat 2 Nov-Sat 30 Nov
Noirin Sheahan Assistants in BOLD below

Waiting List Full – try one week before.

Retreats run as follows:

Sat 02 Nov – Sun 10 Nov  (8 days) Fi Robertson

Sun 10 Nov – Sat 16 Nov  (7 days) Fi Robertson

Sat 16 Nov – Sun 24th Nov  (8 days) Robert Nrayan-Taylor

Sun 24 Nov – Sat 30 Nov (7 days) Robert Nrayan-Taylor

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 four week retreat, but you can come for a single week on weeks 1 or 3.

 

 

What we teach.    Schedules

 

 

 

Satipanya Calendar 2020

Name / Dates Teacher Assistant Comment
10.01 New Year Day Retreat
Sat 4 Jan
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistant needed

Kick Start/Top up
Saturday 04 January
Bhante Bodhidhamma
Local Assistant : Needed
Arrive 09.30. Finish 17.00
Please bring veggie food to share.

10.02 Mahasi Winter Retreat
Sat 11 Jan-Sat 28 Mar
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistants see below

Eleven 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 and you can stay for one week, we would encourage you to stay at least two weeks. You cannot join the course on the Sunday.

Start dates restricted to these Saturdays :  

Sat. 11 Jan – Sun. 19 Jan : Sun. 19 Jan – Sat. 25 Jan

Sat. 25 Jan – Sun. 02 Feb : Sun. 02 Feb – Sat. 08 Feb

Sat. 08 Feb – Sun. 16 Feb : Sun 16 Feb – Sat. 22 Feb

Sat. 22. Feb – Sun 01 Mar : Sun 01 Mar – Sat. 07 Mar

Sat. 07 Mar – Sun 16 Mar : Sun 16 Mar – Sat. 21 Mar

Sat. 21 Mar – Sat 28 Mar

Finishing Sat 28 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. 11 Jan –  Sat. 25 Jan : Jim Tibby

Sat. 25 Jan – Sat. 08 Feb :

Sat. 08 Feb – Sat. 22 Feb :

Sat. 22. Feb – Sat. 07 Mar :

Sat. 07 Mar – Sat. 21 Mar :

Sat. 21 Mar – Sat 28 Mar