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All Residential Retreats

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What We Teach

Satipanya Calendar 2022

Name / Dates Teacher Assistant Comment
12.01 New Year Day Retreat 09 January 2021
Sat 8 Jan
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistant Needed

New Year Day Retreat
Attending & Online

Kick Start/Top up
Saturday 08 January

If you are going to come, you have to bring your own food.
Sorry, but that’s the way it has to be at the moment.
Beverages on tap!
Starts with Refuges and Precepts at 10.00 and ends at 17.00

Bhante Bodhidhamma

No need to book!!! Just email Marion : info@satipanya.org.uk
to say you are coming or are online
Details will sent two days before the retreat.

12.02 Mahasi Winter Retreat
Sat 15 Jan-Sat 9 Apr
Bhante Bodhidhamma & Noirin Sheahan Assistants not 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 following 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   Jim Tibby

Retreats 03 & 04  Toby Glyn

Retreats 05 & 06  Maria Schulte

Retreats 07 & 08  Sally Davies

12.03 Easter Retreat
Sat 16 Apr-Sun 24 Apr
Noirin Sheahan Jim Tibby

Easter Mahasi Retreat
Noirin Sheahan
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 sense what it means to be free.

Assistant : Jim Tibby

The usual schedule and format – see website,
easily modified for beginners.

What we teach.    Schedules

12.05 Bodycare Retreat
Fri 29 Apr-Wed 4 May
Bhante Bodhidhamma with Bryan Lester 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 Universal Energy (Reiki).

Start Friday at 19.00, 29 April. Ending Wednesday 04 May after breakfast.

I will be guiding the practice of Vipassana, Metta and Bodycare.

Vipassana is heart purifying and insightful.

Metta is the development of Goodwill.

Bodycare is turning that Metta towards the body.

Reiki opening up to Universal Energy

Please note that on the afternoon of Sunday, there will be the Buddha Day Celebration from 14.00 – 17.00

12.06 Buddha Day Taking Refuges and Precepts Ceremony.
Sun 1 May
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistants not needed

Buddha Day

Honouring Our Teacher  and Exemplar
Taking Refuges and Precepts Ceremony 

Sunday 01 May
Start 14.30 

Probably all outside centre

Day attendance for those in easy reach of the c

Taking Refuges and Precepts : Procession
Tea and Biscuits 16.00

12.07 Mahasi Weeklong Retreat With Guus Went
Sat 21 May-Sun 29 May
Guus Went Assistant Needed

Weeklong Mahasi Retreat
Guus Went

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.

We start actively to develop this power with the body as primary object. That makes it possible not to get fully entangled in the hindrances and to come to know something about them.

Sitting meditation, walking meditation and daily activities are fully equal in importance. Gradually we come to know other objects of meditation, both internally and externally.

Practical thing: It is useful to take a small notebook and a pen, to make notes of observations after a session or during the day. This will be helpful to make the interview sessions useful and relaxed.

 The usual schedule and format – see website.

Assistant Needed

All about Guus website

What we teach.    Schedules

 

12.08 Summer Mahasi Retreat
Sat 18 Jun-Sun 11 Sep
Noirin Sheahan & Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistants needed.

Noirin Sheahan will lead from Saturday 18 June to Saturday 16 July

Bhante Bodhidhamma will lead from Saturday 16 July to Sunday 11 September.

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 attend for at least two weeks.

Start dates restricted to these Saturdays :   18 June & 2, 16, 30 July, 13 & 27 Aug.

Alternate Sunday starts are possible – 26 Jun, 10 & 24 July,  07 & 21 Aug, 04 Sept : only past students can start on Sundays during Bhante’s time. But beginners can join during Noirin’s time.

Finishing Sun. morning 11 Sept. to include the Anniversary Celebration on Sat.10 Sept.

A challenging Retreat easily modified for beginners. See Beginner’s Testimonials on website.
You are encouraged to stay for more than one week.

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 02  and leaving  on  Sunday 10 July. If you wish to stay longer simply enter the following numbers. For instance: 03,04, 05, 06 means you will be coming on Saturday 02 July and leaving on Sunday 30 July.

01 … Sat 18 – 26 Sun Jun

02 … Sun 26 Jun – Sat 02 Jul

03Sat 02 – Sun 10 Jul

04 … Sun 10 – Sat 16 Jul

05 … Sat 16 – Sun 24 Jul

06 … Sun 24 – Sat 30 Jul

07 … Sat 30 Jul – Sun 07 Aug

08 … Sun 07 – Sat 13 Aug

09 … Sat 13 – Sun 21 Aug

10 … Sun 21 – Sat 27 Aug

11 … Sat 27 Aug – Sun 04 Sept

12 … Sun 04 – Sun 10 Sept.

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

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

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 Needed: Come on Friday evening and leave on Saturday after breakfast.

Retreats 01 & 02  Assistant needed

Retreats 03 & 04  Grace White

Retreats 05 & 06  Hui Hui Ng

Retreats 07 & 08  Kelly Chamberlain

Retreats 09 & 10  Jim Tibby

Retreats 11 & 12  Assistant needed

What we teach.    Schedules

12.08a Thanksgiving Ceremony for Satipanya : Fifteeth Anniversary
Sat 10 Sep
Bhante Bodhidhamma Assistant Needed

Ceremony starts 15.00

Hopefully Covid has disappeared and we shall not need the safeguarding.

Otherwise we can also come inside in the Meditation Room and Walking Room with windows and doors open.

Tea and biscuits after the ceremony!

Feel free to bring your own.

Pray is doesn’t rain!

We need to keep the numbers manageable, so please let us know you are coming by email: info@satipanya.org.uk

No need for the Application Form.

If you don’t recieve a reply, leave a message on the answer phone 01588 650 752

 

12.09 Weekend Retreat
Fri 16 Sep-Sun 18 Sep
Carl Fooks Assistant Needed

 

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. 

12.10 Autumn Day Retreat
Sat 24 Sep
Bhante Bodhidhamma assisted by Mark Arthur Assistant Needed

Day Retreat

Kick Start/Top up

Saturday 18 September

Bhante Bodhidhamma

Assisted by Mark Arthur

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!

 

12.12 Autumn Five Week Mahasi
Sat 29 Oct-Sat 3 Dec
Noirin Sheahan Assistants Needed

Autumn Mahasi Retreat

Five-week roll-on, roll-off, residential Retreat.

Deposits will be refunded if cancellation due to Covid Restrictions.

Starting dates: October – Sat 29  November – Sun 06, Sat 12, Sun 20 & Sat 26

Assistants needed

Fri 28 October to Saturday 12 November : Assistant needed

Fri 11 to Sat. 26 November : Assistant needed

Fri 25 November to Sat 03 December : Assistant needed

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.