Daylong meditation retreat April 29

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Date(s) - Apr 29 2017
7:00 am - 6:30 pm

Dakkhina Dhammatthala Vihara Christies Beach


The Buddhist Society of South Australia meditation retreat. Join a small group of meditators for a day devoted to peace, calmness and kindness.

Places strictly limited to 10 people. 

We will enter into silence and enjoy this opportunity to deepen our practice and embrace freedom from talking, freedom from busy-ness and freedom from too much going on. The schedule gives us a structure and an outline to the day, but you don’t need to feel constrained by it. If you have been sitting for 45 minutes and you would like to very quietly get up and walk, then you are free to do so. If you are walking and you feel like a cup of tea, by all means, have a cup of tea, sit under the tree or in the courtyard and quietly enjoy the garden. If you are sitting and the bell rings but you want to keep sitting, then of course, keep sitting.

We ask you to do your best to keep the silence. It is such a wonderful gift to give to yourselves and to the other participants. Everyone will enjoy their day so much more and the tranquillity will be so much deeper if we can all keep the silence.

Please bring a plate of food to share. Let us know if you would like to volunteer to look after organising and setting up the lunch Dana on this special day.
Meditation Retreat Schedule 
7am Start: Opening Chanting: taking refuge and precepts
7.15am Basic meditation instruction
7.30 am walking meditation
8 am sitting meditation
9 am  walking meditation
9.30am sitting meditation
10.30 am Puja ceremony, blessing chanting  [you may do walking meditation if you prefer]
11 am  Dana food offering to monks
11.30 am Shared lunch for everyone
12.30 pm clean up
1.30 pm walking meditation
2 pm sitting meditation
3 pm usual Saturday program of Dhamma discussion class and guided meditation [you may do walking meditation if you prefer]
4 pm  Dhamma talk [a more formal teaching]
5 pm sitting meditation
6 pm  Closing chanting & blessings
6.30 pm end of program, cup of tea, evening allowables.
Places strictly limited to 10 people. Register now!


This retreat is free to members and has $20 facility fee for non-members.
Become a member for $30


This event is fully booked.

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