[Summary: Details on the April 2008 meditation retreat at the Dhammodaya centre, Nakhon Pathom]
The Dhammodaya retreat centre in Nakon Pathom (an hour outside Bangkok) is announcing its next English language retreat in April. The centre teaches retreats in the Mahasi Sayadaw Vipassana Style meditation.
NINE DAY MEDITATION RETREAT
SONGKRAN (WATER FESTIVAL) APRIL 11 – 20, 2008
DHAMMODAYA MEDITATION CENTRE
Vipassana – Mindfulness and Insight Development
With Metta – Loving-kindness Meditation
• Open for anyone to come and learn mindfulness, not only for Buddhists. Beginners welcome.
• Simple accommodation and healthy vegetarian meals supplied.
• Noble Silence – no talking with each other, only with the teacher. No telephones at all.
• No reading, except the information provided.
• No writing, except to take notes of talks or new experiences.
• Eight precepts – including no food from noon to dawn, no entertainments, no luxuries.
• Casual, plain clothes – dark color pants / sarong and white shirts recommended. No fashion clothes, nothing tight or revealing. Slip-on shoes (slippers), flashlight, umbrella.
• Usual toiletries and any necessary medicines.
• Instructions and teacher discussions in English with Thai translation.
• Retreat starts on Friday evening at 19:00 and ends on the following Sunday at 15:00.
• Advanced students may join the retreat part time, anytime. Beginners start on the first day.
• The meditation technique is “freestyle” Mahasi Sayadaw from Myanmar (Burma). Retreat will focus heavily on cittanupassana – mindfulness of mind. It is attachment to mind states are the root of suffering and the resource of liberation.
Place: DHAMMODAYA VIPASSANA MEDITATION CENTRE
45/1 Mu4, Tambol Thanon-krad , Ampur Maung, Nakon-Pathom 73000
Clear maps and directions are on the Littlebang information page on Dhammodaya
Teacher: Mr. Jeff Oliver (Australia) Ex Buddhist monk with 15 years experience.
For more information or booking please contact:
Jeff Oliver – mobile: 081 777 9346
Khun Nay – mobile: 081 810 9632
You can email via the form below, and it will be forwarded directly to the dhammodaya centre.