Vipassana silent retreat days 15/05/18 – 15/06/18

 

Vipassana

What is Vipassana?

Vipassana means to see clearly / beyond, to see the true nature of things as they really are. Our practice is based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, training the mind to be aware of the present moment at all times, allowing us to overcome everyday difficulties we find in our daily life

 

 

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Vipassana meditation technique

The technique is being taught by teachers from Wat Chomtong. The technique is from the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition and has been developed by Ajarn Tong, the Abbott of Wat Chomtong near Chiang Mai. It is a practical technique enabling you to practice after the retreat and incorporate mindfulness in your daily life. The practice consists of walking and sitting meditation. The course will take you through different stages of knowledge within the practice. The ‘beginners’ course is 14 days. If you have already done a ‘basic course’, follow up retreats are 10 days only. Although in this course we will accept participants with minimum stay 3 days up to the 2 weeks.

 

maverickBenefits of the practice

Overcoming many personal, mental and physical difficulties, like relationships, work-related stress, letting go of attachments etc. Constant practice develops insight allowing confidence, energy and effort, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom to arise, in order to help ourselves and others overcome difficulties enabling us to have more compassion for ourselves and others.

 

Teacher

martinGuidance by Martin Pack

Has been meditating for more than 30 years. 14 years ago he came across this particular form of Vipassana meditation and it was a life changing experience. He subsequently spent years practicing in Northern Thailand often going straight from one retreat into another. Soon he was asked to assist in leading retreats by revered teacher Thanat in Chom Thong in Thailand and Phra Ofer in Israel under the authority of the venerable Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo coming from the Mahasi lineage. In 2008 Martin was asked by his teacher to set up a Vipassana meditation centre in the mountainous region of Pai. His years of experience in leading retreats show especially during the ‘report times’ (private daily talks between the teacher and the retreat participants) where he helps the students through their challenges with his compassion,characteristic humour and deep understanding of the processes they are going through. During the last years Martin has also organised and taught retreats in Northern Italy, England, Wales, Israel, France and Austria. More info here: http://www.risingfalling.org/

The Retreat

14 days Vipassana Retreat in Lefkada Island (15/05/18 – 16/06/18) with Martin Pack

 

Accommodation/Food:

The different studios are is in the heart of the mountain and can host up to 20 people in all locations. The houses are situated in Neohori village, overlooking the Nydri Bay on the east coast of Lefkada Island, an absolute silent retreat house. More info & pics here: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/1054651

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The menu is designed according the season with an influence from the macrobiotic nutrition approach and enriched with local, fresh products, please see our www.foodpath.gr to get an idea.

What to Bring:

Traditionally Vipassana is practiced in neutral clothing. Bring with you some white clothing If you like.
A countdown timer if possible. Toiletries: Soap etc.

Schedule

Daily Schedule

4:00 am Wake up.

A gong will sound to wake you up.

Individual Meditation (sitting, walking, with breaks)

6:30 am Breakfast

Individual Meditation (sitting, walking, with breaks)

11:30 am Lunch

Individual Meditation (sitting, walking, with breaks)

6:00 pm Evening Snack

Soya milk drinks, yoghurt, chocolate

Individual Meditation (sitting, walking, with breaks)

10:00 pm Bed Time

Details & Booking

Workshop Cost: We offer 10% Discount for all who have booked with us before.

Teaching – Martin – Donation In order to maintain the purity of the practise, in the Buddhist tradition the teaching is paid on donation. We suggest the follow donation

8 days retreat between 90 and 200 euro

10 days retreat between 120 and 260 euro

16 days retreat between 180 and 400 euro

16 days food and accommodation

Private room with bathroom 880€

Private room with shared bathroom 576€

Shared room / shared bathroom 424€

11 days food and accommodation

Private room with bathroom 586€

Private room with shared bathroom 384€

Shared room / shared bathroom 282€

8 days food and accommodation 

Private room with bathroom 440€

Private room with shared bathroom 288€

Shared room / shared bathroom 212€

Payment and Registration Please call or send us an email if you wish to register. A deposit of 20% should be paid in advance. Cancellation The deposit will be returned up till 30 days before the start of the course.

Deposit required to secure your seat at the course: is 100.00€
Please deposit at:

RAPTIS ANTONIOS
National Bank of Greece (NBG)
IBAN: GR86011032700000327 60599 889
BIC: ETHNGRAA

Contact details:
Antonis Raptis > T: +30 6974903305 / E: info@findyourlefkada.com / W: www.findyourlefkada.com