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Urban Meditation Retreat with Venerable Dr. Vimokkha Medhino

April 8 @ 9:00 am - April 9 @ 4:00 pm

Urban Meditation Retreat with Venerable Dr. Vimokkha Medhino

8-9 April 2017 | 9am – 4pm each day, no overnight stay

Metta Centre, 7-9, Cross Street, Bankstown, NSW

Ven. Vimokkha returns to the Metta Centre from Thailand again for a weekend urban retreat, further exploring “Pragmatic Approach to the Nature of Mind”.

Ven. Vimokkha is the Abbot of Wat Pippaliwanaram, with a M.A. (Buddhist Studies) and Ph.D.(Buddhist Studies) from Mahachulalongkorn University (MCU). He has an extensive experience in teaching insight meditation internationally. Ven. Vimokkha’s book, “The Development of Mindfulness for Insight Meditation” builds on his pragmatic approach to the development of mindfulness.

Retreat Program

Saturday Session

9.00 – 10.00     Seeing the Mind with Wisdom

10.00 – 10.30   Workshop on Mindfulness and Awareness by Walking Meditation

10.30 –  11.30   Short-cut to the one-pointedness of Mind in Samatha Meditation

11.30 – 12.30    Lunch

12.30 – 13.00    Walking Meditation

13.00- 14.00     Kāyagatāsati (Mindfulness immeresed througout the whole body)

14.00 – 14.30    Question and Answer session

14.30 – 15.15    Śūnyatā ( Emptiness Meditation )

15.15 – 15.30    Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.30    Practicing Ānāpānasati (Breathing Meditaton) in Daily life

16.30 – 17.00    Question and Answer session

Participants return home and resume the next day.

Sunday Session

9.00 – 10.00      Sixteen Stages of Ānāpānasati (Breathing Meditation)

10.00 – 10.30    Question and Answer session

10.30 –  11.30   Development of Knowing and Seeing in Satipaṭṭhāna 4 (The Four Foundations of Mindfulness)

11.30 – 12.30    Lunch

12.30 – 13.30    How to integrate Śūnyatā –  Kāyagatāsati –  Ānāpānasati  in the practice

13.30- 14.00     Walking Meditation

14.00 – .15.15    Development of Five Powers

15.15 – 15.30   Coffee Break

15.30 – 16.30    Liberation by Vimokkha 3

16.30 – 17.00    Question and Answer session

Details

Start:
April 8 @ 9:00 am
End:
April 9 @ 4:00 pm

Venue

Metta Centre
Shop 2, 7-9 Cross Street
Bankstown, NSW 2200 Australia