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Introductory Buddhist Vipassana Meditation
Courses in 2017

 


Buddhist Vipassana Meditation introductory courses

2 days 10.00 to 17.00
(Usually on Fridays and Saturdays)
on the following dates in 2017:

 

Scheduled dates

Friday, January 6 and Saturday 7

Friday, July 7 and July 8

Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, 22

Friday, August 4 and August 5

Friday, February 10 and February 11

Friday, September 8 and September 9

Friday, March 10 and March 11

Saturday, October 14 and Sunday, October 15

Friday, April 7 and April 8


Friday, November 3 and November 4

Friday, May 5 and May 6

Friday, December 8 and December

Friday, June 2 and June 3


 Courses can also be arranged by appointment.

 


These two-day Introductory courses
are highly recommended for those who genuinely wish to practise Buddhist Vipassana Meditation, in the style of Mahasri Sayadaw of Burma.


Course details

Introductory courses differ from retreats in these ways:

¤ They make clear the differences between Vipassana (Insight) meditation and Samatha (Calmness) meditation.

¤ They provide ongoing feedback in an interactive and personal way. The maximum number of participants is five.

¤ They are not silent throughout. There is plenty of opportunity to ask questions.

¤ They are less intensive in approach.

¤ They assume that the participants’ life experiences that brought them to the course will be different and that each person is wonderfully unique.

¤ Whilst participants will be given a comprehensive explanation of basic Buddhist ritual, nobody is expected to participate in that ritual if he or she feels uncomfortable.

¤ The shrine room is air-conditioned and chairs are provided if preferred.

¤ Follow-up guidance is available

Participants will be given a theoretical background to Samatha (Concentration) meditation and shown how it differs from Vipassana (Insight) meditation. They will be shown how meditation forms an integral part of 'Bhavana" mental development and how it relates the the Noble Eightfold Path. They will gradually be guided through exercises to improve their concentration and bare awareness "sati", including standing, walking, sitting and lying down exercises.

 

Courses will be led by Acharn Helen Jandamit

 

 

Course fees

7,500 baht each for small group courses on scheduled dates

7,000 baht each for a group course (2 – 5 people) set up by you, outside the scheduled dates

10,000 baht for a course set up for an individual outside the scheduled dates

The fees include vegetarian lunches, snacks and printed materials

 

Applications in writing must be received at least 5 days before the start of the course.

 

Please email dhamma.art@gmail.com for deposit and payment details.

 




* Instruction will be in English although meditation reports can be conducted either in Thai or in English.

* Participants should be in good health and will normally be over 18 years old.

* It is not necessary to be a Buddhist to attend but openness to Thai Buddhist culture is important.

* Meditators should wear comfortable, conservative clothing in light colours (white is preferable).
The meditation room is air-conditioned, so you may need a sweater.

* Coffee, tea and soft drinks are available and vegetarian lunch is provided.

*Note: Accommodation is not available at the House of Dhamma but a list of nearby,
reasonably priced hotels is available on request.

 

Click here for Special One-day Vipassana Taster courses

 

Click here for Follow-up days for meditators experienced in traditional Buddhist Vipassana meditation


Please copy the questions, answer them and email your answers to dhamma.art@gmail.com
at least 5 days before the starting date of the course you would like to attend.
Please include a return email address so that you can get information
about making a deposit and payment details. You will receive confirmation
of your place, when the deposit is received.

Name of course

 

Date of course

 

Mr/Mrs/Miss/Ms. + Name

 

Surname/Family name

 

Address in Thailand

 

Permanent address (if different)

 

Mobile phone

 

Tel

 

Email

 

Age

Please give brief details of any previous meditation experience.

Occupation

Nationality



 

For more information

Email: dhamma.art@gmail.com

Phone: + 66 2511-0439 (From outside Thailand) or 02-511-0439 (within Thailand)