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Buddhist Insight Meditation Courses in 2019
(also called Vipassana or Buddhist mindfulness practice)


 

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Schedule for two-day
Introductory Courses in 2019

Held on 2 consecutive days

10 am to 5 pm


January        
Saturday 12 and Sunday 13   Thursday 24 and Friday 25

February      
Friday 15 and Saturday 16      Saturday 23 and Sunday 24

March                       
Monday 18 and Tuesday 19          Thursday 28 and Friday 29

April   
Friday 5 and Saturday 6              Saturday 13 and Sunday 14  
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 
        

May          
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12    Friday 24 and Saturday 25

June        
Saturday 8 and Sunday 9       Thursday 27 and Friday 28

July           
Saturday 20 and Sunday 21    Friday 26 and Saturday 27

August      
Saturday 10 and Sunday 11   Friday 30 and Saturday 31

September
Friday 6 and Saturday 7       Friday 27 and Saturday 28

October   
Saturday 5 and Sunday 6    Friday 25 and Saturday 26

November
Saturday 16 and Sunday 17  Friday 29 and Saturday 30

December
Saturday 7 and Sunday 8      Friday 27 and Saturday 28


 Courses can also be arranged by appointment

 


 

 

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

 

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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



Course content

Participants will be given a theoretical background to Samatha (Concentration) meditation and shown how it differs from Insight (Vipassana) 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.

There will also be feedback sessions (Sorb arom), Dhamma talks and discussions.

 

Courses will be led by Acharn Helen Jandamit

 

 

Course fees:
6,500 baht each for small group courses on scheduled dates.                             
6,000 Baht per person for a small group (2 – 6 people) at times arranged for you.                                     
8,000 baht for a course set up for an individual outside the scheduled dates.

The course book is 100 baht.


* Applications in writing must be received by e-mail at least 5 days before the start of the course.

* 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.

* There are many foodshops and coffee sellers within walking distace. A list of these is provided.

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

 

Click here for One-day Insight Taster courses

 

Click here for Follow-up days for experienced meditators


Please email your answers to the following questions 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.

Nationality

Occupation

 

For more information

Email: dhamma.art@gmail.com

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