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Buddhist Insight Meditation Introductory Courses in 2022

 

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Schedule for two-day
Insight Meditation Introductory Courses
for September to December, 2022

Held on 2 consecutive days from 10.00 am to about 5.00 pm

 


September

September 7 and 8 (Wednesday and Thursday)

October

October 5 and 6 (Wednesday and Thursday)
October 27 and 28 (Thursday and Friday)


November

November 9 and 10 (Wednesday and Thursday)
November 17 and 18 (Thursday and Friday)

December

December 7 and 8 (Wednesday and Thursday)
December 14 and 15 (Wednesday and Thursday)

 

Courses can also be arranged by appointment.

 

Course content

 

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

You will be shown how meditation forms an integral part of 'Bhavana' mental development and how it relates to
the Noble Eightfold Path.

You will gradually be guided through exercises to improve your concentration and bare awareness 'sati', these include standing, walking, sitting and lying down exercises.

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



Courses will be led by Acharn Helen Jandamit

 

 

In 2002, on the occasion of International Women’s Day,
Acharn Helen was honoured as the Foremost Western Woman Meditation Master in South-east Asia.

 

 

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Acharn Helen and Acharn Kampan teaching at a YBAT centre.


These courses are highly recommended for those who wish to practise Buddhist Insight meditation. They differ from retreats
in these ways:

 

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


  • They provide ongoing feedback in an interactive and personal way.


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



  • They assume that the participants’ life experiences will be different and that each person is wonderfully unique.


  • Whilst participants will be given a comprehensive explanation of basic Buddhist ritual, participation is optional

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

 

Follow-up guidance is available.

 

 

 

Course fees


8,000 baht per person for small group courses, 2 - 4 participants.

8,000 baht for a course set up for an individual.

The course book is 100 baht



Courses can sometimes be arranged on other dates to suit your timetable.
Normally, they will be on Weekdays,

 

* 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 distance.

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

 

 


 

Applications must be received by e-mail at least 5 days before the start of the course you wish to attend.
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If you wish to apply, please email dhamma.art@gmail.com stating which course you wish to apply for and its date. Please give your name and surname, your expected address in Thailand, your email address, mobile phone number or landline number, your occupation, age and details of any previous meditation experience.

 

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For more information

Email: dhamma.art@gmail.com recommended

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