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Buddhist Insight Meditation Introductory Courses in 2021

 



Schedule for Insight Meditation
(Vipassana) Introductory Courses in 2021

Held on 2 consecutive days from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm

 

January 6 and 7 (Wednesday and Thursday)

January 16 and 17 (Saturday and Sunday)

February 12 and 13 (Friday and Saturday)

February 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday)

March 20 and 21 (Saturday and Sunday)

April 7 and 8 (Wednesday and Thursday)

May 5 and 6 (Wednesday and Thursday)

June 9 and 10 (Wednesday and Thursday)

June 19 and 20 (Saturday and Sunday)

July 17 and 18 (Saturday and Sunday)

August 4 and 5 (Wednesday and Thursday)

August 21 and 22 (Saturday and Sunday)

September 18 and 19 (Saturday and Sunday)

October 16 and 17 (Saturday and Sunday)

November 13 and 14 (Saturday and Sunday)

December 8 and 9 (Wednesday and Thursday)

December 18 and 19 (Saturday and Sunday)

 

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.

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

 

 

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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.

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

  • Group size 2 - 5 participants

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

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  • They are less intensive in approach.


  • 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


7,000 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.

* 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)