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One-day Taster sessions in
Buddhist Insight Meditation (Vipassana)


Taster courses are for those who wish to have a basic understanding and initial experience of traditional Buddhist Insight Meditation.

 

Scheduled dates in 2018

Wednesdays:

January 10 or 24
                             

February 14 or 28

March 14 or 28  

 April 11 or 25

May 9 or 23   

June 13 or 27

July 11 or 25               

August 8 or 22

September 12 or 26  

 October 10 or 24

November 14 or 28 
  

 December 12 or 26


10 am – 4.30 pm

Courses can also be arranged
by appointment
.

 

 

 


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One-day Taster sessions

In an integrated way, participants will discover ways in which concentration-based meditation differs from awareness-based meditation. They will practise standing, walking and sitting meditation and have the opportunity to ask questions about the practice and their personal experience of it.

 

 


 

Timetable

These courses are partly based on what the participants want to know although there are certain essential points that will definitely be included. As a result the schedule is somewhat flexible.

Getting to know you (especially finding out what each participant expects from meditation and what that person's concept of meditation is.)

Break

Short chanting

Discussion/presentation: How Insight meditation fits into Buddhist Bhavana (mental development)

Concentration-based meditation vs concentration-with-Sati-based meditation

4 main formal positions

Demonstration and try out of walking meditation + feedback

12.00 - 1.30 Lunch in a nearby food or coffee shop

Short Dhamma talk and question time

Walking practice followed by sitting practice

Feedback (sorb arom)

Break

Walking practice followed by sitting practice

Feedback (sorb arom)

Finish between 4.30 and 5 pm



 

Courses will be led by Acharn Helen Jandamit (formerly Rev. Saddharma)

 

 

Course fees

3,200 baht each for small group sessions (2 – 5 persons).

For courses set up outside scheduled dates or for individuals, the rate is 4,000 baht per person,
with reductions for small groups.

This includes snacks and some printed materials.

The book is 50 baht.

 



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

Chairs are provided if preferred.

Instruction is in English.

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

Meditators should wear comfortable, fairly conservative clothing.

The meditation room is air-conditioned, so you may need a sweater.

Coffee, tea and soft drinks are available

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



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


Please answer the questions 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

 

Fax

 

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)