Silent Vipassana Retreat with Sayadaw U Tejaniya
20–30 June 2019
The retreat is full, but there is a waiting list (with 20 people, Jan 26th 2019). If you sign up for the waiting list, do not pay for the registration fee!
Sayadaw U Tejaniya’s style of teaching and what he emphasizes is dynamic – an evolving process based on his own experiences and with recognition of the difficulties meditators face in their practice. Sayadaw’s teaching is direct and accessible, aided by his deep experience and lively humour.
His teaching is based on the Satipatthana Sutta, the Buddha’s discourse on mindfulness, and emphasizes awareness and ’right view’ in every situation.
The retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced practitioners. Teachings are offered in English, partly interpreted from Burmese to English.
The daily routine contains instructions for meditation, a working period and on some days group Q&A sessions. For most part of the day there isn’t a fixed programme, the invitation being to sit, walk and do any activities as feels appropriate to cultivate continuity of awareness. The retreat is held mostly in silence, but towards the end of the retreat ’talking meditation’ will be introduced.
Three simple vegetarian meals will be served daily; breakfast, lunch and a light dinner. Participants stay in shared rooms of 2-4 persons. The retreat will take place at Oshofors, Avesta, in the Swedish countryside.
SAYADAW U TEJANIYA was born in 1962 and began practicing meditation as a teenager, training under the late meditation master Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw. After a career in business and life as a householder, he became a monk in 1996. He is the meditation teacher at Shwe Oo Min Meditation Centre in Yangon, Burma and teaches insight meditation retreats worldwide. He is the author of several books in Burmese and has inspired several ghost-written books in his name in English. These English ones are available on his website given below.
Teachings will be translated to English by Ma Thet and long time Sayadaw style practitioner Vajradevi will be assistant teacher. For more information on the teacher and this style of vipassana, please visit www.sayadawutejaniya.org.
Thursday 20 June 18.00 (arrival and check-in 15.00–17.00) – Sunday 30 June 14.00
Location: Oshofors is located in the village of Olofsfors, which is located in a triangle formed by the towns Avesta, Norberg and Hedemora.
Oshofors is easily accessed by train from Stockholm or Arlanda Airport to Avesta Krylbo; travel time is approx. 1,5 – 2 h from Stockholm and 1:15 h from Arlanda (for train tickets: www.sj.se).
From Avesta Krylbo, a taxi can be arranged.
For more information, see: http://www.oshofors.com/Maps.asp
- 5.100 SEK in shared accommodation in Gurdjieff building
- 5.600 SEK in shared accommodation in small apartments with slightly better standard
- No single rooms are available
The retreat fee covers food and accommodation as well as travel expenses for teachers and staff. The Buddhist tradition invites everyone to generously give a donation, dana, for the teachings; this is done in cash or Swish (a Swedish payment app) at the end of the retreat.
Registration: You register by sending an individual email to firstname.lastname@example.org including your name, address, (mobile) phone number and year of birth along with retreat code SUT. When your email is received, you will get a confirmation email in return to your specified email address with a bank account number to which you pay the non-refundable registration fee of 1.000 SEK, within three days.
The rest of the retreat fee, 4.100 SEK, should be paid six weeks in advance at the latest i.e. 9 May 2019 to the same bank account. If the retreat fee is not received by this date, your place will be given to someone on the waiting list.
Additional payment for confirmed accommodation in the small apartments should be paid in cash or Swish upon arrival.
For the benefit of everyone, all participants are asked to commit to attend the entire retreat; therefore it is not possible to attend part of the retreat.
N.B.! Payment without first receiving the confirmation email, will not be valid as registration. You need to get a confirmation that you have got a place in the retreat first.