Registration will open July 1st
Fri 4th of Sept – Wed 9 of Sept, 2020. The retreat will be held online via Zoom.
During this 5 day long retreat, we will explore a mindfulness practice inspired by the teachings of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Sati Patthana) with an emphasis on awareness of the qualities of mind. The practice encourages relaxation of body and mind while paying close attention to present moment experience, and the quality of the mind that meditates. The practice unfolds through continuity of awareness in all activities.
This retreat will provide an opportunity for retreatants to determine their own rhythms of sitting and walking practice at home. Much of the retreat will be structured for ”self-directed practice”. Daily practice guidance will be provided through morning instructions, Dhamma talks, Q&A sessions and small group discussions.
Andrea Fella has been practicing Insight Meditation since 1996, and was quickly drawn to intensive retreat practice. She has done a number of long retreats, both in the United States and in Burma. During one long practice period in Burma, she ordained as a nun with Sayadaw U Janaka. She has been particularly influenced by the teachings of Sayadaw U Tejaniya. Andrea is especially drawn to the wisdom teachings of the Buddha. Her teachings emphasize clarity and practicality. She is a member of the Spirit Rock Guiding Teachers Council, and teaches residential retreats at Spirit Rock, Insight Meditation Society, and other retreat centers. You can hear some of Andrea’s dharma talks at www.audiodharma.org.
Date: Friday 4th September at 18:00 (6PM) – Wednesday 9th September at 19:30 (7:30PM).
Fee: 1000 SEK
Registration: Register by paying the fee, SEK 1,000, to Vipassanagruppen’s account Plus Giro 17 43 75-6; enter name, address, email address, mobile number and year of birth, and retreat code AF. If payment is made via the Internet and the information cannot be sent, send it in a separate email to email@example.com. The registration fee is non refundable.
The teacher and manager do not receive any payment for their services, but offer them freely so that as many as possible have the chance to benefit from the teachings regardless of financial situation. This principle of generosity is very central to the teachings of the Buddha, and has made it possible to continue the practice of meditation still 2,500 years after his life. The teachers live primarily off donations. Retreat participants may support the teachers and manager by donations at the end of the retreat – this can be done through Swish (no 123 440 5932) or the bank account below.
Payment from abroad:
Bank name: Nordea
IBAN: SE73 9500 0099 6026 0174 3756
For more information, email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
In case of cancellation, please inform us as soon as possible.