Retreat/Course Information


A course runs for 15 days for the initial basic course or for 11 days for people who have already completed the basic course. The practice in is done on an individual basis.


Each practitioner will have a private meeting each day with the teacher where he/she will have an opportunity to discuss their practice and any difficulties they have. Here you will also receive guidance about the practice. There is always an opportunity to speak to the teacher if you have any difficulties or questions.


All practitioners are required to abide by the rule of noble silence. Anyone who has any questions, requests or difficulties may speak with the teacher or the assistant or a member of staff. Please do not discuss your practice with other individuals apart from the teacher and the assistant.


There will be a comprehensive introduction to the course for those who have not practiced before.


These courses are designed at those who have experience and those with no previous experience of meditation. 



All given retreats follow the same schedule



4:00 am Wake up.

A gong will sound to wake you up.

Individual Meditation (sitting, walking, with breaks)


6:30 am Breakfast

Individual Meditation (sitting, walking, with breaks) 


11:30 am Lunch

Individual Meditation (sitting, walking, with breaks)


6:00 pm  Evening Snack

 Soya milk drinks, yoghurt, chocolate

Individual Meditation (sitting, walking, with breaks)


10:00 pm Bed Time




What to bring


- Traditionally vipassana is practiced in neutral (white) clothing. Bring with you some white clothing, if possible


- A countdown timer(not the one on your mobile phone)


- Toiletries: Soap etc.


Please let somebody know where you will be during your stay and give a contact number the centre or email address in case of an emergency.



Donation


The teacher works on a volunteer basis who relies on the generous giving of the practitioner to cover travel/living costs etc. To make it possible for the continuation of courses to continue and for others to benefit from this practice, your donation is greatly appreciated.