Retreat/Course Information


A course runs for 15 days for the initial basic course

11 days for people who have already completed the basic course 

7 Days

5 Days

3 Days 

The practice in is undertaken on an individual basis  with full and clear instructions given.  Depending on the course and venue there will be group practice especially in the beginning of the course. Sometimes Dharma talks are build into the course. 


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


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.  Practice should not be discussed with other individuals apart from the teacher or the assistant.


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


These courses are designed equally for people with no experience as well as experienced practitioners. 


All meals are vegetarian. 



Generally this is the retreat schedule but can be alter in accordance with certain needs.



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)


5:30 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.  Please bring at least 1 set of white clothes.


- A countdown timer (not the one on a mobile phone) if possible.


- Toiletries: Soap etc.


Please give contact details, in case of an emergency, to a friend or relative.

 


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 courses to continue and for others to benefit from this practice,  donations are greatly appreciated.