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10 Day Insight Meditation Retreat with Nick Scott & Heike Griffin 15th – 24th April[Residential]

April 15 @ 6:00 pm - April 24 @ 2:00 pm

A ten day retreat is an opportunity to deepen one’s meditation practice and leads to an understanding of what meditation and the spiritual journey is really about.
The period is long enough that we can leave behind the stress caused by our daily interactions while having no need to plan the future. It thus becomes possible to explore the present, and in the space and silence that opens up, to process our buried memories, traits and other conditioning so that we can learn how to be at peace and content, whatever is happening. This retreat is suitable for those new to meditation as well as experienced meditators. The instruction will be cumulative, starting with posture and how to establish mindfulness (sati) and a caring open attitude (metta) and through that find concentration (samadhi). With this we can then explore the Buddha’s teachings that are designed to lead to insight (vipassana) so as to develop wisdom (panna). Throughout the retreat we will refer to his actual teachings in the Buddhist Pali Suttas. The teaching will consist of instruction each morning and some afternoons, evening talks on the theory behind what we are doing and regular one-to-one guidance. The retreat will be held in silence. There will be optional taught yoga sessions each day to help free up he body for sitting comfortably.

Nick Scott has been teaching short and long retreats for 25 years with the endorsement of senior monks in the Thai Forest tradition. His teaching is wise and humorous, and illustrated with personal stories and insights from 45 years of meditation, including long solitary retreats and residing for 10 years at Chithurst Buddhist Monastery in England. He is the author of several Buddhist travel books recounting adventures with Buddhist monks. These can be downloaded for free at: www.nickscottbooks.com
Nick is by profession an Ecologist working for environmental charities. He now lives with his partner, Micheline, in Co Galway.

Heike Griffin has been meditating for nearly 30 years, the last 10 years following the Thai Forest tradition. Since 2018 Heike has been involved in leading retreats at Sunyata.


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This residential retreat and booking is required.
To participate it is necessary to attend the entire retreat.


This retreat is offered on a Dana(donation) basis only.


April 15 @ 6:00 pm
April 24 @ 2:00 pm
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Sunyata Buddhist Centre
Sixmilebridge, Co. Clare V95 EP80 Ireland
(061) 367 073
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