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A weekend retreat with Metta (former Ajahn Metta)
January 26 @ 7:00 pm - January 28 @ 2:30 pm
Metta (former Ajahn Metta)
was born in 1953 in Germany.
She came in contact with the Theravada Buddhist Path in 1991, when she practised at What Suan Mokkh (Ajahn Buddhadasa) in Thailand. Later, in 1993 she joined the monastic Sangha at Amaravati (UK) and was ordained as a Siladhara (Ajahn Metta) in the Thai Forest Sangha (Ajahn Chah) from 1996 to July 2017. During her time as a Siladhara she has been living and practising mainly at Amaravati – and Cittaviveka Monastery in the UK.
During this time Ajahn Sumedho and Ajahn Sucitto have been her spiritual teachers and mentors.
As a nun, she also spent time oversees in India, Sri-Lanka and Thailand as well as the US. She was living independently of the Siladhara community from 2015 – 2017.
For more than 10 years she has been teaching and co-teaching in in the UK, Europe and the US.
Since July 2017 she lives in Germany, Berlin.
Start and End Times:
Registration for this retreat will be from 4pm on Friday 26th January with soup served at 6.15.
The retreat will begin at 7.15pm with a short orientation talk and will end at approx 2:30 p.m. on Sunday the 28th.
Coming on Retreat
To find out more about coming on retreat please see here: http://www.sunyatacentre.org/coming-on-retreat-at-sunyata/
Cost of Retreat
Like all retreats at Sunyata, this retreat is offered on a donation (dana) basis, both for the retreat centre and for the teacher.
At the end of the retreat there will be a chance to offer donations to the centre and the teacher (separately).
We are asked sometimes for guidance regarding donations towards the centre and we calculate that €45 per person per day meets the ‘break even’ cost for running all of our retreats throughout the year. If one wishes to give more than the guided amount, then that would be very welcome. All donations are anonymous.
To book a place please e-mail [email protected]
The Eight Precepts:
Participants are asked to abide by the eight precepts as outlined below. The following of these precepts lead to the establishment of an atmosphere of restraint and and mutual respect among participants which is conducive to meditation.
1. Harmlessness: not intentionally taking the life of any living creature.
2. Trustworthiness: not taking anything that is not given.
3. Chastity : refraining from any sexual activity.
4. Right Speech: retreatants are asked to maintain noble silence, that is not engaging in any talk with each other, or anyone else, unless it is really necessary.
5. Sobriety : not taking any intoxicating drinks or drugs.
6. Restraint : not wearing make-up, jewellery or immodest clothing; not playing radios, music tapes or musical instruments.
7. Alertness: to refrain from overindulgence in sleep.
8. Refrain from eating after main meal around midday. This means that there will be no evening meal served