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A Weekend retreat with Ajahn Subhaddo
June 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - June 4, 2018 @ 3:00 pm
Ajahn Subhaddo ordained in the Thai Forest tradition thirteen years ago, having previously been involved with Amaravati Monastery since 1987. He has also trained in the Rinzai Zen tradition for twelve years. Ajahn now lives in southern Spain mostly by himself. In his retreats and talks his emphasis is always on bringing the Dhamma into everyday life.
Start and End Times:
Registration for this weekend silent retreat will be from 4pm on Friday 1st June. Soup will be served at 6.30pm and the retreat will begin at 7pm with a short orientation talk.
Please note that this retreat will end on Monday 4th June, which is a bank holiday. It is necessary to attend all of the retreat.
Coming on Retreat
If you cannot stay for the entire retreat then please do not book, we expect retreatants to stay for the duration of the retreat.
To find out more about coming on retreat please see here: http://www.sunyatacentre.org/coming-on-retreat-at-sunyata/
Cost of Retreat
This retreat is offered on a donation (dana) basis. At the end of the retreat there will be a chance to give an anonymous donation towards the centre.
The teachings are freely offered.
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:
The retreat will be held on the eight precepts below. Please note number 8 which means that there will be no evening meal after the opening evening.
The Eight Precepts:
- Harmlessness: not intentionally taking the life of any living creature.
- Trustworthiness: not taking anything that is not given.
- Chastity : refraining from any sexual activity.
- 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.
- Sobriety : not taking any intoxicating drinks or drugs.
- Restraint : not wearing make-up, perfume or strongly-scented deodorant, jewellery or immodest clothing; not playing radios, music tapes or musical instruments.
- Alertness: to refrain from overindulgence in sleep.
- Refrain from eating after main meal