Weekend Retreat with Resident Monks
October 12 @ 4:00 pm - October 14 @ 3:00 pm
This meditation retreat will be taught by several of the monks who are spending the vassa, or rains retreat, at Sunyata.
They include Luang Por Sangah, Ajahn Sosowan, and Ajahn Dhammadharo (who will be also translating). As Sunyata is currently hosting a vassa, the retreat will be integrated into the monastic routine. On Saturday, many people will be visiting for a ceremony to commemorate the Thai King. As well as offering teachings from several senior monks, this retreat provides a unique opportunity to sample life in an active Buddhist monastery.
Start and End Times:
Registration for this retreat will be from 4pm on Friday, October 12th. Soup will be served at 6.30pm and the retreat will begin at 7pm with a short orientation talk.
The retreat will end at approximately 3pm on Sunday the 14th. It is necessary to attend all 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.
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.
- Renunciation: not eating after the main meal