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July 2020

‘Unrestricted Awareness’ – A Two Day Retreat with Ajahn Sucitto [Online Event]

July 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am - July 19, 2020 @ 5:30 pm

In general most of our energy and attention flows through a network of mental patterns and programs that we experience as ‘me’ , ‘myself’ ‘I’. Like railway lines through a land, these overused circuits only occupy a fraction of our total potential. The weekend offers a focus on the lost territory. This will be similar to retreats held at Sunyata except online. Bookings: To book a place on this retreat please email us at: [email protected] Please also refer to our…

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Insight Meditation Retreat with Padraig Cotter and Heike Griffin [Online Event]

July 24, 2020 @ 8:15 pm - July 25, 2020 @ 9:15 pm

This will be similar to retreats held at Sunyata except online. It is necessary to book at [email protected] It will feature an emphasis on tranquility meditation (samadhi), insight meditation (vipassana) and lovingkindness(metta) meditation. Beginning on the Friday evening and ending on the Saturday evening we will take this opportunity to practice using the online platform Zoom. Booking is required and a link to the zoom meeting will be sent to you closer to the time. To participate it is necessary to…

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August 2020

Insight Meditation Workshop with Ajahn Jutindharo Saturday August 8th 9.15am-11.15am [Online Event]

August 8, 2020 @ 9:15 am - 11:15 am

Ajahn Jutindharo, abbot of Hartridge Monastery in Devon will lead a session including guided meditation, Dhamma reflection and discussion It is not necessary to book in advance but please arrive at least 5 minutes early and make sure you are familiar with Zoom technology You can access the Zoom link Join URL: https://zoom.us/j/532399057   Ajahn Jutindharo grew up in Leeds. He studied physics at university, and then worked for several years in medical research whilst writing a PhD. At university he…

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Insight Meditation Day Retreat with Ajahn Dhammadharo [Online Event]

August 15, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This will be similar to retreats held at Sunyata except online. It is necessary to book at [email protected] The retreat will take place from 9am to 5pm, with an option for group interaction after 5pm. It is also possible to join the Sunyata daily pujas at 7am and 7pm if you would like to experience a full day of practice.     Ajahn Dhammadharo was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1986 and had his first exposure to Buddhism when his mother…

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October 2020

Vipassana & Yoga Retreat – Nick Scott and Sofia Ananda Kaas

October 2, 2020 @ 7:45 pm - October 4, 2020 @ 7:45 pm

This retreat is to be held at Kilcoan Retreat Centre. Kilcoan is situated in woodland near Clarinbridge, Co Galway. The facilities are excellent for social distancing. There will be a limited number of residential places, probably just 10 available to local people. Each person has their own room with bathroom and the venue is very spacious. The retreat will also be available on line via Zoom, with an on-line manager to look after everyone and with the teachers available for…

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Making Friends With Anxiety – Padraig Cotter [Online Event]

October 11, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This two-hour workshop will feature practical ways of attending to and exploring anxiety in our experience. We will look at some practices based on awareness of breath, body sensations and thoughts, all informed by Buddhist meditation practices. It is necessary to book at [email protected]

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Workshop With Ajahn Dhammadharo online on Zoom (Thai Language only)

October 17, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

ขอเรียนเชิญ​ทุกท่านเข้าร่วมฟังพระธรรมเทศนา​และตอบปัญหาธรรม (ภาษาไทย)โดยพระอาจารย์​ธัมมธโร, ร่วมสมาทานศีลห้า และ ปฏิบัติสมาธิร่วมกัน พระอาจารย์ธัมมธโร เกิดที่เมืองเมลเบิร์น ประเทศออสเตรเลีย เมื่อวันที่ 29 มีนาคม พ.ศ. 2529 ท่านได้รู้จักและมีความสนใจในพระพุทธศาสนาเป็นครั้งแรกเมื่อคุณแม่ของท่านได้มอบหนังสือธรรมะให้แก่ท่านเป็นของขวัญวันคริสต์มาสเมื่อตอนที่ท่านย่างเข้าสู่ช่วงวัยรุ่นตอนปลาย  หลังจากที่ท่านเรียนจบชั้นมัธยมปลายแล้ว ท่านจึงได้บรรพชาเป็นสามเณรที่วัดหนองป่าพง จังหวัดอุบลราชธานี ประเทศไทย เมื่อวันที่ 10 มกราคม พ.ศ. 2548 และในปีต่อมานั้นเอง ท่านได้อุปสมบทเป็นพระภิกษุที่วัดพุทธโพธิวัน เมืองเมลเบิร์น ประเทศออสเตรเลีย เมื่อวันที่ 16 เมษายน พ.ศ. 2549  โดยมี พระราชภาวนาวิกรม  หรือหลวงพ่อเลี่ยม ฐิตธมฺโม เป็นพระอุปัชฌาย์ทั้งในการบรรพชาเป็นสามเณรและอุปสมบทเป็นพระภิกษุ หลังจากนั้นท่านได้จำพรรษาอยู่ที่วัดพุทธโพธิวันเป็นเวลา 12 ปี   ตลอดสองสามปีที่ผ่านมานี้ ท่านได้เดินทางไปมาระหว่างประเทศไทยกับประเทศไอร์แลนด์ และปัจจุบันท่านจำพรรษาอยู่ที่วัดป่าธรรมคีรี เมืองบริสเบน ประเทศออสเตรเลีย Please sign up for Zoom in advance at zoom.us Click on this link to join the meeting https://zoom.us/j/91514358685

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Dealing With Difficult Emotions – Heike Griffin [Online Event]

October 18, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Emotions are part of being human but sometimes we can feel like a being tossed about by strong emotions like a small boat in rough seas. Grief, anger, sadness and regret can feel overwhelming at times. In this workshop we will explore meditation techniques to help us cope and find a true refuge in troubled times. This workshop is open to beginners and experienced practitioners. It is necessary to book at [email protected]

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Vipassana Retreat with Ajahn Sundara – The Power of Awareness [Online Event]

October 23, 2020 @ 5:59 pm - October 26, 2020 @ 6:00 pm

The mirror like quality of awareness has the power to enable us to see reality clearly, in the present moment. It is a safe refuge and a source of balance, joy, peace and trust. The retreat through the clear and direct teachings of the Buddha will emphasise the importance of staying connected to the experience of our mind and our body with wisdom and compassion. It is necessary to book at [email protected] Ajahn Sundara joined the monastic community at Chithurst Monastery in…

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November 2020

Using Body Movement To Bring Stillness To The Mind – Donal Quirke [Online Event]

November 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This workshop will involve some slowly paced beginner-friendly yoga, guided breath-work, and guided relaxation to explore how we can use body movement to bring stillness to the mind. Gentle movement and stretches combined with body and breath awareness can help us to feel much better in times of difficulty. These work together in a simple and effective way to bring about an inner state of relaxation, light-heartedness, and spaciousness. It is necessary to book at [email protected]

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Insight Meditation Retreat With Ajahn Dhammanando [Online Event]

November 7, 2020 @ 9:00 am - November 8, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

This will be similar to retreats held at Sunyata except online. It is necessary to book at [email protected] It will feature an emphasis on tranquility meditation (samadhi), insight meditation (vipassana) and lovingkindness(metta) meditation. Beginning on the Saturday morning and ending on the Sunday evening, we will take this opportunity to practice using the online platform Zoom. Booking is required and a link to the zoom meeting will be sent to you closer to the time. To participate it is necessary to…

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Cultivating Spiritual Friendship And Community – Sunyata Resident Community [Online Event]

November 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Friendship and community are key supports that help us to feel resilient in times of challenge and uncertainty and encourage us to continue on the path towards liberation and peace.   This workshop will explore what spiritual friendship (Kalyana Mitta) and Sangha (community of practice) means to each of us and look at practical ways we can develop this in our lives. This will include practices of active listening and communication and practical supports for developing connection and community during these times…

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One Day Retreat With Ajahn Ahimsako [Online Event]

November 22, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This one-day meditation retreat will be led by Ajahn Ahimsako, Abbot of Chithurst Monastery in West Sussex, England. The day will include guided meditations and a Dhamma talk. To book a place on this retreat and receive the zoom links, you need to complete an on-line registration form. Please email: [email protected] to be sent a registration form, and for enquiries.

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December 2020

Meeting Our Experiences With Awareness – Insight Meditation Retreat with Metta [Online Event]

December 4, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - December 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

This will be similar to retreats held at Sunyata except online. It is necessary to book at [email protected] Please also refer to our guidelines for attending online retreats. Beginning on the Friday evening and ending on the Sunday afternoon we will take this opportunity to practice using the online platform Zoom. Booking is required and a link to the zoom meeting will be sent to you closer to the time. To participate it is necessary to attend the entire retreat. Meeting…

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9 Day Clarinbridge Retreat – Nick Scott

December 4, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - December 13, 2020 @ 1:00 pm

This retreat is to be held at Kilcoan Retreat Centre. Kilcoan is situated in woodland near Clarinbridge, Co Galway. The facilities are excellent for social distancing. There will be a limited number of residential places for local people, probably just 10. Each person has their own room with bathroom and the venue is very spacious.. The retreat will also be available on line via Zoom, with an on-line manager to look after everyone and with the teacher conducting on line…

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Living, Dying, Liberation – An International Co-Hosted 5-Day Retreat With Ajahn Sucitto [Online Event]

December 15, 2020 @ 6:30 am - December 20, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

Sunyata is delighted to be co hosting (along with Asia and America) this 5 day retreat with Ajahn Sucitto. The retreat will be held via the Zoom platform. As the retreat is held for an international audience across various time zones, we will provide a guide for the timings to access the Zoom link across various countries in the confirmation details, however the retreat program will follow UK time. Ajahn Sucitto will be teaching in-person from Cittaviveka (Chithurst) Buddhist Monastery,…

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Reflection and Meditation on Christmas Eve, Led by Heike Griffin

December 24, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

One hour to reconnect to inner stillness and balance in the midst of what can either be a very busy or very lonely time for some. A short reflection followed by a period of meditation and possible sharing. No need to book, just follow the link below: Join Zoom Meeting https://zoom.us/j/96217611440?pwd=RkZhdWxQMUJGOXVvZ0pDUENvNDhadz09 Passcode: sunyata

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New Year Retreat [Online Event]

December 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - January 1, 2021 @ 1:00 pm

This 4 day insight meditation retreat will be led by our inhouse teachers and will end at 1pm on the 1st of January. It is necessary to book at [email protected] Please also refer to our guidelines for attending online retreats.

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February 2021

Weekend Retreat with Nick Scott, Brian Hickey, and Bridie Hogan [Online Event]

February 5 @ 7:45 pm - February 7 @ 3:30 pm

         On-Line Manager: Siddhi The retreat is available on line via Zoom, with an on-line manager to look after everyone and with the teachers available for on-line interviews. We are using Zoom conferencing software which is free to you. You can take part using a computer (with a camera), laptop or smart phone over the internet. The links are given below.  The retreat is suitable both for people new to meditation and those with experience.   Retreat Description:  This…

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March 2021

Insight Meditation Retreat with Padraig Cotter and Heike Griffin [Online Event]

March 26 @ 8:15 pm - March 27 @ 9:15 pm

This will be similar to retreats held at Sunyata except online. It is necessary to book at [email protected] It will feature an emphasis on tranquility meditation (samadhi), insight meditation (vipassana) and lovingkindness(metta) meditation. Beginning on the Friday evening and ending on the Saturday evening we will take this opportunity to practice using the online platform Zoom. Booking is required and a link to the zoom meeting will be sent to you closer to the time. To participate it is necessary to…

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April 2021

Challenges of Meditation – Vipassana. Retreat with Ajahn Sundara[Online event]

April 11 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

This will be similar to retreats held at Sunyata except online. It is necessary to book at [email protected] It will feature an emphasis on tranquility meditation (samadhi), insight meditation (vipassana) and lovingkindness(metta) meditation. Beginning on the Sunday morning and ending on the Sunday evening, we will take this opportunity to practice using the online platform Zoom. Booking is required and a link to the zoom meeting will be sent to you closer to the time. To participate it is necessary to…

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