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May 2018

10 Day retreat with Ajahn Brahmavara

May 18, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - May 27, 2018 @ 2:30 pm

Start and End Times: Registration for this 10 day silent retreat will be from 4pm on Friday 18th May. Soup will be served at 6.30pm and the retreat will begin at 7pm with a short orientation talk. The retreat will end at 3pm on Sunday 27th May. 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…

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June 2018

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…

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Wednesday Evening with Suvaco

June 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm

About Suvaco: SUVACO HANSEN was a Buddhist monk for 12 years, prior to which he was an anarchist and activist in Denmark. He is now a passionate advocate for embodying life in all of its forms. He works as a psychotherapist, meditation and Tai Qi teacher.

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July 2018

A Weekend retreat with Ajahn Amaro – Abbot of Amaravati Buddhist Monastery

July 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - July 22, 2018 @ 3:00 pm

Born in England in 1956, Ven. Amaro Bhikkhu received a BSc. in Psychology and Physiology from the University of London. Spiritual searching led him to Thailand, where he went to Wat Pah Nanachat, a Forest Tradition monastery established for Western disciples of Thai meditation master Ajahn Chah, who ordained him as a bhikkhu in 1979. Soon afterwards he returned to England and joined Ajahn Sumedho at the newly established Chithurst Monastery. He resided for many years at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery,…

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December 2018

New Year Retreat 2018 / 2019

December 28, 2018 - January 1, 2019

New Year Retreat Friday 28th December 2018 to Tuesday 1st Jan 2019 This retreat will be led by members of the Sunyata Lay sangha and will follow our normal retreat guidelines / schedule with morning and evening chanting, periods of silence, walking and some guided meditation, talks / reflections and some light (optional) yoga. Start and End Times: Registration for this retreat will be from 4pm on Friday 28th December with soup served at 6.15. The retreat will begin at…

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January 2019

From Seeking Peace to Being Peace -An insight meditation retreat with Pádraig Cotter

January 11 @ 4:00 pm - January 13 @ 3:00 pm

  Insight meditation involves the exploration of our experience in ways that lead to a deepening of our understanding into what leads to suffering and what leads to peace. On this retreat our exploration will take the shape of various practices such as mindfulness of breathing, formless awareness meditation, walking meditation among others. These practices will serve as gateways through which we can investigate the Buddha’s teachings on realising a peace of heart and mind beyond suffering, what he called…

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A weekend retreat with Metta (formerly Ajahn Metta)

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - January 27 @ 2:30 pm

Metta (formerly Ajahn Metta) was born in 1953 in Germany. She came in contact with the Theravada Buddhist Path in 1991, when she practised at Wat Suan Mokkh in Thailand, the monastery of Ajahn Buddhadasa. Later, in 1993, she joined the monastic sangha at Amaravati monastery and was ordained as a siladhara in the Thai Forest tradition from 1996 to July 2017. During her time as a siladhara she has been living and practising mainly at Amaravati and Cittaviveka Monasteries…

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February 2019

Weekend Retreat with Nick Scott

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - February 10 @ 3:30 pm

Nick Scott has received the endorsement of the senior Western monks in the Ajahn Chah tradition to teach meditation retreats, and with their encouragement has taught in several European countries since 2003. This endorsement came after extensive spiritual training, over thirty years, including ten years living at Chithurst Buddhist Monastery and long solitary retreats. He is the co-author with Ajahn Sucitto of two books, Rude Awakenings and Great Patient One, one book with Ajahn Amaro, The Long Road Has Many A Turn and has just…

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