Day longs provide a foundation for exploring the Dharma and establishing a steady meditation practice. Day longs range from beginner days that introduce mindfulness practices and fundamental teachings; "applied mindfulness" classes that focus on particular life issues or days that dive deep into the suttas. Unless otherwise stated, all days are open to beginners or experienced alike. Please note that while the days are open to beginners, instructions may not always be specific to beginners. You are always welcome to ask questions and clarify instructions at the appropriate time.
A Beginners Day Long Retreat
Time/Date: Sunday July 15th, 2018. 10am-5pm Venue: E-Vam Institute, 637 Lygon St, Carlton North Cost: $30 + dana for the teacher Bookings: Sorry, this event is booked out.
In this traditional Insight Meditation (Vipassana) day, the emphasis is on quieting the mind and opening the heart, cultivating a calm mind and a kind heart towards ourselves and others. As we practice, we incline ourselves towards a more easeful relationship with life, regardless of our circumstances.
Instructions will be given for both sitting and walking meditation. Throughout the day there will be time given for questions, discussion and a Dharma talk.
Although this day is designed for beginners, it is open to anyone from beginners to experienced. Maybe you'd just like to come along for a practice day? Please do.
Metta - Loving Kindness
Time/Date: Sunday October 28th, 2018. 10am-5pm Venue: E-Vam Institute, 673 Lygon St, Carlton North Cost: TBC + dana for the teacher Bookings: Open in late August
Time/Date: Sunday December 16th, 2018. 10am-5pm Venue: E-Vam Institute, 673 Lygon St, Carlton North Cost: TBC + dana for the teacher Bookings: Open in late Sept