Insight Meditation 7 day Retreat

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Retreat Dates: Wed, May 2nd to Wed, May 9th, 2018

4 day retreat is available. 

Venue: Kallara Conference Centre, Strathbogie Ranges

Teacher: Anton Eastick 

Retreat Practical Information: Please read this before booking or making an enquiry click here to download

 

Retreat Booking Details

Cost:

Shared Room

4 Day option $360 + dana

7 Day option $540 + dana

Single Rooms*

4 day option $460 + dana

7 day option $650 + dana

* limited single rooms available. Paying extra for these helps supplement low income places.

Low income, work retreat place 

We have space on this retreat for one work retreatant. It is expected you will contribute 5 hours work a day, mostly in the kitchen. You will need to have done a 7 day retreat with a recognised Insight Meditation teacher and you must be known to Anton. 

contact me if this interests you. 

 

Inquiries: Ph 0412 018962 For phone calls only (no texts please). For all written enquiries email us

Book now: Click here to Email us for bookings

 

Exploring the classical teachings of Insight Meditation, (Vipassana) this retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators. For beginners, there will be a group so you will be able to ask questions and receive meditation guidance based on what is right for you. Daily there will be meditation instructions, guided meditations, talks, walking, chanting, sitting meditation and a yoga period. There will also be times for personal interviews and possibly small groups. 

 

Noble silence

This retreat will be held in noble silence except for interviews and question and answer periods. For beginners, please note that noble silence does not exclude common sense communication in times of emergency or at times when communication is needed to clarify meditation or work period instructions. This will be part of the instructions.

 

More information will be posted after January 15th.

 

DANA ~ Dana is a Pali word (the language used at the time The Buddha lived) which means the practice of generosity, or offering. Dana is a completely different way of relating to what is offered. Rather than a commercial transaction, Dana expresses the love and appreciation for what has been received. The daily rate you pay for the retreat covers food costs, Airfares and travel costs, basic bills, organisational costs, printing and any other set up costs for the retreat. Nobody receives any kind of salary. The Dana boxes that are put out at the end of each retreat support the teachers and the tradition itself. Dana is not tips, it is not a token gesture, it is the vital resource that allows these retreats and tradition to continue. 
This is a living tradition that is thousands of years old and we are now the holders of this tradition. The generosity of countless people over the centuries has brought us to this point now where we can offer this retreat on the basis of Dana for the teaching. In other words, when you come to our retreats you are being nourished by the generosity of people who came before you. Your financial generosity now is the resource that enables us to continue to offer retreats in the future so other people may also benefit and keep the tradition alive. 
 
Giving of service or Karma yoga ~ Insight meditation retreats are fully run by volunteers, no one gets paid for the work they do. In this way we are able to keep the costs down. Therefore In the same spirit we ask that everyone who comes to our retreats contributes one hour of their time each day towards the running of the retreat. This may be anything from washing up, veggie chopping, cleaning or something else connected with running the retreat. We thank you in advance. 
 
Volunteers Needed

The retreats we run are not for profit and we rely totally on the good will of organisers and volunteers to make a retreat like this happen. If you would like to assist in any way, please send us an email and let us know how you might be able to help. Specifically we are looking for assistance with

 

- Flyer distribution and promotion

- Cooking for the retreat. For the residential retreat we envisage sharing the cooking between a few people so we can all enjoy the retreat.

- Before the retreat, collecting supplies for the retreat (food etc) and transporting them to the retreat venue

- Lifts to the retreat for people without cars and to keep the sharing culture alive

 

 

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