Vipassana Retreat @ Fara Sabina 2017
August 18 — September 3 (8 or 16 days)
This form of meditation aims at paying attention to the inner processes that lead to our choices. With this attention we will be better able to let go some of our unwholesome habits, enabling us to follow our creativity and genuine interests, while taking into account the (im)possibilities and the needs of others. This attention requires some training, because our choices are often taken in a fraction of a second, or in other cases over an extended period with unclear motivations. Once we can observe those processes, a wider form of freedom results, enabling greater creativity, friendliness, and compassion.
Location At the Clarisse Monastero at Fara (in) Sabina (Italy), with breathtaking views, an intensive vipassana retreat a will be held from August 18, 2017, for 8 or 16 days (7 or 15 full days). Arrival only on Friday August 18 or on Saturday August 26: those that arrive on August 18th stay either 8 days until August 26th or 16 days until September 3th. Those arriving on August 26 stay 8 days until the end of the retreat, on September 3th.
Directed by Henk Barendregt, Antonino Raffone, and Mirjam Hartkamp.
Languages: English and Italian; interviews also in Dutch. Experience required (for example a vipassana introduction course).
Meditation style Mahasi Sayadaw: walking meditation and sitting meditation focussing on raising and falling of the abdomen, towards the increase of wholesome mind-states and the decrease and eventual eradication of unwholesome ones (sessions of 45min follow each other). One learns to deal with change in life in a peaceful manner. Theoretical background has been given in an introductory course at Roma Sapienza in 2011. More information about the retreat in English or Italian.
Prices: 420E for 8 days, 700E for 16 days: sojourn in a single room with private bathroom on full pension basis. Payment instructions.
Online registration. [Submitting this form indicates intention to participate; after receiving acceptance and having paid your (down)payment the registration is valid.]
Travel: to be organized by the participant. Directions from Roma (and its two airports; from Fiumicino it is more easy) by public transport.