Vipassana Retreat @ Fara Sabina 2018

August 17 — September 2 (8 or 16 days)

Vipassana
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 relinquish 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, as 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 will result, 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 17, 2018, for 8 or 16 days (7 or 15 full days). Arrival only on Friday August 17 or on Saturday August 25: those that arrive on August 17th stay either 8 days until August 25th or 16 days until September 2th. Those arriving on August 25 stay 8 days until the end of the retreat, on September 2nd.

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 or a weekend retreat).

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 Sapienza University Roma in 2011. More information about the retreat in English or Italian to follow.

Prices and payment instructions to follow.

Online registration opens soon. [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.

Review retreat 2013: Trouw 04.10.2014 (in Dutch).

 

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