Lange retraites

zondag, 24 februari, 2019 --- zondag, 3 maart, 2019

Centraal in deze week staat het ontwikkelen van opmerkzaamheid of mindfulness, het leren observeren wat er hier en nu gebeurt. Het thema van deze week is milde aandacht. De bereidheid om je open te stellen voor wat je ervaart, ontvankelijk te zijn en mild. Daarmee krijg je meer zicht op de onderliggende reactiepatronen van de geest, om voorkeur te hebben, of weerstand, of “absent minded” te zijn. En zo kom je in contact met de eigen aard van ervaringen, met wat opkomt en weer gaat.
Er wordt gezamenlijk gemediteerd, met periodes van loop- en zitmeditatie en kortere periodes van informele meditatie. De retraite vindt plaats in stilte, de begeleiding zal bestaan uit regelmatige inleidingen met betrekking tot loop- en zitmeditatie en individuele uitwisselingsgesprekken en dhammatalks( lezingen).

Ank Schravendeel en Ria Kea
vrijdag, 7 juni, 2019 --- maandag, 17 juni, 2019

Intens practice (morning) & pure relaxation (afternoon)

In the morning we follow a normal retreat schedule in silence, consisting of alternating 45 minutes sitting and walking meditation sessions (Mahasi) until lunch (13.30). After lunch we have ample free time to go to the beautiful beaches, relax, contemplate etc. and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of the centre Alexandros. After dinner we join together again in silence to finish the day with a dhamma talk.
Vipassana-light allows us to pluck the fruits of the intensive morning practice and funnel our insights directly into the daily life of the centre (enjoying the afternoon + kamma yoga/ chores), working towards a more mindful, equanimous and serene practice and daily life.

Henk Barendregt & Mirjam Hartkamp
maandag, 17 juni, 2019 --- dinsdag, 25 juni, 2019

Cultivate the spiritual faculties for your own freedom!

"This retreat is not about concentration, or absorption'', says Ayasma Kumara. "It’s about cultivating confidence, vitality, mindfulness, collectedness and discernment. When these are strong, the work for the ending of suffering becomes easier and more effective. Learn how to strengthen these spiritual faculties in this retreat!
There won’t be strict meditation schedules, but participants will be inspired to grow in wisdom."

Ayasma Kumara
zaterdag, 6 juli, 2019 --- zaterdag, 20 juli, 2019
Sonsbeck-Hamb, Duitsland

Charles & Patricia Genoud en Yuka Nakamura

Dit is een pracht gelegenheid om met Europese leraren van groot kaliber en met langdurige internationale ervaring een retraite mee te maken. Het programma omvat zit- en loopmeditatie, vipassana instructies, dhamma talks en groep interviews. Dagelijks is er een uur werkmeditatie.

Charles & Patricia Genoud en Yuka Nakamura
maandag, 22 juli, 2019 --- dinsdag, 30 juli, 2019
Steyl (L)

Vipassana weekretraite

Belichaamde aandacht is het kernwoord voor de beoefening. Tijdens de zitmeditaties volgen we aandachtig de veranderingen in de verschillende lichaamsdelen. Door de veranderingen in het lichaam gade te slaan komen we ook de bewegingen in de geest op het spoor. Door de processen in lichaam en geest te leren kennen, komt er meer inzicht in wie we echt zijn, en dat is bevrijdend. Het programma bestaat uit zitmeditaties, loopmeditaties en bewegen in aandacht. Er is Boeddhistisch onderricht. En er is ruimte voor vragen en uitwisseling. Het thema voor de retraite wordt kort vante voren bepaald.

Doshin Houtman
zaterdag, 17 augustus, 2019 --- zaterdag, 31 augustus, 2019
Fara Sabina, Rieti, Italy

vipassana retreat

In this retreat we pay close attention to all the processes that arise within our field of consciousness. At the same time we cultivate a relaxed and friendly inner stance, fuelled by loving kindness (metta). This specific quality of attention can be practiced and developed. While we start to observe a broader and closer perspective on our inner processes, in a friendlier way, a greater sense of freedom arises, enabling greater creativity, friendliness, compassion and humour. Meditating helps us seeing through our constricting illusions, releasing the burden of having to uphold these, including the greater illusion of the self. To make this insight a lived experience it is crucial to approach all phenomena in body and mind with a loving equanimous stance.

Henk Barendregt, Mirjam Hartkamp, Antonino Raffone
zaterdag, 29 februari, 2020 --- zondag, 29 maart, 2020

The 2020 Month-Long Retreat of Integrated Practice of Insight Dialogue and Vipassana

The 2020 Month-Long Retreat of Integrated Practice of Insight Dialogue and Vipassana.
The Insight Dialogue community of Metta programs and SIM are happy to announce this special retreat that combines Insight Dialogue and Vipassana.
In a whole life path approach to Dhamma, periods committed solely to meditation have a special place. When the body-mind has sufficient time to calm down and become steady and bright, uniquely transformative insight becomes possible. Deep freedom of heart and mind comes from seeing things as they actually are; seclusion and spiritual friendship, together, form a powerful path of awakening. The wisdom teachings of the Buddha come alive in our formal practice and from there move into the entirety of our lives.
This first ever month-long Insight Dialogue and Vipassana retreat will begin with a week of Insight Dialogue practice, gradually transitioning into two weeks of immersion in silence. The final week of the retreat will then taper back into relational practice to deepen any insights, allow new ones, and provide a supportive transition from retreat life to daily life. This retreat seeks to tap the synergetic effect of combined individual and interpersonal meditation. The middle two weeks of silent practice will be supported by morning instruction sessions and evening dharma talks. Individual meetings with the teachers will be available throughout the retreat and scheduled regularly during the period committed to silent practice.

The minimum requirement is to have participated in at least:
two 6-night/7-night Insight Dialogue retreats
one 7-night Vipassana silent retreat*
one 10-night Vipassana silent retreat*

Gregory Kramer and Jill Shepherd