Vipassana Intensive @ Fara Sabina (Italy) 2020

Liberating Insight

Surrounded by the beautiful hills of Fara Sabina, hosted by the Monastery of Clarisse we investigate the habits of the mind and of the heart. If we clearly observe the processes pertaining to body and mind, we can detach, let go, and allow for greater freedom, wisdom and compassion to arise. The retreat can be attended for 7 and 14 days.

Teacher(s): 
Henk Barendregt, Mirjam Hartkamp, Antonino Raffone
Language: 
English, Italian (interviews can held in Dutch)
Cost: 
7 days: 385 euros 14 days: 675 euros
Starting date: 
maandag, 17 augustus, 2020
Starting time: 
18:00
End date: 
maandag, 31 augustus, 2020
Building or Centre: 
Monastero Clarisse Eremite
Address: 
Via IV novembre, Fara Sabina, Rieti, Italy
ZIP code: 
02032
City: 
Fara Sabina - Monte Libretti (Rome)

More information and registration

Contact name: 
Mirjam Hartkamp
Contact E-mail: 
Organization: 
Insight Meditation Investigations (IMI)

Vipassana
With relaxed and friendly attention we investigate the habits of body, mind and heart. If we clearly observe the processes pertaining to body and mind, we can detach, let go, and allow for greater freedom, wisdom and compassion to arise. This enables us to follow our creativity and genuine interests. The meditation process aims at seeing through our illusions, relieving the burden of having to defend these. To obtain this insight it is important to observe the phenomena in body and mind in friendly acceptance.

Location
At the Clarisse Monastero at Fara (in) Sabina (Italy), with breathtaking views, an intensive vipassana retreat a will be held from August 17, 2020, for 7 or 14 days (6 or 13 full days). Arrival between 15:00 and 19:00 only on Monday August 17 or on Monday August 24: those that arrive on August 17th stay either 7 days until August 24th or 14 days until August 31. Those arriving on August 24 stay 7 days until the end of the retreat, on August 31 at 13:00h.

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: 385E for 7 days, 675E for 14 days: sojourn in a single room with private bathroom on a full pension basis.

Registration
please register through the organisation's website www.insightmeditation.foundation.

Travel
To be organized by the participant. Directions from Roma (and its two airports; from Fiumicino it is very easy) by public transport.

This retreat is led by:
Henk Barendregt
Mirjam Hartkamp
Antonino Raffone