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Monthly Day Meditation Retreat | Ajahn Nissarano

August 6 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm UTC+10

Day of Peaceful Meditation – Using the Four Noble Truths in Meditation & Daily Life

Led by Ajahn Nissarano

Time: 8.30 am to 4.30 pm
Venue: BSV City Centre (Buddhaloka) 71 Darling Road, Malvern East, VIC 3145

Programme:
8.30am – 10.00am:
– Welcome
– Taking the precepts – 5 and 8 precepts
– Chanting (as per BSV Sunday morning programme)
– Introductory Dhamma Talk: Using the Four Noble Truths in Meditation & Daily Life 
– Guided meditation
– Q & A
– Guidelines for walking meditation

10.00am – 11.00am:
–  Individual practice : walking & sitting meditation, and contemplation

11.00: Lunch (for those taking 8 precepts, please eat before midday)

12 – 12.15pm:
– Individual practice: walking & sitting meditation, and contemplation

12.15 – 1.30pm:
– Dhamma Talk: Are we living & practising the Middle Way or not?
– Guided Meditation
– Q&A

1.30 – 2.00pm:
– Individual practice: walking & sitting meditation, and contemplation

2.00pm – 3.00pm:
– Group sitting meditation
and/or
– 10 minute individual interviews on the porch, opposite the hall OR, if it’s rainy, in the dining area next door
Please put your name on the sheet for interviews (kept on table outside the meditation hall)

3.00 – 3.30pm:
– Individual practice: walking & sitting meditation, and contemplation

3.30pm – 4.30pm:
– Discussion/ Q & A
– Sharing of Merits
– Conclusion

Tea Breaks
Please take individual tea breaks when you need them, so as to minimise congregating & talking.
Noble Silence
This will be a silent retreat in order to support the meditation & contemplation. So please speak only when necessary.
Mobile Phones
Participants are kindly requested to put away their phones.
Questions
Please write down your questions as they occur to you during the day and put them in the box outside the meditation hall. They will be answered during the last session for the day.

As the doors to the Centre and meditation hall will be left open to maximise ventilation, please dress warmly and bring a blanket or meditation shawl if you wish. There is heating in the hall. Participants need to bring their own lunch. Tea/coffee will be provided.

All are welcome – Registration not required.

 

Details

Date:
August 6
Time:
8:30 am - 4:30 pm UTC+10
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Website:
https://www.bsv.net.au

Venue

Buddhaloka Centre
71 Darling Road
Malvern East, VIC 3145 Australia
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Phone:
03 9571 6409
Website:
https://www.bsv.net.au