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One day silent meditation retreat | Ayya Upekkha

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

One Day Silent Meditation Retreat | Led by Ayya Upekkha

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

8.30 am – 10.00 am
– Welcome
– Taking the Refuges & Precepts – 5 & 8 precepts
– Chanting (as per BSV Sunday morning programme)
– Introductory Dhamma Talk:
– Guided meditation
– Guidelines for walking meditation

10:00 am – 11 am
– Individual practice : walking & sitting meditation, and contemplation

11:00 am – Lunch
For those taking 8 precepts, please eat before midday

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

12.15 – 1.30 pm
– Dhamma Talk:
– Guided Meditation:

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

2.00 – 3.00 pm
– Group sitting meditation
10 minute individual interviews with Ayya Upekkha in the dining area next door (Sangha House)
Please put your name on the sheet for interviews in the foyer

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

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

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.
To support Noble Silence, we won’t have Q&A after the Dhamma Talks & Guided Meditation. So please write down your questions or comments a they occur to you during the day and place them in the box in the foyer.  They will be answered during the last session for the day, between 3.30 – 4.30 pm.

Participants need to bring their own lunch. Tea/coffee will be provided.
Tea Breaks
Please take individual tea breaks when you need them, so as to minimise congregating & talking. The beverage station is located next door to the meditation hall.

The doors to the Centre and meditation hall will be left open to maximise ventilation. If it is cool, please dress appropriately, and bring a meditation shawl if you wish. There is cooling & heating in the meditation hall.

ALL ARE VERY WELCOME! – Registration not required.

Please keep the car park at the back of the Buddhaloka Centre FREE for walking meditation.

Please be PARTICULARLY mindful when parking on the streets around the Centre and ensure that you do not obstruct driveways in any way.



April 6
8:30 am - 4:30 pm UTC+10
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Buddhaloka Centre
71 Darling Road
Malvern East, VIC 3145 Australia
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