3-Day Meditation Retreat

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Date/Time
Date(s) - 09/14/2018 - 09/16/2018

Location
Meditation Center of DC

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3-Day Meditation Retreat (Cancelled)

TBD

This retreat is for those who wants to understand and know how to find inner happiness, to deepen meditation experience, and to find balance between body and mind. You will be able to discuss your personal practice with our teaching monks in a small group discussion.

Teaching Monk

Phra Pasura Dantamano

Phra Pasura Dantamano acts as the head teaching monk, lead advisor, and curriculum developer of the Peace Revolution Project. He constantly travels throughout North America, South America, Africa, Europe, and Asia to lead retreats, trainings, workshops, and presentations.
He is also responsible for organizing, advising, location-scouting, hospitality management, & conducting various religious ceremonies and trainings – e.g. Novice Ordination Programs, ‘V-Star’ Youth Morality Development, ‘World Peace Ethics Contest’, Vesak Floating Lantern Ceremony – in various countries throughout Asia, Africa, & Europe. He’s has had the privilege to represent the Dhammakaya Foundation in various ceremonies in the above listed continents. Throughout the calendar year, Phra Pasura Dantamano aids the WBSY with organization / coordination in event planning, development, networking, peace building and meditation teaching, as well as advising for its many functions and youth outreach projects.

 

Eligibility
This retreat is suitable for beginner, occasional or experienced meditators. Age 17 years and older

Registration fee

To keep the cost of this retreat affordable, the center is charging only the cost of meals and accommodation.

Option 1: $100 for full program including 2-night accommodation and all meals 
Option 2: $60 for daytime program including all meals

Please send payment of $20 to organizer’s paypal account to reserve your space. This amount will be counted toward the registration fee. Flexible cancellation for 48 hours. Cancel before 9:00PM on Sep 13 and get a full refund of the reservation fee.  The registration fee will be collected on site on the first day. We accept cash only.

*We highly encourage attending the full program to receive the best benefits.

Meals

Continental breakfast , Thai food for lunch and dinner, and refreshment will be served.

If you have special dietary requirements, or any other questions, please let us know.

Accommodation

We have a guest house within walking distance to the center for lady. It has three rooms and shared bathroom.  For men, we have rooms with shared bathroom in our center. We provide linen, pillow and blanket.

What to bring
Please bring your yoga mat if you want to practice yoga in the morning. Dress in clothing that allows you to comfortably sit and stretch. If you have your favorite meditation cushion, please feel free to bring it in. 

Retreat details and schedule

The retreat is structured around guided meditation practices, dhamma talks and discussion with teaching monks. The mornings will consist of meditation practice time. Afternoon sessions will be devoted to periods of meditation practices, relaxation activities, and group sessions with the monks to discuss personal practice.

Friday

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM        Registration

5:00 PM – 5:40 PM        Light Dinner

6:00 PM – 6:30 PM        Orientation

6:30 PM – 7:00 PM        Ice-Breaking

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM        Meditation I

8:00 PM – 9:00 PM        Google with Monks

9:00 PM – 9:30 PM        Room Assignment

Saturday

5:30 AM                           Wake up call

6:00 AM – 6:45 AM       Loving-kindness Meditation

6:45 AM – 7:30 AM        Yoga (Please bring your own yoga mat)

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM       Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM       Personal Time

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM      Meditation II

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM     Break

11:10 AM – 11:30 AM     Discussion/ Q&A

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM    Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM        Bubble blowing

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM        Stretching

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM       Meditation III

3:00 PM – 3:30 PM       Tea Time with the monk

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM       Meditation IV

4:30 PM – 5:30 PM       Meditation in the park

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM       Light dinner

6:00 PM – 7:00 PM       Personal time

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM       Meditation V

Sunday

5:30 AM                          Wake up call

6:00 AM – 6:45 AM       Loving-kindness meditation

6:45 AM – 7:30 AM       Yoga (Please bring your yoga mat)

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM      Breakfast

8:00 AM – 9:30 AM      Personal time

9:30 AM – 11:00 AM     Meditation VI

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM    Lunch

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM        Stretching

1:30 PM – 3:00 PM       Meditation VII

3:00 PM                          Closing & Farewell

This schedule Is subject to change at the discretion of the teachers.