"Finding Peace and Balance in your life through the practices of
Loving-kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy and Equanimity"
A Vipassana retreat with Bhante Buddharakkhita
February 23 - March 3, 2018
Do you find peace and happiness within you? Do you experience difficulties in your relationships? And do you have balance in daily life?
We will explore the theory, practice and role of the Four Divine Abodes in removing difficult emotions and cultivating wholesome emotions in order to gain peace, happiness and freedom.
Bhante will begin with an introduction to mindfulness practice and then, using these basics, allow participants to explore loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity in order to work through difficult emotions like anger and into tap into freedom of the heart and mind.
The retreat will include walking, sitting, standing meditation as well as guided meditation instructions and Dhamma talks.
Ven. Bhante Buddharakkhita was born in Uganda, Africa. He first encountered Buddhism in 1990, while studying in India. After living in Asia for seven years, Bhante decided to continue his meditation practice at Insight Meditation Society, Barre, Massachusetts. In November 2002 he received higher ordination by his Preceptor the late Venerable Sayadaw U Silananda at Tathagata Meditation Center, California. He continued his meditation practice and teacher training under the guidance of Ven. Bhante Gunaratana for eight years at the Bhavana Society, West Virginia. Author of Planting Dhamma Seeds, founder of the Uganda Buddhist Centre, Uganda, and the Spiritual Adviser of Flowering Lotus Meditation Center, Mississippi, Bhante teaches meditation in the United States, Europe and worldwide.
Dana for the teacher is highly recommended. In Pali, the traditional language of the Buddha’s teachings, dana means “generosity.” It is the very heart of the culture that has carried the Buddha’s teachings over the centuries and is the foundation of our organizational ethics.
In accordance with tradition, all Vipassana Hawai’i teachers offer their teachings free of charge and are supported through the freely-offered generosity of students and supporters. Costs associated with retreats cover the expenses associated with food, lodging, and administration but not teacher time, training, effort, or energy. We believe that this commitment helps keep the purity of the teachings alive and thriving, as it has for millennia.
Please note our Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel more than 45 days prior to the retreat: We will refund all fees less paypal fees - usually $50.00 - $100.00
If you cancel 14 - 44 days prior to the retreat: We will refund all fees less $200.00.
If you cancel less than 14 days prior to the event: Unfortunately we cannot afford to offer a refund. Last-minute cancelations are costly and sometimes mean that others cannot attend the retreat. If there are extreme circumstances and we have someone else to fill your spot, we may be able to support some kind of refund.