Being Aware, Being Wise.
Vipassana Meditation and the Eightfold Path
A Seven-Day Retreat with Grahame White
July 24-31, 2020
The Buddha's most explicit path of practice to come out of suffering is the Eightfold Path. This is a set of eight practical approaches that bring Buddhist practice into the width and depth of our lives. In this seven-day course we will explore this Eightfold Path in relationship to Vipassana Meditation. We will discover that practising Vipassana is really living the Eightfold Path.
This retreat will be structured to suit beginners as well as seasoned meditators with an interest in exploring their own mind and body processes.
Each day will consist of sitting and walking meditation as well as nightly talks and daily guidance interviews.
An afternoon mindful yoga period will be offered on this retreat.
All are welcome.
Grahame has been involved in Buddhist meditation practice for over 40 years. He began his study in England in 1969 before being ordained as a Buddhist monk for one year in BodhGaya, India in 1971. He took a primary role in the establishment of Vipassana meditation in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw in Australia and co-founded the Blue Mountains Insight Meditation Centre outside Sydney., Grahame leads introductory and day long courses in Illawarra & Sydney areas and regularly teaches longer intensive retreats in Honolulu, Hawaii where he is a guiding teacher with the meditation group Vipassana Hawaii. He also teaches yearly retreats in Sri Lanka with the Nirodha Trust. He has also helped pioneer a workshop format that enhances the transfer of mindfulness from the formal sitting practice into daily life. Grahame returns to Myanmar (Burma) regulary in order to deepen his own practice and study of the Buddha’s teachings, at times assisting in the teaching of Vipassana retreats for foreigners. Grahame teaches a classical tradition of insight meditation with a relaxed, accessible style.
Teacher dana - In accordance with tradition, all Vipassana Hawai’i internationally respected 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. They do not collect salaries in keeping with the time-honored tradition of sharing openly the chance for peace. This allows us to pass on our direct facility costs and keep our registration fees as low as possible. As a result, we strive to give back in monetary gratitude so that they may continue their endeavors and share their wisdom. Dana, or generosity, can be offered by cash or check at the end of the retreat or online here.
Please note our Cancellation Policy:
If you cancel more than 45 days prior to the retreat: We will refund all fees less administrative / service fees - usually $25 - $50.00
If you cancel 14 - 44 days prior to the retreat: We will refund all fees less $100.00.
If you cancel less than 14 days prior to the event: Unfortunately we cannot afford to offer a refund. Last-minute cancellations are costly and usually mean that others cannot attend the retreat.