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Intensive Vipassana with Ayya Vimala

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29 Ridgeway Ave

West Orange, NJ 07052

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A One-Day Intensive Meditation Retreat focusing on Vipassana meditation.

From time to time it's necessary to put down the books, go beyond words, and focus exclusively on direct experience, as it's only from strong concentration and deep introspection that true insight can emerge.

The day will begin with a few words of encouragement and instructions from Bhante Suddhaso. After that it will be completely silent and devoted entirely to wholehearted meditation practice.

This retreat is intensive--there are strict guidelines of noble silence (no talking), no cell phone use, and no leaving the retreat center grounds. It is recommended that participants have prior experience in meditation (e.g. having taken a class or meditate at home).

For info on how to get to Empty Cloud from NYC via public transit, please see here: https://buddhistinsights.com/public-transit-directions/



ABOUT THE TEACHER:

Ayya Vimala was born in the Netherlands in 1967. They studied Geophysics and MBA and later became center manager of Dhamma Pajjota, the Goenka meditation centre in Belgium.

They ordained as Sayalay Vimalacari in 2008 and 2009 in The Pyu Tawye Monastery near Yangon for a month each time and then decided to take up robes permanently. They were ordained as Anagarika in Anenja Vihara in Germany in 2012, moved to Australia and stayed in Santi Forest Monastery. They were ordained as Samaneri on 18th February 2014 in Dhammasara Monastery in Perth.

On 7th August 2016, they took higher ordination as a Bhikkhunī at the Dharma Vijaya Buddhist Vihara in Los Angeles with Ayya Gunasārī from Mahapajapati Monastery as their preceptor.

They are one of the founding members of Samita ASBL, a foundation with the goal to start a monastery in Europe.








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