Noble Eight-Fold Path Meditation Retreat

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Most of us seek happiness and satisfaction through this human experience. However, the happiness we experience is only fleeting; it is not fully satisfied or fulfilled because it is temporary. As a result, we keep looking for more of what we like, not knowing that this desire to fulfill happiness comes with attachment and suffering.

It is possible, however, to end this cycle of craving and suffering by developing wisdom - by developing the Noble Eight-Fold Path and through the realization of the Four Noble Truths.

This two-day, non-residential meditation program conducted by Dr. Lalith Ranatunga (, is specifically designed to take you through the gradual learning and development of the Noble Eight Fold Path, which encompasses the development of Body, development of Virtue, development of Mind and development of Wisdom.

In this program you will learn how to meditate and contemplate on ideas and the doctrine; thereby understanding the conditioned nature of all phenomena; and gain the wisdom necessary for the journey to Nibbana.

A rare chance to learn and contemplate on the essence of Buddha’s teachings.

Ehipassiko - come, see for yourself!


What is the format of the program?

Each session consists an explanation of a Buddha's Discourse followed by a 30-minute meditation on that discourse. Instructions will be provided on how to do the meditations. There will be 3 sessions each day with breaks in between sessions and a lunch break.

What time should I be there and what time does it end?

Program starts promptly at 9AM each day. Breakfast will be provided from 8-8:45AM. If you are not having breakfast, we ask you to arrive by 8:45 AM.

First-day sessions could end up going to 6-6:30PM. Second day will end by 5PM.

Where can I find more details about the meditations?

You can look at the Program Guide for the 2-day program as well as recordings of past Meditation Retreats on Dr. Lalith Ranatunga's web site. All programs conducted around the world are also listed there.

What do I need to bring?

In addition to the venue and teachings, we will provide a packet with handouts, as well as meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner & tea/snacks). We recommend you bring a notebook, which can be helpful for taking notes on the meditations.

What if I can attend only one day?

That's okay. You can still attend. However, meditations are sequenced and built on top of previous lectures. Therefore, the best results can be expected when you attend both days. We also ask you mention that in registration.

Is accommodation provided?

This is a non-residential meditation program and therefore accommodation is not provided. However if you are coming from far away and want to know about close by hotels, please contact the organizers.

Do I need to bring a cushion/bench/zafus/zabuton?

Meditation will be done sitting on chairs. However, if you prefer to meditate on the floor you are welcome to bring any suitable seating option.

Can my children come?

Yes, this program is open for both adults and children alike. It is generally recommended for children to be at least 7 years of age to understand Dhamma.

How should I dress?

People commonly wear white or light-colored clothes. There is no requirement, but modest attire is recommended.

Where can I find the full Address?

Address for the exact location in Waukesha WI will be sent to registered participants few weeks before the event.

Do you accept Donations?

This program is a gift of dhamma and free to all attendees. It is organized and funded by students of Dr. Lalith Ranatunga and with the help of members of the community. Donations are welcome but not mandatory.

Is there a number I can call if I have questions?

Yes, if you have any questions about this event, you can call 414-534-1444 or 414-690-7769

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