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WEEKEND INTENSIVE RETREAT: Answers in Silence with Ayya Vimala

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This is an Intensive Silent Retreat. Previous meditation experience required.

Many people live a very busy life. Our jobs, family, other people and the internet are constantly asking for our attention. Then it’s hard to stop in meditation, but the more we stop the more rewards and peace we get. When we stop talking to ourselves, we get inner silence. Don't you sometimes get fed up with this racket that goes on inside your head all the time? Is it sometimes impossible to sleep at night because you worry too much? Then it is hard to find any peace, we are tired in the morning and everything looks more desperate and difficult. When we learn how to meditate, we get this sense of being more balanced and we know how to let go. We know how to let go to the point where all the thoughts disappear. Then our mind gets the time and space it needs to recuperate, to heal and to find answers. When we learn how to stop, we can be more alive, more present and more compassionate to ourselves and others. We can better deal with the challenges of our lives and respond more compassionately. The truth is always silent. The lie is always with words.

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.




This retreat is a silent retreat.

Advance registration is required for all participants. Attendance is required for the duration of the entire retreat.

Registration to this retreat (or Eventbrite Ticket) does not reserve you a spot.

A confirmation email will be sent to participants who have signed-up and completed all registration steps below, once their application has been approved by management. All others are to be considered on a waiting list. If you register to stay overnight and decide not to attend, please inform us as soon as possible, so another person on the waiting list may come in your place.




HOW TO REGISTER:


1. SIGN-UP FOR YOUR PREFERRED EVENTBRITE TICKET

2. FILL-IN THE RETREAT FORM

3. WAIT FOR CONFIRMATION EMAIL FROM MANAGEMENT

4. BEFORE THE RETREAT YOU WILL RECEIVE SCHEDULE AND WHAT TO BRING

There is no price tag to participate in this retreat, because it is offered on a Dana (generosity) basis: please donate what you can and what you wish in order to make the program available to other people. Please note that if you register and do not attend without giving us sufficient notice, you may be blacklisted from future events.





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