april, 2020

thu09apr(apr 9)4:00 PMmon13(apr 13)1:00 PMContemplation as Meditation: A Sutta Retreat with Akaliko Bhikkhu4:00 PM - 1:00 PM (13) Southern Highlands - Vejjasala, Association of Engaged Buddhists, Vejjasala Retreat Centre, 219 Forest Road, Wingello NSW 2579 Event Organized By: Association of Engaged Buddhists Event Type :Retreats


Event Details

The Buddha taught that reflection and recollection play an important role in the development of our meditation practice. During this long weekend retreat, we will explore the Buddha’s themes for contemplation – the anussatis.

The six main annusatis are recollecting the Buddha, Dhamma, Sangha, Ethical Conduct, Generosity, and Heavenly Beings. Further recollections include the body, death, and peace.

By studying teachings from selected suttas, we will learn how these skilful subjects inspire confidence in the spiritual path and help uplift the mind. We will discover how the practice of contemplation leads to joyful states of happiness, whilst deepening the stillness of meditation, and developing wisdom in our hearts.

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About the teacher
Akaliko Bhikkhu_square.jpgAkaliko Bhikkhu is an Australian monk in the Theravada forest tradition. He first encountered Buddhism as a teenager and spent over twenty years practising with different traditions in Australia and overseas, before taking full ordination with Ajahn Brahm as his preceptor. Bhante Akaliko’s teaching brings the Buddha’s timeless wisdom to today’s problems, helping people find peace and happiness in their lives.
He currently resides with his long-term teacher, Bhante Sujato, at Lokanta Vihara (the Monastery at the End of the World) in Sydney.


9 (Thursday) 4:00 PM - 13 (Monday) 1:00 PM


Southern Highlands - Vejjasala

Association of Engaged Buddhists, Vejjasala Retreat Centre, 219 Forest Road, Wingello NSW 2579


Association of Engaged Buddhistsoffice@engagedbuddhists.org.au or phone 02 8021 7944