april, 2024

thu25apr(apr 25)4:00 PMsun28(apr 28)2:00 PMHere for Life4:00 PM - 2:00 PM (28) Vejjasala Retreat Centre, Southern Highlands, 219 Forest Road, Wingello, NSW 2579 Event Organized By: Association of Engaged Buddhists Event Type :Meditation Conducted / Instructed,RetreatsEvent Region:Southern Highlands


Event Details

When life and death and the drama in between torments our human condition, the dharma of the present moment leads us to be Here for Life! During this 4-day retreat in the beautiful Southern Highlands, we will look at the Story of the Jumping Mouseand explore its meaning and relevance to our path of meditation development.

Venerable Pandit has experience with all the common Vipassana (Insight) meditation methods and is happy to work with everyone based on their own preferred method. The emphasis of his own approach is to work exclusively with present moment perception as it arises and ceases. In addition to regular sitting and walking meditation, the retreat will incorporate some Qi Gong moving meditation, as taught by Ven. Pandit’s long time associate Marisa Cranfill.

Teacher: Venerable Pandit Bhikkhu entered the monastic system in the UK in 1994, and later ordained as a Bhikkhu (monk) in Thailand in 1996, in a large country temple, where his preceptor and teacher Ajahn Sermchai Jayamangalo resided. In 2000 he moved to Bangkok to stay in Wat Paknam, Bhasicharoen, so as to attend Thailand’s Buddhist university and study ‘Buddhist Psychology’ (in Thai medium no less!), followed by an MA in Buddhist Studies. He studied and taught classes there for 12 years. Aside from the Early Buddhism of the Pali suttas, he also is well versed in Faerie Tales and how they relate directly to meditation practice.

Cost: $335 – $450, covering accommodation and all vegetarian meals. Early bird prices until 4 April. As in the Buddhist tradition, there will be an opportunity to offer the teacher a donation (dāna or generosity) after the retreat.

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25 (Thursday) 4:00 PM - 28 (Sunday) 2:00 PM


Vejjasala Retreat Centre, Southern Highlands

219 Forest Road, Wingello, NSW 2579


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