may, 2023

fri26may(may 26)6:00 PMsun28(may 28)2:00 PMWeekend of Practice at Vejjasala6:00 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 / InstructedEvent Region:Southern Highlands

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Event Details

The AEB committee is offering weekends of practice at Vejjasala for Association members only. They will commence on Friday evening at 6pm and run until Sunday lunchtime, around 2pm.

Please note that only current financial members of the Association can attend. There is a limit of 12 people on these weekends and places will be allocated on a first in first served basis. Please be aware that it is necessary for you to commence on Friday evening and stay for the duration.

Schedule and expectations
Purpose:
 The weekend of practice is designed for self-reflection and meditation. There will be some scheduled times for meditations, but these are optional. As such the weekends are not really designed for those seeking instruction on beginning meditation.

While we won’t be conducting these weekends strictly in noble silence, we would encourage a sense of mindfulness in speech and ask participants not to disturb/speak to others or hold conversations unless necessary. In this way people can better stay with their own experience, moment by moment.

Mindfulness and tasks: Attendees will be asked to contribute to the ongoing maintenance of Vejjasala by spending some time on one or more of the various maintenance tasks that are necessary at the time. More information will be available over the weekend.

Food: The weekends are not catered for beyond a few basic provisions – tea, coffee, milk. Participants are asked to provide meals for their own consumption

Cost: A fee for attending is not required. Participants are encouraged to offer dana (make a donation) to cover the costs of running the retreat centre for the weekend.

COVID
Due to COVID restrictions, total numbers will be limited to 1 occupant per room/kuti, unless the participants are already close contacts and wish to share.
It should be noted that participants attend these weekends entirely at their own discretion and should consider their own risks and responsibilities regarding COVID. While reasonable efforts will be taken to provide a safe environment, the Association takes no responsibility for individuals’ behaviour or health consequences arising from their attendance. Please do not attend if you are unwell

For more information, click and to register your interest
Please email Megan Thorpe at waterlilylady58@bigpond.com if you’d like to attend. More details and information about what to bring and how to get to Vejjasala will be provided after you have registered your interest.

Click here if you’d like to become a member or renew your membership of the Association.

 

Time

26 (Friday) 6:00 PM - 28 (Sunday) 2:00 PM

Location

Vejjasala Retreat Centre, Southern Highlands

219 Forest Road, Wingello, NSW 2579

Organizer

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

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