NB This retreat takes place on Bank Holiday Monday, not the usual Sunday. A day of vipassana (insight) meditation practice with English-born Theravada Buddhist monk Bhante Bodhidhamma. The day is both an introduction for beginners and a kick-start for the those who lag. For practitioners, it is a fillip. The main practice is vipassana (insight) meditation, with instructions in the Mahasi Method (but established meditators can continue in their preferred style). To bring insights into fruition we develop metta (goodwill). There will be opportunities for questions and answers as we go through the day. At the end of the retreat, there will be an opportunity to discuss more day-to-day issues.
Bhante Bodhidhamma started training in Soto Zen in 1977, then in the Mahasi Theravada Tradition with Sayadaws U Rewata Dhamma, U Janaka and U Pandita. In 1986 he ordained, subsequently spending eight years at Kanduboda Mahasi Meditation Centre in Sri Lanka. He has been teaching in England, Ireland and internationally since 1998. From 2001- 2005, he was the Resident Teacher at Gaia House. He founded Satipanya Buddhist Retreat in Wales, a meditation centre devoted to the Mahasi tradition. For more information about Bodhidhamma and Satipanya Buddhist Retreat, please visit www.satipanya.org.uk.