Discovering the Truth: Meditation Retreat @ Deer Park (30 April – 4 May)

What: Meditation Retreat
When: April 30-May 4,2012
Where: Deer Park Institute, Bir
Who: Venerable Aggacitta and Melitis Kwong

Discovering the Truth

Introductory Buddhism and meditation 5-Day Retreat

The main purpose of spiritual path is awakening. This awakening isn’t some supernatural awakening. It’s awakening to the truth.
— Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche

Buddhism is not religion in the usual sense of the word. It is a method of investigation and contemplation that allows you to work skillfully with the positive potentials and negative energies of your own mind in order to achieve a wakeful state of well being.

In this 5 day introductory course on Buddhism and meditation, we’ll explore the basic principles of the different schools of Buddhism. The facilitators will present an overview of the history, philosophy and practices of the Buddhist path through Dharma talks, discussions, teaching DVD and meetings with Lamas and Khenpos in the near by monastery.

The program will include guided sitting and walking meditation, silent reflection periods and personal interviews with the meditation instructors.

Faculty:

Venerable Aggacitta is a Theravada monk from Japan. He trained under the Burmese and Sri Lanka Buddhist monastic tradition for 9 years. He has been studying under various teachers of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

Melitis Kwong is a long time student of Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche. She has completed a 3-year retreat in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

For more informationhttp://www.deerpark.in/programs/schedule/discovering-the-truth/

Living in Balance: Sustainability Service Retreat (Mar-Apr 2012)

What: Service Retreat at Dharmalaya with SanghaSeva
Topic: Living in Balance: Contemplation, Compassion, and Sustainability
Who: Zohar Lavie, Nathan Glyde, Mark Moore, et al
When: 22 March – 4 April, 2012
WhereDharmalaya Institute

Residential program at the Dharmalaya Institute. Possible workshops and groups sessions include the following:

  • Meditation
  • Hands-on education in traditional earthen architecture of the Himalayas
  • Organic gardening and permaculture landscaping
  • A mixture of silent practice and group connection and activity

For further details, or to register, please visit the SanghaSeva website.

Silent Meditation Retreat at Dharmalaya (14-21 March 2012)

What: Residential Silent Meditation Retreat with Ajay Pal Singh & SanghaSeva
Who: Ajay Pal Singh, Zohar Lavie, Nathan Glyde, Mark Moore, et al
When: 14-21 March, 2012
WhereDharmalaya Institute

Residential silent meditation retreat led by Ajay Pal Singh, hosted by Dharmalaya in collaboration with SanghaSeva. Residential program. Simple accommodation in tents in a beautiful Himalayan setting.

For further details, or to register, please visit the SanghaSeva website.