This retreat is strictly for experienced meditators who wish to observe 8 precepts and maintain STRICT SILENCE at ALL TIMES during the retreat. This is to enable meditators to have optimum conditions to practise.
As breaking the Noble Silence observance in all areas of the retreat centre impacts other serious practitioners during the retreat, please make it a point to practise SILENCE and enjoy the beautiful silence this retreat offers you.
If you don't think you can maintain silence for 8 days - please do NOT sign up for this retreat.
Retreat Fees: $600 (includes accomodation, daily breakfast, lunch and tea break)
14 October 2016
Arrival at any time
7pm Soup and Bread
8pm Briefing to those who have arrived
Strict Silence Retreat Program (15 - 22 October 2016)
7am - 8am Breakfast
8am - 9am Lunch Preparation (duties will be rostered)
9am - Welcome and Morning Dhamma Talk
11am - Lunch
12pm - 3pm
Rest & Meditation
4pm Sutta Class
5:30pm Tea Break
8pm - 9:30pm Evening Q&A Session
(The above is subject to change. Interview timings will be announced at the retreat)
All meals (breakfast, lunch and tea breal) provided are vegetarian. The meals will NOT be free of garlic, onion, eggs and milk products. If you need to eat an extra meal due to medical reasons, you may do so. Please bring your own supplies should you have special or strict diets.
Participants will be assigned single ensuite rooms in mixed sex cottages. Requests to be accommodated in the same cottage as friends or relatives will NOT be entertained except for medical reasons. This is reduce temptation to speak to one another.
Air and land transport to and fro Perth airport to Jhana Grove are to be self arranged. You will be provided with a contact to make your own arrangements as retreatants are arriving on various flights from various cities.
PAYMENT & CONFIRMATION
Please do NOT make any payment until your application has been accepted - you will be notified by end of July if a place has been allocated to you.
When you receive a notification, payment instructions will be provided.
Your registration is NOT transferable and cancellations will be considered as donations.
Please purchase a travel policy instead to protect yourself against any financial loss due to cancellation for whatever reasons, flight delays especially if you are flying a budget airline or any unexpected situations.
Wishing ALL a Peaceful & Enlightening Retreat!
When & Where
Bodhinyana Ltd, a non-profit organisation, is formed by Ajahn Brahm's close disciples, to promote the practice of Meditation and the learning of wisdom and compassion. Its Spiritual Director is Ajahn Brahm, Abbot of Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery, Western Australia.