Venue: 24.10 - 08.11.2017 with Martin Pack @ Ellas Retreat Palairos | City: Palairos, Greece
Vipassana means to see clearly/beyond, to see the true nature of things as they really are.
Our practice is based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness, training the mind to be aware of the present moment at all times, allowing us to overcome everyday difficulties we find in our daily life.
Vipassana meditation technique
The technique is being taught by teachers from Wat Chomtong. The technique is from the Mahasi Sayadaw tradition and has been developed by Ajarn Tong, the Abbott of Wat Chomtong near Chiang Mai. It is a practical technique enabling you to practice after the retreat and incorporate mindfulness in your daily life. The practice consists of walking and sitting meditation. The course will take you through different stages of knowledge ce. within the practice. The beginners’ course is 14 days. If you have already done a ‘basic course’, follow up retreats are 10 days only.
As we are aware that not everyone is ready or have the time to do 14 days we also offer 7 days with possebility to relax the last days and enjoy the nice surroundings (still maintaining silence inside the center)
Benefits of the practice
Overcoming many personal, mental and physical difficulties, like relationships, work-related stress, letting go of attachments etc.
Constant practice develops insight allowing confidence, energy and effort, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom to arise, in order to help ourselves and others overcome difficulties enabling us to have more compassion for ourselves and others.
Martin Packhas been meditating for more than 30 years. 14 years ago he came across this particular form of Vipassana meditation and it was a life changing experience.He subsequently spent years practicing in Northern Thailand often going straight from one retreat into another.Soon he was asked to assist in leading retreats by revered teacher Thanat in Chom Thong in Thailand and Phra Ofer in Isreal under the authority of the venerable Ajarn Tong Sirimangalo coming from the Mahasi lineage.In 2008 martin was asked by his teacher to set up a Vipassana meditation centre in the mountainous region of Pai. His years of experience in leading retreats show especially during the ‘report times’ (private daily talks between the teacher and the retreat participants) where he helps the students through their challenges with his compassion, characteristic humour and deep understanding of the processes they are going through. In the last years Martin has also organised and taught retreats in Northern Italy, England, Wales, Israel, France and Austria. http://www.risingfalling.org/
The retreat will take place at the Yoga Meditation center - Ellas Retreat Paleros. Located in a small and peaceful village at the ionian sea. For more information about Ellas Retreat >>
The vegetarian menu is designed according the season enriched with local, fresh products. According to the Vipassana tradition there will be no solid food after 12 noon. driks etc is ok. Eating littel helps the mindfullness to develop.
15 days 10.24 - 8.11 2017
Food and accommodation
Private room 661 Euro
Double room 506 Euro/person
Shared room 386 Euro
Sugested teaching donation 100 -300 Euro
7 days 10.24 – 31.10 2017
Food and accommodation
Private room 330 Euro
Double room 253 Euro/person
Shared room 193 Euro
Sugested teaching donation 50 -150 Euro
Teacher - Martin - Donation
In the Buddhist tradition the teaching is paid on donation as to maintain its purity. The teachers need to pay for their living cost so it is in harmony to give the teacher a heartfelt donation.
Deposit required for secure your seat at the course: is 70.00€
What to Bring
Traditionally vipassana is practices in neutral clothing.
A countdown timer if possible.
Toiletries: Soap etc.
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