Retreat on Buddhist Sutta

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Retreat of Awakening

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Buddhist Suttas are direct teachings of the Buddha. Originally these teachings have written in pali language called Pali Canon (Tripitaka). By celebrating awakening Of the Buddha TGN is offering a Retreat for studying Sutta.

When: Friday, May 10th- Sunday, May 12th, 2019

Location: Metta Meditation Center
3864 420th Avenue
Janesville, MN 56048

Registration: Meditation Center holds up to 40 people. Registration is required by April 10th, 2019. ( Regular TGN retreat attendees will have priority to attend to this retreat)

Food: Vegetarian breakfast and lunch will be provided. We are looking for a group of lay followers who would volunteer to offer lunch and breakfast (dana) for all days. There may be days where meals may need to be prepared in the house in which case a fully stocked kitchen is available onsite. You are welcome to participate in such events. Meals will not be provided afternoon but you are welcome to bring any snacks to share. However, if for any (medical) reason you need to take meals, you may bring your own food items in a container with your name clearly marked on it. Please beware that we have limited refrigerator space.

Cost: Suggested donation based on the cost of this retreat

Single room$240 (paying after April 10th $280)
Sharing room with someone $200 (Paying after April 10th $240)
(sharing room with same gender or own family member)

Accommodation: This retreat is at the Metta Meditation Center. Your allocated room will be given at the time of registration. You will find the accommodations are not luxurious, but quite adequate for the purpose of the retreat. There is a scenic view of the lake and the meditation hall is quiet and spacious. Bedrooms are conveniently accessible. There are separate quarters for male and female participants. Most rooms have two beds so you will likely have a roommate. Rooms will be assigned based on same gender. If you have any preference for a roommate or a single room, please let us know in advance.

Attendance: Retreat participants are asked and strongly encouraged to start and end the retreat with the entire group. Any exceptions to this are only made by the teacher with special permission granted.

Clothing and Other Details: Clothing worn during the retreat should cover the entire body (for example long pants are preferred over shorts). Short sleeve shirts are acceptable though sleeveless shirts should be avoided. Clothing should be comfortable. Also, heavily scented perfumes/products should be avoided. There are members of the community who are sensitive to certain scents.

5 pm Check in
6 pm supper
7 pm Meditation practice for grounding
7.30 pm Understandings Sutta
9 pm Discussion
10 pm End of the day
6 am Mindful Yoga
7 am Metta Practice
7.30 am breakfast
8.30 am Sutta 1
10 am walk/ tea
10.30 am Sutta 2
12 pm Lunch Q&A
3 pm Walking practice
4 pm Sutta 4
7 pm Sutta 5
6 am Mindful Yoga
7 am Metta Practice
7.30 am breakfast
8.30 am Sutta 6
10 am walk/ tea
10.30 am Sutta 7
12 pm Lunch
2 pm Q&A
3 pm END