When: Saturday, November 11th, 2023
Time: 08:30AM – 03:00PM
Where: The Mindfulness Center at 212 N Chestnut Street, Chaska, MN 55318
Teachers: Bhante Sathi
Lunch: Vegan Potluck
Suggested Donation: $80
Practicing a Vipassana meditation retreat is a transformative journey that takes you on a profound exploration of the mind and the nature of reality. Steeped in ancient wisdom and rooted in the teachings of the Buddha, this retreat offers a unique opportunity to delve into the depths of your consciousness and cultivate a deep sense of inner peace and clarity.
Vipassana, meaning “insight” or “clear seeing” in Pali, is a practice that traces its origins back to the time of the Buddha. It is a mindfulness-based meditation technique that involves the observation of the breath and the sensations that arise within the body. Through sustained attention and non-judgmental awareness, Vipassana allows us to see things as they truly are, free from the distortions of our conditioned minds.
During this retreat, you will be guided by experienced meditation teachers who will provide you with the necessary instructions and support to embark on this profound journey of self-discovery. The retreat will be held in a serene and conducive environment, away from the distractions of everyday life, allowing you to immerse yourself fully in the practice.
The retreat will consist of periods of silent meditation, interspersed with Dharma talks, group discussions, and gentle mindful movement exercises. As you cultivate a heightened awareness of the present moment, you will begin to observe the transient and interconnected nature of your thoughts, emotions, and bodily sensations. This deepening understanding can lead to the dissolution of habitual patterns, the release of emotional burdens, and the opening of your heart to greater compassion and wisdom.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced meditator, this retreat offers a nurturing space for you to deepen your practice and explore the vast potential of your own mind. It is an invitation to slow down, reconnect with yourself, and tap into the wellspring of peace and insight that resides within.
08:30 AM: Introduction to Meditation
09:00 AM: Guided Meditation
10:00 AM: Mindful Chat
10:30 AM: Guided discussion
11:30 AM: Walking Meditation
12:00 PM: Lunch (Potluck)
12:45 PM: Walking Meditation
01:15 PM: Q&A
02:00 PM: Insight Meditation
02:30 PM: Q&A and Closing Practice
03:00 PM: End of Retreat
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About the Teachers:
Bhante Sathi is an experienced meditation teacher who has been teaching meditation for more than 25 years. He is currently the guided meditation teacher at both the Mindfulness Center and the Metta Meditation Center. Bhante has been practicing meditation for more than 35 years, which has given him a deep understanding of the practice and the benefits it can bring. Overall, Bhante Sathi is a respected and knowledgeable meditation teacher who has dedicated his life to sharing the practice of meditation with others. His years of experience and commitment to the practice make him an excellent guide for anyone looking to deepen their own meditation practice.