Following the Awakening Leadership training I head to Bangkok tomorrow to catch a train south to Surat Thani. A port town and gateway to some of the infamous islands off the east coast. Islands I first visited some 27 years ago!
I am heading for Wat Suan Mokkh International Dharma Hermitage, to attend a 10 day silent Vipassana retreat.
The Suan Mokkh International Dharma Hermitage was founded by the Venerable Ajahn Buddhadasa in 1989.
The retreat allows us to withdraw from our usual activities to a quiet and secluded place and devote our time to study, contemplation and meditation. Besides practising meditation, we will get an introduction to other aspects of the Buddha’s teaching, including the Four Noble Truths which include the Noble Eightfold Path.
|(With some modifications on Day 9 and Day 10)|
|04.00 ***||Wake up *** = Monastery bell|
|05.15||Yoga / Exercise – Mindfulness in motion|
|07.00 ***||Dhamma talk & Sitting meditation|
|08.00||Breakfast & Chores|
|10.00 ***||Dhamma talk|
|11.00||Walking or standing meditation|
|11.45 ***||Sitting meditation|
|12.30||Lunch & chores|
|14.30 ***||Meditation instruction & Sitting meditation|
|15.30||Walking or standing meditation|
|16.15 ***||Sitting meditation|
|17.00 ***||Chanting & Loving Kindness meditation|
|18.00||Tea & hot springs|
|19.30 ***||Sitting meditation|
|20.00||Group walking meditation|
|20.30 ***||Sitting meditation|
(the gates will be closed at 21.15)
|21.30 ***||LIGHTS OUT|
I hope to register for the retreat commencing 1st October and will then be off line until 11th October.
Wish me luck! I will share the experience with you afterwards….