RETREATS

17. - 19. 1. 2020 a 19. - 21. 3. 2020

Meditation Weekends for Beginners with venerable Bhikkhunī Visuddhi

Place: ārāma Karuṇā Sevena Prostějov


For more information visit Facebook event or www.karunasevena.cz or contact karuna.sevena.cz@gmail.com.


1. - 3. 5. 2020

Study and practice workshop on

"Mindfulness and satipaṭṭhāna in early Buddhist meditation" 

with venerable Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā

Place: Lotus Center

Registration: karuna.sevena.cz@gmail.com

Time: May 1 (Friday) and May 2 (Saturday) from 9 am to 6 pm, May 3 (Sunday) from 9 am to 4 pm

Format: non-residential
partial daily attendance possible (but not odd hours drop-ins)

Language: English (no Czech translation)

Teacher: Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā

Teacher's bio: Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā was born in Italy in 1980 and ordained as a Buddhist nun in Sri Lanka in 2012. Her teacher is the venerable Bhikkhu Anālayo. She divides her time between meditation practice and academic research on the early Buddhist texts and teachings and their doctrinal developments. Bhikkhunī Dhammadinnā serves as the director of the Āgama Research Group.

Workshop abstract:

This study and practice workshop is open to Buddhist practitioners of all traditions and backgrounds as well as to meditators with training in other mindfulness protocols. The workshop will explore the theoretical and practical understanding of mindfulness in light of the liberating teachings of early Buddhism. These teachings and their practical application differ in important aspects from the formulations proposed by the modern "vipassanā" schools in the Theravāda tradition, from the developments attested in the later Mahāyāna traditions, and from the conceptualisation of mindfulness popularised in the contemporary mindfulness movement.

Attendance prerequisites: basic familiarity with the Buddhist texts and teachings; meditation practice experience

Required readings:

1) Bhikkhu Anālayo, Satipaṭṭhāna, the direct path to realization, Windhorse, 2003, chaps. I-III, VI

=> freely available here

2) Bhikkhu Anālayo, Perspectives on satipaṭṭhāna, Windhorse, 2013, chaps. I-VI

=> freely available here

3) Bhikkhu Anālayo, Satipaṭṭhāna meditation, a practice guide, Windhorse, 2018, chaps. I-IV

=> available here (the relevant extract will be made privately available to the participants)

4) Bhikkhu Anālayo, "Nāma-rūpa", in K.T.S. Sarao and Jeffrey D. Long, Buddhism and Jainism

(Encyclopedia of Indian Religions), Springer, 2017, pp. 802-804.

=> this encyclopaedia entry will be made privately available to the participants

5) Bhikkhu Anālayo, "Viññāṇa", in in K.T.S. Sarao and Jeffrey D. Long, Buddhism and Jainism

(Encyclopedia of Indian Religions), Springer, 2017, pp. 1349-1351.

=> this encyclopaedia entry will be made privately available to the participants