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by jd84
Mon Oct 05, 2015 7:55 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Mahasi Vipassana Retreats in Europe
Replies: 4
Views: 1446

Re: Mahasi Vipassana Retreats in Europe

Satipanya centre is a great place to meditate, I can recommend it. I'm contracting at the moment and may end up having some time off in January. I fancied doing a weeks mahasi but can't seem to find anywhere in Europe running a course. It seems a bit extravagant to fly to the US or Nepal, Burma etc ...
by jd84
Fri Jul 01, 2011 8:27 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: Bhante Bodhidhamma, Satipanya
Replies: 8
Views: 1810

Re: Bhante Bodhidhamma, Satipanya

Hi, Yes I sat a retreat at satipanya last summer and am going back in a weeks time. He is a great teacher, very motivating and inspiring and very funny too. Satipanya is a lovely place to meditate.

Jon
by jd84
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hi all!
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Hi all!

Hi, thought I'd say hello seeing as I spend a fair bit of time reading the posts on here. I first got involved with Buddhism through my local Tibetan Buddhist centre as a teenager and spent some time living there... but eventually decided it wasn't for me. I became interested in Theravada Buddhism t...
by jd84
Wed Jan 26, 2011 12:37 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha is fake
Replies: 74
Views: 13287

Re: Buddha is fake

hi bhante... I was referring to CSEe above who felt they were chased away from this and another thread.

Jon :anjali:
by jd84
Tue Jan 25, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Dhammic Stories
Topic: Buddha is fake
Replies: 74
Views: 13287

Re: Buddha is fake

It's a shame that someone feels chased away, whatever they were wanting to discuss.
by jd84
Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:31 pm
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 433
Views: 86557

Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

I had to get up at 5 this morning to fit in an hour before work. That wasn't too much of a challenge, but motivating myself to sit for an hour once I'd got back from work was a different matter - but I'm glad I did it in the end. I feel a lot lighter after just 2 days and also feel like my interacti...
by jd84
Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:49 am
Forum: General Theravāda Meditation
Topic: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge
Replies: 433
Views: 86557

Re: The Dhamma Wheel Meditation Challenge

Hi all, For the next week I am going to try to sit for 2 hours a day, once in the morning and once in the evening. (Thats 55 mins of vipassana and 5 mins of metta per session). I have been sitting for 45 minutes in the morning and not often getting round to it in the evening! Would anyone care to jo...
by jd84
Mon Nov 08, 2010 9:06 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana - Insight Knowledge
Replies: 138
Views: 18709

Re: Vipassana - Insight Knowledge

If you hear statements like 'bhanga (nana) is the reason why people keep coming back' you would know in an instant that that statement has nothing to do with bhanga nana. hi RYB, I think I read the post that you are quoting from and I think there might be some crossed wires somewhere. I could be wr...
by jd84
Mon Nov 08, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: Vipassana - Insight Knowledge
Replies: 138
Views: 18709

Re: Vipassana - Insight Knowledge

If you hear statements like 'bhanga (nana) is the reason why people keep coming back' you would know in an instant that that statement has nothing to do with bhanga nana. hi RYB, I think I read the post that you are quoting from and I think there might be some crossed wires somewhere. I could be wr...
by jd84
Wed Oct 27, 2010 12:41 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: 30 day retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 3905

Re: 30 day retreat

thanks very much for all replies... much appreciated!
by jd84
Thu Oct 21, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: 30 day retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 3905

Re: 30 day retreat

hmmm unfortunately no time for attaining jhanas before this retreat! i've got exams to pass! :juggling: (i just really wanted to use that smiley)
by jd84
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:51 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: 30 day retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 3905

Re: 30 day retreat

ben,

wow 30 days self retreat goenka style? respect to you, I'm sure it'll be great. I'll keep my eyes peeled on here for your experience when you finish, If you feel like telling us about it
by jd84
Wed Oct 20, 2010 6:45 am
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: 30 day retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 3905

Re: 30 day retreat

ok, thanks for clearing that up :smile:
by jd84
Tue Oct 19, 2010 8:04 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: 30 day retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 3905

Re: 30 day retreat

thanks for your replies and yes I'll be sure to report back when I'm done! I'm doing the retreat at Satipanya centre in Wales with Bhante Bodhidhamma. Sounds good, but you should attain your jhanas first. Otherwise you will spend considerable time just developing the required amount of samadhi! good...
by jd84
Mon Oct 18, 2010 9:47 pm
Forum: Vipassanā / Satipaṭṭhāna Bhāvana
Topic: 30 day retreat
Replies: 16
Views: 3905

30 day retreat

Hi all, After doing a few 10 day courses (both goenka and mahasi) my teacher suggested I come back for 30 days of mahasi meditation this summer. I wasn't sure at first if I was ready for that (and thought maybe I should do 20 days) but he said if I want to do longer retreats then I should just go fo...