Ben wrote:Yes, I attended a 30-day meditation retreat in Myanmar two years ago. However, within my tradition, a 30-day meditation retreat has some pre-requisites that require some years to complete.
It might be worthwhile considering joining a silent ten-day meditation retreat and doing two or three in a row, as many of my co-practitioners have done.
http://www.dhamma.org/ We have a number of meditation centres in SE Asia inc. Myanmar: http://www.dhamma.org/en/bycountry/ap/
daverupa wrote:Pack 30 sack lunches, take a month off work, and stay home.
tsurezuregusa wrote:Within the Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha there is a "solitary area" for advanced yogis.
These yogis do not participate in group sittings in the meditation hall and they do not eat with the other yogis in the dining hall. They keep to themselves. Meditate in their own room and breakfast and lunch is delivered to them. Although I practiced at the Mahasi center, I have not been at the solitary area myself. But I believe, it might be what you are looking for.
Unless you want to practice samatha jhana exclusively, than it might not be your right place. Also, I do not think the meditation teacher will put you there immediately after arriving at the center.
Sekha wrote:If you are in the south you may want to try this place:
If you are near Bangkok, you can try this:
You may also find other interesting places in the list on the left side
If you go to Myanmar, you can try Pa Auk. They will not force you to show up for interviews so you can practice as you please but right now it's the worst time of the year to visit Myanmar because it's very hot. Alternatively, you can try Pa Auk Maymyo a few miles before arriving in Pyin Oo Lwin from Mandalay, it will be cooler cause it's hilly.
You can also try Phyu Tawya near Yangon, where the monks practice the Goenka technique. That's where I'm headed myself in the next couple of days.
check out this link for further info, I think it's on page 18: http://www.keepandshare.com/doc/4778617 ... 7-meg?da=y
If you are not afraid of being surrounded by nothing less than sotapannas, anagamis and even some arahants, you can try one of the many Mahasi monasteries.
Mr.SeanStewart wrote:thanks for the good news sounds like exactly what im looking for , can you tell me which Yeiktha center? there seems to be a few of them ...
i dont know what are sotapannas , or anagamis, but i assume they are highly evolved people ? i am very eager to meet arhats do you have some suggestions on where i can meet them? thank you so much for your help!
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