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Fri 7 Apr 2017 to
Mon 17 Apr 2017

The Pagoda at dusk 

Course Guidelines

Students undertaking a meditation course should come prepared to abide by the course guidelines. One should come with the understanding and intention to enter a retreat and remain at the Centre for the duration of the retreat.

The training, if followed diligently, will result in a calmer mind through the gradual eradication of impurities and, ultimately, in the realisation of the 'Nibbanic Peace within'.

It is essential to start with a stable and sound base of conduct. For the duration of the training, each student is asked to observe the following five precepts:
1. To refrain from killing
2. To refrain from stealing
3. To refrain from sexual misconduct (here total celibacy)
4. To refrain from lying
5. To refrain from the use of intoxicants and drugs




In order to experience the benefits of the technique, Students are expected to follow the instructions given by the Teacher. During the period of training students will have to give up their previous practices and all spiritual activities. Students should not wear or bring with them spiritual objects or reading material of any kind.

Throughout the course, the emphasis is on investigating the truth for oneself by practising the technique. Observance of noble silence throughout the training period will be very beneficial and conducive to a better appreciation of the teaching. This means that the students should not talk amongst themselves, but they may of course speak to the Teacher and staff at any time.

There are daily interviews with the Teacher where each student is given personal guidance. Students should give a true and accurate account of their experience.




Timetable

4:00 amWake up
4:30Meditation in hall
5:30Morning discourse
6:30 - 8:00Breakfast and rest
8:00 - 9:00Group meditation in hall (for all)
9:30Individual instruction (for all)
11:00 - 1:00 pmLunch and rest
1:00 - 1:45Meditation
2:00 - 3:00Group meditation in hall (for all)
3:30 - 5:00Meditation, and interviews for new students
5:00 - 6:00Tea and rest
6:00Evening discourse
7:30 - 8:30Group meditation in hall (for all)
9:00Retire