Residential Retreat with Steve Armstrong
6/1/2018 - 12:00 PM at Bethlehem Retreat Centre, (2371 Arbot Road, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 6S9) (Map It)
Registration Opens: December 5th, 2017.
Financial Assistance Application Deadline: November 20th, 2017
Awareness, Insight and Liberation
This residential retreat, suitable for both new and experienced meditators, will integrate the precise mindfulness meditation instructions of Mahāsi Sayadaw with the practical mindful awareness guidance of Sayadaw U Tejaniya, both highly skilled monastic teachers from Burma. Steve will offer a clear path for developing clarity of awareness with each arising moment. This leads to stability of mind and the insightful knowledge of liberation. Relaxed, persevering continuity of mindfulness allows us to recognize each moment’s experience, and leads to insightful understanding of the natural order of all things. Such knowledge weakens deeply conditioned habits of mind that cause unhappiness, and strengthens conditions for an enduring sense of well-being. Liberation is the mind released from mental states that result in suffering to oneself and others.
Steve Armstrong has studied the dhamma and practiced insight meditation since 1975. He served for many years at the Insight Meditation Society in Barre, Massachusetts as Executive Director, Board member and senior teacher of the annual three-month retreat. As a monk in Burma for 5 years, under the guidance of Sayadaw U Pandita, he undertook intensive, silent practice of insight and lovingkindness meditations, as well as studying the abhidhamma with Sayadaw U Zagara of Australia. He continues his practice under the guidance of Sayadaw U Tejaniya in Rangoon. He has been leading meditation retreats internationally since 1990 and is a co-founding director and teacher of the Vipassana Metta Foundation dhamma sanctuary on Maui. He also directs the Burma Schools Project having funded and overseen construction or renovation of over 115 schools, 6 clinics, 2 large nunneries and supporting many other nunneries in Burma. Out of compassion for future generations, he has planted more than 2500 trees on the dhamma sanctuary/hermitage land on Maui. He was the Managing Editor of the Vipassana Metta Foundation’s translation committee that in 2016 brought to publication by Wisdom Publications, the Manual of Insight, by Mahasi Sayadaw.
People of all walks of life are warmly welcome.
Financial Assistance: A limited amount of funds are available and we request they be applied for by November 20th, 2017. To apply, please email firstname.lastname@example.org . In your email, please indicate how much you are able to contribute.
Fees are: Private: $825. Shared Double: $750 Commuter: $350.
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