The opportunity to take time out of the busy-ness of our contemporary lives can be an invaluable experience. We all realize the need to take a break, even knowing that our health and performance will be better for doing so, yet often we may feel at a loss with regards to how to take a conscious break and retreat from the ways of the world, if only for a while.
WELL-AWARE-NESS has responded to this need by offering both short and longer term Meditation Retreats. During his monastic life as a Buddhist monk, John Barter (JAVANO), both participated in and also led and taught Meditation Retreats. These included participating in a three month retreat each year and as a senior monastic in Europe leading and teaching Meditation Retreats.
VASSA MEDITATION RETREAT – Saturday 24th July 2021
Each year Buddhist Monastics and Practitioners around the world enter a three month period of more focused Meditation practice, this is the Vassa Retreat. Last year – 2020 I arranged the opportunity for people to join the three month period of Vassa Retreat with four monthly Meditation days at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery with teachings and guidance provided by Venerable Pannyavaro, the Abbot of Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery.
This year we intend to offer the same opportunity with monthly (Saturday/Sunday) Meditation retreat days at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery. The first one of these led by myself – John Barter, as Venerable Pannyavaro will be away teaching at this time.
If you would like to be involved in the Vassa Retreat 2021 commencing Saturday 24th of July at the Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery, near Lismore 9:00am to 3:30pm please email your interest to me at email@example.com
Further Retreat days will be at Bodhi Tree Forest Monastery on the last weekend in August, September and October.
Please see the Bodhi Tree website for further details.
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