19. October 2019 - 9:30 till 17:00
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Oxford Insight Meditation Day Retreat with Bhante Bodhidhamma | Oxford | Saturday, 19. October 2019

BHANTE BODHIDHAMMA started training in Soto Zen in 1977, then in the Mahasi Theravada tradition. In 1986 he ordained, subsequently spending eight years at Kanduboda Mahasi Meditation Centre in Sri Lanka. He has been teaching in England, Ireland and internationally since 1998. After four years as resident teacher at Gaia House, he founded in 2007 the Satipanya Buddhist Retreat in Wales, a meditation centre devoted to the Mahasi tradition.
Please arrive for registration between 9.15 – 9.45am. The retreat finishes around 5pm. We ask that attendees commit to staying for the full day.
Details of the retreat
The retreat will be a day of sustained meditation, supported by an atmosphere of silence. All the retreats are suitable for beginners as well as those with experience of meditation practice. The retreat is led by a teacher from Gaia House, and the structure of the day can vary. Typically the day includes periods of sitting and walking meditation, a dharma talk, and guidance on meditation provided by the teacher. Opportunities are provided to ask questions. The teachers are not paid but you can provide voluntary contributions on the day in the form of Dana.

What to bringThe hall is heated but uncarpeted, so please bring warm clothing, and a mat or rug plus meditation stool or cushions if you wish to sit on the floor. There are chairs for use too if you prefer; these are the plastic stackable kind, so you may wish to bring a cushion or two for padding, (we have a few foam wedges available to borrow).

LunchThe lunch is held in silence.
New for 2019: Please bring your own packed lunch.A selection of tea, herbal drinks, milk and soya milk will be provided on the is also a fridge you can use.
Venue, directions and parking
Get details of the venue, directions and parking. There are also cycle racks for six bikes.

ConcessionsWe ask that you pay the full rate if you are reasonably able, to support the continuation of the retreats, however we do offer tickets at £5 for people who think a concessionary rate might apply to them, for example, if you are unemployed, a full-time student, on a low income, or are otherwise finding it difficult to meet the full cost. If you are unable to afford our concessionary rate please use the contact details below.
Select ‘Enter promotional code’  and enter the code: CONC

Bookings, cancellations and refunds
Find out more about making a booking, cancellations and refund including information about postal bookings. Tickets are available up to 12 noon on the day before the retreat and refunds are available up to 24 hours before. Use the contact details below if you need to cancel but do not require a refund.
Please contact Stephen with any questions by email oxfordinsightmeditation@ you don’t have access to email then you can text 07463953757 - but email is preferred.
Other 2019 retreats now available to book