Start your week well by joining BMIMC for a regular Monday morning Zoom sitting hosted by Jill Shepherd and others from the BMIMC community. Mondays 7:30-8:00 am AEST
with Venerable Virañani
October 13 - 22, 2023
In this special retreat, yogis will have the unique opportunity to learn the practice of mettā meditation from Ayya Virañani who has shared these teachings for many years in Burma and in the west.
with Patrick Kearney and Emma Pittaway
December 3 - 10, 2023
The Buddha taught directed and undirected practice as twin aspects of satipatthana, establishing mindfulness. In directed practice we aim mind at an object and hold it there. In undirected practice we pull back, so mind is neither aimed nor held. When this happens, the Buddha says the practitioner is happy and their mind is unconstricted, freed (SN 47.10 The bhikkhunis’ quarters). In this retreat we will explore both directed and undirected practice, as essential aspects of the craft of meditation.