Retreats

Residential Three-week Retreat with Sayadaw U Vivekananda and Sayalay Daw Bhaddamanika

with Sayādaw U Vivekananda and Sayalay Bhadda Manika

May 4 - 24, 2021
This retreat taught by Sayālay Daw Bhadda Manika and Sayādaw U Vivekananda will be conducted via Skype from Lumbini, with yogis primarily in residence at BMIMC. Preference will be given to yogis able to sit in residence, however we may able to accommodate some yogis who wish to join online from their own residences on request. (Home yogis will sit a slightly different timetable, but will attend all talks & interviews) BMIMC will provide the necessary set-up for streaming dhamma talks and individual interviews. This retreat is capped at 16 yogis in total. Suitable for experienced meditators.
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Foundations of Buddhism & Meditation

with Danny Taylor

May 28 - 30, 2021
This process is for people interested in the foundations of Buddhism and its relationship to meditation & life. All sessions are online via Zoom. It consists of a weekend group session, and a follow up individual consultation. Meditation will be central, but explored in its Buddhist context as a foundation for living. The format will allow us to experiment with integrating meditation into our everyday lives, while appreciating the Buddha’s core messages. This process is open to complete beginners and more experienced meditators.
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Right View – Wrong View – Self View – No View. What is the point of view in Buddhism? (Six week online course)

with Jill Shepherd

June 20 - July 25, 2021
The Buddha is reported to have said that holding to any position whatsoever creates “a thicket of views, a wilderness of views, a contortion of views, a writhing of views, a fetter of views; it is accompanied by anguish, distress, misery, fever; it does not conduce to turning away from, nor to dispassion, stopping, calming, super-knowledge, awakening, nor to Nibbāna.” In spite of this statement, Right or Wise View is the first factor of the Noble Eightfold Path which leads to freedom, so clearly not all views are created equal. Buddhist teachings point to the understanding that we don’t see…

Nine Day Retreat with Jill Shepherd **Save the date – Format TBA**

with Jill Shepherd

August 6 - 15, 2021
**Format to be advised** Save the date - Registrations opening soon Please join the wait list if you are interested in attending.  
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Nine Day Retreat with Patrick Kearney **Save the date – Format TBA**

with Patrick Kearney

September 3 - 12, 2021
**Format to be advised** Save the date – Registrations opening soon Please join the wait list if you are interested in attending.
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Eight Day Retreat with Steven Smith **Save the date – Format TBA**

with Steven Smith

October 22 - 30, 2021
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Nine Day Retreat with Lesley Lebkowicz **Save the date – Format TBA**

with Lesley Lebkowicz

November 5 - 14, 2021
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