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Vipassana meditation weekend with attention for the mind 17 – 18 december – physical – day 1

17 December|10:00 - 18:00

The meditation weekend is suitable for all those living in Amsterdam and the surrounding area, who are interested in getting acquainted with or deepen their practice of Vipassana meditation.

Registration is required.  Guidance by Marc Heijmerink, one of the teachers of Dhammadipa.

The Vipassana meditation weekend is based on the approach of ‘attention for the mind’, cittanupassana and inspired by the approach of Sayadaw U Tejaniya.

Meditation is an activity of the mind, in his words.  We meditate with the mind, not with our body and actually all foundations are to be found in our mind.  Our problems as well as the solution to our problems are found in the mind.

In the Satipatthana sutta the 4 foundations of mindfulness are mentioned: mindfulness on the body, feeling, mind and dhamma’s. In the weekend there will be instructions on the means to use the mind as a foundation of mindfulness.  Themes that will be addressed will be:  preference / aversion and ignorance in the mind, right insight, relaxation in meditation, right effort and investigation in meditation.

Venue for all sessions is Karunika, Meerhuizenplein 38, Amsterdam.

Daily schedule

  • 9:45 – 10:00 Arrival and welcome
  • 10:00 – 12:30 meditation session 1 (walking and sitting)
  • 12:30 – 13:30 lunch – a vegetarian / vegan lunch is provided
  • 13:30 – 15:30 meditation session 2 (walking and sitting)
  • 15:30 – 16:00 pause for refreshments
  • 16:00 – 17:00 meditation session 3 (sitting)
  • 17:00 – 18:00 Q&A and Dhamma talk

Participation

  • There is space for maximum 12 participants.
  • You may also join for one day.
  • In case the weekend is fully booked, you can ask to be placed on a waiting list.
  • If you are unable to attend, please inform us as soon as possible. We can then invite the next person on the waiting list.

Please note the measures against Covid-19 / Corona

From our point of view on buddhist ethics Covid-19 is a risk for teachers and participants as well as for those present to contaminate others. We have therefore chosen to limit access to physical activities to those who can show themselves to be protected.  This according to the measures of the Dutch government (https://www.government.nl/topics/coronavirus-covid-19/covid-certificate).  

If you wish to join, make sure you can show the Corona check app with the QR code.  Alternatively, you may show the ‘yellow book’, filled in by the GGD or your general practitioner. Also, you may show a PCR test with negative result done no longer than 36 hours before the event or a self test of good quality with negative result done no longer than 24 hours before the event.

We are aware of the fact that in this way proof of protection against Covid-19 does not include proof from ‘alternative’ or ‘non-regular’ medicine. We hope that this will be possible in the near future.  For questions and comments please e-mail info@dhammadipa.nl.

Finally, the government has considerably reduced the Corona measures, but there is still a very high number of contagions.  Therefore Dhammadipa chooses to continue the current policy for now.

Dana

  • The meditation weekend is being offered on the basis of dana (a voluntary contribution); with a suggested amount of € 35 per day.
  • At the end of the day or weekend, there will also be the opportunity to donate extra for the meditation guidance and teachings.
  • The dana can be offered via a bank transfer to the Dhammadipa, Amsterdam account number NL85 INGB 0005019113, mentioning ‘vipassana meditation weekend december 2022’.
  • There is also a dana box so that you may offer dana in cash.

 

Details

Date:
17 December
Time:
10:00 - 18:00
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Venue

Karunika
Meerhuizenplein 38
Amsterdam, Netherlands
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Organizer

Dhammadipa – Vipassana meditation center based in Amsterdam.
Email:
info@dhammadipa.nl

Details

Date:
17 December
Time:
10:00 - 18:00
Event Categories:
,

Venue

Karunika
Meerhuizenplein 38
Amsterdam, Netherlands
+ Google Map
View Venue Website

Organizer

Dhammadipa – Vipassana meditation center based in Amsterdam.
Email:
info@dhammadipa.nl


Registration