Datum: Friday May 4 – monday May 14, 2018 (10 nights)
Plaats: Meditatiecentrum ‘Bosoord’, Loenen, www.bosoord.nl
Begeleiding: Shaila Catherine




Description
Retreat starts at 16.00, door open at 14.00
Retreat ends May 14 after lunch at 13:00
(This retreat is not at our usual place but at meditationcenter ‘Bosoord’, Loenen, see below)

Insight Meditation Retreat in the Netherlands with Shaila Catherine

Theme:
Strategies for Overcoming Distracting Thoughts
Mental restlessness is an insidious and pervasive hindrance that all practitioners struggle to overcome. We can refine our skills for working with the modes of thinking that distract us from being mindful: critical thoughts, planning, worrying, lustful thoughts, judging, memories, internal commentaries, to name a few. The teachings on this retreat will present a sequence of strategies for dealing with obstructive mental patterns; these progressive instructions are found in two discourses in the Middle Length Discourses, (suttas 19 and 20). Practitioners will be encouraged to develop a mindfulness-based meditation practice, while exploring these strategies for overcoming distractions.
Prerequisite:
Participants must have some previous insight meditation experience. This requirement may be satisfied either by having attended at least one insight meditation retreat of five days or longer, or by having an established daily meditation practice of mindfulness or insight meditation for more than one year.

Attendance Requirement:
Participants are asked to arrive at the start of the retreat, and depart at the end of the retreat. Please do not register for this retreat if you expect to arrive late or depart early. Fees are based on the full retreat; if a situation arises that requires an early departure, fees will not be reduced or refunded.

Preparation:
Please read the following two discourses prior to the retreat. You may wish to bring a print out to the retreat for your personal reference.
https://suttacentral.net/en/mn19
https://suttacentral.net/en/mn20

See this interview with Shaila: www.bcbsdharma.org/2014-5-14-insight-journal
and Shaila's websites http://www.imsb.org, and http://www.bodhicourses.org

Teacher: Shaila Catherine
Assistance: Henk van Voorst

Costs

Admittance, Room and food:  The whole period: € 650;  € 65 per night, double room;
2 person bedrooms, only 5 single bedrooms available for serious needs (€ 70 per night)
Registration via Sangha Metta.
Teaching: based on Dana

If you cancel there will be a refund with an administration fee or in some cases no refund. Read more

Information and registration:
Download your registrationform Here.
Mail your form to:

Location:
Meditationcenter ‘Bosoord’ in Loenen (near Apeldoorn)
Meditationcenter ‘Bosoord’, Loenen,   see www.bosoord.nl for directions.
address: Hoofdweg 109, 7371 GE  Loenen, (near Apeldoorn)
(province) Gelderland,  the Netherlands