20-22 March 2015 | The Inner Peace Meditation Retreat #11

Key facts Type : Weekend Meditation Retreat Teaching monk : Ven. Phra Nicholas Thanissaro BSc. MA, PGCE, Dip.Med. Teacher. Location : Wat Phra Dhammakaya London (DISUK Headquarters) 2 Brushfield Way, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, GU21 2TG Dates : Friday 20 March (7.00pm) to Sunday 22 March 2015 (4.00pm) Registration fee : the Standard Rate is £75 and the Sponsor Rate is £100 (cash or cheque payable to “DISUK”) NB. Please pay the fee in full before attending the retreat. Retreatants : 20 (FCFS)

Overview DISUK is a pleased to announce a rare opportunity to practice an ancient form of meditation, in the Weekend Meditation Retreat with two teachers trained in the Thai monastic tradition.
In this retreat you will learn the Dhammakaya meditation technique. Its simplicity, originality and effectiveness have made the Dhammakaya method greatly cherished in Thailand and its international popularity is growing fast. It is about relaxation, self-discovery and purification of the mind. As such, the practice of this technique is not in conflict with any religions or creeds and is opened to anyone to try for themselves. This proven technique was discovered in 1917 by the Most Venerable Phramongkolthepmuni, a renowned Thai Buddhist monk. Dhammakaya is an ancient Indian word that means “Body of the enlightenment”. The uniqueness of Dhammakaya meditation is that it teaches about the centre of the body as the natural home of the human mind as well as the inner gateway to enlightenment. The closer your mind is to its natural home, the closer you are to the natural state of supreme bliss. This kind of happiness is self-sustainable and independent of personal circumstances and external factors. Dhammakaya meditation also has a moral impact on the mind. It cleanses the mind. So that people who meditate regularly become gentler, kinder and feel increasingly uncomfortable to harm anyone else physically or verbally. Anyone who wishes to give up any unpleasant habit or to acquire a good habit for their personal development or progress in their career should definitely try Dhammakaya mediation. Moreover, we can deepen our spiritual practice by meditation, as we really take time to look within and just be within the present moment.
Accommodation and toilets In the retreat, we will provide you a mattress and a pillow which are designed for our meditation retreat programmes. Our beds are bunk beds. Please bring your own sleeping bag and blanket which are most compatible with your physical body and health.
Timetable for Retreat
Friday 20th March 2015 
07.30pm  Health & Safety brief
07.45pm  Pre-Orientation & Welcome, introduce all mentors
08.00pm  Orientation and meditation
09.00pm  Post – orientation
09.15pm  Sleep in peace
Saturday 21st March  2015 
05.30am  Mentors wake up
05.45am  Participants wake up
06.05am  Meditation & Spreading Loving-kindness (30+10 mins)
06.50am  Morning Exercise
07.10am  Breakfast / washing up
08.50am  Warm up the mind
09.00am  Meditation & Dhamma Talk (10 mins break at half way through the section)
11.00am  Lunch / washing up
01.20pm  Warm up the mind
01.30pm  Dhamma Talk & Meditation (10 mins break at half way through the section)
03.30pm  Group Sharing
05.00pm  Refreshments / shower
06.30pm  Meditation & Dhamma Talk  (10 mins break at half way through the section)
09.30pm  Sleep in peace
Sunday 22nd March 2015 
05.30am  Mentors wake up
05.45am  Participants wake up
06.05am  Meditation Session & Spreading Loving-kindness
06.50am  Morning Exercise
07.10am  Breakfast / washing up
08.50am  Warm up the mind
09.00am  Meditation & Dhamma Talk (10 mins break at half way through the section)
11.00am  Lunch / washing up / packing
01.20pm  Warm up the mind
01.30pm  Dhamma Talk & Meditation
03.00pm  Closing ceremony
04.00pm  Go back home PS. For Meditation and Dhamma Talk sections, the teaching monk(s) can adjust it to suit their needs i.e. after lunch can be Dhamma Talk first then followed by meditation. Screen Shot 2014-01-18 at 14.42.50

Registration People with any religious backgrounds (or none) are welcomed at our retreat. The minimum age requirement is 18. We request that all participants be in a good state of health and comfortable in rustic surroundings with a genuine desire to learn and practice mediation in our established program. All participants are requested to abstain from smoking or drinking alcohol The Weekend Meditation Retreat is run by a Buddhist Charity based in the UK which promotes world peace though inner peace. Fees are kept to a minimum and will be used just for the cost of the retreat. The Standard Rate for the retreat is £75. This fee covers all meals and accommodation. If you cannot afford the Standard Rate please talk to us and we will offer you a supported rate. The Sponsor Rate is £100. This is a benefactor rate which helps others to come to the retreat who cannot afford the Standard Rate.

Payment Methods Payment must made in fully by cash (directly at the Meditation Centre in Woking), by cheque (payable to DISUK) or bank transfer to

Dhammakaya international Society of the United Kingdom (DISUK), HSBC Bank plc
Sort Code: 40-02-01
Account No: 81419870
Post a cheque (or any evidence of fund transfer) must be sent to the following address: Wat Phra Dhammakaya London, 2 Brushfield Way, Knaphill, Woking, Surrey, GU21 2TG. We will confirm your registration and send you detailed information on facilities at the retreat centre as well as what you will need for the retreat.

Registration is open until March 18, 2015. However, places are limited and will be on a first come first serve basis. Cancellation before November 15, 2013 will receive a full refund. Refunds can not be claimed after March 18, 2015. For more information please contact 01483– 47 57 57 or 07595 219 447, 07855 485 555 fax 01483– 47 61 61 9 or e-mail us at admin@watphradhammakayalondon.co.uk

What To Bring

  • Personal items, bathing equipment and towels
  • Personal medication
  • Warm clothing
  • Loose, simple, and comfortable clothing, preferably in white or light colors (Sleeveless shirts and shorts, see-through, or revealing clothing should not be worn in the Buddhist temple)
  • Individual bottle / flask for water
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Personal sleeping bag and blanket

How to Apply We would like all participants to apply online. Apply online : click Contact us : centreofbody@gmail.com  Call : 0785 5485555

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