Weekend Kum Nye Retreat
Dates: Friday 1 - Sunday 3 March 2019
Teacher Maura Sills, Cheryl Allen and other teachers
Cost of the Retreat: £210 plus DANA
To join the retreat please write or email detailing together with payment:
Please note: The above cost only covers the residential and administration costs, therefore, DANA for the Teacher is welcomed.
You need to feel comfortable with silent retreats.
During this retreat we will include practices from Kum Nye and Mindfulness that help us cultivate generosity; discipline; patience; diligence; concentration and wisdom. The Buddha spoke about ten perfections or parami. Later these were described as six perfections within Mahayana Buddhism. Whether ten or six, these qualities were recognized as needing to be cultivated in order to become fully self-awakened.
Timing for this retreat:
Weekends: arrival Friday 5pm – finish Sunday lunchtime (12noon) followed by clear-up and leaving so aim to be clear to leave by 1.30pm-2pm at the latest.
To join this individual retreat please write or email detailing which retreat(s) you wish to join together with payment
Please note: The cost of the training only covers the residential, administration costs and travel expenses for teachers, therefore, DANA for the Teachers is welcomed.
Guidelines for Dana – excerpts from Gaia House, Newton Abbot
Dana means "generosity" and "giving" in Pali, the language in which the Buddha's teachings were originally recorded. The Buddha regularly emphasized in his teaching the value of generosity and sharing what we have with others, as an essential practice of cultivating happiness and wellbeing.
Dana is a foundation principle underlying the running of Retreats, and also at other Insight Meditation centres and Buddhist monasteries, around the world. This follows a two and a half thousand year-old tradition in the transmission of the dharma.
In order to make this opportunity to practice as accessible as possible, the Karuna Institute seeks to keep costs to a minimum. The charge you paid to attend this retreat covers only the ongoing costs of running the centre, including: food; heating; electricity; water; administration etc. The teachers serve and support your retreat out of kindness and generosity: they are not paid for the work they do.
As your time here comes to an end, you have the opportunity to support the teachers who have supported your retreat.
The Buddha encouraged dana and generosity, in recognition of our interdependence, and as a wholesome practice which helps release the heart and mind from greed and negativity. In receiving with gratitude, and giving with generosity, we become more fully conscious participants in the interconnected web of life that supports us all.
Take it as a practice: there is no expected "right amount", so please listen to your heart and give what you are moved to offer, while also respecting your practical circumstances. Please give generously: your dana ensures the continued transmission of the dharma teachings, and their accessibility to all who wish to receive them. The Directors and Teachers at the Karuna Institute deeply appreciate and thank you for your kindness and generosity.
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