Rationalist Vipassana Meditation Retreat

post by DreamFlasher · 2019-02-25T10:10:27.100Z · score: 25 (10 votes) · LW · GW · 2 comments

Contents

  Friday, 26.04.2019
  Saturday, 27.05.2019 – Saturday, 04.05.2019
  Sunday, 05.05.2019 (or Monday, 29.04.2019 with the 3 day version)
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2 comments

Vipassana: Silent Meditation with group exchange for and with rationalists! Details see flyer: http://www.das-buddhistische-haus.de/pages/images/stories/dokumente-deutsch/Vipassana_retreat_Julia_Harfensteller_BH_12062019.pdf (the flyer has different dates, it's for a different retreat with the same content)

Full 10 day version: Friday, 26.04.2019 16:00 – Sunday, 05.05.2019 15:00 Or 3 day version: Friday, 26.04.2019 16:00 – Monday, 29.04.2019 15:00

Location: Edelhofdamm 54, 13465 Berlin (http://www.das-buddhistische-haus.de)

There are 14 spots available for on-site accomodation, first come first served. There's nearby housing if these spots are taken, the course has a limit of 40 people.

For any questions join: https://mattermost.gitlab.rlp.net/signup_user_complete/?id=iacjkp5yppfftqr3k738y1k7kc – I am organizing this event alone, so my goal is to minimize the organization overhead for me. This means that I would highly appreciate your help. Please post all questions and communication in the mattermost channel, and help each other answering questions. All further communication of the event will be at the mattermost channel, please make sure to regularly check and/or turn on email notifications for channel mentions for announcements.

Course schedule:

Friday, 26.04.2019

16:00 – 17:00 Arrival 17:00 – 18:00 Welcome 18:00 – 19:00 Dinner 19:00 – 20:15 Introduction, evening meditation

Saturday, 27.05.2019 – Saturday, 04.05.2019

05:30 – 07:00 Mindful movement and meditation, optional 07:00 – 08:30 Breakfast 08:30 – 09:30 Mindful activity 10:00 – 12:30 Meditation and lecture 12:30 – 14:30 Lunch 14:30 – 16:45 Mindful movement and meditation 17:00 – 18:00 Dinner 18:00 – 20:00 Meditation, review of the day

Sunday, 05.05.2019 (or Monday, 29.04.2019 with the 3 day version)

05:30 – 07:00 Mindful movement and meditation, optional 07:00 – 08:30 Breakfast 08:30 – 09:30 Mindful activity 10:00 – 12:30 Meditation and review 12:30 – 15:00 Lunch, cleaning, packing, leaving

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comment by ChristianKl · 2019-03-06T17:41:35.677Z · score: 10 (2 votes) · LW · GW

If you have it on your list of things to do, to do a meditation retreat in the future, this is a great opportunity.

On most long meditation retreats you have to cope with religious baggage. On the other hand this mediation retreat will be secular. You will spend your time with fellow rationalists with whom you can afterwards reflect about your shared experience.

*I'm will attend the 10 day version but I'm not the person organizing it

comment by sil ver (sil-ver) · 2019-04-21T17:00:29.110Z · score: 1 (1 votes) · LW · GW

I'll also be attending the full 10 day version. I've only been meditating for a couple of months so the prospect of such a long retreat feels fairly threatening, but looking at the mean outcome, I think it's the correct call.