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Join our two weeklong Mindfulness/Insight Meditation (Vipassana) Retreats in Sarnath, near Varanasi, India from 4-11 and 11-18 February 2019.

Join our Mindfulness/Insight Meditation Retreats in India in early 2019

The Buddha’s teachings have a practical relevance for today.

Retreats held in the beautiful Thai Monastery, Sarnath, near Varanasi, India.

Title: From Insight Meditation (Vipassana) to Liberation 

Teacher: Christopher Titmuss

4 February 2019 – 11 February 2019 

11 February 2019 – 18 February 2019

Cost: There is a modest registration charge and appeal for donations to cover remaining costs at end of retreat.

For more information: www.meditationinindia.org .

Website contains useful information for travel in India.

Christopher has taught annual retreats in India for the past 45 years, as well as elsewhere in the world.

A senior teacher and former Buddhist monk, Christopher is the author of 20 books, poet and social critic. He lives in Totnes, England.

If you wish to travel with others to India, you could join the pilgrimage with Ellen Van Lersel from Holland. Her pilgrimage includes the 7-day Vipassana retreat with Christopher Titmuss

www.livemindfully.nl 



RETREATS FROM JUNE TO NOVEMBER, 2018. Starting with Saturday 23 – 30 June, 2018, Pauenhof, near Dusseldorf, Germany. From 30 June – Friday June 5, near Munich etc.. France, Israel, Germany, Australia.

GERMANY. PAUENHOF CENTRE

18.00 Saturday 23 June to Saturday 30 June 2018 Noon. Continue reading 



An Experience is Not the Point. It is the View that Matters. Live Teaching. Worldwide Insight. Sunday 13 May, 2018 at 19..00 UK time. Do Join

We will explore this theme on Sunday 13 May, 2018 at 19.00 with Worldwide Insight, via online video. https://www.worldwideinsight.org/

A deep application of attention includes the sustained application to any important experience. This includes  a vast range of happy or painful, spiritual or conventional experiences.

There is the view of the experience and the experience.

What is a fresh way to see an important experience?

Does the view of the experience matter more than the experience?

An Experience is not the Point

We might imagine that the Dharma points eventually to a profound experience (s) to transform our life.

There is the potential to have a wide ranges of experiences. These include childhood, emotional, secular, religious, mystical, spiritual and insightful experiences.

Yes, clarity and wisdom can emerge out of the variety of experiences. We can keep our heart and mind open to the variety of experiences.

An experience essentially consists of a movement or non-movement of the heart-mind-consciousuness.

An experience arises due to the conditions, stays due to the conditions and passes due to the conditions.

There is no such thing as an everlasting experience.

A view based on a deep experience does not confirm the realty. We can have experiences of oneness, non-duality, the now, expansive realms, experiences beyond words and profound changes in consciousness. We can experience I am That or I am not That.

We do not have to put any experience whatsoever into an ultimate state or relegate any experience into a a mundane category.

Liberation and awakening ends any clinging, dependency or view based on any experience. Liberation and freedom do not fall into the box of experiences. This is a great relief.

Seeing and knowing this allows all experiences to present themselves for a whiie, stay and pass.

Sunday Evening (UK time)

We will explore our relationship to experiences.

Do join us live on Sunday evening on the international screen.

Home page of worldwide insight will tell you your time at 19.00 (UK) on Sunday evening.

 



We are impressionable. Such a blessing. Such a challenge. Freedom through seeing the Emptiness of I and My. Transcription of Part Four of Four Inter-Active Modules. Q and A.

On Sunday 12 March 2018, I had an interactive hour on screen with participants worldwide.

Organised by Realize Media (www.realizemedia.org), this course consists of a deep exploration of the Goal of Dharma/spiritual practice. Continue reading 



Three Burmese Meditation Monasteries. Reviews from a Practitioner

Tanja from Germany spent months practising meditation in Myanmar (Burma).

I asked her to send me a summary of the three places. Continue reading 




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