Zen & Mindfulness Residential Retreat With Ven Sudhammacara
Time & Location
About The Event
Please note that the number of seats for the retreat are limited due to the number of beds/rooms that are available at the retreat centre. We encourage you to sign up soon by clicking on the "Register Now" button. The payment options will be shared by mail once you register.
The retreat will also include Yoga sessions, which are led by Rie Itabashi, who has been teaching Yoga in Ven. Sudhammacara's meditation retreats.
Tuesday, December 4: Leave around 7:30 am from Mumbai.
Arrive at Vajradhatu before lunch.
The retreat begins after lunch.
Friday, December 7: Retreats ends with lunch.
Fees: Rs 5,500/-
This includes shared accommodation, all meals, and a gift or offering to the teacher.
Your registration will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment. Please do so within one week of registration.
We are trying to make arrangements for everyone to travel together from Mumbai. Once you have indicated your travel preference, we will know what arrangements to make and for how many. The cost of this will be communicated to you subsequently.
About the teacher
Venerable Sudhammacara was ordained in the Japanese Soto Zen tradition in 1983, under Kosho Uchiyama Roshi. He practiced and taught zazen meditation for more than 18 years, including several years at Valley Zendo in Massachusetts, USA. In 2001, he took Theravadan bhikku ordination in the Burmese forest monk tradition, and trained in shamatha and vipassana meditation in Burma and Sri Lanka. Since 2006, he has also been studying Tibetan Buddhism under Trulshik Rinpoche and Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche.
Vajradhatu is a brand new retreat center, located in the hills of Nigde Budruk Village, Velhe Talka, about 35 km (1 hour) from Pune city. Far from the buzz of the city, it has 7 acres of land on which much planting has been done. More than 600 saplings have been planted. Efforts are being taken to have a farm that will provide fresh vegetables there. A concrete road which connects the main entrance to the buildings has been laid. Fresh water is supplied to the center from a well dug specifically for Vajradhatu.