Long retreat suggestion

puzzledpanda, modified 5 Years ago.

Long retreat suggestion

Posts: 5 Join Date: 10/13/15 Recent Posts
Hello ,

3 months ago I did a 10 day retreat and have been meditating about an hour a day on average since then. I would really like to go on a long retreat 1 to 3 months as soon as posible in 2016, anywhere in the world. I am from Eastern Europe. Could you give me any suggestions ?

Thank you.
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tom moylan, modified 5 Years ago.

RE: Long retreat suggestion

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was your last retreat a goenka retreat?  did you like it and the technique?  perhaps you could do a "sit and serve" with one of the centers.  you may have to complete a couple of courses first though.
puzzledpanda, modified 5 Years ago.

RE: Long retreat suggestion

Posts: 5 Join Date: 10/13/15 Recent Posts
Yes, it was a Goenka retreat, but after it I have read MCTB, MTCB2 and 4 other books on the topic and since then I have been practicing anapana and Vipassana but not the body scanning ( I started noting and sometimes just observing sensastions as they arise). What I didn't like about the goenka retreat was that it involved too much sitting, I would like to mix them with some walking meditation as well.
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tom moylan, modified 5 Years ago.

RE: Long retreat suggestion

Posts: 896 Join Date: 3/7/11 Recent Posts
so...as always check here first to see if there's anything that suits your fancy. 
http://www.dharmaoverground.org/web/guest/dharma-wiki/-/wiki/Main/FrontPage#section-FrontPage-Retreat+Centers+and+Places+to+Practice

i did not crosscheck the following links against the internal link above. this was the result of a short google research..there are many many many more.
good luck and report back.

http://mahasi.eu/
http://www.insightmeditation.org/index.php/welcome/eng/links#Europe
https://barendregt.wordpress.com/vipassana/
http://www.imcitalia.it/risorse/pdf_lettere_dharma/conducting%20a%20course2_uk
http://www.bhantesujiva.eu/en/europe-retreats-schedule.html
http://www.satipanya.org.uk/
http://www.saraniya.com/news-retreats.html
http://www.vipassana-dhammacari.com/weitere_eng.html
http://www.retreatfinder.com/Directory/Meditation/Vipassana_Insight.aspx
http://www.buddhanet.net/medlinks.htm
http://www.buddha-heute.de/blog/informationen/vipassanakurse/

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