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Retreats in Europe (Summer 2009)
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5/30/09 4:13 PM
Forum: Dharma Overground Discussion Forum

I know that this topic has appeared before in the forum, but I'll be traveling to Europe this summer (8/4 to 9/8) and I'm looking for an insight retreat in the UK or continental Europe, with at least some English assistance available. First does, anyone know, off-hand, of anything really worth checking out in that time frame?

I've already been wait-listed for a retreat at Gaia House in the UK, so I'm looking into a work retreat at The Barn (associated with Gaia House, I believe). I'm also looking at doing a Mahasi-style retreat with Bhante Bodhidhamma (http://www.satipanya.org.uk/) at Satipanya. Does anyone have experience with either The Barn or Bhante Bodhihamma?

For those of you also doing research, here are a few lists that I've found of retreat centers in Europe:

http://www.londoninsightmeditation.org.uk/resources/retreat-centres/

http://www.insightmeditation.org/index.php/welcome/eng/links#Europe

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5/31/09 9:55 AM as a reply to Russell Moon.
I haven't sat w/ Bhante Bodhidhamma but I hear he is a really solid Mahasi teacher and I know that he has taught at the Forest Refuge (which tells me something). I saw he was teaching a summer course. That'd be the one I'd check out if Gaia House doesn't work out.

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5/31/09 11:36 AM as a reply to Russell Moon.
Thanks, Vince. That's really helpful.