In this course you will learn to practice Vipassana with all aspects of your experience. Vipassana means to see clearly. What do we learn to see clearly? The reality of mind & body as it is manifesting to you moment-to-moment.
Satipatthana means the presence/foundation (upatthana) of Mindfulness (Sati). The “Satipatthana Sutta” is the foundational text that Vipassana Meditation is taught from. It is also called "The Direct Path to Realization".
This course teaches you the basics of the “Noting” technique as popularised by Mahasi Sayadaw (Burma, 1904 - 1982). It is one of the two widespread contemporary Vipassana techniques, the other being body-scanning, popularised by S.N. Goenka (Burma, 1924 - 2013).
The mental noting or labelling technique is extremely effective at establishing mindfulness and bare awareness of sensory experience at the present moment. It includes being mindful of all your sensory experiences including sensations, sights, sounds, smells, tastes and thoughts. In the course, we utilise both walking and sitting meditation.
In the first half of the course we cover each of the four foundations of mindfulness laid out in the Satipatthana Sutta (Body, Feeling Tone, Mind, Dhammas). In the second half we apply mindfulness to contemplate the three characteristics of all experience more directly (Impermanence, Non-Self, Suffering). Throughout, we aim to discover the first 3 stages of the progress of insight (Mind Body Separation, Cause and Effect, Three Characteristics).
The course includes:
- 1 hour daily meditation. This will be 30 minutes of walking followed by 30 minutes of sitting meditation in one session. Guided & Unguided to help you learn how to practice independently.
- 1 weekly live meeting. ~90 min. Meditation, Lecture & Discussion.
- Weekly mindfulness in daily life invitation.
- Weekly Buddy Check-in ~30 min. Call & check in once a week with Buddy assigned to you.
- Optional Day Retreat on the last Weekend ~6 hours.
- Whatsapp Group for Q&A, Reminders & Sharing
In comparison to the 10-day Vipassana at Home course, we will go much more into depth about how to practice and how Mindfulness actually works. In the 10-day course, we focused mainly on the Body and Feeling tone foundations of Mindfulness. In this course, we will also learn how to observe our thoughts and mind states more directly.
- Fully completed at least one 10-day Vipassana at Home course. This is to ensure a previous familiarity with my teaching style and the basics of how to maintain a daily practice.
- The willingness to practice wholeheartedly, show up as yourself, and learn & understand yourself better :)
15 January - 12 March 2023Register Here
An up-front donation is asked to help you commit. The suggested amount is 50€ but you are free to commit less or more depending on your financial situation. Further Dana to help support future courses is welcome at the end of the course.
- The course will be taught by Reimar and is inspired by his recent time learning & meditating under the guidance of Ajahn Phra Puttar at Wat Sopharam in Thailand.Register Here
- The course will be kept to a limited number of participants to keep a committed and close-knit Sangha.
- Live sessions will likely be at Sunday 3pm Bangkok time. If there are participants in America's time zones we can create an additional Q&A session at a suitable time. All sessions will be recorded but live participation is highly encouraged.
- Each week there will be one pre-recorded guided meditation introducing a new aspect or perspective on the technique. This is to encourage you to learn to also meditate independently using a timer and decrease your dependence on guided meditations.
For further questions please contact me.