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Mahasi Retreat

Mahasi Retreat

Vipassana Insight Meditation in the Mahasi Tradition.

The Mahasi Sayadaw of Burma, one of the most influential meditation teachers of the last century, developed a combination of techniques - a robust schedule, noting, noting intentions and going slow - to develop the steadiness of attention needed for insight into the impermanence, unsatisfactoriness and not-self. Understanding these Three Existential Characteristics leads to liberation, peace and happiness. Metta/Goodwill and Bodycare are also developed. Time also for daily practice and questions.

On the last Sunday there is the opportunity to undergo Lay Ordination for those wishing to make the Buddha Dhamma the reference point in their lives.

Carl Fooks will continue to assist Bhante as he has done since 2014.

-Camping places-
A limited number of camping places are available for this retreat at a reduced rate. It is not possible to book these online. Please contact our Reception team to enquire. Please note that we can only accommodate small one/two-person tents and each retreatant must have their own tent. Please be aware that if there is poor weather we may be unable to accommodate campers in the house.


BHANTE BODHIDHAMMA started training in Soto Zen in 1977, then in the Mahasi Theravada Tradition with Sayadaws U Rewata Dhamma, U Janaka and U Pandita. In 1986 he ordained, subsequently spending eight years at Kanduboda Mahasi Meditation Centre in Sri Lanka. He has been teaching in England, Ireland and internationally since 1998. From 2001- 2005, he was the Resident Teacher at Gaia House. He founded the Satipanya Buddhist Retreat in Wales, a meditation centre devoted to the Mahasi tradition.

Listen to one of Bhante Bodhidhamma's Talks: Mae Chee Kaew: Awakened! (Duration 41:40)
More talks on Dharma Seed. and Satipanya.


Retreat Code = 17144

A = suitable for all

Friday 5 May 2017 - Sunday 14 May 2017 (9 nights)

Standard Rate:  £441 - Please pay this rate if you can
Supported Rate:  £375 - Available if you cannot afford the Standard Rate
Sponsor Rate:     £529 - A benefactor rate, which helps others to come here on the Supported Rate
          For additional help with retreat costs, other options are available

Extending Your Retreat = £43 per night - Conditions apply - please see box


Retreat is Full This retreat is full - we are now operating a waiting list

  • To join the Waiting List, a non-refundable registration fee of £1.00 is required.
  • Please complete the checkout process and pay the registration fee.
  • Confirmation of being added to the waiting list will be emailed to you.
  • We will contact you if a place on this retreat becomes available.
  • Please apply only if you are sure that you will be available if offered a place.

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