Ven. Ajahn Brahm to conduct meditation retreat for the Sangha

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  • Residential meditation retreat 

  • 200 monks/nuns of the Maha Sangha to participate

  • 10 days retreat starting from January 21

 

 unique event that takes place later this month when Ven. Ajahn Brahmavamso conducts a residential meditation retreat exclusively for monks and nuns at Bandarawela. Around two hundred members of the Maha Sangha, including monks and nuns will participate in the 10-day retreat starting January 21.   
The world-renowned meditation teacher has conducted several retreats in Sri Lanka where both the Maha Sangha and the laity participated. Accepting the invitation by the Ajahn Brahm Society in Sri Lanka, he suggested that a retreat for monks and nuns will be most beneficial since they in turn could spread the meditation practice among larger numbers. He stressed that such a retreat is of great value to Sri Lanka with its large community of monks and nuns spread throughout the country.   
“Ven. Ajahn Brahm has a busy schedule of programmes both at the Bodhinyana Monastery, the forest monastery in Perth, Australia where he resides, as well as his constant visits to other countries, and we are indeed very fortunate to have him with us in Sri Lanka,” says a spokesperson of the Ajahn Brahm Society.   

 

"Ven. Ajahn Brahm has a busy schedule of programmes both at the Bodhinyana Monastery, the forest monastery in Perth, Australia where he resides, as well as his constant visits to other countries, and we are indeed very fortunate to have him with us in Sri Lanka"

 


This is a historic event where a large number of the Maha Sangha meet to meditate and discuss the Dhamma under the guidance of Ven. Ajahn Brahm. The response has been most encouraging and it is after much planning that the society has been able to accommodate such a large number with ideal facilities to meditate.   
The venue of the retreat is the Bandarawela resort managed by Sri Lanka Tourism which has been working in close cooperation with Ajahn Brahm Society over the past several years. In addition to Ajahn Brahm, one of his senior-most pupils, Ajahn Brahmali has also been conducting meditation programmes at the resort.   

 

 

"The venue of the retreat is the Bandarawela resort managed by Sri Lanka Tourism which has been working in close cooperation with Ajahn Brahm Society over the past several years. In addition to Ajahn Brahm, one of his senior-most pupils, Ajahn Brahmali has also been conducting meditation programmes at the resort"

 


The practice of bringing the dana for the participants of retreats is one that the temples together with dayakayas in and around Bandarawela started from the first visit of Ajahn Brahm ten years ago. The temple monks accompanied the dayakas when they brought the dana to ensure that everything went off smoothly. For this retreat too having noticed this practice many volunteers have come forwards to offer dana. The ‘morning dana’ will be offered by both the Ajahn Brahm Society members and others who wish to offer ‘dana’ to the Ariya Sangha. As in the past, the dawal dana will be offered by the people in Bandarawela and surrounding villages coordinated by the area temples. The support extended by these temples go a long way to make these retreats a success. Following traditional practice the monks and nuns will go on pindapatha to a nearby location where the dana will be offered.   
The Ajahn Bahm Society Sri Lanka would also like to thank the many contributors and volunteers without whose support this retreat would not have been possible.   

"The practice of bringing the dana for the participants of retreats is one that the temples together with dayakayas in and around Bandarawela started from the first visit of Ajahn Brahm ten years ago. "

  Comments - 2

  • Pali Tuesday, 31 October 2017 04:48 PM

    I am a regular listener of Venerable Ajahn Brahm's Damma talks. It is greatly appreciated if you could kindly let me know when he is due in Sri Lanka next. Theruwan Saranayi. Sadu !!! Sadu!!! Sadu!!!Pali

    Erandi Monday, 23 January 2017 09:36 AM

    I am very happy to hear this news .!!!! Sadu !!! Sadu !!!sadu !!!


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