The course is suitable for all those living in Amsterdam and the surrounding area, who are interested in getting acquainted with the practice of Vipassana meditation. The course is supervised by Adi Ichsan.
The course is based on the practice of the late Mahasi Sayadaw and will allow the student to understand the difference between calm-directed meditation and wisdom-directed meditation. Vipassana, which is frequently described as Insight Meditation, is typically a wisdom-directed approach.
During the 5 sessions, the meditation student will practice standing, sitting, walking and moving exercises to gradually develop temporary concentration based on mindfulness of the body, feelings, consciousness and mind objects. The central focus of these exercises is to generate a heightened sense of awareness and alertness of what is experienced by the body and mind from moment to moment, at any moment.
Generally the practice will help the student to accept reality as it is, to develop patience, endurance and strong determination.
- 2 May to 30 May 2017, every Tuesday evening from 19:30 – 21:30 hours
- Cost: € 80 for the course (fixed price) + dana (free gift for the instruction)
- Maximum number of participants is 16