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Urban Retreat : The Essence of Vipassana with Venerable Bikkhu Sugatananda

Urban Retreat

The Essence of Vipassanā

with Venerable Bhikkhu Sugatananda

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Dive in for 2 Full days of Meditation!

Venerable Bikkhu will be teaching Vipassana meditation, starting with mindfulness of breathing meditation (Anapanasati) and then proceeding to meditative observation of sensations/feelings known as Vedananupassana).

Friday Jan. 16th 5:30 - 8pm Saturday Jan. 17th 10:00 - 6:00pm Sunday Jan. 18th 10:00 - 6:00pm

$108 for the whole weekend. (no one turned away for lack of funds)

(Pre-Pay at bottom of page)

238523Ven. Bhikkhu Sugatananda, completed his Masters in Law from National Law University. He was well established in his legal profession in New Delhi till the spiritual call came from within. After a search he came in contact with Buddhism and decided to renounce worldly life and join monastic life at Mahabodhi Monastery, Bangalore. He underwent 3 years intensive Buddhist training under the tutorship of a great Buddhist scholar of modern times, Most Venerable late Dr. Acharya Buddharakkhita in Vinaya, Sutta, Abhidhamma and Pali language. He edited and published books written by the Ven.Acharya and he became editor of monthly Buddhist magazine DHAMMA, which he continues to edit at present. Later he became Chairman of Mahabodhi Center for Theravada Buddhist Studies, which is the only institution in India offering Diploma, B.A. and M.A. degree courses in Theravada Buddhism. He is running special weekend classes on Abhidhamma, Buddhist ethical psychology
 It is highly recommended to attend all 3 Days of the retreat to experience the full benefits, but if you cannot attend the whole retreat and would still like to attend half of the retreat, you can still join us for half of the price.Pre- Pay below or Pay at the Door.
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Mahamudra - Meet your mind

mahamudraThis an experiential course based on an ancient text entitled, The Light of Crystal Clarity by the First Panchen Lama. The focus will be how to reach levels of meditation that will open your eyes to the nature of the mind. Without reaching meditative stillness a profound potential is beyond our reach. So we will discuss ways to get to stillness, it’s importance, and how to work towards this goal daily.

This will be presented by Lisette Garcia. Lisette has a Ph.D. in Psychology from Tufts University. She lived in NYC for 10 years where she worked as a professor while she deepened her Buddhist studies. Now with 12 years of meditative practice and a three year retreat under her belt she returns to us with a little more personal experience and a lot more confidence that these ancient practices still apply to us here today.


The Three Jewels

Time: 7:30 -9:30 PM

Tues. and Wed. Oct. 21 & 22

Saturday Retreat

9:00am - 5:00PM


61 4th Ave, New York, NY 10003 (212) 475-6650

Oct. 25th 9-10 light yoga 10-10:30 lecture 10:45- 12:30 meditations lunch 1:30 -2 lecture 2:00 -3:30 meditations Individual meetings