In the Sagaing Hills of Burma (Myanmar)
January 11 – 31, 2016
taught by Sayadaw U Pannananda with Michele McDonald and Steven Smith
This unique 3-week retreat offers a rare opportunity to practice vipassana with skilled Burmese monastic and Western lay teachers in the Sagaing Hills of Upper Burma.
Filled with centuries-old pagodas, monasteries, and nunneries, the Sagaing hills are regarded as the spiritual heart of Burma and one of the most important practice centers of Theravada Buddhism. Kyaswa Monastery is itself an over 600 year old practice and study center that plays a vital role in the health and vibrancy of nearby Wachet village.
Yogis are supported in every way by the heritage of living Dhamma around them and benefit from a rigorous schedule, individual interviews, carefully prepared food, nightly chanting from local nuns and accommodation in individual kutis nestled along the scenic hillside.
In addition, yogis have the opportunity to connect with the local community through our MettaDana aid projects including the Wachet primary school, nearby nunneries, the Jivitadana Sangha Hospital, and our international acupuncture project.
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