December 2016: Mindfulness Immersed in Body - A satipatthana retreat at Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (SBS), Taiping Malaysia

08/10/2015 18:19

December 2016: Mindfulness Immersed in Body – A Satipatthana retreat at Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (SBS), Taiping Malaysia

This retreat is suitable for experienced and beginning practitioners. SBS is a monastery and retreat centre located in the hills above Taiping, located on the west coast of peninsula Malaysia about 100 km south of Penang. The venue is beautiful, and the community is extremely supportive. The retreat provides a taste of meditation practice when it is firmly embedded within its tradition. 

In this retreat, Kit Laughlin will be co-teaching with Patrick. He will teach an early morning exercise session, lead guided meditations in the lying down posture, and provide individual consultations on posture problems. Kit is the creator of the Stretch Therapy and Strength & Flexibility exercise modalities. He is a long-time meditation practitioner who brings to his practice a depth of knowledge of the human body rarely found in the specialised world of Buddhist meditation. For more information about Kit, visit his website at www.kitlaughlin.com.

Cost: As SBS is a Theravāda Buddhist monastery, the retreat is held on a dana, or “gift,” basis. See below for more information on dana.

Information & bookings: The dates for the 2016 retreat have not yet been set, but you can expect a two-week retreat finishing before Christmas. For general information on SBS, see their website at www.sasanarakkha.org. For information about the retreat, contact the SBS office at office (at) sasanarakkha (dot) org.