A special meditation experience retreat for the new year 2023
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- What makes this retreat extraordinary?
- How can I register?
- What do retreatants think of this meditation retreat?
- Wise instruction and detailed guidance from Thay
- Beginner friendly
- Meaningful and beneficial
- Lush greeneries and beautiful landscape
- Please be noted that these followings are not included
- Important information that you need to know
Are you on a journey to find true happiness? Earn yourself a break from the daily grind and immerse in a rejuvenating journey at the Meditation experience retreat - December 2022 at Ba Vang pagoda.
What makes this retreat extraordinary?
Has welcoming the new year in a brand new place ever crossed your mind? It's now the chance to spend your New Year holiday on something fresh and actually meaningful in a totally tranquil destination.
This month's meditation experience retreat in Ba Vang pagoda is a combination of the December 2022 retreats, which makes it more interesting than ever. Besides learning meditation techniques and mindfulness to deal with life's problems from Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh (the abbot) and the monks, you can live in the traditional TET (Vietnamese new year) holiday atmosphere, take part in its special activities to learn about the customs, and give yourself a haven amidst the fresh natural ambience and beautiful sceneries.
Come join us to learn and practice meditation in a warm spiritual environment, where you should feel at home as everything on campus is provided for free. Joining this retreat, not only can you learn about the tradition of Buddhism but also Vietnamese culture and tradition as the new year arrives.
How can I register?
You can easily register through the following link, make sure to read all the information below to understand the requirements and figure if you are qualified.
- Registration form:
- Registration deadline:
11:59 pm, December 26, 2022
Please be noted that this special event is a combination of the December 2022 retreats. There won't be another meditation retreat for foreigners until at least February 2023, so make sure you don't miss this special event.
What do retreatants think of this meditation retreat?
Hear from the participants themselves to have a more objective view of this meditation retreat!
Wise instruction and detailed guidance from Thay
Joining this retreat, participants had a chance to learn from a virtuous and compassionate zen master - Thay Thich Truc Thai Minh, who mastered the art of taming the mind.
“No dry lessons, just profound but simple explanations and demonstrations, Thay has touched our heart and helped us with our struggles so we can be back on track” - Ryan showed his humble gratitude to Thay.
“Thank you so much Thay for answering our questions and giving us the opportunities to learn about meditation and accommodating us in this magnificent sanctuary,” Yanti and Ralph - retreatants from Belgium and the Philippines shared.
“The meditation is very suitable for beginners like me, and I'm striving for the next level!”. Noel Choy, a retreatant from Hongkong showed her enthusiasm for practicing meditation. Ralph, told that he was surprised by the hospitality that he received as everyone was very friendly.
“You can not compare meditating at home and meditating in a real pagoda, it's a whole nother spectrum, I felt more confident and solemn while doing sitting meditation under the monks' guidance,” Vladimir Neskin, a Russian retreatant of the November retreat said. “Don't doubt, just come and you will understand everything without remorse,” added he.
Meaningful and beneficial
“I'm very satisfied with this retreat, I will share this wonderful experience with my family and friends so everyone can benefit from it.”
Ryan Jay, a November retreat participant from the Philippines joyfully shared his satisfaction. As for a free meditation retreat, first-time enrollees never ceased to be amazed by how the retreat exceeded their expectations. Retreatants learned how to live without electronic devices and social platforms and actually felt good while doing it. “I haven't felt the urge to take my phone out and scroll anymore!” - Yanti Pattyn, a Belgian retreatant expressed. Through the Dharma talk by Thay, many retreatants learned how to deal with their own problems by developing a cause-and-effect way of thinking and controlling their own minds and body through meditation.
Lush greeneries and beautiful landscape
Separated from the residential area, it is understandable that everyone who had set foot in the pagoda loved the atmosphere here. As nature is all around, you can simply sit and meditate anywhere then it could be a perfect spot. Take a chance to meditate up in the mountain, smell the forest scents and you will sense a touch of tranquility, or pick a random spot to meditate in the green garden, hearing the birds chirping and streams murmuring, your mind will be lighter anytime. “I felt so comfortable in the meditation session in the Bodhi garden.” - shared Katerina Blechova, a Czech participant in the November retreat.
Please be noted that these followings are not included
1. The transport fares to and from the Ba Vang Pagoda.
2. External hotel accommodation fee on Thursday night (December 29).
Unfortunately, under the law of Vietnam, the Pagoda is currently unable to let foreign retreatants to stay overnight. Therefore, you must find accommodation yourself on Thursday night (December 29). If you need assistance in finding a suitable place, we will seek out places that are best suited for your needs and preferences.
3. Other external service fees that is not provided by the Pagoda.
Important information that you need to know
- Typical activities in a sample retreat.
- How to get to Ba Vang Pagoda (shall be updated later)
Join us now, and you will go back home with many meaningful lessons and fond memories.
P/s: Please be assured that all the information you supply in the application form will be absolutely confidential!
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