schedule

Visu's teaching schedule 2017

 

April 14, 15: Meditation workshop at Adula Klinik, Oberstdorf, Germany.

 

May 4 to 14 (11 days): Metta (Lovingkindness) and Mindfulness Retreat at Pauenhof Meditation Centre (www.pauenhof.de); Sonsbeck Hamb, Germany; Language: English with translation into German. It is also possible to come for a weekend from May 4 to 7 or from May 11 to 14.

 

May 16, 17 (two days): Metta (Lovingkindness) and Mindfulness Retreat at Neuss, Germany (contact Audrey at audreymilstein@hotmail.de) Language: English with translation into German.

 

May 26, 27: Meditation workshop at Hochgrat Klinik, Wolfsried, Germany.

 

June 2 to 4: Metta and Vipassana Retreat in Stein, Allgaeu, Germany.

 

July 21 to 29 (nine days): Metta Retreat, Passaddhi Meditation Centre (www.passaddhi.com), Leitrim Beg, Adrigole, Ireland. Contact Marjo at marjo.metta@gmail.com. (Please note that while this is an intensive metta retreat, there will also be a little introduction to vipassana [insight-mindfulness] practice.)

 

July 29 to Aug 6 (nine days): Vipassana Retreat, Passaddhi Meditation Centre (www.passaddhi.com), Leitrim Beg, Ireland. Contact Marjo at marjo.metta@gmail.com. (Please note that while this is an intensive vipassana retreat, we will begin the first sitting in the morning with metta (lovingkindness) practice which is an excellent way to start off the day.)

 

Aug 11 to 20 (ten days): Metta and Vipassana Retreat, Mala Skala, Czech Republic, (email Julie Honysova at julhonysova@volny.cz.); Language: English with translation into Czech.

 

Aug 25 to 27: Metta and Vipassana weekend in Litomerice, Czech Republic. (email Julie Honysova at julhonysova@volny.cz.) Language: English with translation into Czech.

 

Sept 7 to 17 (11 days): Metta (Lovingkindness) and Mindfulness Retreat at Pauenhof Meditation Centre (www.pauenhof.de); Sonsbeck Hamb, Germany; Language: English with translation into German. It is also possible to come for a weekend from May 7 to 10 or from Sept 14 to 17.

 

Oct 6, 7: Meditation workshop at Adula Klinik, Oberstdorf, Germany.

 

Oct 13 to 15: Metta and Vipassana Retreat in Stein, Allgaeu, Germany.

 

Oct 21, 22: Metta und Vipassana weekend in Immenstadt, Yoga-Zentrum StubbS, Germany, email Andrea Dietsche at Andrea.Dietsche@gmx.de. (Language: English with translation into German)

 

Nov 3, 4: Meditation workshop at Hochgrat Klinik, Wolfsried, Germany.

 

Nov 12: Meditation workshop at Yoga-Zentrum, Penzberg, Germany, email Ursula Henn at henn-ursula@web.de. (Language: English with translation into German)

 

Dec 9 to 16 (eight days): Metta and Vipassana Retreat at Fa Hong monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong (email Peta McAuley at pmca.netvigator.com).

 

Dec 23 to 29 (seven days): Metta and Vipassana Retreat at Fa Hong monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong (email Jessica at jessicamui@yahoo.com).

 

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Visu's teaching schedule 2018

 

May 11 to 19 (nine days): Metta (Lovingkindness) and Vipassana (Insight-Mindfulness) Retreat at Pauenhof Meditation Centre (www.pauenhof.de); Sonsbeck Hamb, Germany; Language: English with translation into German. It is also possible to come for a weekend from May 11 to 13 or for any number of days.

 

July 27 to Aug 4 (nine days): Metta Retreat, Passaddhi Meditation Centre (www.passaddhi.com), Leitrim Beg, Adrigole, Ireland. Contact Marjo at marjo.metta@gmail.com. (Please note that while this is an intensive metta retreat, there will also be a little introduction to vipassana [insight-mindfulness] practice.)

 

Aug 4 to 12 (nine days): Vipassana Retreat, Passaddhi Meditation Centre (www.passaddhi.com), Leitrim Beg, Ireland. Contact Marjo at marjo.metta@gmail.com. (Please note that while this is an intensive vipassana retreat, we will begin the first sitting in the morning with metta (lovingkindness) practice which is an excellent way to start off the day.)

 

Aug 17 to 25 (nine days): Metta and Vipassana Retreat, Mala Skala, Czech Republic, (email Julie Honysova at julhonysova@volny.cz.); Language: English with translation into Czech.

 

Sept 15, 16: Weekend retreat organised by Stichting Vipassana Nijmegen (http://www.vipassananijmegen.nl/) in Nijmegen, Netherlands.

 

Sept 21 to 29 (nine days): Metta (Lovingkindness) and Vipassana (Insight-Mindfulness) Retreat at Pauenhof Meditation Centre (www.pauenhof.de); Sonsbeck Hamb, Germany; Language: English with translation into German. It is also possible to come for a weekend from Sept 21 to 23 or for any number of days.

 

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Information on Lovingkindness and Mindfulness retreat

 

When lovingkindness and mindfulness are strongly cultivated and developed, they bring about a remarkable transformation of our mind and heart and consequently a big positive change in our relationship and approach to life.

 

One needs the other. Without the life-nourishing moisture of lovingkindness, mindfulness becomes dry, impersonal and disconnected from beings. Lovingkindness puts the heartfulness into mindfulness. It uplifts and gladdens the heart.

 

On the other hand, without the rational and objective support of mindfulness, lovingkindness can become unbalanced and not directed in the most skilful and effective way. Mindfulness is the soil that nourishes wisdom which, in turn, informs all aspects of our life.

 

Mindfulness and lovingkindness are complementary practices. One supports and enhances the other. They are both desirable and indispensable in our life.

 

In this retreat, Visu Teoh will guide us in the practice of both lovingkindness and mindfulness. We will gain a strong understanding and appreciation of these two important mental qualities which we will then be able to apply in our everyday life.

 

In addition, Visu will introduce us to the three other sublime practices of Compassion (Karuna), Appreciative Joy (Mudita) and Equanimity (Upekkha) which together with Lovingkindness (Metta) make up what the Buddha called The Four Sublime Abidings (Brahmavihara).

 

We will spend our retreat in noble silence, alternating between sitting and walking meditation. There will be a daily evening Dhamma Talk and a daily personal interview with the teacher.

 

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Information on

 

The Four Divine Abidings and Vipassana Retreat

 

There are, in addition to mindfulness, four wonderful and important mental qualities that we need to cultivate in everyday life. These are lovingkindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity.

 

The Buddha described these four qualities as “divine abidings” (Brahma-Vihara) because they represent a divine, noble or sublime way of living.

 

Besides Vipassana (Insight) meditation, the Buddha taught the Four Divine Abidings meditation as a practice in their own right. These qualities will transform our life, beautifying and ennobling our mind and heart.

 

In this retreat, we will cultivate these four noble and sublime mental factors. We will repeatedly bring them to mind, make them a habit and a natural part of our life

 

Lovingkindness (Metta) meditation is the radiating of goodwill and friendliness towards all beings, harbouring ill will towards none. It is the antidote to hatred and anger.

 

Compassion (Karuna) meditation is generating a heart of compassion, wishing for all beings to be free from suffering. It is the antidote to cruelty.

 

Appreciative Joy (Mudita) meditation is reflecting on and rejoicing over the many blessings in our life that we often overlook or take for granted and rejoicing over the blessings and good fortune of others. It is the antidote to envy and jealousy.

 

Equanimity (Upekkha) Meditation is the cultivation of a strong and steady mind that is unruffled and unfazed by the ups and downs of life. It is the antidote to mental agitation and disquiet.

 

Visu Teoh will guide us through these four practices and lead us to our true home which is the constant or frequent dwelling in these four divine states of mind.

 

In addition, Visu will introduce some Vipassana meditation so that our practice will be holistic and complete. Vipassana is the application of mindfulness to observe our body and mind in order to see their true nature or things as they are.

 

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Visu's teaching schedule 2016

 

March 12 to 19 (eight days): Metta and Vipassana Retreat at Santarama Buddhist Hermitage, Balik Pulau, Penang; email Chuen Tick at chuentick@gmail.com.

 

April 14 to 28: Evening meditation sessions at Kuching Buddhist Society, Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia. Email Tay at chungangster@yahoo.com.sg.

 

May 20, 21: Meditation workshop at Hochgrat Klinik, Wolfsried, Germany.

 

June 10, 11: Meditation workshop at Adula Klinik, Oberstdorf, Germany.

 

July 1 to 10 (ten days): Metta and Vipassana Retreat, Mala Skala, Czech Republic, (email Julie Honysova at julhonysova@volny.cz.) (Language: English with translation into Czech)

 

July 29 to Aug 6 (nine days): Metta Retreat, Passaddhi Meditation Centre (www.passaddhi.com), Ireland.

Aug 6 to 14 (nine days): Vipassana Retreat, Passaddhi Meditation Centre (www.passaddhi.com), Ireland.

 

Sept 9 to 16 (eight days): Four Divine Abidings (Brahma-viharas): Lovingkindness (Metta), Compassion (Karuna), Appreciative Joy (Mudita), Equanimity (Upekkha) and Vipassana (Insight) meditation retreat; Pauenhof Meditation Centre (www.pauenhof.de, contact orga@pauenhof.de), Sonsbeck Hamb, Germany. (Language: English with translation into German)

 

Sept 16 to Sept 18: Metta and Vipassana weekend in Nijmegen, Netherlands, (email Robbert Thijssen at Robbert@vipassananijmegen.nl).

 

Oct 1, 2: Metta and Vipassana weekend retreat in Ulm, Germany. Email Siggi at ungewitter@t-online.de.

 

Oct 14 to 16: Retreat in Stein, Allgaeu, Germany

 

Oct 21, 22: Meditation workshop at Adula Klinik, Oberstdorf, Germany.

 

Oct 30: Metta workshop at Yoga-Zentrum, Penzberg, Germany, email Ursula Henn at henn-ursula@web.de. (Language: English with translation into German)

 

Nov 4, 5: Meditation workshop at Hochgrat Klinik, Wolfsried, Germany.

 

Nov 19, 20: Metta und Vipassana weekend in Immenstadt, Yoga-Zentrum StubbS, Germany, email Andrea Dietsche at Andrea.Dietsche@gmx.de. (Language: English with translation into German)

 

Dec 10 to 18 (nine days): Metta and Vipassana Retreat at Fa Hong monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong (email Peta McAuley at pmca.netvigator.com).

 

Dec 24 to 30 (seven days): Metta and Vipassana Retreat at Fa Hong monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong (email Jessica at jessicamui@yahoo.com).

 

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Visu's teaching schedule 2015

 

Feb 14 to 21 (eight days): Metta and Vipassana Retreat at Fa Hong monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong (email Peta McAuley at pmca.netvigator.com).

 

April 11 & 12: Metta meditation workshop at Shah Alam Buddhist Society, Selangor, Malaysia (email Kevin Ooi at guanchoo@gmail.com.)

 

May 22, 23: Meditation workshop at Hochgrat Klinik, Stiefenhofen, Germany.

 

June 3 to 7 (five days): Four Divine Abidings (Brahma-Viharas): Lovingkindness (Metta), Compassion (Karuna), Appreciative Joy (Mudita), Equanimity (Upekkha) and Vipassana (Insight) meditation retreat; Pauenhof Meditation Centre (www.pauenhof.de, contact orga@pauenhof.de), Sonsbeck Hamb, Germany. (Language: English with translation into German)

 

June 13 to 30 (18 days): Four Divine Abidings (Brahma-Viharas): Lovingkindness (Metta), Compassion (Karuna), Appreciative Joy (Mudita), Equanimity (Upekkha) and Vipassana (Insight) meditation retreat; Javorie Meditation Centre http://www.javorie.com/, Stara Huta, Slovakia. (English with translation into Slovak)

 

July 11: Meditation workshop in Miesbach for private Yoga Grou p

 

July 17, 18: Meditation workshop at Adula Klinik, Oberstdorf, Germany.

 

July 24 to Aug 1 (nine days): Metta Retreat, Passaddhi Meditation Centre (www.passaddhi.com), Ireland.

 

Aug 1 to 9 (nine days): Vipassana Retreat, Passaddhi Meditation Centre (www.passaddhi.com), Ireland.

 

Aug 14 to Aug23 (ten days): Metta and Vipassana Retreat, Mala Skala, Czech Republic, (email Julie Honysova at julhonysova@volny.cz.) (Language: English with translation into Czech)

 

Aug 28 to Aug 30: Metta and Vipassana weekend in Litomerice, Czech Republic. (email Julie Honysova at julhonysova@volny.cz.) (Language: English with translation into Czech)

 

Sept 12 and 13: Metta und Vipassana weekend in Immenstadt, Yoga-Zentrum StubbS, email Andrea Dietsche at Andrea.Dietsche@gmx.de. (Language: English with translation into German)

 

Sept 25 to Sept 27: Metta and Vipassana weekend in Nijmegen, Netherlands, (email Robbert Thijssen at Robbert@vipassananijmegen.nl).

 

Sept 28 to Oct 4 (seven days): Four Divine Abidings (Brahma-Viharas): Lovingkindness (Metta), Compassion (Karuna), Appreciative Joy (Mudita), Equanimity (Upekkha) and Vipassana (Insight) meditation retreat at Pauenhof Meditation Centre (www.pauenhof.de, contact orga@pauenhof.de), Sonsbeck Hamb, Germany. (Language: English with translation into German)

 

Oct 10, 11: Metta retreat in Zwolle, Holland

 

Oct 16,17, 18: Retreat in Stein, Allgaeu, Germany

 

Oct 23: Metta and Vipassana workshop, Lehrerfortbildung in Augsburg, Germany.

 

Oct 25: Metta workshop at Yoga-Zentrum Penzberg, Germany (http://www.yoga-penzberg.de/aktuelles.html)

 

Nov 6 and 7: Meditation workshop at Hochgrat Klinik, Stiefenhofen, Germany.

 

November 20 and 21: Meditations-Workshop at Adula Klinik, Oberstdorf (for patients, not for public participation)

 

November 22: Workshop for therapists, staff & friends at Hochgrat Klinik

 

Dec 4 to 11 (eight days): Metta and Vipassana Retreat at Fa Hong monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong (email Peta McAuley at pmca.netvigator.com).

 

Dec 12, 13: Retreat in Macau (email: Adelinochan@yahoo.com)

 

Dec 25 to 31 (seven days): Metta and Vipassana Retreat at Fa Hong monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong (email Jessica at jessicamui@yahoo.com)

 

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"By degrees, little by little, moment by moment, let the wise person purify his mind just as the smith blows away the dross of silver." - Buddha, Dhammpada 239

Visu's teaching schedule 2014

 

 

January to March 2014: Resident meditation teacher at House of Inward Journey, Phuah Hin Leong Road, Penang

(http://inwardpathpublisher.blogspot.com)

 

April 18 to 21: Metta retreat at Pauenhof Meditation Centre, Sonsbeck, Germany (website: www.pauenhof.de; email organiser Michael Hellbach at info@pauenhof.de).

 

June 21 & 22: Metta weekend at Lotus Centrum, Prague, Czech Republic (email Julie at julhonysova@volny.cz).

 

June 28 to July 6: Metta and Vipassana retreat at Mala Skala, Czech Republic (email Julie at julhonysova@volny.cz).

 

July 18, 19: Meditation workshop at Hochgrat Klinik, Stiefenhofen, Germany (private – not for public participation).

 

July 25 to Aug 1: Metta retreat at Passaddhi Meditation Centre, Ireland

(www.passaddhi.com).

 

Aug 1 to 10: Vipassana retreat at Passaddhi Meditation Centre, Ireland

(www.passaddhi.com).

 

Aug 22 to 30: Metta and Vipassana retreat at Sati Centre, Stara Huta, Slovakia (www.javorie.com, email Maya at novakova.maya@gmail.com).

 

6. and 7. Sept: Metta und Vipassana weekend in Immenstadt, Yoga-Zentrum StubbS, Andrea Dietsche

 

Sept 27, 28: Metta and Vipassana weekend in Nijmegen, Netherlands, (email Robbert Thijssen at Robbert@vipassananijmegen.nl)

 

Oct 2 to 9: Metta and Vipassana retreat at Pauenhof Meditation Centre,

Sonsbeck, Germany (website: www.pauenhof.de; email Michael Hellbach at info@pauenhof.de).

 

Oct 17, 18: Meditation workshop for patients at Adula Klinik, Oberstdorf, Germany (private – not for public participation).

 

Oct 19: Meditation workshop for therapists, friends and public at Hochgrat Klinik, Wolfsried, Stiefenhofen, Germany (email Barbara at barbara@mind-at-peace.net).

 

Oct 31, Nov 1: Meditation workshop for patients at Hochgrat Klinik, Stifenhofen, Germany (private – not for public participation).

 

Dec 5 to 12: Metta and Vipassana Retreat at Fa Hong monastery, Lantau Island, Hong Kong (email Peta McAuley at pmca.netvigator.com).

 

Dec 20 to 28: Metta and Brahma-vihara (sublime abidings) retreat in Macau, China (email Adelino at adelinochan@yahoo.com).

 

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