From Fear to Flow
Ayya Virañani with assistance from Ank Schravendeel
4-10 June 2022
Loving-kindness meditation is a beautiful and deeply transforming practice that allows us to access the heart’s boundless capacity for care, kindness, and compassion.
In this week of intensive loving-kindness practice, Ayya Virañani will bring the traditional teachings of loving-kindness from Burma to the Low Lands. With its emphasis on cultivating open-hearted acceptance, this practice develops our natural ability to deeply connect with tender care towards ourselves, each other, the world as it is, and all beings without exception.
This retreat is suitable for beginners and experienced meditators.
In English (summary translation in Dutch if needed)
Venerable Sister Virañani is a Buddhist nun from the USA (Hawaii).
She is deeply rooted in the Dhamma through the practice, study and transmission of the Dhamma.
She has been meditating since 1979 in the Burmese tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw, the Thai forest tradition and has worked in the Insight Meditation Society in the US.
Sister Virañani was ordained as a buddhist nun in Myanmar in 2006 with Sayadaw U Pandita as her preceptor (teacher), and is currently associated with a renowned meditation center (Chanmyay Myaing of U Indaka Sayadaw), also in Myanmar.
She has years of experience guiding retreats around the world.
She speaks with a lot of compassion and makes the traditional texts accessible with many examples from daily life.
Sister Virañani is skilled in both vipassana and metta meditation.
Together with others she initiated Metta-in-Action, a foundation that supports young nuns in Myanmar.
Ank Schravendeel has been practicing meditation since 1988 and has been guiding retreats since 2007.
She is involved in the Vipassana center in Groningen, a Sangha in Leeuwarden and is a teacher at the Dhamma Deepening Course.
Read more about Ank
Saturday 4 June to Friday 10 June 2022
Arrival on Saturday from 11:00
Ending on Friday at 16:00
4506 HL Cadzand, Nederland
Full board, including 3 vegetarian meals per day.
We stay in single rooms. Unless you come with someone from your own bubble.
We follow government measures.
570 € in single room
460 € in a standard room shared with someone from your own bubble
This contribution covers the costs and not the teachings.
Teachings based on DANA.
Participation and cancellation
You can read the participation and cancellation conditions here.
A few days before the start you will receive an email with practical information and appointments.
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