mind centre retreats

The Thanyapura Mind Centre is dedicated to being a leader in bringing ancient contemplative practices together with rigorous modern scientific methods with our Mind Centre Retreats.

In conjunction with this effort, the Mind Centre has partnered with several major universities and institutes in conducting research programs on location at Thanyapura Phuket, surrounded by the landscaped gardens of the estate and the rainforested mountains of the Khao Phra Thaew national park.

2015 MIND CENTRE RETREATS

In our modern times, we often suffer from stress, anxiety and fatigue. In order to restore a healthy physical and mental balance, scientific studies have shown that the practice of mindfulness meditation has the incredible ability to reduce and alleviate many symptoms. This can bring us greater balance, clarity and peace. When we correctly practice mindfulness, we rest our awareness in our body and mind, without trying to alter or manipulate the experience. The task is to observe our ever-changing nature during the mind centre retreats.

During the Mind Centre Retreats, we will have the luxury of withdrawing from our busy lives to a quiet and secluded place, providing the precious opportunity to develop and cultivate our innate inner resources. Andrea Capellari will lead participants on an exploration of the theory and practice of mindfulness: an elemental and spontaneous openness to experience; quietly developing a clear, non-judgmental awareness, observing the flow of experience of our inner and outer worlds. Andrea will lead all the sessions in order to totally support the meditative practice of participants.

The 7-day Mind Centre Retreats will take place in the beautiful and serene environment of the Thanyapura Sports Hotel Garden Wing – a place specifically designed to facilitate the cultivation of attention and contemplation. Please note that the retreat will be silent.

Retreat Dates

July  13 -19th
Sept 14 -20th
Nov     9-15th

In examining the necessary elements for a happy and successful life, two of the most important to develop are our attention balance and emotional balance. Due to restlessness, dullness and continuous inner rumination, we are frequently unable to maintain the focus of our attention, thus preventing us from achieving optimal performance in our lives. Clearly, if we were to strengthen our faculty of attention, our lives would improve dramatically.

During this retreat, Andrea Capellari will lead participants on an exploration of the theory and practice behind a range of techniques for developing attention balance. This exploration will include the practice of mindfulness of breathing, an effective approach to calming the body and mind, as well as more advanced techniques such as mindfulness of the mind itself. The contemplative practice will consist of alternative sessions of sitting and walking meditation (cankama: steady walking). The two techniques complement each other helping to keep the meditation practice in balance so that the mind settles at a point of stillness, calmness and clarity and becomes aware of both the inner world and the outer world in equal balance and that also brings the meditative experience into our activity.

The 7-day retreat will take place in the beautiful and serene environment of the Thanyapura Sports Hotel Garden Wing and Teaching Hall, a place specifically designed to facilitate the cultivation of attention and contemplation. Please note that the retreat will be silent, and we respectfully ask that the use of phones and email be avoided if possible. This decision will be left to the discretion of the attendee.

Retreat Dates

July  6 -13th
Sept 7 -13th
Nov     2-8th

Mind Centre Retreats Prices

 1 Person 2 Person
 Sports Hotel Pool Wing – Suite 52,800 THB 75,600 THB
Sports Hotel Pool Wing – Superior 43,800 THB 66,600 THB
Sports Hotel Garden Wing – Standard 34,800 THB 57,800 THB

Recent Mind Centre Retreats and programmes at the centre have been led by internationally recognized teachers, including:

B. Alan Wallace
Robert Thurman
Matthieu Ricard
Paul Ekman
Roshi Joan Halifax
The Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi

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Thanyapura Mind Centre, Phuket Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 76 336 000
Email: reservations@thanyapura.com

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