- Meditation Retreat
Wat Greensboro, North Carolina
First Dec 18-26, 2004
Second Dec 26-Jan 1, 2005
A Meditation Retreat for all levels of practice led by Phra Achan
Sponsored by Wat Greensboro
"Bringing Deep Joy and Happiness into Daily Life"
WHERE: Greensboro Wat, Greensboro, NC 2715 Liberty Rd.,
Greensboro, NC 27406 (Call 704-996-6252 for information about the
WHEN: Dec 18 Beginning Saturday at 9:00 AM, ending 2:00 PM Sunday
Dec 26. (Pre-registration starts Friday Dec 17)
SECOND SESSION: Dec 26 to Jan 1 Beginning Sunday at 9:00 AM, ending
2:00 PM Sunday Jan 1 (pre-registration starts Saturday Dec 25)
Students are allowed to do both sessions.
COST: The retreat is free. No one will be turned away. A Dana is
being asked to help cover the cost of food cooking, and travel
expenses for the teacher.
Phra Achan Dhammarato has lived in South East Asia and India since
1975 studying and practicing Buddhist meditation for over 28 years
with teachers in India, Burma and Thailand. He studied Meditation in
India with several teachers including four years with S. N. Goenka.
He was ordained by Upajaya Kêssa Thero in 1984 near Wat Suan Mokkh
in South Thailand and again by Upajaya Candupamo a few years later.
There he studied with Ton Achan Bhikkhû Buddhâdâsâ for five years,
teaching and leading retreats for Westerners and visitors at
International Meditation retreat center close to Wat Suan Mokkh.
Living now in North Carolina, he stays at the various Buddhist
Monasteries in Charlotte, High Point and Greensboro. Phra Achan has
many students of meditation and teaches dhammâ and Vipassanâ
meditation on a regular basis. He has a Masters degree from
University of Oklahoma, PhD in Clinical Psychology from Kennedy
University and has been combining spiritual practice and Clinical
Psychology for 28 years to form a Clinical Buddholigy.
The retreat session is 7 days long. (4 days minimum period
The retreat covers the basics and in depth particulars of
the anapanasati meditation.
The retreat will be held in noble silence observing 8
Participants will be asked to wear white and keep the
The retreat offers optional temporary ordination to wear the
robes and offers a unique experience. It is supported by the Sangha
of the area.
Each student meets daily with the teacher during the
Dhammâ talks may be open to the public in the evenings. TBA
Housing and meals will be supplied.
WHAT TO BRING: We will be sleeping at two houses and can have about
30 students. You are asked to bring a sleeping bag to make up your
bed. Please bring a towel and toiletries.
REGISTRATION: by email to Dhammarato@... with Subject line
Register Greensboro for registration or call 704-996-6252 For
information about Wat Greensboro or directions, call 704-996-6252
Phra Achan Dhammarato.