Meditation at Wat Khao Santi - Khao Takiab - Hua Hin - Thailand

Mindfulness, Concentration-, Vipassana (Insight)-, Loving Kindness Meditation

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I) - Introduction to Buddhism and to Buddhist Meditation - regular course

10 days, once a week (Wednesdays), approx. 3.25 hrs each day, from 8:30 – 11:45
at Wat Khao Santi, Khao Takiab, Hua Hin

The next regular course will start in October 2017.

The exact date will be announced by mid September 2017.


Daily schedule We usually start the class with a talk about Bud­dhism (approx. 50 min). After the talk we change the posture from sitting to walk­ing, en­gag­ing in 30 min of walk­ing med­i­ta­tion.

The monastery bell will then call us back to the med­i­ta­tion hall where in­struc­tions on dif­fer­ent forms of med­ita­tion are given (20 min). Some topics are listed below. The med­ita­tion in­struc­tions are fol­lowed by 30 min of sit­ting med­ita­tion.

After the medita­tion session the abbot or a senior monk will be avail­able for a dis­cus­sion relat­ed to the talks and in­struc­tions given before. We will end the day with chant­ing. Chant­ing is a cer­tain way of re­cit­ing some of the Buddha's teach­ings in a melodious way. It calms the mind and helps to re­mem­ber some es­sen­tials of Bud­dhism.
40-50 min Talk about Bud­dhism
30 min Walk­ing med­i­ta­tion
20 min Med­i­ta­tion in­struc­tion
30 min Sitting med­i­ta­tion
  5 min Short break
60 min Q & A, chant­ing


Topics

Day
Date
Talks about Buddhism Medi­tation in­struc­tion
Day 1
Welcoming talk of the abbot, Orientation talk (purpose of the course) Medi­tation postures incl. walking medi­tation;
Basic medi­tation in­struc­tion
Day 2
His­tor­ical overview, dif­fer­ent schools of Buddhism
Basics (I) (3 char­ac­ter­is­tics of life, Karma, Rebirth, Nirvana,...)
Four Foun­dations of Mind­fulness
Ana­pana­sati (I) - Steps 1 & 2
Day 3
Why meditate? Four Foun­dations of Mind­fulness
Ana­pana­sati (II) - Steps 3 & 4
Day 4
Basics (II) (Dhamma,
Precepts, Five Ag­gre­gates,...)
Four Foun­dations of Mind­fulness
Bodily sensations
Day 5
1st Noble Truth Four Foun­dations of Mind­fulness
Mind­fulness in dif­fer­ent activities
Day 6
2nd Noble Truth
(De­pend­ent Origination)
Insight medi­tation
Ana­pana­sati (III) - Step 13
Day 7
3rd & 4th Noble Truths
(The Noble Eight­fold Path)
Loving kind­ness medi­tation
Day 8
Medi­tation in daily life How to deal with obstacles?
Day 9
Brief summary of medi­tation in­struc­tions, all day medi­tation
(9:00 – 12:00) and longer if you like
Day 10
Farewell of the abbot,
Discussion
No medi­tation in­struc­tion


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II) - Introduction to Buddhism and to Buddhist Meditation - short course

One week from Monday to Friday, approx. 4 hrs each day, from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
at Wat Khao Santi, Khao Takiab, Hua Hin

The next short course will start in December 2017.

The exact date will be announced by mid September 2017.


Daily schedule - short course


The short course allows people with less time to participate and offers more time to practise formal walking and sitting meditation at the monastery.

The talks and meditation instructions given are ex­cerpts from those listed in the "Topics" - table above.

We end the class with a Question & Answer session relat­ed to the talks and in­struc­tions given before.
The abbot of Wat Khao Santi may be available for the final session.
08:00 - 09:00 a.m. Talk about Bud­dhism
09:00 - 09:30 a.m. Walk­ing med­i­ta­tion
09:30 - 10:00 a.m. Med­i­ta­tion in­struc­tion
10:00 - 10:30 a.m. Sitting med­i­ta­tion
10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Walk­ing med­i­ta­tion
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Sitting med­i­ta­tion
11:30 - 12:00 noon Question & Answer


Some of the talks and meditation instructions can be downloaded free of charge

at:       http://www.khunreinhard.com

The chanting book used during our course can be downloaded free of charge as pdf-file (14 A4 pages)

at:       Chanting Book.pdf (421 kB)