Silent vipassana meditation retreat 17-23.7.2020, James and Jane Baraz – Practical Details

Price and donations

The base price is 30 euros.

We feel that financial situation should not prevent anybody from participating, so we are willing to offer the retreat for a reduced price, if needed. If the base price is too high for you, please contact us at and let us know how much you are able to pay. If you would like to help sponsor someone who does not have the financial means to pay the full price, you are welcome to pay more than the base price.

The teachers and organizers do not receive any payment for their services but offer them freely so that as many as possible have the chance to benefit from the teachings regardless of financial situation. This principle of generosity is very central to the teachings of the Buddha and has made it possible to continue the practice of meditation still 2,500 years after his life. The teachers live primarily off of donations. Retreat participants may support the teachers and organizers by donations at the end of the retreat – we ask that you take cash with you for this purpose.

Registration and cancellation policy

You can sign up for the retreat by filling in the registration form. You will get a confirmation email after we have received the form and your registration fee. Pay the fee 30 euros to the following bank account:

Account number: FI84 4108 0010 3769 97
Bank name: Oma Säästöpankki
Bank address: Valtakatu 32, 53100 LAPPEENRANTA, Finland
Swift code: ITELFIHH
Name of bank account holder: Nirodha ry
Address of the account holder: Vetehisenkuja 3, 00530 Helsinki
Type of account: business account

Reference number: 3020074 (It is important to use this reference number in the payment!)

NOTE! Send a Screenshot of your participation fee on the receipt so that the place can be reserved before the start of the retreat.

In case of cancellation, please inform us as soon as possible so that we can give your place to the next person on the waiting list. The registration fee is not refundable and cannot be transferred to another retreat, but if the cancellation takes place before 23.6.2020, we will return rest of the fee. If the cancellation takes place after this date, we will return the rest of the fee only if we can find another participant to fill the empty place.

Schedule for Nirodha’s Insight Meditation Retreat

17-23 July 2020

Bolded sessions: All are encouraged to attend!

Non-bolded sessions: Optional

All times shown are Finnish summer time (GMT+3)

Schedule for opening day (Friday July 17)

17:30 Manager’s talk

19:00    Retreat opening / teachers

Daily Schedule (Saturday July 18 – Wednesday July 22) 

07:30 Sit with instructions

08:15 Questions & answers

Sitting and walking meditation sessions + group and individual meetings (details to be announced later)

14:00 Guided meditation

14:45 Walking meditation

Sitting and walking meditation sessions + group and individual meetings (details to be announced later)

20:30 Dharma talk

21:30 Walking meditation

22:00 Sit and close

22:30 Good night

Schedule for closing day (Thursday July 23)

07:30    Retreat closing / teachers & managers

09:30 Retreat ends


If you have anything to ask, please contact us at We wish everyone a rewarding and meaningful retreat!

Patrick Vena (+358 50 5309786)
Nella Kautiala (+358 50 531 8228) registrations