Online retreat with Greg Scharf and Anne Patrikainen 20.7. – 25.7.2021 – Practical details

Schedule

Schedule for the opening day (Tuesday July 20)

17:00-18:30 Opening session (includes managers’ talk and teachers’ welcome)
19:30-20:30 Refuges&precepts, opening reflections and guided meditation

Daily Schedule (Wednesday July 21 – Saturday July 24)

7:00-8:00 Sitting and meditation instructions
9:30-10:15 Peer-led silent group sitting meditation
11:00-12:00 How to practice on an online retreat (Wed) OR Guided meditation and questions&reflections in Finnish (Thu) OR Small group meeting with Anne in Finnish (Fri & Sat)
14:00-14:30 Peer-led silent group sitting meditation
15:30-16:00 Peer-led silent group sitting meditation
16:30-17:30 Small group meeting with Greg
18:30-19:30 Dharma talk
20:15-21:00 Guided meditation / questions & reflections

Schedule for the closing day (Sunday July 25)

7:00-8:00 Sitting and meditation instructions
9:30-10:15 Peer-led silent group sitting meditation
11:00-12:00 Small group meeting with Anne in Finnish
14:00-14:30 Peer-led silent group sitting meditation
16:30-18:30 Closing session

Bolded sessions: Everyone is encouraged to attend!
Non-bolded sessions: Optional

All times shown are Finnish Summer Time (UTC+3).

Teachings are offered in English unless otherwise specified.

Price and donations

The base price is 30 euros. This covers the practical expenses of the retreat.

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 retriitit2@nirodha.fi 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 teacher 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 teacher lives primarily off donations. Retreat participants may support the teacher and organizers by donations at the end of the retreat.

Registration and cancellation policy

You can sign up for the retreat by filling in the registration form. You will receive an invoice for the retreat fee (30€) by signing up through the registration system. Please sign up by 18.7.2021.

Alternatively, you can pay via PayPal. Make the payment to talous@nirodha.fi. Please add “20.-25.7. retreat with Greg Scharf” in the message field.

In case of cancellation, please inform us as soon as possible. Unfortunately we cannot refund the retreat fee.

Finally

If you have anything to ask, please contact us at retriitit2@nirodha.fi. We wish everyone a rewarding and meaningful retreat!

Warmly,
Marianne (Nella) Kautiala (registrations, +358 50 531 8228)