This 3-day seminar will allow you to:
This is the Triple Gem Residential Meditation Retreat for the summer.
Thursday, August 1st to Sunday, August 4th.
The seminar begins at 6 pm on Thursday and ends at 3 pm on Sunday.
Metta Meditation Center
3864 420th Avenue
Janesville, MN 56048
This retreat abides by the spirit of Dana, The Practice of Giving.
Suggested donation for 3-day retreat, meals, and a private room $280.
Donation for 3-day retreat, meals, sharing a room $240. (Rooms can be shared by people of the same gender or own family member.)
This donation covers expenses for lodgings, food, travel expenses for guest instructors and the use of the Center. This donation does not include any donation for the teachers which can be provided with your initial donation, or at any time during the retreat. Checks, cash, or credit cards are accepted.
Scholarships for this retreat may be available contact Bhante Sathi for more information.
Often people double their donation to cover the cost of scholarships for people who want to attend the retreat but cannot afford the cost.
Please be generous in your support and include a gift for the monks and supporting the Center.
All donations are tax-deductible.
Please register before July 15, 2019.
The seminar is limited to 40 people.
A complete breakfast and lunch will be provided with lighter options in the evening. All meals are vegan. You are welcome to bring any snacks to share although refrigeration space is limited.
If for any medical reason you need to take meals, you may bring your own food items in a container with your name clearly marked on it.
Special meal requirements can be noted on the registration form.
You will be assigned a room when register. The accommodations are not luxurious, but quite adequate for the purpose of the retreat. There is a scenic view of the lake and the meditation hall is quiet and spacious. There are separate quarters for male and female participants. Most rooms have two beds so you may have a roommate.
If you have any preference for a roommate or prefer a single room, please let us know in advance.
Please bring either a sleeping bag or bed linens. If you have a favorite pillow, bring it along.
Rooms and meeting areas are accessible although the dining area and kitchen are on the second floor. Accommodations can be made for meals. Please let us know in advance if you have special needs.
Retreat participants are strongly encouraged to attend the entire retreat. Any exceptions to this are only made by the teacher with special permission granted.
We believe these teachings are extremely valuable, thus assigning a value to these teachings is an impossible task. You can extend your generosity by:
5:00 pm Check in
5:30 pm Snack and Tea
6:30 pm Instruction by a teacher/ Meditation
7:30 pm Commitment (Observing Precepts)
8:00 pm Guided discussion
9:30 pm End of Day
Each full day of the retreat
6:00 am Mindful stretch (Buddhist Yoga)
7:00 am Group Meditation
7:30 am Breakfast and Cleaning
8:30 am Walking Meditation
9:00 am Teaching
10:00 am Group Meditation (Walking/Sitting)
12:00 am Lunch
1:00 pm Personal Time
2:00 pm Teaching Q&A
3:00 pm Group Meditation (Walking /Sitting/ Interviews)
4:00 pm Yoga
5:00 pm self Investigation
6:00 pm Tea and Snack
7:00 pm Group Meditation
7:30 pm Dhamma Talk (Insight into Buddha's teachings)
8:15 pm Guided discussion
9:30 pm End of the day
Sunday After Lunch
2:00 pm Teachings
3:00 pm End
Sathi was ordained at age 19 in the Theravada tradition in his native country of Sri Lanka. He became Bhikku (an ordained monk) and practiced as a monk for several years, and counseled many people from many walks of life using Buddhist teachings.
In 2003 he made Minnesota his home where, with the support of friends, as a meditation teacher, he founded Triple Gem of the North in Mankato.
He shares Mindfulness and meditation techniques, Metta practices, and Buddha's teachings across the USA as well as being invited as a guest teacher for retreats around the world including Singapore, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.