10-Day Retreat

Reference material

10 day retreat program

All readings come from the book “A Mind Without Craving“, available both in PDF for free, and in paperback through amazon 🙂 . Videos are from our course “Freedom of mind“.

 

That is all, have fun with your retreat! 

Book PDF ⇓ 🙂

Day 0 – Introduction and Instructions

Day 0 is both an introduction to the retreat, and a reference to certain concepts that will be used throughout the retreat, both in your meditation sessions as in interviews and dhamma talks 🙂

Content

» Introduction to the program, teacher.

 

» Meditation instructions. Brahmaviharas & 6R’s 

 

» Key concepts: Seven awakening factors, four foundations of mindfulness

Main reading

Further Suttas

No suttas today.

 

We recommend that both advanced and beginners read and watch the meditation instructions, as that will bring the mind into a learning state 🙂

Dhamma talk

Day 1 – Effective Choice and Effective Application

Day 1 deepens the workings of the practice & Eightfold path, creating the mapping for a happier mind. We Choose to incline the mind towards the wholesome, and we Apply ourselves to relax away the unwholesome.

Content

» Effective and efficient use of the 6R process.

 

» How feedback loops can work in our favor.

 

» Responding (i.e using the Eightfold path) versus Reacting.

Main reading

Further Suttas

No additional suttas today!

 

Good work on getting through your first day of 6R’ing 🙂

Dhamma talk

Day 2 – Effective Observation

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Main reading

Further Suttas

SN46.35 – Yonisomanasikāra Sutta (how proper
attention brings about the awakening factors and
destroys the hindrances).


SN46.53 – Aggi Sutta (balancing mind with the
seven factors)

Dhamma talk

Day 3 – Effective Collectedness

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Main reading

Further Suttas

SN46.54 – Mettāsahagata Sutta (brahmavihārās and the four spheres)

Dhamma talk

Day 4 – Effective Vision

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Further Suttas

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Dhamma talk

Day 5 – The Five Aggregates

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Further Suttas

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Dhamma talk

Day 6 – Consciousness and Rebirth

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Main reading

Further Suttas

SN12.39 – Dutiyacetanasutta (intention and
rebirth).


AN3.76 and AN3.77 – Pathambhava Sutta
and Dutiyabhava Sutta (fuel for existence)

Dhamma talk

Day 7 – Kamma and Cessation

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Further Suttas

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Dhamma talk

Day 8 – The Eightfold Path of the Noble Ones

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Further Suttas

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Dhamma talk

Day 9 – The Arahant

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Main reading

Further Suttas

SN28.1 – 9 – Sāriputta Vagga (How An
Arahant Meditates)

Dhamma talk

More to come soon 🙂

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