The mind is the cause of all happiness and suffering
To reduce suffering you need mindfullness, every moment.
to Sangha Metta retraites
activities organised by Dhammadipa in Amsterdam
can be found on: www.dhammadipa.nl
Sangha Metta means
network of loving kindness. Sangha Metta organizes the longer retreats
Dhammadipa means island or light of the Dhamma, the
Buddha's teaching. A place of silence in the center of
Amsterdam. A place for training the mind and teaching the heart through
meditation, reflection and studying the teachings of the Buddha.
||A place for people
who want to pratice awareness. A place where in 1986 the Ven.
Mettavihari, monk en vipassana teacher from Thailand, started to teach
meditation. The method of meditation that is taught in Sangha Metta is Vipassana Meditation.
or insight meditation teaches you to look at your experiences with a
clear mind, directly and without prejudice. It leads to an intuitive
understanding of who, what and how you are. Central is developping of
mindfullness or awareness. Awareness without judging, without analysing,
without expectations. It teaches you to see things as they really are.
Relaxation and concentration are important. In a simple way you practise
direct perception. You are beginning to see thoughts and feelings that
perhaps often influence or determine your life. That's how you create
space within yourself. Vipassana meditation teaches you to live here and
now. It is not about having special mystical experiences or getting into
trance. It is not about solving problems or shielding yourself from the
world. Vipassana meditation teaches a way to an inner freedom,
compassion and clear insight in both yourself and the world around
For beginners dhammadipa organises courses in Amsterdam. For more
information please go to: www.dhammadipa.nl
also for other activities organised in Amsterdam
Retreats are longer periods of meditation than a weekend. In a longer
period you have more time to calm the mind and gain insight in what is
present in you. The retreates take place in the inspiring
surroundings of Naarden or Vught. You can phone or e-mail us for more
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