Vippasána

Bhante Sujato

Ajahn Sujato (Ajahn Sujato) is an Australian monk. He left his successful musical career in 1994 to ordain in the Thai forest tradition of Ajahn Chah. In addition to many years spent in forest monasteries and remote hermitages in Thailand, he lived for over a year in a cave in Malaysia and served for 3 years at Bodhinyana Monastery (Perth) as secretary of the Ajahna Brahm.

He combined his love of meditation with his study of the Dhamma and published his first book, A Swift Pair of Messengers, in 2001. It is a compilation of passages from the suttas on the theme of stillness and insight. He has since published a number of books. He studies and teaches Buddhist texts from both comparative and historical perspectives.

In 2003, he founded the Santi Forest Monastery. He served there as head abbot until 2012. He is currently based at Bodhinayana Monastery, where he is actively involved in the Sutta Central project. He teaches in Australia and around the world. His teachers have spoken of meditation as follows: the disciple stills the mind, which leads to clarity, which leads to insight, which helps to calm the mind, which stills the mind, which leads to insight, which helps to calm the mind…..These two aspects (calmness and insight) are constantly working together.

In other words, insight revolves around jhana and jhana revolves around insight. This is the true path to nibbāna of which the Perfect One said: “For one who indulges in jhāna, four results can be expected: stream-entry, one return, non-return, or final deliverance” (Pásádika-sutta, Dígha-nikaya).

Courses

Upcoming courses with a teacher

Courses with experienced teachers provide indispensable guidance that is essential for a proper meditation practice. With years of experience, a good teacher can help you overcome obstacles in your meditation and support your efforts.

Meditation course with Bhante Gavesi

Meditation course with Bhante Gavesi

07.06.2024 - 16.06.2024    
All Day
60,00 €
Bhante wishes those meditators to come to his retreat with a sincere heart and a fervent desire to cultivate their mind.
Meditation course with Hannes Huber

Meditation course with Hannes Huber

08.08.2024 - 18.08.2024    
All Day
100,00 €
This is a Vipassana course, with alternating sitting and walking meditations. The course includes personal conversations with the teacher and guided metta meditation (loving kindness), which contributes to an opening of the heart and a kinder approach to oneself and others.
Meditation course with Katarina Biresova and Vaclav Smilauer(Vipassana)

Meditation course with Katarina Biresova and Vaclav Smilauer(Vipassana)

04.11.2024 - 17.11.2024    
All Day
50,00 €
The purpose of the retreat is to direct attention inside. No previous meditation experience is necessary. The course takes place in silence and offline.
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