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Report: May 2010 weekend meditation retreat — 5 Comments

  1. Nice digs! Can you please let me know when the next retreat will be taking place? Bup and I would love to join you.

  2. It’s a long way to come for a weekend Tristan … but I intend to do one of these retreats every two months at least. Venues will alternate between luxury, semi-luxury and basic but intensive.

  3. Thank you for organizing a great retreat.

    May I ask next time that the A/C be turned down a bit so it won’t get so cold for me as to lose concentration. At one point after walking meditation session it started to get so cold I had to retreat to my room as I couldn’t afford to take sick leave from work any more. Granted the hottest season was barely over, but we were after all at beach resort and I saw some people wearing jacket in the room and one person who couldn’t stop sneezing while having lunch. I also had problem hearing not only because the teacher was soft-spoken but because of the A/C running at full blast and poor room acoustic in such a plain, shelf-less room. Same with Ariyasom Monday meditation session. I choose to sit in the back of the room so I won’t get the full blow of the A/C but because it seems to be always running at full blast I have problem hearing you. Otherwise the room was spacious, cozy and clean and food was great. Not to mention very quiet, serene setting.

    • Well, Jennifer took control of the AC … There are usually hot and cold spots – where I was sitting was very hot. Sometimes it’s a case of moving around to find the right place. Personally I don’t like strong air-con, but everyone is different. In the morning I suggested we turn it off and open the windows, but was out-voted as most people wanted the air-con. Next time I will set it to 28 degrees, medium fan and swing motion. for the walking there was a whole room next to the bigger condo room that was unused for walking – I mentioned it a couple of times, but noone went in there. There are enough rooms in the condo next time that we can have hifgh air, low air and outside for people to choose from.

      • In the evening talk on the 2nd day I went all the way back to the room outside the door but then I could hardly hear Ajahn Pannyavaro. I guess I didn’t even have to be in the room during self-practice session but I seem to have missed a lot of talk/teaching from 2nd day noon onward. I would imagine everybody would complain at 28C so I suppose you can set it a bit cooler but how about turning the fan at low during the talk/teaching so people who found warm spot wouldn’t have hard time hearing.