The retreat below is with a respected Burmese Master, and will be in English, with Thai translation. (send your e-mail via the contact page if you want the details in Thai language)
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Vipassana Course Information
Date: Tuesday May 10th – Sunday July 3rd 2011
Place: Sorn Tawee Meditation Center, Chacheangsao Province, Thailand
Address (In English): 80 Moo. 3, Tumbom Samedneur, Aumpur Bangkla,
Chacheangsao Province, Thailand, Tel. +6638-848-294, +6684-351-5900
Address (In Thai): 80 หมู 3 ตําบลเสม็ดเหนือ อําเภอบางคลา จังหวัดฉะเชิงเทรา
Teacher: Sayadaw U Zatila (from Myanmar)
Method of practicing: Satipattana, Observation of rising and falling of the abdomen
Attendee: Limit to 35 – 40 yogis. Priority will be first given to yogis who will continuously
practice at least 25 days. Registration will close once the available space is full.
Precepts: 8 precepts for laymen
Food: Serving breakfast and lunch. Evening juice will be provided in the evening
One person/ one kuti (or room), No A/C, No water heater in the bathroom
The center will provide small and hard pillow & very thin and hard mattress. Recommend
to bring your own pillow, mattress and light blanket if yogis prefer more comfort.
Meditation hall for practicing
Fee: Free (The course runs by donation)
Register before May 8th: Email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call +6681-918-6939 (Mariryn)
Register after May 8th: Email to email@example.com or call +6681-830-4682 (Supaporn)
In the email, please state your name, address, mobile phone number, gender, duration of
stay and your meditation practice background
04:00 Wake up bell
04:30 to 05:00 Walking Meditation
05:00 to 06:00 Sitting Meditation
06:00 to 07:30 Breakfast
07:30 to 08:30 Sitting Meditation
08.30 to 09.30 Walking Meditation
09.30 to 10.30 Sitting Meditation
10.30 to 13.00 Lunch + Bathing or Practice
13.00 to 14.00 Sitting Meditation
14.00 to 15.00 Walking Meditation
15.00 to 16.00 Sitting Meditation
16.00 to 18.00 Bathing or Practice/ Evening Juice
18.00 to 19.00 Sitting Meditation or Dhamma Talk
19.00 to 20.00 Walking Meditation
20.00 to 21.00 Sitting Meditation
21.00 to 21.15 Metta Chanting
21.00 to 23.00 Optional Practice
**** All yogīs will have an interview with Sayadaw once every other day, except on Uposatha day.
Meditation Teacher Biography:
Birth and Ordination
U Zatila was born on August 29, 1965 to the parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Tun Nyaing in upper Burma. He was ordained as a novice monk at
the age of nine ( 1974 ) in his native village, and as a full-fledged
monk at twenty ( 1986 ) under the guidance of his preceptor,
Venerable Sumangala ( ti-pitaka-dhara, a holder of the whole Pali text) in Yangon, Burma.
He studied basic monastic education at his village monastery for seven years ( 1974-1983), and
higher education at Maha Gandayon Buddhist Institue Yangon for five years (1983-1988), and at
Aung-min-ga-lar Buddihist Institue Yangon for seven years (1988-1995)
Practice and Profession
In 1996 he practiced insight meditation intensively until satisfactory level at Panditarama
Meditation Center of worldwide repute about forty miles north of Yangon, Myanmar. After his
retreat he was appointed as an assistant meditation teacher at that very center for five years (1997-
2001). And then, he was assigned to teach meditation for three and half years (2002-2005) at
Tathagata Meditation Center, 1215 Lucretia Avenue, San Jose, CA 95122, USA.
From 2005 – 2008, he played an active role in teaching and administration at Panditarama Forest
Meditation Center, Myanmar.
Since 2008, Venerable Ashin U Zatila has been serving as the Abbott of the Kyunpin Monastery
and Meditation Center, Myanmar.
Basic Guideline for Yogis:
For Intensive Vipassanā Meditation: Lay meditators must carefully observe the eight
Consuming alcohol and drugs, smoking, and chewing of betel are not allowed.
Monks are expected to strictly observe their monastic code of discipline.
Meditators observe Noble Silence.
Talking is a great hindrance to progress in mindfulness meditation.
Meditators should stay alone and refrain from unnecessary speech.
Please keep reading and writing to an absolute minimum.
Socializing is strongly discouraged.
All unfinished personal, family and business matters should be taken care of prior to the
intensive meditation retreat so that they do not interfere with one’s meditation.
Communication with the outside world through telephone and e-mail should be kept to an