January 12, 2020 – Serenity and Insight in Clare, Ireland

Event Start Date:
12th January 2020
Event End Date:
12th January 2020
Event Venue:

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Ireland – Sixmilebridge

Serenity and Insight

Organised by Sunyata Buddhist Centre

No fee – by donation Dana

For retreat enquiries and bookings: retreats@sunyatacentre.org

Sunday, January 12th, 2020

Sunyata Buddhist Centre,
County Clare, V95 EP80


A day long retreat with Vince Cullen


SIXMILEBRIDGE : Sunday, January 12, 2020, at the Sunyata Buddhist Centre, near Sixmilebridge, County Clare, Ireland (10:00 – 17:00)

Pre-registration is required for this event.

Pre-registration is required at this event.
Bookings for this retreat are managed by Sunyata Buddhist Centre.

This retreat is offered freely by Vince Cullen and Sunyata Buddhist Centre.

Please ‘remember-to-remember‘ that a donation (dana) to support the teacher and the centre will be gratefully accepted.

Vince will not be paid to teach this retreat. He offers the teachings freely on a donation (dana) basis as has been the tradition for the last 2,600-years. You are invited to bring along a donation on the day or to donate online at any time.


09:30 am : Open doors for registration : Tea and coffee available.

10:00 am : Serenity : A Foundational Practice
• Sitting Practice
• Walking Practice

11:30 am Friendliness as a Factor of Serenity
• Walking Practice
• Sitting Practice

1:00 pm : Lunch

2.00 pm : The Power of Insight
• Walking Practice
• Sitting Practice

3:30 pm : Break/refreshments

4:00 pm : Obstacles to Serenity & Insight
• Sitting Practice
• Questions, answers and comments

5:00pm : Retreat ends

All things are temporary, transient and impermanent – therefore the timetable is likely to change – please do not be alarmed!

Everyone on the traditional ‘Buddhist’ path is struggling with three fires… the fire of cravings, the fire of aversions and the fire of confusions… EVERYONE! The Buddha’s very sound advice to all is that we should try to extinguish these fires, don’t add any more fuel to them; to let them go out and never relight them. Easier said than done!

Everyone on the traditional ‘Buddhist’ path is waking up – or in recovery – from greed, from hatred and from delusion; these are the inherent pre-conditions, biases and distortions of all human beings. For some individuals these factors manifest in our lives – to a greater or lesser degree – as particular cravings or aversions, or as a sense of unwholeness and disquiet; and always these mind-states are accompanied by an awful lot of confusion!

Serenity and Insight – a Journey without Destination” is a day-long retreat exploring some Buddhist principles and practices for being present in everyday life.

This retreat will be a day of talks, sitting practice and (weather permitting) walking practice devoted to cultivating ‘serenity and insight’ even in the midst of the difficult. We will practice some silent meditation; and some ‘Heart’ practices.

“There are to be seen beings who can admit freedom from suffering from bodily disease for one year, for two years, for three, four,​ five, ten, twenty; who can admit freedom from bodily disease for even a hundred years.

But, those beings are hard to find in the world who can admit freedom from mental disease even for one moment…” 

~ Buddha (Anguttara Nikāya Volume 2 – vii (157) Disease.)

Free PDF download – The Forgiveness Workbook

The charge, if any, for the day goes towards covering actual retreat costs and the teacher’s expenses.  Vince does not get paid to offer these teachings (see Dana below).

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