Tuesday, December 04, 2007

My Fourth time retreat at Wat Pa Nanachart

In the evening of this Friday, I will have a retreat at Wat Pananachart (http://www.watpananachat.org/). I intend to stay there for 4-5 days, depending on my work left.
Many people including my mom and my sister asked me that why do I like to go there as it's very far from Bangkok. It also costs me some money and time -it takes 8 hours to stay on the bus with more than 500 Bath for the busfare. I cant really tell them exactly why - I just know that I like the place a lot.
Ven.Promotre Pamotcho (http://www.wimutti.net/) said that each person has diffedrent personality which is suitable with different ways of meditation and even with different kinds of place. Some like walking meditation, while some prefer sitting. Some likes to contemplate Adubha (the decay of the death), but some loves to consider Vedana (feeling) or the movement of Citta (mind). For the place, some might enjoy meditating in a small stuff place. Some might love to stay in a forest (like me). Therefore, we should observe ourselves which kind of place we like and which meditative method is suitable for us. Then we can progress our meditation practice a lot.
I really wish myself to advance my meditation in this retreat.
I really wish you to get some time for yourself to meditate at least 5-10 minutes a day to calm your mind and wake up from our busy environment.
Best wishes

1 comment:

patcharin said...

I love the forest like you,so i decide to have my first retreat at watpananachat and also my son grandpa&grandma home is in srisaked not too far from there ka. Happy to you.