Open Day at Dhamma Pajjota, Sunday 8 June 2014

On Sunday, June 8th 2014, between 13.30 and 17.00, Dhamma Pajjota will open its doors for the annual Open Day. More information at our website www.pajjota.dhamma.org.
 
Open Days are a chance for old students to bring along family and friends who are interested to know where we all go every year for our Vipassana courses. It is a chance to show the centre at its best, to inform our guests of the work we all do here and to welcome them in the spirit of Ehipassiko, ‘come and see’.
 
Such an event requires organisation and dedication. The communications committee, which will oversee this event, invites all old students to get involved. All skills are warmly welcome; your very presence at the event serves as a signature of the benefits of the technique and the teaching.
 
If you wish to offer any time or support to the Open Day 2014, please contact the centre at info@pajjota.dhamma.org, tel 00 32 (0)89 518 230, or subscribe by clicking on the date in the course schedule on www.pajjota.dhamma.org.
 
Help will also be needed in the kitchen on the day before the event – Saturday, June 7th to prepare cakes and pies as well as during the Open Day itself.
 
With warmest regards and Metta,
 
Communications Committee

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The mind can be wicked, 
the mind can be gentle, 
the mind can be a foe or friend. 
Peace and happiness spread in life 
when the mind becomes pure. 

S.N. Goenka

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To keep the body healthy and strong, we do physical exercises, such as yoga, jogging or walking; otherwise our bodies will become weak and diseased. It is even more necessary to keep our minds healthy and strong; we should not allow them to become weak or diseased. We live in a complex and stressful world. When our minds are not strong, we lose our balance and become miserable. 

Sometimes meditators come to me and say: “I have stopped meditating. What can I do? I am too busy!” This is a feeble excuse. We give food to the body three or four times a day, do we not? We don’t say, “I am such a busy person, I don’t have time for food today.” 

The meditation that we do every morning and evening makes the mind strong. When we forget this, we harm ourselves. Even when we have a very heavy workload, we must do this mental exercise.

S.N. Goenka

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Sit and serve period 21Apr-6May

You are warmly invited to join the upcoming Sit & Serve Period which will start on the 21st of April


There will be jobs for servers with and without specific skills, including:

  • Removing dead trees and trunks
  • Creating flower area and spreading wild flower seeds
  • Maintenance of walking paths
  • Laundry jobs
  • Springcleaning
  • Maintenance of kitchen equipment
  • Painting of the stockroom

Servers who would like to do the cooking during the Sit & Serve period are also very welcome!

Aside from giving service, all participants will jointly meditate three hours a day, there is also the opportunity to listen to a Dhamma discourse in the evening. 

Interested in participating? 

Please apply with a Dhamma servers’ application via the online schedule at http://www.dhamma.org/nl/schedules/schpajjota.htm. You can also apply to serve a part of the Sit & Serve Period.

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