16th Special 60 Day Retreat_2014-2015

A scenic view of Panditarama Forest Center

A scenic view of Panditarama Forest Meditation Center

The Most Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita (Ovādacariya Sayādaw U Paṇḍitābhivaṃsa) of Myanmar is one of the foremost living masters of Vipassana meditation. Each year he conducts a 60 day intensive Vipassana meditation retreat at the Panditarama Forest Meditation center. He had been diligently conducting this retreat for many years. We are pleased to present the recordings of the 16th Special Retreat conducted from 1 December 2014 to 31 January 2015.

These Dhamma talks conducted in Burmese are translated into English by Sayalay Ma Vajirani. The Dhamma talks of this retreat are very useful to serious Yogis who wish to learn the Path from the beginning.  The focus of the retreat is the development of Satipatthana.

The retreat is quite intensive as Yogis have to practice for 18 hours each day. 

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  1. 01. Day-1 Opening ceremony
  2. 02. Day-2 Sila (Morality)
  3. 03. Day-3 Hiri and Ottappa (Moral shame and fear)
  4. 04. Day-4 How Dana (Giving) brings happiness
  5. 05. Day-5 The Four Guardian Meditations (Buddhanussati, or Dhammanussati)
  6. 06. Day-6 The Four Guardian Meditations (Metta)
  7. 07. Day-7 The Four Guardian Meditations (Asubha and Maranassati)
  8. 08. Day-8 Summary of How to Practice
  9. 09. Day-9 The Head, Ignorance and Cutting it Off.
  10. 10. Day-10 How to Practice.
  11. 11. Day-11 How to Practice – The Yogi’s Responsibility
  12. 12. Day-12 A talk to Encourage the Yogis (Five Factors a Yogi Needs to realize Special Dhamma)
  13. 13. Day-13 The Importance of Developing Concentration.
  14. 14. Day-14 Developing the Bhavana Mind – the yogi’s responsibility.
  15. 15. Day-15 How the Eightfold Path arises in the Practice
  16. 16. Day-16 Negligence and Heedfulness (Pamada and Appamada)
  17. 17. Day-17 Recapture on How to Practice.
  18. 18. Day-18 The Special Taste of the Dhamma.
  19. 19. Day-19 The Five Factors a Yogi needs to realize Special Dhamma (2)
  20. 20. Day-20 Practice of Satipatthana.
  21. 21. Day-21 Nine Factors for sharpening the Ruling Faculties
  22. 22. Day-22 Talk in English by TMC
  23. 23. Day-23 Nine Factors continued Factors 1 2 and 3 (Sayadaw U Nanujjotabhivamsa)
  24. 24. Day-24 Nine Factors for Sharpening the Ruling Faculties the Power of Faith
  25. 25. Day-25 Qualities of a Good Friend about Samadhi
  26. 26. Day-26 Samadhi continued.
  27. 27. Day-27 Sambodhi.
  28. 28. Day-28 Sambojjhanga.
  29. 29. Day-29 Meaning of Sambojjhanga
  30. 30. Day-30 Sati Sambojjhanga.
  31. 31. Day-31 The Essence of Anupassana.
  32. 32. Day-32 Balancing the Mind.
  33. 33. Day-33 Bilin Sayadaw Pamada and Appamada
  34. 34. Day-34 Sati Sambojjhanga and Dhamma Vicaya Sambojjhanga
  35. 35. Day-35 Viriya Sambojjhanga
  36. 36. Day-36 Viriya Sambojjhanga and Piti Sambojjhanga
  37. 37. Day-37 Passaddhi Sambojjhanga Samadhi Sambojjhanga
  38. 38. Day-38 Viriya, Piti and Passaddhi Sambojjhanga (recap)
  39. 39. Day-39 Samadhi Sambojjhanga.
  40. 40. Day-40 Upekkha Sambojjhanga.
  41. 41. Day-41 Upekkha Sambojjhanga
  42. 42. Day-42 How the Bojjhanga arise.
  43. 43. Day-43 Nine Factors for Sharpening the Ruling Faculties Disregard for Life and Limb.
  44. 44. Day-44 Nine Factors, conclusion – Gaining the Upper Hand over Discomfort, Not Stopping in the Mid
  45. 45. Day-45 The Eight Factors of the Path.
  46. 46. Day-46 The Virtues of the Path Ariya.
  47. 47. Day-47 The Virtues of the Path Samma Dukkhakhayagami.
  48. 48. Day-48 The Virtues of the Path Samma Dukkhakhayagami (2)
  49. 49. Day-49 How the Cycles Revolve and How they are cut off.
  50. 50. Day-50 Benefits of Realizing Sotapanna Ariya Path.
  51. Day-51 Benefits of Realizing Sotapanna Ariya Path(2).
  52. 52. Day-52 Making the Life Profitable.
  53. 53. Day-53 The Closing Ceremony.
  54. 54. The experiences of a Female Yogi.
  55. 55. The experiences of a Male Yogi.

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