Ewen Arnold


Ewen Arnold

Ewen first started meditating purposefully when he came to Nilambe more than 20 years ago.  Since then he has done various kinds of meditation including Vipassana retreats in Goenka’s tradition.  He started teaching last year (to Sri Lankan monks!).  Godwin was his first teacher.  Upul has been his teacher since Godwin died. 

Course Introduction

Awakening is the purpose of the Buddha’s teachings. It is the end of all sufferings. Insight meditation cultivates an awareness of the freedom and clarity that is available in each precious moment. These guided retreats will help you to learn about meditation also deepen your practice.

Course Timetable

04.45am                             Wake-up Gong
05:00am - 06.00am            Guided Meditation
06.00am - 06.30am             Tea
06.30am - 07.30am             Mindfulness In Motion (Self practice)
07.30am - 08.00am             Breakfast
08.00am - 09.30am             Working Meditation
09.30am - 11.00am             Guided Meditation (standing/sitting/walking)
11.00am - 11.45am             Talk

12:00pm - 02.00pm             Lunch, Reflection and Rest
02.00pm - 02.30pm             Walking Meditation / One-to-one interviews with the teacher as necessary#
02.30pm - 03.30pm             Group Meditation / One-to-one interviews with the teacher as necessary#         
03.30pm - 04.30pm             Herbal drink / Working Meditation 
04.30pm - 05.30pm             Group Meditation
06.00pm - 06.30pm             Evening Snack

06.30pm – 07.15pm             Chanting,


07.15pm – 07.45pm             Group Meditation


07.45pm – 09.00pm             Discussion / Reading / Talk / Question and Answer session*


* A signing up sheet will be available in the meditation hall.

* A question box will be available in the meditation hall.