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Meditation Retreat for New Students.

A meditation retreat for Dhammasekhiya students was organised from July 17th ¬ to 27th at the Buddhasurya Vihara, Nagaloka, led by Dh. Vivekratna who was assisted by 2 Dhammacharis. 111 students (65 boys and 49 girls) participated in the retreat. During the course of the retreat the participants were introduced to the two basic meditation practices, the Anapanasati and Metta bhavana as well as walking meditation. They were taught about proper posture, the hindrances in meditation, and how to work on them. They were taught how to keep a meditation dairy and how to benefit from silence. Question and answer sessions took place daily.