Illinois Vipassana Meditation Center open house May 11 in Pecatonica

April 17, 2013

Staff Report

PECATONICA, Ill. — The Illinois Vipassana Meditation Center (Dhamma Pakasa) invites the public to its 10th annual open house, to be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at 10076 Fish Hatchery Road, Pecatonica, Ill. Guests will be offered guided tours, an informational video screening, an opportunity to ask questions of a Vipassana meditation instructor, and plenty of refreshments.

Dhamma Pakasa, founded in 2003, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The center hosts 10-day residential retreats at its 20-acre site just across the street from the Four Lakes Forest Preserve in Pecatonica.

During retreats, participants learn a non-sectarian form of meditation called Vipassana, as taught by S.N. Goenka. Vipassana means “insight” or to see things as they really are. Twenty 10-day retreats are offered throughout the year to nearly 1,000 annual participants. There are no formal charges for courses. Expenses are supported by donations from participating students. Courses fill to capacity and are generally waitlisted for several months in advance.

Visit pakasa.dhamma.org or call (815) 489-0420.

Staff ReportPECATONICA, Ill. — The Illinois Vipassana Meditation Center (Dhamma Pakasa) invites the public to its 10th annual open house, to be held from 1 to 4 p.m., Saturday, May 11, at 10076 Fish Hatchery Road, Pecatonica, Ill. Guests will be offered guided tours, an informational video screening, an opportunity to ask questions of a Vipassana meditation instructor, and plenty of refreshments.Dhamma Pakasa, founded in 2003, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. The center hosts 10-day residential retreats at its 20-acre site just across the street from the Four Lakes Forest Preserve in Pecatonica. During retreats, participants learn a non-sectarian form of meditation called Vipassana, as taught by S.N. Goenka. Vipassana means “insight” or to see things as they really are. Twenty 10-day retreats are offered throughout the year to nearly 1,000 annual participants. There are no formal charges for courses. Expenses are supported by donations from participating students. Courses fill to capacity and are generally waitlisted for several months in advance.Visit pakasa.dhamma.org or call (815) 489-0420.

From the April 17-23, 2013 issue

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