Visit of the Venerable Antonio Satta

Insight Retreat: the Path of Purification of Vipassana


Each year the Institute is delighted to welcome the venerable Antonio Satta for a vipassana retreat. This meditation retreat is based on the four foundations of awareness and combines vipassana meditation from the theravada tradition with mahayana vipassana.


The daily program consists of alternate sitting and walking meditations. Venerable Antonio offers an approach based on sutra mahamudra to those on retreat. A particular emphasis is placed on vigilance and discipline, which no book can ever teach us. Retreatants are asked to participate in every session and to respect total silence during the entire retreat. The retreat is guided in English with a simultaneous translation into French (merci d’apporter radios FM et casques).


Retreatants are highly advised, where possible, to arrive one or two days before the start of the retreat and/or to leave one or two days after the end of the retreat.


The cost for lodging and food, from August 25th for dinner to September 5th after breakfast, is 168 euros to stay in the campsite, 208 euros in the dormitory, 288 euros in a double room, 388 euros in a single room.


We cannot guarantee the availability of single rooms.


The life of the historical Buddha
Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th August


The retreat will be preceeded by two evening teachings on the life of the historical Buddha. As vipassana practice is initially based on Buddhism, retreatants are strongly encouraged to participate in these introductory teachings to the retreat. Understanding the historical Buddha's life will make the practice more complete. These two days are equally open to non-retreatants.


Admission is free
Times : 20h


  Click here to access an explanation of the purpose of Vipassana by Ven. Antonio Satta.


  Click here to access a practise manual of vipassana composed by Venerable Antonio Satta, on the basis of previous teachings.


Click here to access Venerable Antonio's website and the retreat schedule for 2015 in other countries around the world.


The next retreat will be held from the 25th August to the 5th September.


Click here to fill the registration form.