From 16 to 25 June, 40 meditators and volunteers gathered at Wisdom Park for a 10-day Meditation Retreat guided by Venerable Gavesi. At the onset of the retreat, meditators received clear instructions on Vipassana meditation by Ven. Gavesi, who trained in Samatha and Vipassana techniques under teachers including the late Sayadaw U Pandita, the late Sayadaw Nyanapurnik, and Ven. Sujiva.
The meditators kept strictly to the daily schedule which started in the early hours of the morning and alternated between hourly walking and sitting sessions. Ven. Gavesi continued giving the group guidance in the evening talks, in line with their progress in strengthening their mindfulness. Each yogi also had opportunities to quell their queries and doubts about their practice in interview sessions.