Insight Meditation Retreat April 2020

Sincerely apologized for the cancellation of this retreat due to the closing of the American Bodhi Center in lieu of the current Covid 19 health concern.


14-Day Insight Meditation Retreat with Ven. Gavesi April 26, 2020

English Dharma Group, Jade Buddha Temple will be hosting a 14-Day Vipassana meditation retreat at the American Bodhi Center (ABC, Hempstead TX) in April-May 2020 led by Venerable Gavesi. Participants must attend the full 14 day retreat. A limited number of attendees will be accepted. Registration is required and is first come first served

About Ven. Gavesi

Ven. Gavesi was ordained in 2001 by the late Sayadaw U Pandita of Panditārama Forest Meditation Centre in Myanmar. For over 20 years, Ven. Gavesi has been practising both Samatha and Vipassana bhāvanā under various teachers such as Sayadaw U Pandita, Sayadaw Nyanapurnik, and Ven. Sujiva.
Currently, Ven. Gavesi teaches Vipassana technique in Malaysia as well as overseas. He is presently the Spiritual Adviser to Peace House in Penang, Malaysia. 

Following links have articles and audio recordings of the venerable's past retreats.  Articles and audio teachings.

Retreat Details

Check in: April 25 2020, 4pm - 6pm
Check out: May 10 2020
Meals: Vegetarian
Dress: White or single color shirt & pants, long pants.
Bring: Personal bedding, medicine, pillow and bed sheet
Do not bring: Valuable items, shorts or bright color clothing
Dana to teacher: Welcome
Fee: Accommodation and meals are provided at no cost. Donations are welcome (cash or check)  
Directions: Map
American Bodhi Center Retreat Rules
ABC emergency contact: 979-921-6969

Registration (FULL)
We now have a full quota, do register for waiting list. There are sometime cancellations.  Consider registering for volunteer, it's also a valuable experience.

Waiting list registration form: Registration Form
We need volunteers; full time or part time. Volunteer Registration Form

Contact info
Richard Wall: 281-804-9722    
Lee Wen Teh: 832-874-1935 leewen_teh(at)


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