Tīsaranā − Vipassanā meditation center

The center in Prague-Troja is open 7  days a week for the 21- day basic course (start possible anytime, please contact the center), a retreat, or an introduction to Vipassana meditation. Besides this, we also offer additional courses as listed below (for updates see facebook or contact us).

2022 – 2023

Schedule updates are posted at facebook.com/TisaranaPraha.

“Why must we undertake Vipassana meditation retreats? Because we search for happiness and want to liberate our lives and our minds from suffering. We go on retreats to cleanse and disentangle our troubled lives and minds. This experience frees our mind.” (Ajahn Tong)

November 2022 – 5th January 2023

Tisarana is open for courses, retreats and groups. See also facebook.com/TisaranaPraha for updates.

Regular Tuesday and Sunday Group

Every Tuesday from 18-20h, every Sunday from 10-12h, registration via phone, SMS, or WhatsApp +420 722008067 or +420 770139967.
There will be a talk, an introduction to Vipassana meditation for new students, and group meditation. On donation.

Past Courses:

May

8
Sunday meditation course at Žluté lázně
10-12h
Sunday meditation course at Žluté lázně. Entrance through Dvorce. Everyone is welcome to come and learn insight (Vipassana) meditation. The meditation helps people to overcome negative feelings, wake up and enjoy life. Free (by donation). 10-12h.
www.zlutelazne.cz/en
21-22
Metta (loving-kindness) Meditation Weekend.

Students will learn how to do Vipassana (insight) and loving-kindness meditation. Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome. A maximum of 4 students can stay overnight. It is also possible to attend for a day. Cost 500 kc per day. Teaching on donation. Contact Jonathan and Anna to register.

Greed and selfishness are washed away by giving, sharing, helping and contributing to the well-being of others.” Ajahn Tong

June

5
Sunday meditation course at Žluté lázně
10-12h
Sunday meditation course at Žluté lázně. Entrance through Dvorce. Everyone is welcome to come and learn insight (Vipassana) meditation. The meditation helps people to overcome negative feelings, wake up and enjoy life. Free (by donation). 10-12h.
www.zlutelazne.cz/en
18-19
Vipassana Meditation Weekend
The weekend will begin with instructions how to practice Vipassana (insight) meditation. There will be group and individual practice and talks about meditation. Beginners and experienced meditators are welcome. A maximum of 4 students can stay overnight. It is also possible to attend for a day. Cost 500 kc per day. Teaching on donation. Contact Jonathan and Anna to register.
“If we wish to free ourselves from unease and attain true peace and bliss, we need to practice Vipassana meditation with the four foundations of mindfulness.” Ajahn Tong

July

24
Sunday meditation course at Žluté lázně
10-12h
Sunday meditation course at Žluté lázně. Entrance through Dvorce. Everyone is welcome to come and learn insight (Vipassana) meditation. The meditation helps people to overcome negative feelings, wake up and enjoy life. Free (by donation). 10-12h.
www.zlutelazne.cz/en

 

Participation

The center in Prague-Troja is open 7  days a week for the 21- day basic course (start possible anytime, please contact the center), a retreat, or an introduction to Vipassana meditation. Besides this, we also offer additional courses as listed below (for updates see facebook or contact us).

  • an introduction: introduction to the meditation, app. 1 – 2 hours
  • short retreat (one day, or several)
  • 21-day-basic course, it is possible to finish earlier, please discuss this with the teachers in advance
  • 10-day retreat – for those who have already done the basic course
  • home retreat − for those who have already done the basic course and one 10-day retreat at the center
  • weekly evening meditation group, Tuesdays 6pm−8pm. There will be a talk, an introduction for new students, and group meditation. SMS or phone to register.

Venue

Troja dumThe center is located at the address Na Kazance 636/3, Prague 7−Troja. It is easily accessible by public transport or car. It is near the Prague ZOO, and can be reached on foot from the Stromovka park as well. It faces the riverbank and is rather quiet.

Public transport

  • Take tram no. 17 (it crosses the whole city from south to north), get off at the Trojská station; take the bus 112 from there, 2 stations to “Čechova škola”, or walk along the street for about 10 minutes.
  • Take the C (red) subway line, get off at Nádraží Holešovice, take the bus 112 (goes every 2-5 minutes during rush hours), get off at the Čechova škola station after about 7 minutes (the station is on-demand).

Car

Use your navigation to get to the street Na Kazance. That’s where you can park.

Walkthrough

Get off at “Čechova škola”, walk in the direction as you can, take the first left. If you come by car, that is the “Na Kazance” street, suitable for parking.

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Go to the very end of the street, turn right; you will see the dark orange rug on the veranda of our center.

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The house number is 636/3; you will see our sign at the house door. Ring the bell marked “Meditační centrum”.

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Price/ Donation

Thanks to the generosity of good people, the courses are donation-based, we nevertheless hope to cover the costs with your donations. They will be used to cover course expenses: flight tickets for teachers, rental of the house, operating and administration costs.

What to bring

Day-visitors:

 – loose-fitting, comfortable clothes that cover shoulders and knees
– slippers
– a light blanket or shawl for sitting meditation

For a longer stay:

 – bedding will be provided but please bring your own towel
 – loose-fitting, comfortable clothes that cover shoulders and knees (the traditional color is white)
 – toiletries
 – slippers and warm socks
 – alarm clock
 – a light blanket or shawl for sitting meditation
 – thermos for tea if you wish
 – the center provides plenty of tea and coffee but you can bring your favorite ones

During a retreat, students are asked to observe the  Eight Buddhist precepts.