Realize the Noble Path Retreat Date: 20-29 December 2019 Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields, KL, Malaysia
The Buddha taught an “easy to understand” practice that was comfortable, light, and fun to learn. It leads you down the Noble Path to understand the true teaching. The teaching has both “Metta” ( Loving Kindness) and “Vipassana” Insight woven into the practice. Lay people can practice his antidote for suffering to manage the challenges they face in today’s world. By changing our mind, we can change our life! This harmonious perspective brings up a new smile. Come and ‘give ear’ to the ‘Suttas’ (the lessons) the Buddha taught and you will hear the wonder of this Living Dhamma.
Bhante Vimalaramsi takes you on a journey to experience a way out of much of the suffering you face today. Come and listen to a gentle guiding voice full of Metta and Karuna and hear what the Buddha's own words taught his own people and monks. Listen to how he describes his own meditation and how to abandon much of your suffering. Learn the drills the monks practiced to free themselves from atta. Discover a development chart that will help you gauge your own progress. Begin to see what Buddha Gotama experienced in his own meditation and why he said, "We are the happy ones!" Listen to a way out of humanity's vast trammel of war and hate in this world today. Learn about the Buddha’s measure for your own successful meditation. Reclaim your own internal peace and smile.
Location:Buddhist Maha Vihara, 123, Jalan Berhala, Brickfields, 50470 Wilayah PersekutuanKuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Directions) Dates:20th to 29th December 2019 Donation to the Center & Teacher. Charges for Food: At the discretion of BMV. This will be communicated to you later. Link for registration: http://tinyurl.com/BMVform2019 Contact Person:Dhammagavesi Bhikkhu WhatsApp #+947 5019 9550 Email:email@example.com CLOSING DATE:20th November 2019
Please note : - The sleeping arrangements are spartan. Male and female participants will be in Dorm rooms with mattresses on the floor. Participants will have to bring there own bed-sheets and pillow covers There are no raised beds.
Bhante Vimalaramsi offers the guidance and instruction freely. Donations (Dana) are welcome and necessary to further his ability to lead retreats. We also need donations for travel expenses for the Sangha. To donate by Paypal please click Here In Malaysia # Bank: Public Bank Account no. 6-4726429-28 Name: Chan Bee See and Kua H
Volunteer: We request our participants to volunteer for few tasks which are needed in the retreat such as bell ringer, assisting with kitchen clean-up, setting tables, setting up sound system. This should be seen as part of the practice of meditation not apart from it.
One Full time Volunteer for 10 days is needed. They can be on 5 precepts if needed. They will be responsible for the complete retreat and tasks like coordinating with caterer, problem solving and any retreat related activities.
The Retreat Schedule: Official retreat days will begin on 20th and ends on 29th December 2019. Friday 20th December: Arrival and Registration time will begin 2 pm. Evening opening Early light Dinner @ 5.00 pm (Only on the first day). 7 pm Retreat orientation and Q&A by Rev. Khanti Khema 8 pm Talk will include site orientation, guidelines for retreat, and basic instructions. Saturday 21st December: Begin Retreat. the retreat will be a silent retreat under 8 precepts, with daily interviews from 22nd December. This is a Metta-Vipassana Retreat (Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation) Monday 29th December: The retreat will officially end after morning service, meditation, breakfast and cleaning activities.
Daily Routine 5:00 am Wake up - Bell 5:30 am Taking Refuges and Precepts 5:45 am Meditation (Sitting and walking.) 7:45 am Breakfast -Bell* ( Cleaning task post Breakfast – 2 groups alternate days) 9:00 am Sitting and walking meditation. (9:00 am Individual Interviews with Bhante start) 11:45 am Lunch - Bell* (12.30 - 2.00 Rest time & personal Time) 2:00 pm Sitting and walking meditation 6:30 pm Tea time 7:00 pm Q&A with Rev. Khanti Khema 7:30 pm Dhamma talk and discussion (except Friday 20th, 27th Dec) 8.00pm Dhamma talk on Friday 20th / 27th Dec. The Dhamma talk will take 1.5/2 hours. After Dhamma Talk Sitting and walking meditation 10:00 pm Bedtime *Breakfast eating time 8.00 am. *Lunch eating time 12.00 noon.
How To Get To Buddhist Maha Vihara (BMV): - *http://buddhistmahavihara.org/ (Caution:-BMV is near transport hub of KL Sentral and Commercial center of "Little India", there are motorcycle bound chain/bag snatchers in this area. When walking in this area one should be aware and alert)
Google Map Link: -https://goo.gl/maps/PdZUnCve9gP2
Grab App based Taxi service is safe and reliable. It is point to point.Click here to know more
Airport to BMV :- Please take a KLIA Ekspres which is a non-stop airport rail linking KL Sentral with Kuala Lumpur International Airport and klia2. BMV is about 1 km from KL Sentral. http://www.kliaekspres.com/
KL Sentral is also a bus hub and many buses end here. You could take a bus till KL Sentral and then walk or take a Taxi to BMV.