Rediscover the Living Buddha Dhamma Retreat Date: 5-15 December 2019 Chin Swee Caves Temple, Genting Highlands, 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:Chin Swee Caves Temple, Exit 68, Genting Sempah, Pahang, 28750 Bentong, Malaysia Dates:5th to 15th December 2019 Cost: Single Occupancy RM 1300 Or USD 325 Per Person Double Occupancy RM 1200 Or USD 300 Per Person Link for registration:tinyurl.com/ChinSweeform Contact Person:Dhammagavesi Bhikkhu WhatsApp #+947 5019 9550 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org CLOSING DATE:5th November 2019 or Max 35 pax
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 please click Here
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 5th and ends on 15th December 2019. Thursday 5th December: Arrival and Registration time will begin 2 pm. Early light Dinner @ 5.00 pm (Only on the first day). Evening opening Talk will include site orientation, guidelines for retreat, and basic instructions. Friday 6th December: Begin Retreat. the retreat will be a silent retreat under 8 precepts, with daily interviews from 7th December. This is a Metta-Vipassana Retreat (Tranquil Wisdom Insight Meditation) Sunday 15th December: The retreat will officially end after morning service, meditation and breakfast.
Daily Routine 5:00 am Wake up -your alarm clock 5:30 am Taking Refuges and Precepts 5:45 am Meditation Sitting and walking. 7:00 am Breakfast -Bell 7:45 am Sitting and walking meditation to 11am ---9:00 am Individual Interviews with Bhante start 11:00 am Lunch - Bell 12:30 pm Rest and Nap - 1 hour 1:30 pm Sitting and walking meditation 5:30 pm Tea time 6:00 pm Q&A with Rev. Khanti Khema 6:30 pm Dhamma talk and discussion 8:30 pm Sitting and walking meditation 10:00 pm Bedtime Having these things may help: Slippers, loose fitting cloths, thermos, water bottle, sweater or shawl, Socks, torch. Pen and notepad to take notes in Dhamma Talks.
This is a silent retreat but you can speak to us in the organizing team and the volunteers. Please refrain from talking to others as this hinders there and your peace of mind.
No use of mobile phones is allowed during the retreat. You will have to deposit phones on the first day and it will be given back on 16th post lunch (So, you can plan your travel). If you take medicines bring enough to last the retreat period. If you need to eat in evening due to health reasons, let us know on the first day. We will ask you to skip the 6th precept related to not eating food post mid-day meal.
How To Get To Chin Swee Caves Temple: - *Tip avoid coming here by Cable Car (Awana SkyWay) as you have to go down many steps and with luggage it will be a difficult. Bus/Car/Taxi is preferred. https://www.chinswee.org/getting-here/
Google Map Link: -https://goo.gl/maps/zWxPkjxKBUu (This is the map location of the restaurant. It is the main entrance for us)
By Express Bus For a fast, convenient and economical journey to Chin Swee Caves Temple, travelers can use the Genting Express Bus Service to Genting Highlands Resort. >> Click here for details of the Express Bus Service
Grab App based Taxi service is safe and reliable. It is point to point but may be a bit expensive the bus.Click here to know more
By Limousine Chauffeur-driven door-to-door Limousine Service will pick you up anywhere nationwide, 24 hours a day.
Genting Transport Reservation Centre Tel: (603) 6251 8398
Limousine Service Counter (Kuala Lumpur International Airport) Tel: (603) 8776 6753
Limousine Service Counter (Genting Highlands Resort) Tel: (603) 6115 9584