26 April 2018

Texas Buddhist Society (SMG Houston) April 2018

These are the Dhamma lectures in American Bodhi Society from April 13 to 24. Also included the '12 Closing and Daily Practices' and lectures from Jade Buddha Temple on April 8 and 22.

Dhamma Lectures

02 April 2018

Peace House 2018 March Retreat

These are the Dhamma Talks delivered in Santarama, Penang from 17 -31 March 2018.
Please take note that these talks are in English and partially Hokkien dialect.

Dhamma Talks

12 March 2018

BWC Chin Swee Cave Temple 3 - 9 March 2018

Here are the Dhamma Talks which includes '08 Q and A' which was not in the original CDs. Also, includes some photos of the retreat.

Dhamma Talks

Photos

27 July 2017

2018 Vipassana Retreat Schedule

Buddhist Wisdom Centre, PJ, Selangor.
Date: 3 - 9 Mar 2018
Venue: Chin Swee Temple, Genting Highlands
Contact Person and No.: Bro. Lee Lee Kim, 012-2107119, iddhi8(at)gmail.com
Note: This retreat is mainly for the past yogis who have completed the 5-Day Introductory Retreats.

Peace House, Penang.
Date: 17 - 31 March 2018
Venue: Santarama, Balik Pulau, Penang.
Contact Person and No.: Sis Cheah Swee Im, 012-4882290, cheahsweeim(at)hotmail.com

Texas Buddhist Association, Houston, USA.
Date: 14 - 23 April 2018
Venue: American Bodhi Centre, Houston.
Contact Person and Email: Josten Ma, josten.ma(at)gmail.com

Javorie Meditation Centre, Slovakia.
Date: 4 - 18 May 2018
Venue: Javorie Meditation Centre, near Zvolen
Contact Person and website: Natalía Macháčková, info(at)javorie.com, www.javorie.com, +421911639609

Kuching Buddhist Society, Sarawak.
Date: 27 May - 9 June 2018
Venue: Tse Chen Samten Ling Retreat Centre, Matang (outskirt of Kuching)
Contact Person and No.: Sis. Ling Sze Ting, 012-8906993, jellyfizme(at)gmail.com

Bodhiyarama, Kuala Kubu Bharu (KKB), Selangor.
Date: 28 July - 12 Oct 2018
Venue: Bodhiyarama, KKB.
Contact Person: Sis L.C. Chang, 019-2181920, changlc2009(at)yahoo.com
Note: Vassa starts on 28 July and ends on 24 Oct but retreat will finish on 14 12 Oct due to Kathina preparations.

Santisukharama, Kota Tinggi (KT), Johor.
Date: 1 Dec - 6 Jan 2019
Venue: Santisukharama, KT
Contact Person and No.: Sis Sam Kau Ling, 019-7318418, kaulingsam390(at)gmail.com

Notes:
1) Pre-registration for ALL RETREATS are required. Walk-ins will not be accepted.  Due to limited of spaces, please check with the retreat organizers or the contact persons above.
2) New yogis are to check-in from first day of the retreat and required to stay for at least 10 days. The teacher will not accept any new yogis in the middle of the retreats. 
3) Seasoned or experienced yogis are allowed to stay for 7 or more days. 

More updates will be coming. Stay tuned! 

Updates:
1) Texas Buddhist Association on dates and venue. Updated venue to American Bodhi Centre.

2) 21 Oct 2017 - All dates changed except for Texas and Javorie. Venue for Peace House Retreat also updated.

3) Update on the dates on Buddhist Wisdom Centre.

4) Buddhassasananuggaha, Melaka is cancelled due to unforseen circumstances.

5) Vassa retreat to end on 12 Oct and not 14 Oct 2018 as stated earlier. 

06 July 2017

Nalanda Buddhist Society, Sri Serdang, Selangor. Malaysia

A 5-day Vipassana Introductory Retreat, non-residential. Here are the talks.

Click here - Dhamma Talks

Buddhist Wisdom Centre, PJ, Selangor. Malaysia

5-day Introductory Retreat, non residential in BWC. Here are the talks.

Click here - Dhamma Talks

11 May 2017

Dhamma Talks: Changing to a new Onedrive account

Dear all,

I am in the process of changing my current Microsoft Onedrive account to new one. All the Dhamma talks from the first blog to the last may not be accessible from 19 May to 1 July 2017. This website, however, will still be up and not affected. I shall announce again when everything is back to normal. Sorry for the inconvenience caused.

19 July 2016

Dhamma Talks from various Retreats

These are the Dhamma talks from:

1) Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF)
2) ISMC, Bakom, Indonesia
3) Javorie, Slovakia
4) Buddhassasananuggaha, Melaka
5) Matang, Kuching









13 March 2016

Dhamma Talks on the '7 Factors of Enlightenment' in Bodhiyarama, KKB 16 Feb - 13 Mar 2016



List of Talks
01 Briefing and Walking Meditation
02 Sitting Meditation
03 7 Factors of Enlightenment - Mindfulness Part 1 of 2
04 7FoE - Mindfulness Part 2 of 2
05 7FoE - Investigation of Dhamma Part 1 of 3
06 7FoE - Investigation of Dhamma Part 2 of 3
07 7FoE - Investigation of Dhamma Part 3 of 3
08 7FoE - Mental Effort - Unpleasantness
09 7FoE - Mental Effort - Drowsiness
10 Q&A 1 - Progress, Ill-Will, Brahma Vihara etc.
11 7FoE - Rapture - Development
12 7FoE - Rapture - Recollections and Danger
13 7FoE - Tranquillity - Development
14 7FoE - Tranquillity - Restlessness and Remorse
15 7FoE - Concentration - Samatha and Vipassana
16 7FoE - Concentration - Undoing the Imbalances
17 7FoE - Equanimity - The Development
18 Brief Summary on the Progress of Vipassana
19 Q&A 2 - Enlightenment Factors, Jhanas, Death Moment etc

03 January 2016

2016 Vipassana Retreat Schedule

So, another year!! Well it's time for the schedule again.

**Updated on 2 July 2016 for Santisukharama, Kota Tinggi.*

1. Bodhiyarama Hermitage, Kuala Kubu Bharu.

16 Feb - 13 Mac 2016 (4 weeks)

Contact Person: Sis. Flora Tan, Sis Ng Kim Lian
Contact No: 013-369 7531 (Flora), 012-203 2118 (Kim Lian)
Contact Email: kimlian_ng@yahoo.com 

a) Pre-registration for this KKB retreat is required. Walk-ins maybe rejected due to lack of space or quarters to stay. 
b) New yogis are strongly advice to come on the first day of retreat and stay at least for 10 days or more. 
e) Seasoned yogis are encouraged to stay at least 7 days or more.

Dress code: 
Top: T-shirts, shirts or blouse of plain white without messages or images (Dhamma, pictures, logo, brands etc.) 
Bottom: White or dark coloured pants, longyi, sarungs, skirts of a single colour (brown, beige etc) and below knee length.
 

2. Buddhist Wisdom Centre (BWC) - Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF) Retreat (Non-Residential).

16 Mar - 20 Mar 2016 at BGF, Ara Damansara 

Contact Person: Bro Lee Lee Kim (BWC)
Contact No: 012-210 7119
Contact Email: iddhi8@gmail.com 

3. Indonesia Satipatthana Meditation Centre (ISMC), Bacom, Indonesia.

27 Mar - 10 April 2016 (2 weeks)

Contact Person: Sayalay Gambhiranani, Sayalay Pannacari Contact No: +62 877 20055600 (Gambhiranani), +62 816 706756 (Pannacari)
Contact Email: gambhiranani@yahoo.com
Website: www.yasati.com

4. Javorie Meditation Centre, near Zloven, Slovakia.

22 April - 1 May 2016 (10 days)

Contact Person: Klaudia Puskajlerova 
Contact Email:cloudy.eye@gmail.com
Website: www.javorie.com 

5. Buddhasasananuggaha, Bukit Beruang, Melaka. 

29 May - 11 June 2016 (2 weeks)

Contact Person: Sis Tan Kim Fong 
Contact No: 012-229 1675
Contact Email: tankimfong1@gmail.com


6. Matang, near Kuching, Sarawak.

2 July - 16 July 2016  (2 weeks)

Contact Person: Mdm. Sim
Contact No: 016-864 8839
Contact Email: simchiahian@gmail.com

7. Santisukharama, Kota Tinggi, Johor.

3 Dec 2016 - 1 Jan 2017

Contact Person: Sis. Sam Kau Ling
Contact No: 019-7318418
Contact Email: kaulingsam390@gmail.com


KKB Bodhiyarama Hermitage with Sayadaw Jnanapurnik, Dec 2015


These are the Dhamma Talks by Bhante Gavesi and Sayadaw Jnanapurnik 



1) Bhante Gavesi
01 Briefing
02 Instructions on Walking Meditation
03 Instructions on Sitting Meditation
04 The Arousing of Mindfulness
05 The Wisdom Factor – Thoroughness of Noting
06 The Wisdom Factor – Intentions
07 The Wisdom Factor – Suitability
08 The Wisdom Factor – Domain of Objects
09 The Hindrance of Sloth and Torpor
10 The Hindrance of Sloth and Torpor – Non –Vipassana  Way
11 The Hindrance of Restlessness and Regret
12 Q n A 1 – Perception, Mental Formations, Excessive Thinking
13 The 4 Noble Truths – Dukkha Dukkha
14 The 4NT – Viparinama & Sankhara Dukkha and Origin
15 The 4NT – Kama, Bhava and Vibhava Tanha
16 Q & A 2 – Tanha, Nibbana,
17 The 4NT – Cessation of Dukkha
18 The 4NT – 7 Purifications
19 The 4NT – Noble 8Fold Path – The Noting Mind
20 Q & A 3 

2) Sayadaw Jnanpurnik 
S01 Appamada – Heedfulness 1
S02 Appamada – Heedfulness 2
S03 Characteristics of Mindfulness
S04 The Meanings of Sampajannya - Clear Comprehension 

3) Guided Metta

  

22 October 2015

Dhamma Talks from Santisukharama Vassa 2015

These are the Dhamma Talks from Vassa 2015 in Santisukharama.



Below is the list of the talks.
01 Briefing and Walking Meditation
02 Sitting Meditation
03 The Characteristics of Mindfulness
04 Wisdom Factor and Intention
05 Suitability, Domain and Non-Delusion
06 Q & A 1 - Satipatthana, Pain
07 Dealing with Unpleasant Feelings
08 Overcoming Defilements – Morality Part 1 of 2
09 Overcoming Defilements - Morality Part 2 of 2
10 Q & A - Parami, Yoniso Manasikara
11 Overcoming 10 Obstructions Before Retreat Part 1 of 2
12 Overcoming 10 Obstructions Before Retreat Part 2 of 2
13 Sensual Desires Part 1 of 2
14 Q & A 3 - Technique, Consciousness, Nibbana
15 Sensual Desires Part 2 of 2
16 Ill-Will Part 1 of 2
17 Ill-Will - 4 Immeasurable Part 2 of 2
18 Q & A 4 - Upekkha, Intention, Prince Vessantara
19 Sloth and Torpor - Arousing the Mental Effort
20 Restlessness and Remorse - Settling the Mind
21 Skeptical Doubt - Wisdom Development
22 Q & A 5 - Length of Retreat, Teachers
23 The Distortions of Perception
24 The Distortions of Cognition and View
25 The Development of Full Understanding of the Known
26 Q & A 6 - Skills, Enlightened Persons, Lights
27 Full Understanding as Investigation
28 Corruptions of Vipassana Part 1 of 2
29 Corruptions of Vipassana Part 2 of 2
30 Q & A 7 - Dependent Origination, Balance in Worldly Life
31 The 7 Repeated Observations of Insight
32 Aniccanupassana - Repeated Observations on Impermanence
33 Dukkhanupassana - Repeated Observations on Dukkha
34 Q & A 8 - Happiness for Others, Conflict with Ariya
35 Anattanupassana - Repeated Observations on Anatta
36 Anattanupassana - Misconceptions of Anatta
37 Nibbidanupassana - Repeated Observations on Disenchantment
38 Q & A 9 - Disenchantment, Right Practice
39 Viraganupassana - Repeated Observations on Dispassion
40 Nirodhanupassana - Repeated Observations on Cessation
41 Patinisagganupassana - Repeated Observations on Relinquishment
42 Q & A 10 - Brahmavihara, Asavas, Rites and Rituals
43 Faculties and Powers – Mindfulness
44 Balancing the Effort
45 Balancing the Concentration
46 The Right Confidence
47 The Right Wisdom
48 Q & A 11 – Bhikkhunis, Sensed Objects, Insight

Guided Samatha Meditation
      1.     M1,2 Metta (Loving Kindness)
      2.     C1 Karuna (Compassion)
      3.     A1,2 Mudita (Appreciative Joy)
      4.     E1,2 Upekkha (Equanimity)
      5.     D1,2 Maranasati (Death)
      6.     R1,2,3 Asubha (Repulsiveness of the Body)


30 July 2015

Various retreats Dhamma talks of 2015

These are the various retreats' Dhamma talks of 2015 until July.

Peace House, Penang. Feb 2015



ISMC Bakom, Indonesia. April 2015



Buddhist Wisdom Centre, PJ, May 2015



Buddhasasananuggaha, Bukit Beruang, Melaka. June 2015



Matang, Sarawak. July 2015

27 January 2015

2015 Vipassana Retreat Schedule

According to the Chinese Zodiac, this year is the year of the Goat (or Sheep or Ram). I have the notion that the Goat will have to climb a steep hill for a greener pasture. So, this year retreat will start on the 4th of day of Chinese New Year in Peace House. Below is the schedule for the 2015 retreat.

1) Peace House, Penang. 22 Feb - 1 March 2015 (8 days)
Contact Person: Sis. Cheah Swee Im
Contact No: 012-488 2290

Notes: This retreat is mainly for Peace House devotees and can only cater for 7-8 yogis due to limitation of space in Peace House

2) Yayasan Satipatthana Indonesia (YASATI), Bakom, Indonesia. 17 - 30 Apr 2015 (2 weeks)
Contact Person: Sis Cecelia Lim
Contact No: 016-315 7722
Contact Email: cecelialim@gmail.com
Website: http://www.yasati.com/

Notes: Arrangements of yogis registration, flights and transport are coordinated by Sis Cecelia. Also, please take note of yogi's dressing as according to their website (hopefully you can understand Bahasa Indonesia!!).

3) Buddhist Wisdom Centre, PJ. 6 - 10 May 2015 (5 days)
Contact Person: Bro Lee Lee Kim
Contact No: 012-210 7119
Contact Email: iddhi8@gmail.com

Notes: This is an introductory and non-residential retreat.

4) Buddhasasananuggaha, Bukit Beruang, Melaka. 31 May - 13 June 2015 (2 weeks)
Contact Person: Sis Lim Bee Hua
Contact No: 012-623 1099
Contact Email: bhlim06@gmail.com

5) Matang, Kuching. 12 July - 26 July 2015 (2 weeks)
Contact Person: Mdm Sim
Contact No: 016-864 8839

6) Santisukharama, Kota Tinggi, Johor. Vassa Retreat. 1 Aug to 23 Oct 2015 (2 months 3 weeks)
Contact Person: Sis Sam Kau Ling
Contact No: 019-731 8418
Contact Email: kaulingsam390@gmail.com

7) Bodhiyarama, KKB, Selangor. 30 Nov 2015 - 3 Jan 2016 (1 month plus)
Contact Person: Sis. Flora Tan, Sis Ng Kim Lian
Contact No: 013-369 7531 (Flora), 012-203 2118 (Kim Lian)
Contact Email: kimlian_ng@yahoo.com

a) Pre-registration for this KKB retreat is required. Walk-ins maybe rejected due to lack of space (or over the limit of number of yogis) 

b) New yogis are strongly advice to come on the first day of retreat and stay at least for 10 days or more.

c) Seasoned yogis (those who do not need basic instructions) are advice to come after 11 Dec if the yogi is able to adjust his/her time of the retreat.

d) Seasoned yogis who wish to stay for the full length of the retreat, of course, could start on the 1st day of the retreat.

e) Seasoned yogis are encouraged to stay at least 7 days or more.
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For all the retreats above, new yogis are encouraged to come on the first day of the retreat in order to receive the basic meditation instructions.

Yogis are encouraged to stay 10 days or more (except for Peace House and Wisdom Centre).

Dress code: 
Top: T-shirts, shirts or blouse of plain white without messages or images (Dhamma, pictures, logo, brands etc.)
Bottom: White or dark coloured pants, longyi, sarungs, skirts of a single colour (brown, beige etc) and below knee length,

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23 July 2014

2014 Vipassana Retreat Schedule (Updated for year end retreats.)

Here we go again. Another year. Another 'Joy of Sharing' of this most wonderful path.

This list will be updated from time to time. (updated on 23 July 2014)

1) Bodhiyarama, KKB. 12 Feb - 14 Mac 2014

Email: kimlian_ng@yahoo.com (Sis Ng Kim Lian).

Contact Persons: Sis. Flora 013-3697531, Sis. Ng Kim Lian 012-2032118, Sis. Christi Tan 016-3808624.

Maps: Please refer to Bodhiyarama Maps in this blog, dated 22 Jan 2010

Additional Info:
a) Yogis are encouraged to stay at least 10 days or more (although it is not compulsory).

b) It would be better for new yogis to come from the beginning of the retreat (although it is not compulsory).

c) All yogis are encouraged to wear plain white t-shirts or blouses. For bottoms, single dark-colored comfortable long pants, sarong or below-knee length skirts during his/her retreat period. White is also OK. Additional reading, please go to this post 'Dress for Success: The Yogi's Attire' dated Sunday, 27 Dec 2009.

2) Buddhist Wisdom Centre, PJ (22 - 26 May 2014)
Introductory Retreat (updated)

Contact Person/Email/Contact No.: Bro Lee Lee KIm, iddhi8@gmail.com, 012-2107119

3) Buddhasasananuggaha, Bukit Beruang, Melaka. 31 May - 14 June 2014 (updated)

Email: bhlim06@gmail.com
Contact Person: Sis. Lim Bee Hua 012-6231099

4) Sarawak, Matang. 2 Nov - 16 Nov 2014

Email: w.teckhua@gmail.com
Contact person: Bro. Wong Teck Hua

5) Santisukharama, Kota Tinggi, Johor. 22 Nov 2014 - 3 Jan 2015
Email: office@santisukharama.org, kaulingsam390@gmail.com (Sis Sam Kau Ling).
Contact Person: Sis. Sam Kau Ling 019-7318418, Bro Kok Lee Boo 019-7721875.
Transportation and Maps: Please refer to the first post in this blog or refer to www.santisukharama.org
Additional info:
1) Yogis are encouraged to stay at least 10 days or more (although it is not compulsory).
2) It would be better for new yogis to come from the beginning of the retreat (although it is not compulsory).
3) All yogis are encouraged to wear plain white t-shirts or blouses. For bottoms, single dark-colored comfortable long pants, sarong or below-knee length skirts during his/her retreat period. White is also OK. Additional reading, please go to this post 'Dress for Success: The Yogi's Attire' dated Sunday, 27 Dec 2009

01 June 2014

Talks from Buddhist Wisdom Centre (BWC) - May 2014 - Introductory Talks on Vipassana

These are the talks from recent non-residential retreat in BWC. The talks will be helpful for beginners in Vipassana meditation.



Dhamma Talks from Bodhiyarama Feb-Mac 2014

I kept forgetting to upload these talks. Everytime I made a note to myself but doing three other things later, I completely forgotten about it.

Here are the talks below. Mainly for those talks, I explained on the 10 fetters (dasa sam.yojanani)

05 January 2014

2014 Vipassana Retreat Schedule.

Here we go again. Another year. Another 'Joy of Sharing' of this most wonderful path.

This list will be updated from time to time. (updated on 1 June 2014)

1) Bodhiyarama, KKB. 12 Feb - 14 Mac 2014



Email: kimlian_ng@yahoo.com (Sis Ng Kim Lian).

Contact Persons: Sis. Flora 013-3697531, Sis. Ng Kim Lian 012-2032118, Sis. Christi Tan 016-3808624.

Maps: Please refer to Bodhiyarama Maps in this blog, dated 22 Jan 2010

Additional Info:
a) Yogis are encouraged to stay at least 10 days or more (although it is not compulsory).

b) It would be better for new yogis to come from the beginning of the retreat (although it is not compulsory).

c) All yogis are encouraged to wear plain white t-shirts or blouses. For bottoms, single dark-colored comfortable long pants, sarong or below-knee length skirts during his/her retreat period. White is also OK. Additional reading, please go to this post 'Dress for Success: The Yogi's Attire' dated Sunday, 27 Dec 2009.

2) Buddhist Wisdom Centre, PJ (22 - 26 May 2014)
Introductory Retreat (updated)

Contact Person/Email/Contact No.: Bro Lee Lee KIm, iddhi8@gmail.com, 012-2107119

3) Buddhasasananuggaha, Bukit Beruang, Melaka. 31 May - 14 June 2014 (updated)

Email: bhlim06@gmail.com

Contact Person: Sis. Lim Bee Hua 012-6231099

4) Peace House (yet to confirmed)


5) Kuching (yet to be confirmed)


6) Santisukharama (Year End School Holidays 2014)  




Kuching Dec 2013

These are the talks from Kuching. A bit different though because half of those talks are a mixture in Hokkien and English!! Circumstaces of the retreat demands the talks to be delivered in Hokkien (my native tougue). Well I think its an oppurtunity for me to be connected to the non-English speaking yogis although my Hokkien is kind of 'rugged' to their ears but the message got through (mostly, I think.....rather I hope!).

If you have any suggestions or to correct my vocab, please drop your comments below. Sadhu.

Santisukharama Vassa 2013

This blog has been inactive a sometime. Time to dust the 'cobwebs'.

These are the talks from my recent Vassa retreat from Mid July to Mid Oct 2013 in Santisukharama.

I touched on various topics but the main portion of those 50 over talks and guided meditation are on paticca samuppada, usually translated as dependent origination or interdependent origination. This topic is based on Mahatanhasankhaya Sutta from Majjhima Nikaya. Normally I would tuned the talks to the benefits of the yogis i.e how to note or observe the flow the vipassana objects as (and when to see the objects as) paticca samupadda. But there some portion especially towards the end of the talks (where this paticca samuppada deals when the future) I discussed on the various types and functions kamma.

Happy listening (.........but be patience though, the talks are connected to one and another - just like paticca samuppada!).

25 September 2013

Dhamma Talks from Peace House, Penang

These are the Dhamma talks from Peace House Retreat, in July 2013

22 April 2013

Dhamma Talks from Bodhiyarama Retreat from 24 Feb to 28 March 2013

These are the Dhamma Talks. I wish that these talks will be beneficial to your vipassana practice.

21 March 2013

Bhante's Sujiva - On Satipatthana

Bhante's Sujiva delivered a Dhamma talk on 27 Jan 2013 in Peace House, Penang, touching on the various aspects of Satipatthana Vipassana.