2019 聖誕慈心禪6日營 Christmas Six-Day Retreat
時間及地點 Time & Location
活動詳情 About The Event
English description follows below Chinese description
本會將舉辦由淨行導師 Visu Teoh 主持的慈心禪修營。培育慈心為我們帶來不一樣的生活品質；在今年快將完结的時候，齊參與慈心和正念的修習，這將是最美善的方式來结束舊的一年及開始新的一年。
禪修地點：大嶼山 地塘仔 法航精舍
淨行導師 (Visu Teoh)生於馬來西亞檳城，曾當記者十二年及出家十七年至2003年，為當地著名禪修中心住持。1982年開始在緬甸跟隨U Pandita及Sujiva等大師修習內觀智慧禪。近年於馬來西亞、新加坡、斯裡蘭卡、澳洲、義大利、捷克及香港各地開示佛法及指導禪修。導師優雅、豁達、睿智。他的著作包括《Curbing Anger Spreading Love》、《Loving and Dying》、《Hello with love and othermeditations》、《Metta – the practice of lovingkindness for a happier life》、《Drinking Tea Living Life》等。
Please join us on a 6-day Metta (Lovingkindness) and Vipassana (Insight) Meditation retreat this Christmas led by Visu Teoh. Developing Lovingkindness can make a big difference to the quality of our lives and there is no better way to end the year and begin a new year than to engage in the wholesome, heartwarming practice of Lovingkindness and Mindfulness.
As well as Vipassana practice, the Buddha taught the importance to always practice Metta and kindness. Metta is a Pali word that means goodwill, Lovingkindness, friendliness. It is a one of four divine ways of abiding. Lovingkindness is unconditional love and friendliness towards all beings. It makes no distinction between any living being. The highest aspiration mentioned in the Lovingkindness discourse is that one loves all beings just as a mother loves her only child - but of course, first, we have to be skilled at developing it towards ourselves.
By cultivating compassion, we can treat ourselves and others kindly and know how to use the supple forgiving heart to accept ourselves and others, leading us to live our daily lives harmoniously and with ease of mind. The Buddha also spoke about eleven benefits of practicing Metta, such as; sleeping easily, dreaming no evil dreams, beloved by all beings and devas, neither fire poison nor weapons can harm us, that one’s mind gains concentration quickly, etc.
Participants will spend their days in sitting and walking meditation, all the time focusing on the development of this quality, continuously bringing them to mind, and increasing and strengthening it. Visu will give a Dhamma talk every night, which will address a little bit of Vipassana and other three Brahmaviharas.
This event is suitable for beginners. Please note applicant who join full-time will have priority.
Breakfast and lunch is provided, as well as very light dinner / refreshment with fruits in the evening.
Please ensure you have read the Fa Hong Monastery Code Of Conduct guidelines before applying for this event.
Retreat conducted in English, with Cantonese translation.
Location: Fa Hong Monastery, Lantau Island
Meditation teacher: Visu Teoh
Inquiry: 62191998 email@example.com
Deadline: 15 Dec, spaces are limited and will be granted on a first come first serve basis.
Fee: By Donation, we request a $500 deposit to be paid in advance to reserve your space. The money is refundable upon completing the whole retreat if needed. However, it is not refundable if you cancel the retreat.
About the teacher
Visu was born in Penang, Malaysia, in 1953. He was a journalist for 12 years and later a Buddhist monk for 17 years before he resumed the lay life in 2003. He has been practicing meditation since 1982 and has studied with various teachers including the Myanmar meditation master Sayadaw U Pandita (author of ‘In this very life: The liberation teachings of the Buddha’) and Ven Sujiva of Malaysia (author of ‘Essentials of Insight Meditation’ and other books). Visu Teoh has led retreats in Asia, Australia, and Europe. He travels to teach meditation and Dhamma with his wife, Barbara. He is the author of several books including ‘Curbing Anger Spreading Love,’ ‘Loving and Dying,’ ‘Hello with love and other meditations’ and ‘Metta – the practice of lovingkindness for a happier life.’