[ARCHIVE] 聖誕慈心禪 7天營 7-Day Metta (Lovingkindness) & Mindfulness Christmas Retreat
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THIS RETREAT IS FULL
查詢：62191998 區師姐 / [email-obfuscate email="email@example.com"]
※ 禪營前後24/12及1/1我們缺乏人手準備及收拾營地。如有發心幫忙者，請向區師姐報名 62191998。感恩您的護持！
淨行導師 (Visuddhacara)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 in a 7-day metta (lovingkindness) and vipassana (insight) meditation retreat this Christmas from Dec 25 - Dec 31, led by Visuddhacara (www.visuteoh.net). Developing lovingkindness can make a great difference to the quality of our lives and there is no better way to end 2015 and begin 2016 than to engage in the wholesome, heartwarming practice of lovingkindness and mindfulness.
Other than Vipassana, the Buddha had also taught 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 loving-kindness 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 toward 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 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; one's mind gain concentration quickly, etc.
Participants will be spending 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 brahma-viharas.
Space are limited and subject to a first come first serve basis.
Date: Dec 25th - Dec 31st
Venue: Fa Hong Monastery
Language: English, with Cantonese translation
Inquiry: Ms. Au 62191998 / [email-obfuscate email="firstname.lastname@example.org"]
Deadline for Application: Dec 22nd
Online Application: https://hkims.org/en/retreat-registration-form/
* We urgently need volunteers to help us prepare for the retreat on 24/12 and 1/1 - please let Ms. Au know if you are able to help out - thank you!
About the teacher Visuddhacara
Visuddhacara 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).
Visuddhacara 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.’