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[ARCHIVE] 聖誕慈心禪 7天營 7-Day Metta (Lovingkindness) & Mindfulness Christmas Retreat

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時間及地點 Time & Location

01 Feb 2018, 7:00 pm
Hong Kong, Hong Kong

活動詳情 About The Event

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THIS RETREAT IS FULL

本會將於12月25至31日舉辦由淨行導師Visuddhacara (www.visuteoh.net)主持為期7天的慈心禪修營。培育慈心為我們帶來不一樣的生活品質;在2015年完結的時候,齊參與慈心和正念的修習,這將是最美善的方式來開始新的一年。

慈心是四種‘梵住’心中的第一種,即願自己及眾生快樂。佛陀在教導‘四念住’以外,也教導慈心禪。在《慈經》中,佛陀教導弟子們培育像母親對待自己孩子般的慈愛。通過培育慈心,我們能友善地跟自己及他人做朋友,懂得以柔軟、寬容的心原諒及接納自己及他人,從而在生活上無論與己或他人都能和諧共處。在經典裡,佛陀指示出修習慈心禪有睡眠安穩,不做惡夢,為人、天所愛,不被火、毒藥與武器所傷害,心易得定等諸多利益。

淨行導師在修習和教導慈心禪方面經驗豐富。修習主要以坐禪及行禪的形式,持續不間斷的培養、強化慈心的素質,以至轉化心靈。淨行導師亦將會在每晚的開示中介紹‘四念住’及其他三種‘梵住’心。

日期:25-31/12

地點:法航精舍

查詢:62191998 區師姐 / [email-obfuscate email="hkims.retreat@gmail.com"]

報名:https://hkims.org/retreat-registration-form/

費用:隨喜捐助

截止報名日期:22/12 (額滿即止)

【英文講授,粵語翻譯】

※ 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!

導師簡介

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。

Dear Friends:

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

Cost: Donation-based

Language: English, with Cantonese translation

Inquiry: Ms. Au 62191998 / [email-obfuscate email="hkims.retreat@gmail.com"]

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.’

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