8 Precepts Meditation Retreat 7th April Sat 2012 (In English)
@ Metta Welfare Association (Simei)
conducted by Venerable Kanugolle Rathanasara
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Below is a pdf of the slides presented by myself on Buddhist Meditation today during the Common Grounds seminar at Catholic Junior College.
Sr. Theresa and Sr. Dewina are trying get it printed out if possible for participants without internet access.
Note about the booklet given.
On page 40 and 41, the passages under “A Reading from the Dhammapada” and “A Reading from the Heart Sutra” was provided by other parties. The readings from the heart sutra is unfortunately wrongly placed. They are not from the Heart Sutra. I’m trying to determine the source of these verses with Sr Theresa and Daulet. Below is a translation and explaination notes that I prepared for a series of workshops on the Heart Sutra for your reading.
An interesting video on meditation for one-minute.
This reminds me of a fellow venerable from Indonesia who raised this idea to me back in 2007.
“If you can meditate and be mindful for just one minute, then just repeat that 60 times, and you have meditated for an hour!”
nBut let’s not get ahead of ourselves, let’s start with the minute! 😉
8.00am to 8.20am: Observing the Higher Sila (8 Precepts)
8.20am to 8.40am: Puja
8.40am to 9.30am: Dhamma Talk & Metta & Bhavana (metta meditation)
9.30am to 9.45am: Tea break
9.45am to 10.45am: Mindfulness meditation
10.45am to 11.15am: Individual meditation (walking or sitting)
11.15am to 11.40am: Puja
11.40am to 12.30pm: Vegetarian lunch
12.30pm to 1.30pm: Rest & individual meditation (walking and sitting)
1.30pm to 2.30pm: Mindfulness meditation
2.30pm to 3.30pm: Dhamma Talk by Ven. Fa Guang – Observing Precepts
3.00 pm to 4.30 pm: Dhamma Talk & Discussion with Ven B Dhammaratana, Ven Chuan Guan, and Professor W. Chandima
4.30pm to 5.00pm: Walking meditation
5.00pm to 5.15pm: Tea break
5.15 pm to 6.00pm: Mindfulness meditation
6.00 pm to 6.30 pm: Puja and chanting
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