In an increasingly fast-paced world with many demands, people of all ages are feeling the acute stress of hectic lifestyles. Are you among those disturbed by the vagaries of life? Do you feel exasperated whenever conflicts arise at work or home? How about having to face up to criticisms and hostility? How do you handle all that stress and pressure effectively?
Are you disturbed by the many uncertainties in life? Or feel exasperated whenever conflicts arise? How about having to face up to criticisms and past regrets? How do you handle all that stress and pressure effectively?
On 13 August, Venerable Ayya Susīla, an experienced meditation teacher who is a learned disciple of Pa Auk Sayadaw, returned to lead ‘Bhāvanā Day’ – a quarterly one-day meditation retreat at Nalanda Centre. The fruitful Saturday saw the gathering of 120 participants who were eager to learn Dhamma and cultivate their minds.
On 1 December, Ayya Susīla led the Bhāvanā Day (one-day meditation retreat) at Nalanda Centre. After the morning Pūja, Ayya Susīla delivered a profound and inspiring Dhamma talk themed “Returning to the Purity of Mind”. Ayya shared that one should not just focus on having clarity of mind, but also its purity through the cultivation of morality and wisdom.
Bhavana Day was concluded with an atmosphere of peace and joy on 28 July. 45 participants attended the 3-day meditation retreat held at Nalanda Centre. The yogis were inspired by Ayya Susila’s simple yet profound Dhamma teachings, as well as her clear and meticulous meditation instructions.