On Saturday 11 May, 104 participants joined the one-day meditation retreat conducted by Nalanda founder Bro. Tan and Nalanda Institute Director Achariya Tan Siang Chye. The aim of the retreat is to introduce young adults to regular practice of meditation in order to free their minds from clutter.
Anxiety and stress are often caused by thinking too much, impatience, foolishness, greed, and having unfounded fears. To overcome them, our minds can be trained through meditation to be calm, relaxed and reflective; we can then distant ourselves from proliferation of thoughts. Bro. Tan also touched on the benefits of cultivating Mettā, which helps us overcome latent anger.
We invite all participants of the ‘Meditation Day’ back for a reunion at Nalanda Centre on 5 June from 4.00pm to 10.00pm. Let us revisit our learning and practice of meditation with good friends!