First Gimhāna Retreat meditation session

The congregation in serene meditation – mindfully observing the breath.

On Wednesday 28 May, devotees congregated at Nalanda Centre Sri Serdang to participate in the first meditation session of the 7-week Gimhāna Retreat.  After meditation, Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan was invited to give a Dhamma talk.

Bro. Tan spoke about the goal of Buddhist practice – it is not sufficient to merely develop a ‘good heart’; a kind-hearted person can experience delusions and mental suffering, as the root of ignorance is still present.  What is crucial is to develop a ‘good mind’.  A ‘good mind’ has Right View as its foundation; it is also characterized by morality, tranquility, and wisdom.  The final goal of Buddhist practice however, is to achieve a ‘liberated mind’.

Bro. Tan giving a practical and uplifting talk on developing a ‘good mind’ characterized by morality, tranquility, and wisdom.

The first Gimhāna meditation session was very well-attended as the Shrine Hall was filled with devotees eager to learn and cultivate.  Participants found the practice and teachings beneficial, down-to-earth, and applicable in their daily lives.

Bro. Tan will be giving more practical teachings on Wednesdays and Sundays for the next 7 weeks.  We welcome everyone to join us during this period of joyful Dhamma learning and spiritual cultivation.  Sadhu!

Participants listening attentively to Bro. Tan’s insightful but often humorous talk.