On Saturday 11 February, 85 participants joined ‘Bhavana Day’ with Ven. Jutipañño Mahāthero, at NEO Centre Happy Garden. On this day of cultivation tailored for devotees new to meditation, Ven. Jutipañño guided participants in observing their breath and be in the present moment.
Venerable advised us to put effort to train the mind in every moment, in order to develop mindfulness and break unwholesome habits. To further cultivate our minds, we should develop a deeper understanding of the universal truths of impermanence (anicca), suffering (dukkha) and non-self (anatta).
Venerable also encouraged us to maintain spiritual friendships (kalyana mittata) which is important to help us be grounded and to pursue the Noble Eightfold Path. We extend our appreciation to Venerable Jutipañño for leading us in a day of learning, reflection and meditation. May Bhante be blessed with good health and success in all his noble aspirations. Sadhu anumodana.