Inspiring ‘Bhavana Day’ with Ven. Jutipañño

Inspiring ‘Bhavana Day’ with Ven. Jutipañño

Venerable led us in learning how to cultivate the mind so that we can live a more meaningful life.

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).

The day started with offerings and taking refuge in the Three Jewels.

The retreat started with a Dhamma talk by Ven. Jutipanno to guide those new to meditation.

Even though some are very new to meditation, they strived to calm the mind.

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.

Venerable advised us to do more good deeds in order for us to have good conditions to support our noble aspirations.

Participants learned joyfully from Venerable Jutipanno.

There were also opportunities to seek clarifications from venerable sir.

Devotees took the opportunity to show their thanks to venerable by offering requisites.