One-day meditation retreat for youths

Young adults get to learn meditation and apply mindful awareness in daily life.

The joyful Bhāvanā Day was the third in a series for young adults to learn meditation and apply mindful awareness in daily life.

On 18 March, 160 youths participated joyfully in the Bhāvanā Day meditation retreat on loving-acceptance, conducted by Bro Tan.  In this third installment of one-day meditation retreats organised by Nalanda Youth Centre, participants learned how to better cope with the vicissitudes and vagaries of life with by accepting and enduring them.

Youths arriving at Nalanda Centre early in the morning to register for the retreat.

Youths arriving at Nalanda Centre early in the morning to register for the retreat.

Bro. Tan gave a comprehensive yet succinct introduction to meditation by observing the breath with tranquillity and mindfulness. The retreat progressed with alternating sessions of meditation and Dhamma teachings where Bro. Tan expounded the essence of loving-acceptance by elaborating the values of patience (khanti), forbearance (soracca), tolerance, and acceptance.  The day was filled with moments of self-discovery and reflection, injected with the spirit of positivity and joy.

Bro. Tan demonstrating the way to mindfully extend one's limbs, stretch, and move about.

Bro. Tan demonstrating the way to mindfully extend one’s limbs, stretch, and to move about.

We congratulate all participants for attending this one-day retreat.  Let us not forget the “30-Day Meditation Challenge” given by Bro. Tan for the benefit of our own cultivation!  May we develop momentum in our daily practice of Meditation, Reflection, and Aspiration!  Strive on with diligence.

One of the sitting sessions where participants watch their breaths and clear their minds.

One of the sitting sessions where participants watch their breathing and clear their minds.

The sitting sessions were interspersed with pivotal Dhamma lessons.

The sitting sessions were interspersed with pivotal Dhamma lessons on loving-acceptance.

Dhamma teaching session by Bro Tan.

The Dhamma teachings by Bro. Tan were very pragmatic, directly applicable in daily lives, and totally uplifting!

The young participants completed their one-day inspiring meditation retreat.

The young participants completed their one-day inspiring meditation retreat. Sadhu anumodana.