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.
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.
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.