Young working adults gather for a day of mindful reflection

Young working adults gather for a day of mindful reflection

We thank Bro. Siang Chye for leading this programme tailored for young working adults.

On Saturday 18 February, 30 young adults between the ages 23 – 33 gathered at K. Sri Dhammananda Centre to learn how to develop calmness and strength in facing the adversities of working life.

The sessions were anchored by Bro. Tan Siang Chye, Director of Nalanda Institute Malaysia.  He introduced the Buddha’s teachings on removing distracting thoughts, developing a mind that is not scattered, and the practice of loving-kindness which allow us to live a life that is firmly grounded and positively balances one’s mind for the modern hectic life.  Besides the teaching sessions, Bro. Siang Chye also incorporated experiential learning throughout the day with guided meditation and simple reflective activities.

We thank Bro. Siang Chye for leading us on an inspiring and insightful day.  We also thank the youth organisers, volunteers and participants for being part of this meaningful programme.  Sadhu anumodana!

The programme commenced with taking refuge in the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha, and undertaking the Five Precepts.

Participants wrote down what they would like to learn at this one-day retreat.

Bro. Siang Chye advised participants to practise mindfulness daily.

Bro. Siang Chye guided participants in standing and walking meditation.

Participants also learned sitting meditation, as well as mindful eating during the noon break.

Although some participants were very new to the practice, they put their best effort to stay in the present moment.