Spiritual Cultivation Retreat for YOUTHS
In English & 华语
22 – 29 December 2013
Sanctuary, Taiping, Malaysia
Cultivate your spiritual faculties for the sake of your own freedom!
This is not a concentration camp. In fact, it’s not even about concentration. It’s about cultivating confidence, energy, mindfulness, composure & discernment. The stronger these are, the freer from suffering you become. Come and learn how to do it.
Closing date 30 November 2013
Maximum ‘seats’ 20 Males & 20 Females
Kumāra Bhikkhu was ordained in 1999 at the age of 27. With his training in education, he has been sharing the Dhamma in several languages (mainly English, Mandarin and Hokkien) with people old and young. Inspired by his main meditation teacher, Sayadaw U Tejaniya, Ven. Kumāra has been especially interested in spiritual teachings that show how to cultivate wisdom that removes the causes of suffering. Influenced by Bhaddanta Aggacitta Mahāthera, he is open to Dhamma teachings beyond orthodoxy and tradition, so long as they work towards true ending of suffering. Having found his way, he is happy to help others do so too.
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What Past Retreatants Say
Bhante’s way of explaining &
dispensing his advice is easily understood by a lay beginner
meditator like me. The real-life examples that he shared have been
very useful in helping us to understand the practice better. From
this retreat, I would say that I have found the right teaching for
It was a big eye opening for me in
the understanding of Buddhism. For me, it was an experience of
having the opportunity to put the jigsaw of learning the Buddhist
way of Life together.
The retreat has really benefited me
so tremendously that I actually do not know how to express in
words.... I do realize that I am calmer and not so impulsive as
before. At least I know how to pause and watch my thoughts
especially when I start to get irritated. Wah... it's sort of unique
and interesting when I begin to realize that the thought is not
actually me, because without this thought I am calm again...
Bhante's teaching is inspiring and a hands-on tool for me, which is
priceless.... I really experienced peace inside myself when the
chattering in the mind disappeared naturally.... I notice that I am
happier, calmer and a better person and have achieved my goal of
understanding myself at this moment.
I wish to thank you for the great
teaching and advice you shared during the retreat. Khalil Gibran,
the poet, once said, “The teacher who is indeed wise does not
bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the
threshold of your mind.”
After the retreat, I feel physically
better and somehow freer but know that I still have a lot to work
on. Thank you for teaching the way and the tool of awareness to
understand the states of depression better so we know what to do
when they come again.
Bhante Kumāra’s teachings
& guidance have been a tremendous help towards my practice.
I would like to express my
appreciation and thanks... for making my stay in SBS a
‘life-changing’ experience.... My special thanks to
Bhante Kumāra who although only in his late thirties has wisdom
beyond his tender years.
you very much for the wonderful retreat. I feel rejuvenated!