SBS Retreat Centre OPEN as Meditation Centre

It is possible to undertake GUIDED RETREATS under our meditation teacher, Sis Chuah Ah Hwa (see profile below). This is for individuals or small groups of friends (not more than 5) who wish to learn and practise meditation under the guidance of an experienced teacher.

1.  All retreatants are expected to observe the 8 precepts and SBSRC rules and regulations
2.  We are unable to accept people with serious health problems, such as clinical mental disorder, contagious diseases,
degenerative diseases requiring special attention, etc., or those who cannot negotiate the steep terrain of SBSRC.
3.  Approval is subject to availability of space.

How to apply: Fill out the guided retreat application form at least one week before the day you intend to start your retreat.


Meditation teacher at SBS Retreat Centre

Sis Chuah Ah Hwa started practising meditation in the Mahasi tradition under Sayadaw U Paññāsāmi in 1991at the age of 40. Her other teachers in this tradition include Sayadaws U Janaka, U Rewata, U Dhammapiya, U Rakkhitadhamma, Dr U Sunanda, Jnanapurnik, U Thitzana and U Indaka, Venerables Sujīvo, Aggacitta, Dhammarakkhita and Visuddhācāra, Sayalay Bhaddamānavikā, and Brothers Patrick Kearney and Jeff Oliver. She also learned “dynamic meditation” in the tradition of Luang Por Tien under Ajahn Suthep and Phra Supachai and other methods from Jing Kuang Sifu, Ajahn Thiradhammo and Ajahn Sucitto.

In the year 2004 she started to learn Open Awareness under Bhante Aggacitta. Because of her good foundation in the Mahasi tradition, she had no problem switching to Open Awareness. Since then her mind was inclined to practise this method because it helped her consolidate all that she had learned from her many other teachers. She considers Bhante Aggacitta as her main teacher although she has also learned a similar approach from other teachers including Sayadaw U Tejaniya, Bhante Kumāra and Bro Hor Tuck Loon & Sis Chan Lai Fun.

Up till now (June 2018) she has attended 68 retreats under various teachers, the longest being 3 months under Sayadaw Dr U Sunanda in Lunas, Kedah. Languages among which she is knowledgeable in are English, Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese and Bahasa Malaysia.


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