Online MAS Retreat 2020

Online MASR 2020

Mindful Awareness & Serenity

with Āyasmā Aggacitta

conducted in English

Date :  Mon 9 –  Sun 15 Nov 2020


The Online MAS Retreat is offered in place of the original residential MAS Retreat 2020 at SBS Retreat Centre, Taiping as a response to the third wave of Coronavirus Pandemic currently being experienced by Malaysia.

The Online MAS Retreat is a 7D 6N event conducted by Āyasmā Aggacitta with guided meditation sessions, dhamma talks and group interviews conducted online through the Zoom program. Participants will be able to practice from the safety of their home while still being able to receive guidance from Āyasmā.

How one reacts or responds to what is perceived through the 6 senses will determine one’s quality of life. MAS (Mindful Awareness & Serenity) Retreat reveals key principles and offers practical strategies to help one respond skilfully in daily life so that suffering can be reduced and contentment and happiness increased.


  • Oriented towards the practical application of mindfulness in daily life, especially introspective mindfulness
  • Includes the practice of mettā
  • Samatha, vipassanā and the Noble Eightfold Path are clearly and systematically explained and taught in theory and practice.

This retreat will involve participation of yogis from home while receiving guidance and teaching from online Zoom groups conducted by Āyasmā Aggacitta. In order to deter people who just book first and then withdraw at the last moment, thus depriving others of available space, successful applicants who changed their mind will be placed on a watchlist for future retreats.

Application Procedure

Please fill up the Google Registration Form at this link: https://tinyurl.com/OMASR-App-Form

When you are notified of your successful application, reply to confirm your participation. No fee charged.
Regularly check your email and successful applicants’ WhatsApp Chat Group for updates by the organizer.

For enquiries, please contact the Online MASR 2020 Co-ordinator. You can either:
i.   send an email to rc@sasanarakkha.org OR
ii.  call +6011-1601 1198 (Ms Lau)

Closing date for application is 26 Oct 2020.

Your co-operation in reading all the info in this mail and following the application procedure is highly appreciated.
Thank you & sādhu.


This retreat is being organised by Sāsanārakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (SBS), which is a Theravāda Buddhist monastery and meditation centre. It follows Buddhist tradition in that it sees the Dhamma to be of such great value that it cannot be bought or sold, it can be transmitted and received only as gift. This is dāna, which in the Pali language means “giving” or “gift.” In this spirit, SBS and Ayasma Aggacitta are offering this retreat as a gift. As a gift is not a payment for service, the amount you choose to give is entirely up to you. Giving dāna is a declaration of mutual respect between giver and receiver. Your dāna will go towards the upkeep and maintenance of SBS and the support of the Buddha Sāsanā

You can offer dāna to SBS by:

Bank-in details:
Name of bank: Maybank Berhad
Address: No. 1 & 3, Jalan Medan Saujana 2, Medan Saujana, 34600 Kamunting, Perak, Malaysia.
Name of a/c: TIMS (SBS) Project Fund
A/c No.: 508300104239

i.  To donate via PayPal (to: office@sasanarakkha.org) click here.
ii. To donate via Credit Card click here.

Once donated, kindly provide the scanned copy or screenshot of the deposit slips for fund transfer/deposit/cheque /bank draft/telegraphic transfer/credit card payments, with your name, contact no. & address clearly stated, via any of the following:

Email: rc@sasanarakkha.org
WhatsApp: +6011-1601 1198

Please state the following as reference: Dāna for Online MASR”.

Your dāna is much appreciated. It contributes greatly to the success of Sāsanārakkha Buddhist Sanctuary for the prolongation of the Buddhasāsana.

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