Seeking but not finding the house builder, I traveled through the round of countless births. Oh, painful is birth ever and again! House builder, you have now been seen. You shall not build the house again. Your rafters have been broken down; your ridge-pole is demolished too. My mind has now attained the unformed nirvana and reached the end of every kind of craving. (Dh. 153-54.)



Annual Novitiate Programme 2017


Pursuing a Path to Inner Peace 


Acariya : Bhante Dhammapala

Date:16-24 December 2017 (9 days 8 nights)

Medium of instruction:Chinese

Venue:Amata Dhamma Centre, Cheng, Melaka

Course contents: Morning and Evening Puja, Meditation, Pali Sutta readings, Guide into Path of Purification, Small sharing, discussion and alms-round.  

Cost:Free(Donations are greatly appreciated)

Number of participants:subject to the availability of space. Interview with participants will be arranged.

Enquiry/whatsapp:019 657 3161 (Bro Chew)

Download application:pdf 30

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1. EligibilityMale participant only, and aged 18 and above, be physically and mentally fit.

2. Meals and robes will be provided free.

3. Registration: 16th December 2017, 8:00am

4. Shaving Ceremony: 16th December 2017, 3:00pm

5. Going-forth ceremony: 17th December 2017, 9:00am

6. Pindapata (Alms-round) - 3 days

First Day: 21 Nov 2017 (Thursday, 8:30am) - Melaka Bukit Baru Morning Market

Second Day: 22 Nov 2017 (Friday, 8:30am) - From Melaka Jalan Tokong (Cheng Hoon Teng Temple) - Jalan Hang Lekil - Jalan KG - Jalan Kampong Pantai - Jalan Bukit China Morning Market

Third Day: 23 Nov 2017 (Saturday, 8:00am) - Taman Asian Morning Market

7. Leaving : 24th December 2017, 3:00pm


Organizer:Brahmavihara Monastery & Retreat Centre

Co-organizer:Amata Dhamma Centre, Cheng


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