Theravada

Introduction
简介

The “Monastery Stay – Self Retreat” program welcomes beginners, intermediate and advanced practitioners, both monastic and laity. The program includes observing the day-to-day activities of the monks, like sitting and walking meditation with community of monks, practicing loving-kindness (mettā) meditation, doing daily morning and evening pūja services, listening to dhamma and discussion, etc.

This program will surely enhance your spiritual life which bring peace, productivity and develops compassion, which eventually will be giving you a proper insight into the realization of the Buddha-dhamma.
Practice alone is not always an easy one, especially in the home environment. We promote wise and spiritual friends (kalyāṇa-mitta) who are of importance in building a bond between peers within the Buddhist community.
There is a beautiful teaching in which the Buddha’s cousin, Ānanda, comes to the Buddha and says, “O Blessed One! I figured it out. I figured out that spiritual friendship is half of the spiritual life.” And the Buddha says, “Not so, not so, Ānanda. Don’t say that it’s only half, it’s the whole of the spiritual life.”

Focusing on friendship is such a good way to start with this program because we all need to build a habitual pattern of moving through our environment with more compassion, wisdom and mindfulness. It is particularly important and timely, in the world that has been in isolation due to the pandemic, and this program focuses on what the Buddha had to say in terms of kalyāṇa-mitta practice. Learning how to be a wise and spiritual friend feels necessary right now.
Just as we cultivate friendships with ourselves, we can step out into the world and bring those same qualities to those around us. It’s often hard to be a wise friend. It’s difficult not to judge. It’s difficult to be honest sometimes. But this program and practice helps us not to turn away, not to abandon, and not to fear. It helps us cultivate the steadiness and willingness to do what’s hard. To say, “I’m in it with you. I won’t leave.” That kind of messaging is so important these days.
Doing a retreat is another way to be a spiritual friend. Our practice has the power to help us cultivate courage and clarity and feel deeply connected to the world. Retreat helps us grow a heart that is strong enough to go back into the world and endure what’s hard to endure and be with people in a very real and honest way.


无论您是出家众或在家众;初学或资深修行者,“寺院体验-静心自修”计划都欢迎您。该计划包括体验僧团的日常活动,例如与僧团一起坐禅和行禅;修慈心(mettā)禅;每天做早晚课、闻法和讨论、劳务等。
这项计划能提升您的精神生活,带来平静和正能量,让您对佛法有正确的认知。

独自修行并不是一件容易的事,尤其是在日常家庭环境中。此计划也是一个认识善知识(kalyāṇa-mittā)的平台,提倡与善友同修,建立教内法情,互勉互助。

因为疫情而陷入孤立的时下世界需要更多的慈心、智慧与正念。我们可以扮演好善知识的角色,让正能量流转。静心自修是培养自己成为善士的好方法。在静修过程中,可以帮助我们培养面对难题时的冷静、清晰思维,有足够强大的心面对世界,难忍能忍,以赤子之心,真诚与人相处。

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Brahmavihara Monastery & Retreat Centre
Lot 21825, Jalan Wakaf, Bertam Ulu, 76450, Melaka, Malaysia. 


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Visiting Hours

Visiting hours are from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm daily.

Guests should call up beforehand (Bro Chew 019 6573161 or Whatsapp Enquiry/ appointment 014 2948 549 ) if you wish to visit outside these hours to ensure gates are opened.
Please enter through Gate B


每天开放时间为上午 8:00 至下午 2:00。
如果访客希望在上述时间以外参观,应提前致电以(周居士019 6573161 or Whatsapp 查询/预约014 2948 549 )确保大门开放。
请用 B 门进入禅林。





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