Get Unbusy: Defecting from the Cult of Busyness

A 4-week MWC Course with Charu Ramesh This four class course draws upon texts like the Ashtavakra Gita, Bhagavad Gita, Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life and the Yoga Sutras, to help us loosen the grip of busyness on our lives. We will look at what fuels our compulsive busyness, how to generate some breathing space and explore how we can discriminate between productive and unproductive actions. The structure of the four sessions is as follows: Class 1 – Defining the problem The problem with being busy, why we are so busy. Class 2 – Getting organized Differentiating between…

Buddhism 101

Ever had a burning question about Buddhism but were too shy to ask? Well, now’s your chance.  We can’t promise definitive answers but in this evening of discussion, we hope to share ideas and perspectives and hopefully encourage you to explore your questions further.  Facilitated by Alvin and Jaki, who have been studying Buddhist philosophy and practising for quite a few years and enjoy disagreeing quite a lot!   All questions are welcome, as is friendly and gentle debate.  Monday, 28 Nov 2016, 7.30pm to 9.00pm 51B Temple Street Singapore 058596 Cost: By donation

Making Change Happen: Using Spiritual Teachings to Transform Ourselves

These sessions are inspired by our desire to set resolutions for ourselves and the difficulties we have in making them a reality. They aim to help us set an intention, map out the path to making it happen and follow through on the execution.  Sessions will be interactive and participative, with time to reflect and make notes as well as to discuss and ask questions.  The first session will focus on clarifying what we want to do, why we want to do it and how we can do it, breaking the process into steps. Subsequent sessions will provide guidance and help…

17-23 Oct: Lama Marut and Cindy Lee in Singapore

Join us for three nights of talks and teachings with our teachers, Lama Marut and Cindy Lee. Sign up below! Lama Marut and Cindy Lee will also be teaching a course “The Spectrum of Yoga” at Pure Yoga, Asia Square from Fri 21- Sun 23 Oct. More information here: http://www.pure-yoga.com/singapore/workshop/detail/131 Remembering & Forgetting: The Importance of Memory in Living a Happy Life with Lama Marut Monday 17 Oct, 7.30 – 9.30pm Civil Service Club (Mars Room, Level 4) 60 Tessensohn Road, Singapore 217664 Cost: by donation (suggested $25) Detox the Mind: Buddha’s Master Cleanse for the “Three Poisons” with Cindy Lee Tuesday 18 Oct, 7.30 –…

#49_August 2016 – Lama Marut & Cindy in Singapore 17th to 23rd October

Lama Marut & Cindy Lee in Singapore 17th to 23rd October 2016 17th to 19th October 7.30pm to 9pm (Save the Date …..Details coming) 21st to 23rd October – The Spectrum of Yoga at PURE Yoga Yoga is much more than physical exercise – it is a way of life. This weekend workshop will cover the main practices that will help practitioners integrate the full spectrum of yoga into every aspect of daily life. Complimentary Session – Friday, 21 Oct 7pm-8.30pm: The Meaning, Purpose and Method of Yoga Session 1 – Saturday, 22 Oct 10am-12pm: Karma Yoga: Ethical Living and…

Mindful Relationships: a 4-week MWC course with Charu Ramesh

This four-class MWC course, designed by Lama Marut (lamamarut.org), shows us a path to developing joyful relationships in all spheres of our life. It explores the bases for strong relationships, the reasons for conflict and above all, how we can take ownership of the relationships in our lives, rather than being pushed along by the vagaries of life and of others. The structure of the sessions is as follows: Session 1 – Beginning relationships (Sep 19) Session 2 – Maintaining relationships (Sep 26) Session 3 – Deepening relationships (Oct 3) Session 4 – Endings and Letting Go (Oct 10) As…

#48_July 2016 – Play as a Spiritual Practice

Play as a Spiritual Practice When I first heard in a teaching that play could be incorporated into a spiritual practice, I was not only relieved but really happy that the spiritual practice was not all work. After all, that’s why there is this proverb ‘all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy’ right? Summer time seems to be the perfect time to take a break from work – half the year has gone by, there is another half more to go. Some of us could already be feeling disinterested at work or our bodies could be yearning…

#47_May 2016 – Take a Break

Take a Break. ….before you have to. For some reason holding down two jobs, doing charity work helping small businesses, managing a household and planning an international move was not enough of a signal to clear some space for some inner work. There are times when stretching yourself with multiple challenges leads to great breakthroughs, whether in knowledge, understanding or the sense of wholeness that comes through helping someone else achieve their goals. Other times you may be filling your time, running about being ‘busy busy’ because you are avoiding being with yourself, being quiet; facing the reality of who…

18 July and 1 Aug: Tales of Wisdom, with Charu Ramesh

Join us as we explore and understand the teachings of the Dharma through tales and parables. Session 1 on 18th July:  The King and the Peace contest. What is real peace of mind? Session 2 on August 1st– The errant son in law. Using skillful means to work with relationships. Here is a taster from the Jewish tradition on the value of stories: Truth entered a village naked as the day he was born. The villagers had one look at the naked truth and were afraid of the stark harshness and drove him out in anger and malice. Dejected, Truth wandered in the desert. Without…