The Components of a Yogic Lifestyle: a 4-week MWC course with Charu

This 4-week course is based on Lama Marut’s translation of the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The Yoga Sutras are the foundational text of all the yoga traditions of India and are key to understanding the purpose of yoga. We will go through verses from all four chapters to understand the workings of our mind, the eight limbs of yoga and the path to realisation. Mondays 7, 14, 21 & 28 August 2017 7pm – 8.30pm 51B, Temple Street, 2nd floor, Chinatown (S) 58596 $15/ class or $50 for all 4 classes​ Please note that as we have not met the minimum number of…

“Stop this wheel of suffering, I want to get off!” – The 12 Links of Interdependence, with Jaki Fisher

“I love this teaching. First, it’s based on a picture – and who doesn’t like visual teachings? … so much easier to absorb, and this one has some pretty unforgettable images – not for the fainthearted. Secondly, the picture used to be placed in the front of Buddhist temples so that everyone could see and understand it, so it’s a teaching that is totally relevant for all of us, not some fascinating but esoteric thing. And last, it gets into the nitty gritty of why we suffer and can’t seem to find lasting contentment and most importantly, exactly what we…

NEW! Dharma Essentials: The Three Principal Paths, with Alvin Lee

Join us for this new course, offered for the first time at ASC! Dharma Essentials Courses consist of four classes and assume no previous background in Buddhism. Each class is based on a few pages of reading from the original texts (often translated from the Tibetan for the first time). Each class also comes with a fifteen minute per day meditation assignment related to the material covered in that class and designed to help your practice and improve your life. “Dharma Essentials” – everything you need to know to begin, renew, or enhance your spiritual life! This Course is an…

21-25 May 2017: Bali Retreat with Lama Marut and Cindy Lee

This annual ASC sponsored Asia retreat will feature yoga, meditation, dharma, relaxation, music, and fun in an idyllic setting in beautiful Bali. The teachings this year at will center on the practice of “lolong,” the ancient Tibetan practice for “developing the good heart.” The text we’ll be using for our discussions, The Seven Points of Mind Training, covers all aspects of a complete spiritual practice: recognizing the problems of an unenlightened life, generating compassion for all living beings, and cultivating intelligence about the true nature of the world and of ourselves. Presented as a series of aphorisms, the text instructs us…

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…