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 –…

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…

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…

The Problem, the Cause, the Goal and the Solution: a 4-week course with Charu Ramesh

This four-class MWC course is designed by Lama Marut and lays out the foundational structure of any authentic spiritual path. It explores the basis of the discontent that lies beneath the surface of all our lives, leading us through the reasons for it and the path out of it, outlining a coherent and efficient method for reaching the goal of true happiness. The structure of the sessions is as follows: Session 1 – The seesaw of happiness and dissatisfaction (June 6) Session 2 – The cause of the ups and downs (June 13) Session 3 – Ending the cycle (June 20) Session…

MAY 26-30! Retreat on the “Five Freedoms: The Mandala of Wisdom” with Lama Marut and Cindy Lee

  About the Retreat This retreat will guide us toward a deeper connection with our own awakened nature, and will provide us with techniques and practices to help work with the obstacles that obscure our natural wisdom, peace and joy.  During the retreat, we will be working with the framework and the mandala of the five Dhyani or Wisdom Buddhas. Each Buddha embodies a different aspect of freedom and the awakened mind, and offers wisdom that can help us work with our habitual patterns of anger, jealousy, pride, ignorance and grasping. It is said that each of us has a predisposition to one of these five Buddhas qualities and that…

The Mind Illuminated: a 6-week Meditation Course, with Jaki Fisher

6-week Meditation Course We’ve all heard great things about meditation and yet somehow it’s so hard to get started and even harder to keep it going.  Over six Mondays, we will work together to establish a meditation practice that we can stick to, using instructions from a new, comprehensive book on meditation, The Mind Illuminated by John Yates. The method in this book combines findings from neuroscience with traditional Buddhist meditation techniques and practices so that meditation becomes a fresh and exciting exploration of our minds.  Jaki is currently studying with John as part of a meditation teacher training programme and…

Charity Day: ASC Chops Vegetables at Willing Hearts on 5 March

Following on from the success of last year’s Charity Day, where we helped pack and distribute food at the Children’s Wishing Well, this year we are organizing another group charity event.  Join us as we help chop vegetables at Willing Hearts. We chose to volunteer at Willing Hearts as they are a secular, non-denominational charity. Their mission is to provide daily meals and other support services to the underprivileged, the needy, and other marginalized members in Singapore. For more information about Willing Hearts, check out their website: www.willinghearts.org.sg.  Saturday, 5 March 2016, 8am to 12pm11 Jalan Ubi Blk 6, #01-51Kembangan – Chai Chee…

Mindful Living, with Charu Ramesh: a 4-week Middle Way Center course in March

This 4-week course will guide us in incorporating mindfulness into our lives. The course is designed by Lama Marut, based on his translations of various texts like Buddha’s Mahasatipatthana Sutta, Kamalashila’s Bhavana Krama, Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life and Svatmarama’s Hatha Yoga Pradipika. The sessions will explore teachings from these texts and include practical exercises on how we can use these teachings to lead a more mindful life. The structure of the sessions is as follows: Session 1 – Moving towards a mindful lifestyle Session 2 – What is mindfulness and how to cultivate it Session 3 – Understanding and working with the mind and thoughts Session…

12-13 Jan 2016: Thangka Workshop with Carmen Mensink

Learn how to draw mudras In these 2 evening classes you will learn how to draw mudras – the special and graceful hand gestures of the enlightened beings – according to the Tibetan Buddhist Thangka tradition. You will learn about the many different mudras, including the mudras of the 5 Buddha Families  and of Green Tara and White Tara. 12 & 13 January 2016, 7.30pm to 10pm 9 Penang Road #11-13 Park Mall S(238459) (Dhoby Ghaut MRT Exit B) $110 – non member; $99 ASC member for both evenings (One evening $60 – non member; $54 ASC member) To register, please contact Jennifer…

New Year’s Eve Midnight Yoga and Meditation

Join us on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the start of 2016 the yogi’s way.  Enjoy a 2-hour yoga and guided meditation practice that will guide us into a deeper sense of acceptance and peace about the year gone by, and open us to the beauty and fullness of the year to come. The session is suitable for practitioners of all levels. Oasis Holistic, 10 Selgie Road, #01-50 Selegie House, S180010 31st December 2015, 10pm – 1st January, 1am Yoga Asana: 10.30pm – 12mn Meditation: 12mn – 12.30am Please come early so we can settle in together and start the class at…