#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…

25 Aug 2014 – Playful Joyful Awakening with Nithya Shanti

Nithya Shanti is a spiritual teacher committed to supporting those who wish to awaken their natural wisdom. He has an MBA from XLRI Jamshedpur and left a career in corporate strategy to follow his dream of living as a Buddhist monk. For many years he lived and practiced in the remote forest monasteries of South East Asia.  He now shares timeless teachings, and practical wisdom for awakening. He says “The essence of my work is to create spaces based on awareness and presence where people can recognize, share and question their stories together in a playful and lighthearted way.” His…

31 Oct to 2 Nov 2014 – Mindful Relationships

Lama Marut and Cindy Lee will be giving a three-part series of talks about how to have Mindful Relationships.     We’re all always and already in relationship with others – with people at work, our friends, partners, and family members.  In this three-part workshop, we’ll explore how to apply spiritual principles to these relationships so as to maximize the rewarding aspects and minimize the difficulties.  We’ll begin by investigating the preconditions for entering into a new relationship, move on to how to maintain and improve relationships we are already in, and conclude by discussing how to successfully “break up” and transition…

Starting 10 Nov 2014 – The Problem, the Cause, the Goal and the Solution

​Chuck and Angie, who have studied with Lama Marut over the last few years, will share this four-class Beginner Level Middle Way course, which lays out the foundational structure of any authentic spiritual path.  Recognizing the problems of a non-spiritual life; taking responsibility for one’s own well-being; the possibility of an alternative to a life of suffering and victimhood; and the basics of a coherent and efficient method for reaching the goal of true happiness. ​Dates: Mondays – November 10th, 17th, 24th and December 1st Time 7.30-9.30pm Venue: ​51b, Temple St, 2nd floor, Singapore 58596 Cost is free but registration…

#20 Nov 2013 – Season of Giving and Gratitude

Yesterday – Thursday 28 November – it was the first time in 100 years that Hanukkah (Jewish festival of light) and Thanksgiving have been celebrated on the same day.  It is heartening to think that such a large number of people will be sitting down in homes around the world and being grateful – for friends, for family and for the food they are eating.  As we head into December, many more people around the world will be planning to spend some time with family and friends in a similar way. ACI is no different, next week Lama Marut and…

3 to 6 December 2013 – Living the Life of a Spiritual Renegade

Sumati Marut will be concentrating on the nine chapters of his recent book, “A Spiritual Renegade’s Guide to the Good Life”, and his talks will cover spiritual motivation, forgiveness, gratitude, renunciation, karmic management and strategies for staying happy all day, every day. When:  Tues – Friday, 3rd to 6th December 2013 Time: 7.30 – 9.30pm At: Civil Service Club Auditorium L3, 60 Tessensohn Road Cost: Free Register: info@aci-sg.org Every evening focuses on something different, but they do build on each other through the four evenings,  so feel free to come to one or to all of them.

#7 May 2013 – Gratitude Attitude

Recognising Angels Hi there! Last week I was in hospital to have a routine outpatient procedure and from the minute I grabbed my queue number, I started to feel it was going to be a special morning. As I was courteously tucked into my pre-op bed, it hit me – how fortunate am I to have easy access to multiple hospitals? Imagine explaining this to the millions in Sub-Saharan Africa who can’t even find a clinic within a day’s walk. I also didn’t have to worry financially, if my medical insurance didn’t cover the cost, I knew I had enough…