May 4-6: Urban Retreat with Lama Marut & Cindy Lee in Singapore

More about the retreat: How do we as laypersons live in the world in a way that is guided by and stays true to the Buddha’s teachings? In this year’s “urban retreat” we will explore selections from the Buddhist classic, the Dhammapada or “Path of the Dharma,” perhaps the most important Buddhist text on how to live a good life in the midst of family and social life. We will learn how to follow in the Buddha’s footsteps from the ethical foundations, to detachment from unhealthy diversions, right through to the practices and wisdom that bring about final goal of…

#46_April 2016 – Unplug.

Unplug. Albert Einstein said, “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.” Many of us live like this our whole lives and we often end up feeling tired, bored, restless, frustrated, hopeless or helpless. If this sounds familiar to you, it might be a good time to unplug and go on retreat. Spiritual retreats allow us to take time for ourselves; rest the body, work the kinks out of our system through yoga, sit in meditation to settle the mind and reflect clearly, and finally reload with good dose of spiritual teachings. This is…

#44_February 2016 – The one you Feed

The one you Feed One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.’ The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf wins?’ The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one you feed.’ Warmest wishes, The…