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

Yoga Sutras

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 signups required, this Yoga Sutras course will be postponed to a later date.  We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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

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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 on how to live a happy life, no matter what the circumstances, with a heart of love and a mind suffused with wisdom.

21-25 May 2017 (Sun to Thu)

Samadi Bali, Canggu, Bali, Indonesia

Single occupancy SGD920/Twin-share occupancy SGD670

This price includes: 2-way airport transfer from Bali international airport to Canggu, accommodation for 4 nights, 3 daily meals, sharing of teaching space, teacher’s flights & accommodation.  It does not include flights, room service or dana for the teachers.

Canggu is about 1.5hour drive from Denpasar Airport. We recommend that you book a flight that arrives in Denpasar airport, Bali no later than 21st May 2017 Sunday, 2pm, to allow for comfortable transfer to hotel, check in and settle down. 

Recommended flight (from Singapore) – Air Asia
 

QZ 503: Depart SIN 0920  21 May 2017 – Arrive DPS (Bali) 1200  21 May 2017

QZ 506: Depart DPS (Bali) 1255 25 May 2017 – Arrive SIN 1530 25 May 2017

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE

Sun 21 May

6:00-7:00: DINNER

7:15-7:30: KIRTAN

7:30-9:00: Class 1: Intro and welcome 

Mon 22 May

8:00-9:00: YOGA

9:30-10:30: BREAKFAST

11:00-12:30: Class 2: MnC Morning Class

12:30-1:30: LUNCH

1:30-4:30: BREAK

4:45-5:45: Optional Meditation or Yoga Nidra

6:00-7:00: DINNER

7:15-7:30: KIRTAN

7:30-9:00: Class 3: MnC Evening class

Tue 23 May

8:00-9:00: YOGA

9:30-10:30: BREAKFAST

11:00-12:30: Class 4: MnC Morning Class

12:30-1:30: LUNCH

1:30-4:30: BREAK

4:45-5:45: Optional Meditation or Yoga Nidra

6:00-7:00: DINNER

7:15-7:30: KIRTAN

7:30-9:00: Class 5: MnC Evening class

Wed 24 May

8:00-9:00: YOGA

9:30-10:30: BREAKFAST

11:00-12:30: Class 6: MnC Morning Class

12:30-1:30: LUNCH

1:30-3:00: QnA / Final circle

DINNER / KIRTAN / PARTY!

Thur 25 May

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

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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 – 9.30pm

Civil Service Club (Mars Room, Level 4) 60 Tessensohn Road, Singapore 217664

Cost: by donation (suggested $25)


The Nectar of Peace: A Tale about the Unfolding of the Spiritual Journey

with Cindy Lee & Charu Ramesh

Wednesday 19 Oct, 7.30 – 9.30pm

Oasis Holistic, Block 10 Selegie Road, #01-50 Selegie House, Singapore 180010

Cost: by donation (suggested $25)


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

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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 Egoless Action
Session 2 – Saturday, 22 Oct
2pm-4pm: Yoga of the Heart: Bhakti, Guru, and Deity Yoga
Session 3 – Sunday, 23 Oct
10am-12pm: The Yoga of Wisdom
Session 4 – Sunday, 23 Oct
2pm-4pm: The Yoga of Sound

Venue:
Asia Square Tower 2, 12 Marina View
#06-02 Singapore 018961

PURE Yoga is offering a 20% early bird discount (ends 30 September).
click here for more details.
Book through ASC (info@asc-sg.org) to get an additional 10% off

Final thoughts

“If it’s not paradoxical, it’s not true.”
~Shunryu Suzuki

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#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 for a sunny vacation – beach, sun, sea or just hanging out with people we want to spend more time with.

When I am on vacation, I try to watch what is it about the vacation that I like? This often gives me a clue to what is missing from my work….. Is it doing the things I don’t feel like I have to do? Is it having time and space to laugh and be silly? Is it the carefreeness feeling of doing the things I like without having to watch the clock? Is it spending time on creative projects, allowing myself to make mistakes along the way?

The older I get, the more I realize the importance of relaxing into the practice – for long-term progress and sustainability of what we do. If we could learn from our vacations and incorporate the elements of play – the innocence, the wonder, humor, light heartedness, openness, playfulness, creativity, not taking ourselves too seriously….. etc., into our daily life, our life could be one big holiday !

The ASC team

Final thoughts

A teacher asked her students to use the word “beans” in a sentence. “My father grows beans,” said one girl. “My mother cooks beans,” said a boy. A third student spoke up, “We are all human beans.”

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

June MWCThis 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:

  1. Session 1 – The seesaw of happiness and dissatisfaction (June 6)
  2. Session 2 – The cause of the ups and downs (June 13)
  3. Session 3 – Ending the cycle (June 20)
  4. Session 4 – The path to happiness (June 27)

To really understand and be able to put these teachings into practice, we encourage you to attend all four sessions.

Date:  Mondays, June 6, 13, 20, 27
Time: 7pm to 8.30pm
Venue: 51b Temple Street (top floor) Chinatown, 
​Singapore ​

Cost: By donation. Suggested donation – SGD 10.

Please register by filling in the form below. For enquiries, write to info@asc-sg.org.


About the teacher:

Charu Ramesh practices as a classical homeopath, an I Ching interpreter and a life guide. She teaches dharma classes for ASC and also offers regular classes with TheStillSpace.org. She helps people work with relationships, transitions and the issues that life keeps throwing at all of us. The main thread that runs through her work is empowering people by helping them take responsibility for their lives.


 

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

 

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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 studying these characteristics can help us reach our highest potential.

Join us for another transformational retreat with Lama Marut and Cindy Lee​ on peaceful Bintan Island. Retreat schedule will include daily dharma talks, kirtan, yoga and meditation as well as creative activities and plenty of personal time for relaxation and reflection.

Details

Dates: Thursday 26th – Monday 30th May 2016

Venue: Bintan Agro Beach Resort  (1 hour ferry ride from Singapore)

Cost: SGD930 (Single occupancy)/SGD690 (Twin or Triple sharing)

Cost includes 2-way ferry transportation, 4 nights accommodation, 3 tasty meals daily with vegetarian options, sharing of teacher’s expenses, and all class materials.

For more information and to register, please email us at info@asc-sg.org. Registration will close on the 4th of May 2016 and is only confirmed upon full payment of retreat costs.

FIVE FREEDOMS – THE MANDALA OF WISDOM BINTAN ISLAND (ITINERARY)

 

26 May 2016, Thursday

09:30am                     Meet at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

11:10-12:30pm           Ferry & Bus to Bintan Agro Beach Resort

1:00-2:00pm               Lunch

2:00-3:30pm               Check-in and R&R

3:30-4:00pm               Briefing/ Housekeeping

4:00-5:30pm               WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION with Lama Marut and Cindy Lee

5.30-6.30pm               Dinner

6.45-7:00pm               Kirtan

7:00-8.30pm               AKSHOBHYA (Anger) with Lama Marut

 

27 May 2016, Friday

8:00-9:15am               Yoga

9:30-10:45am             Shower/ Breakfast

11:00-12.30pm           RATNAKARA (Pride) and AMOGHASIDDHI (Jealousy) with Lama Marut

12:30-1:30pm             Lunch

1:30-4.30pm               FREE TIME

4.45-5.30pm               Meditation

5:45-6:30pm               Dinner

6.45-7:00pm               Kirtan

7:00-8.30pm               AMITABHA (Desire) with Lama Marut

           

28 May 2016, Saturday

8:00-9.15am               Yoga

9:30-10:45am             Shower/ Breakfast

11.00-12.30pm           FIVE FAMILIES DRAWING WORKSHOP with Cindy Lee

12:30-1.30pm             Lunch

1:30-4:30pm               FREE TIME

4.45-5.30pm               Meditation

5.45-6.30pm               Dinner

6:45-7:00pm               Kirtan

7:00-8.30pm               VAIROCANA (Ignorance) with Lama Marut

           

29 May 2016, Sunday         

8:00-9.15am               Yoga

9:30-10:45am             Shower/ Breakfast

11:00-12:30pm           FIVE FAMILIES MUDRA, MANTRA & MEDITATION WORKSHOP with Cindy Lee

12:30-1:30pm             Lunch

1:30-4:30pm               FREE TIME

4:45-5:30pm               Meditation

5:45-6.30pm               Dinner

6.45-8.15pm               QnA with Lama Marut

8:15pm                       CELEBRATION: Snacks, singalong etc

 

30 May 2016, Monday                    DEPART 6am or 9am

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

Mindful Living

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:

  1. Session 1 – Moving towards a mindful lifestyle
  2. Session 2 – What is mindfulness and how to cultivate it
  3. Session 3 – Understanding and working with the mind and thoughts
  4. Session 4 – Translating mindfulness into action

While each session in itself will give an idea of mindfulness, for a complete understanding of working with it in daily life, we encourage you to attend all four sessions.

Date:  Mondays, March 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 7pm to 8.30pm
Venue: 51b Temple Street (top floor) Chinatown MRT Exit A
Cost: By donation
Please register by filling in the form below. 
For enquiries, write to info@asc-sg.org.


About the teacher:

Charu Ramesh practices as a classical homeopath, an I Ching interpreter and a life guide. She has studied Buddhist Psychology with Caroline and David Brazier and teaches regular dharma classes for ASC. She helps people work with relationships, transitions and the issues that life keeps throwing at all of us. The main thread that runs through her work is empowering people by helping them take responsibility for their lives.