#40 October 2015 – Register today for Lama Marut and Cindy Lee’s classes

“Get Unbusy” This is set of 4 classes where we learn how to regain true peace in our modern era of constant activity and busy-ness. Lama Marut and Cindy Lee will teach us what it means to “get unbusy” and feel a greater sense of calm while fulfilling our responsibilities and living our daily lives. Date: Friday 23rd October 7pm-9pm Saturday 24th October 3pm-5pm | 7pm to 9pm Sunday 25th October 3pm-5pm Venue: Oasis Holistic Blk 10 Oasis Holistic #01-50 Selegie House Selegie Road S(180010) Cost: Free, by donation Click here to register  info@asc-sg.org ************ “From Victimhood to Mastery” Join…

#39_September 2015 – Recharge Your Practice

  Recharge Your Practice Sometimes we lose sight of our practice, we start to become restless, confusion creeps in and soon, doubt starts to knock on our door. Suddenly life just doesn’t seem quite right. It feels like we are searching for something but we can’t quite put our finger on it. One of the antidotes for restlessness and doubt is an inspiring dharma talk. Invigorating and refreshing, a talk could help re-ignite your practice. Please allow us to warmly invite you to one or all of Lama Marut and Cindy Lee’s talks. 23-25 October for 4 classes of “Get…

#38_August 2015 – Recognizing Love

Recognizing Love Franz Kafka encountered a little girl in the park where he went walking daily. She was crying. She had lost her doll and was desolate. Kafka offered to help her look for the doll and arranged to meet her the next day at the same spot. Unable to find the doll he composed a letter from the doll and read it to her when they met. “Please do not mourn me; I have gone on a trip to see the world. I will write you of my adventures.”  This was the beginning of many letters. When he and…

#37_July 2015 – Wisdom 0.15

Wisdom 0.15 Nearly two weeks ago, I attended the Wisdom Asia 2.0 conference here in Singapore, organised by the effervescent Tan Chade Meng, who is Google’s Jollygoodfellow (it’s his real job title). He believes that through teaching mindfulness, businesses can become more ethical, more compassionate and wiser. And he enticed a lot of the big names of mindfulness such as Jack Kornfield and Dan Siegel to share their vision and ideas here. Over and over again at the conference, we heard that all the beautiful ideas they presented will just remain words unless people try them out, practice them and…

#35 May 2015 – Acceptance

Acceptance What captivated me the most during the retreat in Borobudur was when Lama Marut led us into two meditations. His words impacted me and made me more aware of the way I consciously or subconsciously view others. It was an excellent eye opener really. His quote continues to reverberate in my consciousness everyday: “Some people will like you; some people will never like you. And if you try hard to make them like you, the greater the distance they create.” It is a strong reminder that when I can’t change it why worry? And when I can change it…

#34 April 2015 – Sacred Space

Sacred Space “[Sacred Space] is an absolute necessity for anybody today You must have a room, or a certain hour or so a day, where you don’t know what was in the newspapers that morning, you don’t know who your friends are, you don’t know what you owe anybody, you don’t know what anybody owes to you. This is a place where you can simply experience and bring forth what you are and what you might be. This is the place of creative incubation. At first you may find that nothing happens there. But if you have a sacred place…

Deep Relaxation Mindful Meditation In Thich Nhat Hanh tradition

Deep relaxation is an important practice that helps take care of our body. When our body is relaxed, our mind will also be calm. In deep relaxation we practice stopping and letting go, using the breath as an anchor to listen deeply to our body. In this 60-minutes exercise we will have a good chance to offer total rest to our body and mind through mindful breathing and mindfulness songs which will be led by Elin Lim (who will be strumming the guitar). About LeHo Gia Anh Le is a lecturer of Vietnamese language and culture. She has been practicing…

#32 February 2015 – It’s Time to Reboot

  It’s Time to Reboot I not sure about you but I’m long overdue for a personal reboot.  The last few months have been an absolute blur with work deadlines and loads of extra activities during the festive season.  Where did that two week Christmas holiday go?  Then – wham bam – it’s straight into the new year with business plans, projections, budgets…etc…etc.  And now we have Lunar New Year celebrations going into full bloom! During this busy period I’ve been going through the motions of my practice… Dharma class on Mondays…. Yoga class on Sun and meditating semi-regularly, but…

#31 January 2015 – New Year New Offerings

New Year New Offerings My spiritual study for 2015 kicked off with a perfect start on Monday night with Charu Ramesh’s introductory class to the Yoga Sutras. The class was relaxed yet illuminating at the same time.  I gave my mind and body a long break over the holidays, so it was like a drink of spring water for my dehydrated mind, as she skilfully explained a deeply profound text in layman’s words. The simple essence of the text is that suffering is caused by turbulence in the mind and the practice of Yoga is all about how to stop…

#30 December 2014 E-x-h-a-l-e

E-x-h-a-l-e They say the end of the year is a time of reflection: a time to slow down; detach from the busyness of everyday life; take stock of the year gone by and think about where you want the next year to go. 2014 for me personally, and, I think, for ASC, has been a year of growth and learning. We have been blessed with many teachings, from both our home lamas and visiting teachers and we have blossomed alongside one another as spiritual friends and as members of a larger community. I feel truly grateful to have been able…