#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…

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…

Cultivating Equanimity: Mini-Retreat on Saturday June 6th 2015

Join us for our very first mini retreat as we come together to learn, celebrate and practice. We will be deepening our understanding of the immeasurable quality of equanimity through a dharma talk, contemplating the teaching through a guided meditation and putting the teaching into practice with yoga. Venue: Oasis Holistic, Blk 10, #01-50 Selegie House, Selegie Road S(180010) Schedule 2.30-3.30pm: Dharma Talk 3.30-4.15pm: Meditation 4.15-5.30pm: Yoga Cost – SGD40 per person Enquiries and registration at  ​info@asc-sg.org

#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…

#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…

Review Classes on Retreat Teachings from Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

These classes will provide a review of Lama Marut’s past retreats on the text Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapters 1 to 7). The classes will be led by Alvin Lee and Chuck Grimm. During the classes, there will be a quick recap of the teachings covered during the 2013 & 2014 retreats on Bintan island. Participants of these retreats will be most welcome to contribute their own learning insights. Those who participated in only one of the two retreats: these classes are highly recommended to either get a quick refresher or mini introduction to the famous text by Master Shantideva.…

#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…

REGISTRATION CLOSING SOON! for April 9 to 13: Borobudur Retreat on Chapters 8-10 of Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

REGISTRATIONS FOR RETREAT CLOSING 4TH MARCH! Book now @ info@asc-sg.org Watch Lama Marut invite you personally to the retreat in the video below:   About the retreat: Lama Marut will lead this retreat on Chapters 8 to 10 of Master Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life. This retreat will be the third and last in the series of retreats held since 2013 on this wonderful text. The final chapters of the text focus on the Perfections of Meditative Concentration and Wisdom. We will be at the ancient Buddhist pilgrimage site of Borobudur, Indonesia, as we dive deep into the…

NEW! Audio Downloads of Meditation Workshop with Douglas Veenhof

For those of you who missed, or those that want to revisit the successful recent workshops with Doug Veenhof please go to our new audio download page. You can download and play on your favourite MP3 player. Douglas Veenhof Douglas Veenhof is a former mountain guide, an award-winning journalist, and the author of White Lama. He has studied and practiced Buddhism for more than twenty years and graduated with honors from the seven-year program of advanced Buddhist studies at Diamond Mountain.