Dear Venerables, Dhamma Sisters & Brothers,
Sukhi hotu. After a year of stressful work, here is an opportunity to de-stress and relax among white clouds. Not only will it give you the much needed holiday, but it also gives you the tools to manage stress in a better way to lead a happier and peaceful life.
Gotami Vihara Society is pleased to announce a 10 day Stress Management Retreat conducted by Venerable Bodhicitta. Details are as follows:
Date: 2 – 11 November, 2012
Time: 5pm on 2 Nov to 3pm on 11 Nov
Venue: Chin Swee Temple, Genting Highlands, KL
Fees: RM315. Free for Sangha members
Transport: Car pool. To meet at Buddhist Maha Vihara. Time: 5pm, Fri 2 November,2012
Organised by: Gotami Vihara Society & co-sponsored by Genting Buddhist Society
Venerable Bodhicitta. Venerable’s different approach to teaching meditation is reflected in the program and the book by her Master, Venerable Punnaji Thera. Venerable Punnaji is in a unique position of being a bhikkhu, medical doctor and psychologist when he developed his meditation practice.
In Venerable’s last retreat in August 2012, participants who were stressed or depressed found it to be very beneficial. They were more calm and enlightened to the Dhamma. Even new meditators found it enjoyable, relaxed and could progress very quickly. Those who came from overseas and out of town found it worthwhile and even look forward to future retreats. I am personally inspired by the method of teaching and have found it to be one of the best i have attended and would recommened it to meditators, whether beginners or experienced.
So we hope that you will take the opportunity to participate in this retreat while Venerable is in Malaysia.
As Gotami Vihara can only accommodate 10 people, we have decided to conduct it at Chin Swee Temple which is located in a tranquil environment among the clouds on top of the mountain range of Genting Highlands. It is often used for retreats and also offers a good get-away from the hustle and bustle of city life, away from the heat, noise and polluted air.
Bro. Lim Thean Chye, president of GBS was able to get special rates for food as his Society is a co-sponsor of the event.
Room rates are: RM25 per person, twin sharing.
– Lunch catered from Genting staff canteen at RM5 p. pax
– Breakfast and afternoon refreshment (simple ones) are arranged by Organisers and will be held in open air on the balcony of the meditation hall.
– Dinner is not provided
Per Person for Double Room
Room – RM25 x 9 days = RM225
Meals – Lunch, breakfast & refreshment – RM10 x 9 days = RM90 *
Total – RM315
* Meal rates can be reduced if we can get sponsorships in cash or food dana – fruits, juices, milk, milo, honey, cereals, biscuits, nuts, cheese, dark chocolate, lemon & preserved ginger. Donations or sponsors are welcome to make it affordable to some participants.
Transport: Car pool – to meet at Buddhist Maha Vihara
Time: 5pm, Fri 2 November, or earlier if you can arrange for
transport. Please inform us, so that we can maximize on availability of transport.
Transport dana is also welcome.
Public Transport: Genting bus from KL Sentral Station
Please indicate if you are able to participate to facilitate the bookings.
To register, please email the application form to: Sis Marie Tungka at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel. no. 017-6697830
For payment or donation, please bank in at our Support Network Public Bank Account a/c. No. 4632800327, name Yen Yoke Wah (Barbara) and Wuan Thong Lok. Please inform Sis Marie the date you banked in, amount, your full name and address so that we can acknowledge receipt.
Closing Date: 20 October, 2012
Kindly share this information with your family, friends and members of your organisation. Thank you.
Barbara Yen & Gotami Vihara Committee
Support Network for Theravada Women Renunciants
in Malaysia and Singapore