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Wonderful Three Days

On the last day when we were about to share our retreat experiences, Ray stood up and said "Hey look. A deer outside our window." That kind of summarized the wonderful environment, the American Bodhi Center, where we spent three days of our insight meditation retreat. The retreat was guided by Ven K (3rd on front row) and Ven. Nanda delivered 2 excellent Dharma talk for two nights (2nd on front row). Picture: Taken on the last day of the retreat. This time were about equal number of male and female meditators.

Ven. Nanda expounded wonderful teachings with is fluent Pali recitation and explanation in English. We came to learn that Ven. Nanda was born in Sri Lanka and ordained as a monk in his early age (on his own insistent). Graduated in a University and studied overseas like Taiwan where he learnt Chinese. He currently established several Buddhists centers and on a busy travel schedule.

On the fist evening, he explained the importance of sadha- faith, trust and con…

May 26-28, 2012 3-Day Retreat

In May, we will have a 3 day retreat during Memorial Holidays. Check-in is on 5/25/2012 from 7:00pm to7:30pm and orientation at 8:00pm. If you cannot make it to the orientation, go to the administration office to check in and volunteers will assist you. For any special requests or questions, please contact the center (Tel:979-921-6969). Registration form and flyer.

Retreat Schedule:
      5:00    Mornign Wake Up
      5:30  - 6:00    Exercise
      6:00  -  7:15    Sitting Meditation,Morning Service
      7:30  -  8:00    Breakfast
      8:00  -   8:30    Mindful Cleaning
      8:45  -  11:45    Walking/Sitting Meditation
Lunch     12:00 - 12:30    Lunch
     12:30  -  1:15    Rest
      1:30 -   5:30    Walking/Sitting Meditation
      5:30 -   6:00    Medicine Meal
      6:00 -   7:00    Self Practice
      7:00 -  9:00    Dharma Talk/ Sitting Meditation
     10:00 ~ ~ ~ ~    Mindfully go to bed