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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

FOOD: First IMG Retreat of 2014

Feeding the Factors for Awakening

The Buddha taught, in the Ahara Sutta (SN 46.51) Food or For the Factors for Awakening translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, how to feed & starve the five hindrances & of the seven factors for Awakening.

In our first 2014 weekly Saturday 1-day retreat lead by Venerable Katapunno, the yogis got both "Food for the mind and body". 

Food for the Mind:  Dhamma lecture after sitting and walking meditation sections.

Food for the body: We had a delicious "hot pot" prepared by the wonderful kitchen members and volunteers at the center.

Venerable Katapunno preparing the Malaysian salad.

Come join the 1-day retreat every Sat of the week 9am till 4pm.  Do RSVP

Monday, January 6, 2014

2014 Metta Meditation at ABC

Seven day Metta meditation retreat lead by experienced masters Ven. Kaiyin, Ven. Kaizhao and Ven. Zhihan from 2/22 to 3/1 2014.  The masters will lead us step by step to develop soft, kind and forgiving heart and to achieve concentration, calm and peaceful mind.  Participation of all seven days is required.   Call the front office at 281-498-1616.

Date : 02/22 - 03/01/2014
Requirement: full course participation
Download: Application
Contact: 281-498-1616
Benefits of Metta: There are 11, some of them are: bright & pleasing complexion, sleeps & wakes easily with no nightmares, dear to human beings, animals & non-humans, protected by angels & spirits, gain concentration quickly, peaceful passing on.