Showing posts from October, 2015

Come And See (Ehipassiko)

We were reminded by the monk "Come And See", during the Dhamma Talk and it still resonance after the October 17th 1-day retreat in the loving home of the Nguyen.  It is like a person who has never tasted an orange and keeps saying that orange is very delicious. He will not know the real taste of oragne until he eats it.

"Ehipassiko" is a Pali word used to describe the investigative nature of Buddhism. The Buddha discouraged blind faith and encouraged his disciples to "come and see" his teachings for themselves, to witness the fruits of this practice through direct experience.  What is so impressive is that He proclaimed that "... not even if it's uttered by me ...".  That is a powerful statement possible only coming from an enlightened mind with great compassion.

Venerable Nalaka conducted the meditation and together with Venerable Eindaka shed lights on the practice and the benefits of Insight Me…

Houston Insight Meditation Group

Our group is primary lead by Venerable Nalaka from Austin Buddhist Vihara. The group practices Insight Meditation taught by Mahasi Sayadaw. 

We meet regularly on the 3rd Saturday of each month at location offer by a host family. The monthly 1-day retreat where "Noble Silence" is observed by everyone, starts at 9:00am and end at 4:00pm.

Lunch is pot-luck and the retreat is free.  Donations of dana to the teacher is encouraged and greatly appreciated.  Generally we suggest $10 or whatever you would like to afford.

1-Day Insight Meditation Schedule
Teacher: Venerable Nalaka
Meditation: Insight (Vipassana) Meditation
Location: host family 
Date: every 3rd Saturday of the month
Time: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Lunch: pot-luck
Cost: Free
Dannato Teacher: Suggested $10.00 or whatever you can afford
Contact: For details and questions clip here