WEEKLY MEDITATION SCHEDULE

SUNDAY, MONDAY, TUESDAY

Opening Hours: 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (2:00 PM on Tuesday)

06:00 AM – 07:00 AM

Reciting Shurangama Mantra (Private Session)

 

09:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Drop-In Class: Mindfulness Meditation Practices

(Teachings and guidance in English)

This is a Vipassana (insight meditation practice) to experience the universal truths of “impermanence,” “suffering” and the “absence of ego.” Vipassana experience can be gained through observing the body and mind as constantly changing things. With comprehension (sampajanna) and mindfulness (sati), this leads to the development of insight wisdom (panna) to gradually eradicate mental defilements and the attainment of liberation from suffering. Vipassana is not limited to any particular religion or sect. Everyone can practice Vipassana freely at any time and place without conflicts arising from race, culture or the religion to which they belong. Practice of Vipassana, therefore, cleanses mental impurity and leads to the formation of a balanced mind that is full of love and compassion.

This class is suitable for beginners, as well as those with an established meditation practice. Each class includes teaching, meditation, and discussions on how to integrate Vipassana meditation to daily life.

 

11:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Reciting Long Mantra of Avalokiteshvara

We chant the Great Compassion mantra of Avalokitesvara 21 times and dedicate the merit from the meditation to the benefit of all sentient beings. Meditating on or visualizing Avalokitesvara can bring compassion into your life—compassion for others, as well as compassion for you from others. The immediate benefits are purification of negative karmas, protection and healing.

Avalokitesvara (pronounced Av-ah-low-key-tesh-vah-ra) is also known as Guan Yin (Kuan Shi Yin) in China, Kanon in Japan, Chenrezig in Tibet, Natha in Sri Lanka, Lokanat in Burma, Lokesvara in Thailand, Quan Am in Viet Nam, and by many other names.

Reciting sutras or mantras daily can help us relieve daily stress, focus on the teachings, and plant the seeds of Enlightenment in our subconscious. Moreover, we recite mantras to educate our subconscious since our conscious mind is influenced by our subconscious; indeed, that our subconscious operates absolute control over our character.