Sat, Jul 09|
4-Week Mindfulness Zen Meditation
Discover your zen in the eye of the storm, especially when the mind is at its loudest.
Time & Location
Jul 09, 2022, 10:00 AM GMT+8 – Jul 30, 2022, 12:00 PM GMT+8
Singapore, 27 Jln Senyum, Singapore 418151
About the event
When we hear the word ‘Zen’, we think of peace, relaxation and the ability to stay calm in the middle of a storm. But just how did Zen practitioners develop their legendary equanimity?
Zen, at its roots, is a set of foundational ethics, teachings and practices to help us understand the nature of the mind. If our wish is to become more mindful, shouldn’t we first learn to understand the mind itself? The practice teaches us how we can relate to ourselves, our loved ones, colleagues and the world in a more present, peaceful and compassionate way.
With its simple, profound yet transformative approach, Zen gives meditators fresh understanding and insight into their practice. Valuable tools will also be taught to weave mindfulness and self-compassion into work and personal lives. A renewed motivation to practise is often a natural result of experiencing this deeper wisdom.
This 4 week programme is for both beginners and experienced meditators looking to deepen their practice. It is taught experientially to help you understand how to integrate mindfulness and wisdom into daily life.
Under Alwin’s practical and direct approach, you will discover how you can stay in the eye of the storm - the calm, zen centre within you. Where things do not happen to you, but for you.
The course builds each week and covers these key aspects:
- Wisdom teachings and breath
- Understand and experience the transformative power of Zen mindfulness and meditation
- Loving-Kindness beyond practice, becoming a presence
The programme will be held in the meditation hall of Buddhaguna Buddhist Temple, where sacred relics of the Buddha are enshrined.
4 Saturdays in July - 9, 16, 23, 30
10am - 12pm
Early Bird Promo (book by 30th June 2022) - S$260
Regular Price - S$350
"I am very grateful for the dedication Alwin showed us through his loving-kindness. He gave clear explanations of concepts and took great care in answering the attendees' questions, which facilitated a meaningful experience"
- Daniel Steel
"It is a good introduction course and I have definitely learnt a lot more about myself and hope to continue this journey to better manage myself, especially in dealing with difficult emotions and situations"
- Jane Teng
"Alwin has the rare ability to embody the depth of his own understanding through the simplicity of his teachings which resonate with the needs of the environment. Through his compassionate presence, he skillfully guided us towards opening up to a spaciousness in our meditations, a sense of connection in the emergent dialogue of our reflections, and an awareness in how our experiences on the meditation mat had subtly integrated themselves through the mindfulness of our daily interactions"
- Tina Nguyen
About The Teacher
Alwin grew up in a family with a strong affinity to Avalokiteshvara. His journey began when he was 15, after the passing of his maternal grandmother led him to search for meaning in Buddhist Scriptures. This path led him to healing modalities and subsequently Zen, which he now views as Life's way of bringing him back to what is important. Zen writings shaped his way of thinking and laid the foundation for his subsequent practices.
After a decade of walking the path without a guide, he realised that it was time to deepen his practice with a community and look for teachers grounded in pragmatic approaches. He started the search for compassion-based practices, and was quickly recommended The Hermitage Zen by a virtuous friend. Through his teacher's (Dhammakamo) teachings, Alwin experienced profound transformations in his practice and is now even more motivated to share what he received with those around him and beyond.
Alwin presently mentors new students in The Hermitage Sangha.