Silent Meditation Retreat
Time & Location
About the event
You do not need to wait till the next vacation up a mountain to find inner peace. Instead, take a deep reset to reconnect with yourself.
Set everything aside, retreat from the world, break free from habitual energies, enter into Noble Silence, and reemerge with greater peace, grounded presence, clarity, happiness and wisdom.
Entering a retreat is a wonderful doorway into understanding yourself and experiencing the deep, peaceful stillness within.
Turn your mind inwards, develop insights to awaken to your true nature, and learn how to live every moment deeply by weaving mindfulness and compassion into your daily life.
The temple is a tranquil sanctuary tucked away from the hustle and bustle of city life. You will be meditating in the meditation hall where the sacred relics of Buddha are enshrined in.
Enter Noble Silence and give up your phone for a day. Let yourself be nourished by spiritual & wisdom teachings (known as Dharma Talks), group meditation, me-time for mindful reflections and all the precious moments you need to relax and discover yourself.
Best of all, you will be in noble silence. There will be no more need to live up to anyone’s expectations because everyone will be tuning into themselves. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to be your truest self without any judgment.
We will be practising Zen and Insight Meditation (samatha-vipassana), an ancient practice stemming from the Buddha over 2,600 years, which has been proven to be very powerful in transforming the mind and ending mental suffering. On top of that, you will also learn energy practices to help you deepen your meditation and make the process easier for you.
Outside of the meditation mat, we will also learn how to live mindfully by incorporating zen into every moment of life. Thus transforming our preconceived mundane experience of life into a deep enjoyment of living fully in the present moment.
There is no meditation experience necessary for this retreat, and it is open to everyone, regardless of religious background, age, gender identity and expression. All are welcome!
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Dhammakamo (DK) is a meditation teacher, mindfulness coach, spiritual mentor, corporate well-being consultant, writer and former buddhist monk for half a decade. DK has travelled extensively to learn from various teachers and traditions to master the pragmatic application of ancient wisdom, having spent most of his time practising in the Thai Forest Tradition and Plum Village Zen Monastery in France. He has also attended multiple retreats in Dharamsala to study with Tibetan masters, having received 1:1 guidance from many tantric masters, notably Denma Locho Rinpoche, State-Oracle Khadro-la and Lama Zopa Rinpoche.
3rd Dec 2021, Friday
9am - 5pm
Buddhaguna Buddhist Temple @ 27 Jln Senyum, Singapore 418151
Registration closes: 30th Nov 2021
Retreat check-in time will be 8.30am. You will have to surrender your mobile devices upon registration so as to free yourself from distractions. An emergency contact number will be given to you upon check-in which you can forward to your loved ones. Your mobile devices will be returned to you at 5pm.
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Price includes vegetarian lunch .
Parts of the proceeds will be donated to the temple.
Covid-19 Safe Management Measures
Keeping in line with Covid Safe Management Measures, we are only able to accommodate up to a maximum of 10 participants for this retreat.
In order to give everyone a peace of mind, we require all participants to be fully vaccinated and/or have a valid ART-negative test result.
Self-ART swab test has to be taken no earlier than 6pm the day before the retreat.
Things To Bring:
- Water bottle
- loose and comfortable clothing (knees and shoulders covered)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
By registering and booking for this retreat, you:
1- hereby agree to abide by the rules and instructions and will co-operate fully with the organisers. Failing which, you accept that your participation for/ and at the retreat can be prematurely terminated.
2- hereby consent to the collection and use of the above personal data by 'The Hermitage Zen', its authorised representatives or third parties, for the purposes of (a) verifying your identity; (b) responding to, handling, and processing queries, requests, applications, registrations, complaints, and feedback from you; (c) processing payment or credit transactions; (d) stay in contact with you to remain a source of support during your learning journey; (e) keep you updated of future products, services and promotions.
3- hereby agree that you shall not hold the organisers, Buddhaguna Buddhist Temple, or the teacher(s) liable for any loss or damage sustained to body, life and/or property or expenses incurred however caused arising from your voluntary participation in the said event.
4- hereby acknowledge that videos and photos will be taken and used for educational, marketing, commercial and promotional purposes by The Hermitage Zen and its organiser(s).
5- hereby acknowledge that ticket sold are non-refundable