Human beings have the potential to achieve the highest well-being and happiness, but this requires training in ethical, spiritual, and intellectual faculties. The Noble Eightfold Path, designed by the Buddha, leads to great compassion and wisdom. Understanding and practicing this path are essential for reaching the ultimate goal of Buddhism.

Our annual mindfulness retreat, held on 9th August (National Day) since 2009, is designed to support Dhamma practitioners on their spiritual journey towards awakening. The retreat includes mindfulness-based insight meditation techniques, sutta explorations, Dhamma talks, chanting, and a Q&A session.

All participants are required to wear full white attire and observe noble silence and the Eight Precepts throughout the retreat. White sashes will be provided. Simplicity and modesty are appreciated, so please refrain from wearing jewelry, ornaments, and perfumes. Lunch and tea will be served. You are encouraged to bring only essential items, including a meditation cushion if you wish.

Please register online prior to the retreat. On the retreat day, arrive by 8:00 am to mark your attendance at the registration counter and receive your white sash. The retreat runs from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please return your white sash to our volunteers before leaving the center.

Dhammakami Buddhist Society wishes you a blissful and meaningful retreat. May this practice bring you one step closer on the path to spiritual awakening and enlightenment.

With Metta,

Dhammakami Buddhist Society Organising Committee

Registration for Participation

Please register at https://bit.ly/dkbs-odmr24

Date and Time

9-August-2024 (Friday)
9:00am – 5:00pm

Programme

8:30am
Arrival of the Preceptors

9:00am – 9:30am
Sermon
Why do we observe Noble Silence & Eight Precepts?

9:30am – 10:30am
Pūjā procession
Observing of Eight Precepts
Homage to the Triple Gem

10:30am – 11:45am
Sermon
Awakening Mindfulness

Practical Session
Mindfulness on Thoughts

11:45am – 1:00pm
Lunch break and rest
(Lunch will be provided)

1:00pm – 2:00pm
Sermon
Is chanting a form of Meditation?

Practical Session
Mindfulness on Death

2:00pm – 3:00pm
Sutta Discussion
Avaranata Sutta – Why some cannot realize the Dhamma?

3:00pm – 3:30pm
Tea Break and Rest
(Coffee, tea, soft drinks, water)

3:30pm – 4:30pm
Misunderstood Buddhism
(Q&A Session)

4:30pm – 5:00pm
Termination of Eight Precepts
Chanting of Metta Sutta
Sharing of Merits


Noble Silence and Eight Precepts would be observed from 9.00 am to 5.00pm. All participants are require to be attired in white.

Venue

Dhammakami Buddhist Society
29, Lorong 29 Geylang, #06-01/02, Singapore 388078.

Please call or message us via WhatsApp at 9068 6036 or email us at dkbs@dhammakami.org for enquires.