3-5 Nov 2017 Last weekend retreat for 2017: Art of Peaceful Living



 Dear Everyone,

Thank you for your great participation and kind co-operation to make this a wonderful last weekend retreat for the year.

Venerable Phra Mana, Luong Po Sawat, Phra Maha Wichai, Peter, the volunteers and I rejoice with you all.

We hope you have had a peaceful trip home with no backseat drivers and not too many monsters, devils and other distractions.

We would love to see you all back at retreat next year, and you are all welcome to come any Sunday for yummy Vipassana lunch and Dhamma talk.

Please email me if you would like any more information or clarification of the teachings this weekend, or if you would like me to email you the chanting book.

We also welcome your comments and feedback, and we apologise in advance for anything that has caused you worry, discomfort or concern.

With metta,


 “Like the spinning ball of Dependent Origination, we learn to break free from attachment as the ball is spinning: Discover liberation in the middle of attachment. Breath mindfully and enjoy peaceful happiness.”

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Thank you Kim! 

 Deepest gratitude to you, the volunteers and the monks! I'm so thankful for the opportunity to learn and grow with you all this weekend. I've been practicing meditation for a while now, but just recently started diving deeper into the history and the teachings behind the practice.

When I left my home in the U.S. in September I thought I was coming to this side of the world for hiking in New Zealand, but it's becoming clear that I'm actually on a spiritual journey and do have a lingering question. I wasn't sure if this was a Dhamma question, so I didn't want to trouble the monks during the retreat-but I think Thailand is my next destination and I'd appreciate any recommendation of a good place for a lay woman (English speaking only) to go for study and to deepen my practice. Any advice would be greatly appreciated! :) 

 I'd also love to have a copy of the chanting manual-please and many, many thanks! 😌





Hi Kim,

I'd like to thank you, the Monks and all the volunteers for all your hard work and hospitality!!!!! 

The weekend retreat was one of the best and most valuable experiences of my life!!!!!

I cannot thank you all enough. See you soon.



Hi Kim, the Monks and all the volunteers,

 Thanks so much for all the hard work in organizing the retreat. I found the teachings sink in, with much help from the calm and peaceful environment. Thank you for the teachings and making the right conditions to help cultivate mindfulness :)

 Thanks, Keiko