Daily Archives: December 30, 2017

Local Meditation Class, Minnesota, USA

On Wednesday, 13th December, 2017 Wat Phra Damakaya Minnesota organized a meditation class for locals. There were locals who joined the class for the first time; one was from a neighboring town and the other came from Montana to visit a relative – she heard about the meditation class, so decided to join. Phra Ajarn […]

Buddhist Class, Netherlands

On November 29, 2017, the teaching monk from the Dhammakaya Meditation Center of the Netherlands taught a meditation class at a local elementary school in Basisschool de Dromedaris. The teaching monk told the story of the main events in the Lord Buddha’s life to the class:  birth, enlightenment, and death. Then, students meditated together. Afterwards, […]

Wednesday Meditation Class, Manchester, UK

The Dhammakaya Meditation Center, Manchester, United Kingdom, hosted the Meditation Class on Wednesday, December 6 2017.  The teaching monk started the course by showing video clips of the benefits of meditation. He then passed a crystal ball around the class and asked participants to visualize the crystal ball, which is a useful technique for meditation. […]

Japanese Meditation Event, Osaka, Japan

On the late morning of Sunday, December 10, 2017, the Dhammakaya Meditation Center, Osaka, Japan hosted a Japaneselanguage meditation event. The teaching monk gave a sermon on the 7 bases of the mind concepts as well as recommended the techniques on stilling the mind. The class meditated together. Attendees practiced stilling and calming the mind. […]

Novice Ordination Event, Sri Lanka

Wat Phra Dhammakaya and Dhammakaya Foundation cooperated with Swiss–Lanka Meditation Center, Sri Lanka, arranged the Novice Ordination Program for Sri Lankan men to study dharma and solve the decreasing number of monks in Sri Lanka. The program arranged the Tonsure Ceremony for 25 participants in Swiss–Lanka Meditation Center, Katana, Sri Lanka in the evening of […]

Weekend Meditation Retreat, Gunma, Japan

Japanese Meditation Village, Wat Phra Dhammakaya Gunma, arranged the Weekend Meditation Retreat Wat Phra Dhammakaya Gunma, Japan, arranged a basic meditation class for locals during December 15th – 17th, 2017 (2 nights and 3 days). There were 8 meditation sessions. There were 8 Japanese participants and the teaching monks were Phra Maha Dr. Chattapong Katapunyo, […]

Mindfulness Meditation Class, Manchester, UK

On Wednesday 20th December 2017, the Mindfulness Meditation class was held at Wat Phra Dhammakaya Manchester of United Kingdom. With a few new local participants, a basic meditation introduction was introduced to guide them through the mindfulness meditation experience. Relaxation is the key to success in practicing meditation. Participants must be calm in both body […]

Meditation Class for Mount Alvernia Hospital, London

Doctors and nurses learned meditation to increase their willpower by stilling their minds. Wat Phra Dhammakaya London’s teaching monks and local volunteers were invited to teach basic meditation for the personnel of Mount Alvernia Hospital,  a private hospital in Guildford city on Wednesday December 20th, 2017.  This was the second time they came to teach […]

Wednesday Meditation, Georgia, USA

Georgia Meditation Center arranged a Wednesday Meditation Class on December 13th, 2017.  There were 15 participants who found peace from meditation. Phra Dr. Nicholas Thanissaro kindly taught about the 38 Blessings of Life. The class  that day focused on the 12th Blessing which talks about raising children. During the Q&A, they asked some dharma topics […]

Holiday Meditation, New Jersey, USA

Wat Buddha New Jersey arranged a Holiday Meditation and Candle-lighting Ceremony for their meditation students.  Although snow fell all day, 16 students came.  First, the teaching monk gave a welcome speech and two student representatives revealed their impression and the benefits of  meditation. After that they meditated together, lit candles and spread their loving-kindness to […]