Date(s) - 01/09/2019 - 08/09/2019
8-day Insight Meditation Retreat
Led by renowned Aung San Sayadaw of the Mogok tradition of Myanmar.
Dates: 1 September 2019, 3PM – 8 September 2019 11AM
Location: Hong Kong Jockey Club Yuen Long Recreation Centre, Ping Shan Lane, Ping Shan, Yuen Long, N.T., Hong Kong
Registration: Register here
We are delighted to inform you that the Venerable Aung San Sayadaw of the Mogok Vipassana tradition of Myanmar will come to Hong Kong to conduct an eight-day silent retreat from Sept 1-8.
Mogok’s tradition stresses the importance of intellectual understanding of the Buddha’s teaching, and establishing the right view before actual meditation practice. In the retreat, the core teachings of the Buddha’s teachings of five-aggregates, 18 elements, Four Noble Truth and the cycle of Dependent Origination will be taught, showing how through cause and effect, craving and desires keep us trapped in the rounds of becoming and suffering. Meditation is then developed based on this prior understanding. The meditation will be conducted in developing the stability of the mind through mindfulness of breathing during sitting meditation; body scan during standing meditation and walking meditation. When the mind becomes stable, then Insight Meditation (Vipassana) will be practiced in the domain of bodily phenomena, feelings and mental activities.
This retreat offers an excellent opportunity for people who wish to combine learning Buddhist theory with practicing meditation. The retreat will be conducted in a traditional Buddhist way which includes prostration and chanting in addition to the meditation practice.
Language：Burmese translated to Mandarin, Cantonese and English
Application Deadline：20th August, 2019. You are welcome to apply for residential silent retreat or day time drop-ins.
Retreat types and costs:-
- Entire 8-day / 7-night duration with lodging: HK$875 deposit required (HK$125pp per night)
- Part duration with lodging: HK$125pp per night deposit required.
- Day attendees (non-residential): HK$40 per day deposit required. Day visitors will be required to arrive before 9:00am and will be expected to stay until 5pm. This is in order to minimise disruption to the resident attendees.
After completing the initial registration, you will be asked to submit the relevant deposit amount to HKIMS by manual bank transfer and to provide proof of transfer via email or whatsapp – full details on how to do this will be provided after you complete the registration.
Accommodation deposits are non-refundable in the event you decide to cancel.
The deposits listed here only cover the lodging and day to day use of the centre. Donations to the teacher as well as donations towards the cost of food will be gratefully accepted on a voluntary donation basis.
Please ensure you have read the Fa Hong Monastery Code Of Conduct guidelines
Aung San Sayadaw
Sayadaw Bhaddanta Saddhamma Kittisara, was trained in Buddhist scriptures and Vipassana meditation by eminent teachers in Myanmar belonging to different traditions. In 1984, he became a patron of Mogoke Vipassana Sub-center (77) in Yangon. The center is fully developed under his great effort; almost 6000 Yogis of various classes stay and practice the Mogoke way of Vipassana meditation in it every year.
Aung San Sayadaw has also written manuals on Vipassana Vision, Light of Truth, Fundamentals of Vipassana, Discourse on Peace, Buddha’s Way of Immortal Medicine, and a Short-Cut to Dependent Origination and many others translated into different languages. He teaches and conducts retreats in Thailand, Singapore, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, USA, UK, Australia, Canada, Malaysia and the greater China region. In 1999, he was conferred the title of Mahakammatthanacariya and in 2009, the title of Aggamahakammatthanacariya by the Government.