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Centre Overview

The centre is a place for practicing the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation (Satipatthana Vipassanā Bhāvanā), Vipassana meditation in Mahasi Sayadaw tradition.  

  

History

Sati Meditation Centre founded on 1st August 2010. The founder of the centre is Sayalay Medhānanda. Sayalay Medhānanda is a Theravada Nun. She became a nun on 1st March 2006. She began to practice the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation (Satipatthana Vipassanā Bhāvanā) when she was 29 years old in 1988. She had practices the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation for almost a decade in monasteries across Malaysia and Myanmar for long-term and short-term intensive retreat. She has understood the meaning of Thirty-seven Qualities after many years of practicing the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation. She also fully understood the Four Noble Truths which are Suffering, Cause of Suffering, Cessation of Suffering, and Path to the Cessation of Suffering. She established right view and confidence on Dhamma. She believed by practicing the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation is truly applying the Noble Eightfold Path and Five Aggregates. By doing so, we will be able to attain enlightenment (Nibbāna); free from mental and physical suffering which is cessation of the cycle of death and rebirth. 

Sayalay Medhānanda hopes everyone can have the opportunity to learn the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation and realise the impermanence, suffering, and non-self. With that in mind, she decided to establish Sati Meditation Centre.

 

Mission 

Sati Meditation Centre is a place for practicing the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Meditation. The centre offered a beautiful environment, clean and quiet place for meditation practice. Sayalay Medhānanda will take care of the food hygiene and nutrition for meditators. She also gives detailed guidance on every meditator. She hopes every serious meditator will benefit from Dhamma at the centre. 

Sādhu! Sādhu! Sādhu! (Excellence! Excellence! Excellence!) 

As for promoting the ​​meditation, Sayalay Medhānanda has planned to begin in four areas: 

  1. The centre will be opened daily to welcome anyone who wish to learn meditation. The meditators can manage practice time at their convenience either for long-term or short-term intensive retreat (a few days, weeks or months). No fees will be charged. However donations are welcome. Please contact Sayalay Medhānanda for intensive retreat arrangement.

  2. The centre will organise intensive retreat in the appropriate public holidays. No fees will be charged. However donations are welcome.

  3. The centre organises meditation class on every Sunday from 9 a.m. to noon. Sayalay Medhānanda will guide on walking and sitting meditation, chanting sutra in Pali language, and giving Dhamma talk. Meditation class is free of charge.

  4. The centre will organise three days and two nights school holiday Dhamma camps in November or December. The contents included basic Dhamma, chanting sutra in Pali language, and Loving-kindness (Mettā) Meditation. All students from 9 to 15 years old are welcome. (No fees will be charged. However donations by their parents are welcome.) 

Finally, Sayalay Medhānanda hope devotees can support the centre and actively participating in the centre’s meditation activities, in order to become a right believe Buddhist. 

Thanks to all devotees who had read this article, may you: 

  1. Be free from danger and enmity,

  2. Be free from mental suffering,

  3. Be free from physical suffering,

  4. Take care of yourself happily.

Sādhu! Sādhu! Sādhu! (Excellence! Excellence! Excellence!)
 


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