The Support Network for Women Renunciants in Malaysia and Singapore was first formed in May 2011 with the purpose to consolidate efforts to help women who aspire to go forth, especially in the Theravada tradition. With the advice and help of our spiritual advisors, Venerable Saranankara, Venerable Anandajoti, Venerable Santini, Venerable Upekkha and the Pro-tem Committee, we established the Gotami Vihara as a place of stay for women renunciants.
Ven. Bodhicitta, who has been doing such a lot of good work in Malaysia this year, leading retreats and generally giving Dhamma teachings, will be leading a retreat in both English and Sinhala languages in Melbourne in December. See the following poster for details.
Donation from Bro. MV Nathan’s Concert of Buddhist Songs
Brother Nathan, his family and friends have kindly donated the full collection of the concert to Gotami Vihara with no deductions of any cost incurred. It was successfully held at Matic Hall, Jalan Ampang, KL with tickets sold at RM80 each. Total collection was RM10,580. A very big sadhu to Brother Nathan for his generosity.
Ven. Bodhicitta gave the first of these talks on International Bhikkhuni Day, September 29th, 2012 at the Vivekavana Buddhist Society in Penang, Malaysia.
The rest of the talks were given in the following weeks as she elaborated on the subject, and explained it in a methodical way.
The talks discuss the worthy aims a Buddhist should have, the various realms one can be born into, how one gets to them, and encourages everyone to strive for Awakening, rather than rebirth.
After a year of stressful work, here is an opportunity to de-stress and relax among white clouds. Not only will it give you the much needed holiday, but it also gives you the tools to manage stress in a better way to lead a happier and peaceful life.
Video recording of Ven. Bodhicitta talking about mindfulness in everyday life, and how to fulfil the eightfold noble path and the factors of awakening. Includes a short question and answer session at the end.
This is a collection of retreat talks given by Ven Bodhicitta in March 2012 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
To download these and other talks by Ven. Bodhicitta please go to this page: http://archive.org/details/Ven-Bodhicitta-Retreat-Talks-in-March-2012