From October 13-15, 2015 the Middle Way Meditation Institute organized the 9th International Middle Way Three-Day Meditation retreat at Pop House, Suan Tawan Dhamma. The retreat program was put together for foreigners who love inner peace to have the opportunity to practice the fundamentals of meditation and have a chance to learn Dhamma, that universal for all and put it to use to benefit their daily lives.
At the retreat, the participants were trained to meditate and learn the principles of Universal Goodness. They also learned valuable Buddhist cultures such as paying respect to monks, wiping and cleaning dishes thoroughly, and placing shoes in an orderly row. Everyone could adapt such knowledge into their daily lives in their own countries. The teaching monks also taught Dhamma suitable for the occasion to help the participants progress in their meditation.
Moreover, this program offered a variety of special activities including yoga, soap bubble blowing, offering food to the monks, and sharing meditation obstacles and experiences . The teaching monk kindly gave advice and solutions to obstacles and provided techniques to allow participants to progress in their meditation. Each participant was able to improve their meditation. Toward the end of the program participants visited Wat Phra Dhammakaya and took a group picture to remember the day.
For upcoming retreats, please visit: http://www.mmipeace.org/ or call (+66) 82 333 3082.
Saturday, August 29, 2015, was a very big day for the people of San Enrique. San Enrique, a municipality in the province of Iloilo. On that auspicious day, the people in San Enrique and nearby municipalities succeeded in organizing the 3rd “Light of Peace” event in the Philippines in partnership with the Middle Way Meditation Institute (MMI). Iloilo, Philippines.
Participants learned how to reach inner peace through meditation and practice Five Universal Goodness. All hearts were fused together as one, in calmness and joy, to reveal the peace message “Progress through Inner Peace”. Around 16,000 candles were lit across the area in the full-moon night for the attainment of peace for the Philippines and the world.
Light of Peace in San Enrique 2015 was featured in the 2 biggest newspapers in Philippines: Manila Bulletin and Philippines Daily Inquirer. They both cited “Inner Peace and UG5″ as the main essences that made “San Enrique “The First Inner Peace Town in the World.”
Everyone can join the Light of Peace in the Philippines through the Facebook fan page at Light of peace in the Philippines
On 28th – 30th July 2015, The Middle Way Meditation Institute organized the International Middle Way Three-Day Meditation retreat, for the 3rd time at POP HOUSE, in Bann Suan Tawan Dhamma. This gave an opportunity to foreigners who love inner peace to come and practice basic meditation and learn Dhamma that is universal for all, so they can use the knowledge to benefit their daily lives.
This project has attracted many foreigners from Vietnam, China, India, Malaysia, New Zealand, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Kingdom of Tonga. Meditation sessions were kindly led by Venerable Phisit Jittasuttho – Deputy Head of the Middle Way Meditation Institution, and Venerable Chayanon Kijjanantho – Teaching monk of the Institute.
This time, the participants were trained to meditate and learned the principles of universal goodness. They also learned valuable Buddhist cultures such as paying respect to monks, cleaning thoroughly, and placing shoes in an orderly row. Thus, everyone could adapt this knowledge and utilize it in their daily lives in their own countries. Moreover, the teaching monks taught Dhamma principles that helped participants develop their meditation further.
In addition, this project offered a variety of special and valuable events including yoga, blowing bubbles, food offering to monks in the Buddhist Tradition, and the sharing of meditative experiences amongst participants. The teaching monk suggested solutions to meditation obstacles. This made each participant progress in their meditation. Participants had a chance to visit Wat Phra Dhammakaya and take a group photograph as a souvenir of their experiences.
The next meditation program will be organized at POP House, Bann Suan Tawan Dhamma, from 25th – 27th August 2015. Anyone can invite their foreign friends to join this program at http://www.mmipeace.org/ or call (+66) -82-3333-082.