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Adult Dhamma Course 201011 Ver1.2c

Adult Dhamma Course 201011 Ver1.2c

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Ending Kamma, Discovering Happiness
A
DULT
 
D
HAMMA
 
C
OURSE
13–21 November 2010
(Meditation Retreat: 13–17; Dhamma Workshop: 17–21)
Sāsanārakkha Buddhist Sanctuary
, Taiping
(T/F: 05-8411198 M: 017-5182011 E:office@sasanarakkha.org)
The Buddha taught the
Noble EightfoldPath
as the way to the complete ending of unhappiness. Is it
working for you? Haveyou suffered less with the practice?
Or have you merely “let go” by trying to forgetunwanted thoughts and suppressunpleasant feelings? Or have you beentrying to “accept” by submitting to andenduring them?
Have you understoodthe practice correctly so that it reallyends unhappiness?
Through learning and practice, Āyasmā Kumāra Bhikkhurealises that the Dhamma practice—when done correctly—trulyends unhappiness or stress, and not merely “manages” it. Wecan start with any unhappiness we experience in our lives andwork towards its ending by settling the mind and seeing thingsas they are. As we do that, we peel off the mass of unhappinesswith its egoic attachments—layer by layer—and move closer tothe complete ending of unhappiness.
Join this course to find out how.
Course Instructor 
Kumāra Bhikkhu
wasordained in 1999 at the ageof 27. Since then, with histraining in education, he hasbeen sharing the Dhammain various ways and inseveral languages (mainlyEnglish, Mandarin andHokkien) with Buddhists of various traditions and non-Buddhists too.Inspired by his mainmeditation teacher,Sayādaw U Tejaniya,Venerable Kumāra hasbeen especially interested inspiritual teachings that showhow to cultivate wisdom thatremoves the causes of suffering. Influenced byVenerable AggacittaMahāthera, he is open toDhamma teachings beyondorthodoxy and tradition, solong as they work towardstrue ending of suffering.Having discoveredhappiness through thisuniversal Dhamma, he ishappy to help others do sotoo.
Closing date:
31 October 2010
(or when registrationreaches 60)
 Adult Dhamma Course 201011 Ver1.2 www.sasanarakkha.org Modified: 14 Aug 2010 
 
Notes from the instructor:
While you may choose to attend
only the meditation retreat 
or 
only the Dhamma workshop
, I’dlike to encourage you to attend both, i.e.,
the complete course
.
Meditation Retreat
Guided and self-practice of 
SensoryAwareness
Small group
discussions
Dhamma talks
Participants are on 8 precepts
Helps you to bring about
mental stabilityand clarity
Highly recommended so that the inner workduring the workshop would be easier andmore effective
Dhamma Workshop
Guided practice of 
Acceptance and Love
Guided and self-practice of 
SensoryAwareness
Guided and self-practice of 
InwardInvestigation
Group
discussions
Spiritual and inspirational videos
Participants are on 5 or 8 precepts.
Helps you to
understand the origins of your actions and unhappiness
so that youcan be free from them.
Inward Investigation
in the Dhamma workshop involves deep purification for the ending of unhappiness that is related to
anxiety, fear, worry;
anger, impatience, frustration, hatred, aggression;
sadness, grief, depression, emotional hurt;
regret, guilt, shame, embarrassment;
obsession, addiction; etc.It will challenge the concepts, ideas, belief systems that your attached to. If your issue is deep, Iencourage you to attend the complete course, i.e., including the
Meditation Retreat
.FEE: The instructor and organiser do not charge for the course. However, participants areencouraged to make a suitable amount of donation to a charity of their choice. Proof of donationis not required.Should the number of participants exceed our capacity, those joining the complete course willbe given priority.… what is kamma (action/work/doing) that is neither dark nor brightwith neither dark nor bright result, leading to the ending of kamma?Right view, right resolve, right speech, right action, right livelihood,right endeavour, right remembering, right stability. (AN 4.235)… what is kamma that is neither dark nor bright with neither dark nor bright result, leading to the ending of kamma? Remembering (sati)as an awakening factor, dhamma investigation (dhammavicaya)...perseverance (viriya)... rapture (pīti)… serenity (passaddhi)...stability (samādhi)... equanimity (upekkhā) as an awakening factor.(AN 4.238)'Kamma should be known. The cause by which kamma comes intoplay... The diversity in kamma... The result of kamma... Thecessation of kamma... The path of practice for the cessation of kamma should be known.' (AN 6.63)
 Adult Dhamma Course 201011 Ver1.2 www.sasanarakkha.org Modified: 14 Aug 2010 

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