Mahabodhi Society of USA

Mindfulness of Breathing

A 2-day meditation retreat led by Bhikkhu Kaiyin


Anapanasati, mindfulness of breathing, is a core meditation practice common to various Buddhist tradition, as well as a part of many modern mindfuln ess-based programs.  From ancient times to today, Anapanasati is one of the most widely used Buddhist methods for contemplating bodily phenomena which leads to the cultivation of both concentration (Samadhi) and insight (Vipasssana).

Bhikkhu Kaiyin was ordained in 1987.  After ordination, he practiced meditation under the guidance of several masters and further received intensive training in Samatha and Vipassana meditation from Venerable Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw in Myanmar.  In early 1990's he held teaching position at two Buddhist institutes in Taiwan.  In 1998, he founded Santavana Forest Hermitage in Malaysia and has been the abbot since.  Currently, he is also the chairman of the Board for Santa Monastery in the US. 
In his monastic life of over two decades, he has developed profound experience in teaching meditation by leading more than one hundred intensive retreats throughout the world.  Also, he is the expert in various Buddhist literature, including Pali commentaries on canonical texts, The Abhidhamma Sangaha, The Path to Purification (Vishudhimagga), the Great Treaties on Perfection of Wisdom (Mahaprajnaparamita-sastra) and the Discourse on Stages of Concentration Practice (Yogacarabhumi-sastra).


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Dates: Sat. ~ Sun., 4/1~4/2/2017
Time: 8:45 AM – 9:00 AM Check in
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM Meditation
Location: Mahabodhi Society of USA, 1302 Lillian Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Remarks: 1. No part time allowed.
2. Space is limited.  The registration deadline is 3/5/2017
3. Vegetarian lunches provided. 
4. Zabutons provided.  Please bring your own zafus/cushions, blankets, and meal utensils. 
5. Retreat guidelines will follow once admitted.
Fee: Dana/donation welcome. 
Registration: Press here for registration.
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