Meditation Retreat 2020 ~ with Venerable Luang Por Anan in Rayong, Thailand

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วัดมาบจันทร์ Wat Marp Jan

8/1 Moo7

Klaeng

Mueang, Rayong 21160

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Meditation Retreat 2020 ~ with Venerable Luang Por Anan in Rayong, Thailand

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Meditation Retreat 2020 ~ with Venerable Luang Por Anan in Rayong, Thailand

Teacher: Venerable Luang Por Anan

Translator: Ajahn Larry

Bilingual instruction: in Thai with English translation

Venue: Wat Marp Jan

Retreat Date:20 Jun 2020 - 28 Jun 2020

Registration Close: 31 May 2020

Retreat Fee: SGD $150 (To cover transportation and meals cost)

Note: Airfare at own expenses

** Donations are welcome to support the retreat and Wat Marp Jan.

Enquiry :

Contact Number: Bro Ren Huan: 9005 4983 or Bro Boon Kiong: 9127 2605

Email: ndr.activity@gmail.com

Organizer: Wat Marp Jan, 护法苑(Nibbana Dhamma Rakkha) & Buddha Dhamma Foundation

Importants notes

Maintain noble silence

For the purification of sila (precepts) so as to reap maximum benefits in the meditation practice, all yogis are required to abide by the 8 precepts

All communication device need to be surrendered

Vegetarian Meals will be provided

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Please do not buy your air tickets until confirmation from the organisers

Recommended flights below:

20/06/2020 (Saturday)

Depart From Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport

6:30 -8:00 TR 608 (Scoot)

or

8:20 -9:50 TR 624 (Scoot)

or

7:20 -8:45 JQ511 (Jetstar)

Depart From Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL) to Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport

8:05 -9:10 TG 2420 (Thai Airways)

or

8:05 -9:10 WE420 (Thai Smile)

* All to gather at Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport at 10:30am.

28/06/2020 (Sunday)

Depart from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport to Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)

17:35 - 21:00 TR 611 (Scoot)

Depart From Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport to Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)

18:25 -21:45 TG 2419 (Thai Airways)

or

18:30 -21:45 WE419 (Thai Smile)

** 15:30 reach Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport

All nationalities are welcome.

About Luang Por Anan

Venerable Ajahn Anan Akiñcano was born in the provincial town of Saraburi, Central Thailand, on the 31st of March, 1954, with the name of Anan Chan-in. From an early age he would regularly accompany his parents to the local temple to chant and pay respects to the monks, and he recalls experiencing feelings of great ease and joy whenever looking at images of the Buddha. During his school days he was known to be well-mannered and keen in his studies, and after graduation was hired as an accountant at Siam Cement Company. Though a diligent employee, he found himself increasingly drawn to Buddhist practice and began living at a nearby monastery during his hours away from work.

For the next year, working as an accountant and strictly observing the eight precepts of a lay practitioner, he was able to increase his meditation efforts and his confidence in the Buddha's teachings. After offering food to the monks each morning, he would travel to work and then return to the monastery in the evening to practice mediation. One day he had an experience of profound insight into the nature of all phenomena, followed by three days and three nights of a happiness unlike anything he had felt before. This experience removed any remaining doubts about committing his life to the Buddha's teachings, and soon afterwards he decided to enter the monastic order.

On July 3rd, 1975, he took full ordination under his preceptor and teacher, the Venerable Ajahn Chah. He was given the Pali name Akiñcano, meaning "one without worries," and spent the next four years diligently practising meditation and developing care and attentiveness around the more routine aspects of monastic life. During this period he acted as Ajahn Chah's personal attendant, which provided him with the opportunity to develop a close connection with his teacher. Though his meditation was up and down during these early years as a monk, in his fourth year it reached a point where it did not decline again.

After the intensive training period with Ajahn Chah, he was allowed the opportunity to seek out more secluded places to further his efforts in meditation. Living in remote forests and charnel grounds, he met with various hardships both outside and within. Still, he committed himself to this way of life for several years, growing in endurance, contending with serious bouts of malaria which took him close to death on many occasions. In 1984 he was offered a section of uninhabited land on which to build a forest monastery. Accompanied by two other monks and a novice, the group settled in the dense forest of Rayong province at what is now known as Wat Marp Jan, "Monastery of the Moonlit Mountain."

Nearly 25 years later, Ajahn Anan's reputation as a meditation master has grown, along with the number of monks coming to practice under him and seek his guidance. The monastery and the surrounding area have developed considerably since the time of his arrival, reflecting both Ajahn Anan's presence and his contribution to the region. Today, he attends to his many duties as abbot and teacher, sharing his time between monks and lay guests and looking after a growing number of branch monasteries.

Retreat Timetable (indicative)

20/06/2020(Saturday)

Time & Activity

10:30am Gather @ Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport

11:15am Depart from Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport

07:15pm : Retreat starts. Gather at upper hall. Evening chanting and take 8 precepts.

21/06/2020- 27/06/2020

Time & Activity

04:00am: Wake up & wash up

04:30am – 05:00am: Meditation

05:00am - 05:30am: Chanting

05:30am - 06:30am: Personal time

06:30am - 7:15am: Sai Bat @ WMJ gate

07:15am - 8.15am: Gather at Lower hall

08:15am – 9:30am: Meal time

9:30am – 10:00am: Walking meditation

10:00am – 11:00am: Meditation/Dhamma talk

11:00am – 11:30am: Light break

11.30am - 01:30 pm: Personal time

01:30pm - 02:00pm: Walking meditation

02:00pm - 03:00pm: Sitting meditation @ lower hall

03:00pm- 04:30pm: Area cleaning - sweep road & clean quarters

04:30pm - 06:00pm: Panna (tea/coffee) + personal time

06:00pm – 7:00pm: Guided walking meditation @ upper hall

07:15pm - 8.30pm: Evening chanting and meditation

08:30pm - 09:00pm: Every 2 days Q & A or else self meditation

09:30pm: Lights off

28/06/2020(Sunday)

04:00am: Wake up & wash up

04:30am – 05:00am: Meditation

05:00am - 05:30am: Chanting

05:30am – 06:30am: Clean up + pack up

06:30am – 07:30am: Sai Bat @ WMJ gate

7.30am - 8.15am: Gather at Lower hall

08:15am – 9:30am: Meal time

9.30am: Pay respect to Tan Ajahn

10.00am: Leave WMJ

10:30am- 4.00pm: To be confirm

3:30pm: Reach Suvarnabhumi (BKK) Airport

* Schedule is subject to change

For retreat fee (SGD $150), you may transfer to

Name of account: Nibbana Dhamma Rakkha

Account number: 04201063278

Type of account: Current account

Bank Code: 7302

Branch: 020

Swift Code: MBBESGS2

Name of Bank: Maybank Singapore

*Please attached your transaction slip and air flight details and send them to ndr.activity@gmail.com. Please indicate your name and contact number so that we can contact you.

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