Centre for Modern Buddhism in JB

Nyungne Fasting Retreat


Avalokiteshevara19th & 20th April 2014

Nyungne is performed in conjunction with prayers to 1000-armed Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. He has a thousand arms with an eye in the palm of each hand, demonstrating that he watches over and cares for infinite living beings.

We begin each morning with the taking of the Eight Mahayana Precepts, a pre-requisite for attending any of the sessions on that day. On the first day, we eat only once, at lunchtime, and can have drinks. The real retreat is on the second day, when we abstain from all food and drink for 24 hours. Those with less experience can repeat the practice of the first day.

Through fasting we learn to empathise with those who suffer, thereby increasing our compassion. It is also a powerful method for receiving blessings and for purifying our negative karma.

Schedule for both days

(approx. 90 min per session)

6.30-7 am    8 Mahayana Precepts
7.30 am       Chanting and Prostrations
10.30 am     Chanting and Prostrations
3.00 pm       Chanting and Prostrations

4 – 4.45 pm   Wishfulfilling Jewel prayers

No previous experience necessary.

Facility fee: RM8 per day (covers shrine offerings)



Meditation for Kids – Fridays 5.30-6.30pm

New class commences April 25th 2014 5.30-6.30pm

New class commences on April 25th 2014. Best suited for ages 5-12 years. RM5 per child.

Stories, games, art & craft, acting; improves concentration.

“If every child were taught meditation, there would be less violence in the world”.


benefits of meditation

How to Meditate & Improve Relationships

Based on the book Eight Steps to Happiness

Sundays : 11:00am ~ 12:30pm (not on 20/4)
Facility fee: RM10


Meditation is an essential skill to learn as it helps us better cope with life’s problems. Decisions made from a place of calm and composure tend to be more constructive.
Each class will include:
  •  guided meditations to relax body and mind.
  •  tips on how to improve concentration and energy.
  •  a practical meditation to enhance our positive attitudes & improve relationships.
  • time allocated for question & answer.

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                       Modern Buddhism class 

Modern-Buddhism-HBnobkEvery Wednesday: 7:30 ~ 9:00pm  


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Simply Meditate - suitable for beginners 

Every Friday: 11:00 ~ 11:30am, 11:30am ~ 12:00 (for parents with babies)
Fee: Free of charge
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