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ada yang pernah ke sini?? ;D

On January 2nd 2011, the new Sima grounds or area in Nandaka Vihara was officially sanctioned (by Sangha) as a Sima.

Shortly after that the building contractor started to build a Sima hall on it in early January (around January 8th). On May 17th 2012 (Wesak day) the new Sima hall (named Ehipassika Sima Hall by Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw) was officially offered to the Sangha. The Most Venerable Pa Auk Sayadaw guided the devotees in the offering and sharing of merits.

The Sima Hall is an important place for the Sangha to carry out certain Sangha activities. Some of the Sangha activities that must be done within a Sima boundary are:
1 ) Higher ordination as a Bhikkhu
2 ) The once a fortnight chanting of the Patimokkha
3 ) Pavarana day, i.e. the last day of Vassa.

Since its establishment in 2008, Nandaka Vihara has carried out various activities to propagate Buddhism such as conducting Dhamma talks and discussions, meditation retreats, novitiate programmes, the organizing of Wesak and Kathina celebrations and also providing free medical services. Many highly respected Buddhist monks, both local and from other countries, namely Nandaka Vihara spiritual advisors Pa Auk Sayadaw and Ariyadhamma Mahathera of Sri Lanka, have occasional visited and stayed at the monastery.

There has been a great increase in the number of devotees and visitors to Nandaka Vihara over the past few years, and the present facilities are no longer adequate to accommodate them. There is, therefore, an urgent need to expand and upgrade the present facilities and its surrounding.

The proposed building projects will comprise a 2-storey dana-cum-meditation hall, a 2-storey living quarter and a 2-storey amenities-cum-meditation hall for female devotees, an office, a kitchen and canteen, a free health clinic, an octagonal-shaped library, a Burmese-styled Stupa and amidst the green surrounding.

Nandaka Vihara’s mission is to provide a place conducive to the spreading of Dhamma and the practice of meditation that will benefit the present and future generations of monks, devotees and for all at large.

The Ronald:
dimana neh?

Nandaka Vihara, a Buddhist monastery situated in Bukit Mertajam (Penang), is set up primarily for the practice of meditation. It is near to Cherok Tokun Forest Recreational Park. Activities conducted here include meditation classes & retreats, dhamma talks, temporary ordination, observance of 8 precepts, chanting class and Sunday dhamma class for children.

The Samatha-Vipassana way of meditation is taught here. First, the meditator is taught Anapanasati, meditation on in-breath & out-breath. Once the meditator is successful in Anapanasati, having attained all the stages of concentration, the meditation teacher will teach Vipassana. In Vipassana, the meditator is to realize what mental & physical phenomena are; and to understand their Impermanence, Suffering and Non-self nature.

Although prior knowledge of meditation is not necessary (as the meditation teacher will provide guidance to beginners), those who have previously practiced at Pa Auk Tawya Forest Monastery in Myanmar might have better theoretical understanding of the technique.

You are welcomed to practice meditation here under the guidance of our meditation teacher. You are also welcomed to join other activities such as dhamma talks, observance of 8 precepts, etc.


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