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“The mind sent outside is the origination of suffering.
The result of the mind sent outside is suffering.
The mind seeing the mind is the path.
The result of the mind seeing the mind is the cessation of suffering.”

– Ajahn Dune Atulo

English

Nestled in serene hills overlooking lush greenery, Vihara BoonRaksa is intended as a spiritual sanctuary for the monastics, as well as the laity. 
Practitioners who sincerely wishes to develop mental cultivation are welcomed to stay at the monastery for self-retreat, and practice and learn alongside the Sangha.
Throughout the duration of self-retreat, practitioners are expected to undertake the Eight Precepts, observe Noble Silence, and diligently participate in the Vihara’s Daily Routine.
As the name implies, a self-retreat emphasizes on individual practice and is more suited to those who have some basic knowledge of meditation and strong sense of discipline. 
There will be opportunities to seek meditation guidance and ask questions regarding your practice from the resident monks, depending on their availability and during scheduled Dhamma Talk/Q & A sessions.  Teachings are mostly conducted in the Hokkien dialect, and in English.

If you are interested to come for self-retreat, kindly read our Rules & Regulations for an understanding of what to expect, and please apply in advance as the monastery is unable to cater to lay guests who arrived unannounced for overnight stays.

中文

福持寺坐落于幽静的山丘上,一眼望去是郁郁葱葱的绿林。成立宗旨是提供僧侣和禅修者一个精神上的庇护所。本寺无任欢迎有意培育及发展心智的禅修者前来进行个人的禅修自习,在自修的同时也可以向僧侣请教。
禅修者在进行个人的禅修期间必须持守八戒,保持禁语,并积极参与禅修营每日的例行活动。 
顾名思义,个人禅修强调个人的修行,比较适合那些已经掌握一定的禅修基础知识和有自律的人。禅修期间,您可以在预定的时间或弘法问答时间向住持僧侣寻求静坐指导及请教个人禅修问题。授课大多以福建话和英语进行。

如果您有兴趣到本寺进行个人的禅修训练,请仔细阅读我们的条规以了解详情,并请预先申请 。凡未经向本寺提出申请就自行前来的禅修者一律不获准在本寺留宿。

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Daily Routine
日常例行活动

Time 时间Activities 活动
05:00Morning Chanting 早课
05:45Meditation 禅修
07:30Preparation of Meal 膳食筹备
09:00Meal Time 用餐时间
11:00Dhamma Talk / Q&A 佛法开示/ 问答
12:00Free Time 自由时间
13:00Meditation 禅修
17:00Daily Chores 日常作务
18:00Free Time 自由时间
19:30Evening Chanting 晚课
21:00Meditation 禅修
22:00Lights Off 休息