Meditation Retreat

Accommodation

Male yogis will have to share a dormitory room, bathroom and toilet. Female yogis are housed in a “kuti” which can be occupied singly or shared, depending on the number of female yogis and kuti availability. These kutis are sited behind the main 3-storey building. Bathrooms are installed with water heaters for bathing and are adequate for the use of female yogis.

Accommodation for all yogis are simple and comfortable enough so as not to cause any cultural shock to foreign yogis who are used to modern amenities back home.

Physical facilities


There are two huge and well-ventilated halls for sitting and walking meditation on the ground floor and second floor. The Sangha rooms and male yogis dormitory are located on the first floor.

Meals

The food served are generally non-vegetarian although request for vegetarian food can be specially arranged if advance notice is given. The food is hygienic, nutritious and delicious, and are typical Malaysian home-cooked food. Freshly-cut fruits are generously served at every lunch.

Charges/Donation

Effective 1 April 2017, the charges for yogis are as follows:
MYR5 per day for local (Malaysian) yogi;
MYR20 per day for other foreign yogi;
Free for life for yogi who had donated MYR500 to the Centre’s Sangha Yogi Free Meal Fund.

The charges are made for the first ten days and it will be free beyond that, subject to the approval to stay on which will be given by the Resident Meditation Master. Yogis are welcomed to make donation of any amount after their retreat.

Daily Meditation Schedule

MBMC is open to anyone who wishes to do their retreat at any time of the year. A typical daily meditation schedule is given below and must be observed by all meditating yogis.

Time
Program
Time
Program
04.00Wake-up
13.00
Sitting meditation
04.30Walking meditation
14.00
Walking meditation
05.30
Sitting meditation
15.00
Sitting meditation
06.00
Chanting
16.00
Walking meditation
06.30
Breakfast
17.00
Sitting meditation
07.00
Walking meditation/Showering/Washing
18.00
Walking meditation
08.00
Sitting meditation
19.00
Sitting meditation
09.00
Walking meditation
20.00
Walking meditation
10.00
Sitting meditation
21.00
Sitting meditation
11.00
Lunch
21.30
Metta Chanting/Aspiration/Sharing of Merits
12.00
Walking meditation/Showering/Washing/Rest
22.00
Lights off (sleep)

Attire for Yogi

Yogis are advised to wear proper and suitable attire when in retreat. Suitable attire are clothing which are fairly loose and comfortable when sitting down cross-legged. Yogis can wash their dirty laundry while in retreat and washing machines are provided.

Language of Communication

English is the common language used in the Centre. Instructions and Dhamma talks are also delivered in English. At times, the talks may be translated into Mandarin or the local dialect.

Precepts

All meditating yogis must observe the Eight Precepts while in retreat.

Meditation Retreat Application Form

 Please click download to download the application form, after completely fill-in, email to mbmc.malaysia@gmail.com