Lama Marut in Singapore - January 2012 (Completed)

We are very excited to welcome Venerable Sumati Marut back to Singapore in January 2012. He will be leading three events here:

1) Free dharma talk

"What's Love Got to Do With It?"

January 10, 7:15-9:30pm

Venue: Civil Service Club, Auditorium, 60 Tessensohn Road. Nearest MRT: Farrer Park

A free public talk in Singapore on generating true and lasting love and compassion for yourself and others.

Cost: Free - donations appreciated, to cover venue and related-expenses.

Pre-registration strongly recommended:

2) Retreat

Finding the Heart in the Heart Sutra at Bintan Island, Indonesia (January 11-15, 2012)

As a follow up to the Diamond Cutter Sutra Retreat in 2011, Lama Marut and Cindy Lee will host a five-day Heart Sutra retreat on the island of Bintan, near Singapore.

Cost: S$560 per person, including room, board, and ferry ticket (based on twin sharing). Single rooms start at S$695 for the retreat.

3) Workshop

The Essential Upanishads

January 20-22; six sessions at Pure Yoga, Ngee Ann City, Tower A, 18/F

Jan 20, 7:30-9:30pm; Jan 21, 10:00am-6:00pm; Jan 22, 1:00 - 5:00pm.

Total: 11 hours workshop

The Upanishads are among the greatest of the classical texts in the world’s religious literature and comprise the most ancient literary sources of yoga philosophy. Composed several thousand years ago, these mystical treatises continue to inspire spiritual seekers and practitioners of all faiths and backgrounds.

The term Upanishad literally means, “sitting down near” or “sitting close to”, and implies listening closely to one’s guru who has probed the deepest truths. This secret knowledge would be taught to disciples directly from the teacher within the quiet seclusion of ashrams or hermitages. These esoteric teachings form the very foundation of the practice of yoga.
In this course, we will explore the most ancient and profound sources of essential topics for the yogic tradition: the problems of desire, ignorance, and death; the discovery of karma and rebirth; the promise of liberation from suffering and transmigration through the realization of the true Self; the illusory nature of multiplicity and appearances and the liberating wisdom of unity and integration; the identification and control of the inner and outer energies; and the powerful meditational technique of laya or “dissolution.”

In this workshop, Lama Marut will draw on his extensive knowledge of South Asian philosophy and wisdom, as well as his engaging, down-to-earth and humorous teaching style, to provide practical instruction on how the deep insights into ultimate reality contained within the Upanishads can be incorporated into your yogic practice and quest for self-realization and transformation

Contact Pure Yoga at +65 6733 8863 for registration (full course S$495, individual sessions S$90).

Applied Meditation - January-March 2012 (Completed)

Please join us for the next Asian Classics Institute course! Course 3: Applied Meditation.

Learn about the conditions conducive for successful meditation, how to address the hurdles and problems that commonly come up during a meditation session, and learn about a broad array of useful meditation topics.

Monday evenings, starting January 30, 2012 (10 sessions), 7:30-9:30pm

Venue: 51B Temple Street, 2/F

Cost: Free - donations welcome to cover class expenses

For information, contact or 9138 5438

Karmic Management (Ongoing)

Karmic Management - How to really get things done
8 part course (twice a month)

We're starting a new course based on Geshe Michael's book Karmic Management. If you want to get something done but you're stuck OR if you have a persistent bad habit you want to change - this is for you.

There are two ways to attend this course: sign up for the whole course or drop-in for the 2nd hour. The first hour is for registered course participants. We would like you to come for all sessions as they will build on each other and you will learn a practical way to get things done in your life and solve problems. You will work systematically on an issue you're facing using the KM method so that by the end of the course you will have seen some positive changes with this issue.

The second hour is a drop-in session where we work together to solve our problems or plan how to make practical changes using Karmic Management. Anyone can come to the second hour.

Dates: (2011) Nov 18, Dec 9, Dec 23, (2012) Jan 13, Jan 27, Feb 10, Feb 24, Mar 9

Time; 7.30 - 8.30pm - for registered students
8.30 - 9.30 - drop in.

Registration required for the 8 part course - please email to register.
All events at 51b Temple St, Chinatown (top floor) - MRT Chinatown
Cost: by donation for rent
** please email to let us know if you're coming to any of the sessions.