2010 Reflections

Report by Michelle Tang

Amitofo, as always, when Bao Lin organise activities... please bear in mind expect the unexpected challenge. First of all, getting the children to come to the camp was the main thing. Never in my mind did I think that such a camp needed so many days to prepare and organise. continue reading

Reflection by Angelina Chung

For me the three - day retreat was just what I needed to round off a very busy year. It was time out for myself. I find the retreat valuable in helping me to still my mind and to stay focussed. continue reading

Reflection by Michelle Tang

Throughout the retreat, I did my best to control my mind from wandering, and let go of the thoughts that arise. Taming one’s monkey mind is not easy at all. I also used the Seven Round Compassion Contemplation method which was effective in stopping my monkey mind. continue reading

Reflection by Maggie Milne

I thought the retreat was so fun! I had never been to a meditation retreat before so I didn’t really know what to expect and I wondered if I could go for 2 days without talking and just meditate a lot, but it was actually fine. Not talking actually made me feel calmer. continue reading

Reflections by the volunteers

Bao Lin Chan held its annual Children’s Camp on the 26th and 27th of June. In all, around 30 children descended on the monastery for two days of games, talks and Buddhist teaching. continue reading

Reflections by the parents

I ‘m grateful to all the Shifus for holding the Children’s camp. During the camp all the Shifus were very dedicated and worked really hard.I realized to organize a children’s camp needs enormous amount of thought, effort and energy. continue reading

Reflections by the children

I learned how to play different games, learned to say the Respect slogan. Everybody was great to work with. At the end of each game I felt happy and energized. The Sifu taught me lot of things. continue reading

Reflection by Angela Teh

It was my first time participating the Retreat at Chung Tai Chan Monastery. There were more than 900 of us attending this Retreat. It was an unbelievable blessing to do this meditation retreat with so many respected cultivators from all over the world. continue reading