Dialy Schedule for Vipassana Meditation PDF Print E-mail
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Daily Schedule

Jadwal Harian

Vipassana Meditation Retreat

Brahmavihara-Arama Meditation Center, Desa Banjar-Singaraja

4.00                 Bel Bangun Pagi (wake up bell)

4.15-4.45         Meditasi Jalan (walking meditation)

4.45                 Bel Meditasi Bersama (Bell for gathering in stupa hall-all yogis)

5.00-6.00         Meditasi duduk &chanting pagi (Sitting meditation & morning chanting)

6.00                 Bel makan pagi (Breakfast bell)

6.15-7.15         Makan pagi ( Breakfast)

7.15-8.00         Meditasi jalan/mandi (Walking meditation/taking bath)

8.00-9.00         Meditasi duduk (Sitting meditation)

9.00-10.00       Meditasi jalan (Walking meditation)

10.00-10.45     Meditasi duduk (Sitting meditation)

10.45               Bel makan siang ( Lunch bell)

11.00-12.00     Makan siang (Lunch together)

12.00-13.00     Meditasi jalan (Walking meditation)

13.00-14.00     Meditasi duduk (Sitting meditation)

14.00-15.00     Meditasi jalan (Walking meditation)

15.00-16.00     Meditasi duduk (Sitting meditation)

16.00-17.00     Meditasi jalan (Walking meditation)

17.00-17.30    Minum teh (Tea time at the dining place)

17.30-18.00     Meditasi jalan (Walking meditation)

18.00-19.15     Meditasi duduk (Sitting meditation)

19.30-21.00     Dhammatalk (kalau ada/if any).

21.00-21.30     Metta chanting in stupa hall.

21.30               Bel tidur (Good night bell).

Catatan: (postscript):

1. Bel dibunyikan lima belas menit mendahului suatu kegiatan untuk member kesempatan kepada semua yogi untuk dapat berjalan dengan pelan ke tempat yang dituju. (Bel strikes fifteen minutes before certain activity takes place to enable all yogis to walk slowly to the assigned place.)

2. Semua yogi harus menyelesaikan makan mereka dala jangka waktu satu jam. Untuk itu datanglah ke tempat makan pada waktunya. All yogis must finish their breakfast or lunch during one hour meal time. Thereofre please arrive at the dining place in time.

3. Dalam latihan meditasi ini tidak ada tidur siang, bilamana anda sakit laporkan kepada Dhamma volunteer.  In this meditation practice no sleep during day time, in case you are sick, please report to the Dhamma volunteer.

4. Menghadiri Dhammatalk adalah keharusan bagi semua perserta. (All yogis must attend the Dhammatalk).

5. Interview adalah sebagai ganti Dhammatalk, jadwalnya ditentukan oleh guru. Datanglah lebi awal di depan tempat guru dan praktekkan meditasi jalan sambil menungu giliran anda. (Interview is alternative to Dhammatalk, and the schedule will be determined by the teacher. Please arrive earlier in front of teacher’s place for interview and practice walking meditation while waiting for your turn).

6. Jadwal ini adalah jadwal untuk retreat meditasi intensif (This schedule is for Intensive Meditation Retreat).

7. Gunakan waktu anda sebaik-baiknya dalam retreat ini (Make the best use of your time in this retreat).

 

 
Code of Conduct and Discipline for Meditation Retreat PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 10 February 2012 02:54

 

Vipassana Meditation

Brahmavihara Arama Meditation Center

Banjar Tegehe, Banjar, Singaraja –Bali.

Code of Conduct and Discipline

for participants

1. General

 

 

1. This meditation practice  necessitates morality as foundation to support  concentration  and  bare attention (sati); therefore, participant is to observe the eight precepts (atthangasila) or the nine precepts (navangasila)as discipline.  These precepts will be explained by instructor or teacher at the opening session.

2. This meditation  technique  is not a relaxation exercise. Participant should prepare him/herself in such away  in order to be able to practice the meditation  seriously.  As participant, you must make a solemn decision to follow this ten-days meditation  until end of the course.

3. In order to gain proper results in this meditation practice, you are required to surrender your self  to the meditation technique (only during the meditation course); therefore, you are not allowed  :

- To practice other meditation technique during these ten days meditation.

- To practice sports or exercises such as, Yoga, Taichi, Jogging,, etc.

4. To maintain and sustain your concentration and bare attention (sati), you must also avoid reading and writing  since these activities will disturb your awareness.

5. Along this meditation course you must avoid performing any rituals, offerings, other techniques such as beads counting, chanting mantras,  chanting parittas, and activities such as singing, dancing, etc.  You must have confidence in teacher as well as in this meditation technique.

6. Do not go out of  Brahmavihara arama area.

 

7. To talk or discuss about your meditation practice only with teacher or assistant teacher.  You must not discuss your  meditation practice with dhamma worker (servant of the dhamma).

8. Keep the noble silence, from day one to day ten. Do not speak to or make any gesture to  other participants or visitors of the temple. Keeping the noble silence will help you in maintaining balance and focus of your mind.

9. All participants must wake up early in the morning at 4.00 a.m  when the wake up bell strikes and you may  retire to your room to sleep at 22.00 p.m.

10. Should you have any complaint or urgent inquiry, you should report to dhamma worker.

11. Avoid any physical contact with other meditator or dhamma worker of either sex, when your are walking ,passing in any place.

12. No smoking. Avoid any smoking during this training, including in your residence (sleeping room), in the bathroom or in any other remote places.

 

 

2. In the meditation room.

1. Female participants will occupy  upper Dhammasala and its surrounding, and male participants  will occupy the stupa and its surrounding.

2. In the meditation room, participant is not allowed to use any alarm.

3. Sitting cushion is provided for sitting meditation.

 

3. During dhamma-talk.

1. Dhamma-talk will take place in upper Dhammasala. Dhamma-talk starts at 19.00 p.m.

2. Schedule for dhamma-talk as arranged by the teacher is announced on announcement  board.

3. All participants will enter the hall before the teacher arrives, as the bell strikes.

4. On entering the hall, female participants will go through left entrance and male participants will go through right entrance.

5. Female participants will sit on the left side and male participants will sit on the right  side in the hall.

6. At each dhamma-talk, meditators will renew their precepts, therefore, provide your self with text of the precepts.

 

4. Interview.

1. Schedule will be arranged by the teacher ( see the announcement board).

2. Place for interview, at the front of teacher’s residence.

3. Names of yogis for interview , please see the announcement board.

4. Participant who needs additional interview is to report to the organizer.

5. In interview, just describe your experience in meditation in brief, do not relate your personal stories.  The time given  is 10 minutes.

6. To wait  your turn for interview, approach teacher’s place in ten minutes. Keep meditating by walking or just sit calmly to wait.

7. Pay your respect to the teacher by prostrating one time, at the start and after the interview.

 

 

 

 

5. In the Dining Place.

1. Participant is not allowed to order directly any meals or drinks to the kitchen. Yogi has to accept whatever meals served by the center as part of his/her training. Should you have any health problem which requires special meals, please report to the dhamma worker., who will discuss further with the teacher.

 

 

2. Bell for morning meal will strikes at 5.45 a.m,’ take your meal at 6.00 to 7.00. Bell. Lunch time bell at 10.45 a.m, take your meal at 11.00 to 12.00. In case you fail to take your meals between those times, meals or drinks are not provided out of the schedule.

3. Meals are served as buffet.

 

6. In your residence.

1. In your residence keep the noble silence, do not speak or chatter with your roommate.

2. Keep your  place clean, do not litter or spilt around.

3. Avoid smoking even in the remote place of your residence.

4. You are not allowed to store foods or drinks in your bed room.

 

 

 

 

Postscript: Obeying the eight or nine precepts is a must, especially for those retreats with Buddhist Monk (Bhikkhu)  as teacher.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

APPLICATION FORM

VIPASSANA MEDITATION COURSE

BRAHMAVIHARA ARAMA

BANJAR, BULELENG-BALI

MALE :………..  FEMALE:………

 

NAME:……………………………………………………………………………………..

PLACE/DATE OF BIRTH:………………………………………………………………..

CITIZEN:…………………………………………………………………………………..

E-MAIL ADDRESS:……………………………………………………………………….

ADDRESS:…………………………………………………………………………………

CITY:…………………………….. PROVINCE:………………………………………….

PHONE:……………………………..HANDPHONE:…………………………………….

 

CONTACT PERSON IN CASE OF EMERGENCY.

NAME:………………………………………..

ADDRESS:…………………………………………………………………………………YOUR RELATIONSHIP:………………………………………………………………….

PHONE;………………………………HANDPHONE:…………………………………...

 

 

YOUR HEALTH CONDITION.

HAVE YOU HAD MAJOR ILLNESS IN THE PAST OR RECENTLY?

(   )  DIABETES          (   ) HYPERTENSION            (   ) ULCER/DIGESTIVE DISEASE

(   )  EPILEPSY           (   ) RHEUMATISM      (   ) ASTHMA         (   ) TUBERCOLOSIS

(   )  HEARTDISEASE            (   ) HEPATITIS          (  ) MENTAL DISEASE  OR SEVERE STRESS        (   ) OTHER ILLNESS:…………….

………………………………………………………………………………………………

………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

HAVE YOU BEEN TAKING ANY MEDICATION RECENTLY OR ARE YOU IN DOCTOR’S CARE  NOW  ?.................................................................................................

………………………………………………………………………………………………(please explain, so we can help you during the course).

 

 

EXPERIENCE IN MEDITATION.

 

EXPERIENCE IN OTHER MEDITATION TECHNIQUES:

NAME OF MEDITATION TECHNIQUES:………………………………………………

(ANAPANASATI; SAMATHA ; VIPASSANA; YOGA; TAO MEDITATION, ETC)

HOW MANY COURSES HAVE YOU TAKEN?...............................................................

………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

HOW LONG HAVE YOU PRACTICED THIS MEDITATION?.............................

………………………………………………………………………………………..

 

EXPERIENCE  WITH THIS MEDITATION TECHNIQUES (MAHASI SAYADAW SYSTEM):………………………………………………………………………………….

HOW MANY COURSES HAVE YOU TAKEN?................................................................

………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

THE MOST RECENT COURSE  YOU JOINED: ..............................................................

………………………………………………………………………………………………

NAME OF  TEACHER OR ASSISSTANT TEACHER:………………………………….

………………………………………………………………………………………………

 

POSTSCRIPT:  PLEASE READ CAREFULLY CODE OF DISCIPLINE FOR THE COURSE BEFORE YOU SIGN THIS FORM.

 

I HAVE READ CAREFULLY THE CODE OF DISCIPLINE FOR THE COURSE AND I AGREE TO STAY ON THE COURSE SITE AND TO ABIDE BY ALL THE RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR THE DURATION OF THE COURSE. I HEREBY, CERTIFY THAT I AM FIT TO UNDERTAKE THE COURSE AND ALL THE ABOVE INFORMATION IS TRUE TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE.

 

 

 

DATE ;………………………………….      SIGNATURE:……………………………..

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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SCHEDULE OF MEDITATION RETREATS

(JADWAL PELATIHAN MEDITASI)

BRAHMAVIHARA ARAMA 2014

Br. Tegehe, Desa Banjar,Singaraja-Bali

Website: www.Brahmaviharaarama.com


3.

5.

22 22 Des 2014 - 01 Jan 2015,Sayadaw U Sujata will conduct a 10 days meditation retreat at Bojjhanga Bhavana Center-Penelokan, Kintamani. Registration : M/s Lily Fistanio, mobile: 0811170010.

6.Des 26 – Des 28: Compassion Retreat. Teacher: Mr. Gede Prama. Delivered in Bahasa.

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

7. Des 29, 2014 – Jan 02, 2015. Kursus Pendalaman Abhidhamma (Abhidhamma Course). By Mr. Andre Senjaya. Delivered in Bahasa , no English translation.

Registration:

1. Mr. Dhammajiyoti. Mobile: 081.647.33609. (Indonesian Bahasa).

2. M/s Lily Fistanio. Mobile: 081.117.0010. (in English ). Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Contact person for Intensive Vipassana & Buddhist Culture only.

3. Mr. Iwan Ananta: 081.139.99244 (Contact person for MMD meditation).

Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (Bahasa)

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (English)

P.S: this information also available at: www.Balinest.com





This is Tentative schedule.  The schedule may change at anytime.

All Retreats are Free of Charge, on donation basis.

Male and female yogis occupy separated dormitories, including for husband and wife.

Dormitory is provided strictly for meditators who join the program.

 
Fungsi Brahmavihara Arama PDF Print E-mail
Written by I. B. Rahoela, S.Sos.   

Sesuai dengan latar belakang dan cita-cita pendirian Brahma Vihara sejak di desa Banjar hingga kini menjadi Brahmavihara Arama, maka fungsinya adalah sebagai berikut:

- Sebagai tempat tinggal para Bhikkhu
- Sebagai tempat sembahyang, praktek bakti umat Buddha
- Sebagai tempat pembabaran Dharma/dhamma dan meditasi
- Sebagai tempat menggali dan mengembangkan spiritualitas
- Sebagai sarana sosial kemasyarakatan.Dari fungsi-fungsi tersebut Brahmavihara Arama telah didesign sedemikian rupa sebagai visualisasi, tahapan-tahapan praktek yang harus dilaksanakan untuk mencapai tujuan yaitu Nirwana.

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How to find the Meditation Center ? PDF Print E-mail
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FINDING YOUR WAY TO BRAHMAVIHARA-ARAMA, BALI

Brahmavihara Arama

Village Banjar Tegeha, Banjar, Buleleng - Bali, Indonesia

Website: www.brahmaviharaarama.com

8°12' Lat 114°58' Long; 125 meters above sea level

TO REACH THE LOCATION USING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION:

At Denpasar: (one hour)

From Ngurah Rai Airport to Bus Terminal Ubung: by taxi

From Denpasar to Singaraja: (80 km/2-3 hours)

Terminal Ubung to Terminal Sangket: by minibus

At Singaraja: (30 minutes)

Terminal Sangket to Terminal Banyuasri: by bemo

From Singaraja to crossroads of Dencarik: (14 km)

Terminal Banyuasri to crossroads Dencarik Village: by minibus/bus

(get off the bus at the crossroads)

From crossroads Dencarik to Brahmavihara-arama: (3 km) by ojeg

NOTES:

As an aid, you could visually observe the passage from Denpasar -> Singaraja -> Dencarik using Google Earth.

* Map Denpasar -> Singaraja:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&source=s_d&saddr=Denpasar,+Bali,+Indonesia&daddr=Singaraja,+Bali,+Indonesia&geocode=FV7qe_8dUybeBinbgF4Om0DSLTFKN7nM6DRz4g%3BFZ30g_8dZSfcBilvhdyNcprRLTF8jBkdjh3QJA&hl=en&mra=ls&sll=-8.426187,115.345459&sspn=0.745795,0.887146&ie=UTF8&ll=-8.393583,114.896393&spn=0.684721,1.421356&z=10

* Satellite photo Singaraja -> Dencarik:

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=singaraja&daddr=dencarik&ie=UTF8&v=2.2&cv=5.2.1.1588&hl=en&ll=-8.15202,115.032177&spn=0.09329,0.176296&t=h&z=13

* Satellite photo Brahmavihara-arama:

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=singaraja&daddr=dencarik&ie=UTF8&v=2.2&cv=5.2.1.1588&hl=en&t=f&ll=-8.211128,114.97379&spn=0.002676,0.005552&z=18&ecpose=-8.21119059,114.97378996,661.17,0,0.753,0

 


 

 

 

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Sejarah Agama Buddha di Bali PDF Print E-mail
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Agama Buddha tidaklah asing bagi masyarakat Bali, karena di pulau ini pernah tercatat berkembangnya Agama Siwa-Buddha. Catatan ini membuktikan Agama Buddha pernah menjadi salah satu agama masyarakat Bali dan membuktikan pula bahwa Agama Buddha memiliki landasan filosofi moral cinta kasih yang universal sehingga mampu hidup berdampingan dan menyatu dengan agama-agama (sekte-sekte) lain secara harmonis.

Catatan sejarah menunjukkan Agama Buddha diperkirakan masuk ke pulau Dewata pada abad ke 7 - 8. Banyak bukti sejarah yang kini menjadi saksi keberadaannya, seperti stupika (stupa), candi, patung-patung Buddha yang ditemukan di wilayah Kabupaten Gianyar, Klungkung, Karangasem dan Buleleng. Terakhir diketemukan stupa-stupa di desa Kalibukbuk (dekat daerah wisata Lovina, ±1 km dari BVA).

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Makna Brahmavihara PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 April 2009 00:41

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Perilaku luhur yang meliputi Metta, Karuna, Mudita dan Upekkha. Ini dapat digali, dihayati, disadari dan dipraktekkan melalui jalan meditasi Vipassana Bhavana, karena Brahma Vihara sekaligus dapat dijadikan objek meditasi. Berkenaan dengan itulah Brahmavihara Arama diproklamasikan oleh Bhante Giri sebagai salah satu tempat meditasi. Kita menyadari dan meyakini bahwa manusia itu terdiri dari Rupa dan Nama yaitu tubuh/badan dan bhatin yang juga disebut sebagai Panca khanda. Panca khandha adalah lima kelompok kehidupan yang terdiri dari badan jasmani/tubuh (Rupa), perasaan, pencerapan, pikiran dan kesadaran (Nama) Panca khandha inilah yang disebut hidup dan kehidupan atau lazim disebut manusia.

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