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Sayalay Susila Visits Michigan
*Day of Mindfulness
*7-Day Meditation Retreat
Audio Recording of the Dharma Talks:
Group Photo at the end of One-Day Retreat (click this link for high-resolution version of this picture)
The public is invited to attend any or all events.
There is no fee. Free will donations are encouraged to cover meals, Sister’s travel, and other expenses.
DHARMA TALK Sat Sept 11, 2010 Vegetarian lunch offering (11 am–1 pm) Talk (2 – 4 pm)
DAYLONG RETREAT Sun Sept 12, 2010
Arrival & Check-in (9-10 am)
Meditation (10 am–5:30pm)
Sun Sept 12–Sat Sept 18
Arrival & Check-in (Sept 12, 9-10 am)
Retreat Starts (Sept 12, 10 am)
Departure (Sept 18, after lunch)
Location: Amitabha Village Retreat Center 14796 Beardslee Rd, Perry MI 48772 (15 minutes east from Lansing, 50 minutes west from Ann Arbor)
On-line Registration Required for both retreats or for more information call 1-517-292-3110 or email
** Please click here to register online **
The Retreat Setting: Amitabha Village, the Retreat Center of the Lansing Buddhist Association, is located in peaceful Michigan countryside amid meadows, woods, and farmland. The retreat will take place in a newly finished, comfortable, energy efficient meditation hall (The Great Hall) built with donations and much volunteer labor. The indoor sleeping accommodations for the retreat are rustic dormitory style, camping is available in a pine forest or on meadows, and food is Chinese vegetarian.
Sayalay Susila (Ayya Patinissagga)
Born and educated in Malaysia, Sayalay Susila ordained as a Theravada Buddhist nun in 1991 at the age of 28, and has trained with two renowned Burmese meditation masters – the Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita and the Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw, under whose guidance she continues to practice today.
Sister mastered the Burmese Vipassana meditation systems from these two venerable Sayadaws. She is well known especially for her teaching of the Theravada Buddhist Abhidhamma, which she taught initially in Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore, as well as in Buddhist centers across Canada, the United States, and Australia.
Sister has two books in print: The Nine Attributes of the Buddha (in Chinese) and Unravelling the Mysteries of Mind and Body Through Abhidhamma (in English). She speaks fluent English, Mandarin Chinese, and Burmese, and has translated widely from English to Chinese for Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw in Malaysia and Taiwan. When not traveling and teaching Sister lives at Sayadaw’s meditation center in Burma (Myanmar).
For this visit, Sister Susila will guide beginning and advanced students in the practice of Samatha and Vipassana (Concentration and Insight) as taught at Pa Auk Tawya Meditation Center in Burma. Meditation instruction to the group will be given in English, however, interviews can be in Chinese or English.The Lansing Buddhist Association is honored to welcome this distinguished Buddhist nun to Michigan.
Hear Sister’s recorded talks at:
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