When the sun rises… empty space does NOT gain in brightness
When the sun sets… empty space does NOT darken
Light and dark are just phenomena within empty space that alternate with each other…
BUT the nature of empty space itself remains unchanged
~ Zen Master Huang Po
Sunrise and sunset within empty space – is like our thoughts and emotions (i.e., mental activity) rising and setting within our minds.
Meditation opens a gateway into this larger space by relaxing our tendency to identify with the thoughts and emotions that usually fill it up.This capacity to relax and trust in the open space of being is essential in creative work. Artists, scientists, inventors, and mathematicians often make their most creative discoveries in moments when they are not directly concentrating on the problem at hand, but relaxing and giving it space to be. The deepest spiritual realizations also arise out of this alert empty-mindedness, which allows the mind to move upon silence, into self-arising wisdom.Come and experience this relaxed state into the expansiveness.
We look forward to your loving presence.
Date: 6 Nov 2015, Friday
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: 妙心林 Good Hearts Garden, Singapore
Please watsapp/sms me at 8366 1996 to reserve your place. Please wear comfortable clothing as we will be seated on the floor.
With Loving Kindness,
Jian Xin Shifu
About Venerable Shi Jian Xin
Venerable Jian Xin also holds a Specialist Diploma in Counselling and Guidance and a Postgraduate Diploma in Satir Systemic Brief Therapy. She used to work as a professional Counsellor and Therapist for 15 years. She has assisted many individuals to gain insights, clarity and direction in their lives. She has also been trained in group facilitation and has conducted numerous personal transformation workshops.
Since her first encounter with Buddhist teachings at the age of 15, her life has been greatly transformed. She now shares the teachings of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and aspires to assist in the awakening of individuals.