12/23 – 12/25 2016 ( Fri to Sun)
Venerable Dr. Dhammapida Sak
Temple of Enlightenment
3070 Albany Crescent, Bronx, NY 10463
Tel: (718)884-9111 Fax: (718)884-7894
Please join us to experience the mindfulness of breath retreat.
Anapanasati, or the Mindfulness on the Breathing (Meditation on Breaths), is the most popular meditation method inn Buddhism.
The Buddha praised this method in the discourse: “Fellow monks, if you practice this anapanasati more and more, it will calm down your mind, give your superior result, purify your mind and you will stay in a mental state with joy. As a result, it can remove unwholesome thoughts and calms down our minds.”
In brief, this technique of meditation can be applied to concentration meditation or insight meditation. It verily is also a method which can be easily acquired.
Venerable Dr. Dhammapida Sak (Fa Yao) was born in Taiwan and grew up in Malaysia. In 1987, he received his full-ordination as a Bhikkhu monk in Sri Lanka under Ven. Prof. Dhammajoti. He received his degree in Buddhist Studies, Buddhist and Pali University and his master degree in Buddhist Philosophy at Kelaniya University in Sri Lanka respectively.
In 2005, he successfully hold a Ph.D. degree at the department of Theology and Religious Studies from the University of Bristol, U.K. His special preferences are in Abhidhamma and meditation practices, and often stress the importance of the meditation in society.
Ven. Dhammadipa Sak (Fa Yao) was the Abbot of the Chuang Yen Monastery. He was a professor at Buddhist college in Taiwan specializing in Agama and Abhidharma. He was also a visiting professor at Sun Yet-Sen University in Guangzhou, China. He obtained his bachelor and master degrees in Sri Lanka where as doctoral degree in Theology and Religion from the Great Britain. Venerable Dr. Dhammadipa was ordained twenty nine years ago.