Thursday, May 19, 2011


Dear Friends,
We are pleased to announce that Visu Teoh
will resume his meditation sessions for 

four Saturdays on 
May 28, June 4, 11, and 18, 
from 7.30pm — 9.30pm

at our new Inward Path premises at  

We will sit for an hour doing Metta (Lovingkindness) and Vipassana (Insight) Meditation followed by another hour of Dhamma talk, discussion, questions and answers.

Old students of Visu are invited to resume the practice with him while newcomers are also welcome and will be given appropriate instructions and guidance.

Inward Path is pleased to be able to host Visu’s sessions at its new premises. We hope you will make the most of these four sessions as Visu will leave for his teaching tour in Europe on June 25 returning only in November.

It will be appreciated if you can email us at or phone or sms us at 012 430 2893 or 016 411 2395 to confirm your attendance as places are limited because of space constraints.

We look forward to seeing you.

With metta,
Sunanda Lim

Wednesday, May 18, 2011


by Bhikkhu Pesala 

In clear and direct language, this booklet addresses questions of perennial spiritual urgency — life, afterlife, and liberation. It is the uncertainty of life that impels the search for meaning; and that same uncertainty provides the key to unlock that meaning. Difficult teachings like not-self, rebirth, and the process of liberation are here explained with vivid examples and moving stories drawn from traditional Buddhist texts and from contemporary life. This booklet aims to clear away doubt regarding some key Buddhist doctrines in the modern context, and shows how our approach to spiritual practice is shaped by our understanding of the nature of life.

"Hard is birth as a human being,
hard is the life of mortals. 
Hard is the hearing of the sublime truth, 
hard is the appearance of the Buddhas." 
~ Dhammapada v 182 

The second part, the author talk about how extraordinarily rare and precious opportunity to learn the Buddhadhamma and to do meritorious deeds. As he was born in non-Buddhist country, before the age of twenty-two, he had no contact at all with Buddhism. If he ever heard the word 'Buddha' he never paid any attention to it. Like most Westerners, he was only thinking about enjoying life as best he could, with little thought for his long term future.

Bhikkhu Pesala is the author of and the spiritual Director of the Association for Insight Meditation, which he set up in 1995 with the help of Christine Fitzmaurice and David Glendinning.

His first contact with Buddhism came through meeting two meditators who had practised the U Ba Khin meditation method with Sri Goenka in India. After an intensive ten-day retreat with Mr John Coleman, the author of “A Quiet Mind,” he resolved to dedicate his life to the practice of insight meditation.

Bhikkhu Pesala ordained in 1979 with Venerable Mahāsi Sayādaw as his preceptor, and Chanmyay Sayādaw U Janaka as the examiner. Later the same year, he went to practise intensive meditation for six months at Mahāsi Yeikthā in Rangoon. Altogether, he has been to Burma four times to practise meditation under senior disciples of Mahāsi Sayādaw, especially Chanmyay Sayādaw U Janaka.

Over the years, he has edited many books by Mahāsi Sayādaw, Ledi Sayādaw, and other Buddhist monks and scholars. He has worked tirelessly for many years to promote the systematic approach to insight meditation taught by the late Mahāsi Sayādaw.

After returning to the UK in 1985, he worked closely with Venerable Hammalawa Saddh
ātissa, helping him to prepare a number of publications including:
• A Buddhist's Manual
• Abhidhammatthāvibhāvinitikā
• Pāli Literature of South-East Asia
• Facets of Buddhism 

In addition, he has endeavored to share his understanding of Dhamma through writing, editing, and translating many Dhamma books, notably his abridged translation of the classic Theravadin text The Debate of King Milinda.

To get a copy of this booklet, kindly click here 

This booklet had been sponsored
in loving memory of Au Yoke Chee
and made possible by Dr Kooi.
For those who lived in Selangor, Malaysia and
are interested for a copy, can get it at

Sādhu! Sādhu! Sādhu!