Wednesday, April 24, 2013


Dear Friends,


Inward Path is pleased to inform that our resident meditation teacher Visu Teoh will give a Dhamma talk entitled “The Buddhist Way to Happiness,” at the Mahindarama Buddhist Temple in Kampar Road at 8.00pm this Sunday (April 28). All are welcome.

What are some of the aspects of this Buddhist way? Bro Visu gives some pointers:

Acceptance of the First Noble Truth of Suffering. Not denying the suffering and pretending that life is simply wonderful and everything is fine. But seeing that we can, despite the suffering, still be happy and spread happiness by living a meaningful life – a life that is filled with the noble and beautiful values of lovingkindness, compassion, understanding, honesty, integrity, patience, tolerance, generosity, courage, confidence, contentment, diligence, and so on.

We create a lot of happiness and reduce the suffering by cultivating wholesome and healthy states of mind and reducing unwholesome and suffering causing states of mind. As the Buddha has pointed out that the root causes of suffering are greed, hatred, and delusion, the Buddhist way to happiness is not to increase these unwholesome mental factors but to see how we can cultivate more contentment and appreciation for what we have, how we can give and share; how we can be patient and tolerant and not get angry so easily but practise more lovingkindness, understanding and compassion; how we can see through the delusion of self and not regard the five aggregates (of material form, feeling, perceptions, mental formations and consciousness) as self but instead develop wholesome five aggregates which we will also finally bring to a cessation in Nibbana where all suffering ceases.

Do come to the talk to hear Visu elaborate on this Buddhist Way to Happiness. We assure you that your time will be well spent, for the Dhamma is the medicine par excellence for the mind and heart.



Visu will lead a one-day Metta Retreat athe Mahindarama Buddhist Temple in Kampar Road from 8.00am to 6.00pm on Saturday, May 18. More information can be obtained and application made at the Mahindarama website at or phone Sister Siew Choo at 016-4581136.

Metta is a wonderful practice and it is great way to spend the day radiating lovingkindness to all beings including oneself, loved ones, and friends. Visu will give precise instructions and guidance on how to practise metta both in formal meditation and casually as we go about our everyday life activities. Metta reduces anger while promoting a happy frame of mind and improving our relationships with others.


(8.00PM — 10.00PM) 

Visu will continue to lead his Thursday weekly meditation session at House of Inward Journey till he leaves for Europe on June 20. The last session will be on Thursday, June 13. Please avail yourselves of the remaining session before Visu leaves for his yearly teaching stint in Europe. For more information you may phone Visu directly at 016-4112395 or Sunanda Lim at 012-4302893.


Visu’s teaching schedule 
in Europe this year 


  • June 28, 29: Meditation workshop for patients at Hochgrat Klinik, Stiefenhofen, Germany.
  • July 5,6,7: Metta weekend retreat at Pauenhof Meditation Centre, Sonsbeck, Germany (website:; email organiser Michael Hellbach at
  • July 12, 13: Meditation workshop for therapists at Hochgrat Klinic, Stiefenhofen, Germany.
  • July 26 to Aug 3: Metta Retreat, Passaddhi Meditation Centre, Ireland (; email organiser Marjo Oosterhoff at
  • Aug 3 to Aug 11: Vipassana Retreat, Passaddhi Meditation Centre, Ireland (; email organiser Marjo Oosterhoff at
  • Aug 16 to Aug 25: Metta Retreat, Czech Republic (email organiser Libor Sulak at
  • Aug 31, Sept 1: Metta retreat in Rotterdam (email Simin Abravesh at
  • Sept 6 to 15: Metta Retreat at Pauenhof Meditation Centre, Sonsbeck, Germany (website:; email organiser Michael Hellbach at
  • Sept 21, 22: Metta and vipassana weekend retreat in Nijmegen (website:; email Robbert Thijssen at 
  • Oct 18, 19: Meditation workshop at Adula Klinik, Obertsdorf, Germany. 
  • Oct 25 to 27: Metta and vipassana retreat at private house, near Obertsdorf, Germany.