is a mind training exercise that develops the strengthening of the mind by applying positive forces of consciousness while suppressing the negative to arrive at innate wisdom into the truth of existence for the singular purpose of eradicating suffering.
4 types of guidance
Prerequisites of meditation is accessing the right view
Sutta Study (Accessing the teaching of Buddha)
Discourses (Commentarial explanations and application of practice to daily life).
Teaching as a path of training .
Personalised Meditation Guidance
Daily Online logbook entries
Encouragement on : Daily sitting, weekly group sit, Guidance Sessions, Regular Retreats
Observance & Maditations
Academic courses develops knowledge on Dhamma which provide guidelines for one’s spiritual life while help clarify the uncertainties of the spiritual path.
Sutta Study Course
Sutras “sutta” meaning discourses of the Buddha from the ancient text "Sutta Pitaka" is available to Nirodha yogis who have practiced for more than three years.
This is an advanced course where Dhamma is discussed in-depth and the program is designed to provide a supportive foundation for their meditation practice rather than encouraging dry scholarship.
Right From Start
The "Right From The Start" (RFS) program is an introductory course in meditation designed for yogis new to the Nirodha style of teaching which is personalized to each individual yogi. The course includes basic concepts including awareness, mindfulness, postures for meditation and challenges in the practice. Attendance in all the sessions is mandatory if you intend to finish the course.
The Essential Dhammapada (EDp) course
Designed for meditators who need to support their practice with the direct teachings of the Buddha. This course is structured to include the basics of the Dhammapada along with techniques of how to study, interpret and apply the teachings to the practice. The course focuses on selected stanzas that are relevant for foundational study and application. Each class consists of reading and reciting of stanzas followed by translation from Pali and understanding the relevant background story.
Bhanté Samadhikusalo elaborates on selected Dhamma Talks including guidance for meditation practice and advice on how to develop wholesome behaviors to be a better person. The teachings are often supported by real-life examples and thereby making the teaching practical and applicable to daily life.
A Retreat is a secure and conducive environment created with care for complete utilisation of one's own wholesome energy to activate towards the purpose of meditation
"Whether Standing, walking or sitting
Lying down or whenever awake
develop this mindfulness
this is a divine abode"
"The river flows
Life passes rapidly
I will learn to wait"
The Vipassana or Mindfulness Meditation Retreat is designed to be a transformative experience in awareness. The teachings are based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness - body, feelings, mind and mind objects. The main objective is to direct your awareness to break through delusion and develop an understanding of true nature.
Sutta-based retreat include the study of specific sutras or sections of the Dhammapada. Each day there is a Dhamma discussion accompanied by the practice. The retreats are best suited for yogis who have passed the first few years of practice, so as not to be harmful for beginner yogis.
Pilgrimage tour retreats include an external tour to Buddhist sites in India and Sri Lanka. The sites include those of Buddhist significance including temples, and sites where the Buddha attained enlightenment, preached the first sermon setting in motion the wheel of the Dhamma, places that the Buddha resided and preached sermons, and where he passed away. Meditations retreats, tours and trekking (optional) are a part of the retreat. Pilgrimage tours are open to all yogis, families and friends.
A Nirodha Retreat is an exclusive experience for the whole being. The retreat that is between five and 21 days is personalized for each participant to cultivate physical, mental and spiritual well being. Unique aspects of a Nirodha retreat include meditation practice and Dhamma teaching supported by holistic healthy practices, organic nutrition and practices that exemplify a balanced lifestyle.
Repeat attendees testify on the positive outcomes including improvement in focus, concentration and active reconnection with body and mind