Distinguished Buddhist Nun Visits Michigan

The Lansing Buddhist Association is honored to announce a visit to
Michigan by Sayalay Sister Susila, a distinguished Buddhist nun
trained in Burmese methods of  insight meditation.

Sister will give a public talk from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday September 11, 2010; lead a day of mindfulness on Sunday September 12; and then continue with a full seven day retreat for more advanced practitioners.  The public is invited to any and all events. All events are  at Amitabha Village Retreat Center near Williamston (15 min. east from Lansing, 50  min. west from Ann Arbor). There is no retreat fee. Free will donations are welcome. To register or for more information please contact Lansingbuddhist@gmail.com or call (517) 292-3110.

All are welcome!

About Sayalay Sister Susila:

Born and educated in Malaysia, Sayalay Susila ordained as a Theravada Buddhist nun in 1991 at the age of 28, and has trained with two renowned Burmese meditation masters – the Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita and the Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw, under whose guidance she continues to practice today.

Sister mastered the Burmese Vipassana meditation systems from these two venerable Sayadaws.  She is well known especially for her teaching of the Theravada Buddhist Abhidhamma, which she taught initially in Taiwan, Malaysia, and Singapore, as well as in Buddhist centers across Canada, the United States, and Australia.

Sister has two books in print: The Nine Attributes of the Buddha (in Chinese) and Unravelling the Mysteries of Mind and Body Through Abhidhamma (in English).  She speaks fluent English, Mandarin Chinese, and Burmese, and has translated widely from English to Chinese for Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw in Malaysia and Taiwan. When not traveling and teaching Sister lives at Sayadaw’s meditation center in Burma (Myanmar).

For this retreat, Sister Susila will guide students in the practice of Samatha and Vipassana (Concentration and Insight) as taught at Pa Auk Tawya Meditation Center. Meditation instruction to the group will  be given in English, however, interviews can be in Chinese or English.

About Amitabha Village Retreat Center:

Amitabha Village, the Retreat Center of the Lansing Buddhist Association, is located in peaceful Michigan countryside amid meadows, woods, and farmland. The retreat will take place in a newly finished, comfortable, energy efficient meditation hall (The Great Hall) built with donations and much volunteer labor. The indoor sleeping accommodations for the retreat are rustic dormitory style, camping is available in a pine forest or on meadows, and food is Chinese vegetarian.