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Kalyana Mitta is a Pali term that means admirable or good friends. From the suttas, it is clear that having admirable friends is essential for those who want to follow the Buddhist path. The Buddha even considers it the whole of the holy life.
You may join our meditation sessions and group study sessions.
Should you be interested in yoga, you may book a private class with our resident teacher.
Our meditation program is open to all. We have two programs, one is a guided meditation session – this program is suitable for those who are comfortable to hear simple instructions while sitting, and the second is a group practice – this is suitable for those who are comfortable to sit on their own but appreciate the atmosphere of sitting with other practitioners.
We are open to receive practitioners and guests from 8:30am to 5:30pm provided that you have secured a reservation via our online booking system.
Due to security reasons and to maintain the privacy of our residential compound, we apologize that we will not be able to accommodate you without a confirmed online reservation.
Should you wish to stay after a session, you are welcome to do your own Dhamma study at our common area with a cup of coffee or tea. Please observe the serene atmosphere so others may continue their practice.
Please be mindful of the closing time.
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During the guided meditation sessions, one of the initiators of KM is assigned to facilitate the session. The initiators of KM are lay Buddhist practitioners who are devoted to sharing the joys of Dhamma to others.
They have taken on the commitment to practice the Eight Lifetime Precepts and see themselves as a dhammacari.
Dhammacari is a Pali term that means “one who follows the Dhamma.” It can be used to refer to lay Buddhist practitioners who have genuinely and earnestly committed themselves to the practice.
They follow the Eight Lifetime Precepts and commit to crafting their heart continuously.
One can express an intention to be a dhammacari in a temple which offers such initiation ceremony; however, one can always practice and commit to the Eight Lifetime Precepts even before the actual ceremony, meaning, one can practice it in daily life.
I undertake the training step to abstain from taking life.
I undertake the training step to abstain from taking what is not given.
I undertake the training step to abstain from sexual misconduct.
I undertake the training step to abstain from lying.
I undertake the training step to abstain from divisive speech.
I undertake the training step to abstain from harsh speech.
I undertake the training step to abstain from idle chatter.
I undertake the training step to abstain from wrong livelihood.
We welcome children at KM. This could be a good opportunity to introduce them to the essence of Buddhist practice. As much as we would like to maintain quietude, we also adjust to the beauty of the child’s inquisitive mind.
As parents or guardians, you may take this chance to patiently explain the essence of the practice and not simply let them “behave.”
To give way to others who may be practicing at the meditation space, we may talk with our children inside the common area.
All Buddhist meditation sessions, group study sessions, and Dhamma talks are offered for free.
However, wellness programs, yoga classes and other corporate packages offered by our Noble Heart Wellness Services are offered with a fee and are held outside of KM.
We apologize for the inconvenience but we do not have parking space at KM. There is a pay-parking area which is about a three-minute walk away.
Should you need parking space, please inform us so we may assist and give you directions.