SIDDHARTHA WISDOM CLUB 2017 RETREAT

BRING THE LIGHT OF WISDOM TO A CHILD

SIDDHARTHA WISDOM CLUB RETREAT 2017

+ INTRODUCTION

Sponsor a kid in Bhutan from the Siddhartha Wisdom Club for a week-long winter meditation retreat. Conducted by Khedrup Rinpoche, the theme for this year’s retreat is “Meditation and Arts”.

In collaboration with VAST Bhutan, Khedrup Rinpoche will conduct a series of meditation sessions and have the students express their meditation through art. The aim of this session is to help the children engage deeper in their meditation session.

It is the aim of Khedrup Rinpoche that these meditation retreats will help the students of Siddhartha Wisdom Club develop a more holistic approach to their development. Photos of 2016 retreat can be found here.

Please help us sponsor the youth of the Siddhartha Wisdom Club in their effort to practice the precious Dharma this coming December 2017. A progress report will be provided at the end of the retreat for your kind generosity.

+ THE PROGRAM

The various sessions led by the teachers will teach the art of mindful meditation from the basic and then subsequently progress to meditations with art. With these sessions, the participants will learn the following:

1. Imbibing the discipline of practicing regular meditation
2. Guidance on the practice of mindfulness and self-realizations
3. Unleashing the power of mind by representing it through art

The sessions are aimed to be conducted as a means of one of the basic educations that will empower our youth today with the realizations of the nature of their mind to enable them to face the tumultuous world of adulthood with a very positive attitude.

+ THE END RESULT

The program will cumulate into a small exhibition at the end as a mark of celebrating the journey into a happy mindful life.

It is expected that some of the participants will be inspired to continue their practice and join the more advanced sessions and become peer mentors in the locality or wherever they move on to study/work, creating more Siddhartha clubs and spreading the message of loving compassion and positivity in their surroundings.

The sessions are aimed to be conducted as a means of one of the basic educations that will empower our youth today with the realizations of the nature of their mind to enable them to face the tumultuous world of adulthood with a very positive attitude.

Photos of Siddhartha Wisdom Club

+ THE RATIONALE

Mindfulness is the psychological process of bringing one’s attention to experiences that are occurring in the present moment, which can be developed through the practice of meditation and other training.

Studies have shown that endless thoughts and worry contribute to mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety, and the young people today have a lot on their mind in trying to keep up with all the superfast development around them leading to the societal concerns of youth related issues such as substance dependence, suicide, rape, murder etc.

It is also proven that mindfulness-based interventions are effective in the reduction of both rumination and worry and that the practice of mindfulness is strongly correlated with greater well-being and perceived health,  leading to greater productivity, positivity towards the general outlook of life and creativity. Mindfulness can help reshape the relationship with mental and physical pain, connect better in personal relationships, improves the ability to focus in the moment, decreases the stress and tames the monkey mind.

With all these basic benefits of mindful meditation, the immense energy in young minds can be channeled towards creative arts (contemporary drawing and painting) through which they can express their individual fascinating imaginations and passions. Each perceiver of art may interpret it differently from the other according to their state of mind and other factors related to their eco-system, which is why Art is one of the most fascinating skillset in the world.

Therefore this program will provide the participants with double benefits of mindful meditation with art therapy by using the mindful creative process of art making to improve and enhance the physical, mental and emotional well-being of the young participants

+ DETAIL OF RETREAT

Program Title : Mindfulness Meditation with Creative Art
Duration : 7 days
Venue : Samcholing MSS, Trongsa
Participants : Ages 13-18 years (50 numbers max)
Dates : 19th Dec-25th Dec tentatively
Mode : Residential
Budget : SGD 3,000

+ FOR MORE INFORMATION

Siddhartha Wisdom Club Website : www.siddharthawisdom.org
Siddhartha Wisdom Club Facebook : www,facebook.com/siddharthawisdomclub
Khedrup Rinpoche Website : www.khedrup.org
Khedrup Rinpoche Facebook : www.facebook.com/HEKhedrupchenRinpoche/

 

+ HOW YOU CAN HELP ?

To enable the young people to join this winter session, we are trying to raise SGD 3,000 from any individual who like the founder, HE Khedrupchen Rinpoche, believes that the young people can be agents of positive change through mindful practices.

This modest budget will enable the organizers to provide the young people with simple vegetarian meals and all the necessary materials for the art work.

The venue will be provided free of cost by the school and most of the leaders of the program are volunteers as disciples of HE Khedrupchen Rinpoche.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE MONEY SPENT ON?

The money will be spent on sponsoring each child for their week-long dharma and meditation retreat with Khedrup Rinpoche. The fund will go into food and material for the retreat, such as arts supplies.

WILL WE GET UPDATE ABOUT THE RETREAT?

Yes, a post retreat report will be sent to all supporters for their kind donation.

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