Nyaung Kan Aye Dharma Society (Singapore)

ေညာင္ကန္ေအး သာသနာ့ရိပ္သာသုိ႔ ၾကြေရာက္၍ ေအာက္ပါ အခ်ိန္ ဇယားအတုိင္း သတိပ႒ာန္၀ိပႆနာတရားမ်ားကုိ နာယူျခင္း၊က်င့္ႀကံ ပြားမ်ား ႀကိဳးစားအားထုတ္ျခင္း၊ ဓမၼစၾကာ၀တ္ရြတ္စဥ္မ်ားကုိ စုေပါင္းရြတ္ဖတ္ ပူေဇာ္ျခင္းမ်ားကုိ ျပဳလုပ္နိဳင္ပါေၾကာင္း သတင္း ေကာင္း ပါးအပ္ပါသည္။

သတိပ႒ာန္၀ိပႆနာတရားေတာ္ နာယူ၊ ပြားမ်ားခ်ိန္

အပတ္စဥ္ စေနေန႔ ညေန ၈း၀၀ မွ ၁၀း၀၀ နာရီအထိ

အပတ္စဥ္ တနဂၤေႏြ ေန႔လည္ ၄း၀၀ မွ ၆း၀၀ နာရီအထိ

ဓမၼစၾကာတရားေတာ္မ်ားကုိ စုေပါင္းရြတ္ဖတ္ပူေဇာ္ခ်ိန္

အပတ္စဥ္ တနဂၤေႏြ ညေန ၆း၃၀ မွ ၈း၀၀ နာရီအထိ




Daily Activities (Myanmar)



The Yogis:
The deep resonant sound of long, big hollow log and great brass gond struck regularly at 3:00 am in the morning wakes the Yogis up from bed.

Within 3:00 am and 4:00 am in the monks hall the Yogis-monks, nuns, male lay yogis, and female lay yogis-have to get out of bed. Then the male yogis walk in walking meditation in the first floor of the Sasanasitala Dhamma Vihara, a great, ground and imposing building and female yogis do the same in the ground floor of the same Vihara. Then there follows the usual practice of taking the height precepts undiscerning to the morning counsel morning words of advice.

4:00 am to 5:00 am is the period of sitting meditation.

To have breakfast from 5:00 am to 6:00 am the Yogis proceed to the refectory in a silent, quiet single file in order of monks, nuns male yogis and female yogis with their mind intent on the contemplation of the Dharma, that is, mindful of the Insight Meditation, Satipatthana Vipassana.
(The Yogis have to comply with the instructions issued by the Nyaung Kan Aye Sayadaw with a view to enabling them to have their meal or food in equal and comfortable manner).

1. In compliance with the formalities of the table manner, rules of conduct (Bhatavat) one chooses a seat proper and worthy of oneself, not sitting in the seat reserved for the elder Theras.

2. As instructed in the Bhatta Vat, the formalities of table manner to have all the Sangha partake of the meal or food simultaneously together the Yogi who happens to arrive at the table first should wait for a while without taking the mal and without taking up the curry into his alms bowl or plate. Thus he should wait meditating for the time begins on the Dharma, for the complete the full presence of other fellow Yogis. It should be the proper and due concern of every Yogi to be at the table in time, in unison. On the full presence of all the Yogis they are to radiate Metta Thoughts and to contemplate on the recollection of the purpose and use of the meal or food by the recitation of the formula prescribed for the purpose. Then only they should have their meal or food putting it into their alms bowl or plate.

3. In keeping with the discourse of "Bhojanemittinnu"- the Yogi should be aware of the measure, the amount, and the purpose of the mal of food taken- the Yogi should know the proper amount he should take for himself. Curry, snack, fruit or eatables should be divided either into four equal parts or equal portion. He should not take more than one fifth for each.
If some more curry etc. is offered again the Yogi, if he still needs it, should take less than half the amount offered first. (Here, he should exercise the frugality, as he is economical of the curry in having the meal at a restaurant or an inn or meal shop.

4.Dishes should not be kept close to him only. He should pass it round to others after taking his requirement.

5. To prevent leftovers and wastages only the curry and rice, moderate and jus t enough for him should be taken into alms bowl or the plate should there be need for some more only the moderate and fair amount should be taken. No taking it to one's private place of much of surplus curry or rice in the alms bowl of in plate shall be allowed.

6. The Yogi should be careful to be occupied with watchfulness, nothing and mindfulness at every mouthful taken and eaten.

7. The Yogi should wee that he does not make any sound, or noise of fork and spoon. He shall not talk while at the table.

8. Hisway of partaking of the meal or food should be decent, and clean. Where possible to take up the food with a spoon he should avoid the use of hand. When necessary to use the hand the hand should be washed clean.

9.No such disgusting act as clearance of phlegm, blowing of his nose and so on shall be done. Only when absolutely necessary, such act shall be done in a suitable place away from the table.

10. If the Yogi wants to cough or sneeze he should do such acts looking the other way away from the table, covering the mouth with the hand.

11. No spoon, plate of dish whatsoever shall be taken away from the refectory without the consent of the person concerned. If taken away with the consent the same shall soon be returned.

12. In consideration of priority of the unity of the Sangha those monks and novices responsible to go on the usual alms round shall observe the formality of the usual alms round without fail, without reasonable ground.
(The above instructions were issued on the fifteenth waning of the month of Tabaung (25.3.1990) by the Venerable Nyaung Kan Aye Sayadaw, Bhaddanta Enddaka, the great mahaThera, Mahadhammakathikabahujanahitadhara, Aggamahakammahtana cariya)

From 6:00 am to 7:00 am - to do sitting meditation by means of the Mahasisayadaw in accordance with the way of the Buddha.
From 7:00 am to 8:00 am in the morning to do walking meditation.
From 8:00 am to 9:00 am in the morning to do sitting meditation.
From 9:00 am to 12 noon- to take bath, to have lunch and to retire to their rooms to take rest as convenient to them.
From 12 noon to 1:00 pm- to do sitting meditation.
From 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm to do walking meditation.
From 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm to listen to the Dhamma talk delivered by the Dhamma teacher monks headed by the Sayadaw himself or by the venerable Sayadaw Ashin Vicara. The patrons Sayadaws conduct the interview with the Yogis.
From 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm to do sitting meditation.
From 5: 00 pm to 6:00 pm to do walking meditation.
From 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm to recite devotion (prayer)
From 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm to do walking meditation.
From 8:00 pm to 9:00 pm to do sitting mediation.
From 9:00 pm to 10:00 pm to do walking meditation.
From 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm to do contemplate on the Dharma, each sitting in his room.
From 11:00 pm to 3:00 am in the morning to go to sleep.

The Yogi should all the time be contemplating the Dharma save the time of sleeping. The Yogi shall undergo the interview by the Dharma teachers.


The Disciples Residing at the Centre

1.They should devote their time to the contemplation of the Dharma taking and keeping the Eight precepts.
2. They should attend the devotion or prayer regularly once at 4:00 am in the morning and again at 7:00 pm in the evening. They should also meditate at least for half an hour (30 minutes).
3.The monks and novices shall go on the daily round for alms food at 8:00 am daily in the morning.
4.They should listen to the Dharma talk at 2:00 pm.
5.They should also see that breakfast and lunch are presented to the monks on time everyday.
6.Those who stay overnight shall obtain the prior permission of the presiding Sayadaw.
7.Departure from and return to the Center shall be reported to the presiding Sayadaw.
8.The performance of any donation or deed of merit shall obtain the prior approval of the presiding Sayadaw.
9.They shall abide by the rules etc. issued from time to time by the various levels of the Sanghanayaka Body.
10. Those found guilty of involment in economic activities and of quarrelling and of non-compliance with advice or admonition of the Sayadaw shall be dismissed forthwith from the Centre.


The members of the Sundry Services Committee

The members of above committed of the Nyaung Kan Aye Meditation Center are fully, actively, and fervently engaged in the ardent and efficient discharge of their duties under the able, comprehensive and compassionate guidance of the Nyaung Kan Aye Sayadaw together with the staff in cooperation and coordination as inspired by the pure faith and missionary fervor.

May the Teaching of the Buddha last long!

May the Mahasi-Nyaung Kan Aye educe for long!




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