Stupa Light Offerings to the Three Jewels 2023

Stupa Light Offerings to the Three Jewels 2023

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Online Dhamma Course 2022

Online Dhamma Course 2022

3-Month Online Course on

Mindfulness based on

the Mahā-Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta

Every Sat, 16 July – 8 Oct 2022


Guided by Bhante Mahinda

Assisted by Sister Sumitra

Begin your Journey

Open to all: Beginners as well as practitioners of different levels. 


LIVE every Sat, 16 Jul – 8 Oct 2022
4pm (MY/SG); 6pm (SYD); 9am (PTG)

Registration opens 15 Apr 2022
Closes: 31 May 2022

2022 Aloka Online Dhamma Course

The Mahā-Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta is regarded as one of the most important suttas in the Tipitaka or the Pali Canon. It explains the systematic cultivation of Samatha Vipassana based on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness. These are the essential teachings of the Buddha that lead to one’s final liberation.

This three-month online course will focus on theory, practice and realisation through the Mahā-Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta. It will include a comprehensive explanation of the sutta in English, together with practical advice on applying mindfulness in daily life.

Participants will be encouraged not only to study the theory but also to apply the teachings on a practical level throughout the course. 

The course will conclude with an optional seven-day online meditation retreat.


Bhante Mahinda first studied the Mahā-Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta in 1982 in Sri Lanka through a word-by-word approach under renowned Pali scholar, Venerable Dr. Kakkapalliye Anuruddha.

He later undertook systematic cultivation of Samatha Vipassana under the guidance of Venerable Amatha Gavesi in 1992, after having attended meditation retreats based on Mindfulness under well-known teachers in India, Sri Lanka, Myanmar and Thailand.

Bhante Mahinda has taught Mindfulness and Metta meditation for more than 40 years in over 20 countries.


Bhante Mahinda will be assisted by Sister Sumitra, who also practised under Venerable Amatha Gavesi in 1992. She has also attended retreats in other traditions, including forest meditation retreats in Thailand.

Sister Sumitra has also assisted Bhante Mahinda in meditation retreats at the Aloka Meditation Centre in Australia, as well as in Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and Portugal.


Aloka Meditation Centre (Australia)


Aloka Fellowship (Malaysia)

Aloka Mitra Singapore

Participating Organisations:

Australian Buddhist Mission Inc

Aloka Foundation

Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia

Singapore Buddhist Mission


Online Retreat

Online Retreat

Online Retreat



3 Days
Estimate committed time 8hrs daily.

For Everyone
Students with basic dhamma knowledge will be helpful, but not required.


Course Outline

In this course, you will learn about meditating on loving kindness to oneself and others, mindfulness of the breath and how to progressively develop insight and deepen your understanding of Buddha’s Teachings.

Guided By:
Venerable Mahinda, Sister Sumitra

Section 1. Pre-preparation instruction

Pre-preparation instruction for the mind and body. You will learn how to clear away distraction, pave the way for the mind to settle down in a home environment setting.

Section 2. Start your self-retreat with guided instructions

Throughout the day, you follow some instructed routine. You will receive more specific guidance and interaction at the assigned time slot with the conducting teacher (when needed). 

Section 3. Live teachings with Venerable

Live teachings with Venerable will guide you on how to overcome challenging experiences through Dhamma applications and inspire you to continue your practice on and off retreat.