Varapunya Scottish Buddhist Society Helping Hands, Healing Hearts Easter Mains Cottage, Kinmundy
Kingswells
Aberdeen
AB15 8RB
Venerable Sujan

About

INTRODUCTION

Varapunya Meditation Centre is a centre for study and practice of Mindfulness Meditation in Aberdeen. It is a centre where one can learn to be aware of own self and to become own Therapist. Mindfulness Meditation is a Easy, Cost-less and Self-Treatment skill that always be with you. It is effective, suitable for dealing with all kinds of physical and mental health issues. Mindfulness Meditation is a special skill that helps how to use your limited time effectively for greater benefit and finding right balance in your daily life. Instructions are given by an authentic Buddhist Theravada Buddhist monk.

Mindfulness Meditation is a process of learning how to deal with the different situation in our daily life mindfully, a life skill that leads to tranquility, insight and realization of own-self. It helps to live a moral life, controlled mind and full of love and compassionate heart. ‘Bare attention to things, feeling, emotions etc but remaining in the present moment with non judgement or free of any opinion. It enables clarity of thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and life as one finds it, and is a natural way of being present and aware of ourselves and of others. It is believed that Meditation can help to manage stress, reduce anxiety, increase inner clam, develop mental capacity, improve concentration, diminish low moods, and enhance well-being.

‘Helping hands healing hearts’ is centre’s prime objectives. The Centre is here to help you to heal yourself and guide you to be your own therapist. So activities are organized in a friendly and warm welcoming environment for better cause.

The centre provides regular sessions and classes on meditation. It also intends to provide facilities and supports people sincerely interested in Buddhist studies- access to the scriptural/philosophical Buddhist studies and practical, in particular to the meditation and its practical application in daily live. Ultimately, its purpose is to help to spread the Buddha’s original teachings in Scotland for the good and benefit of many.

The Varapunya Meditation Centre was established in 2012 under the spiritual guidance of Ven. Sujan along with pious devotees as a centre for learning and sharing personal direct experiences of practising meditation for a better understanding of its concept and practice in order to apply in daily life and enhancement of spiritual journey. It is registered charity under Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) since May 2013 as Varapunya Buddhist Society and also known as Varapunya meditation Centre. The centre’s charity Number is SC043989.

The Centre is supported entirely by voluntary donations and if you are in a position to offer anything it is most graciously accepted to support its ongoing activities. Every donation is highly valued.

OPENING HOURS

First hour 6 am-2 pm
6.00 am   Morning Chanting & Meditation (Open to all)
11.00 am  Traditional Offering Alms food
12.00 am  Lunch together
14.00 Break/ Monk Relaxation Period

Second our 6 pm-9.30 pm
18.00 pm  Open to all
19.00 pm  Evening Chanting and Meditation (Open to all)
21.30 pm Close
*It does not apply to Weekends. It may change according to situation.

NAME AND LOGO

Vara means greatness and Punya means meritorious acts. So, Varapunya means a perfect place to cultivate merit that bring happiness here and here-after.
Centre’s Logo defines the motto, ‘Helping hands Healing Hearts’
+ Meditation postured hands : Helping hands
+ Lotus flower : Opening heart
+ Wheel of Dhamma in the middle of Lotus : Peaceful mind
+ Radiant ray of love, compassion and friendship : Enlightening nature

FUTURE PLAN

  • Buddhist studies classes and publications
  • Meditation retreats (2/3/5/7 and 10 days)
  • Healing through chanting
  • Helping hands healing hearts:
  • 1. Providing spiritual care for people in need
  • 2. Visiting hospitals / care homes / homes
  • 3. Providing any possible support for people in need

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