To all the participants sadhu in performing the retreat. To all involved in organising and Bandar Utama Buddhist Society our gratitude and appreciation. All merits accrued we share with all sentient beings and Ven Khai Zhao for his compassion also his invaluable guidance.
Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu.
(Thank you Brother Bugs Tan for the post. ( post extracted from Brother Bugs Tan blogspot
Here's some pictures taken at the end of the One-day meditation retreat led by Venerable Bhikkhu Yuttadhammo. He is also popularly known as Ven Kai Zhao. The retreat was organized by the Ti-Ratana Penchala Community Center and was conducted at the Uttama Bodhi Vihara over the weekend on the 17th Jan 2015. This retreat was conducted in Mandarin and was well attended by more than 50 yogis.
Well done all and may you keep-up the good work.
Venerable Bhikkhu Yuttadhammo became a Buddhist monk under Ven. Bhante Wen Jian in Penang, Malaysia in 1987. After graduation from the Buddhist Institute of Malaysia in 1990, he received his full ordination in the Theravada tradition in Thailand. In 1999, he founded and was the abbot of two monasteries in Malaysia, Kajang and Kuantan. He received meditation trainings from Thera Ji Cheng, Thera Xiu Jing, Thera Javana, Thera Thongbai, and Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw.
During his monastic life of over two decades, Bhikkhu Yuttadhammo has been a frequent visitor and meditation instructor in prisons in Malaysia and, recently, the United States as well. He offers counseling and teaches meditation techniques to inmates, among whom many are on death row.
Since 2007, Ven. Bhikkhu Yuttadhammo has travelled around the world, leading meditation retreats, giving dharma talks, and conducting programs of Experiencing Monastic Life for Laypeople. Currently, he is a member of the Advisory Committee of the Elders at Santavana Forest Hermitage, Sabah, Malaysia, and serves as the religion advisor for Nibbana Dhamma Rakkha (NDR) in Singapore.