Poson 2008
A Day of Meditation with Bhante Yogavacara Rahula

On Saturday June 21st in East Brunswick, NJ

The Smadhi Buddhist Foundation cordially invites you to join a Poson Sila and Bhavana event conducted by one of the most sought out meditation teachers in the world, Venerable Yogavacara Rahula of the West Virginia Bhavana Society. 

ime: From 9 AM to 4 PM on Saturday June 21st

Venue: The club house of Fox Meadow complex in Fox Meadow Ct, East Brunswick, NJ 08816 (directions to follow)
SBF has several more activities planned over the weekend. Please email for details.

About Venerable Yogavacara Rahula:

Bhante Rahula was ordained in Sri Lanka in 1975. He has been a part of the West Virginia Bhavana Society since 1987 and serves as the vice-abbot. He regularly teaches and conducts retreats, including retreats integrating yoga breathing and exercise with vipassana. His approach to meditation emphasizes mindfulness of the body. Bhante Rahula conducts retreats in the United States, Canada and Germany. He also regularly goes to India to teach Buddhists and give talks in remote villages.

As a self-described "confused youth", Bhante Rahula served a three-year stint in the army, and then traveled in Europe and Asia. Eventually, he encountered Tibetan Lamas in Nepal and, after a month-long meditation course, began earnestly seeking a spiritually fulfilling life. He studied yoga in India, then traveled south and began learning about Theravada Buddhism. He ordained in Sri Lanka and lived there for 11 years, practicing in solitary caves and huts, learning dhamma, and eventually leading retreats. Bhante Rahula describes his transformation from a young hippie and army dropout to a Theravadan bhikkhu in his autobiography, One Night's Shelter.

He has also written a number of other books. Most recently Meditation: Body and Mind Connection, a manual about the integration of simple yoga and movement with vipassana meditation. Bhante Rahula has also written two other meditation manuals, Cutting through the Self-Delusion and The Way to Peace and Happiness, and a chronicle of his hiking and travels as a bhikkhu in India and Nepal, Traversing the Great Himalayas.

With Metta
Samadhi Buddhist Foundation




Samadhi Buddhist Foundation