Total Mangala Family Review

As a follow up to the Total Mangala Family Workshop that was held at Tusita Hermitage on 8&9 March 2014, a short review session by Bhante Buddharakkhita will be held this Saturday 19th Apr at 8.30pm after the Dhamma talk at Tusita 2, on the application of the plan. For those who have missed out on this event, here’s a brief recapture of it.

Tusita initiated this pilot project of Total Mangala family plan because we hope everyone who comes in contact with the Dhamma can learn how to apply them in their daily life especially among their family members.

As the old saying, when you invite ‘Harmony’ in, ‘Success, Health and Wealth’ will follow suit.. In order to create a happy and harmonious family, certain factors need to be in place.

The word “Mangala” means “Blessings”.

A Total Mangala Family means a family that comprises mutual respect, mutual understanding and mutual encouragement among family members. These include saying beneficial speech, embracing each other’s weakness and bringing out the best in one another, just to mention a few. A happy and harmonious family is a family who can grow and learn together. In order to put these into practice, we have also prepared a scorecard for family members to access one another. This will help them to improve as well as to create a better understanding and communication between parent and children.

A sample of the scorecard is as follows:

Bhante Buddarakkhita during his Total Mangala Family Talk

During the event, we had also invited Bro Chew and Sister Angie from KL to come share with us their secrets of raising their kids. We realized that this couple actually incorporates a lot of these factors into their family. We are most grateful for their sharing. Their full sharing could be found here: link

          Bro Chew and Sister Angie

During the afternoon session, we had a very lively and meaningful open discussion with the children and their parents. The session was full of laughter and insight and also revealed some of the inner thoughts of some children and parents.


We hope you will come and join us this Saturday night. Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Below are the full set of the Total Mangala family notes for all of you to download.

全面吉祥家庭_amended _.pdf (Chi)
Mangala Family_Translation_07.03.14.pdf
Mangala Family Score Card CH b.pdf (Chi)
Mangala Family Score Card ENG b.pdf
How we raise Children-v2.pdf (Eng & Chi)

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‘‘The Inspiration of Dhamma’’——The Harmony Within

The Harmony Within~~

The harmony among people begins with harmony within oneself.
Let us first cultivate harmony within.

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Tusita Hermitage Chinese New Year Ceremony on 31.01.2014

Come and join us at Tusita Hermitage, Kuching on the first day of Chinese New Year (CNY).

Let us welcome the CNY together in a peaceful and wholesome way.

Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu!

Time Programme
06:30am Breakfast offering @ Tusita 1
08:00am Inviting & arriving of Sanghas & Sayalays, devotees into hall by MDS President @ Tusita 2
08:30am Offering to the Buddha Ceremony @ Tusita 2
09:00am Candles lighting ceremony leads by Bhante Mangala (chanting of Buddhanussati) @ Tusita 2
09:45am Dhamma Talk by Bhante Mangala @ Tusita 2
10:55am Taking of Five Precepts with Chanting & Blessing @ Tusita 2
11:05am Lunch @ Tusita 2
1:00pm Life Release with Chanting & Blessing @ Tusita 2;

Ending of programme

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Year 2014 Schedule of Meditation Retreat in Tusita Hermitage, Kuching

Gawai Meditation Retreat*

Retreat period                                           Meditation Teacher

Batch 1  ~   31 May – 15 Jun                      Bhante Buddharakkhita

Batch 2  ~   31 May – 29 Jun                      Bhante Buddharakkhita

Closing date for retreat application:       30 April 2014


1.  All yogis are required to attend full duration of either Batch 1 or Batch 2 or at least 8 days of the retreat period.

2.  All yogis are to check-in on the first day and check-out on the last day of the retreat period.  If you can only attend 8 days of retreat, you are kindly requested to check-in on Saturday and check-out on the next Saturday of the above retreat period.

3.  Please strictly abide by the stipulated deadline.  Late submission of application will not be entertained.

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‘‘The Inspiration of Dhamma’’—— Loving-kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy, Equanimity

Loving-kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy, Equanimity~~

Loving-kindness~~wishing beings to be well and happy
Compassion~~wishing beings to be free from suffering
Appreciative Joy~~wishing the wealth and success of beings not be lost
Equanimity~~even mind in facing life, avoiding likes and dislikes

Regard all life’s encounters with loving-kindness, compassion, appreciative joy and equanimity, and thus balance the emotion. When one is emotionally healthy, one can exercise wisdom well and naturally be free from many man-made, avoidable suffering.

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24/11:Sunday Large Pindapata Activity in Kuching Tusita Hermitage

Bhante Mangala led the Sangha for pindapataFor the welfare and happiness of all, Tusita Hermitage will be holding a large Pindapata event on 24th November. Venerable U Mangala will lead the community of monks and nuns (including young novice monks and young sayalays) on the Pindapata at Jalan Sin San Tu A, Taman Genesis.

This auspicious event will comprise of 80+ monks and nuns from around the world including Malaysia, Singapore, United States, Indonesia, China and Taiwan. The monks and nuns will depart Tusita One at 7:00am for Taman Genesis.

Together, let us make this a fulfilling event! See you there!

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‘‘The Inspiration of Dhamma’’——Live in the present moment

Live in the present moment~~

The Buddha says, do not follow the past, and do not have expectation for the future… With insight see each presently arising condition…

Truly, NOW is the only opportunity that can be made use of for achievement.

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Invitation to KATHINA CEREMONY 2013



 19th Oct. (Eve) & Kathina Day, 20th Oct.

Buddhist Era 2557 (2013)

at Tusita Hermitage

Jalan Sin San Tu A, Off Jalan Batu Kawa Matang,

Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia

Inline image 1

For more details, kindly refer file below.

Tusita Kathina Invitation 2013.pdf



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