Letting Go

Letting Go

At the first KPY retreat I went, we played a game called 20 questions. The way it goes is, 1 person chooses a physical item around the area. The other players can ask up to 20 questions to find out what the item is. The least questions you ask to find the item, the better. After playing this game, the teacher said that we can also use this technique to help our contemplation. Often times when we ask a big…

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Finding Suffering

Finding Suffering

After my dad passed away, I took another 10-day meditation course the week after. I gave that 10-day everything I got left in me. Unfortunately, it didn’t solve my problem. The pain was still there. I was desperate so when my husband asked if I wanted to come back to Wat San Fran for the Dhamma discussion, I agreed. I was born into a Buddhist family. My mother used to drag me every Sunday morning to the temple to listen…

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Testimonial

Testimonial

**This was an old post written as testimonial for Wat San Fran. I’d like to include it in my blog because it was part of my journey along this path.** 1/4/2013 –  One year ago today, the worst thing in life I could ever imagine happened to me. My beloved father passed away. My father and I lived halfway around the world apart. We hadn’t seen each other for 11 years but we spoke on the phone often. We were very…

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Blogging

Blogging

The week after KPY retreat, Phra Anan asked several of us if we wanted to write a blog for KPY website. I wanted to say no because I felt I wasn’t good enough and I usually got things wrong almost every time anyway, I felt that I didn’t have much to offer to other people. It’s embarrassing enough to share your thoughts in front of other people and be told it’s wrong. Now, I will have trails on the internet…

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Prelude

Prelude

Greetings! My name is Theresia. I was born and raised in Indonesia. I’ve been a Buddhist since I was only a couple days new but my mom has a great story about her very vivid dream when I was in her womb about how the demons were going to take me and she asked everyone to help me and the only one who could save me was the Buddha. From 5th grade onward, I went to Catholic school and being…

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