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Priyani Ratnayake 29/07/2014
Nilambe meditation centre the most calm & cool place i have been ever visit.
Nillambe Meditation Centre is the most practical place I have seen. Non like other places, (even there are retreat programmes on some periods which are very useful) we can practice on our own and observe our own inner behavior; merely depending on how much effort is there within us. Because even others can guide you in this journey, no one can do it for you. It's you who have to do your self.... If you practice meditation in other traditional places, once you left the place it is over, because there are other activities you do in life... But when you practice at Nillambe, you get the practice on mindfulness on activities as well. So you can learn meditation as a life style at Nillambe.... This is what make it more practical....
Just returned from Nilambe Meditation Centre after 04 days of mindful Living in Absolute Silence, for the First time in my 77 years of Living. My grateful thanks to you Dear Upul Sir, for making me understand the art of Meditation in the simplest practical way with the minimum of time with the least confusion. Shall be with you Sir, for further training. Theruwan Saranai.
At Nilambe, 1st week: feeling excited, new and curious. 2nd week: struggling and surviving. 3rd week: counting down and wanting to get out of the place asap. 4th week: wanting to stay and extend the stay but learnt myself not to attach too much. Now three months later I still think of Nilambe and the appreciative sharing and learning. Thank you!
Guptani Gunasekara - Life at Nilambe
.... This was my first day in Nilambe, I can still remember all
these vividly, even after all these years, as I think I found a new meaning to
my life that day, and it was like a re-birth to me. .....I realized
where I had got stuck, trying to stop thoughts, he taught to be mindful, and
not to let anything pass without your knowledge, hey! Thoughts don’t come! So I continued this way, Upul sir was like a mirror
to me, from which I saw my life, my weaknesses and my strengths.
Deepal Sooriyaarachchi - I Switched off my mobile phone!
.... A meditation retreat lasting a few days help you create a real space in your mind. This is a worthwhile experience. You begin to see inner likes and dislikes that shape your being. You begin to develop awareness throughout the day. It gives so much freedom in real life as it gives you the ability to face life a bit more objectively and realistically. .....There was absolute silence. The air was so pure, the breeze was soothing. The silence was so deep that I too decided to join Buddhi. I called the holiday bungalow and cancelled my booking. I switched off the cellular phone disconnecting my links with the rest of the world for the next three days.
.... practice of meditation paves the path to help ourselves, to understand ourselves and to change ourselves for the better as we become more and more mindful of all our day-to-day activities. Moreover, Upul Sir’s great ability to speak to our hearts and his practical, philosophical way of presenting Dhamma has enormous power to help us practice meditation in a joyful manner. Among many lessons, the best I’ve been taught by Upul Sir is about the importance of practicing mindfulness from the moment I wake up until I fall asleep. Living in the present moment is probably the toughest lesson ever, but it has brought enormous happiness to my life.
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W. Fonseka - Let's Meditate
...... I slowly turn down & check the time on the clock to find that half an hour had already left. My mind would have been floating on the stream of thoughts that rushed through me. I would not have been conscious of more than 3 or 4 in breath and out breath. It occurs to me that this cannot be 'Anapanasati meditation'....
Sanjaya Samarasekera - To find your inner happiness
I visited Nilambe Meditation centre on 07/01/2012. Mr Upul changed my thinking pattern. Showed us how to find inner happiness & how to realize life. His teachings were 100% practical. We are searching for something that no one can give. But we can find the same by starting the journey to go deep into one's own mind.