Working with Buddhist Youths

Was invited to run a two-day workshop for the committee members of Buddhist Gem Fellowship

Such bright youths eager to help other youths overcome fears and pain in their lives. In the process of learning and acquiring this tool, “The Work”, they realized that it was them that they have to work on first and in that, it helps the one that they give The Work to later.

It was a privilege to work with their “growing pains” and experienced their openness in sharing what was hurting and causing them stress.

Mental Cleanse March 2017

I did a 3-day mental cleanse in Shanghai back in March, 2017. It was the first time that I ran this event. Sitting down on the chair starting at 8:30 in the morning, lunch in between and last sitting that usually ended around 6:30p.m. It was held at a very nice Buddhist studio that was recommended by a dear friend.

It was a really dear experience to sit and explore possibilities with everyone that sat with me, both on the hot seat and the hard small chairs. We all went through the transformation together. I heard laughter, tears, faces of contemplation, men and women with faces of young children that started to change and grew up.

Why are you not doing what you love?

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Met up with an old friend last weekend.  She was very excited as she just received her certification in yoga.  She started to teach part time in her friend’s studio.  It’s a joy seeing her finally getting to do what she enjoys.

So often in life, we just hold on to what we wanted to do.  And we give excuses like:

Wait till I am rich…
Wait till I have this XXXX amount of money…
Wait till my kids are grown…
Wait till my wife approve of it…

There is really nothing wrong with holding off… I always believe that there is a time for everything.  However,  many people hold that dream far away, it seems to help them to stay anchored in this dream.  The ego feels safe thinking it has an unfulfilled dream that it needs to do whatever it is doing now to work towards it.

This is when death comes as a great teacher.  It takes out right into the core of who we are.  Given this amount of time that we think we have, what is it that is really important to us?  Do we still want to continue this way of life we are living, do we still want to sweat over this stuff that is bothering us, do we want to carry this emotional burden to our death beds?

Death and sickness allows us to take an honest inventory into our lives on earth.  And we start to make amendments in our lives and start anew NOW.  We never ever lose when death comes, birth always awaits on the other side.  Without the concept of death, would there be life?

I am NOW and now I AM.

Workshop coming up in June 2015

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Question your Thinking, Change your Life.

I need more money”,

I’m too fat”,

he/she doesn’t appreciate me”,

the world’s not safe”.

Thoughts like these may constantly run through our minds, fostering fear, anger, struggle, stress, loneliness, and depression. How would your life be if these thoughts don’t bother you like they used to again?

This weekend retreat is designed for those new to The Work of Byron Katie as well as those who are experienced in The Work of Byron Katie.

People who do The Work as an ongoing practice commonly report:

Alleviation of depression: Find resolution, even happiness, in situations that were once debilitating.

Decreased stress: Live with less anxiety or fear.

Improved relationships: Experience deeper connection and intimacy with your partner, your parents, your children, your friends, and yourself.

Reduced anger: Understand what makes you angry and resentful and become reactive less often, with less intensity.

Increased mental clarity: Live and work more intelligently and effectively, with integrity.

More energy: Experience a new sense of ongoing vigor and well-being.

More peace: Discover how to become “a lover of what is.”

Begin The Wor

This weekend offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in The Work as you:

  • Inquire into issues on relationships, work, family, body, etc.
  • Understand the working of your mind and identify patterns of thoughts.
  • Learn to discover new possibilities and different perspectives in all life situations.
  • Experience facilitating as well as being facilitated in this simple process.
  • Discover the power of finding your own truth.
  • Experience the freedom of you without your story.


What is more exciting than to know that you now have a tool to free yourselves from the bondage of these stressful thoughts – truly a new beginning to start living a freer life, which is your birthright!!!

 

Workshop Details:

Date: June 6-7, 2014
Time: Fri: 9:00a.m. – 5:00p.m.
Cost: RM700, Includes workshop fee & lunch
Venue: 11, Jalan SS 23/11, Taman Sea, 47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia


To register, contact Sue Lee at:
sklee123@gmail.com, 017-367-1337

Sue Lee is a Certified Facilitator of The Work and a trainer for the Institute forCF_THE WORK_LOGO The Work (ITW) certification program. For the past 9 years, she has been sharing The Work with people all over the world through tele-classes and also giving live workshops in Malaysia, Singapore, China, andthe United States. She has been described as an inspiring and passionate trainer. She doesn’t teach from the book, but through her overall experience helping people to inquire into their stressful thoughts. Her passion and enthusiasm in sharing The Work empowers participants to continue to identify and undo stressful beliefs, even long after the workshop.

 

About Byron Katie

The Effects of “The Work” on Psychological Symptoms and Quality of Life—A Pilot Clinical Study

Eckhart Tolle says, “Byron Katie’s Work is a great blessing for our planet.”
Time Magazine calls Katie “a spiritual innovator for the new millennium.” 

 

Activities in Penang last November, 2014

Was invited to give a one day workshop to secondary school students of 15-17 years old and two-day workshop for teachers and counsellors.

Amazed with their openness and willingness to explore the new possibilities.  Had an awesome time with them!

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Followed by two full-day workshop for teachers and counsellors.  Again, fun and challenging at first for the I-Know-Mind.  Lots of laughter and ah-ha’s.

penang teacher workshop

Personality doesn’t love, Part 1

“Personality doesn’t love, we/they always want something”

I hear this from Katie many years ago and coming to see the truth of this statement has liberated me from many unnecessary pain in my life.

For years, we have been told and taught ways to be.
“Be generous, don’t be selfish…”
“Be kind, always be polite, don’t be rude….”
Just to name a few.
And if we really look hard enough, are we all kind, polite and generous?  Why aren’t we?
Some of us spend so much time striving to be that and when we aren’t as good as we thought we are, we punish ourselves, we abuse ourselves.  And if we are “good” enough we project out onto others, and we get upset when we read about how people are not kind, not generous and rude to each other.

If we have enough courage to go inside, we come to see that every time I TRY to be kind, polite, generous, doing good, I am trying to get something for myself.  I am trying to do, say something or act in certain way so that you will think certain way about me, to give me what I want – the image that I want you to see me as.  And this is a lot of hard work.

So, the question is, if we don’t work so hard to be kind, polite and generous, does it mean that we are cruel, rude and selfish?  This is what your mind would have you think.

Is it really true that if one does’t act that way, one is cruel?
How do I treat the person when i think this thought?
How would I treat him/her if I never have the thought that if he/she doesn’t do this, he/she is cruel?
And with a turnaround that he/she is kind, if our minds are open enough, we come to see that what he/she does can be a kind thing also.