Wisdom Meditation (Satipatthana)

Mondays   2.00 - 3.00 PM

Mondays   8.30 - 9.30 PM

Wednesdays  8.30 - 9.30 PM

Dhamma talk & QA

Tuesdays  8.30 - 9.30 PM  

To join these, email: wisdommeditation.life@gmail.com
Metta Meditation

Sundays  8.30 - 9.00 AM  



Meanwhile, join one/all of our friendly practice groups or simply drop in when you can on Sundays.  

Courses previously held at 
Buddhist Maha Vihara

Teachers & Guides


Bro. James Ong

Bro James passed away on 5 May 2021.  He was previously ordained as a monk in Malaysian Buddhist Meditation Centre, Penang, Malaysia where his teacher Phra Dhammabarnchanvud was the founder.  


He was teaching Satipatthana Meditation and Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation for five decades. During these times, he stressed the importance of going back to the orthodox Satipatthana practice as taught by the Buddha in the Maha Satipatthana Sutta.  The main aim of his meditation handbooks is to emphasise that tradition or, the way as taught by the Buddha. Bro James explained the practice in the simplest way possible to make the practice accessible and its direction clear, illustrating it with daily-life examples. His final advice echoed the Buddha’s advice to Ven. Ananda and the opening in Maha Satipatthana Sutta, "be a lamp unto yourself". He explained, "to be anchored to the Satipatthana practice as refuge. That's the lamp. That's the way to total freedom from suffering."

This site, formerly www.mahasatipatthana.org was founded by Bro James to propagate Satipatthana Meditation practice. He believed online presence in the Internet age is the way forward to continue shining light on the path.

"For as long as there're those continuing the practice, the world will not be void of saints."

Shymiin Silena C

Sis Shymiin started practising Satipatthana Meditation in 1993 and continues to dedicate herself to practice.  Though she has done long retreats in the Mahasi tradition, her practice is mainly grounded in the Satipatthana as guided by Bro James, her main teacher.  In 2007, she began transcribing his Dhamma talks for publication and her training to guide with Bro James. She has been assisting in his meditation classes since.  


Many have contributed in many different ways to making the propagation possible, Bro Chan, Sister Mudita, Bro Jimmy, Bro Leong, Bro Lim, Bro Stephen. Present volunteers/admin include Bro Max

and Bro Chiam.

Sadhu Sadhu Sadhu!