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  • Uposatha
    Mar 28, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM GMT+8
    Nibbāna Forest Refuge, Km 88 Marikina-Infanta Hwy, Santa Maria, Laguna, Philippines
    Full Moon Observance Daylong Retreat
  • Uposatha
    Apr 26, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Nibbāna Forest Refuge, Km 88 Marikina-Infanta Hwy, Santa Maria, Laguna, Philippines
    Full Moon Observance Daylong Retreat
  • Vesak 2564
    May 26, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Nibbāna Forest Refuge, Km 88 Marikina-Infanta Hwy, Santa Maria, Laguna, Philippines
    Full Moon Observance Celebration
  • 5-day Retreat
    Jul 09, 3:00 PM GMT+8 – Jul 14, 11:00 AM GMT+8
    Nibbāna Forest Refuge, Km 88 Marikina-Infanta Hwy, Santa Maria, Laguna, Philippines
    Anapanasati - Mindfulness of Breathing 5-day Residential Meditation Retreat
  • 10-day Retreat
    Oct 22, 3:00 PM GMT+8 – Nov 01, 11:00 AM GMT+8
    Nibbāna Forest Refuge, Km 88 Marikina-Infanta Hwy, Santa Maria, Laguna, Philippines
    Foundations of Mindfulness 10-day Silent Meditation Retreat with Imee Contreras & Robin Velasco

This is peace, this is exquisite —

the resolution of all fabrications, the relinquishment of all acquisitions, the ending of craving; dispassion; cessation; Nibbāna.

— AN 3.32

REFORESTING THE 

SIERRA MADRes

and planting seeds for a forest monastic refuge.

Plant trees with us!

  Our Offerings  

  • Sun, Mar 28
    Nibbāna Forest Refuge
    Mar 28, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM GMT+8
    Nibbāna Forest Refuge, Km 88 Marikina-Infanta Hwy, Santa Maria, Laguna, Philippines
    Full Moon Observance Daylong Retreat
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  • Mon, Apr 26
    Nibbāna Forest Refuge
    Apr 26, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Nibbāna Forest Refuge, Km 88 Marikina-Infanta Hwy, Santa Maria, Laguna, Philippines
    Full Moon Observance Daylong Retreat
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  • Wed, May 26
    Nibbāna Forest Refuge
    May 26, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
    Nibbāna Forest Refuge, Km 88 Marikina-Infanta Hwy, Santa Maria, Laguna, Philippines
    Full Moon Observance Celebration
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  • Fri, Jul 09
    Nibbāna Forest Refuge
    Jul 09, 3:00 PM GMT+8 – Jul 14, 11:00 AM GMT+8
    Nibbāna Forest Refuge, Km 88 Marikina-Infanta Hwy, Santa Maria, Laguna, Philippines
    Anapanasati - Mindfulness of Breathing 5-day Residential Meditation Retreat
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  • Fri, Oct 22
    Nibbāna Forest Refuge
    Oct 22, 3:00 PM GMT+8 – Nov 01, 11:00 AM GMT+8
    Nibbāna Forest Refuge, Km 88 Marikina-Infanta Hwy, Santa Maria, Laguna, Philippines
    Foundations of Mindfulness 10-day Silent Meditation Retreat with Imee Contreras & Robin Velasco
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  our mission  

To cultivate seeds of awakening for every person in the Philippines through study of the Buddha-Dhamma and meditation practice by regularly offering retreats and providing refuge for lay and monastic Sangha.

  About us  

Nibbāna Forest Refuge is the first and only Theravada Buddhist meditation and retreat center in the Philippines, founded by Filipinos who aspire to support the full awakening and the liberation of all beings.

We welcome everyone. It is essential to be open and willing to learn, practice meditation, and develop a sense of community.

  Our retreats are offered on a donation basis.

 
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These five are a person of integrity's gifts. Which five?

A person of integrity gives a gift with a sense of conviction.

A person of integrity gives a gift attentively.

A person of integrity gives a gift in season.

A person of integrity gives a gift with an empathetic heart.

A person of integrity gives a gift without adversely affecting himself or others.

 

— AN 5.148

  dana  

Practicing generosity cultivates non-attachment and is the antidote to the unwholesome factor of greed.  The gift of Dhamma is the highest form of giving.  By being a donor, you are giving the opportunity to yourself and our growing community to benefit from the Buddha's valuable teachings.  Your contribution will help us continue to share these teachings, offer retreats, invite teachers, and cover the overhead costs of running and maintaining a meditation and retreat center.

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Nibbāna Forest Refuge

Km 88 Marikina-Infanta Hwy,

Santa Maria, Laguna

Philippines 4022

nibbanaforestrefuge@gmail.com

© 2020 by Imee Contreras