WISE Programme

Ariya Vihara offers an exceptional program called WISE  which stands for Wise, Independent, Spiritual and Elders.

It offers a supportive and enriching environment for individuals who are looking to deepen their spiritual practice and engage with like-minded individuals.

The Wise program provides a wonderful opportunity to connect with like-minded people who value the cultivation of wisdom, independence, spirituality, healthy lifestyle & health choices as they journey into their twilight years.
It is designed under the spiritual guidance of Venerable Sumaṅgalā Bhikkhuṇī who is also the Abbess of Ariya Vihara.

The program includes bhāvanā practice, sutta study and discussion, and health awareness discussions which provide a holistic approach to aging gracefully.

The Bhāvanā practice includes mindfulness and concentration which help reduce stress, improve mental clarity, cultivating inner peace resulting in improved overall well-being.

Sutta study and discussion involves exploration of the Buddhist scriptures in order to deepen understanding of the Buddha’s teachings motivating participants to apply the practice to their daily lives.

Health-related discussions cover a variety of topics, including nutrition, exercise, common illnesses like dementia, alzheimers etc in the program which can help individuals maintain physical health and mobility as they age, which is essential for a happy, fulfilling and more meaningful life.

The combination of spirituality and health can help individuals achieve a sense of balance and harmony in their lives and can lead to greater happiness and fulfilment.

Overall, the WISE program offers a valuable opportunity for individuals who want to age gracefully while nurturing their spiritual and physical health.