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SCHEDULE OF TALKS/ COURSES
(Piya Tan's Talk)
YEAR 2014

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MARCH TO JUNE PROGRAMMES

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(1) Beginners' Meditation Course (Non-religious)
br> Intakes 97-100
Small-group sessions (5-15 people), recommended for those 15 years and above.

Benefits of meditation:
  • * Practical guided meditation with Q&A
  • * Relax, deep rest & de-stress
  • * Increase attention span (esp for students)
  • * Get well faster
  • * Emotional resilience

    Course fee:
    $100.00 (per intake)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan.

    Intake 97:
    Mar 14, 21, 28 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Intake 98:
    Apr 12, 19, 26 (Sat; 7.00 - 9.00 pm)
    Intake 99:
    May 17, 24, 31 (Sat; 7.00 - 9.00 pm)
    Intake 100:
    Jun 13, 20, 27 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)

    Details & registration for Beginners' Meditation:
    click here.

    (2) Intermediate Meditation (Non-religious).


    Follow-up to Beginners' Meditation Course:
    learn deeper focus and peace.
    Intake 21:
    Apr 11 & 25 (Fri; 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm)
    Intake 22:
    May 3 & 10 (Sat; 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)

    Course fee:
    $ 100.00 per intake
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan.

    Details & registration for Intermediate Meditation:
    click here.

    (3) Satipatthana Vipassana (Non-religious).

    Meditation on body, feelings, mind and reality
    Calm and insight for head and heart, theory and practice

    Course contents:

    Samatha & Vipassana:
    calm & insight - what are they?
    Body-based meditations:
    the breath as the door to true peace
    Feeling-based meditation:
    overcoming negative emotions
    Mind-based meditation:
    the nature of mental hindrances
    The 3 brains:
    how satipatthana relates to our whole being
    Knowing the mind:
    the doer and the knower
    Attention and present moment awareness

    Meditation dangers:
    identifying and preventing them
    Practical methods;
    guided practice sessions.

    Intake 10:
    Mar 8, 15, 22, 29
    Time:
    7.30 - 9.30 pm (Fri)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan.
    Course fees:
    $140 (incl coursebook)

    Details & registration for Satipatthana Vipassana:
    click here.

    (4) Psychology of Death & Living (Non-religious).

    Strategies for a happy life. What happens when we die? Helping the departed. Overcoming fear of death. Helping the dying, etc.

    Intake 14:
    May 9, 16, 23, 30 (Fri; 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm)
    Course fees:
    $ 130.00 (incl coursebook)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan.

    Details & registration for Psychology of Death & Living:
    click here.

    (5) Buddhist Psychology (Non-religious).

    The mind and consciousness. Strategies for mental health. Dealing with our emotions and fears. Psychological defences. For details, click here.

    Intake 18:
    Jun 7, 14, 21, 28 (Sat; 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)
    Course fees:
    $ 170.00 (incl 2 coursebooks)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan.
    Details & registration for Buddhist Psychology:
    click here.
    See you in the still centre of life's storms.

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    MAY TO JUNE PROGRAMMES

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    (1) Beginners' Meditation Course (Non-religious).

    [Following the 2500-year-old samatha-vipassana methods of Indian Buddhist meditation.]
    Small-group sessions (5-15 people);
    practical guided meditation with Q&A; recommended for those 15 years and above.
    Some benefits of meditation:
  • Relax, deep rest & de-stress
  • Increase mental focus (esp for students)
  • Greater mindfulness & awareness
  • Emotional & physical well-being
    Course fee:
    $100.00 (per intake)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan.
    Intake 99:
    May 17, 24, 31 (Sat; 7.00 - 9.00 pm)
    Intake 100:
    Jun 13, 20, 27 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Details & registration for Beginners' Meditation:
    click here.

    (2) Intermediate Meditation (Non-religious).

    Follow-up to Beginners' Meditation Course: learn deeper focus and peace.
    Intake 22:
    May 3 & 10 (Sat; 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)
    Course fee:
    $ 100.00 per intake
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan.
    Details & registration for Intermediate Meditation:
    click here.

    (3) Psychology of Death & Living (Non-religious).

    Strategies for a happy life. What happens when we die? Helping the departed. Overcoming fear of death. Helping the dying, etc.
    Intake 14:
    May 9, 16, 23, 30 (Fri; 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm)
    Course fees:
    $ 130.00 (incl coursebook)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan.
    Details & registration for Psychology of Death & Living:
    click here.

    (4) Buddhist Psychology (Non-religious).

    The mind and consciousness. Strategies for mental health. Dealing with our emotions and fears. Psychological defences, etc.
    Intake 18:
    Jun 7, 14, 21, 28 (Sat; 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)
    Course fees:
    $ 170.00 (incl 2 coursebooks)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan.
    Details & registration for Buddhist Psychology:
    click here.

    The Minding Centre
    170 Upper Bukit Timah Road
    #11-04 Bukit Timah Shopping Centre, Singapore 588179.
    HP: 8211 0879


    Dharmafarer (Sutta) website: http://dharmafarer.org
    Meditation courses & therapy: http://themindingcentre.org

    Biography of Piya Tan
    Piyasilo ("Piya") Tan was an ordained Theravada Buddhist monk for over 20 years. During his first year of monkhood, he co-founded the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (Vice-President). He also founded the Friends of Buddhism Malaysia and the Friends of Buddhism Singapore. During the latter half of this period he founded the Dharmafarers, a community of full-time lay Buddhist workers. In his layman years before ordination, while Principal of the Seck Kia Eenh Dharma School (Malacca Buddhist Association, Malaysia), he prepared and implemented the Integrated Syllabus of Buddhist Studies, the most comprehensive Buddhist syllabus in Malaysia and Singapore then.

    He was regular consultant and lecturer to the Buddhist Studies Team (Buddhist Studies for Secondary Schools in Singapore, Ministry of Education) in the 1980s. After that he was Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. He has written numerous educational books on Buddhism (such as "Total Buddhist Work") and spoken at various international and inter-religious forums. He is well-known for his futuristic visions of Buddhism, especially in terms of the full-time lay Buddhist ministry. He is best known for his national Dharma courses in Malaysia and Singapore and has been advisor or consultant to various tertiary Buddhist societies.

    Since 2000, Piya has been living with his family in Singapore, where he is an interdenominational full-time Buddhist worker. He is consultant and Dharma teacher to various organizations, institutions and projects. He regards himself as an ongoing student of Buddhism.

    Piyasilo's Higher Ordination (upasampada) under H.H. Somdet Phra Vanarat, the 17th Supreme Patriarch of the Thai Buddhist Order (24 June 1972, Wat Srakes Rajavaramahavihara, Bangkok, Thailand). This picture shows the ordination candidate offering the monk's bowl to the Preceptor and the lay sponsor, Khun Banchong Sowaprux, bearing traditional offerings. Note: Read more about Piya Tan in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piya_Tan

    All are welcome

  • The Centre is now located at
    The Minding Centre
    170 Upper Bukit Timah Road
    #11-04 Bukit Timah Shopping Centre,
    Singapore 588179.
    HP: 8211 0879

    Dharmafarer (Sutta) website: http://dharmafarer.googlepages.com
    Meditation courses & therapy: http://themindingcentre.googlepages.com



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