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    November 2004

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Nov 07Sri Lankaramaya Temple . By Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    Kathina Celebration (Robe Offering)

    Date : 7th Nov 2004 (Sun)
    Time : 9am to 1pm
    Venue: Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple
    30C St Michael's Road (off Serangoon Road).

    Join us for this joyous and meritorious occasion. Volunteers and Sponsors (Food, Robe, etc) needed. Please refer to attached write-up for further details. Contact person: Nelson @ 96985157 or nelson_limhy@yahoo.com.sg; Bro. Peh @ peh_lian_wah@yahoo.com.sg

    All are welcome
    Nov 14Buddhist Fellowship
    Venerable Bodhi"s Dharma Talk

    Venerable Bodhi will be back to Buddhist Fellowship to conduct talk: on the following date :-

    Date : 14 Nov 2004, Sunday
    Time : 11 am
    Topic : Dependent Origination Part2
    Dana - Vegetarian food


    Bio-data of Ven Bodhi

    Ven Bodhi :( Higher Ordination in 1997 & Ph D degree in Buddhist Philosophy)

    Name : Ven. Shi Chun Yi, Bodhi

    1994 - Graduated from NUS, B.A (Mass Communication and Chinese Studies)

    1995 - Studied in Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies (PGIPBS), University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka; obtained Postgraduate Diploma

    1996 - Did M.A course in PGIPBS; returned to Singapore in May, ordained as samaneri under the tutelage of Ven. Sek Te Yuan; continued with course in PGIPBS; obtained M.A

    1997 - Higher Ordination in Taiwan

    1998 - Sanskrit and Abhidharma studies in PGIPBS tutored by Ven. Prof. K.L Dhammajoti

    1999 (June) - Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) research; title of thesis: 'A partial translation of Chapter Two of Sanghabhadra's *NyŒyŒnusŒra on the subject of citta-caitta'; upgraded to PhD research in Nov 1999

    1999 (Nov) - 2003 Ph.D research; obtained Ph.D degree in Nov 2003; title of thesis: 'The Abhidharma doctrines and controversy on citta-caittas: A study based primarily on Chapter Two of the Abhidharmako§abhŒ·ya and the *NyŒyŒnusŒra'; returned to Singapore in Dec 2003

    March 2004 - Lecturer of Diploma and Postgraduate Diploma courses in Graduate School of Buddhist Studies (sister-organization of the Buddhist Library)

    All are welcome
    Nov 15
    to
    Nov 24
    By Amitabha Buddhist Centre , Buddhist Library , The and Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Ven. Thubten Chodron Public Dhama Talks & Workshop.

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    Public Dharma Talk by Venerable Thubten Chodron 15 Nov 2004 (Organised by Amitabha Buddhist Centre)

    Working and Living in Samsara
  • What is samsara?
  • How is one stuck in samsara?
  • What is nirvana and how does one achieve it?

    Ven. Chodron will talk about developing the determination to be free from suffering and how to empower oneself with practical tools to deal with and eliminate disturbing emotions forever.

    Date: Mon, 15 Nov 2004 (public holiday)
    Time: 3pm-4.45pm
    Venue: Amitabha Buddhist Centre Activities Centre: Lam Clan Association
    No. 3, Lorong 15 Geylang (nearest MRT: Aljunied) Singapore 388597
    Admission is free.

    All are welcome. Enquiries: 6745-8547

    Organised by Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Website: www.fpmtabc.org.sg

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    Public Dharma Talks by Venerable Thubten Chodron 16 Nov 2004 (Organised by The Buddhist Library)

    The Seed of Enlightenment
  • What is the bodhicitta?
  • What is its significance in Buddhist practice?
  • How does one cause it to arise?
  • How can one sustain it?
  • How does it affect our daily practice and life?

    Date: Tue, 16 Nov 2004
    Time: 7.30pm- 9.15pm
    Venue: The Buddhist Library
    2 Lor 24A Geylang (nearest MRT: Aljunied)
    Admission is free. All are Welcome. Enquiries: 6746-8435

    Organised by the Buddhist Library
    Website: http://web.singnet.com.sg/~buddhlib

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    Public Dharma Talks & Workshop by Venerable Thubten Chodron 19 - 22 Nov 2004 (kindly hosted by Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery)

    Living with Optimism
    Buddhist techniques provide an excellent means to deal with stress and maintain a positive attitude. Venerable Chodron will discuss how to create the causes of happiness and emotional well being for both you and society.

    Date:Fri, 19 Nov 2004
    Time:7.30pm-9.30pm
    Venue:Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Ven. Hong Choon Memorial Hall,
    4th floor. (take bus 410 (white plate) from Bishan interchange, next to Bishan MRT station)

    Admission is free. All are welcome. Enquiries: events@kmspks.org

    Organised by Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Website: http://www.kmspks.org/

    Using Buddhism to Create a Happy Family
    Everybody wants to have a happy family yet things don’t always go the way we would like them to. Venerable Chodron will speak about how to practice patience, communicate within the family, and create a good environment for raising children.

    Date: Sat, 20 Nov 2004
    Time:7.30pm-9.30pm
    Venue:Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery,
    Ven. Hong Choon Memorial Hall, 4th floor.
    (take bus 410 (white plate) from Bishan interchange,
    next to Bishan MRT station)

    Admission is free. All are welcome. Enquiries: events@kmspks.org

    Organised by Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Website: http://www.kmspks.org/


    Attaining and Balancing Your 3 Wealths: Material, Emotional and Spiritual (Workshop)
    As the pace of life speeds up, it is necessary to learn the tools needed to sustain a strong spiritual practice. Venerable Chodron will discuss the material, emotional, and spiritual aspects of living a meaningful and balanced life.

    Date:Monday, 22 Nov 2004
    Time: 9.30am - 5.00pm
    Venue:Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery,
    Ven. Hong Choon Memorial Hall,
    1st floor (take bus 410 (white plate) from Bishan interchange,
    next to Bishan MRT station)

    Registration is required. All are welcome.

    Workshop Fees: S$20 (Inclusive of vegetarian lunch & refreshments)
    Electronic submission through Attached Form "WorkshopV_chodron04.doc", and submit to events@kmspks.org

    OR registration at:
    (1) Reception Office @ Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery. Tel :6849 5300
    (2) Awareness Place @ Bras Basah Complex Blk 231, Bain St, #01-63. Tel : 6337 7582

    Registration closing date: Monday, 8 Nov 2004. Enquiries: events@kmspks.org

    Organised by Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery http://www.kmspks.org/

    Please refer to http://www.thubtenchodron.org/ for the latest programme update.

    Biography of Ven. Thubten Chodron

    Born in 1950, Ven. Thubten Chodron grew up near Los Angeles. She graduated with a B.A. in History from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1971. After traveling through Europe, North Africa and Asia for one and a half years, she attended the university of Southern California to do post-graduate work in Education while working as a teacher in the Los Angeles City School System.

    In 1975, she attended a meditation course given by Lama Thubten Yeshe and Zopa Rinpoche, and subsequently went to their monastery in Nepal to continue to study and practice Buddha's teachings. She was ordained as a nun in 1977.

    She was formerly resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore and at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle. Currently, she is founding Sravasti Abbey , a monastery in the USA. She travels worldwide to give talks about Buddhism and to teach meditation. Her books include Open Heart, Clear Mind (Snow Lion, Ithaca NY), Working with Anger (Snow Lion), Buddhism for Beginners (Snow Lion), Taming the Monkey Mind (Graham Brash, Singapore). For more information, please visit www.thubtenchodron.org



    All are welcome
  • Nov 21Buddhist Library
    Buddhist Library Funfair 2004



    Buddhist Library will be holding a funfair event, "Family Funival 2004, at the open field next to Aljunied MRT facing Sims Avenue on 21 November 2004 from 9am to 6pm. All proceeds from the funfair will go to the Buddhist Research Society Building Fund.

    Tickets are available at the Buddhist Library counter and we also hope that more people will sponsor stalls for the event. Please note that there will not be any cooking at the site and no meat is to be sold.

    We need your help
    We were recently required by our bank to make a repayment of $150,000. As such, our funds are seriously depleted. We would like to request for members and well wishers to come forward to help us tie through this bad times. There are several ways you can do this: per square foot donation, Buddha niche donation, becoming a GIRO donor, or giving us a medium term interest free loan. Please contact our Administrator to clarify on these various options.

    All are welcome
    Nov 24
    8.00pm
    to
    9.30pm
    Odiyana Buddhist Meditation Society
    PUBLIC TALK :
    Step back from the Pain and Worries of Life By Gen Kelsang Wangchog

    Date: Wednesday 24th November
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.30pm
    Venue: Odiyana Buddhist Meditation Society,
    11 Yan Kit Road,
    Singapore 088263
    Tel: 6438 1127

    Everyone wishes for happiness and fulfillment in life, everyone is interested in improving themselves in order to enjoy these qualities. We all have these wishes, yet few of us have the practical methods by which we can accomplish these wonderful goals.

    In this evening talk, Gen Wangchog will explain a simple step-by-step method which is the actual way to a happy and meaningful life. By integrating his clear and practical explanations into our daily lives we will find ourselves naturally journeying towards a lasting happiness and discovering the deeper meanings of our life.



    All are welcome
    Nov 25
    and
    Dec 30
    7.30pm
    to
    9.30pm
    Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, Exhibition Hall, Level 4. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery and Shan You Counselling Centre
    Mind Health Talks

    About the speaker


    Dr Lim Kok Kwang, a Clinical Advisor of Shan You Counselling Centre and a Consultant psychologist with the Singapore Wellness Medicine Clinic, is the Founder and Director of MindWise (a behavioural healthcare provider). He is also the Co-founder and Director of Accelerated Cognitive Enhancement (a learning ability training provider); and the president of the Singapore psychological Society and the Singapore Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

    A registered psychologist in Singapore, Dr Lim is also a Life Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine, and Diplomate of the International Academy of Behavioural Medicine, Counselling and Psychotherapy.

    Date: 25th November 2004, Thursday
    Title: Beat the Blues: Taking Your Power Back From Depression
    Outline: People suffering from depression often feel trapped and powerless to make positive charges to their lives. Unable to take that step out of their darkness and despair, their lives become a vicious cycle of sadness and pain. In this, talk, you will learn how to control depression through
    1) Honouring your secret and obvious strengths.
    (2) Using language that gives you expanded possibilities and hope.

    Date: 30th December 2004, Thursday
    Title: Finding Forgiveness: Royal Road to Your Spiritual Renewal
    Outline: To many people, forgiveness is an elusive mentality that's easier said than done. It to far more common to bear grudges and stay angry, than to forgive and forget. Unfortunately, the person hurt most by the grudges is the person who harbours those grudges. Through this talk, benefit from results of the Stanford Forgiveness Project (Stanford Centre for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford University) by discovering how

    (1) The mind can habitually make up suffering (grievance) stories,
    (2) Forgiveness enhances your total health,
    (3) The HEAL technique enables you to release old wounds and welcome new options your life.





    All are welcome
    Nov 27Nam Hai Pu Toh San. By Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    "A Day of Mindfulness"



    One-day Meditation Retreat for experienced meditators and those who completed beginners' course.

    Date: 27th Nov 2004 (Sat)
    Time: 9am to 6pm
    Venue: Nam Hai Pu Toh Temple, 825B Jln Limbok;

    No fee is required and vegetarian lunch will be provided.

    For registration please contact Bro. Nelson Lim@ 96985157 or nelson_limhy@yahoo.com.sg; Bro. Peh @ peh_lian_wah@yahoo.com.sg or HP 91007096 by 25th Nov 2004 (Thurs).

    All are welcome
    Nov 27
    to
    Nov 28
    Odiyana Buddhist Meditation Society
    TWO-DAY MEDITATION WORKSHOP:
    Medicine for the Mind, Healing for the Heart

    Date: Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th November
    Venue: Odiyana Buddhist Meditation Society,
    11 Yan Kit Road,
    Singapore 088263
    Tel: 6438 1127
    Time: Saturday : 2.00pm - 6.15pm
    Sunday : 10.00am - 3.00pm
    Course Fee : $45 for two days, $25 for one day

    Medicine Buddha is a Buddha Doctor who protects us from all problems, and in particular from physical and mental illness. Receiving the blessings of Medicine Buddha will transform our mind from an unhealthy to a healthy state. The healing practices of Medicine Buddha can bring about rapid recoveries from illness and uproot the causes of all our suffering and problems. We can eliminate confusion, doubt, and fear and thus begin to develop healthier states of mind that lead to a healthier body.

    This course offers participants the precious opportunity to receive the pure blessings of Medicine Buddha. By receiving this powerful pure source of inspiration we will be empowered to develop a natural confidence in our practice. Gradually we will discover a deep source of inner peace and come to lead a life that is cool, calm and collected.

    Consisting of teachings, meditation, blessing empowerment of Medicine Buddha and commentary to the practice of Medicine Buddha.



    All are welcome



     

    December 2004

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Dec 01Shan You Counselling
    Fruitcake sales 2004


    It is the end of 2004 and as we look forward to joys and passions that 2005 will bring, we like to make a difference in the lives of less fortunate bros and sis. In the Firefly tradition , we are glad to announce the fruitcake sales 2004.

    The cake is imported from, Australia. Each cake is 1.5 kg (50% fruit content) and cost S$25 only. 100% of the profit goes into the Firefly fund for 2005 programs.

    Firefly is also targeting to raise 200 cakes for Shan You Counselling Centre's food rations program.

    Shanyou reaches out to 200 low-income families, individuals and elderly with little or no social support.

    Firefly will consolidate the donations and deliver the cakes to shanyou. This service is nationwide and reach out to people regardless of race or religion.

    For more information, please visit Shanyou’s website at: http://www.shanyou.org.sg

    Summary
    Program: Fruitcake
    Price: S$25 each, S$250 per carton of 10
    Collection: Buddhist Fellowship,
    No. 9 Lor 29 Geylang,
    #04-02,Singapore 388065
    Office hours : Monday - 10am to 6pm
    Tue to Fri - 10am to 9.30pm, Sat - 9am to 6pm and Sunday - 10.30am to 1.00pm

    FFM will collect donations and then the total quantity to be delivered to Shan You.


    All are welcome
    Dec 04
    to
    Dec 05
    Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen Centre
    Dharma Talks


    Date: 04/12/04 and 05/12/04 (Saturday and Sunday)
    Time: 7.30pm
    Venue: Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen Meditation Centre, 203C Lavender Street, Singapore
    Speaker: Zen Master Dae Kwang
    Remarks: Admission is free! All are welcome!

    Biography of Speaker

    Zen Master Dae Kwang is the abbot of the Kwan Um School of Zen. He is the guiding teacher of Providence Zen Center in Cumberland, Rhode Island, the head temple of our international School. He is also the teacher for Zen centers in Wisconsin, Delaware, and Alaska. Zen Master Dae Kwang travels widely, leading retreats throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. His interests include meditation practices common to Christianity and Buddhism. He was ordained a monk in 1987.

    Online teaching articles by the Venerable can be found here



    All are welcome
    Dec 04
    to
    Dec 12
    Sri Lankaramaya Temple . By Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    Vipassanna Meditation Retreat by S. U. Kundala



    Note: Will be conducted at Sri Lankaramaya Temple (tentative venue).

    Those who are interested please contact Jimmy Quek or email jimmy@prabhakara.com No fee is required and all are welcome. Closing daten: 25th Nov 2004.

    Please note that vacancies are limited and priorities will be given to full-timers. For those who would like to volunteer as dhamma workers or offer of meal dana (vegetarian), pls contact Bee Wee or email denngbw@yahoo.com.sg

    All are welcome
    Dec 05Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Charity Funfair
    to raise Medical Endowment Funds



    All are welcome
    Dec 07
    to
    Dec 13
    Pengerang International Zen Centre . By Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen Centre
    7-day Zen Meditation Retreat by Zen Master Dae Kwang


    Date: 07/12/04 to 13/12/04 (Tuesday to Monday)
    Reporting Time: 06/12/04, 2.00pm
    Venue: Pengerang International Zen Centre Lot 109 Telok Ramunia, 81620 Pengerang Johore
    Retreat program: 108 bows, Dharma briefing, Walking Meditation, Sitting Meditation, Interview, Koan, etc
    Guiding Teacher: Zen Master Dae Kwang
    Remarks: Please register.

    Biography of Speaker

    Zen Master Dae Kwang is the abbot of the Kwan Um School of Zen. He is the guiding teacher of Providence Zen Center in Cumberland, Rhode Island, the head temple of our international School. He is also the teacher for Zen centers in Wisconsin, Delaware, and Alaska. Zen Master Dae Kwang travels widely, leading retreats throughout North America, Europe, and Asia. His interests include meditation practices common to Christianity and Buddhism. He was ordained a monk in 1987.

    Online teaching articles by the Venerable can be found here< Those interested in the Zen Meditation Retreats, please register early to avoid disappointment, as vacancies are limited. Please call the organiser for more details. Tel: 6392 0265, 6392 4256 ( Singapore ) Fax: 6298 7457

    All are welcome
    Dec 08
    7.30pm
    Buddhist Library
    Buddhist Resources for the Management of Emotions by Professor Padmasiri de Silva

    Date: 8 DECEMBER 2004 WEDNESDAY
    Time: 7.30 PM

    In recent times, the understanding and management of emotions has assumed added importance with developments in neuroscience, biology, psychology, education, philosophy and medicine. Buddhism, which stresses mindfulness and the need to open ourselves to inner experience as a pre-requisite to insight, transformation and wisdom, has an important contribution to make.

    Professor Padmasiri de Silva will deal with techniques found in the Buddha's discourses for the management of negative emotions and development of positive emotions. He will outline some western theories of emotions and develop a Buddhist perspective on emotion theory and therapy.

    Professor has held numerous distinguished positions - head of the Philosophy and Psychology Department, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, visiting positions in USA and Singapore and now as research Fellow in Monash University, Australia.

    A talk not to be missed.

    We need your help
    We were recently required by our bank to make a repayment of $150,000. As such, our funds are seriously depleted. We would like to request for members and well wishers to come forward to help us tie through this bad times. There are several ways you can do this: per square foot donation, Buddha niche donation, becoming a GIRO donor, or giving us a medium term interest free loan. Please contact our Administrator to clarify on these various options.

    All are welcome
    Dec 10
    to
    Dec 13
    Singapore Buddhist Mission Youth Mission
    Camp Ehi-Passiko


    Brief Description:

    This is the end of year 9th Camp Ehi-Passiko organized by the Singapore Buddhist Mission Youth Group. The event caters to youth who are 13 and above. However, from past experience, the median campers' age is around 15+. The SBM Youth Group has 8 years of organising camps alone, not to mention the myriad number of projects that the group undertook to bring about the propagation of the dhamma and contribution to the society.

    The youth organisers are mainly undergraduate from our local tertiary institutions who are highly trained and experienced in their dealings with youth of very diverse backgrounds. As such, parents need not worry about the well-being of their children during their stay with us. In fact, we are so confident of our work that we will offer money back guarantee should any dissatisfaction arises with regards to the camp. Campers are expected to derive the following benefits through their participation in the camp:

    1. Appreciation of the dhamma and its relevance to daily lives.
    2. Strong and deep spiritual friendship.
    3. Leadership and interpersonal skill.
    4. Confidence in public speaking and presentation.
    5. Opportunity to be groomed as youth leaders
    6. For errant youngsters - they changed for the better and for good.

    We have inculcated fun and creativity into all aspect of the camp activities. Dharma discussions will involve interactive discussions and presentations in their individual groups. We have also organized exciting and innovative games that bring out the leadership quality in your child. All meals are provided. They'll receive a camp T-shirt, a certificate and a CD with camp pictures at the end of the camp.

    We are limiting this fun-filled event to a maximum of 100 participants, so please contact us as soon as possible.

    For more information and application form (if you do not see the attached), please contact Zeming 94888903, Zhen Feng 90477969 or mail us at sbmy@mail.com

    All are welcome
    Dec 11Shan You Counselling Centre
    Public Seminar: From Loss to Love ~ Grieving with Mindfulness

    "My parent died in a car accident recently. How should I deal with the loss? Where can I get help? Am I alone?"

    "My child was just diagnozed with cancer. Where can I get support? Should I keep quiet or talk about the pain I've experiencing?"

    Death is inevitable. Should we just play fool? or get prepared? How should we manage ourselves effectively as a family and as individual when such unexpected event happens?

    If the questions above are the questions you are asking yourself, then the seminar is for you!

    A. Registration

    Public Seminar: "From Loss to Love ~ Grieving with Mindfulness"
    Date: 11th Dec 2004 (Sat)
    Time: 2 - 6pm
    Venue: Central Singapore Joint Social Service Centre (JSSC)
    381 Toa Payoh Lor 1, Singapore 319758
    Fees: $20 per pax, $16 for 3 pax and above
    Light refreshment (vegetarian) will be provided.

    For registration and enquiries, contact Fenny/ Sijia/ Bear/ Beng Wee at 6748 9975 or 6741 9293 or email at fenny@shanyou.org.sg . For more info, please refer to www.shanyou.org.sg

    B. Programme

    1. Good Grief: Navigating through Loss
    This talk will include discussions on the emotional journey of grieving for adults and the elderly, rediscovering your capacity for love, and finding guidance in forgiveness. by:

    Dr Lim Kok Kwang
    Clinical Advisor, Shan You Counselling Centre
    President, Singapore Psychological Society

    2. Grief and Loss in Children and Adolescents
    How does the perception of death and dying evolve in children? How do children and adolescents respond to loss and grief? What are the critical complications of grief? How can parents help their children through the process of loss and grief? by:

    Dr. Ng Koon Kock
    Clinical Advisor, Shan You Counselling Centre
    Consultant Psychiatrist, Thomson Medical Centre

    3. Understanding Palliative Care
    Dr. Lim will discuss the process of dying, the pain in a dying person, the spiritual needs of a dying person and the myth and truths of palliative care. He would also present relevant case studies. by:

    Dr. Edward Lim
    Medical Officer, Assisi Home and Hospice

    C. Speakers

    Dr Lim Kok Kwang. As a clinical psychologist, Dr Lim is the founder and Director of MindWise, which provides hypnotherapy and psychotherapy for people with stress-related medical illness as well as training and supervision for mental health professionals. He is the President of both the Singapore Psychological Society and the Singapore Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

    Dr Ng Koon Hock is a consultant psychiatrist working in the Thomson Medical Centre. He was trained in general psychiatry, and subsequently child, adolescent and family psychiatry.

    He provides help for children, adolescents, and adults with emotional, behavioral, and relationship difficulties. Common types of problems he see include anxiety, depression, anger, obsessions and compulsion, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, parent-child conflict and marital conflict. He does assessment and psychotherapy, and prescribes medication.

    Dr. Edward Lim graduated from the National University of Singapore. He practiced Medicine under various clinical settings in government-restructured hospitals. He first came into contact with palliative care in his first year in medical school as a volunteer and is currently posted to the Assisi Home and Hospice as a medical officer. He is pursuing a further degree in Family Medicine and has an interest in psychotherapy.



    All are welcome
    Dec 14
    to
    Dec 16
    Buddhist Lodge. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Ajahn Brahm's Dharm Talk

    Ajahn Brahm will be visiting Singapore between 14 December and 16 December 2004 to conduct a series of dialogue sessions on the following topics:

    Date: Tue, 14 Dec
    Topic: Meditation to Power Your Mind
    Do you often feel tired, unable to cope with demands of life, can’t think quick enough to respond? This talk will help you learn techniques to power your mind!

    Date:Wed, 15 Dec
    Topic: Practical Way of Dealing With Death
    Have you just lost a loved one, someone close to you is suffering from a terminal illness or are you fearful of death? Come and learn about the realities of dying and how to overcome our pain and grief from losing someone close to us.

    Date:Thu, 16 Dec
    Topic: An Effective Response to Insecurities of Life
    Are you afraid of the unknowns of the future? Do you feel that life may unfold in a manner that you may not be prepared for? Come and learn how to cope with the challenges and uncertainties of the future.

    Venue: Buddhist Lodge
    17 Kim Yan Road
    off River Valley Road
    Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm

    FREE shuttle buses are available from Singapore Power Building (Somerset MRT) from 6:45pm.

    The sessions are opened to the public. Admission is free and no tickets are required.

    All are welcome
    Dec 15
    to
    Dec 21
    Maha Bodhi School. By Singapore Buddhist Federation
    Abhidhamma Course by Dr Sayadaw U Silanda


    Teacher: Dr Sayadaw U Silanda
    Venue: Maha Bodhi School
    Time: 7:30pm - 9pm (Daily)
    Date: Dec 15 to December 21, 2004
    Main Organizer: Singapore Buddhist Federation
    Jointly Organized by:
    CONTACT:
    Ananda Metyarama Buddhist Youth Circle - Bro Tee Koon Tiong: 96530015
    Burmese Buddhist Temple - Sis Sabrina Tun: 62511717
    Palelai Buddhist Temple - Bro Patrick Ong: 97337008

    REGISTRATION FORM
    Please complete this form and mail to

    "Palelai Buddhist Temple,
    49 Bedok Walk,
    (S-409145)"

    together with the relevant payment. Payment by cheque must be crossed and address to "Palelai Buddhist Temple". At the back of the cheque, please write "Dhamma-sangani Course".

    Personal registration can be made at Palelai Buddhist Temple (Tel: 64433324) or Burmese Buddhist Temple (Tel: 6251-1717).

    Closing date: 1st Dec 2004

    Participant's Particular

    Name (as appear on I.C or passport): _________________________NRIC/PASSPORT No: ____________

    Residential Address: ___________________________________________________ S'pore (__________)

    Contact: e-mail ___________________ Tel: __________________ H/Phone or Pager: ________________

    ---------------------------

    To: Palelai Buddhist Temple
    49 Bedok Walk
    Singapore 409145
    I, ________________________, enclose crossed cheque, Nbr:________________ for :

  • $10/= for course registration
  • Donation, $____________

    tick in the appropriate box. We are appealing for donation to defray Sayadaws' maintenance, course administration cost, etc. Your generous donation is much appreciated.

    Signature: ______________________ Date: ___________

    Register early as the number of participants is limited to 200. (The organizer reserves the right to reject any applications. Only rejected application will be informed.)


    All are welcome
  • Dec 18Tzu Chi Foundation( Singapore )
    Blood & Bone Marrow Donation Drive


    The Blood Donation Drive is back... together with Bone Marrow Donation-Blood Testing Drive! Click the following link for online registration

    Event : Blood Donation cum Bone Marrow Donation-Blood Testing Drive
    Date : 18/12/2004 (Sat)
    Time : 11am-5pm
    Venue : Tzu Chi Singapore Branch


    All are welcome
    Dec 18DharmaResonance
    Dharma Resonance@1218

    Lyrics and hymns
    composition Sharing ,
    Creative Sing a long
    By Bodhicitta,Sunny rain

    Evergreen,modern,new Buddhist Hyms.,
    By Bodhicitta,Sunny rain

    Pop/Folk song
    with positive message
    By Song Cafe singers

    Cosy ambience with Delicious Dinks and light Snack .


    Dharma Resonance @ 1218 (A Buddhist Hymns Sharing session.) Living in this chaotic city, are you in search of an oasis that offers your tired body and mind rest? Do you want to embrace the serenity and peace within?

    A Buddhist Hymns sharing session, Dharma resonance@1218 aspire to unwind your body and bring peace to your mind , hence allows you to appreciate the goodness of life.

    During the session, you could expect to listen to evergreen, modern and new Hymns compositions, folk/pop song with positive message, sharing on the meaning behind the songs composition, inspirational stories , creative sing-a-long etc. Isn't it time to dump the hetic work behind you ?

    Have a break and lay back to an ambience of good hymns and music.

    Venue: The Ark Café
    No2 Havelock Rd #B1-09,
    Apollo Center S(059763)
    Date : 18/12/04
    Time: 3-6pm
    Entrance (To support the on going of this project): students: @ $8 per pax for students,
    $6 for 3 pax students above;
    Adults: $10 per pax, $8 for 3 pax & above
    Early birds : $7 per pax (if sign up before 30 Nov 2004)

    All Price inclusive of 1 standard Drink and light snacks.

    Singers: Bodhicitta, Sunny Rain, Folk/Pop Singers etc…

    Limited seats ,Please register early! Confirm your participation by emailing your name ,contact no ,address to signup@dharmaresonance.com or contact us at

    Karamen at office tel: 68495323 or HP: 96937972

    Bear at office tel:6748 9975 or HP: 9022 3435

    This project is an initiative by Bodhicitta in collaboration with Shan You Counselling Centre sponsored and supported by Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery.

    All are welcome
    Dec 24
    to
    Jan 01
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery & Karma Choying Kunkyab Ling
    The 100 Million Mani Recitation Retreat


    Dedicated Towards Well-being of World Peace, World Economy & World Health

    OM MANI PADME HUNG



    The Six-Syllable Mantra OM MANI PADME HUNG is the heart mantra of Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva (Guanyin) and the essence of the Buddhas. The mantra embodies perfect compassion and is the core of the 84,000 Teachings of all Buddhas.

    -His Eminence Drubwang Konchok Norbu Rinpoche

    Retreat Date: 24th December 2004 (Friday, 6.30pm) to 1st January 2005 (Saturday, 12.30am)
    Venue: Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Registration Period: 8/10/2004 - 10/12/2004
    (Due to limited seats, please register early.)
    Registration Fee: S$70 (Lunch and Dinner will be provided)
    : S$35 For Students & Senior Citizen (Please bring along your student pass & NRIC)

    Please obtain the Mani Retreat Brochure at the following places for Rules & Regulations and further information on the nature of the retreat. For those interested in participating, please fill in the registration form and submit it personally to any of the following locations:

  • Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Reception Counter (Mon, Wed & Fri 8.30am-4.30pm)
    88 Bright Hill Road Singapore 574 117 Tel: 6849 5300
    Website: www.kmspks.org & www.TheDailyEnlightenment.com

  • Karma Choying Kunkyab Ling
    2, Telok Blangah Street 31, Yeo's Building, Singapore 108942
    Tel: 6274 7800
    Website: www.karmachoying.org

  • Awareness Place
    Bas Brasah Complex #01-63
    Tel:6337 7582 (between City Hall & Bugis MRT)

    (Registration form can also be downloaded from the Internet at www.kmspks.org during registration period above.)

    For enquiries, please email events@kmspks.org / dharma@karmachoying.org or call 6849 5300 / 6274 7800

    Jointly Organised by :

    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery & Karma Choying Kunkyab Ling


    All are welcome
  • Dec 25Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    DHARMA TALK - Introduction to Tantra by Venerable Thubten Chodro

    Learn the definition of tantra, how tantra works and why it is a powerful form of practice. Get a broad overview of the four classes of tantra and learn how to practice simple Kriya tantric methods. In addition, find out how to integrate the practices of tantra with lam-rim meditation for optimal results.

    Venerable Chodron was formerly resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore. Currently, she is founding Sravasti Abbey, a monastery in the USA. She travels worldwide to give talks about Buddhism and to teach meditation. Her books include Open Heart, Clear Mind (Snow Lion, Ithaca NY), Working with Anger (Snow Lion), Buddhism for Beginners (Snow Lion), Taming the Monkey Mind (Graham Brash, Singapore).

    Date: 25 Dec (Sat)
    Time:7.00pm

    All are welcome No registration required

    Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    No 3 Lorong 15 Geylang
    Lam Clan Association Building
    Singapore 388597
    Tel: 67458547
    Fax: 67410438
    Website: www.fpmtabc.org.sg
    Office Operating Hours:
    Mon - Fri 11am - 6pm daily
    Activities Day Operating Hours:
    11am - 0930pm
    Sunday Operating Hours:
    1030am - 0630pm


    All are welcome
    Dec 25
    to
    Dec 31
    Pengerang International Zen Centre . By Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen Centre
    7-day Zen Meditation Retreat by Ven. Shih Chi Boon


    Date: 25/12/04 to 31/12/04 (Saturday to Friday)
    Reporting Time: 24/12/04, 2.00pm
    Venue: Pengerang International Zen Centre Lot 109 Telok Ramunia, 81620 Pengerang Johore
    Retreat program: 108 bows, Dharma briefing, Walking Meditation, Sitting Meditation, Interview, Koan, etc Guiding
    Teacher: Ven. Shih Chi Boon
    Remarks: Please register.

    Biography of Speaker

    Ven. Shih Chi Boon, also known in Korean as Gye Mun Sumin, is the abbot of KYCL. He was given inka on 8 November 1998 by Zen Master Seung Sahn. Inka means an acknowledgement of accomplishment in Zen practice. It is given by Zen Master Seung Sahn to senior students called Ji Do Poep Sa (Guides to the Way or Dharma Masters), who are authorised to teach Zen. Those interested in the Zen Meditation Retreats, please register early to avoid disappointment, as vacancies are limited. Please call the organiser for more details. Tel: 6392 0265, 6392 4256 ( Singapore ) Fax: 6298 7457

    All are welcome
    Dec 30Buddhist Fellowship
    Buddhist Fellowship Gala Dinner: Bridging the Faiths



    All are welcome
    Dec 30
    7.30pm
    to
    9.30pm
    Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, Exhibition Hall, Level 4. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery and Shan You Counselling Centre
    Mind Health Talks

    About the speaker


    Dr Lim Kok Kwang, a Clinical Advisor of Shan You Counselling Centre and a Consultant psychologist with the Singapore Wellness Medicine Clinic, is the Founder and Director of MindWise (a behavioural healthcare provider). He is also the Co-founder and Director of Accelerated Cognitive Enhancement (a learning ability training provider); and the president of the Singapore psychological Society and the Singapore Society of Clinical Hypnosis.

    A registered psychologist in Singapore, Dr Lim is also a Life Fellow of the American Association of Integrative Medicine, and Diplomate of the International Academy of Behavioural Medicine, Counselling and Psychotherapy.

    Date: 25th November 2004, Thursday
    Title: Beat the Blues: Taking Your Power Back From Depression
    Outline: People suffering from depression often feel trapped and powerless to make positive charges to their lives. Unable to take that step out of their darkness and despair, their lives become a vicious cycle of sadness and pain. In this, talk, you will learn how to control depression through
    1) Honouring your secret and obvious strengths.
    (2) Using language that gives you expanded possibilities and hope.

    Date: 30th December 2004, Thursday
    Title: Finding Forgiveness: Royal Road to Your Spiritual Renewal
    Outline: To many people, forgiveness is an elusive mentality that's easier said than done. It to far more common to bear grudges and stay angry, than to forgive and forget. Unfortunately, the person hurt most by the grudges is the person who harbours those grudges. Through this talk, benefit from results of the Stanford Forgiveness Project (Stanford Centre for Research in Disease Prevention, Stanford University) by discovering how

    (1) The mind can habitually make up suffering (grievance) stories,
    (2) Forgiveness enhances your total health,
    (3) The HEAL technique enables you to release old wounds and welcome new options your life.





    All are welcome


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