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    January 2005

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    Jan 04
    to
    Feb 01
    Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Meditation for Beginners

    If you are looking for a skilful way to help you achieve more peace and balance in your life - learn to meditate. You will learn how to do basic meditation practices that will help you to understand your mind.

    This 5-week course is taught by Venerable Tenzin Palzang, a Singaporean monk from Amitabha Buddhist Centre.
    The course will be held on Tuesday nights, 7.30pm on 4, 11, 18, 25 January and 1 February 2005. The course is free of charge and all are welcome.

    It is free of charge and all are welcome. No registration required

    MEDITATION PRACTICE

    If you have tried meditation but felt you weren't getting anywhere - then this is the course for you!

    When meditating, we are told to let go of whatever thoughts and emotions arise. But sometimes these are very powerful and disturbing and it's difficult to just let them go. They seem to take control of us!

    We all have the ability to take control of our mind. Ven Palzang explains some techniques we can use to gradually decrease the intensity of these afflictive emotions.

    We can use these techniques not only during our meditation sessions but also when dealing with "difficult life situations", which cause the whole heap of afflictive emotions we are all familiar with to arise within us.

  • 8 Jan 2005 Attachment and desire

  • 15 Jan 2005 Working with anger

  • 22 Jan 2005 Impermanence and death

  • 29 Jan 2005 Dying peacefully

  • This 4-week course is taught by Venerable Tenzin Palzang, a Singaporean monk from Amitabha Buddhist Centre. The course will be held on Saturday afternoons, 2.30 pm. It is free of charge and all are welcome.

    Biography of Venerable Palzang

    Venerable Palzang, formerly known as C P Lam, was ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in March 2004. Before becoming a monk, Ven Palzang graduated from the University of London, majoring in electronic engineering. He spent over 20 years establishing his own group of companies engaged in IT, industrial automation and health products, with factories in Thailand, India, Taiwan, and USA. He now helps people to find some peace in their busy lives. It is free of charge and all are welcome. No registration required



    All are welcome
  • Jan 05
    to
    Mar 11
    Brahm Education Centre
    Meditation for Beginnners- 8 sessions

    This open meditation series for beginners, is popular amongst Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. The teaching approach is that of very basic Buddhist psychology taught in a practical manner. The course comprises two related sections:

    1) THEORY. A study of the meditation methods as given in the original texts of the Buddha.
    2) PRACTICE. A guided practice of the meditation method (including feedback).

    Course Contents:
    Why Meditate?- The nature of mental hindrances; unblocking one's emotions.
    Living in the Present- Directing one's energies to focus on what is real and now.
    Mindful Breathing- Watching the breath for mental focus, calmness and clarity.
    Overcoming Negative Desires- Dealing with negative attitudes of desiring and emptiness.
    Overcoming Hate and Managing Anger- The nature of wholesome love.
    There's Nothing to Fear But Fear Itself- Dealing with fear and worry through mastering one's thoughts.
    Overcoming Drowsiness- How to keep the mind fresh and attentive.
    In Your Elements- Cultivating positive emotions, emotional defence and impartiality.

    Wednesday Classes
    Date: Jan 5, 12, 19, 26; Feb 2, 23; Mar 2, 9
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Venue: Brahm Centre,
    No 15 Lor 29 Geylang #05-01

    Friday Classes
    Date: Jan 7, 14, 28; Feb 4, 18, 25; Mar 4, 11
    Time: 7:00pm - 8:00pm
    Venue: Brahm Centre,
    No 15 Lor 29 Geylang #05-01

    Saturday Classes
    Date: Jan 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb 5, 19, 26; Mar 5
    Time: 2:00pm - 3:00pm
    Venue: BF Centre,
    No 9 Lor 29 Geylang #04-02

    Piya Tan is a full-time lay teacher specializing in early Buddhism, and has run numerous meditation courses and retreats for tertiary students and adults since 1980s. In 1992 he taught a meditation course at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. Currently, he is doing an on-going translation of early Buddhist Suttas in the "Sutta Discovery" series.

    For registration form click here. Please make cheque payable to:-
    Brahm Education Centre Ltd
    9 Lorong 29 Geylang
    #04-02 Singapore 388065
    Tel: 6745 5007 Fax: 6842 6255
    Email: enquiries@brahmec.com
    Website: http://www.brahmec.com

    All are welcome
    Jan 05
    to
    Mar 09
    Brahm Education Centre
    Pali Chanting for Beginners

    This is a hands-on theory and practice class dealing with the popular paritta or "protective" chants. Students will learn the basics of Pali sounds and chant. There will also be chanting sessions. This course will look at Pali chanting in the light of Buddhist meditation:-

  • Introduction to Pali sounds and chants.
  • Origin stories of the chants.
  • Spiritual preparation for mindful chanting.
  • Chants taught.

    Ratana, Sutta: Recollection of the Three Jewels (protection against spirits)
    Karaniya MOM Sutta: The cultivation of lovingkindness (the I I protections)
    Mangala Sutta: On what are truly auspicious (general blessing)
    Dhajagga paritta: Recollection on the virtues of the Three Jewels (overcoming fear)
    Atanatiya Paritta: The recollection of the seven Buddhas (general protection)
    Angulimala Paritta: Anquilimala's verse (for easy childbirth)
    Bojjhanga Paritta: Reflection on the awakening-factors (for the ill)

    Course Details:
    Date: 5 January 2005, Wednesdays (8 sessions) (Jan 5,12,19,26; Feb 2,23; Mar 2. 9)
    Time: 8.15pm - 9.15pm
    Course Fee: Members - S$60/-Non-members - S$90/-
    Venue: Brahm Centre,
    No. 15 Lor 29 Geylang #05-01


    Course Instructor
    Piya Tan was a Theravada monk for 20 years, and is a full-time lay teacher specializing in early Buddhism. He has run numerous meditation courses and retreats for tertiary students and adults since 1980s. In 1992, he taught a meditation course at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. Currently, he is doing an an-going translation of early Buddhist Suttas in the "Sutta Discovery" series. He also regularly teaches Dharma, meditation, and Buddhist Psychology and counselling classes at the Brahm Education Centre.

    For registration form click here. Please make cheque payable to:-
    Brahm Education Centre Ltd
    9 Lorong 29 Geylang
    #04-02 Singapore 388065
    Tel: 6745 5007 Fax: 6842 6255
    Email: enquiries@brahmec.com
    Website: http://www.brahmec.com

    All are welcome
  • Jan 05
    to
    Mar 02
    Brahm Education Centre
    Counselling on Family Issues

    What Is In The Course?
    This course will introduce techniques and concepts that it the counsellor can use to help clients of dysfunctional family, with marital problem and difficult children. The course also provides appropriate concepts for premarital counselling, divorce_ and remarriage.

    Course Syllabus
    This course will equip counsellors with techniques and methods to counsel on:-
  • Premarital Issues
  • Dysfunctional Family Problems
  • Marital Problems
  • Difficult Children
  • Separation, Divorce and Remarriage

    Who Should Attend This Course?
    Teachers, supervisors, managers, care-givers, counsellors and anyone interested in improving one's own relationships with others or enhancing one's ability in helping others through understanding of human-psychology.

    Course Details
    Date: Every Wed & Fri(12 sessions)Jan 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 26, 28; Feb 2, 4, 23, 25;
    Time: Mar 27:00pm - 10:00pm
    Course Fee: S$450 ($200 Scholarships available, based on eligibility)
    Venue: Brahm Education Centre
    No 15 Lorong 29 #05-01
    Certificate Awarded Upon successful completion with min. 75% class attendance.

    To Register
    Please call: 6745 5007
    Email: enquiries@brahmec.com

    Course Instructors
    Dr. Ang Beng Choo worked for the Ministry of Education for more than 30 years. She was a school teacher, a teacher trainer, a school inspector, a textbook developer and an administrator. She was awarded the Public Administration and Long Service Awards by Singapore Government on National Day in 1980 and 1997 respectively. Dr. Ang has been frequently invited to give talks on personal development, family enrichment and children education by various organizations. She was awarded the International Outstanding Buddhist Woman Award in Education and Culture by the Buddha Light International Association in 1998 and has been appointed as an International Dharma Teacher by the same organization since 1999.

    Ms Angie Monksfield has been active in Buddhist community in the last 15 years both in terms as a Dharma worker as well as a counsellor. She was instrumental in starting up the first Buddhist Counselling Centre in Singapore in the late 80s. She has been the Vice President of the Buddhist Fellowship since 1999 and the President in the late 80s. Professionally, she manages a team of 75 staff responsible for IT project delivery at an MNC. She is founder of Brahm Education Centre and teaches counselling and life skills classes at Buddhist Fellowship and Brahm Education Centre

    Brahm Education Centre Ltd
    9 Lorong 29 Geylang
    #04-02 Singapore 388065
    Tel: 6745 5007 Fax: 6842 6255
    Email: enquiries@brahmec.com
    Website: http://www.brahmec.com

    All are welcome
  • Jan 08
    to
    Jan 23
    Buddhist Fellowship
    Zen Buddhism Programme

    Venerable Chi Kwang, an Australian Zen nun who ordained in the Korean tradition will be conducting talks from the 8th to 23rd of January.

    An Ancient Zen teaching describing the path to liberation and self development. Drawing from our struggles in daily life how we can use this Zen path to work on the issues of here and now as a practice.

    8 Jan Sat (7:30pm - 9:30pm)
    1. Searching For The Ox
    Pushing aside the weeds of illusion he looks for the ox in the wild...
    The beginners mind starts here on the search. In search for that which will bring peace and happiness we realize something is lost, or are we just curious. What is it? What is this Zen, Where is it to be found? So we question deeply.

    9 Jan Sun (7:30pm - 9:30pm)
    2. Noticing Foot Prints
    By the river, among the trees here and there wild thickets and reeds...
    We begin to read the Dharma listen to teachers, but our habits are strongly attached to our usual ways. But here and there in daily life or listening to the Buddha's teachings we begin to recognize our self-centered afflictions, our waist of time and energy our pains.

    11 Jan Tue (7:30pm - 9:30pm)
    3. Catching Sight Of The Ox
    The songs of a nightingale listen! Feeling the warmth of the sun and the soothing breeze... Stopping for a moment from chasing our tracks in the stillness we grasp an instant of peace and its strength. In learning to be still the confusion falls away and there it is! But still we have not established a practice that works for us

    4. Catching The Ox
    Everything and all is given in a terrific struggle. What strength what will...?
    Our mind though unruly has been grasped. Caught with clarity of calm and insight, yet more meditation and practice of the Buddha's path is needed to control a wild mind.

    14 Jan Fri (7:30pm - 9:30pm)
    5. Training I he Ox
    Not letting go of whip or the tether and careful not to loose his way in the dusty word...
    Training has seriously begun a teacher and precepts are carefully observed, but the family and worldly ways tempt us back to old habit and from time to tome we laps.

    6. Riding The Ox Home
    Riding high on the ox he leisurely turns towards home... With time and practice the path finds ease. Our mind finds freedom in discipline, others in our life are attracted to our way of being and we share of our life with ease.

    18 Jan Tue (7:30pm - 9:30pm)
    7. The Ox Transcended and The Hearer Rests
    Having returned home, the bull too is set free and in blissful repose the dawn has come...
    The moon seems brighter and the breeze most refreshing. Moment by moment we experience life as it come as meditation is no longer a technique. The baby crying is a joy to comfort and regrets forgotten.

    8. All is Relinquished, Both Herder and Ox
    Only the circle of emptiness remains. Even space has collapsed Me and mine vanish in the all inclusive original nature of our interconnected relationship to all things. This is also called mirror mind as life is reflected through the arising of conditions.

    21 Jan Fri (9:30am - 9:30pm)
    Public Holiday
    9. Returning to the Original Place
    My very own treasure is recovered all those efforts spent in vain...
    We have as if for the first time truly discovered ourselves and wonder what was all that effort for? Opening our mouths is Dharma, walking is Dharma, eating cake is the path. Ordinary mind is the way!

    10.Entering the Market Place
    A naked chest and barefooted with a bag of gifts, the sage now mingles with the world...
    In order to benefit others one returns to offer a helping hand. Our bag is full of joy, loving-kindness, compassion, wisdom and skillful-means

    15 Jan Sat, 16 Jan Sun & 22 Jan Sat (7:30pm - 9:30pm)
    Meditation & Group Discussion
    (Dana dinner: 6:00pm - 7:30pm)
    'Zen Mind and Every day Life'
    A beginners introduction to the Korean ways of Zen meditation, sitting, walking and tea are practices that help stabilize the mind in the here and now that extend to every aspect of daily life. Posture, koans, attention and relinquishing our thoughts and self centered desires are not just the beginning but a means to the gateless gate - freedom and beyond.

    10-14 Jan & 17-21 Jan (9:00am -11:00am)
    Meditation Interviews & Informal Group Discussion


    Biography of Venerable Chi Kwang Sunim

    Chikwang-Sunim is the Abbess of The Seon (Zen) Centre; A Traditionally trained Bhikshuni living in South Korean Temples for 19 years.A good part of her nineteen years in Korea was spent at Song Kwang Sa, a large temple founded by Chinul. After her teacher, Master Kusan passed away, Chikwang Suniml lived in small hermitages or doing three month retreats in Zen meditation halls tinder the guidance of many great masters. She has also studied at a traditional Monastic University.

    A founding member Wat Buddha Dharma, The Buddhist Library in Sydney, The Lotus Lantern International Buddhist Centre in Seoul and Chonghye SA Seon Centre now located in Kinglake. Chikwang-Sunim teaches Seon both in Australia and abroad and is very active in interfaith dialogue. Along with her development of the new Seon Centre and overseas commitments, she is involved in the educating, fund raising and growth of the first Buddhist Palliative Care Centre in South Korea.

    In recent years she has offered retreats in Australia and abroad and has been a guest speaker at numerous conferences, workshops and temples.



    All are welcome
    Jan 08Awareness Place Meditation Centre. By Wat Kow Tahm International Meditation Centre
    Dharma and Meditation by Wat Kao Tham

    Please note that the "Theravadin Buddhism" Workshop shall be held on:-

    Date: 08 January 2005 (Saturday)
    Time: 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm
    Venue: Awareness Place Meditation Centre
    Blk 231 Bain Street #03-39
    Bras Basah Complex
    Singapore 180231
    Speakers: Rosemary and Steve Weissman
    from Wat Kow Tahm International Meditation Centre
    Website:

    Seating: 50 participants (Maximum)

    Registration on first-come-first-serve basis.

    All are welcome
    Jan 09Ren Ci Hospital and Medicare

    2005




    9 January 2005 Live Telecast at Channel U

    Donation hotlines are now open:-

    CALL
    1900 112 8888 for $5 donations
    1900 112 8889 for $15 donations

    SMS
    "RENCI" to 77666 for $5 donations

    Caller below 18 years old must seek parental consent

    Back for its third year, the event will feature overseas stars and local celebrities from the two television stations.

    The target is $5 million.

    Venerable Shi Ming Yi, CEO of Ren Chi Hospital & Medicare Centre, said: "It is really a cooperation from all sides because as we know that MediaWorks is only until 1st January that they start to join this new MediaCorp TV.

    "With this cooperation, everybody has to start afresh and work together for the same mission of serving the poor and the needy sick."

    Venerable Shi will also perform a special item with Mr Edmund Chen and Mr Darren Lim.

    Footnote: News report
    Venerable Shi Ming Yi's show of composure and endurance, performed at Suntec City, was the highlight of last night's Ren Ci Charity Show.

    His stunt helped raise more than $6.8 million for the needy patients of the Ren Ci Hospital and Medicare Centre, where he is chief executive and chairman.

    Though the show did not receive its desired 600,000 phone calls to the donation hotlines - it fell short by about 80,000 calls - the amount raised exceeded this year's target of $5 million.

    Ren Ci will donate $500,000 to the victims of the Boxing Day tsunami disaster and the rest of the money to over 1,000 beneficiaries nationwide.

    The Buddhist monk told The Straits Times after the act that his legs felt 'numb and wobbly' after having to stand still for so long.



    All are welcome
    Jan 09Buddhist Fellowship
    Getting The Best Of Life Porgramme for the young

    The aim of Rahula College is to instill a value system in the young that is based an the understanding of the Dhamma (Truth) and compassion far oneself and the world. Equipped with this important knowledge, the young will always have the foundation to draw upon when making choices in their lives and when they are faced with difficulties as they grow up.

    "Question whatever you hear, may be it be from a teacher, someone of authority or elders. Accept only what is logical and when it coincides with your experience"
    Kalama Sutta




    All are welcome
    Jan 10
    to
    Mar 17
    Brahm Education Centre
    Hatha Yoga- 10 Sessions (Limited to 30 per class)

    Instructor: Shamla a certified Yogi

    BEGINNERS

    Course Fee: S$60/- (Members); S$70/- (Non-Members)
    Venue: BF Centre No 9 Lor 29 Geylang #04-02

    Monday Classes
    Date: Commencing on 10 Jan 2005
    (Jan 10, 17, 24, 31; Feb 7, 14, 21, 28; Mar 7, 14)
    Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm & 8:00pm - 9:15pm

    Thursday Classes
    Date: Commencing on 6 Jan 2005
    (Jan 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb 3, 17, 24; Mar 3, 10, 17)
    Time: 6:30pm - 7:45pm

    Saturday Classes
    Date: Commencing on 8 Jan 2005
    (Jan 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar 5, 12)
    Time: 11:30am - 12:45pm

    INTERMEDIATE

    Course Fee:S$70/- (Members) S$80/-(Non-Members)
    Venue: BF Centre No 9 Lor 29 Geylang #04-02

    Thursday Classes
    Date: Commencing on 6 Jan 2005
    (Jan 6, 13, 20, 27; Feb 3, 17, 24; Mar 3, 10, 17)
    Time: 8:00pm - 9:15pm

    Saturday Classes
    Date: Commencing on 8 Jan 2005
    (Jan 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb 5, 12, 19, 26; Mar 5, 12)
    Time: 9:45am - 11:00am

    For registration form click here. Please make cheque payable to:-
    Brahm Education Centre Ltd
    9 Lorong 29 Geylang
    #04-02 Singapore 388065
    Tel: 6745 5007 Fax: 6842 6255
    Email: enquiries@brahmec.com
    Website: http://www.brahmec.com

    All are welcome
    Jan 13
    to
    Mar 17
    Brahm Education Centre
    Buddhist Counselling ( theory and practical )

    This Dharma-centred and Sutta-based counselling course is based on the vital truth that there is the "heart of light" within us. We are all essentially good, but external defilements cloud our natural goodness. The immediate focus is on counselling and communicating with people around us: the family, the work-place, the Buddhist centre and other groups. This course teaches how to cultivate and maintain one's emotional health so that one can effectively help others. This hands-on course will also use modern counselling exercises.

    Course Content
  • Why Buddhist Counselling?
  • Skillful listening and quality of presence
  • Defining the problem
  • Looking at alternatives
  • Working out a contract
  • Psychological types
  • Self-empowerment
  • Spiritual friendship

    Course Details

    Date: Every Thursday starting on 13 Jan 2005 (8 sessions) (Jan 13,20,27; Feb 3, 24; Mar 3,10,17)
    Time: 7.00pm - 9.00pm
    Course Fee: Members - S$ l 10/-Non-members - S$160/-
    Venue: Brahm Education Centre,
    No. 15 Lorong 29 Geylang #05-01

    Who should attend?

    Anyone who has to deal with people and problems (parents, children, siblings, lovers, partners, teachers, supervisors, managers, friends, caregivers, counselors), that is, anyone interested in personal development and helping others.

    Course Instructor
    Piya Tan was a Theravada monk for 20 years, and is a full-time lay teacher specializing in early Buddhism. He has run numerous meditation courses and retreats for tertiary students and adults since 1980s. In 1992, he taught a meditation course at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. Currently, he is doing an an-going translation of early Buddhist Suttas in the "Sutta Discovery" series. He also regularly teaches Dharma, meditation, and Buddhist Psychology and counselling classes at the Brahm Education Centre.

    For registration form click here. Please make cheque payable to:-
    Brahm Education Centre Ltd
    9 Lorong 29 Geylang
    #04-02 Singapore 388065
    Tel: 6745 5007 Fax: 6842 6255
    Email: enquiries@brahmec.com
    Website: http://www.brahmec.com

    All are welcome
  • Jan 13
    to
    Mar 17
    Brahm Education Centre
    Meditation: Higher Level

    Methods Taught
  • Breath Meditation - Guided & free sittings
  • Cultivation of Loving Kindness -Building up positive energy for meditation, communication, good sleep
  • Element Meditation -Applying the 4 elements for self-confidence & overcoming distraction
  • perception of Light - Learning to overcome sleepiness and depression
  • Walking Meditation - Actively watching the body in between sittings
  • Walking with the Elements - Noting the 4 primary elements in our body
  • Interview upon request as time permits

    The above Method - will be taught as needed or requested

    Friday Classes
    Date: Commencing 7 Jan 2005 (8 sessions) Jan 7, 14, 28; Feb 4, 18, 25; Mar 4, 11
    Time: 8:15pm - 9:15pm
    Venue: Brahm Centre,
    No 15 Lor 29 Geylang #05-01

    Saturday Classes
    Date: Commencing 8 Jan 2005 (8 sessions) Jan 8, 15, 22, 29; Feb 5, 19, 26; Mar 5
    Time: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    Venue: Buddhist Fellowship
    No: 9 Lor 29 Geylang #04-02
    Course Fee: S$90/- (Members); S$110/- (Non-Members)

    This extended course is most suitable for those who have attended any - beginners meditation classes conducted by Brahm Education Centre. Applicants who have attended other Buddhist meditation courses may also be considered.

    Course Instructor
    Piya Tan was a Theravada monk for 20 years, and is a full-time lay teacher specializing in early Buddhism. He has run numerous meditation courses and retreats for tertiary students and adults since 1980s. In 1992, he taught a meditation course at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. Currently, he is doing an an-going translation of early Buddhist Suttas in the "Sutta Discovery" series. He also regularly teaches Dharma, meditation, and Buddhist Psychology and counselling classes at the Brahm Education Centre.

    For registration form click here. Please make cheque payable to:-
    Brahm Education Centre Ltd
    9 Lorong 29 Geylang
    #04-02 Singapore 388065
    Tel: 6745 5007 Fax: 6842 6255
    Email: enquiries@brahmec.com
    Website: http://www.brahmec.com

    All are welcome
  • Jan 15Ten Thousand Buddhas Pagoda Level 1, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Blood Donation: The Gift of Life to all Future Buddha
    Blood Donation Dirve




    Date: Saturday, 15th January 2005

    Time: 11am to 5pm

    Venue: Ten Thousand Buddhas Pagoda Level 1
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery ,
    88 Bright Hill Road

    Map: location

    Enquiries: 6849 5300 / 6849 5344

    Email: yuandeng@kmspks.org

    Please Bring Along your NRIC (Passport for non-Singaporeans) or Donation Card.

    WHO can donate blood ?

  • Anyone is between 16 and 60 years old
  • Anyone who weighs at least 45kg
  • Anyone who feels unwell (with no coughs, colds or flus) and has not taken any form of medication/drugs/alcohol at least 3 days prior to donating blood

    WHO cannot donate blood ?

  • Anyone who is suffering from Hepatitis A and/or B and/or C
  • Anyone who is suffering from AIDS or who is HIV positive
  • Anyone who has visited United Kingdom between 1980 and 1996 for a period of 3 months or more
  • Anyone who has stayed in France from 1980 till the present
  • Anyone who has multiple sex partners
  • Anyone who engages in casual sex

    MORE information of the ELIGIBILITY TO DONATE BLOOD, please click here

    All are welcome
  • Jan 16Brahm Education Centre
    The Zen Way of Life for Youth

    Want to know what is the ZEN way of life? Come down this Sunday and find out for yourself.

    Topic: "The Zen Way of Life for Youth"
    Speaker: Venerable Chi Kwang
    Venue: Brahm Centre
    Date: 16th Jan 2005, Sunday
    Time: 1.30pm-4pm

    All are welcome
    Jan 16
    to
    Feb 06
    Buddhist Library , The
    Jewels of the Lotus


    Date: January 16 to February 06
    Time: 12.00pm to 9.00pm
    Venue: The Buddhist Library
    No: 2 & 4 Lorong 24A Geylang
    Singapore 398526

    Note: The Library is closed on Mondays

    All are welcome
    Jan 20Buddhist Lodge 7th floor Auditorium. By Buddhist Fellowship
    MAKING SENSE OF THE TSUNAMI

    Ajahn Brahmavamso will be giving a SPECIAL TALK on "MAKING SENSE OF THE TSUNAMI".

    So many of us have asked why has such a disaster happened, what did these countries and people do to "deserve" it? Is this really an indication of "end of the world" is coming as claimed by some people? How can we help those affected? This talk will address all these Qs that have run through our minds.

    Date: Thurs, 20 January at 7:30pm

    Venue: Buddhist Lodge 7th floor Auditorium

    17 Kim Yan Road, off River Valley Road.

    Best to park at Singtel ComCentre, AA Building or UAE Building. It is then a 3 min walk to Kim Yan Road. Nearest MRT is Somerset.

    OPEN TO ALL, NO tickets or admission fee. For more information, please call Buddhist Fellowship 6842 6422

    Note: Interview with Ajahn on 23 January 2005 by Wong Kim Hoh

    All are welcome
    Jan 21Buddhist Fellowship
    Zen Retreat by Venerable Chi Kwang

    Retreat Program Update :-

  • 9-11am - Meditation & Instructions (Walking and Sitting)
  • 11 am - 12 noon - Dharma Instructions on Zen Meditation plus Tea ceremony
  • 12 noon - Dana Lunch - Potluck - Vegetarian only
    (Venue : Buddhist Fellowship)
  • 1-3pm - Meditation (Walking & Sitting)
  • 3-4pm - Group Discussion (Experiencing Zen) plus Tea ceremony
  • 4-5.30pm - Meditation (Walking and Sitting)
  • 5.30-6pm - Questions and Answers
  • 6-7pm - Dana Dinner - Potluck - Vegetarian only
    (Venue : Buddhist Fellowship)
  • 7-8pm - Meditation (Walking and Sitting)
  • 8-9.30pm - Dharma Talk-
    Topic : Returning to the Original Place, Entering The Market Place

    Our centre is located at
    No. 9 Lor 29 Geylang,
    #04-02, Singapore 388065

    Nearest MRT : Aljunied
    Bus Service : 2,13,21,26,40,51
    No Registration is required

    All are welcome
  • Jan 23
    to
    Sep 25
    Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    Getting to Know Buddhism Course ( 36 weeks )
    By Venerable S Dhammika

    The Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society will be conducting a course in basic Buddhism which will explore every aspects of the religion - meditation, ethics, life of the Buddha, the scriptures, etc. Those completing the course will be entitled to participate in the Refuge Ceremony at the end of the course and will be given, if they so desire, a Buddhist name.

    The course will be taught by Venerable S Dhammika the well-known Australian Buddhist monk

    For more information please ring up at 63522859.

    Date: 23 Jan 2005 (Sunday).
    Time: 11:15 am
    Venue: Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    567A Balestier Road Singapore.
    Buses: 145, 21, 130, 851, 166
    Nearest MRT is Novena station.

    ALL ARE WELCOME : THE COURSE IS FREE OF CHARGE. YOU NEED TO BUY THE TEXTBOOK ONLY.


    All are welcome
    Jan 28
    to
    Feb 05
    7.30pm
    to
    9.30pm
    Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Discovering Buddhism : Transforming Problems

    Consider well the disadvantages of self cherishing and the advantages of cherishing others more than ourselves. Get inspired to exchange yourself with others, and then be guided in how to employ the special techniques of mind training or lo-jong as a means to transform problems into happiness and learn to like problems as much as ice cream!

    Venerable Rita grew up in Switzerland. She traveled to Nepal where she met Buddhism at Kopan Monastery in 1990. She took ordination in 1991 with her main teacher, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche. Since then she has been based primarily in India at Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, initially studying at the Tibetan Library of Works and Archives for 6 years and more recently offering service as one of the centre’s primary teachers of Tushita’s famous Introduction to Buddhism courses.

    She has led and guided many retreats including five 3-month Vajrasattva retreats, Green Tara retreats and a 2-month Lam Rim Chen Mo retreat with teachings by Yangsi Rinpoche in 2000. She is especially well known for leading Nyung Nays, having completed more than 80 consecutive Nyung Nays over a period of 6 months in 1998.

    This course will be held on Jan 28 (Fri) , 31(Mon), & Feb 2(Wed), 5(Sat), from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

    Note that this course is for registered students only. The course fee is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. This course is now open for registration, you can email: education@fpmtabc.org.sg



    All are welcome
    Jan 30Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Dharma Talk :'Thought Transformation' by Ven Rita

    Date: 30 January Sunday

    Time: 10.30am

    Venerable Rita grew up in Switzerland. She traveled to Nepal where she met Buddhism at Kopan Monastery in 1990. She took ordination in 1991 with her main teacher, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche. Since then she has been based primarily in India at Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, initially studying at the Tibetan Library of Works and Archives for 6 years and more recently offering service as one of the centre's primary teachers of Tushita's famous Introduction to Buddhism courses.

    She has led and guided many retreats including five 3-month Vajrasattva retreats, Green Tara retreats and a 2-month Lam Rim Chen Mo retreat with teachings by Yangsi Rinpoche in 2000. She is especially well known for leading Nyung Nays, having completed more than 80 consecutive Nyung Nays over a period of 6 months in 1998.



    All are welcome



     

    February 2005

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Feb 01
    to
    Jun 21
    Ist Intake
    Kong Meng San Monastery
    Basic Buddhism Course (20 lessons)

    The Basic Buddhism Course is a popular ongoing course held on Sunday mornings at the temple and Tuesday evenings at Awareness Place Meditation Centre in the town area. This course, which is designed for the busy Singaporeans, carefully integrates and balances Dharma theory and our daily life experiences together, enabling one to lead a life rich in meaning and understanding.

    Contents @ a Glance:

  • Good, Evil & Purity
  • Human:The 5 aggregates
  • Life of The Buddha
  • Four Noble Truth
  • Four Sublime States
  • 31 Realms of Existence
  • Karma and Rebirth
  • Dependent Orignation
  • Laymen Codes of Conduct
  • The Lion's Roar Discourse
  • Theravada and Mahayana
  • Intro to Vajrayana
  • 7 wks after Enlightenment
  • The Buddha's Daily Routine
  • Females Diciples: Yasodhara
  • Buddha's Ministry
  • Pali Chanting
  • Foundations of Mindfulness

    Find out more details about Basic Buddhism Course

    The course is conducted by Brother Richard (Vajiro) Chia, an experienced Dharma teacher who has a clear and straight-forward approached to the Teachings.A close disciple of the widely-believed Arahant, the Late Ven Amatha Gravesi from Sri Lanka, Vajiro's teaching method is very much influenced and guided by his master.

    His unique ability to bring out the dynamism of Buddhism and its relevance in today's context is outstanding and has enabled many to understand the essence of the Buddha's teachings

    @ City Area:

    Venue: Awareness Place Meditation Centre
    Blk 231 Bain St,#03-39
    Bras Basah Complex,S(180231)
    Between City Hall & Bugis MRT

    1st Intake: 1 Feb - 21 Jun 2005

    2nd Intake: 5 Jul-15 Nov 2005

    Every Tue 7.30pm ~ 9.30pm

    @ KMSPKS Monastery

    Venue: Dharma Hall KMSPKS Monastery

    88 Bright Hill Road,S(574117)

    1st Intake 6 Feb - 19 Jun 2005

    2nd Intake 3 Jul -13 Nov 2005

    Every Sun 9.00 -11.00am

    Register : Download Form , fill in, and email us

    Enquiries: email apmc@awarenessplace.com

    Fee:

    $20 @ Kong Meng San Monastery
    $60 @ APMC/ City Area [Nominal fee to support printing of course materials, rent and utility expenses, Students and NS men are exempted.}



    All are welcome
  • Feb 01
    to
    Feb 06
    Buddhist Library , The
    Jewels of the Lotus


    Date: January 16 to February 06
    Time: 12.00pm to 9.00pm
    Venue: The Buddhist Library
    No: 2 & 4 Lorong 24A Geylang
    Singapore 398526

    Note: The Library is closed on Mondays
    Feb 06Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Dharma Talk : Power of Refuge by Venerable Rita

    Date: 06 February Sunday

    Time: 10.30am

    Venerable Rita grew up in Switzerland. She traveled to Nepal where she met Buddhism at Kopan Monastery in 1990. She took ordination in 1991 with her main teacher, Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche. Since then she has been based primarily in India at Tushita Meditation Centre, Dharamsala, initially studying at the Tibetan Library of Works and Archives for 6 years and more recently offering service as one of the centre's primary teachers of Tushita's famous Introduction to Buddhism courses.

    She has led and guided many retreats including five 3-month Vajrasattva retreats, Green Tara retreats and a 2-month Lam Rim Chen Mo retreat with teachings by Yangsi Rinpoche in 2000. She is especially well known for leading Nyung Nays, having completed more than 80 consecutive Nyung Nays over a period of 6 months in 1998.



    All are welcome
    Feb 091st Day of the First Chinese Lunar Month, in the Year 4703

    Happy Lunar New Year


    Today in the Year of the Rooster or 4703th year based on the Chinese lunar calendar, most Chinese Buddhists celebrate the Spring Festival or Chinese Lunar New Year by having prayers, offerings and blessings at Buddhist Temples.
    Feb 10Buddhist Lodge 7th floor Auditorium. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Forum on Good Health & Happiness by Ajahn Brahm


    Lunar New Year Forum on Good Health & Happiness by Ajahn Brahmavamso which will be held at :-

    Venue : Buddhist Lodge (Nearest MRT is Somerset. Buses : 32, 54, 139 and 195)
    Date : 10 February , Thursday
    Time : 5pm - 7pm

    We all want Good Health and Happiness but do we really know the secrets to finding these treasures? What should we do to maintain good health or to cope with our aging body?

    The Forum will help you uncover the key to good health and unlocking the happiness in our hearts.

    Admission is FREE and NO tickets are required (ALL ARE WELCOME)



    All are welcome
    Feb 17
    to
    Mar 31
    Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Discovering Buddhism in Daily Life

    The aim of this 7-week course is to give participants an overview of Buddhism. You can expect to gain a practical taste of the Buddha's teachings and the skills you need to make your life more meaningful.

    This program will be taught by Venerable Tenzin Palzang, a Singaporean monk from Amitabha Buddhist Centre. For each area students attend teachings and engage in meditation practices.

    The course will be held on Thursday nights, 7.30 pm on 17 & 24 Feb, 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 March 2005.

    The course is free of charge and all are welcome.


  • 17th Feb: Spiritual practice in our daily life
  • 24th Feb: We am so fortunate (Precious Human Rebirth)
  • 3rd March: The end is the new beginning (Death and Future Lives)
  • 10th March: Help, can somebody help (Refuge in Triple Gems)
  • 17th March: We reap what we sow (Karma)
  • 24th March: I want to be free (Path to Liberation & Enlightenment)
  • 31st March: Experiencing dissatisfactions (Delusions & Ignorance)

    Biography of Venerable Palzang

    Venerable Palzang, formerly known as C P Lam, was ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in March 2004. Before becoming a monk, Ven Palzang graduated from the University of London, majoring in electronic engineering. He spent over 20 years establishing his own group of companies engaged in IT, industrial automation and health products, with factories in Thailand, India, Taiwan, and USA. He now helps people to find some peace in their busy lives. It is free of charge and all are welcome. No registration required



    All are welcome
  • Feb 20
    to
    Mar 27
    Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Meditation practice

    Ven. Palzang teaches how to use analytical meditation to deal with disturbing emotions that arise during meditation, or in our daily life.When meditating, we try to let go of whatever thoughts and emotions arise. But sometimes these are very powerful and disturbing and it's difficult to just let them go. We can take control of this situation. Ven Palzang explains antidotes to these afflictive emotions.

    Sunday afternoon (2.30pm to 4.00pm) 20 Feb, 13, 20 & 27 March

    The course is free of charge and all are welcome.


  • 13th March: Relying on a Spiritual Teacher
  • 20th March: Precious Human Rebirth
  • 27th March: Death & Future Rebirth

    Biography of Venerable Palzang

    Venerable Palzang, formerly known as C P Lam, was ordained by His Holiness the Dalai Lama in March 2004. Before becoming a monk, Ven Palzang graduated from the University of London, majoring in electronic engineering. He spent over 20 years establishing his own group of companies engaged in IT, industrial automation and health products, with factories in Thailand, India, Taiwan, and USA. He now helps people to find some peace in their busy lives. It is free of charge and all are welcome. No registration required



    All are welcome
  • Feb 26
    to
    Feb 26,2006
    Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Lam Rim Class for Begineers

    If you’ve ever picked up a Buddhist book or sutra and wondered how to put the teachings into practice, then this is the course you have been looking for.

    This course leads you through the stages of the path to liberation or enlightenment (called Lam Rim) in a clear and concise form. You will learn how the concepts apply in reality. You will learn how to immediately put the theory into practice in your meditation and in your daily life at work and home.

    The Buddha’s teachings offer us very hands-on advice for handling the challenges we face when dealing with others.

    This one-year course is taught by Singaporean monk Venerable Tenzin Gyurme from Amitabha Buddhist Centre.

    Venerable Gyurme graduated with a B.A from the National University of Singapore. He then took ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1999 and went on to do an intensive two-year Tibetan translators course in Dharamsala. He now teaches Lam Rim classes and is the centre translator.

    Venerable Gyurme’s highly practical style of teaching is very beneficial for his students, particularly newer members of ABC.

    The course will be held on Saturday afternoons, 2.30 pm commencing 26 February 2005.

    It is free of charge and all are welcome.



    All are welcome



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