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    May 2005

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    May 01
    to
    May 02
    Ruwan Buddhist Society.
    Public Talk and Buddhist Economics Workshop by Speaker: Reverence Dr. Sumana Siri

    Public Talk
    Topic : HOW TO OVERCOME FEAR
    Date : SUNDAY, May 1, 2005
    Time : 8.00pm to 9.30pm
    Venue : Ruwan Buddhist Society
    87, Aida Street, Singapore 459988
    (MRT: Bedok, exit at Upper Changi Rd. 5mins walk, near to Matsushita Electronics Components and Ping Yi Secondary School )


    Buddhist Economics Workshop

    This very special workshop is led by Rev Dr Sumana Siri. It's conducted in a relaxing way, which includes Dhamma and ethical economics, a dialogue, meditation and Buddhists hymns singing in 3 languages.


    Date : MONDAY, May 2, 2005
    Time : 2.00pm to 6.00pm
    Venue : Ruwan Buddhist Society
    87, Aida Street, Singapore 459988
    (MRT: Bedok, exit at Upper Changi Rd. 5mins walk, near to Matsushita Electronics Components and Ping Yi Secondary School )

    About the Speaker :
    Reverence Dr. Sumana Siri a Singapore-Malaysian monk resides in (Buddhist Realist's Vihara) in London and Italy. 40yrs ago he became a monk under the Ven. Moratuwe Maha Thera, Chief Monk of Sri Lankaramaya. Venerable got himself trained in all aspects of Buddhism including Oriental languages.

    Learning science at college with Western Classics and Economics, he then embarked on University education, which earned him a Diploma and an Honours degree together with certs in German, French and Hindi. He now speaks 11 languages.

    The last 25 yrs he read research papers as a Sociology and historian in 52 countries. A qualified medical doctor (U.K. and U.S.A.), he has a post graduate in Christian Theology too.

    All are welcome
    May 01
    to
    May 08
    Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    7 Days Vipassana Meditation Retreat


    Date : 1 May to 8 May 05
    (Check in on 1 May @ 6pm)
    Venue : Nam Hai Pu Toh San Temple (825B Jalan Limbok)
    Teacher : Sayadaw Pannananda
    FREE OF CHARGE.

    If you or your friends are interested to join the course or retreat , pls email us for registration and enquiries. Alternatively you can complete the attached application form and mail to Jimmy Quek as addressed in the form.

    Biography
    Sayadaw U Pannananda is a disciple of Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita of paditarama Golden Hill Meditation Centre in Myanmar and studied and practiced the Vipassana meditation under him. Sayadaw U Pannananda also taught vipassana meditation and gave Dhamma talk as an assistant meditation teacher while he stayed in the Panditarama Golden Hill Meditation Centre.

    In 1997, he came to Malaysia under the instruction of Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita to teach vipassana meditation in Penang and Kuala Lumpur. He has already completed 22 vasa as a monk.

    The Venerable is currently the resident monk in Vipassana Meditation Centre, Singapore.

    All are welcome
    May 07
    to
    Jun 04
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark Monastery
    Vesak 2005 Programme


  • 7 May from 7.30pm
    Venue: Hall of Great Compassion
    Candlelight Offering and Vow Making
    The lighting of lotus-shaped candles will mark the start of Vesak celebration each year. The offering of candles symbolizes the continuous spreading of Buddha’s teachings.

  • 13 – 23 May 10.00am to 9.00pm daily
    Venue: Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall, 3rd Level
    GANDHARA Buddhist Sculptures from Pakistan
    For the first time, priceless artefacts that depict the life and teachings of the Buddha from Gandhara, Pakistan will be showcased in Singapore. Gandhara is said to be where the very first Buddha image emerged in history, at around 1st to 4th century AD.

  • 21 May from 6.00pm
    Venue: Hall of Great Strength
    Three-Steps-One-Bow
    Devotees can participate in this ritual where they prostrate themselves once after every three steps to purify their minds and help them repent. Free tickets are available on 15 May (Sun) 10am @ Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas (1st Flr) on first come first served basis. Limited to 4 per person. No tickets required after 9 pm.


  • 21 May From 6pm
    Venue: Hall of Great Strength & Hall of Great Compassion
    Bathing of Prince Siddhartha

  • 22 May 9am – 4pm
    Venue: Dharma Hall & Library
    Flower & Light Offerings to the Buddha
    Devotees can offer light and flowers to the Buddha

  • 4 June 8.00 – 9.15 pm
    Venue: Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall, 4th level
    Vesak Day Concert
    Be immersed in this unique musical journey that features a fusion of various Fa Qi, contemporary Western and oriental Eastern music instruments. Feel the energy surging into your spiritual self and recharging it.

    For more infromation please click here

    All are welcome
  • May 08O'Joy Care Services
    500 volunteers needed

    O'Joy Care Services requires 500 volunteers to help us sell a set of 3 beautiful magnet-bookmarks at $2/piece, to fund our services for the elderly on 8 May 2005 (Sunday). We welcome students above 16 years old on CIP!

    We are a newly established Buddhist social service organisation that strives to address the psychosocial needs of the elderly and their families within a holistic context. O'Joy is so named for the oceans of joy that we hope to bring to clients and colleagues in the universal quest for self-actualisation. We need about $100,000 a year to keep our services going, so your help is crucial!

    There are two shifts: 9am - 1pm and 1 - 5pm.

    You are free to indicate your preferred location(s) from the following areas:

    North: Toa Payoh, Bishan, Ang Mo Kio, Yishun, Woodlands
    North-East: Little India, Serangoon, Hougang, Kovan, Sengkang
    Central: Dhoby Ghaut, City Hall, Outram Park, Harbour Front, Tiong Bahru
    East: Bugis, Aljunied, Paya Lebar, Eunos, Bedok, Simei, Tampines
    West: Clementi, Jurong East, Boon Lay, Choa Chu Kang

    You are encouraged to volunteer individually or you can invite your friends to form groups of 5 -10 persons who can take care of one location.

    You will need to attend a 1-hour orientation sessions on one of these:-
    Dates: 16/4 (5.30pm), 22/4 (7.30pm), 30/4 (6pm).

    If you or your friends can help on 8 May 2005, please contact us for a volunteer registration form at ojoycs@singnet.com.sg or fax (Tel: 67421909) to Pei Fuen of O'Joy Care Services by 29 April 2005.

    For further information on our services, visit our
    Website: www.ojoy.org
    Telephone: 67490190.



    All are welcome
    May 11, 2005
    to
    Aug 23, 2006
    Brahm Education Centre
    Professional Diploma in Buddhist Counselling - 18 months course





    All are welcome
    May 13
    to
    Jul 23
    Eton House. By Brahm Education Centre
    Meditation for Beginners

    This open meditation series for beginners, is popular amongst Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike. The teaching. 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 energy to focus on what is real and now.
  • Mindful Breathing – Watching the breadth for mental focus, calmness and clarity.
  • Overcoming Negative Desires – Dealing with negative attitudes of desiring and emptiness.
  • Overcoming Hatred 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

    Course Fee: S$8O/- (Members); S$110/- (Non-Members)

    Friday Classes
    Date: May 13, 20
    Time: 7 00pm - 8.30pm
    Date: May 27, June 3, 24, July 1
    Time: 7.00pm- 8.30pm
    Venue: No. 33 Jalan Afifi, Eton House, #06-01/03, Singapore 409180
    Contact: Tel: 6745 5007 Fax: 6842 6255 or email: enquiries@brahmec.com


    Registration Form: Form

    Saturday Classes
    Date: May 21, 28. June 4, 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23
    Time: 2.00pm – 3.00pm
    Venue: No 33 Jalan Afifi Eton House #06-01/03

    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.

    All are welcome
  • May 14
    to
    May 15
    Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. By Singapore Buddhist Federation
    Vesak 2005 Programme: Love & Compassion - Towards A Better World!



    All are welcome
    May 18
    to
    May 23
    Hardcourt in front of Blk 371 Bukit Batok St 31 (opposite Bukit Gombak MRT). By Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen Centre
    Vesak 2549 Celebration



    All are welcome
    May 20
    to
    May 23
    Open ground beside Aljunied MRT Station, Lorong 25, Sims Avenue. By Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Vesak Day Celebration 2005

    Vesak Day Celebration 2005 will be held on May 20 - 23, 2005 at open ground beside Aljunied MRT Station, Lorong 25, Sims Avenue.

    With Khenrinpoche Geshe Lhundrup Rigsel

    Here is your chance to engage in a series of activites with Khenrinpoche Geshe Lhundrup Rigsel, Abbot of Kopan Monastery, Nepal.

    Lama Lhundrup is the abbot of Kopan Monastery in Nepal, the first monastery established by Lama Yeshe and Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 1969. At Kopan since 1972, Lama Lhundup is like a mother and father to the 300 monks and 200 nuns. Lama Lhundrup has also touched the hearts of the thousands of travelers who have stayed at Kopan monastery over the years.

    The program highlights include:
  • Oil lamps offering
  • Cermonial Bath Offering to Buddha
  • Dharma Talks
  • Grand Refuge Ceremony
  • Thousand Offering to Maitreya Buddha
  • Animal liberation

    The details of the program are as follow:

    May 20 (FRI)
  • 2 pm Tara Puja
  • 4 pm Recitation of Sanghata Sutra (English)
  • 7.30 pm Dharma Talk & Circumambulation & Light Offering

    May 21 (SAT)
  • 2 pm Wealth Deity Jambala Puja
  • 4 pm Recitation of Sanghata Sutra (Chinese)
  • 7.30 pm Dharma Talk & Circumambulation & Light Offering

    May 22 (SUN)
  • 6 am Taking 8 Mahayana Precepts
  • 9 am Offering Bath to Buddha
  • 9.30 am Shakyamuni Buddha Puja
  • 11 am Blessing
  • 12 noon Free Vegetarian Lunch
  • 12.30 pm Animal Liberation
  • 2 pm Maitreya Buddha Puja
  • 4 pm Recitation of Sanghata Sutra (English)
  • 7.30 pm Dharma Talk & Circumambulation & Light Offering

    May 23 (MON)
  • 10 am Wash & Wiping ritual for sick (Chubtu)
  • 11 am Blessing
  • 2 pm Medicine Buddha Puja & Final Dedication

    All are welcome
  • May 20
    to
    May 23
    Buddhist Fellowship
    Vesak 2005 Programme

    Date: 20th May, Fri @ 7.30 pm
    Topic: Art of Happiness by Ajahn Bramali

    Date: 21st May, Sat @ 3 pm
    Topic: Eye of the Storm - Being at Peace with' *1 by Ven. Khemavaro

    Date: 21st May, Sat @ 7.30 pm
    Topic: Improving the Yield on Your Investments in Good Karma by Ajahn Bramali


    Ajahn Brahmali
    Sunday 22nd May (VESAK DAY)
  • 9.00 am Vesak address by President Kweh Soon Han
  • 9:15 am Chanting and Puja
  • 9.30 am Talk: The Buddha by Ajahn Brahmali 11am Rahula Kids & Soracco show
  • 12.00 pm Pinnapat ( Alms Offering )
  • 2.00 pm Movie - Life of the Buddha
    Kids Fun & Games
    - Games, Drawing Competitions, Magic Show & Balloon Sculpture
  • 7.30 pm Talk: Wisdom of Desire by Ven. Khemavaro

    Date: 23rd May, Mon @ 3 pm
    Topic: Betting on the Buddha by Ven. Khemavaro

    Date: 23rd May, Mon @ 7.30 pm
    Topic: Gods, Ghosts & Dragons by Ajahn Bramali



    All are welcome
  • May 21
    to
    May 22
    Burmese Buddhist Temple
    Vesak Day Celebration & Paying Homage to the Buddha's Relics

    Date: 21 May 2005 (Sat)
    Time: Vesak Eve 8pm
  • Offering of Lotus Candles & Flowers
  • Buddha Puja & Chanting of Maha Parittas by Sangha

    Date:22 May 2005 (Sun)
    Time: Vesak Day 10am
  • Buddha Puja, Chanting & Dhamma Talk by Sangha
  • 11am - Offering of Dana to Sangha.
  • Serving of Vegetarian Lunch to All Visitors
  • Whole Day - Offering of Lotus Candles & Flowers
  • Ceremonial Bathing of Buddha
  • Paying Homage to the Buddha's Relics
  • Offering of Gold Leaves to the Buddha
  • Blessing by the Sangha
  • Distribution of Holy Water

    All are welcome
  • May 21
    to
    May 22
    Suntec City Fountain of Wealth. By Buddha's Light Association( Singapore )( Fo Kuan Yuan )
    Vesak Carnival 2005



    All are welcome
    May 22Full moon in May

    HAPPY VESAK DAY
    EVERYBODY


    Today in the year 2549 ( BE ), Buddhists throughout the world celebrate the birth,the enlightenment and the passing away to parinibanna of Gautama Buddha on Vesak Day. Send a Buddhist webcard to your friends by clicking here

    "A unique Being, an extraordinary Man
    arises in this world for the benefit of the many,
    for the happiness of the many,
    out of compassion for the world,
    for the good, benefit,
    and happiness of gods and men.

    Who is this Unique Being?
    It is the Tathagata, the Exalted,
    Fully Enlightened One."


    - Anguttara Nikaya PT. 1, XII P.22.


    May 29Singapore Buddhist Free Clinic (SBFC) and co-organised by Buddha of Medicine Welfare Society(BMWS)
    Happy Vesak Family Day Fun Fair

    Come with your family to join us for a day of fun, foods, games and performances at our charity fun fair.

    Date: 29/05/2005, Sunday
    Time: 9am -5pm
    Venue: Open field near Eunos MRT station
    Organised By: Singapore Buddhist Free Clinic (SBFC) and co-organised by Buddha of Medicine Welfare Society(BMWS) .

    All proceeds will be directed to SBFC Building Fund and BMWS Welfare Fund. Tickets are sold at both organisation now.

    In addition, limited stalls for selling food and merchandise are available, so grab the opporunity to do your part for charity or for your business promotions. Kindly contact us at 6741 9969 or fax: 6741 9939 . Working hours are from Tuesday to Saturday 1-9pm and Sunday 9-5pm

    Subsequently, you can contact Singapore Buddhist Free Clinic at 6748 7292 or fax: 67487239



    All are welcome
    May 28
    to
    Jul 30
    Eton House. By Brahm Education Centre
    Buddhism for Beginners

    Who really is the Buddha?
    Why did the Buddha leave home to seek the truth? Motivational lessons from the Buddha's life. How is the Buddha different from other religious teachers?

    The roots of happiness
    The 5 precepts: how we should relate to others. What is of greatest value to you? How do we prepare for inner focus and mental peace?

    How to make suffering work for you?
    The 5 aggregates: mind, body and environment. The 6 senses and the 18 elements. The connectedness of everything. How we create our world,

    Freeing the mind
    The 5 mental hindrances: lust, hate, restlessness and worry, low energy, and doubt. How to keep the mind positive?

    Why our breath is important?
    Introduction to Buddhist meditation and mindfulness. Breathing rightly and using it to focus one's menial energies.

    Why the good sometimes suffer?
    The nature of karma. Do all our actions bring good and evil results?

    Is this our only life?
    Rebirth and other Iifeforms. How do we know rebirth is possible? Do ghosts exist? Con we contact the dead?

    The advantages of being selfless
    The 3 characteristics of the universe. Is there a soul? What happens after death?

    DATES: Saturday May 28, 28; June 4, 25; July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
    TIME: 3:30pm - 4:30pm
    COURSE FEE: $90 (Member) S 130 )Non-Member)
    COURSE VENUE: No. 33 Jalan Afifi, Eton House, #06-01/03, Singapore 409180
    Contact: Tel: 6745 5007 Fax: 6842 6255 or email: enquiries@brahmec.com

    Registration Form: Form


    What is this course about?
    This course will give you a basic and practical understanding of Buddhism as taught by the Buddha. We will study the root teachings of early Buddhism from which other forms of Buddhism arose when it spreads in India and beyond. We will look at Buddhism as a way to self-knowledge, problem-solving and inner happiness.

    Who should attend this course?
    This is an open course for anyone new to Buddhism or wish to have a better understanding of what Buddhism really is. Non-Buddhists are welcome to attend this course, too.

    Piya Tan, who works on these Suttas and notes, and conducts classes an them, was a former Theravada monk of 20 years.

    Today he is a full time lay Dharma teacher specializing in early Buddhism. He was consultant and regular lecturer to the Buddhist Studies Team (BUDS) that successfully introduced Buddhist Studies in Singapore Secondary Schools in the 1980s. After that, he was invited as a visiting scholar to the University of California at Berkeley, USA.

    He is a full-time Dharma teacher who runs regular Buddhist, Sutra and Pali classes like the basic Pali course series, the Sutta Study Group (NUSBS). History of Buddhism courses (the Singapore Buddhist Federation), Sutta Discovery classes (Buddhist Fellowship and elsewhere), and meditation, Buddhist psychology and other Sutra-based courses (Brahm Education Centre), besides running his own full-time Pali translation and research project, the Pali Centre, and doing a comparative study of the Pali Nikaas and the Chinese Agamas.

    All are welcome
    May 30
    to
    Jun 04
    Mangala Buddist Temple
    Vipassana Meditation Retreat With Venerable Pannyavaro
    "The mind is the forerunner of all things."

    Date: 30th May to 4th June 2005
    Subject: Meditation: The mind is the forerunner of all things.
    Venue: MANGALA VIHARA (BUDDHIST TEMPLE) at 30, Jalan Eunos, Singapore 419495. Opposite the Eunos MRT. At the junction of Jalan Eunos and Sims Avenue.
    Bus services: 2 ,7 ,13 ,15 ,21 ,24 ,25 ,26 ,28 ,30 ,50 ,51 ,53 ,55 , 60, 61, 63, 67 ,93 ,94 ,154 ,155 ,506 ,854 ,966 , CT18.
    Time: Check in on the 30th May 2005 at 7pm - 8.30pm. Please have your dinner before reporting. The retreat concludes on the 4th June 2005 at 2pm. Participants are required to stay for the duration of the retreat.
    Course fees: Voluntary. Donations to cover basic cost are most welcome.
    Registration: Please e-mail: arthurteowaipheng@yahoo.co.uk or call David Teo at 63533669/96183882.
    Closing date: 27 May 2005.
    Application form: Download here

    (Volunteers/helpers are required for the whole or any part of the retreat.)

    Vipassana or insight meditation, is above all, an experiential practice, based on the systematic and balanced development of a precise and focused awareness. By developing this awareness we gain greater insight into the nature of life and its experiences and thus resulting in achieving greater wisdom. We invite you to join us in this meditation retreat with the skillful guidance of Venerable Pannyavaro and further progress in your practice. Saddhu Saddhu Saddhu

    Biography of Venerable Pannyavaro
    Venerable Pannyavaro is an Australian Theravada Buddhist monk who has devoted his life to the meditational aspects of the Buddha's teachings. During his monastic training, he practiced under several meditation masters, including the Ven. Sayadaw Ujanaka of Chanmyay Yeiktha, Burma, who is the foremost disciple of the renowned Burmese meditation master, the late Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw.

    During more than 25 years of training, he has studied and practiced meditation in all the major Theravada Buddhist countries, including long periods of intensive practice of the Satipatthana-Vipassana meditation at the Mahasi Sayadaw centre in Burma.

    He is also the founder of BuddhaNet which is the premiere Buddhist website established in the year 1992. Current user statistics for the website are 830,000 files(6.1 gigabytes) served per day which equates to approximately six million individuals viewing the website per year.



    All are welcome




     

    June 2005

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Jun 01
    &
    Jun 05
    Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery and Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Public Talk by Venerable Tenzin Palmo


    Date: 01.06.05 Wed
    Topic: Transforming Problems into Wisdom
    Time: 7.30 pm
    Venue: Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, 4th Floor, Hall of No Form

    Date: 05.06.05 Sun
    Topic: Karma & Rebirth
    Time: 7.30 pm
    Venue: Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, 4th Floor, Hall of No Form

    After a long wait, Venerable Tenzin Palmo's is finally back again to Singapore for 2 public talks on 1/6/2005 & 5/6/2005.

    Jointly organised by Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery & Dongyu Gatsal Ling Nunnery, Venerable Tenzin Palmo will share with us her dharma knowledge through her years of practising the Buddha's teachings faithfully. The last time when Venerable Tenzin Palmo was here in 1999, she mesmerised the packed audience with her humour, wisdom and compassion. She was even interviewed by Channel News Asia in the programme 'In Conversation".

    If you want to learn how to transform your problems into wisdom and understand the workings of karma & rebirth, do make a date with Ven Tenzin Palmo at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, 4th Floor, Hall of No Form at 7.30 pm.

    Free admission and no registration required.



    All are welcome
    Jun 04The Awareness Bookshop
    Book-Signing by Venerable Tenzin Palmo

    Date: 4 Jun 2005,
    Time: 3-4 pm
    Venue: Awareness Place [Well Being] Centre #03-39 Bras Basah Complex

    Venerable Tenzin Palmo's book, Cave in the Snow, created a stir when it was published. Her newest book, Reflections on a Mountain Lake, promises no less. Now, come and meet this remarkable author in person on 4th June at Awareness Place!

    All are welcome
    Jun 04
    to
    Jun 12
    Buddhist Library , The, Buddhist Fellowship , Tisarana Buddhist Association, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore Tai Pei Organisations and Singapore Buddhist Mission
    VIPASSANA MEDTITATION WITH VENERABLE PANNYAVARO

    Events:
    Date: 4th June ’05 ( 7.30PM TO 9.00PM )
    Venue: THE BUDDHIST LIBRARY at No. 2 & 4, Lorong 24A, Geylang, S398526. Tel:68426422
    Topic: “Meditation For Insight”.

    Date: 5th June ’05 ( 11.00am to 1.00pm )
    Venue: BUDDHIST FELLOWSHIP at 33, Jalan Afifi, Eton House, #06-01/3. Tel: 68426422.
    Topic: “ Presentation on BuddhaNet”.

    Date:6th June ’05 (7.30pm to 9.00pm )
    Venue: TI-SARANA BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION at 90, Duku Road, S429254. Tel: 63488002.
    Topic: “ Meditation For Insight”.

    Date:7th June ’05 ( 8.30am to 5.30pm )
    Venue: TI-SARANA BUDDHIST ASSOCIATION at 90, Duku Road, S429254. Tel: 634880002.
    Event: “One Day Vipassana Meditation Workshop”.

    Date:10th June ’05 ( 7.30pm to 9.30pm )
    Venue: PHOR KARK SEE MONASTRY at 88, Bright Hill Rd, S574117. Tel: 68495300.
    Topic: “ Meditation For Insight & Presentation On BuddhaNet”.

    Date:11th June ’05 ( 8.45am to 5.00pm )
    Venue: TAI PEI BUDDHIST CENTRE at No. 2 Lavender Street, S338823. Tel: 62983343.
    Event: “ One Day Vipassana Meditation Workshop”.

    Date:12th June ’05 ( 2.15pm to 4.30pm )
    Venue: SINGAPORE BUDDHIST MISSION at 9, Ruby Lane,S328284. Tel: 62997216.
    Topic: “ Vipassana/ Metta Meditation”.

    Biography of Venerable Pannyavaro
    Venerable Pannyavaro is an Australian Theravada Buddhist monk who has devoted his life to the meditational aspects of the Buddha's teachings. During his monastic training, he practiced under several meditation masters, including the Ven. Sayadaw Ujanaka of Chanmyay Yeiktha, Burma, who is the foremost disciple of the renowned Burmese meditation master, the late Ven. Mahasi Sayadaw.

    During more than 25 years of training, he has studied and practiced meditation in all the major Theravada Buddhist countries, including long periods of intensive practice of the Satipatthana-Vipassana meditation at the Mahasi Sayadaw centre in Burma.

    He is also the founder of BuddhaNet which is the premiere Buddhist website established in the year 1992. Current user statistics for the website are 830,000 files(6.1 gigabytes) served per day which equates to approximately six million individuals viewing the website per year.



    All are welcome
    Jun 08
    to
    Aug 31
    Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Meditation for Beginners

    If you are looking for a skillful way to enjoy more peace and balance in your life, learn to meditate. During the course, you will learn basic meditation practices that will help you to understand your mind, enabling you to develop a more positive outlook, and empowering you to better manage the stresses and daily challenges in life. This course is most suitable for the absolute beginners and also for those who have some prior basic knowledge in meditation.

    This 6-session course wil cover the following topics:

    The purpose of meditation practice

  • Developing mental calm and concentration
  • Developing mindfulness
  • Visualization technique
  • Analytical meditation

    This course will be held on the Wednesday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm on the following dates:

    Course 3
  • JUN 08
  • JUN 15
  • JUN 22
  • JUN 29
  • JUL 06
  • JUL 13

    Course 4
  • AUG 10
  • AUG 17
  • AUG 24
  • AUG 31
  • SEP 07
  • SEP 14

    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.

    All are welcome
  • Jun 09
    to
    May, 2006
    Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Discovering Buddhism

    The aim of this 6-module course is to introduce the stages of the path for practising Buddhism. The presentation format is based on the Lam Rim. You can expect to learn in some details how the Buddha's teachings can be applied in a graduated manner to progress along your spiritual practice, and integrating it into your daily life. Analytical meditation practices will be used during the sessions to enhance the process of experiential learning. This course is most suitable for those who are serious in learning and engaging in the practice of Buddhism. All are welcome and no prior knowledge in Buddhism is necessary.

    There will be 6 modules in this course and 5 - 7 sessions in each module.

    The sessions will be held on Thursday evenings from 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm. Module 1 will commence on JUN 9 and module 2 on AUG 11. Details for all the modules are as follow:

  • Module 1 June - July 2005 Precious Human Rebirth
  • Module 2 Aug - Sep 2005 Death and Rebirth
  • Module 3 Oct - Nov 2005 Taking Refuge
  • Module 4 Dec - Jan 2006 Karma
  • Module 5 Feb - Mar 2006 Samsara & Nirvana
  • Module 6 Apr - May 2006 How to Develop Bodhicitta

    All are welcome
  • Jun 10
    &
    Jun 26
    Buddhist Fellowship
    A dialogue On "Managing Relationships & Politics: Offices and Homes"

    Dinner Seminar On "Mind Over Matter"



    All are welcome
    Jun 12
    to
    Sep 04
    Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Essence of Buddhism

    The aim of this 13-session course is to give participants an overview on the practice of Buddhism, based on the Lam Rim format. You can experience a practical taste of the Buddha's teachings and how these are closely embedded in your daily life. As you develop a good understanding on how disturbing thoughts and emotions arise, and learn how to subdue these negative situations, you begin to make your life much more meaningful. This course is most suitable for beginners already engaged in some practices and also for newcomers interested to gain a clear insight on the practice of Buddhism.

    This 6-session course wil cover the following topics:

  • The purpose of meditation practice
  • Developing mental calm and concentration
  • Developing mindfulness
  • Visualization technique
  • Analytical meditation

    This 13-session course will be held on the Sunday afternoons from 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm on the following dates:

  • JUN 05 Extracting the Essence of Our Life
  • JUN 12 Death & Impermanence
  • JUN 19 Lower rebirth & Taking Refuge
  • JUN 26 Karma
  • JUL 03 Suffering
  • JUN 10 Attachment
  • JUL 17 Anger & Ignorance
  • JUL 24 Death and Rebirth
  • AUG 07 Twelve Links
  • AUG 14 Bodhichitta
  • AUG 21 Transforming Problem
  • AUG 28 The 6 Perfections
  • SEP 04 Path to Enlightenment & Vajrayana

    A similar course will also be conducted in Mandarin on the same day at 10.30 am

    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.

    All are welcome
  • Jun 18
    to
    Jun 19
    Buddhist Fellowship Youth Conference
    Buddhist Fellowship Youth Conference 2005:
    PARADISE IS THE WORD



    For more details please click here http://www.buddhistfellowship.org/bfyc/

    For further information, please email your name and contact number to our official email: byfaspiration@yahoo.com.sg or call BF Centre at 68426422

    All are welcome
    Jun 20
    to
    Jun 26
    Pengerang, Johore Malaysia. By Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen Centre
    7-day Zen Meditation Retreat


    Dates: 20/6/2005 to 26/6/2005
    Venue: Pengerang
    Led by: Zen Master Dae Kwang


    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.

    Notes:
    The registration fee is $50 for 3-day meditation retreat and $80 for 7-day retreat, excluding transportation fee. To participate in retreats, please register in advance at our Lavender Zen Centre .

    If you are not living in Singapore and wish to participate in the meditation retreat, you may register via email: kyclzen@singnet.com.sg

    Contacts

    Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen Centre at
    Lavender, Singapore
    Addr : 205C Lavender Street Singapore 338763
    Tel : 6392 0265
    Fax : 6298 7456

    Kwan Yin Chan Lin International Zen Centre at
    Pengerang, Malaysia
    Addr : Lot. 109 Telok Ramunia 81620 Pengerang, Johor, Malaysia
    Tel °: 0207 826 4848
    Email : kyclzen@singnet.com.sg

    Website : http://www.kyclzen.org/

    All are welcome
    Jun 30
    to
    Jul 09
    Satipatthana Meditation Centre
    A Series of Dhamma Discussions (in English) by Sayadaw Dr Dhammapiya

    We are pleased to invite you to a series of Dhamma Discussions by Sayadaw Dr Dhammapiya, the Abbot of Mettananda Vihara, California. Details are as follows:

    Topics:

    1. How to understand concept & reality
    2. Concept & Reality with Abhidhamma Perspective
    3. Abhidhamma Application in Daily Life
    4. Practical Abhidhamma for Vipassana Meditation
    5. How to live in peace & happiness
    6. Paticcasamuppada & Living Existence


    Venue: Satipatthana Meditation Centre, 735A (Level 2) Havelock Rd.(Near to Tiong bahru MRT)

    Date & time:

    Topic 1: 30 Jun (Thurs) 7.30 – 9 pm
    Topic 2: 2 Jul (Sat) 5.00 – 7 pm
    Topic 3: 3 Jul (Sun) 9.30 – 10.45 am
    Topic 4: 5 Jul (Tues) 7.30 – 9 pm
    Topic 5: 7 Jul (Thurs) 7.30 – 9 pm
    Topic 6: 9 Jul (Sat) 5.00 – 7 pm

    All are welcome to attend the Dhamma discussions.



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