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    July 2005

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Jul 02
    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.
    Jul 05
    to
    Jul 26
    Awareness Place Meditation Centre
    Workshop: Awakening a Kind Heart

    Stressed Up? Full of jealousy? Temperamental? No satisfaction? Sleepless nights? No peace of mind? Ever wonder why? Ever wonder there is actually a solution to your problems?

    Look no further - just look within!

    Working with Emotions FULL !!


    All of us experience emotions, both positive and negative ones. Our ability to handle the various emotions with skill affects our mental peace, and even our physical well-being. We find in Buddhism a wide range of skills on how to work with disturbing emotions - anger, stress, attachment, depression, jealousy, etc. In this 4-week course we will explore the mind and emotions, as well as instructions on meditations for working on individual emotions in order to transform the mind and achieve genuine peace and happiness.

    Come discover for yourself !

    Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm Tuesday

    Date: 5, 12, 19, 26 July 2005

    Venue: Awareness Place Wellbeing ,
    Blk 231 Bain St, #03-39 Bras Basah Complex, S180231

    Course offering: $20 * Free for Students, NS Men, Health & Social Workers and Senior Citizens.

    About the Instructor

    The course is conducted by Sister Sze Gee, who holds a BSc with honours in mathematics as well as a postgraduate diploma in education. Driven by her interest in the Buddha's teachings, she left her job as a college teacher in 1997 to pursue studies in Buddhist philosophy covering subjects such as Abhidharma and Madhyamaka over 7 years.

    Exposed to the West in her training, Sis Sze Gee is adept in teaching the dharma suited to the modern mind. Clarity and practicality in the presentation of the Buddha's teachings is her trademark. She is currently a full-time staff of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery.



    All are welcome
    Jul 05
    to
    Nov 15
    2nd 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
  • Jul 06
    to
    Jul 10
    Beeh Low See Temple . By National University of Singapore Buddhist Society
    Join Camp Ehi Passiko 2005

    Be a part of the NUS Buddhist Society annual camp, a place to discover the practical and inspiring teachings of the Buddha and to find true spiritual friendships! Camp Ehi Passiko is back and it will be one exciting event that you do not want to miss. On top of the traditional camp highlights like The Amazing Pilgrimage, Dharma Discovery, nusXpedition and Finale Nite + Candlelight Procession, there will be Lotus Friends and other fun and meaningful activities in store… if you want to know more, just “Ehi Passiko” – come and see! Spend 5 days of your holidays in a beautiful temple with like-minded friends and enjoy wonderful experiences that you will never forget.

    Details of the camp:

    Date: 6 (Wed) – 10 July (Sun)
    Venue: Beeh Low See Temple (10 min bus ride from Clementi bus interchange)
    Camp Fees: $25
    Age Range: 17 – 25

    For more enquiries, please visit our website or email Hin Hin at campehipassiko2005@yahoo.com.sg . We are looking forward to seeing YOU at the camp, so sign up now and do bring your friends along!

    All are welcome
    Jul 07, 2005
    to
    Aug 26, 2006
    Dharma Hall. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Awaken Buddhist Course

    Schedule
  • Exploring Buddhism Course
    Date: Every Thur
    Time: 7.30pm ~ 9.30pm

    1st Intake
    Date: 7 July - 22 Sep2005

    2nd Intake
    Date: 5 Jan -23 Mar 2006

  • Stages of the Path to Enlightenment Course
    Date: Every Sun
    Time: 9.30 -11.30am

    Module 1
    Date: 7 Aug- 23 Oct 2005
    Module2
    Date: 8 Jan - 26 Mar 2006
    Module3 Date: 4 Jun- 20 Aug 2006

    Venue: KMSPKS Monastery
    Dharma Hall
    88 Bright Hill Road,Singapore 574117

    Awaken Buddhist Course
    A series of courses design to meet your needs to become a 21 st century Buddhist! Whether as one who is curious to learn more about Buddhism or as someone who is eager to further nourish your seed of Buddhist understanding, we have the right course tailored just for you!

    At Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, guiding you through every single step of your spiritual development to realize the ultimate meaning of happiness is our mission!

    Contents @ a Glance:

  • Exploring Buddhism Basic
    7.30 pm - 9.30 pm Thurday

    There are many people who consider themselves Buddhists but know little about the actual teachings of the Buddha. Some people also believe Buddhism to be out-of-date and full of superstitions. However, Buddhism is currently gaining much popularity in western countries as being non-dogmatic, practical and compatible with science. What does Buddhism offer? What is the attraction of this ancient teaching that has inspired many, including celebrities like Richard Gere, Keanu Reeves among others? In this 12-session course, we will explore the main principles of Buddhism and let you discover for yourself how it can help you to find peace and satisfaction in your heart.

  • Stages of the Path to Enlightenment
    Intermediate course 9.30am - 11.30am Sunday

    The Stages of the Path to Enlightenment is a comprehensive presentation of Buddhist philosophy in its practical application to the stages of mental development. It contains all the essential points of both the Hinayana and the Mahayana, and reveals systematically the steps that we need to follow in order to proceed to the state of complete enlightenment, starting from where we are now. This course is designed as an intermediate Buddhist course and is meant mainly for those who already have a basic knowledge of Buddhism. It consists of three modules, each consisting of 12 sessions.

    Module 1: 7 th August - 23 rd October 2005

    This human rebirth that you now have will not last forever. One day you will have to leave this body behind and move on to the next life. How can you ensure that you will have a good rebirth? The practices you need to undertake are subsumed under the small scope of the path to enlightenment.

    Module 2: 8 th January - 26 th March 2006

    Even though you may be reborn in a pleasant and comfortable situation by way of the practices of the small scope of the path to enlightenment, any kind of happiness you can possibly experience in cyclic existence is unstable and contaminated. The way to achieve pure everlasting peace is to be liberated from samsara completely. The methods for attaining nirvana are clearly outlined in the middle scope of the path to enlightenment.

    Module 3: 4 th June - 20 th August 2006

    Just like you, each and every living being wish for happiness and do not want even the slightest suffering. By following the middle scope of the path to enlightenment you will be able to attain individual liberation for yourself, but you will not be equipped with the complete means to help others become free of suffering and attain true happiness. The way to train to attain full enlightenment or Buddhahood is described in the great scope of the path to enlightenment.

    Course Conductor

    The course is conducted by Sister Sze Gee, who holds a BSc with honours in mathematics as well as a postgraduate diploma in education.Driven by her interest in the Buddha's teachings, she left her job as a college teacher in 1997 to pursue studies in Buddhist philosophy covering subjects such as Abhidharma and Madhyamaka over 7 years.

    Exposed to the West in her training, Sis Sze Gee is adept in teaching the dharma suited to the modern mind. Clarity and practicality in the presentation of the Buddha's teachings is her trademark. She is currently a full-time staff of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery.

    Note: Course is free for students, NS men, social workers, health workers and senior citizens.Your acceptance to the course will be confirmed via email/sms/ or phone call from the organizer.

    All decisions made by the organizers shall be final.

    All are welcome
  • Jul 09
    to
    Jul 10
    Cheng Beng Buddhist Society. By NUS Buddhist Society Alumni
    Weekend Meditation Workshop for Beginners

    Teacher : Venerable Ji Chi
    Date : 09-07-05 & 10-07-05
    Time : 2.00pm - 9.30pm
    (Please arrive by 1.30 pm for registration)
    Venue : Cheng Beng Buddhist Society
    20 Lorong 27A Geylang, Singapore 388112
    Fees : $20 ($10 for tertiary students)
    Contact : Gordon Yong ( 9126 9611 or email: mediwksp@yahoo.com.sg )
    Contents : 2-day intensive course on meditation where participants learn about the proper techniques of breathing meditation, pre and post meditation exercises as well as Buddhist concepts on mindfulnes in daily life. Course will be conducted in mandarin.
    Details : http://sg.geocities.com/mediwksp

    We sincerely welcome anyone aged between 18 and 65, who is healthy and genuinely interested in learning meditation to join us. We accept only 50 participants, and only participants who can attend the full 2-day workshop need apply **

    We will also be conducting a Meditation Camp from 13-07-05 to 17-07-05. Please click here for more details.

    Biography of Venerable Ji Chi
    Ven. Ji Chi graduated from National University of Malaysia in 1993, with a major in Psychology. She was the chairman of the National University of Malaysia Buddhist Society. Venerable took ordination in 1996 by late Venerable Chu Mo, and graduated from Malaysian Buddhist Institute in 1998. Upon graduation, Venerable took up teaching in the language and propagation departments of the Malaysian Buddhist Institute for a few years.

    Presently, she heads the retreat committee of the Prajna Buddhist Society, while traveling extensively among tertiary institutions in Malaysia, leading Dharma workshops, camps and meditation classes. Amidst busy teaching schedule, Venerable undertakes quiet retreats for herself to study the Buddhist scriptures. Last year, Venerable had her first book published, containing all her past experiences during meditation retreats and camps.

    She is also one of the meditation instructors appointed by Venerable Chi Chern . She assists Venerable Chi Chern in facilitating the series of meditation retreats held annually at Ipoh Prajna Cave (temple).



    All are welcome
    Jul 16Shan You Counselling Centre
    Shan You 10th Anniversary Charity Dinner




    All are welcome
    Jul 17Buddhist Library , The
    Buddhist Library Family Bodhi Walkathon 2005

    In celebration of Buddhist Library Dhamma Day 2005 (17 July), the Library will jointly organise The Family Bodhi Big Walk with the Buddhist Societies of Nanyang Polytechnic, Nanyang Technological University, National University of Singapore and Singapore Polytechnic.

    The theme of the walk is 'WALK FOR LIFE'. The Buddha prescribed mindful walking as a means to cultivate our body and mind. Through cultivating mindfulness, we can attain peace and joy. We hope the 'WALK FOR LIFE' will bring all these goodness to all participants.

    Brief details:

    Date:17 July 2005 (Sunday)
    Venue: The East Coast Park (E) near the Bedok Jetty
    Time:7.30 am to 11.00 am



    For more details, please click here.

    All are welcome
    Jul 17Singapore Buddhist Federation Buddhist Hall (Maha Bodhi School). By Singapore Buddhist Federation
    Public Talk by Australia-based Spiritual Adviser, Venerable Mahinda: The Meaning and Purpose in LIFE

    Tpoic: The Meaning and Purpose in LIFE
    Date: 17th July 2005 (Sunday)
    Time: 8.00 to 9.30pm
    Venue: Singapore Buddhist Federation Buddhist Hall (Maha Bodhi School)

    Venerable Mahinda, born in 1949 to a Chinese Peranakan family in Malaysia, was ordained as a Theravada Buddhist monk in 1976 under the tutelage of Venerable Dr K Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Thera. He undertook basic Buddhist studies and training in Sri Lanka and practical Buddhist meditation under several masters in Sri Lanka, India, Burma and Thailand. He is also acquainted with the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions.

    Ven. Mahinda is currently the Abbot of Aloka Meditation Centre, NSW, Australia. He has given lectures and seminars on Buddhism, meditation and its application in daily lives at many educational institutions and community organisations. Assisted by Sister Sumitra, Venerable has also been conducting meditation retreats in Malaysia, Singapore, HongKong and Australia. His attendance at international conferences and interfaith dialogues have taken him to more than 30 countries to spread the peace message of the Buddha.

    FREE ADMISSION. ALL ARE WELCOME

    For more info, please visit www.buddhist.org.sg

    Organised by:

    SINGAPORE BUDDHIST FEDERATION
    12 Ubi Ave 1 Singapore 408932

    For enquiries, call telephone: 6744 4159 or 6744 4635


    Buses: 8, 15, 22, 25, 51, 61, 65, 66, 93, 94, 854 From Eunos MRT transit Bus 63

    All are welcome
    Jul 21Full Moon in the Chinese Sixth Lunar MonthAsalha Puja or Dhamma Day.



    This commemorates the Buddha's first discourse, the Dhamma-Cakka-Pavattana Sutta (the Discourse on the Turning of the Wheel of Truth) in Sarnath (Isipatana, Benares) - the Deer Park , which he gave to the group of five monks with whom he had practised in the forest for many years. Upon hearing this discourse, one of the monks -- Ven. Kondañña -- gained his first glimpse of Nibbana, thus giving birth to the Noble Sangha. The annual rains retreat (vassa) commences the following day.

    Note: At the end of this first sermon, the Venerable Kondañña became a Sotapanna (a person at the first stage of enlightenment) and then, according to the Commentaries, for example, the Commentary on Vinaya, the other four disciples became Sotapannas, one on each of the four following days. On the first day after the full-moon day in July, the monk Vappa became a Sotapanna; on the second day, Bhaddiya; on the third day, Mahanama; and on the fourth day, Assaji. After they became Sotapannas, they all asked Buddha for ordination. Buddha ordained each of them by calling to them, "Come monks." On the fifth day after the full-moon day, the Buddha assembled them and preached to them this discourse Anatta-lakkhana Sutta. -The Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic (no-soul or anatta)
    ( Note: Try this site which is my favourite explaination for :- NO INNER CORE - ANATTA . By Sayadaw U Silananda )


    The Dhamek ( Dhammacakka ) Stupa marks the exact spot where the Buddha delivered His first Discourse Dhamma-Cakka-Pavattana Sutta at Sarnath (Isipatana, Benares) - the Deer Park. Photograph was taken from http://www.geocities.com/Athens/9449/holysite.htm
    Jul 27
    to
    Sep 30
    3rd Floor, Ven Hong Choon Memorial Hall. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Awaken Buddhist Course : Insight Meditation

    Be guided by Sayadaw U Rajinda on Insight Meditation based on the Four Foundation of Mindfulness!

    Learn the simple and yet profound Mahasi Method in 10 sessions.

    Date : 29/7/05 to 30/09/05, Every Friday.
    Time : 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.
    Venue: 3rd Floor, Ven Hong Choon Memorial Hall.
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery.
    Course offering: $12
    Closing date: 20/7/05.

    Register now!

    *Registration form is downloadable at www.kmspks.org and available:

    @ Awareness Place Well Being Centre and
    @Reception office at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See
    (Free for Sangha, Students, NS Men, Health & Social Workers and Senior Citizens.)

    Sign-up: http://kmspks.org/education/vipasanna.htm E-submission – apmc@awarenessplace.com

    About the teacher

    Sayadaw U Rajinda, was born in Shwebo District, Myanmar. He became a novice monk (Samanera) at the age of 10 and then a fully ordained monk (Bikkhu) of Theravada Monastic Order at the age of 20.

    Bhante has lived in Singapore for the last 12 years teaching meditation, dharma and the adbidharma. A practitioner of the Mahasi Method, his simple spoken English has benefited many with his personal insights.

    Bhante is the founder of the Satipatthana Meditation Centre (SMC) in Singapore and has been serving as its Religious Advisor ever since.



    All are welcome



     

    August 2005

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Aug 07Maha Bodhi School Hall. By Singapore Buddhist Federation
    Donate Blood




    All are welcome
    Aug 16
    to
    Sep 06
    Awareness Place Meditation Centre
    Workshop: Awakening a Kind Heart

    Stressed Up? Full of jealousy? Temperamental? No satisfaction? Sleepless nights? No peace of mind? Ever wonder why? Ever wonder there is actually a solution to your problems?

    Look no further - just look within!

    Working with Emotions FULL !!


    All of us experience emotions, both positive and negative ones. Our ability to handle the various emotions with skill affects our ment

    Awakening a Kind Heart

    Everyone wants happiness and health, but not everyone realizes that kindness is an essential ingredient for these. Cultivating an open heart and clear mind based on kindness can help us tremendously to improve the quality of our lives and our interaction with others. In this 4-week course we will explore various techniques found in Buddhism for letting go of self-centredness and developing a good heart. No background in Buddhism required.

    Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm Tuesday
    Date: 16, 23, 30 August, 6 September 2005
    Venue: Awareness Place Wellbeing ,
    Blk 231 Bain St, #03-39 Bras Basah Complex, S180231
    Course offering: $20 * Free for Students, NS Men, Health & Social Workers and Senior Citizens.

    About the Instructor

    The course is conducted by Sister Sze Gee, who holds a BSc with honours in mathematics as well as a postgraduate diploma in education. Driven by her interest in the Buddha's teachings, she left her job as a college teacher in 1997 to pursue studies in Buddhist philosophy covering subjects such as Abhidharma and Madhyamaka over 7 years.

    Exposed to the West in her training, Sis Sze Gee is adept in teaching the dharma suited to the modern mind. Clarity and practicality in the presentation of the Buddha's teachings is her trademark. She is currently a full-time staff of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery.



    All are welcome
    Aug 19Full Moon of the Chinese Seventh MonthUllambana Day
    Most Chinese Buddhists celebrate the Full Moon of the Chinese Seventh month by having prayers, general transferring of merits to the beloved departed ones and to the wandering spirits during Ullambana Day. Read about the Ullambana Sutra.
    Aug 22
    to
    Sep 14
    Buddha's Light Association( Singapore )( Fo Kuan Yuan )
    Moon Cake Baking and Charity Sale

    The Mid-Autumn festival is back and we are starting our moon cake baking project soon... come and join us!

    Event : Moon Cake Baking and Charity Sale
    Date : 22/08- 14/09/2005
    Time : 10am - 9.00pm
    Venue : Tzu Chi Singapore Branch

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    Charity Sale of Moon Cake


    Type : Baked and "Snow Skin"
    Price : S$15/ (package of 2), S$28/ (package of 4)
    Place your order by calling Sis Joanne/Ciyong at 63246889.

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    Ever wish to sing songs under the stars? This will be a night of warm memories, good company and great entertainment, where all the audience sing together the Chinese folk songs. All the proceeds will contribute to Tzu Chi Foundation.

    Event : Sing a long Folk Songs
    Organizer : Creative O Developers' Lab Pte Ltd
    Date : 27 Aug 2005 (Sat)
    Time : 7.00pm (Food Fair starts from 5.15pm)
    Venue : 31 International Business Park
    (near to J. East MRT, free shuttle provided)
    Tickets : S$15
    Ticket Ordering: Sis Ciyong 63246889


    All are welcome



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