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2005 AD ( 2549 BE ) ACTIVITIES



    September 2005

    Sep 01
    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


    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.

    All are welcome
    Sep 04Harbour Front Main Lobby. By Palyul Nyingma Buddhist Association
    Offering of Naga Vase/ Puja

    Click here for :-

    Biography of Khentul Gyangthang Rinpoche

    Karma Kuchen Rinpoche

    Biography of Mugsang Rinpoche

    Benefits of offering the Naga Wealth Vases Puja

    All are welcome
    Sep 09Palelai Buddhist Temple
    Alms round offering to the monks and ground breaking ceremony

    Wish to inform you that this Fri 9 Sep, at 7.30 a.m. is the pindapat (alms round offering to the monks), There are twenty monks to be offered, follow by dedicating of merits...official ground breaking ceremony at about 9am

    For those who can stay, Dana is at 11am. For more details , please kindly check with :-

    Palelai (Thai Buddhist Temple)
    49 Bedok Walk, Singapore 469145
    Tel: 64433324

    All are welcome
    Sep 10
    Awareness Place
    Venerable Dhammika book signing at Awareness Place

    Stories from Buddhist Lands.
    Note: Buy 2 or more of Venerable Dhammika's books on 10th Sept and get an exclusive AP gift!

    And meet this remarkable Australian monk's Book-signing at :

    Venue: Awareness Place,
    #01-63, Bras Basah Complex,
    Singapore 180231
    (Between City Hall & Bugis MRT)
    Telephone: 6337 7582
    Date: 10 Sept
    Time: 3.00pm

    The fourth volume of Great Buddhist Stories, brings to life profound Buddhist values such as love and compassion, simplicity and courage, as well as patience, forgiveness and understanding, in an engaging comic-book style. From India and Sri Lanka to Japan, China and Tibet, these stories impart important life lessons from the ancient Buddhist traditions.

    Meet, in vivid, full-colour illustrations:
  • The rich, ungrateful man who tried to cheat his helpers of their promised reward;
  • The kindly Abbot who helped a young man discover his true worth;
  • The monk who did not fear death;
  • The proud merchant who finds out that wealth and fame are not the most important things in life;
  • And many more.

    About the Great Buddhist Stories series

    A series of engaging comic books written by Venerable S.Dhammika's, retelling the life and teachings of Buddha, the Enlightened One. The best of ancient Buddhist scriptures is brought to life for both todays children, and adults. The series contains vivid illustrations meticulously researched to give an authentic depiction of the past. These stories impart important life lessons from all ancient Buddhist traditions.

    All are welcome
  • Sep 10
    Sep 11
    Buddha's Light Association( Singapore ) ( Fo Kuan Yuan )
    Charity Food Fair and a Photo Exhibition: Ruin & Resurrection: A Pictorial Story of the South Asia Tsunami

    Tzu Chi is 12 years old in Singapore. For this 12th anniversary, we are organizing a Charity Food Fair and a Photo Exhibition: Ruin & Resurrection: A Pictorial Story of the South Asia Tsunami. Kindly join us in this event, together with your family and friends. At this moment where natural disaster happens all over the world, did we learn something from the tragedies? Do we learn to treasure what we are having now, and at the same time trying to help the needy?

    Kindly participate in the photo exhibition, where you can witness the reconstruction and rehabilitation of the tsunami victims. At the same time, we would like you to join us in a sincere prayer, for the recent New Orleans victims.

    Event : Tzu Chi Singapore 12th anniversary & Charity Food Fair
    Date : 10 - 11/09/2005
    Time : 11am - 5pm
    Venue : Tzu Chi Singapore Branch
    25, Smith Street, #01-01

    All are welcome
    Sep 11Neptune Theatre and Restaurant. By Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre

    For more detail click here. For enquires, please call Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre at telephone : 67491103

    All are welcome
    Sep 16Brahm Education Centre
    Free Talk - on "Personal Work-Life Effectiveness" - Listen to Your Life! (Work-Life Harmony, Priorities, Needs and Wants)

    Funded by MCYS (Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports)

    Limited to 25 participants only

    Date: 16 September 2005, Friday
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.15pm
    Venue: BF Centre, No. 33 Jalan Afifi, Eton House, #06-01/03, Singapore 409180

    Outline of Talk:
    STEP out of your comfort zone and live the life you were meant to live!
    1. what is personal work-life harmony and its benefits
    2. the need for striving for personal work-life harmony
    3. work-life options/programmes and making informed decisions
    4. sources of support and tapping into available resources
    5. practical useful tips/techniques for differentiating priorities, needs and wants
    6. sharing work-life personal work-life testimonies
    7. making the choice and the corresponding adjustments to becoming a motivated and focused worker

    Speaker profile:
    Mrs Judy Vivian McBurney is MCYS' approved Certified Work-Life Strategies Consultant. She has 14 years of hands-on experience in HR Training and Development, plus more than 9 years of international experience as a franchisee and entrepreneur. She has been instrumental in initiating, implementing and evaluation many work-life strategy policies and programmes, people developer programmes and knowledge management systems. She has held external financial auditor and key management positions in MNCs and SMEs and have an excellent knowledge of the retail industry.

    She also conducts workshops for corporations, associations and is a guest speaker at various seminars in Singapore and Australia. She holds a MA (Economics), Leicester University (UK), BComm (Accounting and Finance), St. Mary's University (Canada).

    To ensure a seat, please call Tel: 6745 5007 or email: to register.

    All are welcome
    Sep 17Viriya Community Services
    Lilies on the River

    Last year pictures

    Viriya Community Services has started its fund raising activities for its flagship event, "Lilies on the River". This year, we aim to float 150,000 lilies that carry hopes, aspirations and meaningful intentions of the donors down the Singapore River on 17 September 2005. We appreciate your kind support which will touch the lives of our children, youths and senior citizens who are in need of community and financial support.

    For more information on "Lilies on the River", please contact the following:
    Ms. Jenny Lim
    Vice President
    Viriya Community Services
    67 Shrewsbury Road Singapore 307834
    Tel: (65) 6213 2630 / 6253 3532

    All are welcome
    Sep 20
    Oct 11
    Awareness Place
    Brain Gym Workshop

    All are welcome
    Sep 20
    Oct 11
    Awareness Place
    Understanding death, celebrating life

    Living with Wisdom Workshop Series
    4 session workshop in Sep/Oct 2005
    .... bringing a new outlook to your life!

    Registration: Download Form , fill in, and email us

    About the Speaker

    The course is conducted by Sister Sze Gee, who holds a BSc 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
    Sep 24Victoria Concert Hall. By Buddhist Fellowship
    The "Opening the Door to Your Heart" Concert

    Ajahn Brahm and our Soracco singers and actors / actresses will be performing.

    Date: 24th Sep - 7:30PM, Saturday @ Victoria Concert Hall

    Donation tickets at $50, 20, 15 & 10 are now available at BF office.

    All are welcome
    Sep 24Pasir Ris Costa Sands Resort (Vanda Hall) and Beach. By Shan You Counselling Centre
    Four-hour workshop : Enhancing Your Love and Passion - Promising A Second Honeymoon!!

    Day : Saturday, 24th September 2005
    Time : 02.00 – 06.00pm
    Fees : $60 per couple
    $50 per couple if register before 1st September 2005
    (Inclusive of refreshments and handouts)
    Venue : Pasir Ris Costa Sands Resort (Vanda Hall) and Beach
    Who should attend : Married Couples who are interested to know about your spouse’s strengths
    Dress Attire : Casual or beach wear (shorts and T-shirt)

    This amazing four-hour workshop provides secrets of building and sustaining a flourishing relationship. Among other things, you will learn how to:
  • Successfully handle one of the most difficult problems of an intimate relationship: taking each other for granted;
  • Identify and enhance the strengths that you and your partner bring to your relationship;
  • Negotiate strategies that build trust and respect; and,
  • Improve your communication.

    Our unique format permits you to listen and learn, watch demonstrations, and then part from the group to practice your new skills. Our emphasis on experiential learning extends to incorporating the beautiful Costa Sands beach for fun and exciting workshop activities. Come and join us for an empowering, fun and affirming afternoon.

    ‘I love you,
    not only for what you are,
    But for what I am
    when I am with you’
    Roy Croft

    Programme (In English)
  • Introduction
  • Typical Stages in Romantic Relationship
  • Appreciation of Your Partner Strengths in Couple Discussion
  • “The Amazing Love Race”- 3 Experiential Activities at the Hall and Beach
  • Reflections & Debrief


    About the Presenter: Dr Jonathan Marshall
    Born and raised in Singapore, Dr Marshall received his doctorate from Stanford University, which has the highest ranked psychology department in the USA. His post-doctoral work was at Harvard University where he assisted faculty, staff, and students to improve their relationships. He recently returned to Singapore to help build the first psychology department at the Nanyang Technological University. In September, he will begin a private psychotherapy practice.

    A strong, loving, and healthy relationship provides much more than companionship and support. It inspires both partners to be more fulfilled individuals. Fortunately no one has to be perfect to make it work. Dr Marshall helps couples to grow as partners, lovers, and friends. His workshops are appropriate for a variety of people, ranging from couples who are very happy together, and who would like to improve their communication, to those who are experiencing distress and difficulty.


    Download registration slip and mail it to:-

    Shan You Counselling Centre
    9 Upper Boon Keng Road #01-960
    Singapore 380009)

    before 19 September 2005

    For enquiries, please contact Shannen/Fenny/Shirley/Ching Sian/Siew Foong at
    Shan You Counselling Centre
    Tel: 6741 9293
    Fax: 6741 9352
    Email: or .

    For more information, please visit our website

    All are welcome
  • Sep 25
    Nov 27
    Ruwan Buddhist Society
    Dhammapada VI: Affection, Anger & Impurities

    The Best and the Most Beautiful moments are the ones that we always want to be everlasting and more. The unsightly, ugly and sorrowful moments are the ones that we cannot bear even for a second longer. Such is the nature of our minds.

    Separation from the beloved and associate with the unbeloved are both painful. Not seeing the beloved and the sight of the unbeloved are also painful. At times, these lead to aversion, too.

    Walking on the path of the Dhamma, we constantly face the challenges of our affections for our beloved ones and material possessions, the incessantly burning anger, and the taints in us. Let’s walk through the Teachings of the Buddha from Dhammapada- The chapter of Affection, Anger and Impurities, on these challenges. How our Supreme Teacher advices and guides us with our daily encounters.

    We invite you to join us for this great gift of Dhamma!

    Course : Dhammapada VI (Chapters on Affection, Anger & Impurities)
    Date : 25th Sep - 27th Nov (every Sun) 10 sessions
    Time : 2:00 pm - 4.15pm
    Venue : Ruwan Buddhist Society
    87 Aida Street (10min walk from Bedok Central)
    Course Lecturer : Venerable K Somananda

    You may E-mail : or contact Daniel @ 64559510 or Lay Pheng @ 97288876 for enrollment.

    About the Lecturer

    Venerable Sommananda had been in Singapore for over 10 years. He was a Pali language lecturer in the Pali Buddhist College Singapore, and ever taught in the Sri Lanka University. For the past few years he conducts short term courses on the Dhammapada both in Singapore and Malaysia. Being a scholar in the Pali Language studies, he shares his knowledge to those by holding Pali Language Class which is on going now.

    All are welcome


    October 2005

    Oct 01Creative Amphitheatre (Near Jurong East MRT). By Shan You Counselling Centre
    Mid Autumn Festival Big Sing!

    Note: Da Jia Chang is postponed to 1st October 2005. Originally planned for the eve of Chinese mid-Autumn festival (17th September 2005), Da Jia Chang hoped to provide people an evening of getting together and celebration. However, many interested participants told us they were torn among events committed on that day. They included family or social reunion gatherings and volunteering work for meaningful events. Many of these events are indeed heartily supported by Shan You. Since Da Jia Chang is a fund raising programme having the possibility to be held on another day, we decided to postpone it to 1st October 2005 so that supporters and the public can truly enjoy themselves.

    Join us in a night of sing-a-long with our talented local mandarin artists and familiar faces during this mid-autumn festival! Let melodies from the 70s to the 90s bring you back to the good old times and sing your hearts out with your family and friends! Bring along your lanterns (battery operated) and light up the place with us!

    All profits generated from this event will benefit the meaningful programmes of Shan You Counselling Centre.

    Date: October 01, 2005
    Time: 7.00pm
    Venue: Creative Amphitheatre (Near Jurong East MRT)
    Ticket Hotline: 6741 9293

    Ticket Prices
  • S$15 - Adults & Children 6 Years and above
  • S$100 - Silver Donation Ticket
  • S$150 - Gold Donation Ticket

    Shan You Counselling Centre

    TCR Music Station

    Venue Sponsor
    Creative Technology

    Ticketing Outlets
    Awareness Place
    Blk 231 Bain Street, Bras Basah Complex #01-63
    Tel: 63377582

    Grand Court Vegetarian RestaurantM
    321 Orchard Rd #05-01 Orchard Shopping Centre,
    Tel: 62352102

    Magenta Vegetarian Cafe
    15, North Canal Road,
    Tel: 65353653

    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    88 Bright Hill Rd, Reception Office,
    Tel: 68495300

    Evergreen Buddhist Culture Service
    100 Eu Tong Sen St, Pearls Centre #03-15,
    Tel: 62206360

    Ren Ting Trading
    149 Rochor Rd, Fu Lu Shou Complex #03-07,
    Tel: 63347273

    The Commercial Press
    2 Jurong East Street 21 IMM Building #03-27,
    Tel: 6561 1193

    Moral Family Education Resource Centre
    Yuhua Community Club, 90, Boon Lay Way, #01-08,
    Tel: 64254318

    Loving Hearts Multi-Service Centre
    Blk 210, Jurong East St 21, #01-389,
    Tel: 68974766

    Shan You Counselling Centre
    Blk 9 Upper Boon Keng #01-960,
    Tel: 67419293

    All are welcome
  • Oct 03
    Oct 31
    Buddhist Library , The
    Pali Chanting Class

    Pali chanting is very powerful in calming the mind, and one can easily be enchanted by the beautiful rhythm of the Pali chanting. Now, we have an opportunity to learn to do Pali chanting from the master.

    Venerable Dhammaratana has kindly agreed to conduct Pali Chanting Class at Buddhist Library. He will be assisted by Venerable Nigrodha. Starting in October, the class will be conducted every Monday from 7.30 pm. to 8.30 pm.

    The class is free to all Buddhist Library members. For non-members, they are welcome to join the class FOC but would greatly appreciate it if they could make a token donation to the library or preferably join the library as member.

    For all those who are interested, please register with me via email as soon as possible to facilitate the preparation of materials for the class. If any of your family members and friends who are interested, please provide me their contact telephone number or email address.

    All are welcome
    Oct 04SP Auditorium. By O'Joy Care Services
    Loss and Discovery: Finding yourself in loss

    We are pleased to invite you to an upcoming talk by Dr John Banmen - author, therapist, educator and Clinical Advisor to O'Joy Care Services.

    Download Registration form

    All are welcome
    Oct 07
    Oct 30
    Mangala Vihara
    Vipassana Meditation & Retreat for Beginners- Oct 2005

    Mangala Vihara temple is pleased to invite you,family members and friends who are keen to learn meditation to attend this course organise specially for beginners. Detail is as follows:

    No of lessons: 4 plus 1 practical session (weekend retreat)
  • Lesson 1-how to do sitting meditatiom
  • Lesson 2-how to do walking meditation
  • Lesson 3-how to overcome difficulties and hindrances in meditation
  • Lesson 4-why retreat and how to apply meditation to your daily life
    Teacher: Venerable Cittara from Myammar
    Language: English
    Date: Every Friday on 7th,14th, 21st and 28 Oct 2005
    Time: 7.30pm-9.30pm( please come in at 7.15pm as class will start punctually at 7.30pm)

    Retreat will be from 28 to 30 Oct, 2005

    Venue: Mangala Vihara Temple,Level 2, 30 Jalan Eunos( at traffic light junction in front of Eunos MRT station)
    Fee: Free
    Registration: Please register with Sam Ho at email: with your name and contact no.

    If you have any query, you may call him at HP 98208050. Note: Sam Ho will be away from 7 to 18 Sept. there will be no response during that period. if you have any query at that time, please contact vivien at

    All are welcome
  • Oct 08Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    One day of mindfulness retreat

    We are pleased to inform you that VMC is organising a day of mindfulness retreat :-
    Venue: 251 Lavender Street
    Date: Sat 08 Oct
    Time: 9am to 9pm.

    This retreat is organised for those who have completed the Meditation Course for Beginners conducted by VMC or who are practising in the tradition of the late Ven Mahasi Sayadaw.

    If you are interested please email to us with your name , gender and contact nos or alternatively you can contact Bro Nelson Lim @ 96985157 for enquiries and registration.

    Limited vacancies please register early. It is FREE of charge but any donation is welcome.

    Rules and Regulations
    Teacher: Sayadaw U Pannananda
  • Only participants who have attended the Meditation Course for Beginners conducted by VMC or other teachers in the tradition of the late Ven Mahasi Sayadaw or has been in practice of the method in the tradition of the late Ven Mahasi Sayadaw should attend.
  • All participants, unless due to health problems, should observe the 8 precepts and observe strict noble silence. Causal talking and discussion on meditation and experience are to be avoided.
  • Participants are advised to wear white tops and dark-coloured bottoms. The attire should be comfortable and suitable for sitting on the floor. No shorts, tights and short skirts allowed.
  • Reading (Dhamma books included ) and use of mobile phones are not permitted. Retreat is not a time for reading , snacking , sleeping and making friends.
  • Yogis are to carry out their activities mindfully so as to maintain their Mindfulness as well as to minimise disturbance to fellow yogis.
  • Vegetarian meals will be served upon request.
  • Participants should complete the Registration Form and email to Notice / Reply will only be given to unsuccessful applicants.
  • As the vacancies for the retreat are limited to 25, reservation for a place in the retreat will be on a first come first serve basis with priority given to members.
  • All participants should arrive at Vipassana Meditation Centre, 251 Lavender Street, Singapore 338789 on the day at/before 8.45 am.
  • All decisions by the organizer are final, and the organizer reserved the rights to increase or delete any rules or regulations when necessary.

    0845 hrs Registration cum briefing (Please take your breakfast before coming)
    0900 hrs Sitting and Walking Meditation alternate
    0930 Taking Three refuges and observance of eight precepts
    0945-1130 hrs Sitting and Walking Meditation alternate
    1130-1230 hrs Lunch
    1230-1600 hrs Sitting and Walking Meditation alternate
    1600-1700 hrs Group Sitting
    1700-1900 hrs Walking/Sitting Meditation
    1900- 1930 hrs Q & A
    1930-2100 hrs English Dhamma Talk, followed by Metta Chanting and Sharing of merits**
    ** Subject to change

    Organizer - Bro Nelson Lim - HP: 96985157 or Email :
    Assisted by: Bro Peh Lian Wah - HP: 91007096 or Email:

    All are welcome
  • Oct 08
    Oct 09
    Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre
    Venerable Tsangsar Rinpoche: Machig Labdron (Chod) & Fire Puja

    Application form: Download here

    Website: Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre

    All are welcome
    Oct 08
    Nov 05
    Toa Payoh Central Community Club. By Shan You Counselling Centre
    Mindful Aging and Happiness: Seminar & Workshop series

    Secrets to staying Mentally Young & Happy
    Life's tragedy is we get old too soon, and happy too little, too late! This programme draws from proven and well-researched methods on. how to improve positive emotions and well being. It also seeks to equip the elderly with knowledge and practical ways to increase mindfulness that will lead to active aging.

    Research on mindlessness and mindfulness on the elderly at nursing homes and hospitals led by Professor Ellen Langer at Harvard university had shown that increased mindfulness promotes lifelong growth and improves well being.

    Participants may opt for any one or more sessions.

    Mindful Aging and Happiness Seminar
    Date: 8 Oct 05 (Sat)
    Time: 2 - 5.00 pm
    Venue: Toa Payoh Central Community Club
    Fees: $12 per pax (include refreshments)
    Early bird registration : $ 10 per pax before 26 Sep 05
    Group of 3 and above : $ 9 per pax
    Shan You Volunteer : $ 9 per pax
    Closing date for registration : 30 Sep 05

  • Mindful Aging
    - The roots and costs of Mindlessness
    -The Nature of Mindfulness

  • The Happy Formula - research findings
    - Myths and Truths about Lasting Happiness

  • The Three Approaches to Happiness

  • Building Positive Emotions

    About the Presenter :
    Titus Yong is the CEO of Emergenetics Asia Pte Ltd, a company that provides brain-based psychometric tools and training curriculum to build team creativity and productivity in corporations and effective group learning in schools in Asia. A graduate of the Authentic Happiness Coaching programme Titus learnt under Professor Martin Seligman, Father of Positive Psychology and several-other Positive Psychology luminaries. Titus holds a Master's degree from Harvard University, having completed an interdisciplinary program in Psychology, Education and Management.

    About Shan You Counselling Centre:
    Shan You is a voluntary welfare organization, under National Council of Social Service (NCSS). We offer professional counselling and social services to children, youth, families and the elderly, regardless of race, religion and their ability to pay.

    Download details and application forms for workshop series on 15th, 22th, 29th October and 05th November.

    All are welcome
  • Oct 15
    Oct 16
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery 4th Floor Hall, 88 Bright Hill Road, off Sin Ming Rd. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Ajahn Brahm's Public Dialogue: ALL ABOUT KARMA and BUDDHISM in MODERN TIMES

    Public Dialogue: ALL ABOUT KARMA
    Date: Sat 15 October 2005
    Time: 7:30pm
    Place: Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery 4th Floor Hall, 88 Bright Hill Road, off Sin Ming Rd.

    Have you wondered how Karma works? Are you sometimes wondering what constitutes good karma vs. bad karma?

    And, what is the weight of having lied unintentionally - is that bad karma? What if you have naughty thoughts - is there any karma?

    How did you end up being born to your parents and in the place that you have? How did karma work from one life to another? When does karma cease?

    If you had these questions in your mind, we invite you to attend the dialogue on "All About Karma" . . .

    "There is something about conscientious Buddhist practice that results in the kind of happiness we all seek"

    Paul Ekman,
    University of California San Francisco Medical Centre

    Public Dialogue: BUDDHISM in MODERN TIMES
    Date: Sun 16 October 2005
    Time: 7:30pm
    Place: Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery 4th Floor Hall, 88 Bright Hill Road, off Sin Ming Rd.

    How has Buddhism changed over time from the time of the Buddha? How many types of Buddhism are there and which type should we follow?

    Which rituals and practices should we adopt and which should we abandon? Do we need to believe in reincarnation and karma as a Buddhist?

    How will Buddhism will adapt and evolve into the future?

    ALL ARE WELCOME - NO tickets required - FREE Admission

    If you have any questions, please call the
    Buddhist Fellowship
    Tel: 6842 6422

    For the Public Dialogue Poster or information on other programs, please log on to:

    About the Speaker
    Venerable Brahmavamso or Brahm (as he is commonly known) was a Physicist from Cambridge University who became a monk 28 years ago. He experienced meditation bliss even while he was studying at Cambridge University. His interest in Buddhism grew as he gained more knowledge through reading and visiting some temples in London.

    A few years into monkhood, studying and practicing under the renowned meditation master in the forest of Thailand, the late Ajahn Chah, he realized that the life as a monk was far more fulfilling then what career and money could offer.

    He is a walking example of someone who finds so much happiness in contentment and in a life of true simplicity. If you were to ask him "What is your favorite past time?", his answer would consistently be "Meditation".

    Brahm now has more than 20 monks under his careful training at a Buddhist Monastery in Western Australia, just one hour drive from Perth. He also set up the first Buddhist Nunnery of the Theravadan tradition in the Southern Hemisphere in Western Australia.

    His wit and humour keeps his disciples and audience captivated when relating his stories and teachings.

    All are welcome
    Oct 15Ruwan Buddhist Society
    Dhamma Talk by Venerable K. Somananda Thero

    Title: Sammä Sati - Right Mindfulness
    Date: 15 October 2005, Saturday
    Time: 8.00pm
    Venue: Ruwan Buddhist Society
    87 Aida Street
    Singapore 459988
    Tel. No. 64456393

    All are welcome
    Oct 15
    Oct 16
    Kwan Yin Chan Lin
    The Whole World is a Single Flower - Zen in Modern Life

    "The Whole World Is A Single Flower" (WWSF) is a triennial international Zen conference with the objectives of sharing Buddhist teaching, promoting world peace, and providing an occasion for Zen practitioners all over the world to exchange experience.

    The theme of this year's event is "Zen in Modern Life". Many teachers, particularly the lay teachers, will be sharing their experience on how Zen connects to their daily lives. In fact, the teaching of our founding teacher, the great Korean Zen Master Seung Sahn , emphasizes the connection between Zen meditation practice and daily life. Through Zen practice, we can clearly perceive our correct situation, relationship and function moment by moment, live in wisdom and compassion, and help our families, our friends, our country and this whole world to gain peace and happiness.

    Topics of Talks:
    Ven. Ajahn Brahmavamso (Guest Speaker) The End of All Differences
    Zen Master Soeng Hyang Zen In The Modern World
    Zen Master Dae Kwang The Chinese Influence on Buddhism
    Zen Master Wu Kwang The Attainment of Buddhahood
    Zen Master Dae Bong Everyday Life Spirituality
    Zen Master Bon Soeng True Self, Authentic Self
    Kwang Myong Sunim, JDPS What Does Our Tradition Teach about Death and Dying
    Mu Shim Sunim, JDPS Harmony In Zen
    Gye Mun Sunim, JDPS The Birth of Zen
    Chong An Sunim, JDPS The Light of the Lamp
    Chong Hae Sunim, JDPS Zen in Las Vegas

    Venue: Suntec City Convention Centre, Ballroom 2
    Date: 15 & 16 Oct 05

    Charge rate for Individual:

    Registration (5 Mar - 30 Jun 2005): S$70 per person per day
    Registration (1 Jul - 31 Aug 2005): S$80 per person per day
    Registration (1 Sep - 30 Sep 2005): S$90 per person per day

    Charge rate for Group (10 or more participants):

    Registration (15 Mar - 31 Jul 2005): S$60 per person per day

    List of Speakers, please click here

    All are welcome
    Oct 16Aaloka Buddhist Center (Singapore)
    Buddhist Dhamma Classes & Graduate Studies in Buddhism for Diploma, BA & MA.

    Aaloka Buddhist Center (Singapore) is conducting Buddhist Dhamma Classes & Graduate Studies in Buddhism for Diploma, BA & MA.

    Date : Commencing from Sunday 16th October 2005
    Time :11 am
    For enquiries: Please call : 67489459.
    Address : No. 43 Lorong 17 (along Sims Ave)

  • Basic Buddhism for Begineers (adult)
  • Children & Junior Dhamma Classes (age:6-16years)
  • Pali Chanting Classes for Begineers
  • Diploma, B.A, M.A courses in Buddhist Studies (affiliation with Paradeniya University, Kandy, Sri Lanka)

    Graduate classes will be conducted by qualified Venerables Professor and teachers. Our center's Abbot is Venerable K. Sri Pemaloka. Please come to our center for enrollment. Our center is located about 10 mins walk from Aljunied MRT station.

    All are welcome
  • Oct 23Dharma Resonance
    6th Dharma Resonance


    Are you searching for an oasis that allows your tired body and mind a chance to rest?

    Want to embrace your serenity and peace within?

    Come join us !

    Let us share with you the message of compassion, love and hope by the Buddha through Hymns and songs. May all be touch by the Spiritual Vibes within.

    Join us on 23 Oct 2005 (Sun), 3pm - 6pm @Ark Cafe,
    let us share with you the message of compassion, love and hope by the Buddha through Hymns and songs.
    Sharing Groups: Bodhicitta , kang Kee & Friends.

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    Confirm your participation by emailing your name, contact no, address to or contact us

    Karamen Office: 6849 5323 HP: 96937972 or
    Bear Office:6748 9975 HP: 9022 3435

    Any Donations Welcome [to cover event costs]

    A Recap of our previous event: Dharma Resonance @28.08 (28/08/05 event) 5th Resonance Full House !!! (28/08/05)

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    All are welcome
    Oct 28Singapore Island Country Club. By Buddha's Light Association( Singapore ) ( Fo Kuan Yuan )
    Temple Fund Raising: Golf Tourament 2005

    All are welcome
    Oct 29
    Nov 06
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    "Roots - A Comparative Study Workshop on The Earliest Buddhist Literature

    You are welcome to Ajahn Sujato’s discussion “Roots – A Comparative Study Workshop on The Earliest Buddhist Literature” on

    Date: 29 Oct 05
    Time: 9am to 430pm.
    Venue: Buddhist Fellowship Centre
    No 33, Jalan Afifi,
    Eton House #06-01/03
    Singapore 409180
    (off Payar Lebar Road - 5 mins walk from Payer Lebar MRT Station, next to CISCO building)

    You may choose to attend the full day or just part of the session. The donation $30 or lesser is used to support Ajahn’s airfare, BF expenses and food provided. It’s not necessary to bring any computer or dictionary, etc. It’s rare opportunity to have such experience teacher to share with us his research on Buddhist Literature through slide presentation and discussion.

  • Part 1: General historical background. The Buddha’s life and teaching, etc.
  • Part 2: Introduction of the main groups of Buddhist texts.
  • Part 3: Comparative study of varies Buddhist texts.
  • Part 4: Group discussion.

    Please call 68426422 to register in order to have enough food and materials prepared. It is limited to only 60 participants.

    Ajahn Sujato will also be conducting the Sunday Service on 30 Oct and 6 Nov. He will also be giving talks at 7:30pm on Mon 31 Oct, Wed 2 Nov, Fri 3 Nov and Sat 5 Nov next week at the BF Centre. Please invite along your friends to attend.

    All are welcome
  • Oct 30Singapore Expo Hall. By Ren Ci Hospital & Medicare Centre
    The grandeur of Master chefs at Ren Ci charity Dinner 2005

    Ren Ci Hospital & Medicare Centre

    Society of Chinese Cuisine Chef (Singapore)
    Hou Yow Cooks' Association (Singapore)

    Society of Professionals Chef (Singapore)
    Singapore Chefs Association
    Singapore Hong Kong International
    Restaurant Trade Friendship Association

    Gim Tim Pte Ltd

    For enquiries, please call Ren Ci at 6385 0288. All proceeds will go towards patient care at Ren Ci and beneficiaries at Wan Qing Lodge

    All are welcome
    Oct 30
    Nov 03
    Kallang Stadium Carpark "H". By Gaden Shartse Dro-Phen Ling
    Grand Prayer In Homage to Lord Buddha Sakyamurni

    All are welcome

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