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    January 2006

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Jan 01By People's Buddhism Study Society/ Dazhong
    23th Anniversary Fund-raising Celebration



    All are welcome
    Jan 01By Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple
    Pali Chanting Class

    Next Session Starts on 1 Jan 2006 (Sun) Register Now!


    When: Every Sunday from 1 Jan 2006 (About 8 Sessions)
    Time: 4pm - 6pm
    Where: Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple, 30-C Michael's Road, Singapore 328002
    Fee: FOC - You are welcome to donate to the temple directly.

    Overview
    The Pali Chanting class will be conducted by Ven. Piyananda of Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple and facilitated by Bro. Richard (Vajiro) Chia and Sis. Julie (Khema) Goh.

    The class will learn to chant selected suttas from the Tipitaka in the traditional Sri Lankan style. Short presentations will be given to assist the understanding of the suttas. Some of the suttas learned previously, include :

  • Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta (Setting In Motion The Wheel of Truth)
  • Mahasamaya Sutta (The Great Assembly)
  • Saccavibhanga Sutta (Discourse on the Analysis of The Truths)
  • Girimananda Sutta (Discourse to Girimananda Thera on the Ten Kinds of Perception), etc.

    Most importantly, this class provides a condusive environment for group chanting practise for Blessings, Meditation, Reflection & Protecttion.

    Benefits of Chanting

    Chanting is a mindful process which aids us in focusing the mind, and establishing a sense of calm. The teachings of Buddha are imparted through chanting, serving as a reminder of Lord Buddha's guidance as we follow the Buddhist path.

    It is only through chanting we are able to understand His Teachings, and then adopt these practices into our lives. Chanting also offers blessing and protection, to wish well upon ourselves, those others who touch our daily lives, and to all beings.

    For Beginners

    If you are new to Pali Chanting, you can learn the Basic Pali Chanting, including homage to the Buddha, Dharma & Sangha, offering (puja), as well as the traditional suttas: Mangala Sutta, Ratana Sutta, and Metta Sutta, from this site. Click HERE.



    All are welcome
  • Jan 01 By Vipassana Meditataion Centre
    "Buddha Guide to Right Living" Buddhist Calendar 2006



    A group of VMC devotees are printing a Buddhist Calendar for year 2006 with Buddha Sayings from the Dhammapada.

    Objectives of the Project
    1. To share the Buddha Dhamma through the gift of the Buddhist Calendar:
  • For the Buddhist Dhamma brothers and sisters, this calendar gift can be a daily reminder of the profound wisdom of the Lord Buddha.
  • For people who are not aware or never heard of the wisdom of the Lord Buddha, it will be a beautiful blessing to them to have the contact with the Buddha Dhamma through the calendar.

    2. To raise fund to contribute and support VMC monthly maintenance and activities.

    Your Help and Contribution
    A total of 1000 pieces will be printed at estimated printing cost of $1500.

    Friends and supporters of VMC, you can join us in this meaningful fund-raising activity in the following ways.

    1) By placing advance order of the Buddhist Calendar @ S$5 per piece, as gift to your friends.
    2) By sponsoring the printing cost of the Calendar any amount you wish.

    All fund raised from this project of printing 2006 calendar will be donated to VMC.

    Download order/sponsorship form
    Sample calender





    All are welcome
  • Jan 06
    &
    Jan 08
    Tzu Chi Foundation( Singapore )
    Tzu Chi Great Love Charity and Achievement Fair
    &
    Tzu Chi Children Drawing and Colouring Competition

    The Chinese New Year festival is near...
    Have you ever thought of helping others while buying cny goods and candies?
    Now this is the chance....

    Event: Tzu Chi Great Love Charity and Achievement Fair
    Date: 6 Jan 2006 (Fri, 5pm-8pm), 7-8 Jan 2006 (10am-8pm)
    Venue: Jing Si Hall
    Tzu Chi Foundation Singapore Branch
    9, Elias Road (opposite Blk 782, Pasir Ris St 71)

    Tel: 65829958 ext 205 Sis Xiuhui for ticketing

    Poster: www.TheDailyEnlightenment.com/temp/poster1.jpg
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    Meanwhile, you may bring your kids on 8 Jan to participate in the Chidren Drawing and Coloring Competition!
    Registration is free! Download the Form: form here


    Event: Tzu Chi Children Drawing and Colouring Competition
    Date: 8 Jan 2006
    Time: 1.30pm-4.30pm
    Venue: Jing Si Hall 3F Tzu Chi Foundation Singapore Branch The regulations and registration form are as attached. Please register for your children now!

    All are welcome
    Jan 07 By Whole Child Nurture Centre
    Whole Child Orientation Day & Mini Organic Food Fair

    We are the only Waldorf-inspired Childcare Centre in Singapore. We are also the only centre to serve organic vegetarian food that is totally pesticide and chemical-free.


    Date: 7 January 2006, Saturday
    Time: 11 am to 2 pm
    Place: Whole Child Nurture Centre
    17J Jalan Hock Chye
    Tel: 62864298

    It is the day we celebrate good food that are healthy for both body and soul. Good eating habit with a mixture of organic vegetables and fruits will enhance the growth and development of our young children.

    Vegetables...hem...it can be quite daunting for young children to eat heartily. But, it would be quite pleasant to turn vegetable dishes into attractive and delicious dishes which they could enjoy and be fancied about.

    We have come up with several tantalizing and sumptuous dishes that will make your childrens' taste buds ask for more.

    Rainbow Salad, Crunchy Creamy Salad
    Yam Cake, Pumpkin Cake
    Tau Suan, Fruit Jelly
    Sushi, Nurture Bun Special

    Come one, come all and start eating pesticide and chemical-free organic food!

    Whole Child Nurture Centre-
    A Childcare Project by
    Kampung Senang Charity
    & Education Foundation


    All are welcome
    Jan 14
    to
    Jan 15
    Cheng Beng Buddhist Society
    Parenthood Talk by Dr Ang Beng Choo

    Date: 14.01.06 (Sat) & 15.01.06 (Sun)
    Speaker: Dr. Ang Beng Choo (An excellent and experienced speaker in this field)
    Time: 2.30pm to 5pm
    Venue: Cheng Beng Buddhist Society
    20A, Lorong 27, Geylang Rd
    Singapore 388112
    Contact: 6748 5132.
    Admission is free and no registration is needed.

    All are welcome
    Jan 15
    &
    Jan 16
    Fourth Floor Hall, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Public Dialogues:
    Karma, Evolution & Intelligent Design
    &
    What Happens After Death?


    Date: 15 Jan, Sunday
    Venue: Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, 88 Bright Hill Road.
    Time: 7:30pm
    Admission: FREE, Open to ALL
    Enquiries: 8642 6422
    Website: www.buddhistfellowship.org
    Topic: Dialogue on Karma, Evolution & Intelligent Design

    Intelligent design (ID) is an anti-evolution belief that asserts that naturalistic explanations of some biological entities are not possible and such entities can only be explained by The Blind Watchmaker : Why the Evidence of Evolution Reveals a Universe without Design p. 141

    ... rarity by itself shouldn't necessarily be evidence of anything. When one is dealt a bridge hand of thirteen cards, the probability of being dealt that particular hand is less than one in 600 billion. Still, it would be absurd for someone to be dealt a hand, examine it carefully, calculate that the probability of getting it is less than one in 600 billion, and then conclude that he must not have been dealt that very hand because it is so very improbable. --John Allen Paulos, Innumeracy: Mathematical Illiteracy and its Consequences


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    Date: 16 Jan, Monday
    Venue: Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, 88 Bright Hill Road.
    Time: 7:30pm
    Topic: What Happens After Death?

    Speaker: Ajahn Brahmavamso (or known as Ajahn Brahm) was born in London in 1951. He regarded himself a Buddhist at the age of 17 through his reading of Buddhist books while still at school. His interest in Buddhism and meditation flourished while studying Theoretical Physics at Cambridge University. After completing his degree and teaching for a year, he travelled to Thailand to become a monk. He was ordained in Bangkok at the age of 23 by the Abbot of Wat Saket. Subsequently, he spent 9 years studying and training in the forest meditation tradition of the revered Venerable Ajahn Chah.

    In 1983, he was asked to assist in the establishing of a forest monastery near Perth, Western Australia. The monastery, Bodhinyana Monastery, has approximately 20 resident monks. Ajahn Brahm is currently the Abbot of that monastery. He is also the Spiritual Director of the Buddhist Society of W.A and the Spritual Patron of the Buddhist Fellowship in Singapore.



    All are welcome
    Jan 20
    to
    Jan 24
    Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    Dharma talks by Professor Asanga


    Venue:
    Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    567a Balestier Road Singapore

    Topics for the talks as follows :

    Date:
    20/01 (Friday)
    Time:
    7.30 to 9.00pm
    Topics:
    Relevance of Buddha Dhamma in modern living

    Date:
    21/01 (Saturday)
    Time:
    7.30 to 9.00pm
    Topics:
    Emotional Management and Buddhism

    Date:
    23/01 (Monday)
    Time:
    7.30 to 9.00pm
    Topics:
    Ineffable Nirvana

    Date:
    24/01 (Tuesday)
    Time:
    7.30 to 9.00pm
    Topics:
    Paticca-Samuppada

    Professor Asanga Tilakaratne, Director of Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies (University of Kalaniya) will be giving a series of 4 talks in BDMS. Professor Tilakaratne is an esteemed scholar of Buddhism and a popular speaker. The audience will learn much from him.

    All are invited. Admission is FREE.

    Nearest MRT : Novena MRT Buses: 130, 145, 21, 54, please visit BDMS for details and map for direction

    All are welcome
    Jan 21Tzu Chi Foundation( Singapore )
    Event: Tzu Chi University Continuing Education Centre (Singapore) - The Graduation Ceremony for 2005 Program


    Wish to know more about the programs and lessons of Tzu Chi University Continuing Education Centre (Singapore)? The 2005 first semester was completed by end of last year, and now there is a graduation ceremony for the participants. You are cordially invited, together with your family and friends, to join us in the ceremony:

    Event: Tzu Chi University Continuing Education Centre (Singapore) - The Graduation Ceremony for 2005 Program
    Date: 21 Jan 2006 (Saturday)
    Time: 2pm- 4pm
    Venue: Jing Si Hall
    Tzu Chi Foundation Singapore Branch
    9, Elias Road (opposite Blk 782, Pasir Ris St 71)
    Telephone: 65829958 ext 106 Sis Tingting for enquiries


    All are welcome
    Jan 22Aaloka Buddhist Academy
    Buddhist Classes: ENROLLMENT & REGISTRATION

    Enrollment and registration for Buddhist Studies is now open (affiliated with University of Peradeniya, Kandy, Sri Lanka -for the first time in Singapore) for the following courses.

    1. Diploma in Buddhist studies

    2. Pali language courses (Elementary & intermediate levels)

    3. Sanskrit Language courses ( Elementary Level)

    You are required to visit our center personally for enrollment with the following:-

  • TWO colour photographs(passport size)
  • ONE photocopy of your Identity card or passport
  • Registration fee of US$ 100.00 (to be paid to the University) is required for registration.

    These classes are conducted FREE of charge by Venerables and qualified teachers.

    For inquiries, please call 6748-9459.

    Interested parties are encouraged to visit our center for registration. Office is located on the second floor (#02-02). Our center is located within 10 minutes walk from Aljunied MRT station.

    Aaloka Buddhist Academy
    No 43, #02-02 Geylang Lorong 17 (along sims Ave),
    Singapore 388566
    Tel: 6748-9459

    REGISTRATION CLOSING DATE : 22nd JAN, 2006



    All are welcome
  • Jan 28
    to
    Feb 01
    Buddhist Fellowship
    Chinese New Year Special



    All are welcome
    Jan 291st Day of the First Chinese Lunar Month, in the Year 4704

    Happy Lunar New Year


    Today in the Year of the Dog or 4704th 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.



     

    February 2006

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Feb 01By Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple
    Awaken Buddhist Course

    More details at http://www.kmspks.org/education/index.htm & http://www.kmspks.org/education/bbc.htm

    Exploring Buddhism

    1st intake (Wednesday):

    Date: 1 Feb ~ 19 Apr 06
    Time: 730pm~930pm at
    Venue: 3rd Floor, Ven Hong Choon Memorial Hall (VHCMH)

    2nd intake (Sunday):


    Date: 16 July ~ 8 Oct 06
    Time: 230pm~430pm
    Venue: KMS, Jing Tu Tang

    Stages of the Path to Enlightenment

  • 1st intake (Thursday):

    Module 1 Module 2 Module 3
    2 Feb - 20 Apr 06 13 Jul - 28 Sep 06 19 Oct - 23 Nov 06,
    Date: 4 Jan - 8 Feb 07

    Time: 730pm~930pm

    Venue:3rd Floor, VHCMH

  • 2nd intake (Saturday):

    Module 1 Module 2 Module 3
    15 Jul - 30 Sep 06 14 Oct - 18 Nov 06, 24 Feb - 12 May 07


    Date:6 Jan 07 – 10 Feb 07

    Time:Time: 4400pm~600pm

    Venue: KMS Jing Tu Tang

  • CONTINUATION FOR THOSE WHO HAVE COMPLETED MODULE 1: 2005 (Sunday 9.30am - 11.30am)


    Module 2: 8 Jan - 2 Apr 06 at 3rd Floor, VHCMH
    Module 3: 16 July - 8 Oct 06 at KMS Jing Tu Tang

    All are welcome
  • Feb 04
    to
    Feb 25
    Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    Beginners Meditation Course


    Please be informed that the Beginners Meditation Course organised by VMC will be conducted as follows :

    Date : Feb 4 ,11,18 and 25 (Sat)
    Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Venue : 251 Lavender Street
    Participants : For registered participants ONLY (Application already closed)

    For those who are driving , pls refer to attached car park map.

    During these 4 Sats , there will be NO Dhamma talk in the evenings.

    However we would organise One Day Mindfulness Retreat on Sat Feb 11 and 25 from 9am to 6pm for those who have attended the Meditation Course conducted by VMC or practising in the method following the tradition of the late Ven Mahasi Sayadaw.

    All are welcome
    Feb 04By Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple
    Basic Buddhism Course (BBC)

    Basic Buddhism Course (BBC)

    Commencement Date: 4 Feb 2006 (Sat) 9am-11am (About 20 Lessons)
    Venue: Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple (30-C St. Michael's Road: Map )
    Registration: Download form here
    More Info & Courses: Download here

    Introduction
    The Basic Buddhism Course is specially designed and tailored to suit the fast-paced and modern lifestyle.

    This 20-lesson-course skilfully balances theoretical study of DHARMA with MEDITATION practice, providing a strong basis for understanding of BUDDHA'S TEACHINGS and a good foundation for mental development. It will greatly benefit both beginners as well as long-time practitioners.

    The course consists of three sections, namely BUDDHIST FUNDAMENTALS, MEDITATION and PALI CHANTING

    Buddhist Fundamentals
    The Buddhist fundamentals are structured to provide in-depth, intellectual framework for the understanding of the essentials of the BUDDHA'S TEACHINGS.

    Topics covered include the definition of:
  • Evil, Good & Pure
  • Life of the Buddha
  • Four Noble Truths
  • Noble Eight-Fold Path
  • Dependent Origination
  • Four Foundations of Mindfulness
  • Karma & Rebirth
    as well as studying of major SUTTAS.

    Meditation
    Inclusive in the course are MEDITATION training sessions. Up to 4 half-day sessions (9am - 12am) will be conducted. Step-by-step meditation instructions & guidance will be given during the training. The techniques taught are:

  • Metta - Loving Kindness
  • Kayagati - Impurities of Body
  • Jhana - Concentration
  • Vipassana - Insight

    Pali Chanting
    Pali Chanting includes homage to the Buddha, Dharma & Sangha, offering (puja), as well as the traditional suttas: Mangala Sutta, Ratana Sutta, and Metta Sutta.

    The Course Instructor
    The course instructor, Richard (Vajiro) Chia, is an experienced Dhamma teacher who has a clear and straightforward approach to Buddha's teachings. He is able to bring out dynamism of Buddhism, and its relevance in present day.

    Vajiro is also well-known for his effective and efficient meditation instructions, having guided many through the levels of concentration and stages of insight knowledge. His coaching method has helped many students to realise the teachings of the Buddha.



    All are welcome
  • Feb 04By Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple
    Basic Abhidhamma Course

    Basic Abhidhamma Course
    Commencement Date: 4 Feb 2006 (Sat) 4pm-6pm (About 36 Lessons)
    Venue: Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple (30-C St. Michael's Road: Map )
    Registration: Downlod form here
    More Info & Courses: www.basicbuddhism.org

    Introduction
    Abhidhamma is the Higher Teaching of the Buddha. The Dhamma, embodied in the Sutta Pitaka, is conventional teaching, and Abhidamma is the ultimate teaching. The Basic Abhidhmma Course aims to provide an overview of this ultimate teaching and helps the students to build a foundation to further explore this profound teaching of the Buddha.

    Overview of Abhidamma
    In the Abhidamma, both mind and matter, which consititute this complex machinery of human, are microscopically analysed:
  • Consciousness is defined.
  • Thoughts are analysed and classified chiefly from the ethical standpoint.
  • All mental states are enumerated.
  • The composition of each type of consciousness is set forth in detail.
  • Thought processes that are arise through the five sense doors and the mind-door are described.
  • Chief events connected with the process of birth and death are explained in detail.
  • Intricate points of the Dhamma are clarified, and The Path of Emancipatin is set forth in clear terms.

    Course Pre-Requisite
    The Basic Abhidhmma Course a follow-up course for students who have completed the Basic Buddhism Course. Some knowledge of the Sutta Pitaka although not necessary, will be helpful.

    The Course Instructor
    The course instructor, Richard (Vajiro) Chia, is an experienced Dhamma teacher who has a clear and straightforward approach to Buddha's teachings. He is able to bring out dynamism of Buddhism, and its relevance in present day.

    Vajiro learned Abhidhamma from the late Ven Narada Maha Thera of Sri Lanka.



    All are welcome
  • Feb 08
    to
    Feb 12
    Sim Lim Square. By ( Fo Kuan Yuan ) and Buddha's Light Association
    Spring Heralds Prosperity: 33 Guan Yin Exhibition



    All are welcome
    Feb 10
    to
    Feb 12
    By Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    Dharma talks by Dr Bhikkhuni Bodhi


    Date:10/02/06
    Time:0730-09:00pm Friday
    Title of the talk: The Buddha's Training Course'

    Date:12/02/06
    Time:10:00 -11:30 am) Sunday
    Title of the talk: "Bend towards Dharma"

    Venue: Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    567A Balestier Road Singapore
    Tel: 63522859

    Speaker's Profile
    Venerable Bodhi holds a Phd in Buddhist studies from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. Prior to that, she graduated from our local university. She has been teaching in the Buddhist Library, for both the diploma and post-graduate diploma classes.

    For details please refer to http://www.bdms.org.sg/

    Nearest MRT : Novena MRT

    Buses : 21, 130, 145, 131, 851, 166

    All are welcome
    Feb 11Singapore Federation of Clan Associations. By Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Drati Khamtzen : Fund-Raising Dinner



    Date: 11 Feb 2006, Sat
    Time: 7.30-9.30pm
    Venue: Singapore Federation of Clan Associations
    (397, Toa Payoh Lorong 2, next to a Mobil Station)

    DINNER PROGRAMME
  • Auction of Precious Holy Objects from Sera Je Monastery or blessed by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche
  • Offerings to1000 Monks for a Year Sponsor rice or lights offered to Sangha
  • Rare Pujas for Sponsorship for Success, Wealth, Health & Obstacles Clearing
  • Blessings for House, Corporate or Personal by Tengyurr Rinpoche and Geshe Wangdu, from Sera Je Drati
  • Brick, Roof & Pillar Sponsorship

    If you would like to help build a monk's home, we hope to see you there!


    "The first perfection is generosity...
    Using wealth as best as we can to help Dharma practitioners
    and all those in need constitutes an enormous positive activity."

    - Kalu Rinpoche, Luminous Mind


    If you would like to find out more about supporting this worthy cause, please contact Diana (HP 90020388 / email: dianalyc@pacific.net.sg ), Cheryl ( HP 81982221 ) or Siew Kee ( HP 91216946 ).

    Or you can simply do your part by forwarding this to who might be interested. Thank you for your support and kindness.

    " Let me not pray to be sheltered from dangers,
    but to be fearless in facing them.
    Let me not beg for the stilling of my pain,
    but for the heart to conquer it.
    Let me not crave in anxious fear to be saved,
    but for the patience to win my freedom. "

    ~ Shantideva ~


    All are welcome
  • Feb 14Kim San Leng Food Centre. By Singapore Buddhist Federation
    CARNIVAL OF VEGETARIAN DELICACIES



    It has been 20 years since Singapore's famous vegetarian stall Kwan Inn Vegetarian Food was first set up in 1986. For its 20th anniversary, internationally-renowned artistic master Tan Swie Hian penned the signet Guanyin Zhai.

    As Singapore Buddhist Federation is fundraising for its new building, KIVF proprietor Zhu Yunping has garnered the participation of some famous local vegetarian restaurants to hold a Vegetarian Delicacies Carnival as a show of support. The aim of the carnival is to promote healthy living through vegetarianism and to propagate Buddhist culture.

    The executive committee of SBF (Chairman Ven. Weiyan, Vice-Chairman Ven. Fazhao, Mr Li Muyuan and Secretary-General Ven. Kwang Sheng) will be present to officially launch the carnival at 9.30am.

    All proceeds will go towards the building fund of SBF building at Lorong 24A of Geylang. We look forward to your kind support to make this event a success.


    Date : 14 Feb 2006 (Tue)
    From : 10am - 5pm
    Venue : Kim San Leng Food Centre
    Blk 134, Geylang East Ave 1,
    #01-229,S'pore 380134
    Telephone : 6745 5702
    Sims Ave : Bus No: 2, 13, 21, 26, 40, 51, 67, 853C

    Please purchase tickets from:
  • Kwan Inn Vegetarian Food - Tel: 6745 5702
  • Lian Shan Shuang Lin Monastery - Tel: 6259 6924
  • Golden Pagoda Buddhist Temple - Tel:6744 4635
  • Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (Reception) - Tel:6849 5300
  • Singapore Buddhist Lodge - Tel: 6737 2630

    Jointly Organised by:
  • Divine Realm Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Eastern Highland Healthy Cake House
  • Fo You Yuan Vegatarian Restaurant
  • Grand Court Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Greenland Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Happy Realm Vegetarian Restaurant Pte Ltd
  • Just Greens Vegetarian Food
  • Kwan Inn Vegetarian Food
  • Lotus Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Miao Yi Vegatarian Restaurant Pte Ltd
  • Nature Vegatarian Delights
  • New Fut Kai Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Sea Jumbo Enterprise
  • Southern Palace Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Suya Confectionery
  • The Whole Earth Vegetarian Restaurant
  • Yuan Xiang Vegetarian Food

    Sponsored by:
  • Kim San Leng Food Centre
  • Sin Hiap Mui Pte Ltd (Tentage)

    Beneficiary:
    Singapore Buddhist Federation
    12 Ubi Avenue 1 Singapore 408932
    Tel: 6744 4635, Fax: 6747 3618


    All are welcome
  • Feb 15
    &
    Feb 22
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    Economics Professor Colin Ash on Wed Evening Program at BF


    Date: 15 Feb (Wed)
    Time: 7:30pm
    Time & Topic: Economics of the Sangha
    Time: 8:30pm Tea Break & Fellowship
    Time & Topic: 8:45pm Challenges of Running a Sangha Trust


    Date: 22 Feb (Wed)
    Time & Topic: 7:30pm Economics & Happiness
    Time: 8:30pm Tea Break & Fellowship
    Time & Topic: 8:45pm Prison Counseling

    Venue: BF Centre,
    33 Jalan Afifi #06-00, ETON House (next to Cisco centre)
    off Paya Lebar Road.

    The Speaker: Professor Colin Ash
    Dr. Colin Ash is a Professor of Economics in Reading University, UK. He has published numerous papers on Economic Forecasting and Military Manpower Economics. His latest areas of interest are Social Economics and Eonomics & Happiness.

    He also lectured at the University of Colorado, USA and currently in Singapore on a program with Singapore Management University.

    He is the Chairman of the English Sangha Trust that oversees the well-being of the Amaravati and Chithurst Forest Monasteries (headed by Ajahn Sumedho). He is also a Prison Chaplain, a Buddhist since a teenager - he now teaches meditation at the London Buddhist Society.

    Registration is NOT required, ALL are welcome For more information, please call 6842 6422

    All are welcome
    Feb 17LT19A. By Nanyang Technological University Buddhist Society
    CIA 2006 Charity Concert



    All are welcome
    Feb 18By Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Charity Dinner 2006
    In Aid of Medical Endowment Fund




    All are welcome
    Feb 25
    to
    Mar 25
    By Shan You Counselling Centre & Toa Payoh Central Community Club
    Meditation using Mind-Body Medicine Techniques
    Two-Session Meditation Packages

    Date: 25 Feb, 4, 18 & 25 Mar 2006 (Saturdays)
    Time: 2.30 to 4.00 pm (Registration at 2.00 pm)
    Venue: Toa Payoh Central Community Club
    Seminar Room #05-02, 93 Toa Payoh Central (Tel: 6252 1249)
    Registration: Download form here

    Scientific research shows that your thoughts and feelings influence your total health and vitality. Mind-body medicine provides evidence-based methods to promote health and healing for even people with a busy lifestyle. Join us in these two packages of Safe, Scientific and Non-religious meditation sessions to enhance your physical and emotional wellness.
    Package A: Relaxation Skills

    Session A1 (25 Feb - Saturday) Relaxation and Stress ControlSession A2 (4 Mar - Saturday)Concentration
  • Release your Relaxation Response as taught at Harvard Medical School.
  • Deepen your relaxation with Autogenic Training verbal commands.
  • Return to rest, comfort and your personal Point of Silence.
  • Use Breathwork to focus your mind as taught at University of Arizona College of Medicine.
  • Create mental clarity and alertness with ancient Nine-Part Breath.


  • Package B: Mindful Living

    Session B1 (18 Mar - Saturday) Quiet MindfulnessSession B2 (25 Mar - Saturday) Mindfulness in Action
  • Find inner strength through Body Scan as taught at University of Massachusetts Medical Centre.
  • Free your mind with simple Core Skill as taught at University of Toronto.
  • Rediscover miracles in everyday experiences with your effortless Being (beyond any doing).
  • Enrich your life with Mindfulness, openness and appreciation.


  • Trainer: Dr Lim Kok Kwang
    Clinical Advisor, Shan You Counselling Centre
    President, Singapore Society of Clinical Hypnosis
    Diplomate; International Academy of Behavioural Medicine, Counselling and Psychotherapy

    About the speaker


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

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



    All are welcome
    Feb 28
    to
    Nov 12
    By Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Light Offerings at Bodgaya
    FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS AND MERIT 2006
    At
    The Great Stupa of Enlightenment, Bodhgaya
    Celebrating the Four Great Buddhist Festival Days



    Join us as we offer lights, prayer flags and pujas at the holiest site in the universe. Commemorating the most significant events of Guru Shakyamuni Buddhas life, these four Festival Days are;

  • 15 Days of Miracles………….…………..28th Feb. to 14th March
  • Birth, Enlightenment & Parinirvana………………………11th June
  • Lord Buddhas First Teaching……………………………29th July
  • Descent from the God Realm of the Thirty Three…….…12th Nov.

    The merit from making any offering on these days is said by Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche to be multiplied one hundred million times

    “Those who offer one thousand lights will be reborn when Maitreya Buddha
    shows the deed of gaining enlightenment and receive his first Dharma teaching”
    “Arya Maitreya Sutra”


  • 100,000 colored electric lights are actually offered every night on these four auspicious festival days. The sponsor’s lights are offered according to Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s instructions for multiplying the offerings with Rinpoche’s extensive offering practice.
  • The monks of Namgyal Monastery perform puja’s around the sacred Bodhi tree and at Namgyal Monastery in Bodhgaya.
  • Prayer flags are offered to adorn the stupa grounds.
  • The lights are offered with the profound light offering prayer written by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

    All sponsors’ names and personal dedications are recited under the Bodhi Tree. The offerings are dedicated to the benefit of all sentient beings, world peace, preservation and spread of the pure dharma and especially for the long lives of our holy gurus, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Lama Osel Rinpoche and all FPMT teachers and lamas, for the temporal and ultimate happiness of the sponsors and their loved ones, for the obstacles of all FPMT projects to be removed and for the success of all the projects.

    The Festival of Lights and Merit supports Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s Merit Box projects,
    Our own centre and the social work projects of Root Institute.
    Offerings made in Bodhgaya are said to be eight times more powerful


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