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    March 2006

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Mar 01
    to
    May 07
    Singapore Buddhist Federation
    Singapore Celebrates Vesak


    Project Million Lotus - Growing Compassion, Harvesting Harmony

    Donate your unwanted paper
    Let us turn them into a Million Lotuses!

    Project Million Lotus is the highlight of Singapore Buddhist Federation's Vesak Celebrations.

    This project starts in March where thousands of Singaporeans will be engaged in this ground breaking, mind-bogging movement to produce 1,ooo,ooo origami paper lotuses!

    So if you have unwanted magazines & printing paper lying around, give them a new lease of life! Donate your unwanted paper to us now

    We will turn them into lotuses of good wishes & compassion! Work with us in this effort to harvest harmony and cultivate environmental consciousness!

    What Kind of Papers?
  • Magazines
  • Printing Paper
  • Foolscap Paper
    .
    .
  • Where Should You Bring Them?
    88 Recycling Kiosk
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    88 Bright Hill Road
    Singapore 574117
    http://www.kmspks.org/kmspks/getthere.htm
    (Newspaper and paper beyond folding condition will be donated to recycling kiosk)

    More about Project Million Lotus

    SBF Vesak Celebrations: 6 – 7 May 2006 @ Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza


  • Do come on down to write your aspirations and fold lotus with your loved ones and friends.
  • View how the lotuses are formed into an art installation.
  • Religious leaders will bless the lotuses at the finale on Sun, 7th May; 6pm. Come be a part of this record breaking experience!
  • Enjoy other highlights: stage performances, vegetarian fair, bathing of Prince Siddhartha, turning of prayer wheels, circumbulating the Stupa, experiencing Vesak trail, kids corner and many more activities.

    All are welcome
  • Mar 03Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall Floor 2. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Inaugural Ceremony of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery


    ~ Gratitude Connecting Lives ~


    Date: 03 .03. 2006
    Time: 9.15 am
    Venue: Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall Floor 2

    Members of the public, please proceed to the Dining Hall to view the live telecast


    All are welcome
    Mar 03Toa Payoh Central Community Club,Theatrette, Level 3 . By Shan You Counselling Centre and Toa Payoh Central Community Club
    From Loss To Love
    - Grieving with Mindfulness (Mandarin Talk and Workshops)

    This mandarin public talk seeks to help bereaved individuals alleviate their grief from the loss of a loved one, those who want to help others deal with the loss and grief of their loved one and those who are interested in the topics. The journey of loss need not be a long and winding one, join us and learn how you can help yourself or your loved ones manage emotional pain, move out of the grief process and embrace life.

    Topic 1:Completing the Grief Cycle Through Intergenerational Bonding
    Speaker: Dr. Ng Beng Yeong, Senior Consultant Psychiatrist of SGH

    Topic 2: Using Family Relationship To Manage Grief & Loss in Children & Youths
    Speaker: Ms Wang Jing, Senior Counsellor and Trainer

    Topic 3: Understanding & Supporting a Bereaved Elderly
    Speaker: Ms Yuan Fong Choo, Manager of AoXiang Counselling Service


    Date: 4th March 2006 (Saturday)
    Time: 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Fees: $5 per participant (Tea Reception)
    Venue: Toa Payoh Central Community Club,Theatrette, Level 3
    Organisers: Shan You Counselling Centre and Toa Payoh Central Community Club

    These talk and workshops are supported by Family Matters ! Singapore and Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports

    For registration and/or queries, please contact Siew Foong/Lena/ Bear at 6741 9293 or email to siewfoong@shanyou.org.sg. To find out more, visit our website at http://www.shanyou.org.sg/


    Two workshops will be conducted by senior counsellor and trainer, Wang Jing, on 8th and 15th March to help individuals better understand and manage their grief.

    All are welcome
    Mar 03
    to
    Mar 04
    Dharma Drum Singapore
    Venerable Guo Dong Public Talks & Workshop



    Venerable Guo Dong (Senior Disciple of Master Sheng-yen) will be in Singapore this March for the following events:
    Public Talk (Mandarin)
    Date: 3/3/2006 (Fri)
    Time: 7.30-9.30pm
    Topic: "How Dharma Drum Mountain propagate social charity work in and outside Taiwan?"

    Workshop (Mandarin)
    Date: 4/3/2006 (Sat)
    Time: 1.30-4.30pm
    Topic:Workshop for The Family and Person Facing Death.

    Public Talk (Mandarin)
    Date: 4/3/2006 (Fri)
    Time: 7.30-9.30pm
    Topic:"How does buddhist carry out caring work for The Dying and The Deceased?"

    If you are keen to take part in these events in our centre, you may call us at 6735 5900 or SMS 9008 6297. Otherwise, you may forward and share this message with your friends.

    Dharma Drum Singapore
    Email: ddrum@singnet.com.sg
    30 Mohamed Sultan Road
    #04-00 Lam Ann Building
    Singapore 238974
    Tel: 6735 5900
    Fax: 6735 8900


    All are welcome
    Mar 03
    to
    Mar 25
    Shan You Counselling Centre
    Workshop on "After the Ceremony, Preserving a Lasting Love"

    Warmest Greetings from Shan You Counselling Centre!

    is the master key that opens the gates of happiness.

    Love can come alive even for married couples!

  • Is your relationship with your partner less than ideal?
  • Do you find differences of opinion escalating into conflicts?
  • Would you like to delve into a deeper understanding of the art of intimacy?
  • Do you feel that your relationship can be further enriched, by understanding some time-tested & well-researched methods?

    Come and join us for this series of marital workshop entitled : "After the Ceremony, Preserving a Lasting Love" to :
  • Strengthen your marital health
  • Enhance communication skills
  • Foster bonding between couples
  • Promote family harmony
  • Experience healthy and fulfilling marital lives
  • Gain insights into challenges faced by couples and enjoy a lifetime of happiness!!!!!

    The Enrich inventory is a 165-item questionnaire developed by Dr David Olson for married couples seeking couple enrichment. Not only will the inventory keep things going in your marriage, it will also give your marriage new lift and growth. Below are the details :

    Session 1 :
    Date: 3 March 2006 (Fri)
    Time: 7pm – 10pm
    Venue: Shan You Counselling Centre
    (*Refreshment provided)

    § Introduction
    § Overview of format of 2nd and 3rd sessions
    § Completing the inventory
    § Group sharing

    Session 2
    Date: 18 March 2006 (Sat)
    Time: 2pm– 6pm
    Venue: Shan You Counselling Centre
    (*Refreshment provided)

    § Sharing the relationship strengths and growth areas with your spouse
    § Practising assertiveness and active listening
    § Providing new ways of working through problems
    § Improving your skills in resolving conflicts

    Session 3
    Date: 25 March 2006 (Sat)
    Time: 1pm – 6pm
    Venue: Shan You Counselling Centre
    (*Refreshment provided)

    § Understanding the impact of your partner’s family-of-origin
    § Effective handling of finances together
    § Developing and maintaining intimacy and sexuality
    § Sharing your personal, couple and family goals


    Fees for whole programme (3 sessions): $100 per couple
    Early bird rate if registered by 21 February 2006: $80 per couple
    Mode of Delivery: In group of eight married couples. The group work is conducted by an accredited Prepare/Enrich trainer and counsellor.

    All fees are inclusive of the $40 scoring fees for Enrich inventory and a ‘Building a Strong Marriage Workbook’.

    About the Presenters
    Mr Robin Pngis a Trainer and Psychotherapist for Pastoral Counselling Network.

    He holds a Masters Degree in Counselling (EAST) and a Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy (NUS).

    He is also a Registered Counsellor with Singapore Association for Counselling and a Certified Trainer for marriage assessment tools like PREPARE/ENRICH and FOCCUS. He is a Training Consultant with Shan You Counselling Centre and presently provides counselling and training services to various educational institutes and voluntary welfare organisations.

    Please make cheque payable to Shan You Counselling Centre and send it to
    :
    Shan You Counselling Centre
    (Block 9 Upper Boon Keng Road
    #01-960 Singapore 380009)

    with the registration slip before 27 February 2006.

    For enquiries, please contact Sandy or Jane at Shan You Counselling Centre at:
    Tel: 6741 9293, Fax: 6741 9352.
    Please kindly help us to disseminate the information to your friends and associates.


    All are welcome
  • Mar 04Tzu Chi Foundation( Singapore )
    Blood Donation Drive



    The Blood Donation Drive is back... ! Come on in to join in as life savers!

    Event : Blood Donation Drive
    Date : 04/ 03 /200 6 (Sat)
    Time : 11am-5pm
    Venue: Tzu Chi Singapore
    9, Elias Road (near Pasir Ris St 71, opposite Blk 782)


    All are welcome
    Mar 04
    to
    Apr 01
    O'Joy Care Services
    Volunteer Training Courses

    O'Joy Care Services - bringing oceans of joy to those we serve


    We provide counseling for persons above 50 years old and their caregivers regarding issues such as isolation, depression, or end-of-life concerns, and volunteers provide community support through home visits and elder sitting services.

    Upcoming Volunteer Training Courses
    We run volunteer training courses in both English and Mandarin a few times a year for our own volunteers (para-counsellors, elder sitting) and interested members of the public.

    The dates and details of the courses are as below :

    English Volunteer Training Course

    Course : English VTC Level 1
    Date : Saturday 4 March 2006
    Duration : 2.15 - 6.15 pm
    Course Fees : FOC
    Deadline : Mon 27 Feb 06

    Course : English VTC Level 2
    Date : Saturday 11 March, 18 March and 1 April 2006
    Duration : 2.15 - 6.15 pm
    Course fees : $100 per participant for public
    $30 per participant for volunteers of O'Joy Care Services
    Deadline : Mon 6 Mar 06

    Venue : O'Joy Care Services
    701 Geylang Rd Teambuild Centre
    #03-03 Singapore 389687

    Email admin@ojoy.org or call Lay Pheng or Jin Kiat at Tel: 67490190 (Mon - Fri, 8.30am - 6pm).

    Course Content:
    Level I (1 session)
  • Understanding the helping relationship - what helping is and is not
  • Understanding the process of helping - setting boundaries, how to prevent burnout,
  • Understanding the self of the helper - what it takes to be an effective helper.

    Level II (12 hours, 3 sessions)
  • Self awareness - how can we be more aware of ourselves when interacting with others
  • How to actively attend to the elderly - basic attending skills, verbal and non-verbal
  • Engaging the elderly - how to actively listen to them?
  • How to empathise and connect with the elderly - Communication skills and techniques in counselling:
    a) Listening skills
    b) Reflecting skills
    c) Questioning techniques - do's and don'ts
    d) Clarifying skills

    Trainer Profile:
    Ms Teo Puay Leng has more than 14 years of experience in managing community services working with the disadvantaged groups, counselling and training. She has conducted training for the National Council of Social Services, Social Service Training Institute, Ministry Of Manpower, Voluntary Welfare Organisations and Community Groups. She is currently the Executive Director of O'Joy Care Services.

    O'Joy Care Services
    701 Geylang Road
    Teambuild Centre
    #03-03 Singapore 389687
    Tel: +65 67490190
    Fax: +65 67421909
    Website: www.ojoy.org

    ~Bringing oceans of joy to those we serve~


    All are welcome
  • Mar 11
    to
    Mar 19
    Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    9 Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat


    Date : Sat 11 Mar ~ Sun 19 Mar 06 (check in @ 9am)
    Venue : 33B Lowland Road (near Kovan MRT Stn )
    Teacher : Sayadaw U Pannanthami
    Fee : By Donation.

    We welcome devotees to sponsor for the 2 way air flight of the teacher, rental of the premises and meals incurred during the retreat . (estimated $3000/-)

    If you are interested pls register early as vacancies are limited. Priorities would be given to those who have completed Beginner Meditation Course conducted by VMC or those practising in the tradition of the late Mahasi Sayadaw.

    The retreat programme and application forms are attached for your perusal.

    Successful applicants would be notified by email or phone.

    Biography of Trainer
    Born in Myanmar in 1948, Sayadaw U Pannathami received higher ordination at the age of twenty. In his early years, Sayadaw had practiced meditation under illustrious masters, notably the late Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw and Sayadaw U Pandita.

    Sayadaw had many years of experience guiding meditators, easterners and westerners alike, particularly in the practice of Insight (Vipassana) meditation. He had carried the torch of Dhamma to many countries: Malaysia, Singapore, Australia, Canada, USA and UK and is well respected for his skillful guidance, loving-kindness and compassion.



    All are welcome
    Mar 12
    and
    Mar 19
    Tisarana Buddhist Association
    Dhamma talk by Venerable Raja


    Venue: Ti-Sarana Buddhist Association
    90 Duku Road, Singapore
    Telephone: 6345 6741


    Date: 12.3.06. Sunday
    Time: 1.00 pm-2.30 pm
    Topic: The Practical Aspect of Dhamma in Daily Life

    Date: 19.3.06, Sunday
    Time: 1.00pm-2.30 pm
    Topic: Right & Wrong Views about Meditation

    Speaker: Venerable Raja

    About the Speaker
    Venerable Raja is a Singaporean by birth. He is 48 years of age. His spiritual mentor is the late founder of Mangala Vihara, Venerable Mahaweero. Venerable. Raja taught Abhidhamma in Mangala Vihara Buddhist Temple from 1993 to 2002.

    Towards the end of 2002 he went forth to pursue further into meditation. In 2004, he went to Myanmar to practice Vipassana Meditation at Mahasi Meditation Centre in Yangon. He was ordained by Venerable Sayadaw U Jatila Nakaya Maha Thera, who is also his meditation teacher.

    Currently. Venerable Raja is with Satipattana Meditation Centre, which is lead by Sayadaw Rajinda from Myanmar. The Venerable actively promotes Theravada Buddhism to the Chinese community in Singapore and Malaysia. He conducts meditation and gives Abhidhamma talk in Mandarin in the Centre.



    All are welcome
    Mar 12Ksitigarbha Compassion Lodge (Ci Xiu Zang Lin)
    One-Day Retreat

    Ksitigarbha Compassion Lodge is organizing a One-Day Retreat on :-
    Date: 12 March 2006 (Sunday)
    Time: 8.30a.m.-8.00p.m.

    We invite you to participate in this meaningful event with your family and friends. There will be a rehearsal on 11 March 2006 (Saturday), where you will have an opportunity to learn about traditional Mahayana meal liturgy and Buddhist ceremonial etiquette, etc.

    For enquiries and registration, please call 9-742-6765 or 9-873-1188.

    In addition to the abovementioned event, we also welcome everyone to join us in our weekly activities:
    Fridays (8.00 p.m.): Chanting of the Sutra of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha's Fundamental Vows
    Sundays (2.00 p.m.): Repentance of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva
    Last Sunday of each month (10.00 a.m.): Confession Liturgy of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva and Grand Offering to Buddhas

    Our location:
    Ksitigarbha Compassion Lodge (Ci Xiu Zang Lin)
    Address: 9 Geylang Lorong 29
    #03/04-02 Singapore 388065
    Telephone: 6-744-6430
    Fax: 6-744-2945
    Email: cixiuzl@singnet.com.sg



    All are welcome
    Mar 13
    to
    May 15
    Ven Hong Choon Memorial Hall Floor 4. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Insight Meditation
    Guided by Ven Chuan Ren
    Based on 4 Foundations of Mindfulness



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

    Date: 13/3/2006 to 15/05/2006, Every Monday
    Time: 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
    Venue: 4th Floor, Ven Hong Choon Memorial Hall Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Course Offering:
    $22
    Medium of Instruction: English with Chinese translation
    Registration form: [ Download ] and also available at

    Awareness Place Well Being Centre
    #03-39 Bras Basah Complex
    Tel: 6336 5067

    Reception Office
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    88, Bright Hill Road
    Tel: 6849 5300


    E-submission:apmc@awarenessplace.com
    Closing Date: 27/2/2006
    REGISTER NOW! * Free for Sangha, Students, NSF, Health & Social Workers and Senior Citizens.

    About the Teacher
    Venerable Chuan Ren has been in Taiwan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, etc. practicing meditation. He has spent years in Myanmar, learning & practicing this Vipassana meditation under the tradition of the late great master Mahasi Sayadaw.

    Venerable Chuan Ren does regular retreats and studies with his master Venerable Chammyay Sayadaw in Myanmar to continuously improve his understanding of this profound method. A simple monk, his explanation of Vipassana is direct & clear, guiding you systematically to understand and eventually, let you taste the fruit of meditation directly yourself.

    All are welcome
    Mar 13Dharma Resonance
    New! Embrace @ Dharma Resonance
    (Journey within Through Arts and Music)



    New! Embrace (Journey Within Through Arts and Music)
    Dharma Resonance @ 11.03.06



    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 Arts,Hymns,Skit,Poems etc.May all be touch by the Spiritual Vibes within.

    Highlights:

    Inspiring Musical Recital "Embrace"

    When your heart becomes spacious, you can embrace and transform everything.

    A recital about a girl who found purpose and guidance in her most traumatic times through an enlightening dream. Let us enter a realm of joy, peace and beauty to open our hearts, and find the strength to embrace and transform all things that come our way.

    Featuring: Master Art pieces by Holistic Artist Yen ,

    Poems by Thich Nhat Hanh ,

    "Live" Hymns & Music by Bodhicitta ,

    Talented dance and drama artist.

    Journey Within Through Arts and Music

    Immerse yourself in a refreshing and holistic, music and artistic environment.Bring back beauty and poise though Arts expression in a dimmension long lost in our harsh reality.Discover yourself, in this inspirational and rejuvenating experience for everyone through this inner self journey of reflection and peace.

    Featuring: "Live" Art demostration by Holistic Artist ~Yen

    Paticipate in expressional drawing with guidance from Holistic Artist~Yen

    "Live" Musical sound spa by Bodhicitta .

    Sharing of the Journey within.

    Join us on 11 Mar 2006 (Sat), 3pm - 5pm @ Awareness Place Well-Being Centre , let us share with you the message of compassion, love and hope by the Buddha through Arts, Hymns, Skit, Poems.

    Sharing Groups: Yen , Bodhicitta [Details ]

    Confirm your participation by emailing your name, contact no, address to signup@dharmaresonance.com or contact us
    Karamen Office: 6849 5323 HP: 96937972 or
    Bear Office:6741 9293 HP: 9022 3435

    Donation: $20/pax , $18/pax [For 2 and above]
    $15/pax [ For Students, NS men, Senior Citizen]
    [Inclusive of Drawing materials and Drink]

    A Recap of our previous event:

    Spiritual Countdown with Dharma Resonance
    (31/12/05 event)
    http://www.dharmaresonance.com/gallery/index.htm

    A Heartwarming Full House !! (31/12/05)

    Thank you for hearing us...

    [Snap shots ][Music Clips ][Video Clips ]



    All are welcome
    Mar 19Palelai Buddhist Temple
    DHAMMA TALK by Venerable Luang Por Piak


    Date : Sunday, March 19, 2006
    Venue : Palelai Buddhist Temple @ Bedok Walk, Bedok.
    (nearest mrt Tanah Merah, transfer to bus # 9)
    Time : 7.30pm

    Once again, we are very delighted & honoured to inform that Venerable Luang Por Piak (30 Vassa), a disciple of Venerable Ajahn Chah, presently Abbot of Wat Fa Kram (Cittabhavanaram), Pathum Thani, Thailand & his entourage of 5/6 monks has accepted the invitation by Venerable Ajahn Mahañano to come for a dhamma tour of Malaysia cum Singapore.

    Venerable Luang Por Piak will arrive on 11/3/2006 and will be in Penang for a few days and then travel south and will be in Singapore by 18/3/2006.

    Venerable LP Piak will be giving a Dhamma Talk @ Mahindarama Buddhist Temple on 12/3/2006 @ 8.00pm. All are welcome to join Luan Por Piak for an evening of Dhamma Talk and Q&As session after the talk.

    Luang Por Piak's schedule for the Dhamma tour is as follows:-

    11-3-2006 Sat ARRIVAL IN PENANG
  • 11.15 AM DANA @ PEACE HOUSE (tentative)
    12-3-2006 Sun
  • 7.25 AM PINDAPATA @ BALIK PULAU
  • 9.00 AM DANA @ BALIK PULAU BUDDHIST HERMITAGE
  • 8.00 PM DHAMMA TALK @ WISMA MAHINDA

    13-3-2006 Mon AM HOUSE DANA IN PENANG
    14-3-2006 Tues AM HOUSE DANA IN SEBERANG JAYA
    15-3-2006 Wed AM DANA IN IPOH
    16-3-2006 Thurs PM DHAMMA TALK @ KAJANG
    17-3-2006 Fri LEAVING FOR ULU TILAM
    18-3-2006 Sat AM DANA @ ULU TILAM
    & LEAVING FOR S'PORE


    19-3-2006 Sun DHAMMA TALK @ SINGAPORE (Palelai Buddhist Temple)
    20-3-2006 Mon DEPART

    * the above schedule are subject to change (ANICCA)

    Please do not miss this rare & precious opportunity to meet with Great Teacher and listen to the dhamma & perform meritorius deeds! Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

    Please help to disseminate the good news around so that more people can benefit.

    All are welcome
  • Mar 22Science Faculty, LT27. By National University of Singapore Buddhist Society
    Dhamma talk

    Venerable Hai Tao from Taiwan will be visiting Singapore next week and we are very pleased to be able to invite Shifu and Venerable Chuan Xi to NUS to give a Dhamma talk.

    The information are as follow:

    Topic: Let the World be filled with Love
    Date: 22nd March 2006
    Time: 1830hrs - 2130hrs
    Venue: Science Faculty, LT27*
    *Please alight at Bouna Vista MRT, cross the bridge and take bus service 95 in front of the MOE building.

    Please take note that if you are coming, let Cindy @ HP 98550075 know how many tickets you will need so that she may reserve the tickets for you and your friends.

    For your convenience, you may collect the tickets from Cindy on the day itself.

    All are welcome
    Mar 24Ksitigarbha Compassion Lodge (Ci Xiu Zang Lin)
    Dharma talks on "Buddhist Philosophy of Life and Death"

    There will be a series of Dharma talks on “Buddhist Philosophy of Life and Death” at Ksitigarbha Compassion Lodge, commencing:-
    Date:: 24 March 2006
    Time: 8.00pm every Friday.

    We also welcome everyone to join us in our weekly activities:

    Date: Fridays
    Time: 8.00pm
    Topic: Chanting of the Sutra of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha's Fundamental Vows

    Date: Sundays
    Time:2.30pm
    Topic: Repentance of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva

    Last Sunday of each month
    Time:10.00am
    Topic: Confession Liturgy of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva and Grand Offering to the Buddhas

    Our location:
    Ksitigarbha Compassion Lodge (Ci Xiu Zang Lin)
    Address: 9 Geylang Lorong 29
    #03/04-02 Singapore 388065
    Telephone: 6-744-6430
    Fax: 6-744-2945
    Email: cixiuzl@singnet.com.sg



    All are welcome
    Mar 26 Man Fut Tong Nursing Home
    Savour Our International and Local Vegatarian Fiesta


    We Believe in Quality Care for Quality of Life
    "Help Us, Help More People"


    MRT Route : NorthSouth Line , Alight at N9- Woodland MRT Station.
    BUS Route : Bus 911 from Woodland Interchange (Berth 8). Alight after 5 bus stops.
    Venue: Man Fut Tong Nursing Home
    20 Woodlands Street 82
    Singapore 738507
    Tel: 63683301
    Fax: 63686303
    Website: www.mft.org.sg

    All are welcome



     

    April 2006

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Apr 01
    to
    May 07
    Singapore Buddhist Federation
    Singapore Celebrates Vesak


    Project Million Lotus - Growing Compassion, Harvesting Harmony

    Donate your unwanted paper
    Let us turn them into a Million Lotuses!

    Project Million Lotus is the highlight of Singapore Buddhist Federation's Vesak Celebrations.

    This project starts in March where thousands of Singaporeans will be engaged in this ground breaking, mind-bogging movement to produce 1,ooo,ooo origami paper lotuses!

    So if you have unwanted magazines & printing paper lying around, give them a new lease of life! Donate your unwanted paper to us now

    We will turn them into lotuses of good wishes & compassion! Work with us in this effort to harvest harmony and cultivate environmental consciousness!

    What Kind of Papers?
  • Magazines
  • Printing Paper
  • Foolscap Paper
    .
    .
  • Where Should You Bring Them?
    88 Recycling Kiosk
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    88 Bright Hill Road
    Singapore 574117
    http://www.kmspks.org/kmspks/getthere.htm
    (Newspaper and paper beyond folding condition will be donated to recycling kiosk)

    More about Project Million Lotus

    SBF Vesak Celebrations: 6 - 7 May 2006 @ Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza


  • Do come on down to write your aspirations and fold lotus with your loved ones and friends.
  • View how the lotuses are formed into an art installation.
  • Religious leaders will bless the lotuses at the finale on Sun, 7th May; 6pm. Come be a part of this record breaking experience!
  • Enjoy other highlights: stage performances, vegetarian fair, bathing of Prince Siddhartha, turning of prayer wheels, circumbulating the Stupa, experiencing Vesak trail, kids corner and many more activities.

    All are welcome
  • Apr 01
    to
    Apr 02
    By Awareness Place Meditation Centre
    2 DAY WORKSHOP By Professor Cheng Chen Huang

    [A widely-acclaimed renowned Buddhist scholar and practitioner] An antidote specially for the stressed-up lifestyle of today. Learn how to improve your quality of life while still remaining busy.


    Date: 1 & 2 April 06
    Time:: 9.30am to 5.00pm (Daily)
    Venue:: Awareness Place (Well-being) Centre
    Blk 231 Bain St
    #03-39 Bras Basah Complex
    Singapore 180231
    Closing Date:: 27th March 2006
    Course Offering:: $60 inclusive of refreshments.
    Registration:
  • Reception, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
  • Awareness Place Well Being
  • Online at website.
    Enquiry: 6336 5067
    Form Download: click [ Here]

    All are welcome
  • Apr 02
    to
    Apr 06
    Buddhist Fellowship
    Dhamma Talk



    Dhamma Talks ByBhikkhuni Bodhi @ Venerable Chun Yi
    Date: 2 Apr 06
    Time: 11AM to 1230PM
    Speaker: Bhikkhuni Bodhi @ Venerable Chun Yi
    Venue: BF
    Topic: Bring out the Bodhisattva in you - The Six Paramitas In Action

    Dhamma Talks By Venerable Aggacitta -
    Venerable Aggacitta, Abbot of Sasanarakkha Monastery, Taiping will be giving the following talks at BF Centre:

    Date: 4th April, Tues
    Time: 7:30pm
    Venue: Palelai Buddhist Temple
    Topic: "Dhamma Talk & Discussion on Meditation"

    Date: 5 Apr 06 (Wed)
    Time: 7:30pm
    Venue: BF
    Topic: Dhamma Talk "Mindfulness and Its Benefits"

    Date: 6 Apr 06 (Thur)
    Time:7:30pm
    Venue: BF
    Topic:Dhamma Talk "Right Intention and Right Effort"

    Note: 6 April 06, 11am - Lunch Dana @ BF

    Venue: 33, Jalan Afifi
    Eton House #06-01/03
    Singapore 409180
    (next to Cisco at Paya Lebar Road)


    All are welcome
    Apr 09
    to
    May 14
    By Brahm Education Centre
    Dhamma Classes for Children

    Have you ensured that your child is also educated in the Dhamma so that too will uncover the truths that will help them through life as they grow up? Don't leave it to chances.

    Buddhist Fellowship's Rahula College is pleased to offer a module on "WHAT THE BUDDHA TAUGHT" to children.

    This module will consist of 6 lessons every Sunday from 9th April till 14 May.

    There will be two sets of classes
    Time: 10am & 11am)
    Class: JUNIOR (Pri 1 - 3) and SENIOR (Pri 4 - 6)
    Class Limit: 25 students
    Fees: $30 per student (book provided) and $20 for the Rahula College polo-shirt.

    It is highly recommended for parents to attend the Sunday Morning Service held during the same time so that they are able to support their children's learning of the Dhamma.

    To sign up, please submit your registration at the BF Centre. For more information, please email to brahm@singnet.com.sg or call 6842 6422



    All are welcome
    Apr 14
    to
    Apr 19
    Camp Christine. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Meditation Retreat


    The meditation retreat starts on Good Friday, 14th of April (NOT March as stated in the newsletter) You can stay up all the way up until 22nd April. Limited to 40 men and 40 women for comfort.

    Ajahn Cattamalo, Deputy Abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery, will be conducting the retreat.

    It will be held at Camp Christine, Jalan Bahtera (off Lim Chu Kang) where you have plenty of open space to do walking meditation. The environment is VERY quiet.

    Biography:
    Ajahn Cattamalo is a German, trained in Ajahn Chah's forest tradition in Thailand. He is the deputy Abbot at Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery in Western Australia. His style of teaching is no-nonsense and straight to the point. "I like to say things as they are" are the words of Ajahn Cattamalo.



    All are welcome
    Apr 17
    to
    Apr 20
    Singapore Tai Pei Organisations and Pureland Marketing
    Public Talks:
    "Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life: Chapter 1"
    by Venerable Thubten Chodron



    Date: April 17-20, Mon-Thur
    Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Topic: Public Talks: "Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life: Chapter 1"
    Venue: Tai Pei Buddhist Centre.
    No. 2 Lavender Street. (near Lavender MRT station).

    Free admission. No registration required.

    Jointly organised by Pureland Marketing and Tai Pei Buddhist Centre.

    For details, contact

    Pureland Marketing:
    483 Sims Ave (near Geylang).
    Tel: 6297-4747 or 6297-4646

    For details, contact Leila. Email: prasit@pacific.net.sg or Tel: 6746 8435

    If you wish to offer lunch dana on Thur Apr 20th or Tue Apr 25th, please contact Hwee Leng at hweeleng@thubtenchodron.org or 6489-5646 by Monday 10th Apr.

    All are welcome
    Apr 21
    to
    Apr 22
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Living Dharma Public Talk Series 2006
    by Venerable Thubten Chodron


    Topic: Living a Meaningful Life
    Date: 21/4/06, Friday
    Venue: 4th Floor, Hall of No Form,
    Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery.
    Time : 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

    All of us want our life to be meaningful and worthwhile.

    Topics included in the talk:
  • Good values to live by so that we can be at peace with ourselves and live harmoniously with others.
  • How to balance material and spiritual advancement in our lives.
  • The role of education and of social service in making our lives meaningful.
  • How to avoid regret and cultivate contentment and joy.

    **********

    Topic:Faith and Inquiry: The Path to Wisdom and Compassion
    Date:22/4/06, Saturday
    Venue: 4th Floor, Hall of No Form,
    Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery.
    Time : 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm.

    We often think of faith and inquiry as opposites, but in fact they complement each other well.

    Topics included in the talk:
  • What is faith?
  • What are the various types of faith? Blind faith is not part of the Buddha's teachings.

    Questioning is important.
  • Why inquiry, investigation and learning important and how they work together to help us progress spiritually.
  • We need to be both wise and compassionate to live happily and to attain spiritual qualities and realizations.


    Venerable Thubten Chodron inspired many during her last visit in 2004.

    Don't take the risk to wait for another 2 years!

    Be There!

    For further enquiries tel: 6849 5300 or www.kmspks.org

    All are welcome
  • Apr 23
    to
    Apr 24
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Purifying the Mind: Vajrasattva Retreat
    Workshop with Teachings on Emptiness ( 2-Day Workshop )
    by Venerable Thubten Chodron


    Date: April 23 to April 24
    Time: 10am to 4.30pm (Daily)
    Venue: Ven Hong Choon Memorial Hall (3rd Floor)
    Tel: 6336 5067, 6849 5300 (Registration required)
    Closing Date: 9th April 06
    Course Offering: $50 (Inclusive of lunch & refreshments)
    Registration: KMSPKS Reception / Awareness Place Well Being Centre / Online
    Form Download: Click [ Here]

    Biography of Speaker:
    Venerable Thubten Chodron grew up near Los Angeles, born in 1950. She graduated with a B.A. in History from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1971. After travelling through Europe, North Africa and Asia for one and a half year, she received a teaching credential and went to the University to do post - graduate work in Education while working as a teacher in the Los Angeles City School System.

    In 1975, she attended a meditation course given by Venerable Lama Yeshe and Venerable Zopa Rinpoche, and subsequently went to their monastery in Nepal to continue to study and practice Buddha's teaching. In 1977, she received the novice ordination and in 1986, went to Taiwan to take the Bhikshuni (Full Ordination). She studied and practiced Buddhism of the Tibetan tradition for many years in India and Nepal, and directed the spiritual program at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Italy for nearly two years. She studied three years at Dorje Pamo Monastery in France and was resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Center in Singapore.

    Venerable Chodron was a co - organizer of Life as a Western Buddhist Nun, and took part in the conferences of Western Buddhist teachers with H.H. the Dalai Lama in 1993 and 1994. She currently live and teaches in Seattle with Dharma Friendship Foundation and continues to travel worldwide to teach Dharma. Her books include Open Heart, Clear Mind,What Color Is Your Mind? , Taming the Monkey Mind, I Wonder Why, Working with Anger, Glimpse of Reality & Blossoms of the Dharma.

    Ven. Chodron's latest project is to set up Sravasti Abbey : a place where monastics and those preparing for ordination can learn and practice according to the teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

    Sravasti Abbey is now incorporated in the State of Idaho, and with the help of people from Treasure Valley Dharma Friends in Boise and people from Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle, we are looking for land in Idaho. We have found a property in Cascade that has possibilities. I will do a month retreat in Cascade this winter to test out what it's like to live with lots of snow, as this will impact our decision. Meanwhile, we continue to look in other areas of the state, and if someone offers land elsewhere in the country, we'll certainly consider it.



    All are welcome
    Apr 23Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Blood Donation Drive

    The Gift of your lifeblood is the hope of the needy tomorrow



    Open Up Your Hearts
    Donate Blood



    Date: Sunday 23 April 2006
    Time: 10.00am to 4.00pm
    Venue: Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    105 Punggol Road Singapore 546636
    Telephone: 6489 8161

    Please bring along your NRIC or blood donation card for registration. Non-Singaporean, please produce your passport or Work Permit Card.

    All are welcome
    Apr 25Buddhist Library , The
    Public Talks:
    "To Bear the Unbearable: The Bodhisattva Practice of Patience"
    by Venerable Thubten Chodron



    Date: April 25, Tue
    Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Topic: Public Talk: "To Bear the Unbearable: The Bodhisattva Practice of Patience"
    Venue: The Buddhist Library
    Nos. 2 & 4 Lorong 24A Geylang

    Free admission. No registration required.

    For details, contact Leila. Email: prasit@pacific.net.sg or Tel: 6746 8435

    If you wish to offer lunch dana on Thur Apr 20th or Tue Apr 25th, please contact Hwee Leng at hweeleng@thubtenchodron.org or 6489-5646 by Monday 10th Apr.

    All are welcome
    Apr 27
    to
    Jun 15
    O'Joy Care Services
    Caring for Someone with Dementia - A Group Work for Caregivers (Mandarin)


    Date: 27 April -- 4, 11, 18, 25 May --1, 8, 15 June 2006
    Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
    English Brochure : www.TheDailyEnlightenment.com/temp/sy4.pdf
    Chinese Brochure : www.TheDailyEnlightenment.com/temp/sy5.pdf

    O'Joy Care Services, one of the three social service organisations selected to provide Care Coordinator services, a new caregiver support initiative in our local community, will be organising a caregivers group work in Mandarin on "Caring for Someone with Dementia".

    The objectives of the group work include providing a supportive environment for caregivers to express and address some of their concerns in care-giving, fostering mutual support among group members and facilitating learning from one another and from professionals, practical and case-specific care-giving skills.

    Caregivers will meet for 8 two-hourly sessions. During these sessions, some key topics to be covered include accepting and understanding dementia, communicating to persons with dementia, knowing own strengths and limitations as well as self care.

    For more information and registration, please refer to brochures (available in English and Mandarin).

    O'Joy Care Services
    701 Geylang Rd
    #03-03 Teambuild Centre
    Singapore 389687
    Tel : 6749 0190
    Fax: 6742 1909
    Website: www.ojoy.org

    ~Bringing oceans of joy to those we serve~




    All are welcome
    Apr 29Hall of Great Compassion. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Vesak Celebration 2550BE: Candle Light Offering and Vow-Making



    All are welcome
    Apr 30Tzu Chi Foundation( Singapore )
    Free Health Screening


    Would you like to know more and better about your health condition?
    We welcome you to participate in the free health screening organized by Tzu Chi; together, we'll lead a healthier life

    ­
    Event: Tzu Chi Free Health Screening
    Date: 30 April 2006
    Time: 0900 ¨C 1600
    Venue: 3F, Jingsi Hall , Tzu Chi Foundation
    Address: 9, Elias Road, Singapore 519937
    (Opposite Blk 782, Pasir Ris St 71)
    Hotline: 65829958
    Items: blood pressure checks, blood glucose level checks, blood cholesterol level checks, pulse check, body weight/height measurements, urine tests, eyesight tests and temperature checks.
    Also: Western and Chinese physicians for medical consultation

    What is depression? Can it be prevented or cured?
    We welcome you to attend a talk by psychiatrists from Institute of Mental Health and Tzu Chi volunteers on depression and how to prevent and cure it on the same day of the health screening. Please feel free to stay on for the talk after your screening or to come earlier to enjoy the talk.

    Lecture : About Depression
    Venue : Jingsi Hall, Level 2 (Flower arrangement classroom)
    Time :
  • Session 1 ¨C 10 am ¨C 12 pm
  • Session 2 ¨C 2 pm ¨C 4.30pm (Please choose the one you prefer)
    Hotline : 65829958

    All are welcome



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