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    September 2006

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Sep 01Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple
    Secret of a Good Relationship

    A Dhamma talk will be given by Venerable K. Rathanasara under the topic of 'Secret of a Good Relationship'

    Date: 01st of September [Friday]
    Time: 8:30pm
    Venue: Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple (30-C St Michael's Road).

  • How to have a good relationship in your working place, with your partner, with friends and relatives?
  • How to be a friendly, attractive, nice person whom every one likes?
  • Ten kinds of profits that you can enjoy here and now, through practising Buddhist techniques.

    If you lean to practise this techniques, you may not need sleeping tablets for a comfortable sleep, no need to spend a lot of money to have a beautiful and charming face, no need to run after the friends, but they will come after you, you will be popular among your friends, relatives and not only that, even among non-human beings.

  • But what is this technique?
  • A powerful Mantra?
  • A Miracle?

    Come and check it out yourself.

    All are welcome
  • Sep 02Tzu Chi Foundation Singapore.
    Blood Donation Drive




    The blood donation drive is back! You just need to spend about half an hour to save a life!

    The target this time is 200 bags­. So please come together with your friends and family members to support us!

    Do come as early as possible¡­(always more crowded in the afternoon)

    Event : Blood Donation Drive
    Date : 2 Sept 2006 (Sat)
    Time : 11am-5pm
    Venue : Tzu Chi Jing Si Hall
    9, Elias Road (opposite Blk 782, Pasir Ris St 71)

    For more information or activities info of Tzu Chi, kindly click the following link: www.tzuchi.org.sg/main.html

    All are welcome
    Sep 02
    to
    Sep 03
    4th floor, Hall of No Form, Ven. Hong Choon Memorial Hall. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Insight (Vipassana) Meditation Retreat by Sayadaw U Rajinda



    This retreat is organised specially for those who have completed the "Insight Meditation Course'". We are looking forward to his teachings and your participation. Please see below for more detail.:-

    Date: 02/09/2006 to 03/09/2006, Saturday & Sunday
    Time: 8.30am to 9.00pm (Stay out)
    Venue: 4th floor, Hall of No Form, Ven. Hong Choon Memorial Hall,
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    * Retreat Offering: $32
    Medium of Instruction: English (Chinese translation)
    * 8 Precepts Observance will be given (Optional)

    Registration form is downloadable at here and available at
  • Awareness Place Well Being Centre #03-39 Bras Basah Complex Tel:6336 5067
  • Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (Reception Office) 88, Bright Hill Road Tel: 68495300

    E-submission the form: SEMD@kmspks.org

    Closing Date: 20/08/2006 REGISTER NOW! * Free for Sangha, Students, NSF, Health & Social worker and Senior Citizens (60 & above).

    All are welcome
  • Sep 02Sentosa Tanjong Beach.By Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Celebration of Togetherness


    Celebration of Togetherness at Sentosa Tanjong Beach on Sat 2 Sept 2006 from 3 - 9.30pm.

    Only $18 per person include food and transport.Children below the age of 3 is free. $18 does not include the entrance fee into Sentosa

    Sign up now with Iris Teh (HP 96966126) or Cecilia Tsong (67755750) or email to care4abc@yahoo.com.sg

    All are welcome
    Sep 07Tzu Chi Foundation Singapore.
    Do you have the code for a Happy Family?

    There is this Talk Towards a Happy Life, presented by Tzu Chi Singapore, this coming Thursday, for you to find out the answer.

    Event: Talk- Code for a Happy Family (in mandarin)

    Speaker: Bro Wen Qingxuan (Person Incharge of Tzu Chi Liaison Office, Gold Coast, Australia)
    Date: 7 September 2006 (Thurs)
    Time: 1930 ¨C 2130
    Venue: 3F, Jingsi Hall , Tzu Chi Foundation
    Address: 9, Elias Road, Singapore 519937 (Opposite Blk 782, Pasir Ris St 71)
    Hotline: 65829958
    For more information about the talk, kindly click the following link: http://www.tzuchi.org.sg/popup/talk/talk.htm

    All are welcome
    Sep 08
    &
    Sep 10
    Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    Dharma Moments with Venerable Abhinyana

    "Ask, examine, inquire & reflect; don't simply believe!"

    "There is a great need to redefine religion in terms of the way we live today, for religion-like society-exists for the individual, not the other way around; it is, or should be, a thing we can make use of, not something that crushes us or forces us into 'jelly-moulds' of undifferentiated conformity."


    Through Dharma discourses, Venerable Abhinyana will share his understanding of Buddhism, particularly through a non-sectarian and un-dogmatic approach.

    Venerable Abhinyana was born in England in 1946, raised as a Christian. In his many travels to Asia since 1965, Venerable stumbled across Buddhism in India in 1970 and decided to become a monk. Since then, Venerable has been extensively traveling all over Asia, giving teachings and writing articles and journals. In addition to Asia, Venerable gave teachings in Australia, US and Canada.

    Venerable Abhinyana's collection of articles and his recently completed book, "So Many Roads - Journey of a Wanderer" can be found in .

    Session 1: Friday 8 Sep 06 7.30pm - 9.00pm

    Session 2: Sunday 10 Sep 06 10.00pm - 11.30am

    Venue: Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    567A Balestier Road
    Singapore 329884
    (bus no. 21, 130, 131, 131A, 145, 186)
    Registration: By Invitation Only
    Email : tanchyehin@yahoo.com with your name and contact number to confirm your invitation
    Enquiries: tanchyehin@yahoo.com

    BIODATA OF (REV.) ABHINYANA
    Ø Born in England 1946.
    Ø Raised a Christian, but left Christianity when I left school.
    Ø From childhood, I always wanted to go to India. There were no family-connections with that country, but it called me. It wasn't until years later that I first got there.
    Ø In 1965, I left England for the first time, and began my extensive world-travels.
    Ø Encountered Islam when I went to Turkey in 1967; impressed with Muslim architecture.
    Ø Stumbled across Buddhism in India in 1970; it made complete sense; decided to become a monk.
    Ø At the end of 1970, I went to Australia to inform my parents that I'd be going back to India to become a monk.
    Ø Left Australia in '71 to Indonesia. Stayed in many temples in Java and Sumatra; that's where I learned how to chant in Pali.
    Ø From Medan to Penang in 1971. Stayed in MBMC (Malaysian Buddhist Meditation Centre).
    Ø Spent some months in a cave-temple in Ipoh. Returned to Penang in '72 to ordain in Theravada there. Shortly afterwards, went to Thailand for a year. Found Thai Buddhism too narrow; it had become a thing of tradition centuries ago, and wasn't something to live by.
    Ø Returned to Malaysia in '73; spent almost a year in Taiping Buddhist Society.
    Ø Retuned to India in '74.
    Ø Australia, '75/'76.
    Ø My first visit to Malacca, 1976. Stayed in Seck Kia Eenh. Took Chinese robes in Phor Kark See, Singapore, on the condition that I didn't want to be a Mahayana monk, any more than I wanted to be a Theravada monk. The Ven. Hong Choon said that as long as I was vegetarian and preached Dharma, it was alright. Met Goh Hock Guan in Malacca, and maintained contact with him and his family since then. He Took Refuge from me.
    Ø In 1979, went to Philippines, intending to spend maybe 3 months there, but I became involved with the Vietnamese boat-people and spent 5 years in the Refugee Camps there. I also spent some time working in the jails of Manila.
    Ø In Philippines, I wrote my first book, "Keys For Refugees", to encourage the Vietnamese Buddhists to keep their religion and not to succumb to the pressures of the Christian missions to convert. I continued writing from then, and to date have written 12 books.
    Ø '80's / '90's, I criss-crossed Malaysia, giving talks in every state. My talks were translated in places where people didn't know much English.
    Ø Spent several years in Australia.
    Ø Made several long trips in the US and Canada. Went to India and Nepal again. Even went to Pakistan to visit the ancient Buddhist places; had a good time there ~ people friendly and hospitable.
    Ø This year, I returned to Malacca to keep an appointment with Goh Hock Guan. He and his family will celebrate my 60th birthday this month. I sometimes wonder how I managed to reach this point.


    Life is like a river ~
    Straight, it seldom flows,
    But twists and turns and winds about,
    As on and on it goes.


    All are welcome
    Sep 09
    to
    Sep 10
    Karma Choying Kunkyab Ling
    Third "Learning, Contemplation and Practice" Dharma Camp



    "All Bodhisattvas attained enlightenment through Learning, Contemplation and Practice. It is through listening, contemplation and practice that the right view, right practice, devotion and aspiration become unwavering and unshakable."

    As a continous effort to cultivate "Learning, Contemplation and Practice" in Dharma, KCKL is again honored to bring you the 3rd "Learning, Contemplation & Practice" Dharma Camp this September.

    Like the previous Dharma Camps that were brought to you in 2004 and 2005, the aim is to provide fellow Dharma Brothers / Sisters on the essence of Buddha's teachings and applying them in our daily life.

    The Presentation & Discussion Topics include:
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    1. TWO TRUTHS: RELATIVE & ULTIMATE TRUTHS

    2. MILAREPA'S DOHA: Doha on Relative Practices

    3. 37 BODHISATTVA PRACTICES (EXTRACT)

    4. 12 LINKS & DEPENDANT ORIGINATION

    Date : 9th - 10th Sep 2006
    Time : 2:30 pm - 9:30 pm (9th Sep 06 Saturday)
    10:30 am - 6:00 pm (10th Sep 06 Sunday)
    Venue : Karma Choying Kunkyab Ling (Yeo's Building)
    Registration : 1st Aug 2006 onwards at KCKL
    Fees: $10/- (Meals Included)

    All are welcome
    Sep 09
    to
    Sep 10
    Singapore Buddhist Mission and sponspored by Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
    ~ Public Talks by Ven. Mahinda ~



    DAY 01 :
    "The Purpose & Meaning in Life"
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    Date: 7 - 9 pm, 9 Sep06 [ Sat ]
    Venue: Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
    2 Lavendar Street S(338823)
    Near Lavendar MRT

    DAY 02 :
    "Meditation - A Buddhist Perspective"
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    Date: 2 - 4 pm, 10 Sep06 [ Sun ]
    Venue: Singapore Buddhist Mission
    9 Ruby Lane S(328284)
    Near Potong Pasir MRT

    Enquires: 62997216


    Venerable Mahinda born in 1949 to a Chinese Paranakan family in Malacca, was ordained as a Theravada Buddhist monk in 1979 under the tuleage of Venerable Dr K.Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Thera. He undertook basic Buddhist meditation under several masters in Sri Lanka, India, Burma and Thailand. He is also acquainted with the Mahayana and Vajrayana tradtions.


    Organised by: Singapore Buddhist Mission
    Sponsored by: Tai Pei Buddhist Centre

    All are welcome
    Sep 16
    to
    Oct 14
    Brahm Education Centre
    Meditation Courses



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    Meditation for Beginners - Session 37 (Sat)
    Insight Method (4 sessions)
    This open meditation series for beginners, is popular amongst Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike. The teaching approach is that of very basic Buddhist Psychology taught in a practical manner. The course comprises two related sections:

    Theory - A study of the meditation methods as given in the original texts of the Buddha

    Practice - A guided practice of the meditation method (including Q&A sessions)
    Details and course registration online

    Who Should Attend
    Individuals who needs to de-stress, focus calm & clarity

    Some benefits of meditation:
    Promotes deep rest, de-stressing, mental focus, calm & clarity, emotional health

    Fee : BF member : S$80 Non-member : S$100

    Course Dates : Sep 16, 30 Oct 7, 14 No class on 23 Sep
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    Instructor Profile

    Mr Piya Tan
    Piya Tan is a full-time lecturer and researcher in early Buddhism, and has conducted numerous courses and retreats since 1980s. In 1992, he was a Visiting Scholar (Buddhist Studies) at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. Currently he is working on a translation of the early Buddhist suttas.



    All are welcome
    Sep 16
    &
    Sep 30
    By Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    One Day Mindfulness Retreat



    The One Day Mindfulness Retreat will be conducted on the following Saturdays:
    Date : 16 & 30 September 06
    Time : 9am to 6pm
    Venue : 33B Lowland Road (5 minutes walk from Kovan MRT Station)
    Fees : By donation

    Registration for One Day Mindfulness Retreat is only open to yogis who have attended Meditation Course for Beginners conducted by VMC or are practising meditation inthe tradition of the late most Ven Mahasi Sayadaw.

    If you are interested, please email the following information to vmckm@singnet.com.sg or send sms to BrotherNelson Lim at HP:96985157 or Brother Tejinda at HP:91007096.

    a) Name
    b) Gender
    c) Handphone number
    d) Date of One Day Mindfulness Retreat

    Successful applicants will be notified by email or sms orphone call two days before the retreat.

    All are welcome
    Sep 17Kong Meng San Monastery
    Alms Offering to the Sangha



    Date: Sep 17 Sunday
    Time: 8:00am - 9:30am
    Venue: Kong Meng San Monastery
    ( for more details, location map and temple tour )
    Contact: Tel: 6849 5300

    NOTE
  • Inclusive of resident monks, there are about 60 Sangha members in all.
  • Offerings to be given are restricted only to commonly medications and dried goods such as rice, grains, biscuits, 3-in-1 cereals, vegetarian canned foods etc. Offerings of cooked foods and ang pows are not allowed.
  • Foods offered must be vegetarian and egg-free.
  • Donations for Buddhist College of Singapore are all welcomed. Please drop your donations into the donation boxes provided.

    All are welcome
  • Sep 23Buddhist Cultural Centre (Fu Hui Auditorium). By Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services.
    Family Education Workshop "Dad, Mum, What Do You Wish Me to Do?"(in Mandarin)


    Date: 23rd September 2006, Saturday
    Time : 2.00pm to 4.00pm
    Speaker: Mr Sean Liew Woi Hiong (Bear)
    Venue: Yen Pei Building, Memorial Hall Level 1
    105 Punggol Road, Singapore 546636

    This workshop will deal with the hidden dilemmas of teenagers, how to help teenaged children adjust their attitudes and how to communicate effectively with them, so as to build up harmonious parent-child relationships.

    All are WELCOME . Admission is FREE.

    Registration forms can be collected from

    Fu Hui Library
    105 Punggol Road
    Singapore 546636
    email: dharma.ed@bcc.org.sg

    or downloaded from http://www.sbws.org.sg For enquiries, please call : 6489 8161 (ext. 41)

    All are welcome



     

    October 2006

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Oct 02
    to
    Dec 18
    Cheng Beng Buddhist Society
    English Basic Buddhism Course



    All are welcome
    Oct 06
    to
    Oct 28
    Mangala Vihara
    Vipassana Meditation for Beginners



    We are pleased to invite you,family members and friends who are keen to learn meditation to attend this course organise specially for beginners. Details are as follows:
  • No of lessons: 4 plus 1practical 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- how to apply meditation to your daily life


    Teacher:
    Ven Cittara from Myammar
    Language:
    English
    Date:
    Every Friday on 6,13,20 and 27 Oct 2006
    Time:
    7.30pm-9.30pm( pl come in at 7.15pm for registration as class will start punctually at 7.30pm)
    Retreat will be from:
    27 to 28 Oct 2006
    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 samhopru@yahoo.com with your name and contact no. If you have any query, you may call him at 98208050.

    All are welcome
  • Oct 06 By Vipassana Meditation Centre
    Abhidhamma Day:
    The Festival Of Lights

    We are pleased to announce that Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore) will be observing AbhidhammaDay on 6th October 2006 (Friday) at 7.30 pm at VMC premises. The Management Committee would like to extend a most cordial invitation to you and your family to join us on this significant day. The programme is appended below.

  • 7.30pm Observance of 5 precepts
  • 7.50pm Paritta/Patthana Paccayaniddesa Chanting
  • 9.00pm Offering of lights
  • 9.15pm Group Sitting Meditation
  • 9.45pm Sharing of Merits
  • 10.00pm Refreshments

    Significance of Abhidhamma Day

    The Full Moon Day of Thadingyut (October) is of special significance to the Buddhists not because it is the end of the Rains retreat (Vassa) but because it highlights one of the most important events in the life of Gotama Buddha.

    According to Buddhist chronicles, the Tathagata or Buddha, the Enlightened One, went to the Tavatimsa Heaven to preach Abhidhamma (Higher Subtleties of the Dhamma) to His mother, who passed away seven days after His birth and was reborn in the Tusita Heaven as a Deva called Santussita. The Buddha propounded Abhidhamma for the first time there in the presence of Santussita and other Devas for 90 days. At the end of the Rains retreat (Vassa) and on the last day of the Buddhist Lent, i.e. on the Full Moon Day of Thadingyut, the Tathagata descended to earth (to the human abode) at the city of Sankassa.

    Now Buddhists observe AbhidhammaDay annually in commemoration of the Buddha's return from the abode of celestials to that of human beings. It is a significant religious occasion as the Abhidhamma is really the golden knowledge which will help one to discard wrong views and to acquire the right views for one's total liberation from all miseries.

    Buddhists offer lights to the Buddha image and perform meritorious deeds on this day in accordance with the tradition which has been upheld since the life time of the Buddha. The Festival of Lights in the month of Thadingyut (October) may seem an occasion for rejoicing and merry-making but in essence, it is an auspicious occasion for spiritual delight and merit making.



    All are welcome
  • Oct 06
    to
    Nov 18
    Brahm Education Centre
    Meditation Courses



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    Meditation for Beginners - Session 38 (Fri)
    Forest Method (4 sessions)
    This open meditation series for beginners, is popular amongst Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike. The teaching approach is that of very basic Buddhist Psychology taught in a practical manner. The course comprises two related sections:

    Theory - A study of the meditation methods as given in the original texts of the Buddha

    Practice - A guided practice of the meditation method (including Q&A sessions)
    Details and course registration online

    Who Should Attend
    Individuals who needs to de-stress, focus calm & clarity

    Some benefits of meditation:
    Promotes deep rest, de-stressing, mental focus, calm & clarity, emotional health

    Fee : BF member : S$80 Non-member : S$100

    Course Dates : Oct 6, 13, 20, 27
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    Meditation for Beginners - Session 39 (Sat)
    Insight Method (4 sessions)
    This open meditation series for beginners, is popular amongst Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike. The teaching approach is that of very basic Buddhist Psychology taught in a practical manner. The course comprises two related sections:

    Theory - A study of the meditation methods as given in the original texts of the Buddha

    Practice - A guided practice of the meditation method (including Q&A sessions)
    Details and course registration online

    Who Should Attend
    Individuals who needs to de-stress, focus calm & clarity

    Fee : BF member : S$80 Non-member : S$100

    Course Dates : Oct 28, Nov 4, 11, 18
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    Instructor Profile

    Mr Piya Tan
    Piya Tan is a full-time lecturer and researcher in early Buddhism, and has conducted numerous courses and retreats since 1980s. In 1992, he was a Visiting Scholar (Buddhist Studies) at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. Currently he is working on a translation of the early Buddhist suttas.



    All are welcome
    Oct 07
    to
    Oct 14
    Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre
    25th Anniversary Celebration & His Holiness 17th Karmapa Visit


    Our spiritual leader,
    his Holiness the 17th Karmapa,
    Trinley Thaye Dorje


    DAY & DATE TIME EVENT VENUE
    Sat 7.10.06

    7 pm - 10 pm Welcoming Dinner at Centre with HH Centre
    Sun. 8.10.06




    2 pm - 5 pm


    8 pm - 10 pm
    Taking Refuge*, Talk on Bodhicitta and Taking Bodhicitta Vows.
    ................

    Mahakala Puja and Tsog Offering
    Centre
    Mon 9.10.06 10 am - 12 pm Meeting members and devoteesCentre
    Tues 10.10.06

    3 pm - 5pm

    7 pm - 10pm
    Milarepa Tsog Offering
    ................

    Amitayus Empowerment
    Futsing Assn Hall
    Wed 11.10.06


    10 am - 12.30pm

    7 pm - 10pm
    Red Chenresig Puja*
    ................

    Red Chenresig Preparatory Empowerment* (Gyalwa Gyatso)
    Futsing Assn Hall
    Thurs 12.10.06 7 pm - 10pm Red Chenresig Empowerment * (Gyalwa Gyatso)Futsing Assn Hall
    Fri. 13.10.06


    10 am - 12.30pm

    7 pm - 10pm
    Medicine Buddha Empowerment
    ................

    Samanthabadra's Aspiration Prayers
    Futsing Assn Hall
    Sat. 14.10.06 6.30 p.m - 10.30pm KKBC 25th Anniversary Grand DinnerChangi Expo Hall 2 B
    * [For Refuge Taking & Red Chenresig Empowerment, please kindly pre-register with Centre.]
    Download registration and sponsor form here


    KARMA KAGYUD BUDDHIST CENTRE
    No. 38 Lorong 22 Geylang, Singapore 398695,
    Tel: 67491103, 67410935, Fax: 67442302
    Email: kkbcs@pacific.net.sg ,
    Website: http://www.karma-kagyud.org.sg/

    All are welcome
    Oct 08The Buddhist Union Dharma Centre
    Overview of Heart Sutra


    Speaker: Venerable Sean Price
    Topic: Overview of Heart Sutra
    Date: 8 Oct 2006 (Sunday)
    Time: 3:00 pm
    Venue: The Buddhist Union Dharma Centre,
    43 Lowland Road.
    (Nearest MRT Station: Kovan)

    Person to contact: G S Tan, HP: 90600018

    Bio-Data of Venerable Sean Price
    Born in Sussesx, England in 1968; he received a typical education and trained as a mechanic. He left for Asia when 20 and settled in Japan for 4 years.

    There he studied both Japanese and Tibetan Buddhism and languages. Leaving for Dharamsala, N.India, in 1993 he studied Tibetan language and in 1994 enrolled in the Buddhist Institute of Dialectics studying the traditional subjects: Buddhist logic, philosophy-madyamika, prajnaparamita, pramana, in the debate style. He entered Drepung Loseling Monastery in 1997 and studied there for several years. Encouraged by H.H.Dalai Lama to study in the Nyingma tradition of Tibetan Buddhism he resided and studied at the Nyingma monastery of Shechen in Nepal for many years.

    All of these studies were interspersed with solitary retreats. During these years he continually received many instructions in private from such masters as Kyabje Denma Locho Rinpoche, Lati Rinpoche, Gen Wongchen, Garje Kamtrul Rinpoche, Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche, Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche and H.H.Dalai Lama. He has also served as translator and assistant to many of these revered masters for the past decade.

    All are welcome
    Oct 09Metta Building. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Seminar on "Meditation For Corporate Success" by Ajahn Brahm



    This seminar is aimed at helping people become happier and more effective at work, may they be running a business, heading up a department, marketing, selling or working in a support function.

    Date: Monday, 9 October 2006
    Time: 8pm – 9:30pm
    Venue: Metta Building in 32 Simei. St 1, Level 2 Hall
    Admission is by Tickets Only: *Tickets ($10 each)
    *can purchased at
    Brahm Education
    Centre at 33 Jalan Afifi,
    Eton House #06-03 (next to Cisco Centre, off Paya Lebar Road),
    Singapore 409180

    Reservations and enquiries by phone: 6745 5007 or email: enquiry@brahmec.com

    About the Speaker:

    Ajahn Brahm, a keen meditator since he was a student, graduated from Cambridge University with a degree in theoretical physics before travelling to north-east Thailand, where he trained under a great meditation master, Ajahn Chah.

    Ajahn Brahm who was born in London, has inspired thousands with his great sense of humour when promoting a highly effective approach to living. His book “Opening the Door of Your Heart”, has sold more than 4,000 copies in Singapore alone. Curtin University of Technology awarded Ajahn Brahmavamso the prestigious 2004 John Curtin Medal on October 7, 2004.

    Known as Ajahn Brahm, the popular community and spiritual leader was bestowed the University's highest honour in recognition of the vision, leadership and community service he demonstrates in his role as a leading figure in Western Australia's Buddhist community.

    Professor Twomey said Ajahn Brahm was driven by a deep love and understanding of Buddhist teaching, which crossed cultural and social boundaries. "Ajahn Brahm's leadership is particularly evident in his counselling in prisons, hospitals and schools, where he works tirelessly to help alleviate the suffering of people from all walks of life," he said.?

    The John Curtin Medal is one of the highest awards offered by the University and is given to outstanding citizens who have exhibited John Curtin's qualities of vision, leadership and community service.

    All are welcome
    Oct 13
    to
    Feb 02, 2007
    Buddhist Cultural Centre (Fu Hui Auditorium). By Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services.
    Fu Hui Sutra-Discussion :
    Discussion on selected sutras of EarlyBuddhism (in Mandarin)



    Date : 13th October 2006, Every Friday
    Time : 7.00pm to 8.30pm
    Topic (Term 1) : Discussion on selected sutras of Early Buddhism (in Mandarin)
    Facilitator : Mr Zheng Zi Xiong
    Venue : Yen Pei Building, Memorial Hall Level 1
    105 Punggol Road, Singapore 546636
    For enquiries and registration: Please call 6489 8161 ext 41.
    Download and online registration: details and registration online,

    All are welcome
    Oct 13
    to
    Nov 17
    Awareness Place Meditation Centre. By Kong Meng San Monastery
    Living With Wisdom Workshop Series


    Download Form here , fill in, and email us at email: apmc@awarenessplace.com

    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.

    Awareness Place Meditation Centre
    Email: apmcbbc@singnet.com.sg
    Block 231, #03-39 Bras Basah Complex
    Singapore 180231
    (walking distance from Bugis or City Hall MRT).

    All are welcome
    Oct 13Sri Langkaramaya Buddhist Temple
    Dharma Talk: Who is the Creative 'God'?

    A Dhamma talk will be given by Venerable K. Rathanasara on 13 th October, at 08:30 PM,in Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple [30 C St. Michael's Road.]

  • The concept of "God" in buddhism?
  • Who created You?
  • How can you be greatful to your Creative "God"?
  • Is it the way, go to the shirines and do prayers?
  • Or is there any other way to show your gratitude, faith and love towards the "God"?

    Come and Join to share the thoughts of the Buddha towards the "God" and understand the living god in front of you, do your duties towards them.


    All are welcome
  • Oct 14By Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    One Day Mindfulness Retreat



    The One Day Mindfulness Retreat will be conducted on the following Saturday:

    Date : 14 October 06
    Registration time: 8.30am - 8.45am
    Time : 9am - 6 pin
    Venue : 33B Lowland Road
    (5 minutes walk from Kovan MRT Station)
    Fees : By Donation

    The Retreat is only open to yogis who have attended Meditation Course for Beginners conducted by VMC or are practising meditation in the tradition of the late most Ven Mahasi Sayadaw.

    If you are interested, please e-mail the following informa-tion to vmckm @singnet.com.sg or send a sms to Brother Nelson Lim at HP:96985157 or Brother Tejinda at HP:91007096.

    a) Name
    b) Gender
    c) Handphone number

    Successful applicants will be notified by e-mail, sms or phone call two days before the retreat.

    All are welcome
    Oct 14Buddhist Cultural Centre (Fu Hui Auditorium). By Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services.
    Personal Development Workshop :
    Handling Interpersonal Relationships (in English)



    Date: 14th October 2006, Saturday
    Time: 2.00pm to 4.00pm
    Course Title: Handling Interpersonal Relationships (in English)
    Speaker: Ms Tan Yen Yen
    Venue: Yen Pei Building, Memorial Hall Level 1
    105 Punggol Road, Singapore 546636

    This workshop aims to explore the nature of interpersonal relationships, in the light of both Western and Buddhist perspectives, and discuss techniques of handling interpersonal conflicts to build strong and enriching relationships. All are welcome. Admission is free.

    For enquiries and registration: Please call 6489 8161 ext 41
    Download and online registration: details and registration online,

    About the Speaker
    Ms Tan Yen Yen is currently a lecturer at Singapore Polytechnic. She obtained her BA in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University. Diploma Counseling and Guidance from Temasek Polytechnic and Masters in Contemplative Psychotherapy from University Narapa in USA, Sister Yen Yen has worked with a variety of clients both locally and overseas, and she has a special interest in exploring the integration of spirituality with Western psychological concept


    All are welcome
    Oct 19
    &
    Oct 24
    Metta Building. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Ajahn Brahm Dharma Talks





    All are welcome
    Oct 15Mahamuni Buddhist Society
    Kathina Celebration



    Our Society will be celebrating our 1st Kathina Celebration as follows:
    Date: 15 October 2006 (Sunday)
    Time: 0900 hrs
    Venue: 23A Jalan Mas Puteh
    Singapore 128628
    (Located at West Coast Rd, 3rd bus stop from Clementi bus interchange by bus 285.)

    We welcome all to visit our newly set-up society and participate in this meritorious occasion by offering robes or requisites to our Resident Monk, Sayadaw Vicitta together with other invited monks from other buddhist temples & societies in Singapore.
    Robes are also readily available for offering should you require.

    Kathina Highlights
  • 0830 to 0900 hrs Arrival of Invited Monks
  • 0930 hrs Taking of 3 Refuges & 5 Precepts followed by Paritta Pali Chantings
  • 1000 hrs Offering of Robes & Requisites to the Sangha
  • 1030 hrs Short Kathina Speech by Sayadaw Vicitta followed by Dhamma Talk by Invited Monk
  • 1115 hrs Sharing of Merits
  • 1130 hrs Lunch for Sangha & Devotees
    Please contact us at 6777-7018 should you have any other queries.

    All are welcome
  • Oct 21Buddhist Cultural Centre (Fu Hui Auditorium). By Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services.
    Dharma-Sharing Session :
    The Winds of Change (in English)



    Date: 21st October 2006, Saturday (Public Holiday)
    Time: 10.00am to 11.30am
    Course Title: The Winds of Change (in English)
    Speaker: Professor Tan Hun Tong
    Venue: Fu Hui Auditorium
    105 Punggol Road, Singapore 546636 How can we respond better to the winds of change in life, using the Buddha’s teachings? Prof. Tan Hun Tong will discuss this at a dharma-sharing session on 21 Oct from 10 am to 11.30 am. All are welcome. Admission is free.
    For enquiries and registration: Please call 6489 8161 ext 41.
    Download and online registration: details and registration online,

    All are welcome
    Oct 23
    to
    Oct 29
    Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
    Venerable Chodron's Singapore Teaching Program


    Jointly organised by Tai Pei Buddhist Centre and Pureland Marketing
    23-29 Oct 2006 (Monday-Sunday)

    Program Summary (Venue: Tai Pei Buddhist Centre)
    Date Time Event
    23-26 Oct (Mon-Thur) 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Commentary: Chapter 2 of A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life - Disclosure of Wrongdoing

    Free Admission. No Registration Required. All are Welcome.
    27 Oct Fri 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. Public Talk: Having a Peaceful Heart in a Complex World

    Free Admission. No Registration Required. All are Welcome.
    28-29 Oct (Sat-Sun) 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m. Workshop: How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator

    Registration Required.


    More Information Below:
    Commentary: Chapter 2 of Shantideva's A Guide to the Bodhisattva way of Life - Disclosure of Wrongdoing.
    Date & Time: 23-26 Oct (Mon-Thur), 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
    Free Admission. No registration required. All are welcome.

    Shantideva's Bodhicaryavatara or A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life holds a unique place in Mahayana Buddhism akin to that of the Dhammapada in Theravada Buddhism and the Bhagavadgita in Hinduism.

    Shantideva was accepted by all Buddhist schools in Tibet as one of the most reliable and inspiring of teachers. He composed this book in India in the 8th century and it has since inspired millions of people throughout the world.

    The main emphasis of the book is on nurturing a mind wishing to benefit other beings. Specifically, it focuses on cultivating and enhancing the awakening mind of bodhicitta, which is the altruistic intention to achieve enlightenment for the sake of all beings. The book ranges in scope from simple practical techniques for dealing with destructive emotions like anger to the most refined discussion of ultimate truth.

    In April 2006, at the invitation of Tai Pei Buddhist Centre and Pureland Marketing, Ven. Chodron kicked off her commentary on this book with teachings on the first Chapter. Click here for the audio recordings, transcripts and photos of these sessions at website http://www.thubtenchodron.org/

    This October, Ven. Chodron will explain Chapter Two, Disclosure of Wrongdoing, which discusses refuge, the purification of negative karma and the acknowledgement of negativity. Come and listen to a speaker who is known for presenting the Buddha's teachings in a very down-to-earth way with examples that are relevant to our times.


    Public Talk: Having a Peaceful Heart in a Complex World
    Date & Time: 27 Oct Fri, 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.
    Free Admission. No registration required. All are welcome.

    Our world is increasingly complex, with people pulled in many directions and under great pressure. How can we have a spacious mind and live a peaceful life while still fulfilling our responsibilities? Come and find out!

    2-Day Workshop: How to Free Your Mind - Tara the Liberator
    Date & Time: 28-29 Oct (Sat-Sun), 9.30 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
    Registration required. All are welcome.

    Tara is a female manifestation of the Buddha and is closely related to Kuan Yin. For centuries, practitioners have turned to her for protection from both external and internal dangers, ranging from fire to anger and arrogance. Representing the enlightened activity of all Buddhas, she joyfully leads us on the path to both temporal and ultimate happiness. Come and learn about Tara and how to have her positive and inspiring influence in your life!

    Click Here for More Details and Registration Form

    All Events at
    Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
    2 Lavender Street
    (Opposite Lavender MRT Station).

    Enquiries on Dharma Talks:
    Visit Pureland Marketing
    483 Sims Ave
    Tel: 6297-4747 or 6297-4646.
    Enquiries on Workshop: Call 6489-5646.


    All are welcome
    Oct 29Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    Kathina Robe Offering Celebration



    Our Kathina Robe Offering Celebra-tion will be held on 29th Oct 2006 (Sunday). We invite you and your family to this special event at Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple. The programme is appended below.

  • 8.45am All devotees to be seated
  • 9.00am Invitation to Venerable Monks to the Shrine Hall
  • 9.05am Speech by President of VMC
  • 9.10am Observance of 5 precepts and Paritta Chanting
  • 9.15am Robe Offering Ceremony
    - Kathina robes offering by Main sponsors
    - Robe offering by Management Committee, followed by devotees
  • 9.45am Departure of Invited Venerable Monks
  • 9.50am Dhamma Talk
  • 11.00 am Lunch Dana to Venerable Monks 11.30am Lunch for all devotees

    If you wish to be one of the Main Sponsors for Kathina 2006 or wish to offer food and drinks for this event, please contact Brother Kyaw Teza at HP: 91913702.

    Robes and requisites are available on the day of event. You may wish to contribute by offering a set of robe/requisites to the Sangha. Your generous contribution and unwavering support is very much appreciated.

    May all devotees and well-wishers rejoice and share in the merits accrued from this Dhamma-dana. May these merits be a good pre-condition for the attainment of Nibbana.May you and your family be blessed with peace and happiness always.



    All are welcome



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