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    November 2006

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Nov 02Singapore Buddhist Mission
    Evening Dharma Talk & Guided Meditation session by Sister Sumitra)

    We are glad to inform you that there will be Evening Dharma Talk & Guided Meditation session by Sister Sumitra coming Thursday, details as follows:

    Date : 2 Nov 2006 (Thursday)
    Time : 7.30 pm to 9:30 pm
    Venue : Singapore Buddhist Mission
    9 Ruby Lane
    Singapore 324284

    You may bring your friends who are interested in learning meditation.
    **Kindly also note that the session on Wed, 1 Nov at Blk 106, Aljunied has been cancelled.


    All are welcome
    Nov 03
    to
    Nov 24
    Brahm Education Centre
    Meditation Courses



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    Meditation for Beginners - Session 40 (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 : Nov 3, 10, 17 & 24
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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
    Nov 04
    to
    Nov 26
    Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    Meditation Course for Beginners, One Day Mindfulness Retreat and Novitiate Programme 06

    The Highlight of Nov 06 programmes are :


    1) Meditation Course for Beginners
    Date : 4,11,18 & 25 Nov (Sat)
    Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Venue : 251 Lavender Street
    Teacher : Sayadaw U Pannananda
    Fee : By Donation
    Application opens on 18 Oct and closes 30 Oct.
    Registration is required.

    2) One Day Mindfulness Retreat

    Date : 11 Nov (Sat)
    Time : 9am to 6pm
    Venue : 33B Lowland Road.
    Registration is required.



    3) Novitiate Programme 06

    Date : 19 Nov to 26 Nov
    Venue : 251 Lavender Street
    Age : Male 10 to 16 yrs old
    Application opens on 14 Oct and closes 28 Oct

    Pls log on to our website @ http://vmc128.8m.com for details.

    All are welcome
    Nov 04Buddhist Cultural Centre (Fu Hui Auditorium). By Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services.
    Lifelong Education Workshop : Self-Awareness (in Mandarin)



    Date: 4th November 2006, Saturday
    Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Course Title: Self-Awareness (in Mandarin)
    Facilitator: Ms Tan Hwee San
    Venue: Yen Pei Building, Memorial Hall Level 1
    105 Punggol Road, Singapore 546636

    Admission is FREE. Registration forms can be collected from

    Fu Hui Library
    105 Punggol Road Singapore 546636


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

    All are welcome
    Nov 22
    to
    Dec 06
    Brahm Education Centre
    Meditation for the Young (Session 2)



    For 16yrs and below - 3 lessons

    Course Contents:
    1. My happiest memory - Recalling happy memories to cultivate loving-kindness.
    2. The smiling breath - Meditation on the breath for a clear mind.
    3. The beautiful jewel lotus - Building positive emotions through loving-kindness.
    4. The bright rainbow - Light and colour perception to enrich the child's mind.
    5. I am a cloud - Reflection on the importance and beauty of nature: calm and wisdom.
    6. I am the universe - Basic meditation on the four elements.
    7. The space inside me - Locating spaces in the body: an exercise in relaxation.
    8. Bright happy me - Using the breath to recharge yourself.

    Join us by registering now

    Venue
    Brahm Centre
    33 Jalan Afifi, Eton House, #06-01/03 Singapore 409180
    Date : 22 Nov 2006,
    Time : 11am - 11.45am

    Who Should Attend
    Children interested in meditation, and want to focus better in school work.

    Fee : BF Members/Non-Members : S$50
    Dates : Nov 22, 29 Dec 6

    Join us by registering online now .

    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.

    Join us by registering now .

    For more information, please call 6745 5007 or email: enquiries@brahmec.com.

    For payment, please make cheque payable to

    "Brahm Education Centre Ltd"
    33, Jalan Afifi, Eton House,
    #06-01 Singapore 409180



    All are welcome
    Nov 10
    to
    Nov 21
    Hai Inn Temple
    Journey of the Heart Relics: Past, Present and Future




    Website: www.maitreyaproject.com.sg
    Venue:Hai Inn Temple
    33 Bricklands Road
    Off Choa Chu Kang Ave 3
    Cho Chu Kang MRT
    Tel: 6769 1515


    All are welcome
    Nov 17
    to
    Nov 19
    Ven. Hong Choon Memorial Hall, 4th Floor / Hall of No Form. Kong Meng San Monastery
    Grand Puja 2006 Led By H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche & Entourage of 25 Lamas from Ganden Shartse Monastery



    All are welcome
    Nov 19
    to
    Dec 22
    Buddhist Fellowship
    Ajahn Dhammasiha's Talks


    Ajahn Dhammasiha will be giving a series of talks at our Centre in November and December as follows:
  • 19 November (Sunday) 11.00 am
    ~ Integrating Meditation Into Our Daily Life
  • 20 November (Monday) 7.30 pm
    ~ True Love Means To Let Go
  • 21 November (Tuesday) 7.30 pm
    ~ Back to Buddha
  • 22 December (Friday) 7.30 pm
    ~ The Fast Lane to Nibbana

    Those who wish to offer dana at the Centre on Sunday, 19 November, please be at the Centre by 10.30 am.

    All are welcome
  • Nov 20
    to
    Nov 24
    Cheng Beng Buddhist Society. Co-organised by P & M Development Pte. Ltd.
    Self Discovery Camp and Self Exploration Camp



    Conducted by Qualified ex-primary school teachers and ex-senior kindergarten teachers

    Program for Self Discovery Camp 20.11.06 to 24.11.06 (Mon-Fri)
  • Science Discovery with hands on projects
  • Fun with Creative Chinese Writing
  • Exciting games to cultivate good team spirit
  • Fun with music and movements
  • Impart Good Moral Values
  • Master Basic Meditation Skill

    Program for Self Exploration Camp 27.11.06 to 1.12.06 (Mon-Fri)
  • Mind Challenging Mathematics Project & Quiz
  • Educational walk to Life of Nature
  • Appreciate Creative Written Expression in English
  • A mystery journey to the past- Unfold the History
  • Be a little picasso
  • Impart Good Moral Values

    Closing Date for registration: 12 Nov 2006
    For any enquiry, please call: 9777 6743 (Ms Lim)

    Organised by Cheng Beng Buddhist Society
    Co-organised by P & M Development Pte. Ltd.



    All are welcome
  • Nov 26Singapore Buddhist Meditation Centre
    International Pali Chanting Competition Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Maha Thero Challenge Shield

    We are pleased to inform your organization that we are organizing an International Chanting Competition on 26 November, 2006, to be held at Metta Building, 32 Simei Street 1, Singapore 529950, in honour of the late Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Maha Thero.

    As such, we would like to invite your esteemed organization to participate in the competition. The rules and regulations, and application forms are enclosed herewith.

    We look forward to your enthusiastic participation in making this event a success.

    Download form here. All entry forms must reach SBMC by mail / fax, by 16th November, 2006.

    The Singapore Buddhist Meditation Centre
    No. 1, Jalan Mas Puteh, Singapore 128607
    Tel: 67783330, Fax: 67730150


    All are welcome



     

    December 2006

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Dec 01
    to
    Dec 23
    Brahm Education Centre
    Meditation Courses



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    Meditation for Beginners - Session 41 (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 : Dec 1, 8, 15 & 22
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    Meditation for Beginners - Session 42 (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 : Dec 2, 9, 16 & 23
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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
    Dec 03Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Charity Funfair



    Website: http://www.sbws.org.sg
    Email: sbws@sbws.org.sg


    All are welcome
    Dec 07
    to
    Dec 10
    Manjusri Secondary School. By Singapore Buddhist Mission
    Camp Ehi Passiko 2006: Sequel
    Singapore Buddhist Mission's 14th Youth Camp



    Camp Ehi Passiko 2006: Sequel
    Singapore Buddhist Mission's 14th Youth Camp

    Venue :Manjusri Secondary School
    Age :15 to 21 years old
    Fees :$45 (standard)
    $40 ( early bird)
    $20 (Manjusri Student)
    Contact :Kaiyi 9820 2447 or Laura 9832 3570
    Email :sbm_youth@yahoo.com

    All are welcome
    Dec 09
    &
    Dec 25
    Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    One Day Mindfulness Retreat



    One Day Mindfulness Retreat
    Date : 9 December and 25 December (Sat)
    Registration: 8.30am - 8.45am
    Time : 9am to 6pm
    Venue : 241B Victoria Street
    Registration is required.



    All are welcome
    Dec 09
    to
    Dec 17
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas and Awareness Place (Well-being) Centre. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    ECHOES FROM THE PURELAND AND 2-DAY WORKSHOP


    Led by 122nd Abbot of Gyuto Tantric University Venerable Tokden Tulku and his entourage of 7 Gyuto monks. Transform your mind with peace and serenity through their unique deep harmonic overtone chanting of the Buddhist scriptures, a technique passed down through the centuries!

    Prayers and teachings by Venerable Tokden Tulku
    Venue : Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas, 1st Floor
    Admission : Free for above programmes.

    9/12/2006 (Sat)
    7.00pm - 7.30pm : Auspicious Prayers for all
    7.30pm - 9.30pm : Dharma Talk: The key to happiness & peace in life ( Talk in Tibetan language with Chinese Translation )


    10/12/2006 (Sun)
    1.00pm - 3.00pm : 'Jang Chog'
    3.30pm - 5.00pm : Monlam Prayers
    A prayer for the fulfillment of wishes of oneself and all the sentient beings. Especially auspicious for peace & prosperity to welcome the new year.

    2-Day Workshop
    Venue: Awareness Place (Well-being) Centre
    Brash Basah Complex, #03-39

    Date: 16/12/2006 (Sat) to 17/12/2006 (Sun)
    Time: 10.00am to 4.30pm
    Topic: Cultivating the Mind-Only View and Middle Way View in Buddhism.
    Registration required: DOWNLOAD FORM
    Offering: $50 Limited seats only.
    (Free for seniors citizen, students and nurses only)
    Translation from Tibetan to English
    Hotline : 6 849 5300.
    Enquiries: semd@kmspks.org

    All are welcome
    Dec 15
    8.00pm
    Singapore Indoor Stadium. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Concert 2006: Voices of Harmony, Sound of a Thousand Years


    Concert

    Venue: Singapore Indoor Stadium
    Date: 15 Dec 2006 Fri
    Time: 8.00pm
    Guest of Honour: Minister Mentor, Mr Lee Kuan Yew

    Come enjoy an enchanting night.
    A night of heavenly music and splendid performances in Homage to the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. Let the feelings of gratitude, peace and love infuse your entire being with the harmonious sound of a thousand years.

    Collaborating with the Singapore Chinese Orchestra (SCO), it is the first major Buddhist arts performance organised by Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (KMSPKS).

    Highlights

    Music Director / Maestro: Tsung Yeh (SCO)
    Executive Advisor: Venerable Sik Kwang Sheng
    Performances Highlights:
    Venerable Sik Kwang Sheng (abbot of KMSPKS) / Joi Chua / China Disabled People?s Performing Arts Troupe!

    Tickets

    Tickets Price: $100 $50 $30
    Enquiries and Tickets purchase:
    Call Sistic telephone: 6348 5555 or visit website: www.sistic.com.sg to book your tickets now.
    Honorary Tickets:
    For purchase of tickets above $1000, please visit the Reception Office at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, or call 6849 5300.
    Concessions:
  • 50% discount for Students & Senior Citizens (55 years old & above) . Applicable for $30 tickets only.
  • 15% discount for Staff and Volunteers of KMSPKS
  • 15% discount for SCO Staff and Musicians
  • 15% discount for Friends of SCO
  • 15% discount for MBS Teaching Staff & Students
    Early bird discount (Apr-August):
  • 20% discount for bulk purchase of 20 or more tickets.
  • 15% discount for other purchases.
    Group discount (Sep-Dec) :
  • 10% discount for bulk purchase of 20 or more tickets.

    Net proceeds of this event will go to Singapore Buddhist Federation for the Upgrading Project Fund of Maha Bodhi School (MBS), and to SCO.

    Acknowledgements

    The organiser sincerely thanks all whom have supported and making the event possible.
    Event Sponsors:
  • Singapore Airlines
  • AD Graphics Pte Ltd
    Event Supports:
  • All Volunteers of KMSPKS
  • Singapore Chinese Orchestra
  • Singapore Buddhist Federation

    Note: See details/update here

    All are welcome
  • Dec 16
    3.00pm
    to
    4.30pm
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Guan Yin Bodhisattva: The Great Compassion (in English)


    All are WELCOME . Admission is FREE.

    Registration to attend the talk can be made online at http://www.bcc.org.sg/showform6.php or at

    Fu Hui Library
    105 Punggol Road Singapore 546636

    or email: dharma.ed@bcc.org.sg
    Website: http://www.sbws.org.sg For enquiries, please call : 6489 8161 (ext. 41)

    All are welcome
    Dec 22
    to
    Dec 28
    Buddhist Fellowship
    Dharma Talks


    * Ajahn Dhammasiha will be giving a dharma talk at our Centre as follows:
  • 22 December (Friday) 7.30 pm
    ~ The Fast Lane to Nibbana

    * Venerable Anenja will be giving a dharma talk at our Centre as follows:
  • 24 December (Sunday) at 11 am
    ~ Tracing The Buddha's Footsteps

    * Ajahn Brahm will be giving a dharma talk at Metta School Hall as follows:
  • 28 December Thur 8 pm
    ~ Inter Religious Harmony Free
    Note Venue: Talk at Metta School Hall, Simei St 21
    Admission is free


    All are welcome
  • Dec 31
    to
    Jan 01
    10.00pm
    to
    6.00am
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Spiritual Countdown '06 Pure Heart Pure Land




    All are welcome


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