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2007 AD ( 2551 BE ) ACTIVITIES



    January 2007

    Jan 07
    Feb 11
    Buddhist Fellowship
    Rahula College Program 2007

    Rahula College is commencing its first term for 2007; details as follows:
    Term 1 07 Jan to 11 Feb 2007 (EVERY SUNDAY)

    Duration : 1 term = 6 sessions
    Fee : $20/- per term
    Requirement : Buddhist Fellowship members only
    Registration : Buddhist Fellowship office

    P1 to P6 - class starts from 11am to 12 noon
    Sec Level - classs starts from10am to 11am

    Topics for Primary classes: Life story of Prince Siddhartha
  • Taking Refuge
  • Buddha Finds Out About the World
  • Exploring Siddhartha’s feelings as he witnessed suffering
  • Under the Bodhi Tree

    Topics for Secondary class: What we seek in Life
    1. Friends and Friendship
    2. Curbing Anger
    3. The Art of Giving
    4. The Power of Speech

    All are welcome
  • Jan 13
    Feb 24
    Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    Meditation Course for Beginners and One Day Mindfulness Retreat

    1) One Day Mindfulness Retreat
    Date : 13 and 27 January 2007 ( Sat )
    Registration : 8.30am to 8.45am
    Time : 9am to 6pm
    Venue : 241B Victoria Street
    Fees: By Donation
    Registration is required

    2) 4 session Meditation Course for Beginner
    Date : 27 Jan , 3,10 & 24 Feb 07 (Sat)
    Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Teacher : Sayadaw U Pannananda
    Venue : 251 Lavender Street
    Fees: By Donation
    Registration is required

    Pls log on to our website @ for details.

    All are welcome
    Jan 13Metta Welfare Association and Shan You Counselling Centre
    Joint Flag Day By Metta Welfare Association and Shan You Counselling Centre

    Event: Joint Flag Day By Metta Welfare Association and Shan You Counselling Centre
    Synopsis: Providing special education for children with mild intellectual disability and/or autism, medical services for the terminally ill and stroke patients, residential and day care programmes for the intellectually disabled, Metta takes care of over 860 beneficiaries from various races and religions. It is teaming up with Shan You Counselling Centre - a social service organisation that offers counselling, clinical and social services to children, youths, couples, families and the elderly, to hold a joint Flag Day. Stretch your donation and help two charities at one go! Please see for details.
    Where: Islandwide
    When: Saturday, 13 January from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm
    Contact person: Ms Mylene Tan
    Contact details: 6580 4609 (DID) / 6580 4688 (Main Line) / gptan@...

    About Metta Welfare Association (Metta) Registered as a charity in 1994, Metta was founded by Venerable Shi Fa Zhao in 1992. Providing a wide range of welfare services for the needy from various races and religions, it is currently helping over 860 beneficiaries through the following services:
  • · Disability care for the intellectually disabled
  • · Medical care for the terminally ill, elderly and stroke patients
  • · Special education for children with mild intellectual disability and/or mild autism
  • · Community care for school-going children
  • · A social enterprise to create employment opportunities for underprivileged adolescents
    Please for more details.

    All are welcome
  • Jan 14Hai Inn Temple
    Meditation Course for Beginners and One Day Mindfulness Retreat

    33 Bricklands Road Singapore 688254
    Tel: 67691515 Fax: 67625712
    web site:

    2007 intake of Children Buddhism Class (Xin Miao)

    No. of Students Intake:
    Children born in: No. of vacancies
    2001(K2) 60
    1997-98(P3 & 4 ) 60

    Please bring along:
  • 2 Passport-sized photos of your child
  • Photocopy of Birth Certificate
  • Parent's Particulars

    Class commence on : 14.1.2007 ( 14 January 2007)
    Time : 2pm - 4.30pm ( Every Sunday 2pm - 4.30pm)
    Registration at the temple admin office only.

    All are welcome
  • Jan 19Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple
    Dharma Talk: Factors of Enlightenment

    A Dhamma talk will be given by Ven.K.Rathanasara on 19th Friday January, 2007 at 08:30 Pm in Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple [30 C St. Michael's Rd]

    'We live in a deluded world.'
    Says the Buddha
    'How to become awakened?'
    That is what he taught

  • Mindfulness - Investigation of the Dhamma, Persevering Effort -
  • Rapture, Calm - Concentration,
  • and Equanimity are the Factors of Enlightenment.

    As the disciples of the Buddha,
    Who follows his foot steps,
    We all should practice and cultivate these Factors of Enlightenment.
    Then we too can attain that Pure state and become Awakened.

    All are welcome
  • Jan 20Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple
    Basic Buddhism Course (BBC)

    When : Every Saturday from 20 Jan 2007
    Time : 9am - 11am
    Instructor : Vajiro (Richard) Chia
    Advisor : Ven. Rathanasara
    Where : Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple,
    30-C St. Michael's Road, Singapore 328002
    [How to get there?]
    Fee : FOC.
    Registration : Online Registration

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

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

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

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

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

    Inclusive in the course are MEDITATION training sessions. Step-by-step meditation instructions & guidance will be given during the training. The techniques taught are:

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

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

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

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

    All are welcome
  • Jan 26
    Jan 27
    Kong Meng Sam Monastery Memorial Hall 4th Floor. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Dharma Talks

    All are welcome


    February 2007

    Feb 181st Day of the First Chinese Lunar Month, in the Year 4705

    Happy Lunar New Year

    Today in the Year of the Pig or 4705th year based on the Chinese lunar calendar, most Chinese Buddhists celebrate the Spring Festival or Chinese Lunar New Year by having prayers, offerings and blessings at Buddhist Temples.
    Feb 24
    Feb 26
    Palelai Buddhist Temple

    Palelai Buddhist Temple in Singapore initiated the building of Phra Maha Chedi Dhammasathit (our stupa) in 2004 and completed it in Dec 2006. To mark the official opening of the Chedi, the Resident monks and Executive Committee of the temple will be holding a Grand Consecration ceremony from 24th – 26th February 2007.

    Venerable Somdej Phra Yanvarodom of Wat Thepsirin, Bangkok, Thailand, will be our distinguished Guest of Honor at this ceremony. About 180 monks of the Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist traditions from Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and Sri Lanka have been invited to grace this auspicious and joyous occasion. These venerables will be invited to chant the consecration chants according to their respective traditions. Thereafter, the Thai Theravadin consecration chants will be held over a two day period.

    Devotees are welcome to join us in the three day celebration and may wish to offer food and requisites to the Venerables during this period. Devotees who wish to observe the 8 precepts from 24th to 26th February 2007 may register with our administration office before 28th January 2007. Acceptance will be on a first come first served basis as vacancies are limited.

    The program for the three days’ celebrations are given in the next page and for the guidance of all visitors, a map to Palelai is also attached.

    You, your family, and friends are most welcome to join us in this once in a life time consecration ceremony. May the Blessings of the Triple Gems be with you always!

    Program details:
    Consecration Ceremony Program
    24th February 8:00 a.m.
    10:30 a.m.
    Taking of 8 Precepts
    Lunch dana to the Sangha
    25th February7:00 a.m.
    7:30 a.m.

    8:09 a.m.
    9:00 a.m.
    11:00 a.m.
    1:00 p.m.
    2:00 p.m.
    3:00 p.m.

    Invitation of Devas All guests to be seated
    Official opening of Phra Maha Chedi Dhammasathit by Venerable Somdej Yanvadorom
    Lunch dana to the Sangha (for Sangha who consume one meal)
    Lunch dana to the Sangha
    Meditation / Dhamma Talks
    Meditation / Dhamma Talks
    Commencement of continuous consecration chanting
    26th February9:00 a.m.

    11:00 a.m.
    1:00 p.m.
    8:00 p.m.
    10:00 p.m.

    Lunch dana to the Sangha (for Sangha who consume one meal)
    Lunch dana to the Sangha
    Meditation / Dhamma Talks
    Meditation / Dhamma Talks
    End of Eight Precepts period and taking of Five Precepts
    27th February 12:00 a.m. End of continuous consecration chanting & closing ceremony

    Click here to download (in doc ) location map and bus route to Palelai Temple

    All are welcome
    Feb 27Buddhist Fellowship

    We are delighted to host breakfast and tea for Ajahn Nyanadhammo at our centre during his visit to Singapore. Some of us visited his monastery near Bangkok last year and also sponsored new kutis (huts) for the growing number of monks joining the monastery.

    On Tuesday, 27 February, we will have the opportunity to offer breakfast to Ajahn Nyanadhammo at our centre at 8:30am. You may come to the centre from 8am to offer food and drinks.

    For those who can't make it in the morning, you will have another opportunity to meet him in the evening from 7:45pm for a dialogue. If you have any burning questions on life or the Dhamma, this is your chance to ask a very well practising monk.


    Ajahn Nyanadhammo was born in Adelaide in 1955. He became inspired by the Buddha's teachings while he was a biology student. In 1978, he traveled to Thailand for ordination from Somdet Phra Nyanasamvara. He received full ordination with Ajahn Chah and then spent many years in the jungle practicing meditation and learning Dhamma from great teachers living in secluded monasteries. From 1994 to 2002, he stayed at Bodhinyana Monastery as deputy to Ajahn Brahm. Since 2002, he has been the Abbot of Wat Pa Nanachat and has since established another monastery two hour drive from Bangkok: Wat Ratanawon (Forest Jewel).

    All are welcome
    Feb 25Ti-Sarana Buddhist Association
    Dhamma talks


    Dr Ang is a Clinical Director of Irlen Dyslexic Clinic, a multidisciplinary clinic for the evaluation and treatment of learning difficulties. Dr Ang’s interest and concern for students who were underachieving and experiencing reading difficulties led to her PhD research. She was trained in Australia and has extensive experience working with youths in schools as well as in prison ministry. She also serves as Consultant to Barista Express, a Mental Health Café funded by MCYS and a reach-out program to the Chinese community in Melbourne “Loving Care Support Group”


    Rinpoche will be taking his lunch at Tisarana at around 11.40am. For those who wish to provide dana, please come at 10.45am.

    Dagri Rinpoche will also be giving a Public Talk on
    Date: Saturday, 24 February 2007
    Venue: Ngee Ann Auditorium, 97 Tank Road
    Tpoic: “Loving Kindness and Compassion”.

    Please do not miss this opportunity to have dhamma affinity and blessings from him.

    Ti-Sarana Buddhist Association
    90 Duku Road

    All are welcome

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