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    September 2007

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Sep 01Tzu 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! So please come together with your friends and family members to support us! There are two venues this time for you to choose! Do come as early as possible (always more crowded in the afternoon)

    Event : Blood Donation Drive
    Date : 1 September 2007 (Sat)
    Time : 11am-5pm
    Venue :
  • Tzu Chi Jing Si Hall
    9, Elias Road (opposite Blk 782, Pasir Ris St 71)
  • Jurong Medical Centre
    60, Jurong West Central 3 (Beside Jurong Point)

    Carpark: Blk 686, 688

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


    All are WELCOME .

  • Sep 02
    to
    Oct 26
    Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    Dhamma Talk Series

    Dr Somaratne, Head, Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies, University of Peradeniya will be teaching at BDMS from 2 Sept till 26 Oct 2007. The programme is as follows:

    Sunday Morning Dhamma Talk Series on Early Buddhist Teachings
    Starting from : 2 Sept 2007
    Time :10 am
    Instructor: Dr. G.A. Somaratne, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    Aim : To introduce basic early Buddhist teachings in the light of both the Pali Tipitaka and the contemporary Indian thought.
    Note : Open to all.
    Topics:
  • Knowledge and Skills
  • Dependent Co-arising
  • Impermanence
  • World and Non-self
  • Unsatisfactoriness
  • Intentional Action
  • Bondage and Release
  • Noble Persons

    Tuesday Evening Pali Language Course
    Starting from :4 Sept 2007
    Time : 7:30 pm
    Instructor: Dr. G.A. Somaratne, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    Aim : To teach from basic to advanced Pali grammar enabling the participants to read and understand simple and complex Pali sentences.
    Note :No prior knowledge of Pali is required, but regular attendance is a must.
    Textbook : A.K. Warder¡¦s Introduction to Pali (London: Pali Text Society)

    Friday Evening Sutta Study Course
    Starting from : 7 Sept 2007
    Time : 07:30 pm.
    Instructor : Dr. G.A. Somaratne, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
    Aim : To read and discuss canonical passages and verses on early Buddhist teachings
    Note :No prior knowledge of Pali or Buddhist teachings is required. Selected prose passages and verses from some selected texts of the Sutta Pitaka will be used.

    Group Recitation of key doctrinal statements and verses in Pali is also practiced in class.

    All weekday programme will begin at 0730 pm and Sunday programme will be begin at 10 am.

    About the speaker.
    Dr. G.A. Somaratne is a Senior Lecturer, and he is the Head of the Department. He has B.A. Honours from University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka, M.A. and Ph.D. from Northwestern University, U.S.A. Dr. Somaratne teaches and researches on early Buddhism, Buddhist rituals, world religions, and Pali. He has previously been teaching in Japan, Singapore and Thailand.

    How to get to BDMS
    Nearest MRT : Novena MRT
    Buses : 21, 166, 145, 130, 131,

    All are WELCOME .

  • Sep 03
    to
    Oct 25
    Palelai Buddhist Temple
    Alms Offering to the Sangha



    During this three months Vassa (Rains Retreat Period), Venerable Yang from Palelai Buddhist Temple will also perform his alms round observance on the folling days and venues:

  • Mondays - Bedok North Street 3 (S) 460538, Block 538 market and food centre from 8.15am to 8.40am.

  • Wednesdays - Bedok North Street 1 (S) 460216, Block 216 market and food centre from 8.15am to 8.40am.

  • Fridays - Bedok North Street 3 (S) 460511, Block 511 market and food centre from 8.15am to 8.40am.

    Interested devotees who wish to understand and witness this observance or those who wish to offer food alms to the Venerable may proceed to the above mentioned venue and the stated days and time. We will also arrange for copies of the For You magazines to be distributed during the alms rounds for the purpose of educating the public on this Buddhist practise.

    Through these, Palelai Buddhist Temple's resident monks and executive committee hopes that Buddhist and non-Buddhist alike will be more aware of the correct mode of food alms observance by Theravada monks as compared to Bogus monks who solicit for monetary donations commonly seen in hawker centres. Your assistance in disseminating these information for the benefit of many is very much appreciated.

    May you, your family and friends be well and happy always!

    Download alms round observance by monks of the Theravada Tradition

    All are WELCOME .

  • Sep 06
    &
    Sep 20
    Buddhist Library
    Introduction to Tiantai Doctrine


    The Buddhist Library is pleased to announce the following talk:
    Date: Thursday 6 September 2007
    Time: 7.30pm
    Title: Introduction to Tiantai Doctrine
    Venue: The Buddhist Library, 2 Lorong 24A Geylang. Singapore 398526
    Tel: 67468435
    Website :http://www.buddhlib.org.sg


    Following an insightful and engaging lecture on Tiantai Buddhism, Professor Brook Ziporyn has agreed to do a discussion on the concept of Buddha nature and its implications in practice and doctrine.


    Date: Thursday, September 20
    Time: 7.30pm
    Venue: The Buddhist Library
    2, Lorong 24A Geylang
    Tel: 67468435

    Biography of speaker:

    Professor BROOK ZIPORYN specializes in Chinese Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism. He earned the Ph.D. in Chinese philosophy at the University of Michigan and has taught Buddhism and Chinese thought at the University of Michigan, Harvard University, the Chung-hwa Institute of Buddhist Studies, Taiwan, and Northwestern University (since 1998). Ziporyn's research focuses on metaphysical, axiological and epistemological developments in Chinese thought and religion, and on comparative philosophical issues emerging from the encounter between Indo-European and Sinitic thinking as evidenced in Chinese Buddhism, especially Tiantai, and the implications of this encounter for contemporary thought.

    Ziporyn's courses include Zen Buddhism, Contemporary Buddhist Philosophy, Confucianism, Taoism, Comparative Idealisms, Comparative Trinitarianisms, and Buddhist Omnicentrism. He has also taught Freshman Seminars on Zen in the Western Imagination and Reading the Tao.

    Ziporyn is currently working on an extended intellectual history of the concept of Li (principle, coherence) in Chinese thought from the classical period to the early Song Dynasty, and its implications for understanding the handling of concepts of universality, class-inclusion, and omnipresence in Chinese thought, a tradition that evolved in isolation from either philosophical theism or any Platonic conception of eternal forms, and lacked any two-tiered metaphysic that would underwrite a notion of substantial essences ontologically distinct from the empirical realm. He is also preparing a translation of the Taoist classic, Zhuangzi, with selections from traditional commentaries and explanatory glosses.

    His published books in intellectual history, religion and philosophy are Evil and/or/as the Good: Intersubjectivity and Value Paradox in Tiantai Buddhist Thought (Harvard University Press, 2000); The Penumbra Unbound, the Neo-Taoist Philosophy of Guo Xiang (State University of New York Press, 2003); and Being and Ambiguity: Philosophical Experiments with Tiantai Buddhism (Open Court Press, 2004). He has also published several novels.



    All are welcome
    Sep 07
    8.30pm
    Sri Langkaramaya Buddhist Temple
    A Series of Dhamma Talks based on Dhammapada



    All are WELCOME .

    Sep 09By Buddhist Fellowship
    Overcoming Crisis with Wisdom by Venerable Mahinda



    In view of an anticipated large crowd for Ven Mahinda's talk on Sunday 9 September, we encourage members to park their vehicles at Vivo City and take the shuttle bus service to PES.

    We have two 40-seater buses plying on a loop service starting from 9.30 am at Vivo City until 10.30 am with a return trip from PES from 1.30 pm to 2.30 pm.

    If you must drive, we would appreciate that you park near Vista Park Condominium along South Buona Vista Road joining towards Jalan Mat Jombol.

    You can either take a 5-minute walk to PES or take our BF shuttle which would make a loop service to Chwee Chian Road between 9.30 am to 10.30 am..

    Please see the road map below.



    We urge members to obey traffic rules and not to cause obstruction to the residence around the vicinity.

    All are welcome
    Sep 14
    to
    Sep 16
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    Special Programme with Ajahn Medhanandi





    All are welcome
    Sep 15
    &
    Sep 29
    Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    One Day Mindfulness Retreat



    THE One Day Mindfulness Retreat will be conducted on
    Date :
    15 and 29 Sep 2007 (Saturday)
    Time :
    9am - 6pm
    Venue :
    251 Lavender Street.
    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.

    To register, please e-mail your name, gender, and your contact number to vmckm@singnet.com.sg or sms Brother Nelson Lim HP: 96985157.

    Day Time Activities
  • Tuesday 7.30pm - 9pm
    - Group Sitting Meditation
    ( 4, 11, 18, 25 Sep )

  • Friday 7.30pm - 9pm
    - Group Sitting Meditation
    ( 14, 21, 28 Sep )

  • Saturday 7.45pm - 9 pm
    Talks on Compendium of Mental Factors (Abhidhamma)
    ( 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Sep )

  • Sunday 2pm - 4pm
    - Children Dhamma Class
    ( 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep )

  • Sunday 7pm - 9.30pm
    - Burmese Dhamma Talk
    ( 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep )



    All are welcome
  • Sep 16Palelai Buddhist Temple
    Annual Rice Pogoda & Charity Day 2007

    Palelai Buddhist Temple Singapore will be having our annual Rice Pogoda & Charity Day on 16 September 2007 in the temple at 49 Bedok Walk Singapore 469145.

    This is an annual event in which Palelai Buddhist Temple does her part for the community by distributing rice & other provisions to 10 invited charitable homes. Monetary donations will also be presented to these homes.

    The programme for Rice Pagoda & Charity Day 2007 is as follows:

    TIME PROGRAMME VENUE

    TimeEventVenue
    8.45am Arrival of Guests and Home Residents Reception Tentage
    9.00am Pindapata – Food Almsround by Palelai's Resident and Invited Monks Foyer
    9.30am Request of 5 Precepts, Paritta Chanting & Offering of Rice Packets to the Venerables Main Shrine
    10.30am Cheques Presentation to Homes Representative Main Shrine
    11.00am Offering of Food to the Venerables & Meals Receptions to Guests and Home Residents Dining Hall / Reception Tentage
    1.00pm Distribution of Provisions to Invited Homes. Main Shrine


    Dry rations such as biscuits, packet drinks, can food and other may be offered to the Venerables at 9.00am during the almsround while cooked food can be offered before the monks' meal at 11.00am.

    Palelai Buddhist Temple's members, devotees and well wishers who wishes to do your part for this charitable event may bring dry rations such as rice, biscuits, noodles etc to Palelai Buddhist Temple Main Shrine from today till 09 September 2007 in preparation for this event. You may place them around a Rice Pagoda which will be build with rice packets donations from members, devotees and well wishers.

    Alternatively, you may also make a monetary donation for the rice packets at Palelai Buddhist Temple office and we will purchase the rice packets on your behalf. The prices for the rice at Palelai are as follows:

  • 5 Kg Packet - $5.00.
  • Package of 6 x 5 Kg Packet - $30.00

    Please be informed that the monetary collections from the rice purchases above will be used for the purchases of other ration and provision required by the Homes should the rice packets contribution exceed the required quantity. Monetary donations of other amount for this event are also welcomed.

    Please contact Palelai administration office at 6443 3324 or watpalelai@yahoo.com.sg should you have any queries to the above mentioned.

    Assistance is also required on the 16th September 2007 in the following areas:

  • To assist the Homes' residents with the offering of alms to the monks at 9.00am.
  • Homes' residents meal at 11.00am.
  • Distribution of provisions to the Homes at 1.00pm.

    Interested volunteers may register with your name, contact number, email address and the area of help you wish to provide from the 3 areas stated above via email at watpalelai@yahoo.com.sg or fax at 6443 9381. Alternatively, you may also register with us via phone at 6443 3324 or at Palelai administration office with the above mentioned details. This is to facilitate the job scope distribution.

    On behalf of the Resident monks and Executive Committee of Palelai Buddhist Temple, we invite you, your family and friends to join us in this meritorious occasion.

    We would also like to inform all Dhamma friends of the regular activities & facilities available for use at Palelai Buddhist Temple Singapore.

    Regular Activities

    Regular Activities

    ACTIVITY TIME FREQUENCY VENUE
    Morning Chanting 6.00am Daily Main Shrine
    Evening Chanting 6.00pm Daily Main Shrine
    Food Offering to Monks 11.00am Daily Dining Hall
    Group Meditation Session 7.30pm Tuesday & Saturday Meditation Hall
    Adult Dhamma Class 9.30am Sunday Classrooms
    Children Dhamma Class 1.00pm Sunday Classrooms


    Facilities
    ACTIVITY TIMEFREQUENCY
    Meditation Hall 10.00am - 6.00pm Daily
    Library 1.00pm – 3.00pm Sunday

    All are welcome to join us in the regular activities or to use the facilities shown above. Please feel free to spread this message around for the benefit of interested Dhamma friends.

    All are WELCOME . Admission is FREE.

  • Sep 22Dharma Drum Youth Singapore
    Reviving and Fun Cycling




    All are WELCOME . Admission is FREE.

    Sep 25Kong Meng San Monastery
    Moon Light, Moon Bright




    All are WELCOME . Admission is FREE.

    Sep 28Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Dharma Talk: Diamond Sutra – Wisdom for Living (in Mandarin)



    Date : 28 September 2007 (Friday) to 1 October 2007 (Monday)
    Time : 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
    Speaker : Venerable Zhi Hai
    Venue : Fu Hui Auditorium
    105 Punggol Road, Singapore 546636

    For enquiries, please call 6489 8161 ext. 41 or email dharma.ed@bcc.org.sg

    Bus Stop A
    From City, Bedok, Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Chinatown and World Trade Centre
    Bus No.: 80, 82, 87, 88, 89, 119

    Bus Stop B
    From Sengkang and Punggol
    Bus No.: 80, 82, 87, 88, 89, 119



    All are welcome
    Sep 30
    8.30pm
    Sri Langkaramaya Buddhist Temple
    “Did your Dreams come true?”

    Ven. K. Rathanasara shares the Dhamma on 31st Friday, August 2007 at 08:30 pm in Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple [30 C. St. Michael’s Rd]

    Just before the day break, King Kosala, had Sixteen dreams, And he woke up with terror.

    King hurried to consult the Buddha. Enlightened one predicted the dreams would come true in distant future. Were those dreams, Buddha predicted, have come true?

  • What is a dream?
  • Is it a mental creation?
  • Or it is something related to one’s extra sense perception?

  • Do all our dreams come true?
  • How can we deal with dreams?

    Come on Dhamma Friends
    Let’s get together
    To talk about our dreams

    All are WELCOME .




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    October 2007

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Oct 04
    to
    Oct 25
    Ruwan Buddhist Society
    Dhammapada I

    The Dhammapada, an anthology of 423 verses, was complied approximately 600 years before Christ. It was handed down in the Pali language, in which the Buddha spoke the Tipitaka, that has preserved the original teachings of the Enlightened One.

    Dhammapada is not merely a collection of verses but an institution which guides both masses and intelligentsia towards a noble way of living on the unique doctrine preached by the Buddha.

    The Contents of the Dhammapada give enough and correct practical solutions to the mankind surrounded by unhappiness, depression, dissatisfactions, worries, temptations and moral pollution.

    There is an increasing awareness that we need to turn to Dhamma for guidance if we are to create a morally healthy society.

    We will be starting a brand new series of Dhammapada Course,. In order to help us to get closer to the teachings of the Buddha we will be understanding the stanza through the original language - Pali.

    Knowing that our busy lifestyles always hold us back to take up new or longer commitments , we will be breaking up the whole of the Dhammapada text into a few short modules, which you can take up to fit into your busy schedule.

    Welcome to join us in learning the Teachings of the Buddha from Dhammapada - The chapter of "The Pairs". How our Supreme Teacher advices and guides us with our daily encounters.

    We invite you to join us for this great gift of Dhamma!


    Course : Dhammapada I (Chapters on The Pairs)
    Date : 4th Oct - 25th Oct 07 (every Thursday) 4 sessions
    Time : 7:30 pm - 9.15pm
    Venue : Ruwan Buddhist Society
    87 Aida Street (10min walk from Bedok Central)
    Course Lecturer : Ven K Somananda

    Please register via email ruwan.pali@yahoo.com or contact Lay Pheng @ 97288876 or Raymond @ 96819341 for enrollment.

    About the Lecturer
    Ven Sommananda had been in Singapore for over 10 years. He was a Pali language lecturer in the Pali Buddhist College Singapore, and ever taught in the Sri Lanka University. For the past few years he conducts short term courses on the Dhammapada, Basic Buddhism and Pali Language. Bhante has studied Pali Language for many years and is scholar in this field. he had just obtain his PHD in Pali Language in 2006.


    All are welcome
    Oct 12People's Buddhism Study Society
    The Buddha's First Sermon


    Topic : The Buddha's First Sermon
    Date : 12 Oct 2007 (Fri)
    Time : 8pm to 9:30pm
    Venue : People's Buddhism Study Society
    No.25 Lorong 22 Geylang
    Singapore 398682
    Speaker : Venerable Mahinda

    About the Speaker

    Ven Mahinda, born in 1949 to a Chinese Peranakan family in Malacca, was ordained as a Theravada Buddhist monk in 1979 under the tutelage of Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Maha Thera. He practised Buddhist Meditation under several masters in Sri Lanka, India, Burma and Thailand. He is also acquainted with the Mahayana and Vajrayana traditions. He has travelled to more than 30 Countries to spread the teachings of the Buddha


    All are welcome
    Oct 12Kong Meng San Monastery
    The "Engaged Dharma" Series




    All are welcome
    Oct 13
    to
    Ovt 14
    Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Open House




    All are welcome
    Oct 13Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Dharma Talk: “Managing Negative States of Mind”



    Date : 13 October 2007 (Saturday – Hari Raya Puasa holiday)
    Time : 10 am to 12 pm
    Speaker : Ms Tan Yen Yen
    Venue : Yen Pei Building, Level 7
    105 Punggol Road, Singapore 546636

    When facing pressures from work, family and other life demands, we commonly experience negative states of mind that affect our level of well-being. How can we cope with these negative states more skilfully and effectively? This talk aims to explore this topic of managing negative states of mind, by drawing from principles of Western and Buddhist psychology.

    Ms Tan Yen Yen is currently a lecturer at Singapore Polytechnic. She obtained her BA in Accountancy from Nanyang Technological University, Diploma in Counselling and Guidance from Temasek Polytechnic and Masters in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University, 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 concepts.

    If you are interested in attending this workshop, please register online at http://www.bcc.org.sg/showform13.php or email to dharma.ed@bcc.org.sg or call 6489 8161 ext. 41


    Bus Stop A
    From City, Bedok, Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Chinatown and World Trade Centre
    Bus No.: 80, 82, 87, 88, 89, 119

    Bus Stop B
    From Sengkang and Punggol
    Bus No.: 80, 82, 87, 88, 89, 119



    All are WELCOME . Admission is FREE.
    Oct 20
    to
    Oct 21
    Nam Pu Tuo
    Talk on going Vegetarian




    All are welcome
    Oct 25 Full Moon in October
    Abhidhamma Day:
    The Festival Of Lights




    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 26
    to
    Nov 03
    Palelai Buddhist Temple
    Abhidhamma course in English by Dr Mehm Tin Mon

    We are pleased to inform that an Abhidhamma course in English by Dr Mehm Tin Mon will be conducted at Palelai Buddhist Temple meditation hall, level 3, Chedi Dhammasathit Building from 26 October to 03 November 2007. This course is jointly organised by Shwedagon Society (Singapore) and Visuddha Meditation Centre. Course materials will be provided upon the commencement of the course.

    Please kindly see enclosed files for the course details, a brief introduction of Dr Mehm Tin Mon, the course enrolment form and a map of Palelai Buddhist Temple.

    Please submit all duly completed enrolment forms to: email : abhidhamma.class@yahoo.com.sg or fax: 6444 2615 by 25 October 2007.

    Please kindly direct all enquiries to abhidhamma.class@yahoo.com.sg

    Please see the road map below.





    All are welcome
    Oct 26
    8.30pm
    By Sri Langkaramaya Buddhist Temple
    Friday Dharma Talk: Monk with a stinking body

    A monk was bedridden. Boils over his body burst out. Robes became sticky with pus and blood. Fellow monks abandoned him.

    Buddha bathed him and washed his robes. Out of compassion, taught him Dhamma. Just before death, he became Enlightened.

    ‘He was a cruel Fowler, Once in his former lives’

    Three types of patients are found in the world. Equally should be taken care of – Says the Buddha.

  • Some are in coma
  • Many are supported by machines to live.
    What is the Buddhist attitude towards EUTHANASIA?

    Let’s get together Friends, It’s another pleasant evening to learn the Dhamma. On 26th Friday October 2007, at 8:30 pm, Ven. K. Rathanasara shares the Dhamma In Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple [30 C St. Michael’s RD

    All are welcome
  • Oct 27Palelai Buddhist Temple
    Devo Day - 27 October 2007, Saturday

    This is to commemorate the return of Lord Buddha from the Tavatimsa Heaven where the Lord Buddha spent an entire Rains Residence (vassa) preaching the Abidhamma (Higher Dhamma) to his mother, Queen Maha Maya and the devas. It was recorded in the scriptures that his mother passed away after giving birth to him and this was his way of repaying his debt of gratitude to her. This occasion takes place on the day after the end of the Rains Residence. This day is also very significant in that it was the only time that the three realms of Heaven, Earth & Hell was seen by human beings as the Buddha proceeded down a flight of steps created by the deavs to honour his return from heaven.

    To commemorate this important historical event, our resident & invited monks will perform the Devorohana ceremony (to re-enact the procession of the Buddha and devas from Tavatimsa heaven) with a statue of the Lord Buddha in the alms collection posture. The Buddha image will, as it were, lead the alms collection by the Sangha in the compound of our temple. Members and devotees are most welcome to join us in offerng alms to the Sangha during this alms round. There will also be a short paritta chanting in the main shrine after the alms round.

    The programme for Devo Day 2007 @ Palelai Buddhist Temple is as follows:

    DEVO DAY 2007 @ PALELAI BUDDHIST TEMPLE
    27 Oct 2007 Programme

    09.00am Pindapata (Alms Round) - Please offer dry and packed food only
    09.30am Puja and paritta chanting in the main shrine
    11.00am Lunch dana to the Sangha in dining hall. - you may wish to offer cooked food

    Please do not hesitate to contact our administrative staff, Keith at 6443 3324 or watpalelai@yahoo.com.sg should you have any queries with regards to Devo Day 2007.

    The Sangha and Executive Committee cordially invite you, your family, and friends to join us in these meritorious occasions.


    All are welcome
    Oct 28Buddhist Library
    Robes and Books Offering




    All are welcome
    Oct 31
    to
    Nov 21
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    Meditation Month

    This November, Buddhist Fellowship is very pleased to present a special meditation month! Visiting members of the Sangha will be in Singapore to conduct meditation retreats to all who are interested.


    Ajahn Punnyo, an English monk from Wat Marp Jan and a disciple of Ajahn Anan in Thailand, will be conducting a one-day meditation retreat on 3 Nov from 9am to 8pm. Ajahn Punnyo will also be giving the following Dhamma talks at the Centre from 31 Oct to 4 Nov:
  • 31 Oct (Wed) 7.45pm: My Journey to Buddhist Monastic Life
  • 1 Nov (Thurs) 7.45pm: Mindfulness and Meditation
  • 2 Nov (Fri) 7.45pm: Path of Happiness
  • 3 Nov (Sat) 9am-8pm: Retreat, Talks on Meditation, Wisdom, Buddhist Ethics
  • 4 Nov (Sun) 11 am: Buddhism - A Journey of Self-Discovery and Happiness


    Venerable Khemavaro from Bodhinyana Monastery will be leading an 8-precept medita¬tion retreat from 7 to 11 Nov. For Ven. Khemavaro's retreat, participants will need to check in on Wednesday 7 Nov at 8pm at BF Centre and the retreat will end in the after¬noon on Sunday 11 Nov. Retreatants will also have to bring their own sleeping bag or mattress. As places are limited to 60 persons only, please book early.


    Ajahn Sujato of Santi Forest Monastery will be giving a Dhamma talk on 21 Nov (Wed) at 7.45pm on "Life - Why Bother?" (How to find a sense of meaning in this world where our values are being questioned, and our society is changing faster than ever before?) and will be leading a half-day retreat on 22 Nov from 3pm to 9pm.

    Please see the road map below.



    We urge members to obey traffic rules and not to cause obstruction to the residence around the vicinity.

    All are welcome



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