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    March 2008

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Mar 01
    to
    Mar 23
    Special Exhibitions Gallery, ACM Empress Place. By Asian Civilisations Museum
    Exhibitions: On The Nalanda Trail: Buddhism in India, China and Southeast Asia




    During the past, many Asian countries interacted with each other through peaceful means via religion, trade and political missions. Many Chinese pilgrims went to India for Buddhist studies while Indian monks went to China to disseminate the faith. The footprints of Buddhist pilgrims can be seen over the Silk Road all along Central, northwest India as well as the Southeast Asia. Traversing India to modern Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Tibet, China, Korea and Japan, Java, Sumatra, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos - Buddhism not only affected the lives and cultures in those regions but also left us with a legacy in the arts and literature.

    This exhibition will highlight some of the significant landmarks in Buddhist history, through the travel records of the monks Faxian, Xuanzang, Yijing and the spread of Buddhism at centres of higher learning such as Nalanda in eastern India which was visited by many students from all over the Asian world. The exhibition will be illustrated and accompanied by a display of Buddhist art and artefacts borrowed from museums in India and Southeast Asia and will include some objects from the ACM’s own collection.

    Getting there:
    Directions
    ACM Empress Place is a 5-minute walk from the Raffles Place MRT station.

    Parking
    Public parking is available along Empress Place next to the Museum building; at the basement carpark of the New Parliament House, at Six Battery Road and at One Fullerton across from the Fullerton Hotel.




    Note: This guided tour is strictly by registration only
    Call 6849 5346 or email chingwi@yahoo.com.sg to register
    Website: KMSPKSYM

    Mar 02
    to
    Apr 27
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Join us at our first Y_Fellowship Session




    All are welcome
    Mar 02Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Dharma Talk “Blessings in Life” (in English)



    Date : 02 March 2008, Sunday
    Time : 4.00 pm tp 6.00pm
    Speaker : Mr Tan Hun Tong
    Venue : Yen Pei Building, Level 8
    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
    Mar 03
    to
    Apr 12
    By Dharma Drum Singapore
    Film Making and Film Viewing Seminars
    Buddhist Film Appreciation & Short Film-making Contest



    Click here for more detail : http://blog.pixnet.net/ddysmovie

    About the Short Film Making Contest (Objective, Theme, How to join, Judging Criteria, Prizes)

    Dharma Drum Youth Singapore of Dharma Drum Singapore is organising its first ever Buddhist Movies Appreciation & Short Film Making Contest from February 2008 to July 2008.

    The objectives of the contest are as follow:
    Angulimala :How a Notorious Serial Killer Attained Enlightenment
    Tagline: A man who took a thousand lives to reach Nirvana
    Website: www.filmbangkok.com/angulimala
    Movie Screening cum Dharma Discussion with Shen Shi’an : Email moonpointer@gmail.com

    Short Film Making Contest Rules and Regulations

  • Registration is open to all local residents (with local address and contact number in Singapore), of age ranging 18 ~ 35 years old
  • Contesting films should be made by the theme of Buddhism, in either English or Mandarin only.
  • Video must be original and has not been submitted for any other purposes.
  • Video with content that promotes racism, bigotry, hatred or harm of any kind against any group or individual will be disqualified.
  • Video submitted will become the property of Dharma Drum Singapore.


    All are welcome
  • Mar 07Singapore Buddhist Federation
    English Dharma Course


    Website: http://www.buddhist.org.sg/sbf/archives/3
    Objective: To develop participants’ understanding in basic Buddhist teachings for life enrichment.
    Contents: Lectures and panel discussions on the life of Buddha, a brief history Buddhism, Buddhist teachings, application of Buddhist teaching in daily life.
    Entry Qualifications: Age above 16 and fluent in written and spoken English.
    Duration of Course: 3 years with 2 semesters per year.
    Date: Every Friday from 7th of March 2008
    Time: 8.00pm - 9.30pm
    Venue: Singapore Buddhist Federation

    Registration

    Fee: Adult $50; Student $25
    Certificate of Completion: Certificate of completion of the course will be issued to each participant who has satisfied the set criteria Registration:
  • 1. Photocopy of NRIC or Passport;
  • 2. One recent passport sizes photo.
  • 3. Registration at:
    Buddhist Federation
    375 Race Course Road,
    Singapore 218644
    Tel: 6744 4635 Fax: 6747 3618
    Office hours: 0900 am to 5.00 pm Mon to Fri; 0900 am to 100 pm Sat
    Public transport: Farrer Park MRT station
    Bus Nos: 21,65M, 66,125,130,139,147 [Download Form]

    All are welcome
  • Mar 07
    to
    Mar 15
    Meditation Hall, Level 3, Chedi Dhammasathit Building Palelai Buddhist Temple
    Dharma Talks by Venerable Mahinda

    Palelai Buddhist Temple (PBT) is pleased to inform that Venerable Mahinda from the Pa Auk Forest Monastery will be delivering a total of 5 Mandarin Dhamma talks on 07, 09, 11, 13 & 15 March 2008 at Meditation Hall, Level 3, Chedi Dhammasathit Building, PBT during the meditation retreat conducted by Venerable from 06 to 16 March 2008. The talks will be translated into English after the deliverance by Venerable Mahinda.

    The topics for the talks are as follows:
    Date: 07 March 2008, 7.30pm
    Tpoic: Anapanasati

    Date:09, 11, 13, 15 March 2008, 7.30pm
    Tpoic:Metta Sutta

    Please do not hesitate to contact PBT administrative staff, Keith at 6443 3324 or myself at email: watpalelai@yahoo.com.sg should you require further clarification with regards to this matter.

    The Dhamma talks will be opened to the public as well.

    Note:
    Earlier announcement was a mistaken identity. Venerable Mahinda is from China and not from Avaloka Sydney. Sorry for the mistake
    Please see the road map below.





    All are welcome
    Mar 08
    to
    Mar 26
    Buddha Tooth Relic Temple, Chinatown. By Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Spreading Love and Compassion






    All are welcome
    Mar 08
    &
    Mar 15
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Dharma Talks on Sigalovada Sutra (in Mandarin)



    Date : 8 March 2008 (Saturday – 1st session)
    and 15 March 2008 (Saturday – 2nd session, continued)
    Time : 3.00 pm tp 5.00pm
    Venue : Yen Pei Building, Level 8
    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
    Mar 09Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple
    Pali Chanting & Sutta Discussion by Venerable Rathanasara
    Is Chanting a Form of Meditation?
    How to generate positive energy through Chanting


    Call for Registration : Paulin 9234 1469
    Email: rathanasarathero@hoptmail.com


    All are welcome
    Mar 15
    to
    Apr 12
    By Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    One Day Mindfulness Retreat



    THE One Day Mindfulness Retreat will be conducted on the following Saturdays :
    Date : 15 & 29 Mar 08
    2 Apr 08
    Registration : 8.30am - 8.45am
    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 contant number to vmckm@singnet.com.sg or send an sms to:

    Brother Nelson Lim HP:9-6985157

    Location Map:
    click here
    Registration is required

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

    All are welcome
    Mar 20Palelai Buddhist Temple
    Meditation Course 2008

    We are pleased to announce that we will be organising the above meditation course and the details are as follows:
    Starting date : 20 March 2008
    Time : 8.00pm - 9.30pm
    Venue : Meditation Hall, Chedi Dhammasathit
    Course Duration : Approximately 3 months
    Frequency : Once a week (every Thursday)
    Conductor : Sebastian Wong

    The course is aimed at those who would like an insight into how the Buddha’s teachings, specifically Buddhist meditation, can be applied to their daily lives to manage their stresses and strains arising from pressures of work, family, ill-health, loss of loved ones etc. Attendees do not need to have prior knowledge of the Buddha’s teachings and the course is also open to non-Buddhists. Instructions will be given in English and will focus on applying the Buddha’s instructions on breath meditation, development of peace of mind, and cultivation of insight wisdom.

    The course is free of charge and attendees are advised to come in comfortable clothes (loose pants, light shirts). As the temple is a sanctuary for celibate monks and the practice of modesty & restraint of the senses, ladies are kindly requested NOT to come in shorts (bermudas are acceptable), low cut blouses, or other revealing clothes.

    To obtain the registration form or if you have any queries, please contact Sebastian Wong at email: cswong78@singnet.com.sg or call Sebastian at 6546-4628 (after 10pm).

    Note: Due to overseas work assignments, Sebastian may have to be away on certain Thursdays so the weekly frequency may not always be adhered to but you will be given advanced notice of changes.

    Note: this course will only be conducted once this year.

    For those who have registered and attended the course previously, you do not need to resubmit the application form. You may simply indicate your intention to join this course by sending an email to watpalelai@yahoo.com.sg by 15 March 2008. Please also indicate if you wish to be included in the PBT activities emailing list.

    Please do not hesitate to contact PBT administrative staff, Mr Keith at 6443 3324 or at email: watpalelai@yahoo.com.sg should you require further clarifications with regards to this matter.

    All are welcome to participate in these meritorious occasions. Please see the road map below.





    All are welcome
    Mar 20
    to
    May 31
    By The Minding Centre
    THE MINDING CENTRE course updates (Mar-May 08)


    (1) BEGINNERS' MEDITATION COURSE (non-religious)


    Intake 23f (Mar/Apr 2008)

    Date:
    Mar 20, 27; Apr 3 (Thu 7.30 - 9.30 pm)

    Intake 24i (Apr 2008)

    Date:
    Apr 10, 17, 24 (Thu 7.30 - 9.30 pm)

    Intake 25f (May 2008)

    Date:
    May 8, 15, 22 (Thu 7.30 - 9.30 pm)

    Venue:
    The Minding Centre
    Course fees:
    $90 / intake (with Guidebook)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan (see Wiki Piya for more info)
    Course details:
    http://themindingcentre.googlepages.com/MedforBegcolw0802-04.pdf

    (2) BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY (non-religious)
    The mind, consciousness, self-knowledge & wellness


    Intake 4 (Mar 08)

    Date:
    Mar 8, 15, 22, 29 (Sat 7.00 - 9.00 pm)
    Venue:
    The Minding Centre
    Course fees:
    $175 (with 2 Coursebooks)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan (see Wiki Piya for more info)
    Course details:
    http://themindingcentre.googlepages.com/BPcoursedescription0803.pdf

    (3) PSYCHOLOGY OF MEDITATION (non-religious)
    Recommended as foundation for practice especially if you have learned meditation or plan to take it up


    Intake 2 (Apr 2008)

    Date:
    Apr 4, 11, 18, 25 (Fri 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Venue:
    The Minding Centre
    Course fees:
    $160 (with Coursebook)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan (see Wiki Piya for more info:
    Course details:
    http://themindingcentre.googlepages.com/PsyMed0804col.pdf

    (4) PSYCHOLOGY OF DEATH & LIVING (non-religious)
    Strategies for life, death & rebirth for those seeking meaning and purpose of life, & true lasting happiness


    Intake 2 (Apr 2008)

    Date:
    Apr 5, 12, 19, 26 (Sat 7.00 - 9.00 pm)
    Venue:
    The Minding Centre
    Course fees:
    $160 (with Coursebook)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan (see Wiki Piya for more info:
    Course details:
    http://themindingcentre.googlepages.com/PsyofDL0804.pdf

    For course details, registration & other info, browse: http://themindingcentre.googlepages.com or call Ratna Lim at 8211 0879.


    (5) PSYCHOLOGY OF EMOTION (non-religious)
    Feeling, sensation, and emotion: what they are and make them work for you


    Intake 1 (May 08)

    Date:
    May 10, 17, 24, 31 (Sat 7.00 - 9.00 pm)
    Venue:
    The Minding Centre
    Course fees:
    $160 (with Coursebook)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan (see Wiki Piya for more info:
    Course details:
    http://themindingcentre.googlepages.com/psychologyofemotion

    The Minding Centre
    Blk 644 Bukit Batok Central,
    #01-68 (2nd flr),
    [near Bukit Batok MRT/Interchange]
    Singapore 650644.
    HP: 8211 0879; Tel: 6569 5205
    Dharmafarer (Sutta) website: http://dharmafarer.googlepages.com
    Meditation courses & therapy: http://themindingcentre.googlepages.com

    Biography of Piya Tan
    Piyasilo ("Piya") Tan was an ordained Theravada Buddhist monk for over 20 years. During his first year of monkhood, he co-founded the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (Vice-President). He also founded the Friends of Buddhism Malaysia and the Friends of Buddhism Singapore. During the latter half of this period he founded the Dharmafarers, a community of full-time lay Buddhist workers. In his layman years before ordination, while Principal of the Seck Kia Eenh Dharma School (Malacca Buddhist Association, Malaysia), he prepared and implemented the Integrated Syllabus of Buddhist Studies, the most comprehensive Buddhist syllabus in Malaysia and Singapore then.

    He was regular consultant and lecturer to the Buddhist Studies Team (Buddhist Studies for Secondary Schools in Singapore, Ministry of Education) in the 1980s. After that he was Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. He has written numerous educational books on Buddhism (such as "Total Buddhist Work") and spoken at various international and inter-religious forums. He is well-known for his futuristic visions of Buddhism, especially in terms of the full-time lay Buddhist ministry. He is best known for his national Dharma courses in Malaysia and Singapore and has been advisor or consultant to various tertiary Buddhist societies.

    Since 2000, Piya has been living with his family in Singapore, where he is an interdenominational full-time Buddhist worker. He is consultant and Dharma teacher to various organizations, institutions and projects. He regards himself as an ongoing student of Buddhism.

    Piyasilo's Higher Ordination (upasampada) under H.H. Somdet Phra Vanarat, the 17th Supreme Patriarch of the Thai Buddhist Order (24 June 1972, Wat Srakes Rajavaramahavihara, Bangkok, Thailand). This picture shows the ordination candidate offering the monk's bowl to the Preceptor and the lay sponsor, Khun Banchong Sowaprux, bearing traditional offerings. Note: Read more about Piya Tan in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piya_Tan

    All are welcome
    Mar 21
    to
    Apr 30
    2 Telok Blangah Street 31, Yeo Building. By Karma Dongnga Yenpei Buddhist Society
    Empowerment & Thousand Offering Grand Puja

    Venerable Zurmang Drukpa Rinpoche will be conducting numbers of empowerment, oral transmission and puja in Singapore from 21st to 23rd March. These include Red Cherenzig empowerment, Vajrapana-Hayagriva-Garuda initiation, Amitabha Heart Mantra and Green Tara Heart Mantra oral transmission, 4-arms Cherenzig and 4-arms Mahakala pujas, and Me Chig fire puja.







    Karma Dongnga Yenpei Buddhist Society
    111 North Bridge Road, #27 - 01, S'pore 179098
    Peninsula Plaza
    Email: dongngaypeibs@yahoo.com.sg

    All are welcome
    Mar 29 Wat Ananda Youth
    1 Day 8 Precepts Retreat



    All are welcome



     

    April 2008

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Apr 02
    to
    Apr 05
    Tai Pei Buddhist Centre. By Nam Hai Pu Tuo San
    3 Days Pureland Practice and Dharma Talk




    Nam Hai Pu Tuo San
    Email: namhaiputuo@gmail.com
    825B Jalan Limbok
    Singapore 549853
    Telephone: 6288 0419

    All are welcome
    Apr 04
    to
    Apr 08
    Block K Lecture Theatre 3, Nanyang Polytechnic and Fo Guang Shan
    Dharma Talks by Venerable Miao Guang



    About the Speaker
    Venerable Miao Guang graduated from University of New South Wales in 1999 with B.A. in Asian Studies. Currently, she pursuing her Master in Buddhist Studies in Fo Guang University in Taiwan. She is a personal English Interpreter of Venerable Master Hsing Yun and holds numerous position in Fo Guang Shan.

    All are welcome
    Apr 07
    to
    Jun 16
    By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Basic Vipassana Meditation by Venerable Chun Ren





    All are welcome
    Apr 02
    to
    Apr 19
    By Lam Hai Poh Toh San Temple
    Programme for April 2008



    Lam Hai Poh Toh San Temple
    825B Jalan Limbok
    Singapore 549853
    Telephone: 6288 0419

    All are welcome
    Apr 10
    to
    Apr 13
    Pulau Besar in Johor. By TLC Student Care Centre
    Yoga Cleansing Retreat

    To Mother Nature, we go! In the peaceful island of Pulau Besar in Johor state lies soft white beach, clear blue waters and simple kampong lifestyle where Mother Nature embraces all participants with open arms. It is at this untouched paradise where you will spend 4 days in doing your cleansing retreat and yoga poses together.

    Duration: 10th – 13th April 2008
    Venue: Pulau Besar (Johor)
    Your investment: $429.00

    All participants must be able bodied with no severe medical history. All participants are expected to conform to the guidelines of the communal living.

    Facilitator: Mr. Lim Heng Moh, Jason
    Organiser: TLC Student Care Centre
    Address: Blk 621 Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 #01-68 Singapore 560621
    Blk 684a Choa Chu Kang Crescent #01-308 Singapore 681684
    Tel: 68495317
    Fax: 6454 6696 / 62190068
    E-mail: pualk@tenderlovingcare.sg
    Web: www.tenderlovingcare.sg

    All are welcome
    Apr 14
    to
    Apr 15
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Living a Balanced Life and Making Wise Choices
    Meditation on Enlightening the Path in Our Hearts
    By Venerable Thubten Chodron



    Living a Balanced Life and Making Wise Choices

    All day, every day, we make decisions from what clothes to wear to how to spend our time. How do we make choices that support harmony in relationships and make our lives meaningful? Venerable Thubten Chodron will teach you how to cultivate the wisdom that balances the demands of daily life and clarifies which actions bring happiness.

    Date : 14/03/08 (Fri)
    Time : 7:30pm – 9:30pm
    Location : Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall 4th Floor

    Meditation on Enlightening the Path in Our Hearts

    Shakyamuni Buddha taught many meditation practices to bring clarity of the mind and to open the heart of compassion. Venerable Thubten Chodron will guide us to recognise our tremendous potential to become fully enlightened beings. Free Admission

    Date : 15/03/08 (Sat)
    Time : 7:30pm – 9:30pm
    Location : Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall 4th Floor

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

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

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

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

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

    Some of the books/articles written by the Venerable available on-line are:
  • I Wonder Why
  • Speaking of the faults of others
  • Chocolate frosting and garbage
  • Practicing Buddhism in daily life
  • Buddhism in modern society

    All are WELCOME .

  • Apr 26
    to
    May 03
    Fairy Point Chalet 4 (FPC4). By Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    Dhamma talks and 8 Day Vipassana Meditation Retreat



    Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore) would like to invite you to participate in the 8-day Vipassana Meditation retreat to be conducted by our Chief Religious Advisor, Ovadacariya Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa.

    Meditation Teacher: Ovadacariya Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa
    Date: 26 Apr (Sat) to 3 May 08 (Sat)
    Venue: Fairy Point Chalet 4 (FPC4)
    (Check-in and clean-up on 26 Apr 08 (Sat) @ 3pm)
    Registration Fee: $30/- (Refundable subject to conditions in the Application Form)
    Fees: By donation

    Application opens now and closes on 31 Mar 08 or earlier if vacanies are taken up. To register, please fill in your particulars in the Application Form which can also be downloaded from www.vmc128.8m.com, and mail to us with the registration fee. You can also obtain the Application Form from our Centre during opening hours.

    As vacancies are limited, priority will be given to full time yogis who are VMC members or regular donors / Dhamma helpers.

    Please notify the organiser if you are unable to attend so that the vacancy can be given to participants who are on the waiting list.

    If you wish to be a Dhamma helper, donor / sponsor of food, other essentials, to provide transport service during the retreat, or to give monetary support to defray the cost of the chalet rental or the air tickets of Sayadaw U Pandita, his Kappiya and translator, please contact:
  • Sis Padumini Koe at HP 96705776
  • Bro Nelson Lim at HP: 96985157

    All cheque donations are to be made in favour of Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore).

    Announcement
    There will be no weekly activities at VMC from 26 Apr to 4 May You are invited to the Dhamma talks by Ovadacariya Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa from 8 pm to 9 pm from 27 Apr to 3 May 08.

    Time

    27 Apr 2008

    Time

    28 Apr to
    2 May 08

    Time

    3 May 08

    0430-0500hrs Rise mindfully 0430-0500hrs Rise mindfully 0430-0500hrs Rise mindfully
    0500-0630hrs Meditation Instruction / Observance of 8 Precepts 0500-0600hrs Walking/ Sitting Meditation 0500-0600hrs Walking/ Sitting Meditation
    .. 0600-0630hrs Metta Chanting 0600-0630hrs Metta Chanting
    0630-0730hrs Breakfast 0630-0730hrs Breakfast 0630-0730hrs Breakfast
    0730-0830hrs Washing/Cleaning 0730-0830hrs Washing/Cleaning 0730-0830hrs Washing/Cleaning
    0830-0930hrs Walking Meditation 0830-0930hrs Sitting Meditation 0830-0930hrs Sitting Meditation
    0930-1030hrs Sitting Meditation 0930-1030hrs Walking Meditation 0930-1030hrs Walking Meditation
    1030-1100hrs Walking Meditation 1030-1100hrs Sitting Meditation 1030-1100hrs Sitting Meditation
    1100-1200hrs Lunch 1100-1200hrs Lunch 1100-1200hrs Lunch
    1200-1300hrs Rest 1200-1300hrs Rest 1200-1300hrs Rest
    1300-1400hrs Walking Meditation 1300-1400hrs Walking Meditation 1300-1400hrs Walking Meditation
    1400-1500hrs Sitting Meditation 1400-1500hrs Sitting Meditation 1400-1500hrs Sitting Meditation
    1500-1600hrs Walking Meditation 1500-1600hrs Walking Meditation 1500-1600hrs Walking Meditation
    1600-1700hrs Sitting Meditation 1600-1700hrs Sitting Meditation 1600-1700hrs Sitting Meditation
    1700-1800hrs Walking Meditation 1700-1800hrs Walking Meditation 1700-1800hrs Walking Meditation
    1800-1900hrs Sitting Meditation 1800-1900hrs Sitting Meditation 1800-1900hrs Sitting Meditation
    1900-2000hrs Walking Meditation 1900-1945hrs Walking Meditation 1900-1945hrs Walking Meditation
    2000-2100hrs Dhamma Talk 1945-2100hrs Observance of 8 Precepts followed by Dhamma Talk 1945-2100hrs Dhamma Talk
    2100-2200hrs Walking/Sitting Meditation followed by Dhamma Talk2100-2200hrs Sitting/Walking Meditation 2100 Home Swee Home
    2200hrs Lights off2200hrs Lights off ..

    RULES AND REGULATIONS

    1. Participants should wear T-shirt and long loose trousers or sarong (plain and white preferred). Short skirt, short pants, sleeveless shirt, leotard and skintight clothing are not permitted.
    2. All participants must observe the 8 Precepts which are:
  • Refrain from killing all living beings.
  • Refrain from taking what is not given.
  • Refrain from sexual indulgence.
  • Refrain from false speech.
  • Refrain from taking liquor and intoxicants causing heedlessness.
  • Refrain from taking food at inappropriate times.
  • Refrain from dancing, singing, music and unseemly shows; from the use of garlands, perfumes and unguents; from things that tend to beautify and adorn the body.
  • Refrain from using high and luxurious beds.
    Only under special circumstance may the Meditation Teachers accede to participant’s request to observe the 5 precepts.

    What to bring ...

    3. Participants must practise respectfully and take their practice seriously. The instructions given by teacher should be followed strictly.
    4. Participants shall report to the Meditation Instructor for interview as scheduled.
    5. Participants are to refrain from casual talk and discussion on meditation and experiences. They may talk or ask questions during interviews.
    6. Reading (including dhamma books), writing (of letters), entertaining visitors and taking/making telephone calls are not encouraged during the retreat.
    7. Daily activities should be carried out mindfully to maintain their practice and avoid disturbing fellow participants. Participants shall also help keep the retreat premises clean and tidy.
  • Participants should bring their own toiletries (eg towel, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, shampoo etc) and other items such as bedsheet, pillow case, sleeping bag, blanket, mosquito repellant, clothes hangers/pegs, slippers, notebook and pen. Yogis may bring their own sitting cushions if preferred
  • Handphone should be switched off or put to silence mode at all times. Participants are advised to refrain from bringing valuables and mobile phones to the retreat premises.
  • Alarm clocks are not allowed in the meditation hall. Please replace alarm clock with digital watches to reduce disturbance to others.

    Biography of Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa

    Ovadacariya Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa entered a monastery in a remote village in Burma at the age of seven, and progressed to become renowned as an outstanding teacher in the tradition of Mahasi Sayadaw famed for reviving and developing a rigorous meditation technique found in ancient texts. Sayadaw U Pandita teaches from his own profound meditative experiences gained over more than 70 years of monastic training, and from his detailed study of the Pali Suttas. Since 1951, he has taught thousands of students, and travelled to many Asian countries as well as to the United States, Europe and Australia to lead retreats. He is now the abbot of Panditarama Golden Hill Meditation Centre in Yangon, Myanmar where he teaches ordained and lay students from Asia and the West. He is also the Chief Religious Advisor of Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore).


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