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    November 2008

    Nov 04Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Fu Hui Sutra Class “Platform Sutra” (in Mandarin)

    Title : Platform Sutra (in Mandarin)
    Speaker : Mr. Zheng Zixiong
    Date : Every Tuesday, commencing on 4 November 2008
    Time : 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
    Venue : Yen Pei Building, Level 7
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    105 Punggol Road S(546636)
    Location : Please see map.

    Free Admission, all are welcome.

    To register for the talk, simply email your name and contact number to email

    Nearest MRT Station
    Buangkok (NE15)

    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
    Nov 05
    Nov 09
    Buddhist Fellowship
    Talks and a half day Meditation Retreat by Venerable Mudita

    Date :Wed 5 Nov
    Time :7.30 pm
    Topic :Talk on "Heavenly Meditation"

    Date :Sat 8 Nov
    Time :5 pm
    Topic :Youth Service) Talk on "Why I Took The Monastic Path"

    Date :Sun 9 Nov
    Time :11 am
    Topic :Talk on "Sense and Sensuality"

    Date :Fri 7 Nov
    Time :6 pm to 10 pm
    Subject :Meditation Retreat.

    Please register.

    Date :Sun 9 Nov morning,
    Time :6.30 am
    Subject :Club Meditation Session
    Venue : Fort Canning Park at 6:30am (Car Park B).

    Biography of Speaker
    Venerable Mudita was born in 1974 in Western Australia. He graduated from U.W.A. with a Bachelor of Arts (1st class Honours) in English Literature & History in 2000. At age 18, he rediscovered Buddhism after conversations with a Buddhist friend and reading Dhamma books. Venerable Mudita was ordained at Bodhinyana Monastery in 2002 and has served as Ajahn Brahm's secretary, taught meditation and gave instructions in vinaya (monastic discipline) to the junior monks, novices and postulants at Bodhinyana.

    All are welcome
    Nov 12
    Dec 29
    Wat Ananda Metyarama,WAT ANANDA YOUTH, Wat Palelai Temple, Mangala Vihara Temple, Uttamayanmuni Buddhist Temple and Firefly Mission.
    Dhamma Talk by Ven. Aggacitta

    Venerable Aggacitta Bhikkhu
    is a Malaysian Theravada Buddhist monk who receive upasamapada (higher ordination) at Mahasi Meditation Centre, Rangoon, Myanmar, in 1979. Besides practicing meditation, he studied advanced Pali and translation in Thai and Burmese from 1983 to 1984. He continued to study the Pali Tipitaka and researched on its interpretation and practice in Myanmar until his return to Malaysia at the end of 1994. In 2000, he founded Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (58S), a Theravada monk training center nestled among secluded valleys and brooks near Taiping, Perak, Malaysia.


    Date :
    12th Nov 08, Wed
    Time :
    7.30pm - 9pm
    Topic :
    Helping The Dying
    Venue :
    Metta Lodge
    No 26 Jalan Rengas Taman Melodies 80250 Johor Bahru

    Date :
    13th Nov 08, Thurs
    Time :
    7.30pm - 9pm
    Topic ;
    Handl;ing the Financial and Emotional crisis from the pending economic recession
    Venue :
    Wat Palelai Temple
    49 Bedok Walk Singapore 469145

    Date :
    15th Nov 08, Sat
    Time :
    6.15pm - 8pm
    Venue :
    Wat Ananda Temple
    50-B Jalan Bukit Merah Singapore 169545

    Date :
    17th Nov 08, Mon
    Time :
    7.30pm - 9pm
    Topic :
    More Passion or Compassion
    Venue :
    Mangala Vihara Buddhist Temple
    30 Jalan Eunos Singapore 419495

    Date :
    18th Nov 08, Tues
    Time :
    7.30pm - 9pm
    Topic :
    If all things are ultimately moving particles in an eternal motion of rising and falling, then what is the purpose and meaning of life?
    Venue :
    Uttamayanmuni Buddhist Temple
    328 Hong San Terrace Singapore 688785

    The 4 Basic Meditation Postures
    2 day-session Meditation Retreat (Non-residential)
    Registration @ 8.15am

  • 14th Nov 08, Fri @ 9am - 6pm
  • 15th Nov 08, Sat @ 9am - 5.30pm
    Registration is required via
    Email :
    Website :
    Enquiries :
    9619 9807 (Bro Alvin)
    Registration fees:
    $10 per pax (Limited to 50 participants only)
    Wat Ananda Temple 50-B Jalan Bukit Merah Singapore 169545

    Closer-to-Reality Conference 2008
    Understanding Death & Beyond
    in Thean Hou Temple, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    27th till 29th Dec 2008

    For more information visit the Organiser's website: This Conference examines and discusses the issue of the immediate post-death experience (called "bardo state") of the consciousness when the physical body dies. This Conference involves speakers and practitioners of the various Buddhist traditions, scriptures and canons as well as from the medical, psychic, and experiential perspectives. Organised by Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary

    This event is supported by Wat Ananda Metyarama,WAT ANANDA YOUTH, Wat Palelai Temple, Mangala Vihara Temple, Uttamayanmuni Buddhist Temple and Firefly Mission.

    All are welcome
  • Nov 13
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Heart Sutra (in Mandarin) by Venerable Jing Bo

    Title : Heart Sutra (in Mandarin)
    Speaker : Venerable Jing Bo
    Date : 13 November 2008 (Thursday) to 17 November 2008 (Monday)
    Time : 7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
    Venue : Fu Hui Auditorium (Shrine Hall)
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    105 Punggol Road S(546636)
    (diagonally opposite Punggol Park,
    adjacent to Sengkang Fire Station)
    Location : Please see map.

    Free Admission, all are welcome.

    To register for the talk, simply email your name and contact number to email

    Nearest MRT Station
    Buangkok (NE15)

    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
    Nov 15
    Nov 16
    Satipatthana Meditation Centre
    Dhamma Discussions by Sayadaw Dr Dhammapiya

    We are pleased to invite Venerable Sayadaw Dr Dhammapiya, the Abbot of Mettananda Vihara, Fremont , California to conduct Dhamma discussions as follows:

    Date :15 Nov (Sat), 7.30 – 9.30 pm (in English)
    Topic : "Worryless Living"

    Date :16 Nov (Sun), 4.00 – 5.00 pm (in English)
    Topic :"The path leading to happiness (sukha) and the path leading to suffering (dukkha)"

    Date :16 Nov (Sun), 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm (in Burmese)
    Topic :"Life is beyond our expectation"

    Group Meditation Session

    Date :16 Nov, Sunday, 8.30 am - 5 pm

    Venerable Sayadaw Dr Dhammapiya, the Abbot of Mettananda Vihara, Fremont , California will be conducting the Group Meditation Session on 16 Nov, starting from 8.30 am on the 2nd storey. Yogis will meditate on the 2nd storey. Packet vegetarian lunch will be provided for all yogis. We would appreciate if yogis could register your attendance at the SMC notice board before the session or on that day. All are welcome to join us in the group meditation session.

    Lunch for devotees and yogis, including all food preparations will be at 3rd storey. Please register at the notice board in SMC.

  • 8.30 - 9.30 am Walking meditation
  • 9.30 am Taking Refuges and Precepts
  • 10 - 11 am Sitting meditation
  • 11 am - 12 noon Lunch
  • 12 - 1 pm Rest & walking meditation
  • 1 - 2 pm Sitting
  • 2 - 3 pm Walking
  • 3 - 4 pm Sitting
  • 4 - 4.30 pm Walking
  • 4.30 pm Dhamma Discussion
  • 5 pm Sharing of Merits

    GUIDELINES for Yogis:
    1. No reading of books during meditation
    2. No talking during meditation and lunch time. Please try to maintain continuity of mindfulness.

    Please refer to our website at for regular news updates. Join us as a Supporter (Upathambhaka) of SMC and you receive SMC news via SMS.

    All are welcome
  • Nov 22Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Meditation for Beginners by Venerable Palzang

    Meditation for Beginners by Venerable Palzang
    If you are looking for a skilful way to enjoy more peace and balance in your life – learn to meditate. During this course, you will learn basic meditation techniques that will help you to understand the workings of your mind better, enabling you to d evelop a more positive outlook and empowering you to better manage the stresses and daily challenges in life.

    Topics include:
  • What is meditation?
  • Purposes and benefits of meditation
  • Meditation posture
  • Different skills that are used in meditation and useful in daily life
  • 2 main types of meditation – analytical and stabilizing
  • Obstacles to meditation and their antidotes
  • Using the benefits of meditation in everyday living
    Time :Saturdays, 2.30 pm to 4.30 pm
    Date :22 November to 27 December 2008 (6 sessions)

    This is an in-depth study of the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment (Lamrim), a synthesis of all the Buddha’s teachings. It shows the entire path – from the way one should rely on a spiritual teacher, which is the very root, right up to the attainment of Buddhahood, which is the final fruit. The various stages of the path are presented clearly and systematically so that they can be easily understood and are inspiring to put into practice. This one-year course will be based on the well-known classic, “Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand”, by Pabongka Rinpoche.

    This evening programme will be most suitable for students who already have some understanding of Buddhism. However, beginners may also find this course inspiring. The classes are scheduled to complete by the end of 2009.

    Time :Fridays, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Date :Commencing on 21 November 2008

    All are WELCOME .
  • Nov 23By Buddhist Library , The
    Path of Joy 2008: Family Funfare

    All are WELCOME .
    Nov 23Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Stages of the Path To Enlightenment (IN CHINESE) by Venerable Palzang

    Venerable Tenzin Palzang will also be teaching this course in Chinese every Sunday from 10.30am -12.30pm beginning on 23 November 2008. Please see the poster above for details.

    All are welcome
    Nov 28Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Talk on Food Therapy (in Mandarin)

    Speaker : Mr. Oh Chong Fah
    Date : 28 November 2008 (Friday)
    Time : 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
    Venue : Yen Pei Building, Level 7
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    105 Punggol Road S(546636)

    Free Admission, all are welcome.

    To register, simply email your name and contact number to 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
    Nov 29
    Nov 30
    Norbu Choling Centre
    Puja by Tsering Tobgay and Monks from Kee Monastery, Spiti Himalayan

    Norbu Choling Centre
    24 Lorong Geylang 29
    Ground Floor
    Leow Sih Association Building

    All are welcome


    December 2008

    Dec 05
    Dec 10
    By Buddhist Library , The
    Alan Wallace's Talk & Meditation Seminar

    All are WELCOME .
    Dec 06
    Dec 07
    By New Zealand Buddhist Groups: Auckland University Buddhist Society, Auckland Theravada Buddhist Association, Vimutti Buddhist Monastery, Bodhinyanarama Buddhist Monastery & Wellington Theravada Buddhist Association

    Sixth Global Conference On Buddhism 2008: Opening Hearts and Connecting Minds

    February Release Subject to adjustments

    Organised by New Zealand Buddhist Foundation
  • Bhikkhuni Dhammananda
  • Chi Kwang Sunim
  • Bhante Gunaratana
  • Aggacitta Bhikkhu
  • Ajahn Brahmali
  • Ajahn Brahm
  • Ajahn Chandako
  • Angie Monksfield
  • Benny Liow
  • Bhante Mahinda
  • Ayya Sucinta
  • Ajahn Tiradhammo
  • Michael Nyein
  • Ajahn Vayama

    In association with New Zealand Buddhist Groups that include:
  • Auckland University Buddhist Society
  • Auckland Theravada Buddhist Association
  • Vimutti Buddhist Monastery
  • Bodhinyanarama Buddhist Monastery
  • Wellington Theravada Buddhist Association

    With the participation of organisers of prior Global Conferences on Buddhism:
  • Buddhist Fellowship, Singapore
  • Buddhist Society of Western Australia
  • Buddhist Missionary Society, Malaysia
  • Buddhist Gem Fellowship, Malaysia
  • Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia

    Owen G Glenn Building
    University of Auckland
    12 Grafton Road
    Auckland,New Zealand

  • Happiness & living skilfully
  • Mind & Karma
  • Buddhism for lay people in daily life
  • How to deal with stress
  • Awake at work

  • Women & Buddhism
  • Environment & the Buddhist response
  • Buddhist perspectives on violence in the world
  • Guided meditation sessions

    For pamphlet or enquiries, email or or call +64 21 623 622 (NZ) or +65 6278 0900 (Singapore).

    Register online at


    Early Bird till 1 May 2008
    NZ$140 registration
    Student NZ$120 registration
    Note: Standard registration is NZ$350
    (Registration is transferable within each category . No cancellation or refund)

    Name ______________________________________________

    Email ______________________________________________

    Telephone __________________________________________

    Postal Address _______________________________________

    Affiliation with Buddhist group/University (if applicable)

    We recommend that you register online.
    We prefer to acknowledge your registration by email.
    Let us know if a receipt is required.

    Send cheque (payable to: NZ Buddhist Foundation) to:
    PO Box 6257, Dunedin North, NZ.

    For internet banking, transfer to:
    Kiwibank NZ 38 9007 0280843 01

    Credit card registration via secure conference website at:


    Ajahn Vayama
    Sydney-born Ajahn Vayama, a ten precept Theravada nun, was ordained by Venerable Ayya Khema in Sri Lanka in 1985 where she spent the fi rst ten years of her monastic life. Afterwards she spent a year with the community of Ajahn Sumedho, a disciple of Ajahn Chah, at Amaravati Monastery in England, before returning to live in Sydney (Wat Buddha Dhamma) intent on extending the training opportunities for Buddhist Nuns in the Southern hemisphere. She is the Abbess of the Dhammasara Nuns Monastery

    Ajahn Chandako
    Ajahn Chandako, born in Minnesota USA in 1962, was ordained in 1990 in the Thai Forest Tradition in the lineage of Ajahn Chah. After graduating in Religious Studies at Carleton College, he trained in meditation and went to Asia to find a monastery to devote his life to the Dhamma. After practising intensive meditation in Thailand and travelling extensively in Tibet, Nepal and India, he settled at Wat Pah Nanachat. He has translated : Unshakeable Peace by Ajahn Chah. Presently, he is abbot of Vimutti Monastery, 40 km south of Auckland.

    Michael Nyein
    Michael, born and brought up as a Buddhist in Burma, migrated to NZ with his family in 1976. Admitted to the NZ Bar in 1981, he practised law until 2004 when he retired. He has been the President of Wellington Theravada Buddhist Association for 10 years. He is involved in running the Bodhinyanarama Monastery in Wellington. Michael is interested in Buddhist studies with a view for greater inclusion to discover common CONTACT ground between Buddhist traditions. He is keen to promote greater awareness of the Dharma.

    Ajahn Tiradhammo
    Ajahn Tiradhammo, born in New Westminster, British Columbia in 1949, took his higher ordination at Wat Meung Man, Chiang Mai in 1973 with Venerable Tong. In 1975 he moved to study and practise with Ajahn Chah, staying at Wat Pah Pong and Wat Pa Nanachat. He was invited to England in 1982, spending time at Chithurst Monastery and being in charge of Harnham Vihara, Northumberland. He helped establish Dhammapala Monastery near Bern, Switzerland and its new location in Kandersteg. He is abbot of Bodhinyanarama Monastery, Wellington.

    Aggacitta Bhikkhu
    Aggacitta Bhikkhu, a Malaysian Theravada Buddhist monk, was fi rst ordained in Penang in 1978. He received his upasampada (higher ordination) at Mahasi Meditation Centre, Rangoon in 1979. He trained under teachers who include Sayadaw U Pandita (Panditarama), Sayadaw U Tissara (Yankin Forest Monastery), and Sayadaw U Acinna (Pa Auk Forest Monastery). He studied advanced Pâli and translation in Thai and Burmese under Sayadaw U Dhammananda at Wat Tamaoh, Thailand. In 2000, he founded Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary (SBS), a Theravada monk training centre in Perak, Malaysia.

    Ajahn Brahm
    Ajahn Brahm, born in London in 1951, came from a working-class background. He won a scholarship to Cambridge, graduating with a Masters in Theoretical Physics. He became disillusioned because he felt that great scientists knew everything about the universe out there, but nothing about their own minds. To deepen his commitment to Buddhism, he decided to go to Thailand because the Thai monks smiled more. He received ordination at 23 and trained with the renowned meditation master Ajahn Chah. He is now the abbot of Bodhinyana Buddhist Monastery (Perth) – recognised as one of the world’s premier monastic institutions. Ajahn Brahm uses his unique combination of scholarship, meditation, and a wicked sense of humour to convey Buddhism to wide and varied audience.

    Ajahn Brahmali
    Ajahn Brahmali, born in Norway in 1964, first became interested in Buddhism and meditation in his early 20s after a visit to Japan. Having completed degrees in engineering and finance, he began his monastic training as an anaga rika (keeping the eight precepts) in England at Amaravati and Chithurst Buddhist Monasteries. Ajahn Brahmali was ordained as a Bhikkhu in 1996, with Ajahn Brahm as his preceptor. For the past 4 years, he has taught both Pali and the Vinaya (monastic discipline) to the monks and anagarikas at Bodhinyana Monastery.

    Chi Kwang Sunim
    Chi Kwang Sunim is an Australian born nun belonging to the Korean tradition of Buddhism. After an early interest in Theravadin Buddhism and helping in the establishment of Wat Buddha Dhamma, she was inspired to go to Korea and ordain under the Zen master San Sunim. Over the next 19 years, Chi Kwang Sunim studied in the traditional training schools in meditation, sutra studies, ceremonies and welfare work, as well as partaking in the various meditation retreats either in solitary or with others.

    Bhikkhuni Dhammananda
    Bhikkhuni Dhammananda, born in 1944, is Thailand’s fi rst female monk in the Theravada Buddhist tradition, and the abbess of Songdhammakalyani Monastery. She sought ordination in Sri Lanka in 2001, giving up her worldly life as Assoc Prof Chatsumarn Kabilsingh PhD, an accomplished Buddhist scholar and university lecturer. The United Nations honoured her as an outstanding Buddhist woman in 2004. She is committed to social justice and socially engaged Buddhist practices, and to developing an Order of ordained women in Thailand where such status is neither available nor recognised.

    Bhante Gunaratana
    Bhante Henepola Gunaratana is the founding abbot of the Bhavana Society. Born in rural Sri Lanka, he has been a monk since age 12 and took full ordination at age 20. He has written many books, including the now-classic meditation manual Mindfulness In Plain English and its companion Eight Mindful Steps to Happiness. Before moving to the United States, he spent five years doing missionary work with the Harijanas (Untouchables) of India and ten years in Malaysia. He has served as Buddhist chaplain at the American University, Washington DC.

    Benny Liow
    Benny Liow is the editor of Eastern Horizon, journal of the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia, the founder chairman of the Buddhist Gem Fellowship, and Vice-Chairman of the Organising Committee of the Global Conferences on Buddhism 2002 & 2005. He has published three books:
    K Sri Dhammananda: A Pictorial Retrospect
    K Sri Dhammananda Felicitation: Essays in Honor of His 80th Birthday
    108 Treasures for the Heart: A guide for daily living.

    He holds a BA Hons Ed degree from University Sains Malaysia and MPA from University of Malaya.

    Bhante Mahinda
    Bhante Mahinda is the Spiritual Director of the Australian Buddhist Mission Inc and Abbot of the Aloka Meditation Centre in NSW. Venerable Mahinda has trained for more than 25 years, and studied and practised under many masters in Sri Lanka, India, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand. Bringing a very compassionate heart in teaching meditation, he is known for explaining the Buddha’s message in simple language that appeals to the young and old alike. He has appeared on Inter-Faith forums, on radio and given seminars on mental health issues.

    Angie Monksfield
    Angie Monksfield, President of the Buddhist Fellowship, was responsible for spearheading the Global Conference on Buddhism in 2000 in Singapore. She is founder of Brahm Education Centre, Vice-President of the Singapore Computer Society, a member of the Arts Advisory Panel, Ministry for the Communication and Arts. She is the founder of the Soracco Performing Arts Group that has staged two musicals, delivering Dhamma through music and theatre. Formerly an entrepreneur, she is now an IT Vice-Presi dent in a major airline company. She is married with two young children.

    Ayya Sucinta
    Ayya Sucinta Bhikkhuni, born in Germany, became an ‘anagarika’ in 1991 at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, England. Her monastic training continued at the Bhavana Society in West Virginia. She took samaneri ordination with Venerable Dr. H. Gunaratana Mahathera in 1994 and received bhikkhuni ordination in Bodh Gaya, India in 1998. She spent several years meditating and studying in Sri Lanka and Myanmar. In January 2007 Ayya Sucinta was invited to Australia by the Buddhist Society of Victoria to establish Sanghamittarama Bhikkhuni Residence, the fi rst monastery for Theravada nuns in Victoria.

    All are WELCOME . Admission is FREE.
  • Dec 07By San Cao Gen
    3rd Dharma Discussion Session

    This discussion is primarily in English with some salient points translated in Mandarin. The details can be accessed at or
    Email : or

    All are WELCOME .
    Dec 07
    Dec 08
    Suntec Convention Centre. By Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen Meditation Centre
    2-day Zen Conference & Workshop

    KYCL is organising a 2-day Zen Conference & Workshop on 7 & 8 Dec 08 @ Suntec Convention Centre.

    The conference will be led by Zen Master Dae Kwang (USA), Zen Master Wu Bong (Poland) and Venerable Chi Boon (KYCL abbot).

    All are WELCOME .
    Dec 09
    Dec 11
    Awareness Place
    Happy Kids’ Dharma Workshop

    DATE and TIME :
    9 December 2008 (Tue), 10am – 4pm, Group 1 (age 4 to 6yrs)
    10 December 2008 (Wed), 10am – 4pm, Group 2 (age 7 to 9yrs)
    11 December 2008 (Thur), 10am – 4pm, Group 3 (age 10 to 12yrs)
    VENUE : Awareness #03-39 Bras Basah Complex #03-39
    FACILITATOR : Mr. Soh Chin Bee
    COURSE FEE :S$50 per child, includes lunch and tea break
    LANGUAGE :Mandarin
    CLOSING DATE :when class is full (max 20)
    ENQUIRY/REGISTRATION :6336 5067 or email
    Website :

    All are WELCOME .
    Dec 10Level 2 Auditorium, University Hall, Lee Kong Chian Wing, 21 Lower Kent Ridge Road. By National University of Singapore

    What determines survival or even good leadership in times of crisis, when demanding situations multiply and we are faced with more difficult challenges than ever?

    The answer lies in mental resilience, a crucial personal attribute that enables us to discern problems and conceive solutions.

    This timely seminar brings into focus what mental resilience is and its importance in Singapore.

    It is also a unique opportunity for the NUS community to engage in substantive conversation with Dr Alan Wallace, Founding President, Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies. A renowned scholar of Buddhism, Dr Wallace is a leading authority on the interface between science and Asian introspective practices and tradition.

    Among the many books he has edited, translated and authored are:
  • Choosing Reality: A Buddhist View of Physics and the Mind (Ithaca, NY: Snow Lion, 1989),
  • The Taboo of Subjectivity: Toward a New Science of Consciousness (New York: Oxford University Press, 2000),
  • Buddhism and Science: Breaking New Ground (New York: Columbia University Press, 2003), and
  • Embracing Mind: The Common Ground of Science & Spirituality (Shambhala, 2008).

    Key topics to be discussed at the seminar
    • Are there genetic predispositions to mental resilience?
    • Can mental resilience be taught?
    • Are Asian meditation techniques relevant factors in mental resilience?
    • Is there any definitive evidence that meditation can lead to stress reduction?
    • Can meditation help treat mental illness?

    Dr Alan Wallace
    Founding President, Santa Barbara Institute for Consciousness Studies

    Dr Jonathan Marshall

    Assistant Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

    Professor Kua Ee Heok
    Head, Department of Psychological Medicine, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (Moderator)

    Time :12.30 to 1.30PM
    Date :10 December 2008
    Venue : Level 2 Auditorium, University Hall,
    Lee Kong Chian Wing,
    21 Lower Kent Ridge Road

    Free Admission

    To register, email : or call 65163741 by 13 November 2008

    For more information on the event, visit

    All are WELCOME .
  • Dec 14Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Traditional Chinese Medicine talk: “Regulating Our Moods for Healthy, Happy Living” (in Mandarin)

    Topic : “Regulating Our Moods for Healthy, Happy Living” (in Mandarin)
    Speaker : Physician Loh Kooi Cheng
    Date : 14 December 2008 (Sunday)
    Time : 1 pm – 3 pm
    Venue : Yen Pei Building, Level 7
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    105 Punggol Road S(546636)
    Location : Please see map.

    Free Admission, all are welcome.

    To register for the talk, simply email your name and contact number to email

    Nearest MRT Station
    Buangkok (NE15)

    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
    Dec 14
    Dec 17
    Camp Christine. By Singapore Buddhist Mission (Youth)
    Camp Ehipassiko

    The camp aims to expose youths to an interesting perspective towards Buddhism. The curriculum in the camp is based on "Ehi-Passiko" which is "to investigate". We want them to explore themselves and find the capacity to love and appreciate. (Group discounts can be discussed)

    Please see
    or for more info.

    All are WELCOME .
    Dec 15
    Dec 23
    By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    8 Precepts Retreat in Bodhgaya

    All are WELCOME .
    Dec 25
    Dec 27
    Foo Hai Chan Monastery. By Dharma Drum Singapore
    3 Day Youth Meditation Retreat 2008

    Website :
    Address: Dharma Drum Singapore
    100A Duxton Road
    Singapore 089542
    Telephone : 6735 5900
    Fax : 62242655
    Email :
    Youth Blog :

    All are WELCOME .

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