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    May 2009

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    May 01Outdoor Theatres @ Esplanade. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Esplanade Presents: A Tapestry of Sacred Music (Tranquil Buddhist Chants)


    This coming Labour Day, make your way down to the Outdoor Theatres @ Esplanade and you see more than 50 Sangha members from Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery & The Buddhist College of Singapore share beautiful melodies of Buddhist chants!

    Open our eyes, minds and hearts to the pure, simple beauty of the day.

    Refresh yourself with daily morning and evening sessions at the Esplanade Waterfront.

    At 6.30am, come breathe in the fresh early morning sea air, take joy in the sunrise and awaken to life with Call of the Dawn.

    Later in the evening at 6.30pm, return for Sunset Sojourn to clear your mind of the day’s stresses and wind down.

    Date: 1 May (Fri)
    Event: TRANQUIL VERSES TO QUIET THE MIND
    Synopsis: Buddhist chants (6.30AM & 6.30PM) by Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery Monastery and The Buddhist College of Singapore
    Venue: Outdoor Theatre
    Ticket: Free

    All are welcome
    May 01By Buddhist Library , The
    One Day Meditation Retreat: Metta and Vipassana Bhavana




    All are welcome
    May 03
    to
    May 09
    By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Vesak Celebration 2553: Season of Gratitute
    Public Talks Series




    3 May Sun 9 am
    Three-Steps-One-Bow
    Free tickets available on 3 May, Sun, 9am at Pagoda of 10000 Buddhas, 1st Flr. Tickets are given on a first-come-fir st-served basis and limited to 2 tickets per person.


    8 May Fri Hall of Great Strength
    Three-Steps-One-Bow
    Those Without Free Tickets
    The ceremony is open to all without tickets after 10.30pm, 8 May until 7am, 9 May. The ceremony takes about 2.5 hours to complete.

    Note:
  • As there is limited parking space in the monastery, devotees are encouraged to use public transport. Any inconvenience caused is highly regretted.
  • If first aid is required, please approach the Red Cross staff stationed at the Drum Tower for assistance.
  • For any lost or found items, please report them to the emcee stationed behind the Hall of Great Compassion.
  • Photocopying and Sale of 3-Steps-1-Bow tickets are strictly prohibited


    2 May Sat 7.30pm Hall of Great Compassion
    Candle Light Offering


    8 May 7pm -9 May 8pm Hall of Great Strength/ Hall of Great Compassion
    Bathing of Prince Siddhartha



    All are welcome
  • May 05The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS) & Narlanda Sriwijaya Centre
    Provincializing Globalization: Eastern Origins of Globalization and Western Modernity




    Speaker:
    Professor John M Hobson
    Professor of Politics and International Relations
    University of Sheffield
    United Kingdom

    Date:
    Tuesday, 5 May 2009

    Time:
    4.00 pm – 6.00 pm

    Venue:
    ISEAS Seminar Room II

    Admission:
    Free

    Would appreciate it if you could also circulate this invitation to your colleagues. Those interested in attending are requested to register with Mrs Betty Kwan of ISEAS at 6870-2472 or to email her at betty@iseas.edu.sg.

    Please see the attached notice for details. A copy of the notice is also available at ISEAS website: http://www.iseas.edu.sg .

    All registrations will be taken as confirmed unless otherwise notified.



    All are welcome
    May 06
    to
    May 10
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    Vesak Celebratkion 2553: Celebrate Vesak with Ajahn Brahm & Ajahn Brahmali


    Ajahn Brahmali (Norwegian monk) will be giving a series of Dhamma Talk during the Vesak week. Please refer to the poster above.

    Ajahn Brahm will be giving a special Vesak Talk on 7 May 2009 at 8pm on "The Buddha's Miracles".
    Venue: Buddhist Lodge
    Time: 8.00pm

    A special Vesak Sunday Club Meditation led by Ajahn Brahmali will be held on 10 May, Sunday. Meet At Car Park B Fort Canning Park at 6.30 am. Attached please find a location map.



    All are welcome
    May 08
    to
    May 10
    Open field next to Aljunied MRT. By Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Lama Zopa At Amitabha Buddhist Centre






    All are welcome
    May 09
    to
    May 10
    Fo Guang Shan (S)
    Vesak Day Carnival




    All are welcome
    May 08
    to
    May 09
    By Aaloka Buddhist Center
    Lama Zopa At Amitabha Buddhist Centre

    Aaloka Buddhist Center (Singapore) is holding a 2 day Celebration of Vesak 2553 and we invite you to join us on :
    Date:
    Vesak Eve
    : Friday 8th May 2009
    Time: 9.00 am till 8pm
    Vesak Day : Saturday 9th May 2009
    Time: 7am to 9 pm
    Venue : @ 2nd level - no. 11 Lorong 22 Geylang, Singapore.

    We have following activities and other interesting exhibits from India/Sri Lanka:
  • Offering of Lights and Flowers to the Triple Gems and wishes on Bodhi leaves
  • Viewing of the Buddha's Relic.
  • Blessing service administered by the Chief Monk of Singapore Ven. K Sri Pemaloka Nayaka Thera.
  • Dhamma Talk/sale of Dhamma Books/lunch for all.
  • Children Colouring/Drawing Contest (age 4-12 years). advance registration open.
  • Candle light procession at 7.30 pm on Vesak Day. For those who have offered flower bouquets, please collect them at the end of the procession.

    For program details and participation or preorder of flowers/lights/registration please visit our website: AalokaBuddhistCenter.org or call : 67489459.

    We look forward to your support to have a memorable and meritorious event. Volunteers Needed : please contact us.

    All are welcome
  • May 09 By Dharma Drum Singapore
    Vesak Celebration 2553




    All are welcome
    May 09By Buddhist Library , The
    Vesak Celebration 2553




    All are welcome
    May 09Full moon in May

    HAPPY VESAK DAY
    EVERYBODY


    Today in the year 2553 ( BE ), Buddhists throughout the world celebrate the birth,the enlightenment and the passing away to parinibanna of Gautama Buddha on Vesak Day. Send a Buddhist webcard to your friends by clicking here

    "A unique Being, an extraordinary Man
    arises in this world for the benefit of the many,
    for the happiness of the many,
    out of compassion for the world,
    for the good, benefit,
    and happiness of gods and men.

    Who is this Unique Being?
    It is the Tathagata, the Exalted,
    Fully Enlightened One."


    - Anguttara Nikaya PT. 1, XII P.22.




    May 15
    to
    May 17
    By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    3D2N Insight Meditation Retreat By Venerable Chun Ren


    Download registration form


    All are welcome
    May 16Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Pursuit of Happiness



    What is true happiness? How do we gain true happiness?

    These will be explained in this talk in terms of the Buddha’s teachings.


    Date :
    16 May 2009 (Saturday)
    Time :
    2 pm – 4 pm
    Venue :
    Yen Pei Building, Level 7
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    105 Punggol Road S(546636)
    (diagonally opposite Punggol Park, adjacent to Sengkang Fire Station)

    Nearest MRT Station :
    Buangkok Station (NE 15)
    Bus service numbers :
    80, 82, 87, 88, 89, 119


    Speaker:
    Mr. Tan Hun Tong

    Mr. Tan’s interest in Buddhism was sparked when he was pursuing his PhD degree at University of Michigan. He has since been actively involved in volunteer work and Dharma-teaching at various Buddhist and welfare organisations. He is Professor in Accounting at a local university, where he is also staff advisor of the Buddhist society.

    Free admission. All are welcome.

    To register for the talk, simply email your name and contact number to email dharma.ed@bcc.org.sg or call 6489 8161.

    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
    May 23
    to
    Jun 27
    By Buddhist Library , The
    Introduction to Buddhist Psychology


    Website: http://www.buddhlib.org.sg/
    No: 2 & 4 Lorong 24A
    Geylang Singapore 398526
    Tel: 6746 8435
    Fax: 6741 7689
    Email:buddhlib@singnet.com.sg

    All are welcome
    May 23
    to
    May 24
    Jubilee Hall Level 3 Raffles Hotel. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Soracco Vesak Vesak Vesak Concert


    Ajahn Brahm will be giving a special Vesak Talk on 7 May 2009 at 8pm on "The Buddha's Miracles". The venue and other program details will be provided soon

    Latest Update 15 May 2009

    Last chance to get tickets to attend the Vesak Vesak Vesak concert featuring our own Soracco singers and special guest artiste, Robert Fernando! Show will be at Raffles Hotel Jubilee Hall.

    Only Sunday 24 May 3pm and 8pm shows still have seats . . but be quick!?

    Bring your parents and friends along as this concert is dedicated to their love they have given us!

    Call 62780900 or email bfellow@singnet.com.sg to reserve your tickets.?

    Tickets are FREE, donations are welcome.

    All are welcome
    May 24 By Kong Meng San Monastery
    Workshop: Enhancing Buddhist Education Thru Cooperative Learning




    All are welcome
    May 29
    to
    May 31
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    Mid Year Holiday Camp: Fun Under the Sun


    Our BF Youth Group is organising a Mid Year Holiday Camp from 29 - 31 May. Registration fee is $35. Registration closes on 25 May.

    Sign up now to enjoy the early bird fee of $30 which will end on 16 May.



    All are welcome




     

    June 2009

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Jun 04Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555. By The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)
    "Why Buddhism and Not Hinduism?: Reexamining the Successful Transmission of Buddhism to China" by Dr Tansen Sen



    You are cordially invited to the Lecture on "Why Buddhism and Not Hinduism?: Reexamining the Successful Transmission of Buddhism to China" by Dr Tansen Sen on Thursday, 4 June 2009 at 7pm.

    The lecture will be held at Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555.

    Kindly send your reply via email to nhb_acm_rpu@nhb.gov.sg

    All are welcome
    Jun 05
    to
    Jun 07
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    Dharma Series by Ajahn Tiradhammo: Awakening to the Realities




    All are welcome
    Jun 07By Ren Ci Community Hospital , WINGS and Buddhist Fellowship
    Seminar : Living It Up Beyond Prime Time



    Buddhist Fellowship is jointly organising a Seminar on Living It Up Beyond Prime Time with Ren Ci Community Hospital and WINGS.

    It will be held on Sunday, 7 June 2009 from 2.30 pm to 5.30 pm at Ren Ci Community Hospital, Multi Purpose Hall, 71 Irrawaddy Road, Singapore 329562.

    The special speaker is Ajahn Tiradhammo who will talk on "Dealing with Illness and Death"

    Ajahn Tiradhammo was born in Canada and was ordained in 1974. In 1975, he studied under Ajahn Chah. ?He was invited to England in 1982 to help with developments there. ?He spent two years at Chithurst Monastery and three years in charge of Hamham Vihara in Northumberland. In 1988, he helped establish Dhammapala Monastery near Bern, Switzerland and also later at its new location in Bernese Alpine village of Kandersteg where he was the senior monk until 2005. He is now the Abbot of Bodhinyanarama, Wellington, New Zealand.

    Other speakers are :

    Dr Kanwaljit Soin, Founder of WINGS, on "Old Age and Health Create Wealth
    Dr Neo Han Yee, Medical Doctor on "Caring For The Aged"
    Our President, Angie Monksfield on "Meaningful Life Through Meaningful Relationships"

    Please see attached poster for full details.

    The seminar is FREE and registration is required. Seats are limited, so hurry, email or call at Tel : 62780900 to reserve a place.



    All are welcome
    Jun 10By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Workshop: Empower Self & Others



    Download Form to Register

    All are welcome
    Jun 13
    to
    Jun 21
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    Ajahn Brahm's Executive Meditation Retreat in Hua Hin Thailand


    Ready for meditation bliss in a relaxing and comfortable environment? Enjoy guided meditation and talks by Ajahn Brahm three times a day, delicious Thai food, friendly service, great shopping, spa and golf . . what could be a more perfect retreat?

    This year, Buddhist Fellowship will be holding Ajahn Brahm's Executive Retreat at the the Sheraton Resort in the beautiful beach town of Hua Hin, where the Thai Royals retreat is. Fly into Bangkok to get to Hua Hin.

    To view the facility, you may click on: here

    We would advise you to arrive in Bangkok on 13 June and we will arrange for an air-cond bus to take you to Hua Hin from the Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. The first coach leaving the airport for Hua Hin will be approx. 10am and the last coach will leave at 4pm.

    You have a choice of two 5-day retreats or a full 9-day retreat: 13 - 17 June: Free & easy, sociable, recreational retreat 17 - 21 June: Silent retreat with no solid meals after lunch, except those with medical reasons.

    As an Early Bird offer, the price will be the same as last year at: $ 680 (twin sharing) for 5 days and $1080 for 9 days. Children sharing the parent's room (including land transfer): only $250 per child (13-17 June period). Children can enjoy the Kids Club activities available at the resort.

    If you would like to enjoy the lagoon room (limited number) where you can jump straight into the pool from your room, you may request for the room at an extra $100 per person (twin sharing) for 5-day retreat.

    If you are in or arriving Bangkok earlier, you may want to take the shuttle coach from Westin Bangkok Hotel on your own arrangement to Hua Hin Sheraton directly.

    BOOK YOUR FLIGHTS NOW TO CATCH THE REALLY SUPER DEALS to BANGKOK ON OFFER! Please book your own flights as soon as possible and advise BF office so that we can arrange your land transfer to Hua Hin.

    Coaches leaving Hua Hin on 17 and 21 June will start at 1pm. Therefore, please book your flights to leave after 5pm.

    SIGN UP EARLY TO SECURE YOUR PLACE. More than 100 people have already reserved their places.

    Attached is a form for your booking, please mail in your cheque made payable to :-
    Buddhist Fellowship
    9 Chwee Chian Road,
    Singapore 117488
    ( by 28 February for the EARLY BIRD OFFER.)
    Email :bfellow@singnet.com.sg

    Venerable Ajahn Brahmavamso (Peter Betts) was born in London in 1951. In 1975, he trained under Ajahn Chah in Thailand. In 1983, he joined the Bodhinayana Monastery in Perth, Australia and later became the Abbot, where he now resides. He teaches Buddhism to a wide and varied audience including children and local prisoners. His work in erudition in the Vinaya, the monastic code, currently provides the foundation for Vinaya instruction to Westerners in England, Switzerland Australia and New Zealand.

    The Venerable gave a talk at Singapore Power(PUB), Auditorium on June 5th 2000 titled "Cool and Blissful"- That's Real Buddhism



    All are welcome
    Jun 13By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Talk by Prof. Zheng Chen Huang (Chinese)




    All are welcome
    Jun 13
    to
    Jun 20
    Santisukharama Hermitage, Kota Tinggi, Malaysia. By Satipatthana Meditation Centre
    8 Day Insight Meditation Retreat By Venerable Sayadaw U Rajinda


    For more information please click here


    All are welcome
    Jun 20East Coast Park. By Dharma Drum Singapore
    Dharma Drum Youth Environmental Day




    All are welcome
    Jun 20Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Dharma Talk (in Mandarin): The Importance of Virtues and Blessings




    Date :
    20 June 2009 (Saturday)
    Time :
    2 pm – 4 pm
    Venue :
    Yen Pei Building, Level 7
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    105 Punggol Road S(546636)
    (diagonally opposite Punggol Park, adjacent to Sengkang Fire Station)
    Nearest MRT Station :
    Buangkok Station (NE 15)
    Bus service numbers :
    80, 82, 87, 88, 89, 119


    Speaker:
    Mr. Xin Li

    Mr. Xin Li graduated from Yuan Guang Buddhist College of Taiwan in 1993. He obtained his Master Degree in Psychology from Naropa University of the United States of America. He is now a counsellor at a local family service centre.

    Free admission. All are welcome.

    To register for the talk, simply email your name and contact number to email dharma.ed@bcc.org.sg or call 6489 8161.

    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
    Jun 23Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555. By The Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS)
    Repeat Lecture of "Why Buddhism and Not Hinduism?: Reexamining the Successful Transmission of Buddhism to China" by Dr Tansen Sen



    In view of the overwhelming response of the above mentioned lecture, there will be a repeat lecture of the same topic by Dr Tansen Sen on 23 June at the Asian Civilisations Museum (Empress Place).

    The lecture will be held at Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum, 1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555.

    Kindly send your reply via email to nhb_acm_rpu@nhb.gov.sg

    All are welcome
    Jun 28Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Healthcare Talk (in Mandarin): Spine and Health




    Date :
    28 June 2009 (Sunday)
    Time :
    2 pm – 4 pm
    Venue :
    Yen Pei Building, Level 7
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    105 Punggol Road S(546636)
    (diagonally opposite Punggol Park, adjacent to Sengkang Fire Station)
    Nearest MRT Station :
    Buangkok Station (NE 15)
    Bus service numbers :
    80, 82, 87, 88, 89, 119


    Speaker:
    Physician Lee Yuk Tin

    Physician Lee has more than 25 years of experience in Traditional Chinese Medicine. He is currently the physician of SBWS Healthcare Buzz, a mobile, charitable healthcare service run by SBWS (Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services).
    Fee :
    $5



    To register for the talk, simply email your name and contact number to email dharma.ed@bcc.org.sg or call 6489 8161.

    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



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