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    September 2009

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Sep 02Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM). By Asian Civilisations Museum & Narlanda Sriwijaya Centre
    Bian-hong: Mastermind of Borobudur?
    by Dr Hiram Woodward



    You are cordially invited to the
    Lecture :"Bian-hong: Mastermind of Borobudur?"
    Lecturer : Dr Hiram Woodward
    Date : Wednesday, 2 September 2009 at 7.00pm.

    The lecture will be held at
    Venue :Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM),
    1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555.
    Website :Asian Civilisations Museum

    Kindly send your reply via email to nhb_acm_rpu@nhb.gov.sg by Tuesday, 1 September 2009.

    All are welcome
    Sep 05
    to
    Sep 12
    By Poh Ming Tse Temple,Kampung Senang Holistic Lifestyle Centre,BDMS, Buddhist Library , SINGAPORE BUDDHIST MISSION and Holistic Wellness Symposium
    Ven. Thubten Chonyi's Teaching Program




    Title : "Transforming to a Global Village of Harmony & Peace - Workshop A" ,
    Date : September 5, 2009 (Saturday)
    Time : 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
    Venue : Poh Ming Tse Temple, 438 Dunearn Rd.
    Contact: Sis Jane 64660785

    Title : "Transforming to a Global Village of Harmony & Peace - Workshop B"
    Date : September 6, 2009 (Sunday)
    Time : 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.,
    Venue: Kampung Senang Holistic Lifestyle Centre, Blk 106, Aljunied Crescent.
    Contact: Sis Victoria or Bro Mervin, 67498509


    "Transforming to a Global Village of Harmony & Peace
    Can we make a difference in the world? Yes we can, in large ways and small, but according to the wisdom teachings practiced by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the transformation we seek must come from the inside out. In other words, movement towards a vast goal requires a two-pronged commitment: to develop harmony and peace in our own minds, and to use our compassion to fuel actions to benefits others.

    How do we do it?
    Join Ven. Thubten Chonyi to explore the steps to inner transformation that can help us contribute to more harmonious and peaceful relations in our homes, school, workplaces, and the world. Ven. Chonyi bases these sessions on the Dalai Lama’s ideas for putting compassion into action. Each afternoon session will include meditation, personal reflection, teaching, and discussion. Come for one or both in preparation for the symposium.

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    Title : "Dharma in the 21st Century"
    Date : September 7, 2009 (Monday)
    Time : 7.30PM TO 9.00PM
    Venue : BDMS,
    Add : 567-A Balestiar Road, Singapore 329884. Tel# 6352-2859
    Contact : Sis Charmaine 96834771, Bro Choon Fah 9798 6389
    "Dharma in the 21st Century"
    Daily Practice: Why and how to Do It

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    Title : "GRATEFUL MIND, HAPPY MIND"
    Date : September 8, 2009 9 (Tues)
    Time : 7.30PM TO 9.00PM
    Venue : Buddhist Library , The,
    Add : 2 Lorong 24A Geylang, Singapore 398326 Tel : 6746-8435
    Contact : Sis Charmaine 96834771, Bro Choon Fah 9798 6389

    "A Grateful Mind is a Happy Mind"
    We all want to be happy. And what gets in our way? We usually think it’s the people and situations outside of us that cause all our problems, but the Buddha says it’s something else. Join Ven. Thubten Chonyi, an American Buddhist nun from Ven. Thubten Chodron’s Sravasti Abbey, to learn how to transform our grumbling and complaining into gratitude and joy.

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    Title : " The Healing Power of Dharma Medicine “
    Date : September 9, 2009 9 (WED)
    Time : 7.30PM TO 9.00PM
    Venue : SINGAPORE BUDDHIST MISSION
    Add : 9 RUBY LANE, OFF OPAL CRESCENT,
    OFF UPPER SERANGOON ROAD, Singapore.
    Tel : 62997216
    Contact : Sis Charmaine 96834771


    The Healing Power of Dharma Medicine
    The sufferings of sickness, aging, and death are universal and the compassionate Buddha attained enlightenment to teach us how to overcome them, even as ordinary beings, we can apply the medicine of the Buddha's teachings to transform our sickness and progress along the path. Join Ven Thubten Chonyi a former Reiki Master practitioner/teacher and now an American Buddhist Nun from Ven Thubten Chodron's Sravasti Abbey, to explore taking the Dharma as Medicine.

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    Holistic Wellness Symposium
    This 2-day symposium aims to involve local and overseas professionals, bringing their valuable knowledge and experiences in Holistic Wellness to the public. Participants will be able to learn how to tackle major hurdles in holistic education; how to facilitate constructive and synergistic networking among service providers; current trends, latest findings and modern business opportunities in this exciting field.

    Ven. Chonyi will be chairing the forum at the symposium
    When: Sept 11(Fri) & 12 (Sat) 2009 * 9 – 5 pm
    Where: Grand Ballroom, Quality Hotel, Singapore
    Fee: S$300/- per person (Early Bird & Group Discounts)
    Price includes four tea-breaks and two lunches at Quality Hotel’s Lotus Restaurant. All food is vegan.
    For enquiries, bookings, or more information please...
    See: www.lifetemplate.org
    E-mail: hws@eco-harmony.net
    Tel: (65) 67498509

    All are welcome
    Sep 03By Buddhist Fellowship ExeClub
    To C Beyond the 5Cs





    All are welcome
    Sep 03Full Moon of the Chinese Seventh MonthUllambana Day


    Most Chinese Buddhists celebrate the Full Moon of the Chinese Seventh month by having prayers, general transferring of merits to the beloved departed ones and to the wandering spirits during Ullambana Day. Read about the Ullambana Sutra.
    Sep 05
    to
    Sep 26
    Vipassana Meditation Centre(Singapore)
    Meditation Course for Begineers



    Vipassana Meditation Centre(Singapore) is organising the Meditation Course for Beginners and this will be the last class for this year.
    Date: 5,12,19,26 September 2009 (Sat)
    Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Teacher: Sayadaw U Pannannanda
    Venue: 251 Lavender Street Singapore 338789
    Fees : By Donation.

    If you are interested pls register with us before 31 Aug on a first come first serve basis.

    Please visit our website http://www.vmc128.8m.com for more details on the course and application form.

    All are welcome
    Sep 10By Kong Meng San Monastery
    Unleash Your Potential with D.I.S.C.





    Download form to register

    All are welcome
    Sep 13
    to
    Sep 19
    Lido Ceniplex. By T.H.I.S
    Thus Have I Seen (T.H.I.S.) Buddhist Film Festival





    Dharma In Action is pleased to present Thus Have I Seen (T.H.I.S.) Buddhist Film Festival. 10 films showcasing Buddhist values and cultures from all over the world will be screened. Visit www.thisfilmfest.com for more information and visit www.sistic.com to purchase your tickets now!

    T.H.I.S.Buddhist Film Festival 2009
    Date: 13 - 19 September 2009
    B>Website: www.thisfilmfest.com
    TICKETS AVAILABLE AT SISTIC FROM 7 JULY!

    All are welcome
    Sep 27Palelai Buddhist Temple
    Rice Pagoda & Charity Day

    Palelai will be holding this year’s Rice Pagoda & Charity Day to do our part in helping various welfare homes, and to let our members & devotees practice generosity setting an example for our younger generation.

    Donations can be made in cash or kind. Receipts will be issued for cash donations, with which $10,000 will given to each of the 12 selected homes. Donated rice and provisions will be distributed to the various homes.

    On behalf of the Resident Monks and Management Committee, we cordially invite you, your family and friends to join us in performing this meritorious deed.


     27th September 2009
    *********** Programme **********
    9.30 am



    President to light Candles and Joss-stick
    Observing the Five Precepts, Chanting of Parittas
    Offering of Rice to the Sangha.
    Transference/Sharing of Merits
    10.00 am Cheque to Homes
    11.00 am Dana (Offering of lunch) to the Sangha
    1.00 pm Distribution of rice and provisions


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    October 2009

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Oct 01MART Boulevard Lifestyle Centre. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Innovation for Fun and Profit




    All are welcome
    Oct 02
    to
    Dec 16
    By Poh Ming Tse Temple
    Dhamma Programmes

    DateTimeTopicRemarks
    Every MondayStarting 12 Oct7.00pm -9.00pmThe Heart Sutra Workshop by Ven. Chuan Guan Ven. Chuan Guan will conduct The Heart Sutra Workshop for the first three sessions of this on-going Dharma course. [Please see Attachment 1 for more details.]FCC Attendance by registration only.Please call 6466 0785 or email pmt.ruyu@gmail.com to register.
    NEW!29 Oct (Thursday)4,18 Nov (Wednesday)2, 16 Dec (Wednesday)7.30pm -9.30pmThe Four Immeasurables & The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation Dharma Course by Ven. Tenzin Palzang. Ven. Palzang will share the methods to achieve happiness for both oneself and for others through the above two topics.[Please see Attachment 2 for more details.]FCC Please call 6466 0785 or email pmt.ruyu@gmail.com to register.
    Every Wednesday 14, 21, 28 Oct & 4 Nov 7.30pm -9.30pmMeditation Appreciation Course by Mr Richard Vajiro Chia Talks, Q&A and Meditation.[Please see Attachment 3 for more details.]$20 for four lessons Please call 6466 0785 or email pmt1502@yahoo.com.sg to register.
    Every Saturday3.00pm -5.00pmMindfulness Awareness Programme Meditation Workshop by Mr Wee Sin ThoFCC
    Every 2"' & 4th Sunday of the month 11.00am -12.00pmSutta Discovery Class by Mr Piya Tan The sutta class will study the Buddha's teachings as found in the oldestFCC
    18 Oct (Sunday) 11.00am – 12.30pm Do you take refuge in God or Buddha? Talk by Prof Tan Hun Tong • The 31 realms of existence with special emphasis on the god realm in Buddhism. • The Buddhist concept of god vs. the concept of the creator God.
    • What is meant by taking Refuge? • Why taking refuge in the Buddha, Dharma & Sangha is more superior?
    Prof Tan Hun Tong is a Professor of Accounting at NTU. He is also the staff advisor to NTU Buddhist Society.
    FOC No registration required
    4 – 8 Oct (Sun – Thu) 7.00pm – 9.00pm Now Everyone Can Meditate! Daily Dhamma Workshop by Ven. Kumara Bhikkhu Integrating mindfulness into one’s daily life. Come and learn ways to heighten your spirituality. Please see Attachment 4 for more details. FOC Organized by Firefly Mission enquire@fireflymission.org
    15 & 16 Oct (Thu & Fri)
    17 Oct (Sat)
    7.30pm – 9.30pm
    9.00am – 5.00pm
    Dharma Teachings by Ven. Sean Price (Gelong Tenzin Jamchen)
    • An Appreciation of Vajrayana Buddhist’s Rites & Rituals • The Fruits of Karma • Meditation Retreat: Cultivating Mindfulness [Please see Attachment 5 for more details.]
    FOC Organized by Buddhist Library Tel: 6746 8435 buddhlib@singnet.com.sg

    The Heart Sutra Workshop by Ven. Chuan Guan
    Date: Every Monday starting 12 Oct 2009
    Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
    Venue: 2nd Floor Classroom, Poh Ming Tse Temple
    Topics: Ven. Chuan Guan will start the session with Refuge and recitation of The Heart Sutra, followed by a short meditation. The teaching topic for the first three sessions is The Heart Sutra. Attendees will have a chance to clarify their questions during Q&A.
    Course Fee: FOC (Donations would be greatly appreciated.)
    Registration: Attendance by registration only. Please call 6466 0785 or email to pmt.ruyu@gmail.com
    About the Teacher: Ven. Chuan Guan was ordained and trained in both the Mahayana and Theravada tradition. He regularly gives Dharma and meditation classes whilst continuing his personal learning and practice. Presently he is a resident in the Buddhist Library and is serving as Education Chairman in Singapore Buddhist Federation.
    Note: Attendees may offer to provide shuttle transport for Ven. Chuan Guan between the Buddhist Library and Poh Ming Tse Temple.

    Dharma Course by Ven. Tenzin Palzang
    Date: 29 Oct (Thursday), 4 &18 Nov (Wednesday), 2 &16 Dec (Wednesday)
    Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
    Venue: 2nd Floor Classroom, Poh Ming Tse Temple
    Topics: 1. 1. The Four Immeasurables The cultivation of loving-kindness, compassion, empathetic joy, and equanimity forms the basis of our Dharma practice. Meditation on these four immeasurables can help us move our focus from self-centeredness to other-centeredness, thus opening our hearts to boundless love and compassion.
    2. 2. The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation This is one of the most important Tibetan texts on mind training (lojong). All negative thoughts and feelings, which cause us so much trouble and suffering, stem from our self-concern and our misconceptions. Contained within these short eight verses are meditations on the methods and wisdom for removing these delusions of ours, resulting in happiness both for ourselves and for others.
    Course Fee: FOC (Donations would be greatly appreciated.)
    Registration: Please call 6466 0785 or email to pmt.ruyu@gmail.com
    About the Teacher: Venerable Tenzin Palzang, a Singaporean, received his gelong (bhikshu) ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 2004. He graduated from the University of London majoring in electronics engineering, and has experience in corporate training and business coaching. Before becoming a monk, he spent over 20 years engaged in a group of companies in electronics and information technology. He has been learning and practicing Buddhism since 1991, and now helps people find some peace and happiness in their busy daily lives through Dharma and meditation practice.

    Meditation Appreciation Course by Mr Richard Vajiro Chia
    Date: Every Wednesday (4 Lessons) 14, 21, 28 Oct & 4 Nov 2009 Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm Venue: 2nd Floor Classroom, Poh Ming Tse Temple
    Topics: Lesson 1: Talk & Q&A: How to take care of the mind?
    Meditation: Natural Breathing & Loving-Kindness
    Lesson 2: Talk & Q&A: Who are you?
    Meditation: Natural Breathing, Loving-Kindness & Impurities of Body
    Lesson 3: Talk & Q&A: Practice in Daily Life
    Meditation: Natural Breathing, Bone Structure & One-Pointedness of Mind
    Lesson 4: Talk & Q&A: Development of the Path
    Meditation: Natural Breathing & One-Pointedness of Mind

    Course Fee: $20 for four lessons

    Registration: Please call 6466 0785 or email to ppmt1502@yahoo.com.sg

    Now Everyone Can Meditate!
    Daily Dhamma Workshop by Ven. Kumara Bhikkhu
    Date:
    4 Oct 2009 (Sun): Introductory Talk on the Establishment of Mindfulness
    5 – 8 Oct 2009 (Mon – Thu): Interview & Sharing on the Daily Dhamma Practice
    Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
    Venue: Poh Ming Tse Temple
    Format: After the introductory talk on 4 Oct, you will learn to integrate the practice into your daily life during 5 – 8 Oct. During these 4 days, you can come daily on any of the specific times of the day to meet Ven. Kumara to discuss your own experience of daily Dhamma practice. It can be before work, during lunch break or in the evening. With further guidance from the teacher to suit your needs, you will learn practical means to heighten your spirituality.
    Course Fee: FOC
    Registration: No registration required. To enquire, please email Firefly Mission enquire@fireflymission.org .
    About the Teacher: Ven. Kumara Bhikkhu was ordained in 1999 at the age of 27 by Sayadaw U Revata at Subang Jaya Buddhist Association. Currently, he resides in Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary and serves as Ven Aggacitta Mahathera’s personal assistant. Ven. Kumara graduated with a degree in education (Teaching English as a Second Language) from the University of Malaya. It was during his studies there that he became enthusiastic about the Buddha' s teachings and decided that he wanted to live his life as a monk. Since then, with his training in education, he has been sharing the Dhamma in various ways and in several languages (mainly English, Mandarin and Hokkien) with Buddhists of various traditions and non-Buddhists too. Ven Kumara is especially interested in spiritual teachings that show how to cultivate wisdom and remove the causes of suffering. Having discovered happiness through this, he is happy to help others do so too. Besides learning and practicing the Dhamma Vinaya, he practices intuitive energy work to promote health and healing.

    Teachings by Ven. Sean Price (Gelong Tenzin Jamchen)
    Date / Time / Topic:
    15 Oct (Thursday), 7.30pm – 9.30pm An Appreciation of Vajrayana Buddhist’s Rites & Rituals
    16 Oct (Friday), 7.30pm – 9.30pm The Fruits of Karma: As Obstacles to the Practice of the Buddhist Path
    17 Oct (Saturday), 9.00am – 5.00pm Meditation Retreat: Cultivating Mindfulness
    Venue: Poh Ming Tse Temple Course Fee: FOC
    Registration: No registration required. To enquire, please contact the Buddhist Library, Tel: 6746 8435, buddhlib@singnet.com.sg .
    About the Teacher: Ven. Sean Price, a.k.a. Gelong Tenzin Jamchen, was born in Sussex, England in 1968. After his four years of studying engineering and traveling around Europe, he left for Asia in 1989. He lived in Japan for four years working as a teacher while studying Japanese and Tibetan Buddhism at the same time. He left for India in 1993 and entered the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics where he studied for five years. On the advice of HH The Dalai Lama and other masters, he left for Drepung and Shechen monasteries, where he studied the traditional Gelukpa and Nyingmapa treatises. During that time he also served as a translator for many masters including Kyabje Denma Locho Rinpoche, Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, Geshe Wongchen, Yongzin Yeshe Gyaltsen, etc. In recent years, Ven. Sean has been spending his time locating and preserving rare Tibetan books and translating them into English.

    All are welcome
    Oct 03Full Moon in October
    Abhidhamma Day
    The Festival of Lights



    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) 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 Abhidhamma Day 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 09
    to
    Oct 11
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Dharma Talks by Venerable Dr. Jing Yin (in Mandarin)




    Date :
    9 October 2009 (Friday) – 11 October 2009 (Sunday)
    Time :
    8 pm – 9.30 pm
    Venue :
    Fu Hui Auditorium
    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:
    Venerable Dr. Jing Yin
    (Director, Centre of Buddhist Studies, The University of Hong Kong)

    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
    Oct 10Singapore Buddhist Lodge. By Singapore Buddhist Lodge & Narlanda Sriwijaya Centre Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
    Lecture on "The Belief and Practice of Buddhism among the Chinese Community in Kolkata, India" ( in Mandarin)




    You are cordially invited to the
    Lecture :"The Belief and Practice of Buddhism among the Chinese Community in Kolkata, India" ( in Mandarin)
    Lecturer : Ms Zhang Xing,
    Visiting Research Fellow,
    Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre
    Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
    Date : Saturday, 10 October 2009
    Time : 7.00pm

    The lecture will be held at
    Venue :Singapore Buddhist Lodge,
    17-19 Kim Yam Road,
    Singapore 239329.

    Those interested in attending are requested to register with Ms Betty Kwan of ISEAS at 6870-2472 or to email her at betty@iseas.edu.sg. A copy of the notice is also available at ISEAS website: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. All registrations will be taken as confirmed unless otherwise notified.

    All are welcome
    Oct 10Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Talk by Venerable Dr. Jing Yin (in Mandarin):
    Buddhism in ancient Central Asia and Xinjiang : Its Influence upon Chinese Calligraphy, Beliefs, Customs and Buddhist Iconography




    Date :
    10 October 2009 (Saturday)
    Time :
    3.30 pm – 5 pm
    Venue :
    Fu Hui Auditorium / Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Yen Pei Building, Level 1, Memorial Hall
    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:
    Venerable Dr. Jing Yin
    (Director, Centre of Buddhist Studies, The University of Hong Kong)

    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
    Oct 11Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Talk by Venerable Dr. Jing Yin (in Mandarin):
    Buddhist Education - Its Bottleneck and Future




    Date :
    11 October 2009 (Sunday)
    Time :
    3.30 pm – 5 pm
    Venue :
    Fu Hui Auditorium / Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Yen Pei Building, Level 1, Memorial Hall
    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:
    Venerable Dr. Jing Yin
    (Director, Centre of Buddhist Studies, The University of Hong Kong)

    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
    Oct 12
    &
    Oct 21
    Singapore Buddhist Lodge. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Ajahn Brahm's Public Talks




    All are welcome
    Oct 14By Poh Ming Tse
    Meditation Appreciation Course - 4 lessons


    When : Every Wednesday 14 Oct 09 ~ 04 Nov 09
    Time : 7pm - 9.30pm
    Instructor : Vajiro (Richard) Chia
    Where : Poh Ming Tse
    438 Dunearn Road Singapore 289614
    Map: Find out more on the venue
    Tel : 6466 0785
    Fee : $20 (FOC for students and NSF)
    All participants are to contribute to help defray the cost of maintaining the Meditation Centre.
    Registration : Click here to register

    Introduction
    This course introduces meditation through 4 well-structured lessons that combined guided practices with basic understanding of meditation and its applications in daily life.
  • 14 Oct 09 : 1. How to Take Care of Your Mind?
  • 21 Oct 09 : 2. Who are You?
  • 28 Oct 09 : 3. How to Practice in Daily Life?
  • 04 Nov 09: 4. Development of the Path
    Course Content : click here
    The Course Instructor
    The course instructor, Richard (Vajiro) Chia, is an experienced Dhamma teacher who has a clear and straightforward approach to Buddha's teachings. He is able to bring out dynamism of Buddhism, and its relevance in present day.

    Vajiro is also well-known for his effective and efficient meditation instructions, having guided many through the levels of concentration and stages of insight knowledge. He teaches both Samatha (Concentration) and Vipassana (Insight) meditation in a systematic manner. After the preliminary Metta (Loving Kindness) and Kayanupassana (Contemplation of the Body) meditations, the students will then be guided through the levels of concentration and stages of insight-knowledge.

    It is a precious and profound practice, and we hope that those who are interested in understanding the Buddha’s teachings will take this opportunity to attend the meditation appreciation course as a first step in mental development. His coaching method has helped many students to REALISE the teachings of the Buddha.

    All are welcome
  • Oct 15
    to
    Nov 26
    The Minding Centre
    Meditation Courses updates (Non-religious)


    (1) BEGINNERS' MEDITATION COURSE (monthly intake)
    Learn stress management and emotional resilience early in life. Please do not wait until you really need them, and then grasp at straws. It's all in the mind, so let us begin there. (Piya Tan)

    Intake 43: 15, 22, 29 Oct 2009 (Thu 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Intake 44: 12, 19, 26 Nov 2009 (Thu 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Instructor: Piya Tan (more info: http://themindingcentre.googlepages.com/piyatan'sbiodata)
    Venue: The Minding Centre
    Course Fees: $90 per intake
    For course details: http://themindingcentre.googlepages.com/tmccourses

    TO REGISTER, please download form: http://themindingcentre.googlepages.com/MedRegForm_08.doc or call Ratna at 8211 0879.

    (2) INTERMEDIATE MEDITATION COURSE (intake 12)
    "The next step in your journey into inner stillness."

    Intake 12: 24, 31 Oct 2009 (Saturday)
    Time: 7.00 - 9.00 pm
    Instructor: Piya Tan
    Venue: The Minding Centre
    Course Fees: $90 per intake

    For those who have attended Beginners' Meditation Course. This course helps you to finetune your meditation, trains you to sit longer and makes your practice interesting.
    For details (methods etc), see: http://themindingcentre.googlepages.com/2.intermediatemeditationcourse
    To register, please download form: http://themindingcentre.googlepages.com/MedRegForm_08.doc or call Ratna at 8211 0879.
    The Minding Centre
    Blk 644 Bukit Batok Central, #01-68 (2nd flr),
    (near Bukit Batok MRT/Interchange) Singapore 650644.
    HP: 8211 0879


    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
    Oct 17Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Cultural Talk in Mandarin:
    Chinese Poetry




    Date :
    17 October 2009 (Saturday, Deepavali holiday)
    Time :
    2.30 pm to 4.30 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:
    Mdm Au Yue Pak (former journalist of Lianhe Zaobao)

    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
    Oct 22Seminar Room II, ISEAS . By Narlanda Sriwijaya Centre Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.
    Lecture on "The Archaeology of Buddhist Sumatra"



    You are cordially invited to the
    Lecture :"The Archaeology of Buddhist Sumatra"
    Lecturer : Dr E. Edwards McKinnon
    Date : Thursday, 22 October 2009
    Time : 4.00pm

    The lecture will be held at
    Venue :Institute of Southeast Asian Studies.

    Those interested in attending are requested to register with Ms Betty Kwan of ISEAS at 6870-2472 or to email her at betty@iseas.edu.sg. A copy of the notice is also available at ISEAS website: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies. All registrations will be taken as confirmed unless otherwise notified.

    All are welcome
    Oct 25By Kong Meng San Monastery
    Dr Lai Chiu-Nan Workshop: Growing from Sickness and Danger, Returning to Joy (Chinese)





    All are welcome



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