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    March 2010

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Mar 02By Sagaramudra Buddhist Society
    Fundamental Dharma Course Module 1 and Fundamental Meditation Course Course ( In English )



    Sagaramudra Buddhist Society will be conducting two courses in English: Fundamental Dharma Course Module 1 and Fundamental Meditation Course in March 2010. This is in line with its objectives of promoting Buddhist education and providing guidance for people interested in Buddhist Practice.

    The course instructor for both courses is Venerable Fa Shu.

    You are encouraged to sign up for the course(s) and share this information with your family and friends. For further enquiries, please contact us at 67467582 oe email haiyinbs@sagaramudra.org.sg

    You may access the information here:
    Course Poster: http://www.sagaramudra.org.sg/sub-course.html
    Application Form: http://www.sagaramudra.org.sg/sub-course.html


    All are welcome
    Mar 02Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Lotus Sutra (Saddharmapundarika Sutra) - Talk in Mandarin




    Date :
    Every Tuesday, starting on 2 March 2010
    Time :
    7.30 pm – 9.30 pm
    Venue :
    Yen Pei Building, Level 4
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services/ Fu Hui Auditorium
    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. Zheng Zixiong

    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 ext 30.

    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
    Mar 03
    to
    Oct 20
    By Kong Meng San Monastery
    FRIENDS: Learn psychology of elderly & pratice engaging skills
    Module I ,II , III and IV



    For more information : http://www.kmspks.org/education/friends.htm or email: community@kmspks.org

    All are welcome
    Mar 04Institute of South East Asian Studies
    Nalanda-Sriwijaya Lecture Series
    The Buddhist Origins of “Singapura”:
    Re-reading Chapters 1-6 of the Sejarah Melayu on the Founding of “Singapura”






    Topic: The Buddhist Origins of “Singapura”:
    Re-reading Chapters 1-6 of the Sejarah Melayu on the Founding of “Singapura”
    Speaker:
    Mr Kwa Chong Guan
    Head, External Programmes
    S Rajaratnam School of International Studies
    Date: Thursday, 4 March 2010
    Time: 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
    Venue: Seminar Room II, ISEAS
    Admission: Free

    Would appreciate it if you could also circulate this invitation to your colleagues. Those interested in attending are requested to register with Betty 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
    Mar 04MART Boulevard Lifestyle café. By Buddhist Fellowship Executive Club
    Working with Difficult People




    Speaker:
    Sebastian Wong is the Group Chief Information Officer of the Singapore Power Group. He has over 30 years of working experience and had held various senior management positions in the IT and Banking & Finance industries. Mr Wong's primary areas of work experience are in management, strategic business IT planning & architecture, and development of application systems for banks and the utilities.

    Sebastian graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia and holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the same university. He graduated from the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program in 2009.

    Date : Thursday 4th March ‘10
    Time : 7.00 -9.00 pm
    Venue : MART Boulevard Lifestyle café
    8 Shenton Way #01-18
    Singapore 068811
    Parking : 8 Shenton Way
    MRT : Tanjong Pagar
    Dinner : $25 for members & $30 for non-members
    We look forward to your participation.

    All are welcome

    Mar 05
    to
    Apr 25
    By Mangala Vihara
    Vipassana Meditation for Beginners



    We are pleased to invite you,your family members and friends to attend this course that is organised specially for beginners. Detail is as follows:

    No of lessons: 7 plus 1 day retreat (Sat)
  • Lesson 1 and 2-What is meditation? What is concentration and mindfulness? How to do sitting meditation?
  • Lesson 3-How to do walking, eating, etc meditation in daily life?
  • Lesson 4- Practical session in the shrine hall plus Q&A
  • Lesson 5-What are the difficulties and hindrances in meditation?
  • Lesson 6- Importance of precepts in meditation and how to apply meditation to your daily life.
  • Lesson 7-What is really Vipassana Meditation?
    Date :
    Every Friday on 5,12,19 March and 2,9,16 and 23 April.
    Time :
  • 7.30pm-8.30pm instruction on meditation
  • 8.30pm-9.00pm meditation
  • 9.00pm-9.30pm Questions and Answers
    ( pl come in at 7.15pm for registration as class will start punctually at 7.30pm)

    Retreat Date :
    1st May, Sat
    Time :
    8am to 5 pm
    Teacher :
    Ven Cittara from Myammar
    Language :
    English
    Venue :
    Mangala Vihara Temple,Level 2,
    30 Jalan Eunos
    ( at traffic light junction in front of Eunos MRT station)
    Fee :
    Free
    Registration :
    Please send your name and contact no to samhopru@.... .For any query, you may also call 98208050

    All are welcome

  • Mar 05
    to
    Mar 13
    By Buddhist Library
    Pilgrimage / Meditation At Paramita



    For enquiries please call 6746 8435 or e-mail:buddhlib@singnet.com.sg

    All are welcome

    Mar 05
    to
    Mar 07
    By Vihara Buddha Gotama, Perak Malaysia
    Dharma Talks by Venerable Dhammavuddho Thero


    Dhamma Talk: Right View
    Date: March 5th, 2010 Friday 7:30pm
    Venue: Wat Palelai - 49 Bedok Walk
    Website: http://www.watpalelai.org/

    Dhamma Talk: Noble Eightfold Path
    Date: March 7th, 2010 Sunday 10:30am
    Venue: The Buddhist Library – 2, Lorong 24A. Geylang
    Website: http://www.buddhlib.org.sg/
    ( Followed by Lunch Dana after dhamma talk )

    For info, pls visit web :
    Website: http://www.vbgnet.org/news.asp?CategoryId=2964#27253
    Website: http://www.vbgnet.org/index.asp


    Biography of Venerable Dhammavuddho Thero
    The founder abbot of the Vihara is Venerable Dhammavuddho Thero, a Malaysian of Chinese descent. As a layman he graduated from the University Malaya in 1971, and worked as an Electrical Engineer with the Public Works Department for 12 years before renouncing the home life. His interest in religion led him to study the world's major religions for a few years before meeting the Buddha's teachings in 1976.

    In 1983, he went forth into the homeless life in the Mahayana tradition. Three years later, he was reordained in the Theravada tradition in Thailand. Thereafter, he spent about 10 years living the solitary lifestyle in quiet places.

    He has written numerous booklets on Buddhism, e.g. Return to the Original Buddha's Teachings, Message of the Buddha, Buddhist Monk's Precepts, Liberation: Relevance of Sutta-Vinaya, and Only We Can Help Ourselves.

    In 1998, through donations collected by his supporters, a 15-acre piece of land outside Temoh, in Perak, was purchased to establish the Vihara Buddha Gotama.

    All are welcome

    Mar 05
    to
    May 07
    By Buddhist Library
    Discovering Buddhism ( Guide To Buddha's Teaching )



    For enquiries please call 6746 8435 or e-mail:buddhlib@singnet.com.sg

    All are welcome

    Mar 06
    Dharma Hall. By Kong Meng San Monastery
    Talk: Happy Children, Happy Families
    Entering Into a Child's Mind





    All are welcome
    Mar 07
    to
    May 16
    By Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    "The Buddha and His Disciples"
    A 12-Week Dhamma Course conducted by Venerable Shravasti Dhammika




    Date: 28 February 2010 (Sunday) -- Starting This Sunday!
    Time: 11.30 am
    Venue: Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society

    This course examines the lives and experiences of the Buddha's disciples both monastic and lay. It will also look at the Buddha as a person - what he looked like, how he taught and the effect he had upon others and his society. The Buddha and His Disciples will inform participants of aspects of Buddhism apart from actual doctine.

    "The Buddha and His Disciples will inform participants of aspects of Buddhism apart from actual doctine."

    Biography of Speaker
    Venerable Shravasti Dhammika was born in Australia in 1951. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk in India and later lived in Sri Lanka where he became well-known for his efforts to promote Boddhism. He worked in Singapore in 1985 being a spiritual Advisor to the Dhamma Mandala Society and several other Buddhist groups.

    Venerable Dhammika has taught at the Education Department's Curriculum Development Institute and also made several television films for the Institute. Among the books he wrote include All about Buddhism, Good Question Good Answer, Matrceta's Hymns to the Buddha, Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, Encounters with Buddhism and The Edicts of King Asoka.

    The Venerable authored an interesting article called "A Pligrim's Guide to Buddhist India" and can be contacted at email: pitijoy@yahoo.com
    Blog: "dhamma musings" by Venerable Dhammika

    You can read about his blogs on various topics, his observations and articles related to Buddhism in general.

    "dhamma musings" by Venerable Dhammika
    http://sdhammika.blogspot.com/

    Below are some of his recent blog articles which you may find to be of interest.

    Just Under The Surface
    http://sdhammika.blogspot.com/2010/02/just-under-surface.html

    In Hot water
    http://sdhammika.blogspot.com/2010/02/in-hot-water.html

    The Tiger Apologizes
    http://sdhammika.blogspot.com/2010/02/tiger-apologizes.html

    All are welcome to attend.

    Mar 07
    &
    Mar 14
    Pagoda of 10000 Buddhas, Level 2, Hall of Medicine Buddha . By Kong Meng San Monastery
    3 Refuges & 5 Precepts Preparatory Class & Ceremony( In Mandarin )





    All are welcome
    Mar 13Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Family Life Education (Talk in Mandarin)
    The Art of Harmonised Parenting
    How to Resolve Differences in Parenting Styles between Spouses


    Date :
    13 March 2010 (Saturday)
    Time :
    2.30 pm to 4.30 pm
    Venue :
    Yen Pei Building, Level 4
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services/ Fu Hui Auditorium
    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. Wang Jing (Senior Counsellor-cum-Trainer)

    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 ext 30.

    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
    Mar 13
    to
    Mar 21
    By Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    9 Day Vipassan Mediation Retreat





    All are welcome

    Mar 14
    By Kong Meng San Monastery
    One Day Zen Retreat



    Download form : Application Form
    or email: community@kmspks.org

    All are welcome
    Mar 19
    to
    Mar 21
    By Buddhist Fellowship Youth
    BF Youth Meditation Retreat With Piya Tan and Dr Teoh Ren Shang



    The Buddhist Fellowship Youth (BF Youth) will be organizing a Meditation Retreat this March Holidays to introduce our youths to meditation and the Dhamma. The retreat will be taught by Bro Piya Tan and Dr Teoh Ren Shang, and will be structured around meditation sessions in the morning and afternoon, with Dhamma talks by our inspiring speakers in the evening.

    The youths will be learning a variety of meditation techniques, such as the Breath meditation, Metta meditation, the Four Brahmaviharas and the Six Recollections, which will provide our youths with the skills to deal with the stresses of life.

    Details of the retreat are as follows:

    Venue: Dhamma Hall (Level 2) of PES
    Date: 18 to 21 March (Thurs night to Sunday afternoon)
    Time: 8pm on 18 March to 1.30pm on 21 March
    Age Group: 15 years - 21 years

    The retreat starts officially on the morning of 19 March (Fri), with the retreat participants having an option of staying over on 18 March (Thurs) to minimise inconvenience arising?from their having to arrive in the early hours of 19?March?(Fri).

    The meals will cost $15 and participants are strongly encouraged to stay throughout the retreat period with us to experience the full benefit of this retreat.

    Do note also that to provide a conducive atmosphere for our retreatants, we will be limiting the usage of handphones to half an hour in the evening. In case of emergencies, do contact our BF Youth Leader cum?Camp Organiser, Jun Xian at 91261271.

    Attached please find the registration and indemnity forms. If you have children between the ages of 15 to 21 years old and are interested, kindly complete the forms and forward them to us together with the payment by 14 March.

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    Meditation Retreat Schedule
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    Dates: 19-21 (end of march holidays)
    -from Morning of 19 and ending with a talk on the 21 that is integrated with BFY sv.

    Strongly encouraged to sleepover on Thursday. It is not the beginning of the meditation retreat yet (as in no noble silence) but so as to reduce the inconvenience of those who stay far away & have to arrive early on Friday morning.

    Thurs:
  • 8.00pm: Arrive for Retreat Sleepover
  • 9.15pm: Evening Chanting
  • 9.30pm: Free & Easy Meditation
  • 10.30pm: Wash up
  • 11.00pm: Lights out
    Friday:
    Morning

  • 7.00am Wake Up
  • 8.00am Breakfast & Reflections
  • 8.45am Morning Devotions
  • 9.00am Meditation instructions 1 (Bro Piya)
  • 10.00am Meditation Session 1 (timing at discretion of Bro Piya)
  • 11.00am Meditation Session 2 (timing at discretion of Bro Piya)
    Afternoon
  • 12.00nn Lunch
  • 1.00pm Walking meditation
  • 2.00pm Personal Practice
  • 3.00pm Personal Interviews/Sitting Meditation
  • 4.00pm Tea Break
  • 4.30pm Sitting Meditation 4/Personal Practice
    Evening
  • 5.30pm Evening Chanting
  • 5.45pm Dinner with reflections
  • 6.15pm Sutta Study by Bro Piya*
  • 8.00 pm Sitting Meditation 5 (together with Friday group meditation)*
  • 10.00 pm Wash Up and release of handphones
  • 11.00pm Lights out (those who wish to do night meditation may do so)
    * Maha Rahulaovada Sutta (M 63)
    * (note: there will be adult meditation from 8-9pm in the Main Hall)

    Saturday:
    Morning
  • 7.00am Wake Up
  • 8.00am Breakfast & Reflections
  • 8.45am Morning Devotions
  • 9.00am Meditation instructions 1 (Dr Teoh)
  • 10.00am Meditation Session 1 (timing at discretion of Dr Teoh)
  • 11.00am Meditation Session 2 (timing at discretion of Dr Teoh)
    Afternoon
  • 12.00nn Lunch
  • 12.30pm Walking meditation
  • 1.30pm Personal Practice
  • 2.30pm Q&A Session with Dr Teoh at Sorraco
  • 4.00pm Tea Break
  • 4.30pm Sitting Meditation 4/Personal Practice
    Evening
  • 5.45pm Evening Chanting
  • 6.00pm Dinner with reflections
  • 7.00pm Dhamma Talk by Dr Teoh
  • 8.30 pm Sitting Meditation 5
  • 10.00 pm Wash Up and release of handphones
  • 11.00pm Lights out (those who wish to do night meditation may do so)

    Sunday:
  • 7.30am Wake Up
  • 8.00am Breakfast & Reflections
  • 8.45am Morning Devotions
  • 9.00am Group Meditation (Metta)
  • 9.30am Area Cleaning
  • 10.30am Free and Easy
  • 11.00am BF Adult Session
  • 12.30 pm Presentation of Gifts to Retreat Participants
  • 1.00 pm Lunch
  • 1.30 pm Youth Session

    Download form here and email to bfellow@singnet.com.sg

    All are welcome
  • Mar 23
    to
    May 25
    By Awareness Place Meditation Centre
    AWARENESS :Buddhist Art Therapy.
    By Yen Chua (Artist & Art Therapist)




    Description
    Buddhism & art go a long way back together. Although other religious traditions have also used art extensively in the past, it was used mainly to inspire spirituality & symbolise divinity. Buddhism has not only understood the representational & inspirational power of art but also its instructional & meditational qualities. What is also special is that Buddhism focuses on understanding the working of the human mind & mastering it. Buddhists have also appreciated & used art as an important mind training tool, a meditational support & elevated the whole art creation process into a symbolic journey of spiritual awakening as witnessed in the creation of intricate sand Mandalas.

    This programme will seek to marry Buddhist thinking & practices to the theory & practice of Art Therapy. It will endeavour to use traditional Buddhist conceptions of psychology as a guide to therapeutic practice & for the benefit of participants.

    Schedule
    Date : Every Tue 23 March to 25 May 2010
    Time : (Group 1) 6.30pm to 8pm (Group 2) 8pm to 9.30pm
    Venue : Awareness, 231 Bain Street #03-39 Bras Basah Complex
    Course Fee : $200/- per pax (inclusive of gst 7% and art materials)
    * limited seats 12pax @ only (first come first served)
    Enquire/Register : 6336 5067 or email sem@kmspks.org
    (mon to sun 1130am – 6pm. Closed Public holidays.)
    Closing Date : 28 Feb 2010 or when registration is full


    About Yen Chua
    Yen Chua is an artist & art therapist. She holds Masters Degrees in Art Therapy & Arts. She has years of experience in conducting art workshops & lectures. She is also an award-winning & practicing local artist who has held several solo & group exhibitions. Currently, she is working with children with special needs & individuals & groups with social-emotional problems.

    Website: www.yenchua.com

    Download application http://www.awarenessplace.com/activities/forms/Awareness_ArtTherapy.doc

    All are welcome

    Mar 25
    to
    Mar 31
    By Mangala Vihara (Buddhist Temple )
    50th Anniversary Celebrations



    Website :Mangala Vihara (Buddhist Temple )
    email: resident_monk@mangalavihara.org.sg

    All are welcome

    Mar 27
    By Kong Meng San Monastery
    Workshop : Caring for the Depressed Older Persons



    For more information : http://www.kmspks.org/education/care.htm or email: community@kmspks.org

    All are welcome

    Mar 27
    Poh Ming Temple. By Singapore Buddhist Mission (Youth)
    Dharma Talk by Venerable Mahinda

    After the economic turmoil in 2009, we are once again reminded of the impermance and instability in our lives. Despite our busy schedule, how can we learn to be spiritual and cope with the stress and undulations in our lives? This wonderful talk is aptly targeted at finding solace in a world of impermance.

    Venerable Mahinda, a Malaysian, was born in Malacca in 1949. He was ordained a Theravâda Buddhist monk in 1976 under the tutelage of the late Venerable Dr K Sri Dhammananda Nayaka Mahâ Thera. He undertook basic Buddhist studies and training in Sri Lanka and practical Buddhist meditation under several masters in Sri Lanka , India , Burma and Thailand . He is also acquainted with both the Mahâyâna and Vajrayâna traditions. Bhante Mahinda has traveled to more than 30 countries to spread the message of the Buddha.

    It is also our pleasure to inform you that you can contact us for reservation of seats for the members of your temple. However, seating would have to be made 15minutes prior to the talk, otherwise they would be given up to members of the public.

    Venue: Poh Ming Temple, right opposite Coronation Plaza
    Date: 27th march 2010
    Time: 7.30pm

    Please contact Mabel (81396303) or Eugene (93224388) should you have any enquiries regarding the talk and we look forward to working with you.


    Born in Malaysia, Venerable Mahinda, was ordained as a Buddhist monk in the Theravada tradition 20 years ago under the tutelage of Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda Nakaya Thera. He undertook Buddhist studies and training Sri Lanka (1977-1982) and practical Buddhist meditation under several masters in Sri Lanka, India, Burma and Thailand.

    The Venerable is currently the spiritual director of Aloka Meditation Centre, Peats Ridge, New South Wales, in Australia. He has given lectures and seminars on Buddhism, meditation and its application in daily life at various high schools and universities and many community organisations

    All are welcome
    Mar 27
    to
    Apr 04
    By Singapore Buddhist Federation
    Singapore Dharma Teachers Training 2010




    * Free for all Volunteer Dharma teachers of Buddhist Organisations.
    (Please support with organisation letter)

    * Individual participant is encouraged to offer a donation
    (recommended amount: $30.00 per course) to help cover operating costs.


    Venue:
    Singapore Buddhist Federation
    59 Lorong 24A Geylang S(398583)
    Schedule click here http://www.kmspks.org/education/sdtt_programe.htm


    All are welcome
    Mar 28
    to
    May 30
    Dharma Hall Level 2. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Dharma Talks By Venerable K Rathanasara





    All are welcome

    Mar 29
    to
    May 17
    By Kong Meng San Monastery
    Rejuvenate Yourself ( Two Sessions )



    For more information : http://www.kmspks.org/forms/CDT.doc or email: community@kmspks.org

    All are welcome
    Mar 30Auditorium, Yeo's Building. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Path to Happiness : Without Unwholesome Addictions. By Ajahn Brahm




    Topic:
    Path to Happiness : Without Unwholesome Addictions
    Venue :
    Auditorium, Yeo's Building,
    2 Telok Blangah Street 21,
    Singapore 108942
    Date :
    30 March 2010
    Time :
    7.45 pm.

    Please invite your family and friends to benefit from his talk. No registration is required.

    Biography of Speaker

    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



     

    April 2010

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES

    Apr 01
    By Fu Guang University Taiwan
    RECRUITMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS



    Department of Buddhist Studies,
    Fo Guang University
    (Ilan, Taiwan)

  • Opportunities to study abroad
  • Training in multi-languages
  • Equal emphasis on theory and practice
  • Career opportunities upon graduation

    Programs of Study: Bachelor Degree in Buddhism
    Registration Date: 2010.03.29 ~ 2010.04.22
    Course :Masters Degree in Buddhism (Lessons conducted in English)
    Registration starts from NOW till 2010.04.30 (For International Students only)

    * Annual Scholarship NT$100,000 *

    For more information, please contact Fo Guang Shan (Singapore) @ 64110590
    Website: www.fgu.edu.tw/~buddhist


    All are welcome

  • Apr 02
    By Kong Meng San Monastery
    Unleash Your Potential With D.I.S.C



    For more information : http://www.kmspks.org/education/Disc.htm or email: community@kmspks.org

    All are welcome

    Apr 04
    By Poh Ming Tse Temple
    Harta Yoga For Beginners(10 sessions)





    All are welcome
    Mar 07Ngee Ann Auditorium. By Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), Institute of South East Asian Studies and ISEAS
    ACM, Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre and ISEAS
    "The Dai of China: Theravada Buddhism in Yunnan" by Dr Thomas Borchert





    Topic: The Dai of China: Theravada Buddhism in Yunnan
    Speaker:
    Dr Thomas Borchert, Visiting Research Fellow
    Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre at ISEAS
    Date: Wednesday, 7 April 2010
    Time: 7.00 pm
    Venue: Ngee Ann Auditorium,
    Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM),
    1 Empress Place,
    Singapore 179555.
    Admission: Free

    Kindly send your reply via email nhb_acm_rpu@nhb.gov.sg by Tuesday, 6 April 2010.

    All are welcome

    Apr 16
    to
    18
    Tai Pei Buddhist Centre. By Tibetan Buddhist Centre
    Three Day Teaching By His Eminence The 6th Dorshi Rinpoche





    All are welcome
    Apr 17Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Family Life Education (Talk in Mandarin) Develop Your Child’s EQ




    Date :
    17 April 2010 (Saturday)
    Time :
    2.30 pm to 4.30 pm
    Venue :
    Yen Pei Building, Level 4
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services/ Fu Hui Auditorium
    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:
    Ms. Wang Jing (Senior Counsellor-cum-Trainer)

    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 ext 30.

    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

    Apr 17
    to
    Apr 24
    By Tzu Chi Singapore Branch
    Eco-Awareness Talks: Protect the Earth with Love





    All are welcome
    Apr 23
    to
    Apr 29
    Wat Ananda Youth WAY
    Ajahn Suthep - Meditation Workshop & Dhamma Talk Series




    Date / Time Synopsis of talk
    23 to 25 APRIL, 2010







    ( Fri, Sat, Sun, 8 am to 6 pm)











    Meditation workshops on these 3 days. Venerable will give instructions on meditation in a systematic and progressive manner on the way to meditate. He would also give a few talks during these few days.





























    TOPIC: HOW TO UNDERSTAND ONENESS

    ( 23th April ) - 7pm to 8.30pm Synopsis : Everyone is not the same as we have our own character.
    We are the world by our self . Just like our palms, it's never the same. Police uses thumb prints to locate criminals. This is the oneness outside. The oneness inside is seeing the mind as not concocting, seeing things as they really are. To comprehend

    Oneness inside, we need to realize Buddha Nature.

    Topic : MANDANE TRUTH, WHERE ARE THEY?

    ( 24th April ) - 6.30pm to 8.00pm

    Synopsis : Mundane Truth start at the feelings. You start to feel pleasurable or unpleasurable, then go to perception. In our lives we also tend to take side of good or bad , right or wrong, correct or mistake. The Buddha taught us about the worldly conditions: gain or loss, dignity or obscurity, blame or praise, and happiness or pain. Beyond this is so easy because it is the Supposition or Conventional Truths.

    Topic : HOW TO TEST YOUR DHAMMA PRACTICE & RESULT?

    ( 25th April ) - 9.45am to 11am

    Synopsis : When we do something, we always think to get something, when we feel we have got something, that means, we have lost from the path of the Dhamma. How to test this : Test by feeling; by attachment; by cessation of defilements; and by the last paragraph of Mangala Sutta.

    Topic : THREE LEVELS OF WISDOM

    ( 25th April ) - 6.30pm to 8.00pm

    Synopsis: Only the human beings can create and develop wisdom, other beings cannot do this. Where does the wisdom come from?

    The first door or level is the Wisdom that comes from listening; wisdom resulting from study;knowledge that is learned from others.

    The second level : wisdom resulting from reflection; Knowledge that is thought out and

    The third level is wisdom resulting from mental development; knowledge that is gained by development or practice.

    This will guide us to know how difference between Intellectual wisdom and Intuitive wisdom.
    27 APRIL, 2010 ( Tues )

    7.30pm TO 9.00pm

    (Venue: Buddhist Library Centre

    2 Lorong 24A Geylang, Singapore 39852)

    Tel: 6746 8435.

    Topic: SAMPAJANNA AS THE ENTRANCE TO JHANA IN SAMATHA MEDITATION

    Synopsis : How you test Sampajanna or clear comprehension ?

    This is the most important question that we must solve through

    our experiences. If you cannot realize it, we are not able to talk about Samatha meditation. Yes, when we cultivate sampajanna till you feel the whole body is one-pointed, then you will really know this is Samatha Meditation.

    29 APRIL, 2010 ( Thurs )


    7.30pm to 9.30pm





    Topic: THE NEW 5 PRECEPT SHOULD BE LEARNT IN DAILY LIFE.

    Synopsis : We know a lot about the 5 precepts in terms of the social precept, that is, people know about the principles of life to stay together happily. Most of us are usually aware of the happenings outside us and discussed about it regularly. But how can we train ourself?. We must know the 5 precepts inside our mind then we will really keep the 5 precepts correctly.


    Biodata of the Venerable : Venerable Phrakhrusamu Suthep Chinawaro, is a Thai tradition monk & meditation teacher from Northern Thailand. He is the Abbot of Wat Poemdhammajumreon, Chantaburi, Thailand. He was ordained in 1988 as one of the last disciples of Luangpor Teean Jittasubho, a great Thai meditation master.

    Ajahn intensively practiced vipassana meditation under the guidance of Luangpor Teean whereby he later developed Buddhalela Mahasati, an extension of the traditional Luangpor Teeanâ's ˜Sati meditation technique. This technique basically follows the Luangpor's movements of being mindful of breathing, walking & hand movements.

    Ajahn speaks Thai, English & Lao. His expertise is in mindfulness meditation, scriptural studies, meditation for children & senior citizens. He conducts regular Dhamma Teachings Tour & Meditation Retreats in Thailand, Malaysia , Singapore and many has benefited from his insightful


    All are welcome

    Apr 25
    By Dharma Drum Singapore
    Let's Go Planting @ Bougainvillea Park



    Dharma Drum Singapore
    100A Duxton Road
    Tel: 6735 5900
    e-mail : ddrum@singnet.com.sg

    All are welcome
    Apr 27By Singapore Buddhist Lodge and Institute of Southeast Asian Studies and Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre
    Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre and Singapore Buddhist Lodge Lecture Series
    Buddhist Archaeology and the ISEAS Archaeological Unit






    Topic:Buddhist Archaeology and the ISEAS Archaeological Unit
    Speaker:Associate Professor John Miksic
    Southeast Asian Studies Programme, NUS; and
    Visiting Senior Fellow, Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, ISEAS
    Date: Tuesday, 27 April 2010
    Time: 7.00 pm – 8.30 pm
    Venue: Singapore Buddhist Lodge
    17-19 Kim Yam Road
    Singapore 239329
    Admission: Free

    Those interested in attending are requested to register with Betty Tan of ISEAS at 6870-2472 or to email her at betty@iseas.edu.sg by Tuesday, 6 April 2010.

    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



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