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    July 2010

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Jul 01
    to
    Oct 14
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Workshop: Love and Growth





    All are welcome
    Jul 03
    to
    Aug 21
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Introduction to Pure Land Buddhism (5th Run): Understanding Amitoufu Via the Amitabha Sutra



    Register @ http://kmspks.org/forms/amituofo_class.doc

    All are welcome
    Jul 03Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Workshop: Buddhist Teachings and Practices which builds Resilience in the Helping Profession
    &
    Public talk: How does Buddhism help the helping professionals?



    1. Workshop: Buddhist Teachings and Practices which builds Resilience in the Helping Profession
    By invitation, for Educators and Helping Professionals
    Target Audience: Doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, social workers, teachers, nursing staffs and others in the helping professions who are Buddhists
    Date: 3 July, Saturday
    Time: 2.00pm – 6.00pm
    Speaker: Dr. Tan Eng Kong
    Venue" Cheng Beng Buddhist Society
    Fee: $30
    Registration:
    http://www.buddhistconference.sg/fringe-registration/
    How can we internalize the doctrines (Dharma) so that we are constantly incorporating the Buddhist teachings in our daily work? Can this then help to prevent burnout in our professions as well as to retain our motivation and passion in our field of work? Applying mindfulness based therapy is one way to increase our repertoire of skills to maintain our equanimity in the face of eternal challenges as well as sustain our internal passion by remaining aligned to the Dharma. How does applying the mindfulness methodology at work help us to achieve this resilience?

    There will be experiential exercises of direct benefit and time for questions and discussion.

    Programme:
  • Definition of Resilience, Burn-Out & Compassion Fatigue
  • Western Psychological Management of Self-Care for the Helping Professional
  • Mindfulness Meditation for the Teacher/Counsellor/Psychotherapist
  • The Eight-Fold Path for the Therapist/Teacher
  • Buddhist Teachings Reducing Efforting by the Helper
  • Embodying the Brahma Viharas in every Therapeutic/Teaching Session

    2. Public talk: How does Buddhism help the helping professionals?

    Target Audience: Doctors, psychiatrists, psychologists, counsellors, social workers, nursing staffs, teachers (including preschool and kindergarten teachers and Dharma teachers), and volunteers and others in the helping professions who are Buddhists.
    Date: 3 July, Saturday
    Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
    Speaker: Dr. Tan Eng Kong
    Venue" Cheng Beng Buddhist Society
    Registration:
    http://www.buddhistconference.sg/fringe-registration/
    Admission free, registration required

    As Buddhists working in the health/educational professions, some of us may find that our work and the Dharma seem to occupy different sphere of our lives. When trying to apply Dharma at our work place, can we resolve its seeming conflict and contradiction with professionalism? How then do we align or actively apply Dharma in our work place so that we are in congruence with the teachings even at work? How do some Buddhist professionals successfully achieve this? Some of us enter the profession with the intention to give, but may end up losing our direction due to expectations, stress and burnout. How do helping professionals continue to give without losing sight of our needs and our purpose?

    Biography of Speaker

    Dr. Tan Eng Kong (MBBS, MPM, FRANZCP) is the Founder and Chairman of Metta Clinic in Sydney, a group practice consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists. He is the Founder President of the Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors & Psychotherapists (AABCAP). He is also the Director of Training of AABCAP’s two year Buddhism and Psychotherapy Professional Training Course. He graduated in Medicine in Malaysia in 1971 and the first batch of Psychiatrists in the Master of Psychological Medicine course in the University of Malaya in 1975. Dr. Tan was the Founder President of Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) in 1971. He is a Foundation Member of the University Buddhist Education Foundation (UBEF) in Australia.

    All are welcome
  • Jul 04
    to
    Nov 14
    Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre
    Basic Buddhism Course (English) - 20 Lessons




    When : Every Sunday 04 Jul 10 ~ 14 Nov 10
    Time : 9.00 am ~ 11.30 am
    Instructor : Vajiro (Richard) Chia
    Adviser : Ven. Fa Da
    Where : Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre
    39 Lorong 12 Geylang
    Singapore 399012
    [Find out more on the venue]
    Enquiry : 6746 6211 (9am - 5pm Daily)
    Fee : FOC.
    Registration : Registration Open

    Introduction
    The Basic Buddhism Course is specially designed and tailored to suit the fast-paced and modern lifestyle.

    This 20-lesson-course skillfully balances theoretical study of the fundamental teachings of the Buddha with Meditation and Pali Chanting, providing a strong basis for understanding of BUDDHA'S TEACHINGS and a good foundation for mental development. It will greatly benefit both beginners as well as long-time practitioners.

    The course consists of three sections, namely BUDDHIST FUNDAMENTALS, MEDITATION and PALI CHANTING

    Buddhist Fundamentals
    The Buddhist fundamentals are structured to provide in-depth, intellectual framework for the understanding of the essentials of the BUDDHA'S TEACHINGS.

    Topics covered include:
  • The definition of Evil, Good & Pure
  • Life of the Buddha
  • Four Noble Truths
  • Noble Eight-Fold Path
  • Dependent Origination
  • Four Foundations of Mindfulness
  • Karma & Rebirth

    as well as studying of major SUTTAS.


    Meditation
    Step-by-step meditation instructions & guidance will be given during the course. The meditation techniques introduced include:

  • Metta - Loving Kindness
  • Kayagati - Impurities of Body
  • Jhana - Concentration
  • Vipassana - Insight


    Pali Chanting
    Pali Chanting will be recited in the course. This includes: Homage to the Buddha, Dhamma & Sangha, offering (puja), as well as the Discourse on Blessings (Maha Mangala Sutta), Discourse on the Jewels (Ratana Sutta), and Discourse on Loving-Kindness (Karaniya Metta Sutta).


    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. His coaching method has helped many students develop the path to REALISE the teachings of the Buddha.



    All are welcome
  • Jul 04
    to
    Aug 15
    Awareness Place Meditation Centre
    Project Rebirth - Rediscover, Reflect & Recharge



    Register @ http://kmspks.org/forms/pr.doc

    All are welcome
    Jul 05
    to
    Aug 30
    By Mangala Vihara
    Introduction to Buddhism





    Address: 30 Jalan Eunos
    Singapore 419495
    Tel: 6744 4285
    Email: resident_monk@mangalavihara.org.sg

    All are welcome
    Jul 05
    to
    Aug 30
    By Mangala Vihara
    Meditation Course for Beginners



    Address: 30 Jalan Eunos
    Singapore 419495
    Tel: 6744 4285
    Email: resident_monk@mangalavihara.org.sg

    All are welcome
    Jul 06
    to
    Sep 21
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Certificate in Practical Counselling ( 4th Intake )



    Download form here


    All are welcome
    Jul 10
    to
    Nov 14
    Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre
    Basic Meditation Course (English) - 20 Lessons




    When : Every Sunday 04 Jul 10 ~ 14 Nov 10
    Time : 1.00pm - 3.30pm
    Instructor : Vajiro (Richard) Chia
    Adviser : Ven. Fa Da
    Where : Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre
    39 Lorong 12 Geylang
    Singapore 399012
    [Find out more on the venue]
    Enquiry : 6746 6211 (9am - 5pm Daily)
    Fee : FOC.
    Registration : Registration Open


    Introduction
    This course is designed for those who wish to develop a path to realise the Buddha Teaching. The 20 well-structured lessons combined guided practices with basic understanding of meditation and practical applications in daily life. The following meditation subjects will be taught:
  • Metta - Loving Kindness
  • Kayanupasana - 32 parts of Body
  • Samatha - Concentration
  • Vipassana - Insight


    Pre-Requisite
    This course is designed for students who have completed the Basic Buddhism Course - those who know the Buddha Teachng and wish to realise the Teaching.


    Class Format
    This class provides a conducive environment for group devotional and meditation practices in the following format:
  • Puja and Chanting
  • Guided Meditation
  • Individual Practices & Interviews
  • Summary and Discussion
  • Dedication of Merits


    Meditation Instructions
    This course introduces various meditation techniques in a systematic manner. Metta (Loving Kindness) and Kayanupassana (Contemplation of the Body) are introduced as preliminary practices.

    Students will then be guided through the levels of Concentration (Samatha) and introduced to various stages of Insight (Vipassana) knowledge.



    All are welcome
  • Jul 12
    to
    Jul 14
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Dharma Talks by Venerable Dr. Jing Yin (in Mandarin)




    Date :
    12 July 2010 (Monday) to 14 July 2010 (Wednesday)
    Time :
    8 pm to 9.30 pm
    Venue :
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services Shrine 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 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
    Jul 14
    to
    Jul 19
    Tara Buddhist Centre
    Geshe Lhakdor Singapore Teaching Program 2010




    Website :Tara Buddhist Centre
    Address : 443A Macpherson Road Singapore 368154
    Telephone : 6382 3446
    Email "tara@singnet.com.sg

    All are welcome
    Jul 15Suntec City Convention Centre. By Buddhist Library , The, Poh Ming Tse Temple , Koon Chee Vihara and Ean Keng Si Buddist Temple
    Buddhism and Science Symposium ( II )
    Emotional Awareness: Cultivating Mental Balance and a Good Life





    All are welcome
    Jul 15
    to
    Jul 19
    Tara Buddhist Centre
    Second annual teaching trip by Venerable Geshe Lhakdor



    Tara Buddhist Society is please to announce the second annual teaching trip by Venerable Geshe Lhakdor, Director of Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, in Singapore.

    Geshe la will teach on Tsongkhapa's Summary Meaning of Stages of Meditation and Lamrim from 15 July to 19 July. Tentative program is as follow:
    Date: 15 Jul, Thurs & 16 July, Fri
    Time: 7.30 pm - 9.45 pm
    Topic: Session 1 & 2 of Summary Meaning of Stages of Meditation /Lam Rim Teachings

    Date: 17 July, Saturday:
    Time:
  • 9.30 am - 11.30 am - Session 3
  • 1.30 pm - 5.00 pm - Session 4
  • 5.15 pm - 6.15 pm
    Topic: Introduction & Update of activities of LWTA

    Date: 18 July, Sunday:
    Topic: Four Mandala Offerings to Cittamani Tara
    Time: 11 am - 12.00 pm
    Topic: Refuge Taking ceremony, Precepts
    Time: 12.30 pm - 1.45 pm
    Break: Lunch buffet with members and participants of teachings
    Time: 2.30 pm - 5.30 pm - Session 5 of Lamrim Teachings

    Date: 19 July, Monday
    Time: 7.30 pm - 10 pm
    Topic: Session 6 - Closing Teachings on Lamrim

    Venue :Tara Buddhist Centre
    443A Macpherson Road,
    Singapore 368154.

    Those who wish to attend the teachings are should register to ensure availability of seat and teaching materials. Please send your registration (name and contact number) to tarabc@singnet.com or contact Alan (91146406) if you have any enquiries.

    Geshe Lhakdor is a very well respected Buddhist scholar who has been conferred:
    - Master of Prajnaparamita and Master of Madhyamika from Institute of Buddhist Dialectics, Dharamsala
    - Master of Madhyamika .
    - MA in English from Punjab University, Chandigarh.
    - Master of Philosophy (MPhil) from the University of Delhi.
    - Geshe Degree (Doctor of Divinity) from Drepung Loseling Monastic University in South India.
    - Honorary Professor of University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada since 2002
    - Honorary Professor of University of Delhi, Department of Psychology since 2008

    Prior to assuming his role as Director of LTWA in 2005, Geshe Lhakdor was a religious assistant and translator in the Office of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and have accompanied His Holiness to over 30 countries in America, Europe, Australia, Africa and Asia.

    Geshe Lhakdor co-translated and co-produced the following books by His Holiness and a number of articles:
    1.The way to Freedom, published by HarperCollins, US
    2.The Joy of Living and Dying in Peace published by HarperCollins, US
    3.Awakening the Mind and Lightening the Heart published by HarperCollins, US
    4.Stages of Meditation published by Snow Lion Publications, Ithaca New York.
    5.His Holiness's commentary of Nagarjuna's Fundamental Wisdom (Tibetan)
    6.Kindness, Clarity and Insight by His Holiness (in Tibetan)


    All are welcome
  • Jul 16
    to
    Jul 30
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Marriage Builder with S Factor



    Download form here
    and email the form to community@kmspks.org

    All are welcome
    Jul 17
    &
    Jul 31
    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    One Day Meditation Mindfulness Retreat




    Website :
    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    E-mail :
    vmckm@singnet.com.sg
    Address :
    251 Lavender Street
    Singapore 338789.
    Tel : 6 445 3984

    All are welcome
    Jul 26Full Moon in the Chinese Sixth Lunar MonthAsalha Puja or Dhamma Day.





    This commemorates the Buddha's first discourse, the Dhamma-Cakka-Pavattana Sutta (the Discourse on the Turning of the Wheel of Truth) in Sarnath (Isipatana, Benares) - the Deer Park , which he gave to the group of five monks with whom he had practised in the forest for many years. Upon hearing this discourse, one of the monks -- Ven. Kondañña -- gained his first glimpse of Nibbana, thus giving birth to the Noble Sangha. The annual rains retreat (vassa) commences the following day.

    Note: At the end of this first sermon, the Venerable Kondañña became a Sotapanna (a person at the first stage of enlightenment) and then, according to the Commentaries, for example, the Commentary on Vinaya, the other four disciples became Sotapannas, one on each of the four following days. On the first day after the full-moon day in July, the monk Vappa became a Sotapanna; on the second day, Bhaddiya; on the third day, Mahanama; and on the fourth day, Assaji. After they became Sotapannas, they all asked Buddha for ordination. Buddha ordained each of them by calling to them, "Come monks." On the fifth day after the full-moon day, the Buddha assembled them and preached to them this discourse Anatta-lakkhana Sutta. -The Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic (no-soul or anatta)
    ( Note: Try this site which is my favourite explanation for :- NO INNER CORE - ANATTA . By Sayadaw U Silananda )




     

    August 2010

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Aug 07
    to
    Aug 28
    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    Meditation Course For Beginners




    Website :
    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    E-mail :
    vmckm@singnet.com.sg
    Address :
    251 Lavender Street
    Singapore 338789.
    Tel : 6 445 3984

    All are welcome
    Aug 07
    to
    Aug 09
    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    3 Day Metta / Vipassana Retreat




    Website :
    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    E-mail :
    vmckm@singnet.com.sg
    Address :
    251 Lavender Street
    Singapore 338789.
    Tel : 6 445 3984

    All are welcome
    Aug 12
    to
    Sep 16
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Yogacara Studies Class – Treatise on Hundred Dharmas (in Mandarin)




    Topic :
    Yogacara Studies Class (in Mandarin)
    Elementary Class, Part 1 – Treatise on Hundred Dharmas
    Date :
    Every Thursday, starting on 12 August 2010, 12 lessons
    Time :
    8 pm to 9.30 pm
    Venue :
    Yen Pei Building, Level 4
    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. 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
    Aug 14Cheng Beng Buddhist Society. By Buddhist Conference


    presents Fringe Programme

    Happiness is Managing Difficult People at Work
    A Dharma Talk by Ven Chang Qing


    Date :
    14 August 2010, Saturday
    Time :
    7.30pm – 9.30pm
    Venue :
    Cheng Beng Buddhist Society,
    20-24 Lor 27A Geylang Road
    Registration :
    www.BuddhistConference.sg

    A great deal of our unhappiness is attributed to work stress and testy relations with our colleagues and bosses. This session teaches one how to create a happy and harmonious working environment, hence benefitting both yourself and the people you work with.


    Biography of Speaker

    Venerable Dr. Chang Qing, a Singapore Buddhist monk, was ordained in 1989 after he graduated with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic. He holds a BA in Chinese Literature from the National Taiwan University (1993), and received his PhD in Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol (UK, 1998). The Venerable has more than 10 years of experience in teaching Dharma classes and giving Dharma talks in both English and Mandarin. He has also published several English and Chinese articles.

    He is currently the Deputy Rector, Dean of Academic and Assistant Professor at the Buddhist College of Singapore, teaching subjects such as Prajna and Madhyamaka Thought in India and the Philosophy of Three Treatise. In addition, he is also conducting English Dharma classes at the Singapore Buddhist Federation and Poh Ming Tse Temple.

    The organisers are grateful to the Cheng Beng Buddhist Society for its partnership and premises for the above Dharma talk.

    All are welcome
    Aug 21By Department of Youth and Arts of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    The Mystery of Karma by Venerable Dr Chang Qing




    Biography of Speaker

    Venerable Dr. Chang Qing, a Singapore Buddhist monk, was ordained in 1989 after he graduated with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic. He holds a BA in Chinese Literature from the National Taiwan University (1993), and received his PhD in Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol (UK, 1998). The Venerable has more than 10 years of experience in teaching Dharma classes and giving Dharma talks in both English and Mandarin. He has also published several English and Chinese articles.

    He is currently the Deputy Rector, Dean of Academic and Assistant Professor at the Buddhist College of Singapore, teaching subjects such as Prajna and Madhyamaka Thought in India and the Philosophy of Three Treatise. In addition, he is also conducting English Dharma classes at the Singapore Buddhist Federation and Poh Ming Tse Temple.



    All are welcome
    Aug 22
    to
    Sep 05
    Awareness Place Well Being Centre
    Sharing Sessions for Home Caregivers of Elderly



    To register or enquire call 6336 5067.More details at http://www.awarenessplace.com/ or email sem@kmspks.org

    All are welcome
    Aug 24Full 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.
    Aug 26By Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
    Nalanda-Sriwijaya Lecture Series
    Buddhist Networks in Colonial Lanka and Southeast Asia: Ritual and Resistance
    By Associate Professor Anne M Blackburn




    Topic: Buddhist Networks in Colonial Lanka and Southeast Asia: Ritual and Resistance
    Speaker: Associate Professor Anne M Blackburn
    Department of Asian Studies
    Cornell University, USA
    Date: Thursday,26 August 2010
    Time: 4.00 pm
    Venue: ISEAS Seminar Room II
    Admission: Free

    Please complete the Reply Form and return by fax: 6775-6264 / 6775-6259 to the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies or email: betty@iseas.edu.sg by Wednesday, 25 August 2010. For further enquiries, please call Lucy at tel: 6870-4549/6778-0955.

    A copy of the notice is also available at ISEAS website: http://www.iseas.edu.sg.

    Notes:
    1. All registrations will be taken as confirmed unless otherwise notified.
    2. Parking is available at the Heng Mui Keng Complex Carpark, located next to ISEAS Building. At the car park, please take the lift to LEVEL 6 (Lobby) and exit through the main entrance to ISEAS Building. For the location map, please logon to .
    3. The hourly parking charges payable from Mondays-Fridays [8.00am-6.59pm] is $1.07 per hour.



    All are welcome
    Aug 28Poh Ming Tse Temple. By Bodhicitta Dharma Centre
    Life After Death -
    A Buddhist Perspective
    By Venerable (Dr) Omaple Sobhita Thero




    Topic :Life After Death -A Buddhist Perspective
    Speaker : Venerable (Dr) Omaple Sobhita Thero
    Date : 28 August 2010
    Time : 7pm to 9pm
    Venue : Poh Ming Tse Temple
    438 Dunearn Road
    Singapore 289613
    Organiser : Bodhicitta Dharma Centre
    Email : register@bodhicittadharmacentre.org.sg

    All are welcome



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