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    September 2010

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Sep 01
    to
    Sep 22
    KMSPKS Dinning Hall. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Delicious Vegetarian Mooncakes On Sale Now!!!!



    Sales starts from now until Sep 22, time from 9.00am to 3.00pm at KMSPKS Dinning Hall.

    All are welcome
    Sep 04Buddhist Library. By Buddhist Conference


    presents Fringe Programme

    Happy Buddhist at Work

    A Dharma workshop by Venerable Chuan Guan


    Date :
    4 September, Saturday
    Time :
    2.00pm – 6.00pm
    Venuw :
    Buddhist Library
    2 Lor 24A Geylang Road
    Fee :
    $10
    Registration :
    www.BuddhistConference.sg

    The corporate world is often perceived as being vastly different from the spiritual realm. This workshop aims to impart skills on how to align Buddhist principles with your work ambition, the handling of office politics and adherence to corporate structures.


    Venerable Chuan Guan was born into a Buddhist family in Singapore and graduated from NTU with a degree in Computer Engineering. He was ordained in 2002 (higher Bhikshu ordination in 2003) and stayed in Fa Yun Monastery (New Mexico, United States) learning the sutras and practised meditation under the Mahayana Buddhist tradition while studying the Theravadin Pali Canon. Returning back to Singapore in 2006, he continued his learning and practices, residing in Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery till 2009. Presently, he is residing in The Buddhist Library, while giving Dharma classes and meditation classes. Online, he tries his best to reach out to the Buddhist community via his blog at www.buddhavacana.net and facebook.

    The organisers are grateful to the Buddhist Library for its partnership and premises for the above Dharma workshop.

    All are welcome
    Sep 04
    to
    Sep 12
    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    9 Day 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
    Sep 06By Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
    Nalanda-Sriwijaya Lecture Series
    Lecture on “The Path of the Buddha” and Buddhism in India
    by
    Mr Shantum Seth




    Topic: “The Path of the Buddha” and Buddhism in India
    Speaker: Mr Shantum Seth
    (ordained Buddhist teacher in the lineage of the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh)
    Date: Monday,6 September 2010
    Time: 3.30 pm to 5.00pm
    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 morning of 6 September 2010. For further enquiries, please call Betty at tel: 6870-2472/6778-0955.

    A copy of the notice is also available at ISEAS website: http://www.iseas.edu.sg.For the location map, please logon to http://www.iseas.edu.sg/iseaslocation.htm

    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.


    Location




    All are welcome
    Sep 06
    to
    Sep 14
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Pligrimage to China





    All are welcome
    Sep 07Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM). By Asian Civilisations Museum
    Lecture on “The Path of the Buddha” and Buddhism in India by Mr Shantum Seth




    Lecture :“The Path of the Buddha” and Buddhism in India
    Lecturer : Mr Shantum Seth
    (ordained Buddhist teacher in the lineage of the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh)
    Date : Tuesday, 07 September 2010 at 7.00pm to 8.30pm.
    Venue :Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM),
    1 Empress Place, Singapore 179555.
    Website :Asian Civilisations Museum

    Due to limited seatings, registration is required. Kindly R.S.V.P via email to nhb_acm_rpu@nhb.gov.sg by Monday, 06 September 2010.

    Location/Map





    All are welcome
    Sep 08
    to
    Sep 12
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    o o Peaceful Mind Open Heart o o
    * * The Art of Living Happily in the Here & Now * *
    - - Public Talk by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh - -
    ~ ~ 5 Day Mindfulness Retreat ~ ~




    Public Talk by Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh

    Date :
    11 Sept 2010 (Sat) I 7:30pm-9:30pm
    Venue :
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall
    4th floor I Hall of No Form and Various Halls

    Medium :
    English (Mandarin translation by Ven Hui Jun)
    Free Admission by Tickets Only
    ( Limited to 4 tickets per person )

    Tickets are available at:

    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (Reception Office)
    88 Bright Hill Road Singapore 574117
    Tel: 6849 5300
    Awareness Place (Bras Basah Outlet)
    #01-63 Bras Basah Complex Singapore 180231
    Tel: 6337 7582
    Awareness Place Well-Being Centre
    #03-39 Bras Basah Complex Singapore 180231
    Tel: 6336 5067


    5 Day Mindfulness Retreat

    ( for people of all ages ) with Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and the monks and nuns of Plum Village
    Date :
    8 Sept 2010 (Wed) - 12 Sept 2010 (Sun)
    Reporting Date/Time :
    8 Sept 2010 I 3pm
    Venue :
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    88 Bright Hill Road Singapore 574117
    Retreat Offering :
    $120 per Adult ( Stay-In Retreat-Limited Vacancies )
    $60 Full time student * I Senior citizen *
    Registration Closing Date : 31 Aug 2010 or when it is full
    * document for verification required, kindly refer to brochure for more information.


    Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh
    Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh is a Vietnamese Buddhist monk, poet and scholar. In 1967, he was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Martin Luther King, Jr. for his lifelong efforts to generate peace and reconciliation.

    An author of more than one hundred books, he gives teachings at Plum Village, a meditation practice centre in Southern France, and travels worldwide to lead retreats on the Art of Mindful Living. His key teachings, the Art of Mindful Living, is the continuous practice of cultivating mindfulness, the energy of being aware and awake to the present moment. To be mindful is to be truly alive, present and at one with those around you and with what you are doing.

    *Download form
    [Parent Consent Form/5 days Retreat Form/ General Information] [E-payment Form]

    Please be informed that the LIVE Webcast of the event is at http://stream.pvweb.org

    All are welcome
    Sep 10
    to
    Sep 12
    Chiew Hua San Poh Ean Si. By Dharma Drum Singapore
    3 Day Amituofo (Pureland) Chanting Retreat



    Dharma Drum Singapore invites your family, friends and you to a 3-day Amituofo chanting on :-
    Date :10th to 12th September, 2010
    Time :9am to 9pm at
    Venuw :Chiew Hua San Poh Ean Si, 9 Chwee Chian Road,
    off Pasir Panjang Road, Singapore.

    For further details please call 67355900.

    All are welcome
    Sep 10Singapore Post Centre, (Next to Paya Lebar MRT Station), Singpost Pavillion (Theatrette), Level 5. By Buddhist Library , The
    A Talk by Professor Gene Reeves at the Singpost Auditorium
    Buddha’s Lotus Flowers: Flower symbolism in the Lotus Sutra


    Topic :
    Buddha’s Lotus Flowers: Flower symbolism in the Lotus Sutra
    Date & Time :
    10th September 2010 (Friday), 7.30pm
    Venue :
    Singapore Post Centre, (Next to Paya Lebar MRT Station)
    Singpost Pavillion (Theatrette), Level 5
    10 Eunos Road 8, Singapore 408600

    Registration

    Call the Buddhist Library at 6746 8435 or e-mail:buddhlib@singnet.com.sg (pls provide names of attendees & contact nos. in email) (As seats are limited, please register early to avoid disappointment)

    Synopsis of the Talk

    This talk explores the common Mahayana symbolism of the lotus flower, the special significance of special images of flowering that are unique to the Dharma Flower Sutra (the Lotus Sutra), and the thrust of the idea of “flowering” both in the Sutra and in Mahayana in general.

    In the title of the Dharma Flower Sutra itself, “flower” can just as easily be read as a verb, reflecting the idea of the Bodhisattva way as a blossoming for others, a kind of dynamic engagement with others for the common good. In the end, all that the Dharma flower Sutra wants of you or me is to be flowerings of Buddha Dharma, Buddha’s flowers.


    About the Speaker

    Professor Gene Reeves has done research, written about and lectured on the Lotus Sutra worldwide for a quarter century. He is a consultant and teacher at the Japanese lay Buddhist organization Rissho Kosei-kai and is retired from the University of Tsukkuba near Tokyo where he taught both Chinese Buddhism and American studies. Recently he taught the Lotus Sutra as a visiting professor at the University of Peking and he has given talks at several Chinese Buddhist temples. Before coming to Japan in 1989, he was head of Meadville Lombard Theological School and a lecturer at the University of Chicago Divinity School. He was also active in the American civil rights and anti-war movements. Some of the books he has written include,
  • The Lotus Sutra: A Contemporary Translation of a Buddhist Classic (published in 2008)
  • A Buddhist Kaleidoscope: Essays on the Lotus Sutra (published in 2002), and due to be released in November,
  • The Stories of the Lotus Sutra.

    All are Welcome!

    All are welcome
  • Sep 15By Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
    Nalanda-Sriwijaya Lecture Series
    From Proto-history to Buddhism:
    the Batujaya Site Complex in West Java
    by Professor Pierre-Yves Manguin




    Topic: From Proto-history to Buddhism: the Batujaya Site Complex in West Java
    Speaker:Professor Pierre-Yves Manguin
    (ordained Buddhist teacher in the lineage of the Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh)
    Date: Wednesday,15 September 2010
    Time: 4.00pm
    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 morning of Tuesday 14 September 2010. For further enquiries, please call Betty at tel: 6870-2472/6778-0955.

    A copy of the notice is also available at ISEAS website: http://www.iseas.edu.sg.For the location map, please logon to http://www.iseas.edu.sg/iseaslocation.htm

    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.


    Location




    All are welcome
    Sep 18
    to
    Sep 19
    Suntec City Theatre Level 2. By Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen Centre
    "Sound of Samadhi" by Japanese Musicians Tsuyoki Fuki and Yumiko Ogawa



    Welcome to the pure and inspiring sound from nature "Sound of Samadhi" by Japanese Musicians Tsuyoki Fuki and Yumiko Ogawa.

    Tickets prices $38, $68, $80, $150 (All funds raised goes toward KYCL New Building Fund)

    18 Sep 2010 and 19 Sep 2010 at Suntec City Theatre Level 2

    Ticket Offices:
    Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen Centre
    205C Lavender Street
    Singapore 338764
    Tel: 6392 0265
    Fax: 6392 4256
    Email: kyclzen@singnet.com.sg

    Zen Shop
    Block 134 Geylang East Ave 1
    #01-227 Singapore 380134
    Tel: 6747 6215

    All are welcome
    Sep 21By Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
    Nalanda-Sriwijaya Lecture Series
    Lecture on Anagarika Dharmapala, the Mahabodhi Society and the Buddhist World: The Making of Modern Buddhism in India and beyond, c. 1891-1956

    By Ms Gitanjali Surendran




    Topic: Lecture on Anagarika Dharmapala, the Mahabodhi Society and the Buddhist World: The Making of Modern Buddhism in India and beyond, c. 1891-1956
    Speaker: Ms Gitanjali Surendran
    (fifth year doctoral student at History Department, Harvard University)
    Date: Tuesday, 21 September 2010
    Time: 4.00pm
    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 Monday, 20 September 2010. For further enquiries, please call Betty at tel: 6870-2472/6778-0955.

    A copy of the notice is also available at ISEAS website: http://www.iseas.edu.sg.For the location map, please logon to http://www.iseas.edu.sg/iseaslocation.htm

    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.


    Location




    All are welcome
    Sep 25
    to
    Sep 26
    Hotel Istana Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. By World Buddhist Conference
    World Buddhist Conference
    Living in Harmony, When Things Fall Apart





    All are welcome
    Sep 25Cheng Beng Buddhist Society. By Buddhist Conference


    presents Fringe Programme

    Emotional Bonding With Your Child & Be TRULY HAPPY!
    A Dharma Talk by Mr Sean Liew




    Date :
    25 September 2010, Saturday
    Time :
    2.00pm – 6.00pm
    Venue :
    Cheng Beng Buddhist Society,
    20-24 Lor 27A Geylang Road
    Fee :
    $15 each or $20 for a couple
    Registration :
    www.BuddhistConference.sg

  • Losing your energy and patience??
  • Children can be shy or quiet,
  • Children can be temperamental or like to throw tantrums,
  • Children can be careless,
  • Children can be demanding, irritating and even embarrassing ..

    The experiences that your child has everyday generate a whole range of feelings in her. We believe that Every Parent can enjoy a Close Relationship with her Child!

    But, how to RESPOND to your child in a way that touches her heart? Come and understand what are the real needs of your child!

    Learn the 7 SIMPLE yet PRACTICAL ways to EMOTIONAL BONDING with your child with LIVE PRACTICE on REAL SITUATIONS and APPLY it at home immediately!


    Biography of Speaker
    Sean Liew (a.k.a. Bear), M.Soc(Counselling) PGD(SFBT), is a Psychotherapist-Coach working with children, youths-at-risk, couples, parents, families, mandated clients, etc, with over 10 years of experience. He is engaged as a Consultant Therapist-Coach/Trainer for Shan You Counselling Centre. He had been the ‘hotline’ counsellor at FM97.2 Radio sharing topics in parenting and was invited by “Good Morning Singapore (Channel 8)” and OctoLIVE as their ‘Resident Counsellor’ discussing youth issues and other related topics. In addition, Sean is also a Certified Human Behaviour Consultant and a Clinical Supervisor-In-Training (using Satir Model). He is happily married with two children.

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

    All are welcome



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    October 2010

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Oct 01
    To
    Nov 26
    By Mangala Buddhist Vihara
    Meditation Course For Beginners





    Please email your name and contact number to Sam Ho at email: samsporeho@yahoo.com

    All are welcome
    Oct 06By Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
    Nalanda-Sriwijaya Lecture Series
    Lecture on Replicating Bodhgaya: The Origins of Mahabodhi Temple Replicas in Southeast Asia

    by Professor Frederick M Asher




    Topic: Lecture on Replicating Bodhgaya: The Origins of Mahabodhi Temple Replicas in Southeast Asia
    Speaker:Professor Frederick M Asher
    Department of Art History
    University of Minnesota USA
    Date: Wednesday,6 October 2010
    Time: 4.00pm
    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 Tuesday, 5 October 2010. For further enquiries, please call Betty at tel: 6870-2472/6778-0955.

    A copy of the notice is also available at ISEAS website: http://www.iseas.edu.sg.For the location map, please logon to http://www.iseas.edu.sg/iseaslocation.htm

    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.


    Location




    All are welcome
    Oct 16
    to
    Oct 25
    Pureland Marketing and Friends of Sravasti Abbey Singapore
    Venerable Chodron's Oct 2010 Teaching Program



    DateTimeTopicVenue
    Oct. 15 (Fri) 7.30 - 9.30 pm "Impermanence: Coping with Change" Buddhist Library - No 2 Lorong 24A Geylang Road Singapore 398526. Tel: 6746 8435
    Oct 16 (Sat) 2pm - 3.30 pm Dialogue with Buddhist Youth “Kalyana Mitrata – Spiritual Friendship” Poh Ming Tse Temple - 438 Dunearn Road Singapore 289613. Tel: 6466 0785
    Oct 16 (Sat) 7.30 - 9.30 pm "Building Self Esteem the Buddhist Way" Poh Ming Tse Temple - 438 Dunearn Road Singapore 289613. Tel: 6466 0785
    Oct. 17 (Sun) 11am – 12 pm "Live Now! The Art of Being Truly Present" Buddhist Fellowship - No 2 Telok Blangah Street 31, Singapore 108942 (Yeo's Building, 2nd Floor) Tel: 6278 0900
    Oct. 18 (Mon) 7.30 – 9.30 pm "Letting Go - Learning to Forgive" Wat Palelai Buddhist Temple - 45 Bedok Walk Singapore 469145. HP 9683 4771 Sister Charmaine
    Oct.19 to 21, (Tue to Thurs) 7.30 – 9.30 pm "Know Your Own Mind" (Teachings on Guide to a Bodhisattva's Way of Life) Tai Pei Buddhist Centre – 2 Lavender Street Singapore 338823 Tel: 6297 4747
    Oct. 22 (Fri) 7.30 – 9.30 pm "Our Precious Human Life" Tai Pei Buddhist Centre – 2 Lavender Street Singapore 338823 Tel: 6297 4747
    Oct. 23 & 24 (Sat & Sun) 10am – 5pm (Registration starts at 9.00am) "Skies of Merit" Retreat (includes optional Refuge Taking) Tai Pei Buddhist Centre – 2 Lavender Street Singapore 338823 Tel: 6297 4747
    Oct 25 (Mon) 7.30 - 9.30 pm "What Do We Do with Desires?" Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society - 567A Balestier Road Singapore 329884 Tel: 6352 2859


  • Note: Free Admission to All Talks. Registration is required for “Skies of Merit” retreat due to limited seats. Retreat offering: $50. Ven. Chodron does not charge for the teachings. Retreat offering is for covering expenses of this teaching trip. Registration form is available at
    Pureland Marketing
    360 Tanjong Katong Rd, Singapore 437121
    Tel: 6297 4747
    OR email fosaspore@gmail.com

    1) Impermanence: Coping with Change - We mostly notice the big changes. The ones we plan are fine—taking a better job, moving house, getting married. We hate the changes that surprise us—losing our job, leaving the house, getting divorced. Yet change is constant and unpredictable. While we can’t control the external environment, we can do a lot to become more open, flexible, and able to embrace every change we meet, including our own death.

    2) Building Self-Esteem the Buddhist Way - The media paints an impossible picture of who we should be—youthful, beautiful, successful, and rich. When we don’t measure up, our self-esteem crumbles. But Buddha’s teachings tell us there’s something much more valuable upon which to build self-confidence. Join Ven. Thubten Chodron to learn about our potential and how to build healthy confidence in achieving it.

    3) Live Now! The Art of Being Truly Present - Have you noticed? Our minds bounce between re-living the past and imagining endless possibilities for the future. Meanwhile we completely ignore the only moment in which we truly live: right now. We already have the mental factors necessary to bring our awareness to the present moment. As we train our minds to rest in the here and now, we discover the richness that comes from living every moment. Join Ven. Thubten Chodron to learn how.

    4) Letting Go: Learning to Forgive - Sometimes it’s the little hurts and sometimes the Great Betrayals, but our grudges and resentments pile up as the years go by. They drag us down, drain our energy, and sap our joy, even when we’re not aware of them. Forgiveness is the means to lightening our load, letting go of anger, and replacing it with an expansive mind of love and compassion. How do we do it? Join Ven. Thubten Chodron to find out.

    5) Know Your Own Mind - These days technology gives us opportunities to explore the world from our desktops, bringing more influences -- and distractions-- than past generations could imagine. While these innovation give us many more opportunities, they can also bring confusion as we are tempted away from our wholesome views and values. More than ever before, we need to know very clearly what to adopt and what to abandon to live a virtuous life, and that means getting to know our own minds. These teachings will be based on the book, A Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life, by the eighth century Indian sage, Shantideva. The teaching will be specifically on Chapter 4, the main topic of which is conscientiousness

    6) Our Precious Human Life! Okay, we’re human. It doesn’t seem like such a big deal until we reflect on all the possible ways we can use this life—not just for family, not just for work, but also to deeply benefit all beings and progress on the spiritual path. If your life lacks meaning and purpose, Ven. Chodron’s teaching on the essence of this precious human life is the cure.

    7) Skies of Merit Retreat - The transformative practices of the seven-limb prayer – Buddhism teaches the benefits of cultivating the positive qualities of the mind, and allowing the teachings to touch one at a deep level. This, in turn, has a positive effect on our behavior in our daily lives. The purpose of this retreat is to teach the importance of developing seven very good attitudes and to motivate practitioners to make time for daily prayers and meditations.
    The retreat will include instructions on each of the seven practices:
    a) Prostration: the significance of prostration and the benefits of practicing prostration to develop respect and diminish pride.
    b) Offering: How to make offerings and the benefits of practicing generosity.
    c) Confession: The benefits and significance of disclosing one’s mistakes, regretting them, determining not to repeat them, and taking some kind of remedial action.
    d) Rejoicing: Cultivating a joyful mind by noting the good and virtuous actions of others and taking delight in them. This eliminates unhealthy competitiveness and jealousy.
    e) Requesting that the Buddhas and Spiritual Masters remain and teach: Stresses the importance of having good relationships with the Triple Gem and one's spiritual mentors, which cultivates strong faith and confidence in the practice.
    f) Requesting Teachings: Realizing the great value of human life, the rare opportunity to meet with qualified spiritual guides, and one’s own commitment to spiritual practice.
    g) Dedication of merits: The benefits and significance of developing positive potential and the method for giving it away for the benefit of others. Note: Participants will be offered the optional opportunity to take refuge and the five lay precepts, the precepts are to abandon killing, stealing, unwise sexual conduct, lying, and taking intoxicants).

    8) What Do We Do With DESIRES? “I want what I want when I want it” is a universal mantra. Enslaved to our desire, we chase after the love, possessions, experiences, prestige, power, and so forth that we crave. Disappointment comes often, yet even when we succeed, we find ourselves wanting more and better endlessly. Is this happiness? Ven. Thubten Chodron reveals the deceitful nature of desire and teaches how to break its bonds to find true freedom. Visit www.thubtenchodron.org or www.sravastiabbey.org for more information

    Download registration form

    Download FAQ

    All are welcome
  • Oct 16By Buddhist Cultural Centre @ Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Talk on Reflective Learning and the Lay Buddhist



    The 21st Century is often cited as the turning point in the history of mankind because of the “explosion” in the amount of knowledge and information accessible to man via the internet and through technology-assisted globalisation. How much useful information and knowledge can we access in this millennium?

    The Buddha once illustrated to His disciples the amount of Dharma that He had expounded by grabbing a handful of fallen leaves. The Dharma that is yet to be explained is represented by the rest of the leaves in the forest. This may be offered as an appropriate response to the question posed above.

    As lay Buddhists, there is much for us to learn from the Buddha’s observations of the world. He had been a reflective learner right from the beginning of His life. This talk aims to update lay Buddhists on the development of learning theories and practices in some critical aspects of life, such as at the work place, at home and in school. The talk will attempt to draw some parallel illustrations between what the Buddha had experienced in His quest for Enlightenment and the reflective learning strategies that we may use in daily life ? be it at work, with friends and associates, or with our loved ones. As lay disciples of the Buddha, we can practise reflection and develop ourselves to be as observant and creative as the Buddha in the way we lead our lives.


    Topic :
    Talk on Reflective Learning and the Lay Buddhist
    Date :
    16 October 2010 (Saturday)
    Time :
    3 pm to 4.30 pm
    Venue :
    Yen Pei Building, Level 7
    Buddhist Cultural Centre
    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:
    Dr. Tan Kok Siang
    Dr. Tan Kok Siang first encountered Buddhism in 1985 when he graduated from the National University of Singapore. Since then, he has been active in various Buddhist organisations.

    Dr. Tan is currently a teacher-educator and his doctoral research was on students’ inclination-to-reflect. His main research interest is in Reflective Learning, as reflectiveness is an essential characteristic of the self-directed learner, a key educational outcome of the 21st Century Competencies.

    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
    Oct 172nd floor, Pagodas of 10,000 Buddhas. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Cultivating Emotional Balance: For Well Being and Better Inter-personal Relationships




    Topic : Cultivating Emotional Balance: For Well Being and Better Inter-personal Relationships
    Date : 117 October 2010 Sunday
    Time : 2.300pm to 3.30pm
    Venue : 2nd floor, Pagodas of 10,000 Buddhas
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery


    Speaker : Mr Wee Sin Tho
    Vice President ( Endowment and Instituitional Development )
    National University of Singapore

    For more information, please email to sem@kmspks.org.

    All are welcome
    Oct 19
    &
    Dec 07
    Community Development and Training Department. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Certificate in Basic Solution-Focused Brief Therapy ( Basic ) Course



    [ Download form]

    All are welcome
    Oct 22Full 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 23Kong Meng San Phor Khar See Monastery. By Buddhist Conference
    Buddhist Conference 2554: Creating Happiness in the Here and Now







    Conference Speakers

    Venerable Chuan Ren (Singapore)
    Venerable Chuan Ren (Pannavudha) was born in Singapore. He was ordained as a novice monk at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery and subsequently, a bhikkhu in the Mahayana and Theravada traditions in Taiwan and Myanmar respectively. Besides practicing meditation in Singapore, Venerable has also learnt and practiced meditation under different teachers in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Taiwan and Myanmar for many years. Venerable Chuan Ren, effectively bilingual in Chinese and English, frequently conducts meditation lesions and retreats in different countries. He is the resident teacher of Bodhi Meditation Centre.


    Geshe Tenzin Zopa (Nepal)
    Geshe Tenzin Zopa was born in 1975 in Tsum at the Himalayan foothill. In 1984, he was ordained at Kopan Monastery. He studied at Sera Je University, India, in 1990 and lived there until 2006. In between studies, Geshe-la attended to the late Geshe Lama Konchog and traveled with him to Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Europe, India and various Himalayan regions to spread Buddhism. He completed his studies and graduated as “Geshe”, which is equivalent to a Doctor of Divinity, on March 21, 2007. Currently, Geshe-la is the project director of a number of monasteries and nunneries in the Tsum Valley. He is now undertaking the important responsibility of overseeing the physical, mental and spiritual development of Tulku Tenzin Phuntsok Rinpoche, the reincarnation of the late Geshe Lama Konchog. The documentary, Unmistaken Child (2009), was produced based on Geshe Zopa’s narration and search for his beloved master Lama Konchog, who died in 2001. In February 2007, Geshe-la was appointed the Resident Teacher of Losang Dragpa Center in Petaling Jaya by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Geshe-la speaks fluent English, Tibetan Nepali, Hindi and a little Mandarin.



    Ani Choying Dolma (Nepal)
    Ani Choying Dolma is an internationally reputed singer of Buddhist hymns and chants who has toured extensively in North America and Europe. A philanthropist dedicated to the welfare of Buddhist nuns, she founded the Arya Tara School in the year 2000 for nuns. The school runs with the help of proceeds from her concerts and tours. She was born in 1971 in Nepal and her education and spiritual training was supervised by the meditation master, Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.


    Venerable Bodhi (Singapore)
    Venerable Bodhi or Venerable Shi Chun Yi obtained her basic degree in NUS in 1994 and after 7 years of studies in Sri Lanka, she obtained her PhD degree in 2003 and returned to Singapore. She is now actively contributing to the Buddhist community by teaching at the Buddhist Library or different Buddhist organizations upon invitation.


    Mr Danai Chanchaochai (Thailand)
    Danai Chanchaochai holds a Master’s degree in marketing from Thammasat University and Gothenberg University, Sweden, and is a progressive CEO of a leading public relations and marketing communications firm in Thailand, DC Consultants. In January 2007, Khun Danai set up a Human Resource Development Institute: DMG Academy aiming to blend the philosophy and teachings of Lord Buddha to the modern management context. He is also the founder of Konrujai Club, the club that aims to spread the concept of modern Dharma and Vipassana meditation which everyone can apply into everyday life. Khun Danai is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Millenium World Peace Foundation (MWPF). He is also a columnist for several leading publications in Thailand, including Bangkok Post, Than Sethakij, Manager Daily, BusinessThai, Kom Chad Luek, and Praew Magazine and hosts radio shows under the topics of management and self-development through Buddhism.


    Mr Vijaya Samarawickrama (Malaysia)
    Mr Vijaya Samarawickrama (also well known as Uncle Vijaya) is a very inspiring and respected Buddhist teacher who has inspired many through the lens of Buddhism by his noble action in expounding the Dhamma. He graduated as a Specialist in the teachings of English as a Second Language from the Malayan Teachers Training College in Liverpool, England, and later on a B.A. (Hons) in English and Linguistics from the University of Malaya and an M.A. (Drama and Theatre) from the University of Hawaii. Uncle Vijaya is not only a dedicated teacher but a talented writer who has assisted the Late Chief Venerable, Ven K Sri Dhammananda (Malaysia) with his numerous publications. He travels around the world to share the gift of Dhamma by delivering talks and organizing workshops and seminars in schools, colleges, universities and Buddhist organizations.


    Dr. Phang Cheng Kar (Malaysia)
    Dr. Phang Cheng Kar (BSc., M.D., MMed.Psych) received his medical degree from the Putra University of Malaysia (UPM). He further obtained his postgraduate medical degree in psychiatry from the National University of Malaysia (UKM). He's currently practicing as a psychiatrist in the Kuala Lumpur Hospital & also lecturing in the UPM Medical School. His research interest is on mindfulness-based psychotherapies, and has developed MINDFUL-Gym which is a local mindfulness-based stress management program. He's the author of two books; Don’t Worry, Be Happy – A Medical Student’s Motivational & Inspirational Guide and Don’t Worry, Be Healthy – A Buddhist Guide for Health & Healing. He's also the founder president of the Kuala Lumpur Buddhist Mental Health Association (BMHA). His hobbies include meditating, doing voluntary service, reading, writing and watching trees. He's joyfully married to an arts teacher, and maintains a blog to share his interest at http://pckar.blogspot.com.

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    All are welcome
    Oct 23 By Dharma Drum Singapore
    Meditation Class For Beginner ( In English )




    Date : 23 October 2010
    Time : 2.00pm to 9.30pm
    Venue :Dharma Drum Singapore
    100A Duxton Road
    Singapore 089544
    Telephone : 90685089
    Fee :$25
    Conductor : Venerable Chang Wen



    All are welcome
    Oct 24
    Sunday
    7.00pm
    Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel, Singapore. By Things That Matter
    Ani Choying Dolma in Concert:
    Mantras from the Heart




    Ani Choying Dolma in Concert: Mantras from the Heart
    Date : Sun 24 October 2010,
    Time :
    7.00pm
    Venue :
    Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel, Singapore
    Ticket :
    $40**, $60, $80 (Discounts for group purchase)

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    She’s been called the Singing Nun, but she’s also the little girl from Kathmandu who joined a monastery at 13. Now, she’s an international performer bringing Buddhist mantras to the world, spreading the peace in those ancient vibrations with her beautiful interpretations and amazing voice. Ani Choying Dolma’s music is for everyone.

    World Premiere of Ani Choying’s Version of the Heart Sutra … sung in the original Sanskrit, in its entirety. Join us for this very special event.

    Ani Choying with some little nuns from Arya Tara School. The photoshoot in this plot of undeveloped land just outside Kathmandu city happened between bouts of rain – July is rainy season!

    We had a very late but good lunch of momos after the shoot. The nuns were absolute naturals!

    More information on Ani Choying at : www.choying.com

    **Loose seats, some without armrests; balcony seats with partial view

    All are welcome
    Oct 26Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    Dhamma Talk by Venerable Thubten Chodron:- "What Do We Do With Desire?"


    Date:
    26 Oct 2010 (Monday)
    Time:
    7.30 pm
    Venue:
    Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society

    This coming Monday, we have invited Venerable Thubten Chodron for a Dhamma Talk at the Society. Thubten Chodron is an American Tibetan Buddhist nun and a central figure in reinstating the Bhikshuni (tib. Gelongma) ordination of women. She is a student of H. H. XIVth Dalai Lama, Tsenzhap Serkong Rinpoche, Thubten Zopa Rinpoche and other Tibetan masters .


    Born in 1950, she grew up near Los Angeles, California, United States and earned her B.A. in History, University of California at Los Angeles in 1971. While doing graduate work in Education, she taught elementary school. She took a course with Ven. Lama Yeshe and Ven. Lama Zopa Rinpoche in 1975, inspiring her to study and practice Tibetan tradition at their monastery in Nepal. In 1977, she received Sramanerika (novice) ordination, and in 1986, she travelled to Taiwan to receive the full Bhikshuni ordination. (Source: extracted from Wikipedia)

    All are welcome
    Oct 26
    to
    Nov 26
    Awareness Place . By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    The Heart Of The Heart Sutra: The Core of Wisdom ( 3rd run )
    By Shen Shi'an





    All are welcome
    Oct 30
    &
    Oct 31
    2nd floor, Pagaoda of 10,000 Buddhas . By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Public Talk by Venerable Dr Guang Xing

    ********
    Art of Happiness: A Buddhist Perspective

    And

    Buddhist Idea of Transcending the World




    Topic : Art of Happiness: A Buddhist Perspective
    Date : Satruday 30 October 2010
    Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm

    Topic : Buddhist Idea of Transcending the World
    Date : Sunday 31 October 2010
    Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm

    Venue :2nd floor, Pagaoda of 10,000 Buddhas

    Enquirie please email: sem@kmspks.org or call 6849 5300

    All are welcome
    Oct 28
    to
    Nov 02
    Sasanarakkha Buddhist Sanctuary
    Bhante Kumara’s Dhamma Tour in Singapore




    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 (www.sasanarakkha. org), and serves as Ven Aggacitta Mahathera’s personal assistant.The venerable 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 this 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 interested in any spiritual teaching that shows 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 practising the DhammaVinaya, he practises intuitive energyworks to promote health and healing. (Source: INCOVAR News Article)

    Below is the table of schedule of where and when Bhante Kumara will be speaking or conducting Dhamma related activities.



    All are welcome
    Oct 30
    to
    Oct 31
    Poh Ming Tse Temple. By Bodhicitta Dharma Centre
    2 days workshop on Noble Eightfold Path by Venerable (Dr.) Omalpe Sobhita Thero




    Workshop :“The Path of the Buddha” and Buddhism in India
    Course Instructor : Venerable (Dr.) Omalpe Sobhita Thero
    Date : Saturday, 30 October 2010 to 31 October 2010

    The workshop will be held at
    Venue :Poh Ming Tse Temple
    438 Dunearn Road Singapore 289613
    ( entrance by Shelford Road).

    Workshop organizer :Bodhicitta Dharma Centre
    Website :http://www.bodhicittadharmacentre.org.sg/

    Email : feedback@bodhicittadharmacentre.org.sg .
    Registration : http://www.bodhicittadharmacentre.org.sg/Registration---2-Days-Workshop.php


    All are welcome



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