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    Mar 01 The Daily Enlightenment
    Chinese & English DharmaNews Service



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    All are welcome
    Mar 04
    to
    Apr 16
    Mangala Buddhist Vihara
    Meditation Course For Begineers and Retreat




    Venue : Mangala Buddhist Vihara Level 2
    Date : Every Friday 4,11,18 & 25 March 2011
    1,8 April 2011

    Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Retreat :16 April 2011
    Instructor : Venerable Citta
    Contact : 98208050
    Email : samspore@yahoo.com

    All are welcome
    Mar 05
    to
    Mar 26
    By Vipassana Meditation Centre
    Meditation Course for Beginners



    Vipassana Meditation Centre(Singapore) is organising a Meditation Course for Beginners
    Date : 5,12,19 and 26 March 2011 (Sat)
    Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Teacher : Sayadaw U Pannannanda
    Venue : 251 Lavender Street Singapore 338789
    Fees : By Donation.
    Application Form : Form
    Telephone : 644 53984
    Email : vmckm@singnet.com.sg

    All are welcome
    Mar 05
    to
    Apr 29
    The Minding Centre
    The Minding Centre
    Meditation Courses


    (1) Psychology of Death & Living (Strategies for life, death and rebirth)
    Plants die, but they re-arise from seeds, cuttings, roots, leaves, and other parts. Human with even higher consciousness, surely, is capable of rebirth and spiritual evolution. Let us find out how.
    Intake 8: Mar 5, 12, 19, 26 (Saturday)
    Time: 7.00 - 9.00 pm
    Venue: The Minding Centre
    Instructor: Piya Tan
    Fees: $120 (incl coursebook)

    Course highlights:
  • * "The Last Breath", the last moments of a death row inmate
  • * The last 48 hours of life
  • * The 4 tasks of grief
  • * Understand what life really is
  • * What happens when we die?
  • * How to "transfer" merit to the dead
  • * The 12 links of life, death, and rebirth
  • * Is rebirth immediate or takes 49 days?
  • * Gods, demons and ghosts: do they exist?
  • * How not to fear death and dying
  • * The Tibetan Book of the Dead
    For course details and registration, please browse: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/psychology-of-death-living-forthcoming/ or call Ratna at hp 8211 0879.


    (2) BASIC MEDITATION COURSE (NEW) [Chinese / non-religious]
    Dates: Apr 7,14, 28 (Thu; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Instructor: Ratna Lim
    Course fee: $90.00 per intake For registration & details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/BMC-Mandarin-1104.pdf

    (3) BEGINNERS' MEDITATION COURSE [English / non-religious]
    Small and effective class. Limited places, please sign up early!

    BENEFITS OF MEDITATION:
  • * Relax,
  • * De-stress,
  • * Deep rest,
  • * Improve sleep quality,
  • * Increase attention span,
  • * Get well faster,
  • * Be happy and age healthily.
    Beginners' Meditaion (English)
    Intake 60: Mar 18, 25; Apr 1 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Intake 61: Apr 8, 15, 29 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Instructor: Piya Tan
    Course fee: $90.00 per intake
    For registration & details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/beginners-meditation-course/
    The Minding Centre
    Blk 644 Bukit Batok Central, #01-68 (2nd flr),
    (near Bukit Batok MRT/Interchange) Singapore 650644.
    HP: 8211 0879


    Dharmafarer (Sutta) website: http://dharmafarer.googlepages.com
    Meditation courses & therapy: http://themindingcentre.googlepages.com

    Biography of Piya Tan
    Piyasilo ("Piya") Tan was an ordained Theravada Buddhist monk for over 20 years. During his first year of monkhood, he co-founded the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (Vice-President). He also founded the Friends of Buddhism Malaysia and the Friends of Buddhism Singapore. During the latter half of this period he founded the Dharmafarers, a community of full-time lay Buddhist workers. In his layman years before ordination, while Principal of the Seck Kia Eenh Dharma School (Malacca Buddhist Association, Malaysia), he prepared and implemented the Integrated Syllabus of Buddhist Studies, the most comprehensive Buddhist syllabus in Malaysia and Singapore then.

    He was regular consultant and lecturer to the Buddhist Studies Team (Buddhist Studies for Secondary Schools in Singapore, Ministry of Education) in the 1980s. After that he was Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. He has written numerous educational books on Buddhism (such as "Total Buddhist Work") and spoken at various international and inter-religious forums. He is well-known for his futuristic visions of Buddhism, especially in terms of the full-time lay Buddhist ministry. He is best known for his national Dharma courses in Malaysia and Singapore and has been advisor or consultant to various tertiary Buddhist societies.

    Since 2000, Piya has been living with his family in Singapore, where he is an interdenominational full-time Buddhist worker. He is consultant and Dharma teacher to various organizations, institutions and projects. He regards himself as an ongoing student of Buddhism.

    Piyasilo's Higher Ordination (upasampada) under H.H. Somdet Phra Vanarat, the 17th Supreme Patriarch of the Thai Buddhist Order (24 June 1972, Wat Srakes Rajavaramahavihara, Bangkok, Thailand). This picture shows the ordination candidate offering the monk's bowl to the Preceptor and the lay sponsor, Khun Banchong Sowaprux, bearing traditional offerings. Note: Read more about Piya Tan in Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piya_Tan

    All are welcome
  • Mar 08By Awareness Place
    Project Rebirth (Round 2): Rediscover, Reflect, Recharge




    Speaker : Bro Shen Shi'an, MA ( Buddhist Studies )
    Venue :Awareness Place
    #03-39 Bras Basah Complex

    Email : sem@kmspks.org
    Date :8 March
    Time : 7.30 to 9.30 pm
    Tele[phone :6336 5067
    Fees : $30
    Register : http://www.awarenessplace.com/activities/forms/project_rebirth.doc
    Email : nhb_acm_rpu@nhb.gov.sg by Monday, 06 September 2010.

    All are welcome
    Mar 09Institute of South East Asian Studies
    Nalanda-Sriwijaya Lecture Series
    The Effects of Patronage and Buddhist Lay – Monastic Interactions in Upper Myanmar (Burma) from the 17th to 19th Centuries





    Topic: The Effects of Patronage and Buddhist Lay – Monastic Interactions in Upper Myanmar (Burma) from the 17th to 19th Centuries
    Speaker:Dr Alexey Kirichenko
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Southeast Asian & Far Eastern History
    Institute of Asian & African Studies
    Moscow State University
    Russia
    Date: Wednesday, 9 March 2011
    Time: 3.30pm
    Venue: Seminar Room II, ISEAS
    Admission: Free

    Please complete the Reply Form and return by fax to the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies or betty@iseas.edu.sg by morning of 08 March 2011. For further enquiries, please call Betty at tel: 6870-2472.

    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
    Mar 09
    to
    Dec 20
    People's Buddhism Study Society
    Meditation Course (Chinese)




    Venue: People's Buddhism Study Society
    25 Lorong 22 Geylang
    Singapore 398682
    Telephone: 6749352

    All are welcome
    Mar 09
    to
    Dec 20
    Kampung Senang Charity & Education Foundation
    Talk on Mindfulness and Mindful Living (followed by Mindful Meditation) by Sayalay Susila



    Kampung Senang warmly invites you to a Talk on Mindfulness and Mindful Living (followed by Mindful Meditation) by Sayalay Susila.
    About the Speaker:
    Sayalay Susila is a disciple of Pa Auk Sayadaw and has many years of experience teaching the Dharma and Meditation around the world. She is a Malaysian Chinese ordained in the Burmese Forest Tradition.

    Join us on 3 March 2011 from 7pm to 9pm at Holistic Lifestyle Centre, Blk 106 Aljunied Crescent.
    For enquiry, please contact us at 67498509

    All are welcome
    Mar 10
    to
    Mar 12
    Institute of South East Asian Studies
    Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre:
    CONFERENCE ON BUDDHIST DYNAMICS IN PREMODERN SOUTHEAST ASIA



    Date: Thursday, 10 March 2011 to Friday 11 March 2011
    Venue: Seminar Rooms I & II, ISEAS
    Admission: Free


    Buddhism was the dominant cultural force throughout much of Southeast Asia in premodernity, from the early realms of Funan, Dvaravati, Sriksetra, Srivijaya, Haripunjaya, and Champs, through the medieval kingdoms of Dar Viet, Pagan, Angkor, Majapahit, and Sukhothai, to the later polities of Mrauk U, Ava, Lan Xang, Sipsongpanna, and elsewhere. Buddhists here were responsible for an array of innovations across diverse fields of learning, ranging from medicine, law, alchemy, political science, and grammar to scriptural hermeneutics, ritual and apotropaic techniques, and art and architecture. However, the Buddhist culture of premodern Southeast Asia cannot be understood as univocal, and is marked instead by a dynamism and difference that varies across geography and time.

    Today the study of Buddhism in premodern Southeast Asia stands at a critical and promising juncture. Research on regional manuscript libraries has brought to light hitherto unknown vernacular, Pali, and Sanskrit texts. New inscriptions and art historical and archaeological finds continue tobe uncovered. There are redoubled efforts to make these materials available for study and, most importantly, increasing interest in them among young scholars of Buddhism. Recent scholarship has been marked by a turn towards careful examinations of local and vernacular expressions of Buddhist culture as well as a return to long-standing questions concerning the regional diffusion and interrelationship among varied texts, aesthetic forms, and religious ideas and practices. Yet much more work remains to be done on both the local and comparative analysis of Southeast Asian Buddhist histories.

    "Buddhist Dynamics in Premodern Southeast Asia" will provide a forum for dialogue among international scholars engaged in new research on Buddhist archaeological, textual, and art historical sources produced across the region from the early first millennium C.E. until circa the 18th century.

    The conference is free and open to the public. For further information contact Dr Christian Lammerts at email dclammerts@iseas.edu.sg , The conference programme and registration form are attached.

    If you would like to attend the conference, please complete the attached registration form and submit to Ms Lucy Liu at nscconferences@iseas.edu.sg or fax 6775-6264 by Monday, 7 March 2011.

    Thursday, 10 March 2011
  • 8.30 am - 9.15 am Registration
  • 9.15 am - 9.30 am Welcome Remarks (TBC)


    PANEL I: EARLY BUDDHIST CULTURES ON THE
    MAINLAND
    Chairperson: :Dr. John K Whitmore
    Research Associate (retired), Center for
    Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan
    9.30 am-9.50 am Paper Presenter: Dr. Pamela Gutman
    Honorary Associate, Department of Art History
    and Film Studies, University of Sydney
    A FIRST CENTURY STELE FROM SRIKSETRA
    9.50 am-10.10 am Paper Presenter: Mr. Stephen Murphy
    PhD Candidate, Arts and Archeology, School
    of Oriental and African Studies, University of London
    TRACKING THE SPREAD AND DIFFUSION OF EARLY
    BUDDHISM INTO NORTHEAST THAILAND AND CENTRAL
    LAOS: ARCHAEOLOGY, ARTS AND SETTLEMENT
    PATTERNS OF THE 6TH - 11 th" CENTURIES C.E.
    10.10 am-10.30 am Paper Presenter: Mr. Nicolas Revive
    Lecturer at Thammasat University, Bangkok &
    PhD Candidate in Paris 3 - Sorbonne nouvelle
    RE-EXPLORING THE BUDDHIST "FOUNDATION DEPOSITS"
    AT CHEDI CHULA PRATHON, NAKHON FATHOM
    10.30 am - 11.00 am Discussion
    11.00 am - 11.20 am Coffee
    PANEL II: BUDDHIST EPIGRAPHY
    Chairperson: Dr. Hiram Woodward
    Curator Emeritus, Asian Arts, Walters Art
    Museum
    11 .20 am - 11 .40 am Paper Presenter: Professor Arlo Griffiths
    Ecole francaise d'Extreme-Orient, Jakarta
    NEW AND OLD, PUBLISHED AND UNPUBLISHED
    EPIGRAPHICAL DISCOVERIES RELEVANT TO THE HISTORY
    OF BUDDHISM IN SUMATRA
    11.40 am - 12.00 noon Paper Presenter: Mr. Nahsa bin Radziadi Khaw
    Graduate Assistant, Historical Section, School
    of Humanities, University Sains Malaysia
    THE BUDDHIST INSCRIPTIONS OF BUJANG VALLEY: A
    PALAEOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS
    12.00 noon - 12.20 pm Paper Presenter: Mr. Rod Drina
    MA Student, Institute of Islamic Studies,
    University of the Philippines, Diliman
    THE MAHAPRATISARA CULT IN THE PHILIPPINES:
    ANALYSIS OF A RECENTLY DECIPHERED INSCRIPTION AND
    ITS HISTORICAL CONTEXT
    12.20 pm - 12.50 pm Discussion
    12.50 pm -2.00 pm Lunch
    PANEL III: BUDDHIST ARCHAEOLOGY AND MATERIAL
    CULTURE
    Chairperson: Associate Professor John Miksic
    outheast Asian Studies Programme, National
    University of Singapore, and Visiting Senior
    Fellow, Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre, ISEAS
    2.00 pm-2.20 pm Paper Presenter: Prof. Emeritus Dr. Nik Hassan Shuhaimi Nik
    Abd. Rahman
    Deputy Director, Institute of Malay World and
    Civilisation, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia
    EVOLUTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF BUDDHIST
    SCULPTURE IN PENINSULAR MALAYSIA AND SUMATERA,
    5th - 13th CENTURIES
    2.20pm - 2.40pm Paper Presenter: Dr. E. Edwards McKinnon
    Research Associate, Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre,
    ISEAS
    A HOARD OF ANCIENT BRONZE SCRAP FROM KUTEI, EAST
    KALIMANTAN
    2.40 pm - 3.00 pm Paper Presenter: Dr. Titi Surd Nastiti
    Researcher, The National Research and
    Development Centre of Archaeology, Indonesia
    STUPIKA FROM CANDI GENTONG, TROWULAN,
    MOJOKERTO, EAST JAVA
    3.00pm - 3.30pm Discussion
    3.30 pm - 4.00pm Tea
    PANEL IV: RITUAL CULTURE AND REGIONAL BUDDHIST
    IDENTITIES
    Chairperson: Professor Steven Collins
    Chester D Tripp Professor in the Humanities,
    South Asian Languages and Civilizations,
    University of Chicago
    4.00 pm-4.20 pm Paper Presenter: Dr. Peter Skilling
    Ecole francaise d' Extreme-Orient, Bangkok
    RITUAL CULTURE IN SOUTHEAST ASIA AND BEYOND, 5th
    to 10th CENTURIES
    4.20 pm-4.40 pm Paper Presenter: Dr. Andrea Acri
    J. Gonda Fellow, International
    Institute for Asian Studies, (HAS), Leiden
    REVISITING SIVA-BUDDHA: ONCE AGAIN THE
    RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SAIVISM AND BUDDHISM IN JAVA
    AND BALI
    4.40pm - 5.00pm Discussion


    Friday, 11 March 2011

    PANEL V: TEXTUAL TRANSMISSION, VISUAL NARRATIVE,
    AND KINGSHIP
    Chairperson: Dr. Pamela Gutman
    Honorary Associate, Department of Art History
    and Film Studies, University of Sydney
    9.15 am - 9.35 am Paper Presenter: Dr. Hiram Woodward
    Curator Emeritus, Asian Arts,
    Walters Art Museum
    BUDDHISM IN TENTH CENTURY CAMBODIA
    9.35 am - 9.55 am Paper Presenter: Dr. John K Whitmore
    Research Associate (retired), Center for
    Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan
    BUILDING A BUDDHIST MONARCH IN DAI VIET: TEMPLES
    AND TEXTS UNDER LY-NHAN-TONG (R. 1072-1127)
    9.55 am - 10.15 am Paper Presenter: Dr. Goh Geok Yian
    Assistant Professor, History Programme,
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
    HELL FROM YONDER: THE SURFACING OF THE
    NETHERWORLD IN BAGAN MURALS
    10. 15 am - 10.45 am Discussion
    10.45 am - 11.00 am Coffee
    PANEL VI: HISTORY, IMAGINAIRE, AND LINEAGE IN PALI
    BUDDHISM
    Chairperson: Dr. Christian Lammerts
    Visiting Research Fellow, Nalanda-Sriwijaya
    Centre, ISEAS
    11.00 am - 11.20 am Paper Presenter: Professor Steven Collins
    Chester D Tripp Professor in the Humanities,
    South Asian Languages and Civilizations,
    University of Chicago
    THE PALI IMAGINAIRE AS AN HISTORICAL ARCHIVE
    11.20 am - 11.40 am Paper Presenter: Associate Professor Anne Blackburn
    Southeast Asia Studies and Buddhism Studies,
    Asian Studies, Cornell University
    SIHALA SANGHA IN LATER PREMODERN SOUTHEAST ASIA
    11.40 am - 12.00 pm Discussion
    12.00pm - 1.00pm Lunch
    PANEL VII: LEGAL CONFLICT, VINAYA REFORM, AND
    MONASTIC NETWORKS
    Chairperson: Dr. Jacques P. Leider
    Head, Chiang Mai Research Centre, Ecole
    francaise d'Extreme-Orient
    1.00pm-1.20pm Paper Presenter: Dr. Christian Lammerts
    Visiting Research Fellow, Nalanda-Sriwijaya
    Centre, ISEAS
    BURMESE DHAMMASATTHA AND VINICCHAYA ON
    MONASTIC INHERITANCE
    1.20 pm - 1.40 pm Paper Presenter: U Htun Yee
    Independent Scholar, Yangon
    A PRELIMINARY STUDY OF THE CONTROVERSY OVER
    MYANMAR BUDDHIST SAFFRON ROBES IN THE 17th-19th
    CENTURIES
    1.40pm-2.00pm Paper Presenter : Dr Alexey Kirichenko
    Institute of Asian and African Studies, Moscow
    State University
    DYNAMICS OF MOBILITY AND NETWORKING IN UPPER
    MYANMAR OF THE SEVENTEENTH AND EIGHTEENTH
    CENTURY
    2.00Pm-2.30pm Discussion
    2.30pm-2.50pm Tea
    PANEL VIII: DIPLOMACY, RHETORIC, AND COURT
    BUDDHISM
    Chairperson: Associate Professor Anne Blackburn
    Asian Studies, Cornell University
    2.50 pm - 3.10 pm Paper Presenter: Dr. Sand Pakdeekam
    Thai and Oriental Languages, Faculty of
    Humanities, Srinakharinvirot University
    COURT BUDDHISM IN THAI-KHMER RELATIONS DURING
    THE REIGN OF KING RAMA IV
    3.10pm-3.30pm Paper Presenter: Dr. Jacques P. Leider
    Head, Chiang Mai Research Centre, Ecole
    francaise d'Extreme-Orient
    BUDDHIST DIPLOMACY-CONFRONTATION AND POLITICAL
    RHETORIC IN THE EXCHANGE OF LETTERS BETWEEN KING
    ALAUNGMINTAYA AND KING BANYA DALA OF PEGU
    (1755-56)
    3.30 pm - 3.50 pm Paper Presenter: Dr. Arthid Sheravanichkul
    Department of Thai, Chulalongkorn University
    WHEN GIVING TROUBLED THE KINGS: THE ROYAL
    QUESTIONS ON GIFT-GIVING IN A THAI QUESTION-AND
    -ANSWER TEXT
    3.50pm - 4.20pm Discussion
    4.20pm - 4.40pm Closing Remarks

    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.
    3. The hourly parking charges payable from Mondays-Fridays [8.00am-6.59pm] is $1.07 per hour.


    Location




    All are welcome
  • Mar 16
    &
    Mar 20
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    AJAHN SUJATO’S MINDFULNESS MEDITATION RETREAT



    AJAHN SUJATO’S MINDFULNESS MEDITATION RETREAT
    Date :
    17 Mar 2011 (8.30 am) to 20 Mar 2011 (10 am)
    Venue :
    BUDDHIST FELLOWSHIP CENTRE
    2 Telok Blangah Street 31,
    Singapore 108942
    (Yeo's Building, 2nd Floor)
    Fee :
    $30 per person (ordinary member); $10 per person (student member)
    Application form :
    Form
    Email : info@buddhistfellowship.org
    Tel: +65 6278-0900
    Fax: +65 6278-0102
    Location map: Click here

    Note:If you wish to attend the retreat, kindly complete the attached form and return it with your payment.

    All are welcome
    Mar 18Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple
    How to Escape from Feelings?


    How to Escape from Feelings?
    A hungry man easily gets angry.
    One who is in Pain,
    Generate aversion towards Pain,
    Without knowing the way to escape from Pain.

    Experiencing a Painful feeling,
    Man seeks delight in Pleasure,
    Because he does not know any other way,
    To escape from Pain other than getting into Pleasure.

    Buddha says:
    One who doesn’t know how to escape from Pain and Pleasure,
    Does not know how to escape from Birth and Death
    Attachment to feelings is the arising of suffering.
    Detachment from feelings is the cessation of suffering.

    Buddha teaches
    The Gratification of Feelings with its arising and passing.
    He points out
    The Danger of Feelings in its width and breadth.
    Buddha also shows
    The escape from Feelings with its cessation and Nibbana.

    Experiencing a painful Feeling in body,
    Ordinary man suffers in mind.
    But experiencing a painful feeling in body,
    Enlightened man does not suffer in mind.

    How to escape from Feelings?
    Dear Dhamma Friends,
    It’s time to discuss the Dhamma.
    Let’s get together on

    Date : 18th Friday March 2011
    Time :8:30 pm
    Venue : Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple
    30C St. Michael’s Rd
    Talk by :Ven. K. Rathanasara
    Website :http://www.dhammanusari.org

    All are welcome
    Mar 19 Poh Meng See Temple. By Bodhicitta Dharma Centre
    Following The Dharma Way To Happiness
    by Venerable Ajahn Uthai Aruno




    Date : Saturday , 19 March 2011
    Time : 7.30pm tp 9.30pm
    Venue: Poh Ming Tse Temple
    438 Dunearn Road
    Singapore 289613
    Email: pmt@pmt.org.sg
    Tel: 6466 0785
    Fax: 6467 7810


    Event Organizer : Bodhicitta Dharma Centre
    To register on line click here http://www.bodhicittadharmacentre.org.sg/Upcoming-Events.php
    Feedback feedback@bodhicittadharmacentre.org.sg


    All are welcome
    Mar 20
    &
    Mar 29
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    SPECIAL PROGRAMME with AJAHN BRAHM and AJAHN SUJATO


    Date : 20 Mar
    Time: 11.00am
    Instructor : Ajahn Sujato
    Topic :Ten Meritorious actions/deeds
    Venue :BF Dhamma Hall 2nd level
    Note: There will be an extra session by Ajahn Sujato on Sunday, 20 March at 7.30 pm. He will speak on Ordination of Bhikkunis.


    Topic : “The Power of Self Centredness”.
    We all wish to be healthy, prosperous, successful and loved. These aspirations drive our ambition and our desire to look good. Ajahn Brahm will discuss how these complement or impede our spiritual growth and the search for greater happiness
    Venue : Buddhist Lodge, 17 Kim Yam Road, 7th level, Singapore 239329
    Date : 29 March 2011, Tuesday
    Time: 7.45 pm
    Note: A private session with Ajahn Brahm will be held between 4.00 pm to 5.30 pm. Members wishing to have a 10-minute interview with Ajahn Brahm need to register with the office. It is on a first-come-first-served basis.


    All are welcome
    Mar 21
    to
    May 30
    Mangala Vihara Temple. By The Buddhist and Pali College Alumni (BPCA) of Singapore
    Introduction to Buddhism Course 2011


    Introduction to Buddhism Course 2011
  • How much do you know about Buddhism?
  • Are you a knowledgeable Buddhist?
  • What is the essence of Buddhism?
  • Do you know how to practice Buddhism?

    If you are keen to find out the answers, sign up for the course.

    The course aims to:
  • Introduce Buddhism to those with little or no knowledge of the subject.
  • Prepare participants for the BPC Diploma in Buddhism or higher level.

    Topics covered:
  • The Life of the Buddha
  • The 3 Characteristics of Existence
  • The Four Noble Truths and the Noble Eightfold Path
  • Rebirth and Kamma
  • Dependent Origination
  • The Three Buddhist Councils
  • The Buddhist texts
  • How to Practice of Buddhism
  • The different Buddhist Traditions
  • 31 Planes of Existence
  • Common Buddhist Rituals and Chanting
  • The Dhammapada

    Course Details

    Course date : 21 Mar to 30 May 2011 (10Weeks)
    Frequency : Every Monday (7:30pm) *No class on 16 May
    Venue : Mangala Vihara Temple
    Course Fees : S$10.00 for course notes and refreshments
    Contact : Jeffrey Chieng j.kpchieng@rocketmail.com or
    Steven Tham thammunchuen@yahoo.com.sg
    Organized by :The Buddhist and Pali College Alumni (BPCA) of Singapore


    All are welcome
  • Mar 25
    to
    Apr 03
    Wat Ananda Youth Group
    Ajahn Suthep's Dharma Schedule




    Topic :3 Day - 8 Precept Meditation Retreat
    Venue: Wat Ananda Temple
    50-B Jalan Bukit Merah, Singapore 169545
    Date : 25 to 27th March (Friday to Sunday)
    Time : 8am till 6pm ( Registration starts 7.45am )
    (Vegetarian lunch will be provided. )
    Costs : FOC (donations are welcomed to defray the costs of holding the retreat).
    Please register by reply to this email way1966@gmail.com with the following information:-
  • Name............................................................
  • Contact No...................................................
  • Please state which day or all days...............

    Series of Dhamma Talk by Ajahn Suthep
    Date :25 March, Friday
    Time : 7.00pm - 9.00 pm
    Topic :Discover Truth Here And Now
    Venue: Wat Ananda Temple

    Date :26 March Saturday
    Time : 6.30 - 8.30pm
    Topic :5 Aggregates As The Vehicle of The Mind
    Venue: Wat Ananda Temple

    Date :27 March, Sun Morning
    Time :9.45 - 11.00 am
    Topic :Rupa Dhamma, Nama Dhamma
    Venue: Wat Ananda Temple

    Date :27 March, Sunday Evening
    Time :6.30pm - 8.30 pm
    Topic :5 Steps to Vipassana Wisdom
    Venue: Wat Ananda Temple

    Date :31 March, Thursday Evening
    Time :7.00pm - 9.00 pm
    Topic :3 Characteristics of Nature
    Venue: Wat Ananda Temple

    Date :29 March, Tuesday Evening
    Time :7.00pm - 9.00 pm
    Topic :Dependent Origination in 1 min.
    Venue: Buddhist Library

    Date :3 April, Sunday
    Topic : Dialogue & Sharing with BF Youths
    Venue: Buddhist Fellowship

    All are welcome
  • Mar 26
    to
    Nov 26
    Metta Welfare Association
    English Dharma Class For 2011



    English Dharma Class 2011
    Leading the event :Venerable Kanugolle Rathanasara.
    Venue :Metta Welfare Association
    32 Simei Street 1 Singapore 529950
    Website : http://www.metta.org.sg/english/index.html
    Email :events@metta.org.sg
    Telephone : 6580 4688

    Biography of Venerable Kanugolle Rathanasara

    Venerable K Rathanasara was born in the Southern Eastern Sri Langka village of Bibile. He became a novice monk at twelve and received his higher ordination ( upasampada ) in 1998 at the Malwatu Maha Viharaya in Kandy Sri Langka.

    He graduated in 1998 with a Bachelor of Atrs ( Special ) degree in Mass Communication. Currently he is the resident monk at the Sri Langkaramaya Buddhist Temple in Singapore.

    Being in prime of youth himself, he has exemplarily garnered the support of the youthful devotees and banded them into a group that calls themselves the Dhamma Gavesi Youth Group ( seekers of the Truth ), not only to enhance spiritually but also to constribute in various ways to the activities of the temple.

    All are welcome
    Mar 27DBS Auditorium Level 3. By Vegetarian Society of Singapore
    Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease - Dr Caldwell Esselstyn



    Based on the groundbreaking results of his 20-year nutritional study - the longest study of its kind ever conducted - Dr Esselstyn’s book explains, with scientific evidence, how a plant-based diet can not only prevent and stop the progression of heart disease, but also reverse its effects.

    The patients in Dr. Esselstyn’s pioneering study came to him with advanced coronary artery disease. Despite the aggressive treatment they had received prior to seeing Dr Esselstyn, including bypasses and angioplasties, 5 of the original group had been told by their cardiologists they had less than a year to live. Within months on Dr. Esselstyn’s program, their cholesterol levels, angina symptoms, and blood flow improved dramatically!.

    Vegetarian Society (Singapore), VSS, is proud to organise Dr Esselstyn’s 2011 public talk in Singapore:

    Date: Sunday, 27 March 2011, 2.30 – 5.30pm
    Venue: DBS Auditorium Level 3
    6 Shenton Way, DBS Building Tower One
    Singapore 068809
    Fee:Early Bird (before 22 Feb 2011)
    VSS members* & senior citizens (65 and above) - $15
    Non-VSS members - $20
    After 22 Feb 2011
    All tickets - $30

    *VSS membership is free for full-time students aged 23 and below. Click here to join now.

    Purchase Tickets for Yourself and Your Loved Ones

    Learn from Dr Esselstyn how to end the epidemic of heart disease forever by changing what we eat.

    To purchase tickets, write to VSS email: heart@vss.sg

    Payment
    Payment can be made online or by cheque.

    Make secure online payment here: http://www.vss.sg/esselstyn

    Cheques should be made payable to 'Vegetarian Society (Singapore)'

    Mailing address:
    3 Pemimpin Drive,:
    #07-02, Lip Hing Building,:
    Singapore 576147 :


    All are welcome
    Mar 29Singapore Buddhist Lodge. By Buddhist Fellowship
    THE POWER OF SELF CENTREDNESS BY AJAHN BRAHM



    Venue : Singapore Buddhist Lodge, The
    17-19 Kim Yam Road
    Singapore 239329
    E-mail : sbl@sbl.org.sg
    Telephone : 6737 2630
    Fax : 6737 0877

    All are welcome



     

    April 2011

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Apr 01
    to
    Apr 30
    Tzu Chi Foundation
    Help Japan with Love Donation Drive




    All are welcome
    Apr 01Buddhist Film Festival
    International Sambuddhathwa Jayanthi Buddhist Film Competition



    Buddhist Film Competition
    Submit your Film Now !


    Category
  • Mobile Short Film
  • Short Films
  • Animated Films
  • Documentary Films
  • Buddhist Music Videos
  • Children's Films

    * All entries should be in DVD format on a Buddhist Theme. All submissions under the International Category should be in English, or subtitled in English.

    For direct submitions post your DVD and a Copy to :

    Vesak Office
    BMICH, Bauddhaloka Mawatha,
    Colombo 07,
    Tel:+94 112-696822
    Website : Buddhist Film Festival

    Closing Date March 31

    Organized by :


    All are welcome
  • Apr 09
    to
    Apr 10
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    April 2011 PKSSSS Teachers’ Training Course
    - Management of Dharma Class and Children


    Date/Time :
    Lesson 1 9 Apr 2011 (Saturday) 1pm - 5pm
    (Tea break 3 pm - 3.30pm)
    Lesson 2 10 April 2011 (Sunday) 10am - 4pm
    (Lunch 12pm - 12.45pm, Tea break 2.30pm - 2.45pm)
    Location : Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Temple
    ,Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall,
    1st floor Classroom 5 and 6.
    Eligibility : This course is strictly for Buddhist Dharma school teachers who are teaching children in their temples.

    Registration is required and the closing date is 25 March 2011 (Friday). To register, please fill up the attached reply slip.

    Acceptance for registration is based on first-come first-served basis subjected to availability of seats. There is no fees charged but donation is welcome.


    Contact Us
    Email : soonann.chung@kmspks.org
    Telephone : 6849-5328
    Fax : 6452-6341

    Overview
    The course is an adaption from Teachers’ Training Course first developed in-house by Little Bodhi Student Care in 2002. The course put together with the help of lecturers from National Institute of Education (NTU-NIE), professional educators, school teachers and psychologists working in the field of education.

    The 2 lessons adapted are as follows:
    Lesson 1: Managing The Class
    The lesson covers the techniques of preventive and supportive management. In preventive management, participants will learn how to manage the class efficiently to prevent disruption. Supportive management covers the ways to build rapport with the students so that the teacher can teach effectively.


    Lesson 2: Managing The Child
    In this lesson, participants will first learn the theories and application of behavioral models (eg. Classical & Operant Conditioning). Participants will also learn the use of reinforcement to achieve desirable behavior and be guided on the managing of students’ misbehavior.


    About the facilitator: Lam Seng Yip
    Seng Yip has been a volunteer teacher with Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Saturday & Sunday School (PKSSSS) since early 1995. During his time with PKSSSS, he has been involved in various roles including teaching, syllabus setting as well as teachers training. In his university days, Seng Yip was actively involved in NTU Buddhist Society activities, organizing and conducting many activities (camps, courses and lectures) for undergraduates and youths in general. He also pioneered the setting up of Camp Nirvana Australia (a tie up between NTUBS and various organizations in Australia’s youth community and universities) Since his graduation in 1996, he has been with NTU Buddhist Society Alumni and was in the committee to set up and run its community project Little Bodhi Student Care. During his time with Little Bodhi, Seng Yip co-work with educators from National Institute of Education (NIE) and other organizations to put together and run an in-house teachers training course for its staff.

    All are welcome
    Apr 14
    to
    Apr 16
    Dharma Drum Singapore
    Qingming Pure Land Retreat





    All are welcome
    Apr 29
    to
    May 05
    Dhammanusari Dhamma Friends of Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple
    7 Days Sri Lanka Buddhist Pilgrimage 2011




    Tour Date : 29 April to 05 May 2011
    Tour Lead : Venerable K Rathanasara
    Enquiry/Booking :
  • Sister Dorothy 98338579
  • Sister Agnes 96436550
    Email : vpasati@live.com.sg
    Closing Date :06 March 2011
    Click here for some powerpoint presentations of the tour itinerary

    All are welcome
  • Apr 30
    to
    May 01
    Ngee Ann City Plaza. By Vesak Celebrations and Singapore Buddhist Federation
    Vesak 2555BE:
    Universal Love
    Peaceful Living




    Venue: Ngee Ann City Plaza
    Date and Time
    30 April 2011 Saturday 9.00am to 9.30pm
    01 May 2011 Sunday 9.00 am to 5.00pm
    Programme
  • Bathing of Prince Siddhartha and flower & lamp offering
  • Mothers Day & Examination Blessings
  • Project 11
  • Youth Photography Apprenticeship Programme & Exhibitions
  • Mindfulness in Mantra Copying Beading
  • More updates click on the website Vesak Celebrations

    Organised by: Singapore Buddhist Federation
    Venue Sponsor: Ngee Ann City

    All are welcome



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