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    July 2011

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Jul 01
    7.00pm
    to
    9.00pm
    HDB Hub Convention Center,Basement 1, HDB HUB. By Dharma In Action
    Lifestyle Talk: Applying Mindfulness For Personal and Family Success


    Registration is required at O'Bear Coaching Centre
    Enquiries : 8424 1549 or email: register@obear.org


    All are welcome
    Jul 02
    to
    Aug 06
    Venerable Hong Choon Memorable Hall 1st Floor Classroom 9. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Course: The Heart Of ‘The Heart Sutra’ (Run 4)



    Register: http://thedailyenlightenment.com/events/heartform4.doc
    Enquiry: moonpointer@gmail.com

    About the teacher: An independent Buddhist teacher and writer, Shen Shi’an was one of the founding members of the Dharma Propagation Division of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (Bright Hill Temple) in 1997. Holding an MA in Buddhist Studies, which covers the major Buddhist traditions, he recently served as a Dharma Trainer and Project Coordinator in its Community Development & Training Department till 2011, focusing on Buddhist research, writing, teaching and answering of media queries. He was the founder of the temple’s Youth Mission (now ‘KMS Youth’), a book purchaser for its Awareness Place project, and the Chief Editor of the Web (and Library) Department, which co-supported Buddhanet.net, one of the world’s most popular Buddhist websites.

    He is the founder and editor of TheDailyEnlightenment.com, one of the world’s largest independent Buddhist inspirational e-newsletter with over 28,000 members, the editor of ‘Be a Lamp Upon Yourself’, ‘Awaken: Gateway to Buddhism’ and the writer of ‘The Daily Enlightenment (Book 1,2,3,4)’. He also contributes occasionally to magazines such as ‘Nanyang Buddhist’, ‘Awaken’ (as Contributing Editor) and ‘For You (Information)’, and writes movie reviews for BuddhistChannel.tv, the world’s leading Buddhist news network. He popularised Dharma@Cinema, which is an innovative way of sharing the Dharma through detailed review discussions of both popular and offbeat films, and was part of the film selection team of T.H.I.S Buddhist Film Festival 2009.

    Specialising in the Pure Land teachings, he has taught the subject at Singapore Buddhist Federation, Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre and Poh Ming Tse, while leading an ongoing weekly Pure Land Practice Fellowship at Kong Meng San. He is used to conducting Dharma discussions for youths for tertiary institutions’ Buddhist societies (SPBS, NPBS, NYPBS, NUSBS, NTUBS) on various subjects, along with the sharing Buddhist perspectives at Secondary Schools (SPS, Manjusri School), Junior Colleges (CJC) and International Schools (UWCSEA, SJII) upon invitation.

    He was also a guest speaker for activities hosted by Dharma Drum Mountain (Singapore), Fo Guang Shan (Singapore), Singapore Buddhist Mission Youth and Buddha of Medicine Welfare Society. He has represented Buddhist views at governmental events conducted by NACLI, NHB, NHG, SAF, SPF, MHA, ACM and STB, and was a committee member of the Inter-Religious Organisation, through which he served in interfaith harmony projects. He also co-runs moonpointer.com, which is a community blog that promotes sharing of Buddhism via creative writing through thousands of articles. (He can be reached at moonpointer@gmail.com for invitations to share the Dharma via talks and classes.)

    All are welcome
    Jul 02Poh Ming Tse. By Dharma In Action
    Professional workshop on Combating Compassion Fatigue in the Workplace


    This year, we have invited Dr Tan Eng Kong again to conduct a professional workshop on Combating Compassion Fatigue in the Workplace, catering specifically to professionals in the social service, healthcare and teaching sectors. Please find more details in the poster below.

    To sign up, please visit http://dharmainaction.net/ to fill up the online form. Do catch hold of the early bird price of $60 by making payment before 30 May.

    We also invite you to attend Dr Tan's public talk on Applying Mindfulness for Personal and Family Success, on 1 July, Friday, 7pm to 9pm. Click here for more details and registration.

    For enquiries, please call 8424 1549 or reply to this email. Please join our Facebook Group to receive timely updates on our events.

    Poh Ming Tse Temple
    438 Dunearn Road
    Singapore 289613

    All are welcome
    Jul 04
    to
    Aug 29
    By Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
    Course: Who is the Buddha? : Reality, Legend & Legacy By Shen Shi'an


    For more details for the course please click here

    All are welcome
    Jul 07
    to
    Sep 01
    Tai Pei Buddhist Centre. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    The 'Magic' of Zen: Origins, Stories & Essence By Shen Shi'an



    Venue: Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
    (Building with Buddha on roof, 3 minutes’ walk from Lavender MRT)
    Venue and Registration: Reception Office @
    Tai Pei Buddhist Centre,
    2, Lavender Street

    Date : Jul 07 to Sep 01

    Time: 10am-9pm on weekdays, 10am-6pm on weekends
    Fee : $35 (non member) $30 (member)
    Registration Enquiries: 6298-3343
    Course Enquiries: moonpointer@gmail.com

    About the teacher Brother Shen Shi’an: An independent Buddhist teacher and writer, Shen Shi’an was one of the founding members of the Dharma Propagation Division of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (Bright Hill Temple) in 1997. Holding an MA in Buddhist Studies, which covers the major Buddhist traditions, he recently served as a Dharma Trainer and Project Coordinator in its Community Development & Training Department till 2011, focusing on Buddhist research, writing, teaching and answering of media queries. He was the founder of the temple’s Youth Mission (now ‘KMS Youth’), a book purchaser for its Awareness Place project, and the Chief Editor of the Web (and Library) Department, which co-supported Buddhanet.net, one of the world’s most popular Buddhist websites.

    He is the founder and editor of TheDailyEnlightenment.com, one of the world’s largest independent Buddhist inspirational e-newsletter with over 28,000 members, the editor of ‘Be a Lamp Upon Yourself’, ‘Awaken: Gateway to Buddhism’ and the writer of ‘The Daily Enlightenment (Book 1,2,3,4)’. He also contributes occasionally to magazines such as ‘Nanyang Buddhist’, ‘Awaken’ (as Contributing Editor) and ‘For You (Information)’, and writes movie reviews for BuddhistChannel.tv, the world’s leading Buddhist news network. He popularised Dharma@Cinema, which is an innovative way of sharing the Dharma through detailed review discussions of both popular and offbeat films, and was part of the film selection team of T.H.I.S Buddhist Film Festival 2009.

    Specialising in the Pure Land teachings, he has taught the subject at Singapore Buddhist Federation, Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre and Poh Ming Tse, while leading an ongoing weekly Pure Land Practice Fellowship at Kong Meng San. He is used to conducting Dharma discussions for youths for tertiary institutions’ Buddhist societies (SPBS, NPBS, NYPBS, NUSBS, NTUBS) on various subjects, along with the sharing Buddhist perspectives at Secondary Schools (SPS, Manjusri School), Junior Colleges (CJC) and International Schools (UWCSEA, SJII) upon invitation.

    He was also a guest speaker for activities hosted by Dharma Drum Mountain (Singapore), Fo Guang Shan (Singapore), Singapore Buddhist Mission Youth and Buddha of Medicine Welfare Society. He has represented Buddhist views at governmental events conducted by NACLI, NHB, NHG, SAF, SPF, MHA, ACM and STB, and was a committee member of the Inter-Religious Organisation, through which he served in interfaith harmony projects. He also co-runs Moonpointer.com, which is a community blog that promotes sharing of Buddhism via creative writing through thousands of articles. (He can be reached at moonpointer@gmail.com for invitations to share the Dharma via talks and classes.)

    All are welcome
    Jul 16Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    Vassa Robe Offering




    THE FULL-MOON day of Vassa which falls in July is of great importance for Buddhists as it commemorates the following significant events in the life of the Buddha. It was on this day that
  • the Bodhisatta Gotama, was conceived in the womb of Queen Mahamaya.
  • the Bodhisatta Gotama renounced the world for Enlightenment.
  • Lord Buddha delivered his first sermon, Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta.
  • the first Vassa was observed by the Buddha and the five Ascetics at Isipatana.
  • the Buddha commenced preaching the Abhidhamma to his mother and the devas at Tavatimsa Heaven in the seventh year of hisEnlightenment.

    Every year devotees offer Vassa robes to monks and listen to Dhamma talks on the benefits of Vassa robe offering which is a nibaddha kusala. Nibaddha kusala means constant propagating of meritorious deeds. If one with nibaddha kusala does not attain sotapanna in this life due to some circumstances, one will be liberated from apaya in the second existence, just like a sotapan. So said the learned teachers who could comprehend what the Buddha taught.

    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore ) website : http://vmc128.8m.com
    E-mail:vmckm@singnet.com.sg
    251 Lavender Street
    Singapore 338789.
    Telephone : 6 445 3984

    All are welcome
  • Jul 16Tai Pei Buddhist Centre. By Dhammakami Society Singapore
    Dharma Talk By Venerable Kanugolle Rathanasara: How To Dilute Your Dark Karma


    Venue: Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
    2, Lavender Street
    Meditation Room Level 3
    (Building with Buddha on roof, 3 minutes’ walk from Lavender MRT)
    Date : Jul 16

    Time: 7.00pm to 8.30pm

    All are welcome
    Jul 23
    to
    Jul 28
    Tara Buddhist Centre
    July 2011 Teachings by Ven Geshe Lhakdor at Tara Buddhist Centre

    Venerable Geshe Lhakdor, the Director of the Library of Tibetan Works & Archives, has agreed to teach at Tara Buddhist Centre again for the third year running. Geshe-la is a distinguished Buddhist scholar who served as the translator for His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, from 1989 to 2005. He also co-translated and co-produced books by His Holiness. He is also an Honorary Professor at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada and the University of Delhi, Department of Psychology.

    The schedule for July Teaching is as follow:
    Date :23 July 2011, Saturday
    Topic : Six Session Guru Yoga (for registered participants who have at least taken and practice high tantra)
    Time :9.30 am - 12 pm: 1st Session
    2pm - 4.30 pm: 2nd Session
    Topic :Buddhism - The Science of Mind,
    Time :7.30pm - 9.00 pm
    Venue : to be confirmed

    Date :24 July, 2011, Sunday
    Time :9.00- 9.45am
    Topic :Short teaching on the Three Vehicles
    Time :10.00 am - 1.00pm:
    Topic :Four Mandala Offering to Cittamani Tara and Refuge Ceremony
    Time :1.15 pm - 2.15pm:
    Break :Buffet Lunch
    Time :2.30pm - 4.30pm:
    Topic :The Practice of Cittamani Tara and Q&A

    Date :25 - 26 July 2011, Mon & Tues
    Time :7.30 - 9.30 pm:
    Topic :The Practice of Six Perfections

    Date :27 -28 July 2011, Wed & Thurs
    Time :7.30 - 9.30 pm:
    Topic :The Essence of Heart Sutra

    All teachings with the exception of Buddhism - The Science of Mind, will be held at Tara Buddhist Centre, 443A Macpherson Road, Singapore 368154. Please note that the teaching on Six Session Guru Yoga is restricted to registered participants who have taken at least initiation into high tantra practice. Prior registration is compulsory for those who intend to participate in the Refuge Taking ceremony.

    Registration for all other teachings is recommended as materials are prepared for participants. Please call +65 6382 3446 (Monday to Friday: 2pm-4pm) or drop us an email http://www.tarabc.org/contact-us.html

    Tara Buddhist Centre (Singapore)
    443A Macpherson Road
    Singapore 368154
    Tel: +65 6382 3446
    Fax: +65 6382 3589

    Biography of Venerable Geshe Lhakdor


    All are welcome
    Jul 29
    to
    Jul 30
    By Dharma Drum Singapore
    Dharma Talk ( In Mandarin )



    Date : 29/7/2011 - 30/7/2011
    Time : 7.30pm - 9.30pm
    Venue : Dharma Drum Singapore
    100A Duxton Road
    Registration : 67355900
    Fee : FOC
    Email : ddrum@singnet.com.sg
    Website : http://www.ddsingapore.org/
    To know more about the speaker : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VndX-A3nmlQ

    All are welcome




     

    August 2011

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Aug 01
    to
    Aug 07
    Tai Peh Buddhist Centre
    Level 4 Lavender Street and Tibetan Buddhist Centre. By Tibetan Buddhist Centre
    Shantideva's 'A Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life' Teachings by Geshe Damdul



    Date : Aug 01 to Aug 04
    Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Venue : Tai Peh Buddhist Centre
    Level 4 Lavender Street

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    Date : Aug 05 to Aug 07
    Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Venue :Tibetan Buddhist Centre
    9 Pheng Geck Avenue
    Singapore 348204
    e-mail: teaching@tibetanbc.org
    Tel: 6742 4438

    All are welcome
    Aug 05
    to
    Aug 09
    By Dharma Drum Singapore
    Dharma Talks and Puja ( In Mandarin )



    Organizer : Dharma Drum Singapore
    100A Duxton Road
    Registration : 67355900
    Email : ddrum@singnet.com.sg
    Website : http://www.ddsingapore.org/

    All are welcome
    Aug 06
    to
    Aug 27
    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    Meditation Course for Beginners





    Date : 6,13,20 and 27 Aug 2011 (Sat)
    Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Teacher: Sayadaw U Pannannanda
    Venue : 251 Lavender Street Singapore 338789
    Fees : By Donation.
    Form :Application form

    Session 1 : Introduction to Meditation
  • What is meditation?
  • Why the need to meditate?
  • The significance of observing precepts to meditation
  • Basic instruction on Vipassana Meditation (Sitting Meditation)

    Session 2 : Vipassana Meditation Proper ¬Part 1
  • Brief introduction to the two main Buddhist meditation : Samatha and Vipassana
  • The difference between mindfulness (sati) and concentration (samadhi)
  • Reason for using rising and falling of the abdomen as primary object instead of inhaling and exhaling of breath
  • What are primary and secondary meditation objects
  • Meditation in four postures ¬sitting, walking, standing and lying down
  • Basic instruction on Vipassana Meditation (Walking Meditation)

    Session 3 : Vipassana Meditation Proper ¬Part 2
  • Mindfulness practice according to Satipatthana sutta (Sutta on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness)
  • Brief explanation on the four foundations of mindfulness : body, feeling, consciousness & mental factors
  • How to deal with pain, thinking, fantasizing or any phenomena encountered during the practice
  • Awareness of daily activities and the Importance of slowing down in daily activities
  • The Ultimate aim : realising the characteristic of impermanence (anicca), unsatisfactoriness (dukkha) and non¬self (anatta)

    Session 4 : Preparation for a Meditation Retreat
  • Be mentally and physically prepared to expect the unexpected
  • How to check motivation, arouse determination and patience for a balanced practice
  • The significance of eight precepts to retreat
  • Adhering teacher's instructions
  • What & how to Report during interview
  • The importance of retreat for one's spiritual progress.

    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore ) website : http://vmc128.8m.com
    E-mail:vmckm@singnet.com.sg
    251 Lavender Street
    Singapore 338789.
    Telephone : 6 445 3984

    All are welcome
  • Aug 14Full 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 20
    to
    Oct 08
    Venerable Hong Choon Memoriable Hall 1st Floor Clssroom 9. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    The Faith Factor: Treatise on Ten Doubts About Pure Land




    Register: http://thedailyenlightenment.com/events/faithfactorform.doc
    Next ‘Understanding Amituofo Via The Amitabha Sutra’ Course:
    http://thedailyenlightenment.com/2011/07/understanding-amituofo-via-the-amitabha-sutra-8th-run
    Enquiry : moonpointer@gmail.com

    About the teacher: An independent Buddhist teacher and writer, Shen Shi’an was one of the founding members of the Dharma Propagation Division of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (Bright Hill Temple) in 1997. Holding an MA in Buddhist Studies, which covers the major Buddhist traditions, he recently served as a Dharma Trainer and Project Coordinator in its Community Development & Training Department till 2011, focusing on Buddhist research, writing, teaching and answering of media queries. He was the founder of the temple’s Youth Mission (now ‘KMS Youth’), a book purchaser for its Awareness Place project, and the Chief Editor of the Web (and Library) Department, which co-supported Buddhanet.net, one of the world’s most popular Buddhist websites.

    He is the founder and editor of TheDailyEnlightenment.com, one of the world’s largest independent Buddhist inspirational e-newsletter with over 28,000 members, the editor of ‘Be a Lamp Upon Yourself’, ‘Awaken: Gateway to Buddhism’ and the writer of ‘The Daily Enlightenment (Book 1,2,3,4)’. He also contributes occasionally to magazines such as ‘Nanyang Buddhist’, ‘Awaken’ (as Contributing Editor) and ‘For You (Information)’, and writes movie reviews for BuddhistChannel.tv, the world’s leading Buddhist news network. He popularised Dharma@Cinema, which is an innovative way of sharing the Dharma through detailed review discussions of both popular and offbeat films, and was part of the film selection team of T.H.I.S Buddhist Film Festival 2009.

    Specialising in the Pure Land teachings, he has taught the subject at Singapore Buddhist Federation, Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre and Poh Ming Tse, while leading an ongoing weekly Pure Land Practice Fellowship at Kong Meng San. He is used to conducting Dharma discussions for youths for tertiary institutions’ Buddhist societies (SPBS, NPBS, NYPBS, NUSBS, NTUBS) on various subjects, along with the sharing Buddhist perspectives at Secondary Schools (SPS, Manjusri School), Junior Colleges (CJC) and International Schools (UWCSEA, SJII) upon invitation. He was also a guest speaker for activities hosted by Dharma Drum Mountain (Singapore), Fo Guang Shan (Singapore), Singapore Buddhist Mission Youth and Buddha of Medicine Welfare Society. He has represented Buddhist views at governmental events conducted by NACLI, NHB, NHG, SAF, SPF, MHA, ACM and STB, and was a committee member of the Inter-Religious Organisation, through which he served in interfaith harmony projects. He also co-runs Moonpointer.com, which is a community blog that promotes sharing of Buddhism via creative writing through thousands of articles. (He can be reached at moonpointer@gmail.com for invitations to share the Dharma via talks and classes.)

    All are welcome
    Aug 21
    to
    Oct 30
    By Ruwan Buddhist Soceity
    Inroductory to Pali


    Pali is the language in which the oldest Buddhist texts were composed.

    According to ancient scholars, the original name of the language was Magadhi which was the language used in the kingdom of Magadha where the Buddha spent many years. Presently, Pali language is also, and still is, the classical language of Buddhists in Sri Lanka, Burma and Thailand. Most importantly, learning Pali helps you to have a better understanding of the teachings of the Buddha, avoiding unnecessary translation flaws.

    This 7-session course aims to provide students with the knowledge to recognize, read with accurate pronunciation of the Pali alphabets (romanised), and form simple words in Pali through pronunciation. After the completion of the course, students will be able to read simple Pali sentences and some Pali texts to appreciate their Dhammic values. In addition, students will be able to chant in Pali with accurate intonation.

    Date : 21 Aug to 30 Oct 2011(Sunday) (No Class on 4,11 Sep 16,23 Oct)
    Time : 4:00 to 5:30 pm
    Class : 7:30 to 9:00 pm
    Lecturer : Ven K Somananda
    Venue : Ruwan Buddhist Soceity
    87 Aida St (10-min walk from Bedok Central)
    Please register via email ruwan.pali@gmail.com or contact Bro Raymond @ 96819341.
    NOTE: The class will only be formed with a minimum of 15 students. Please indicate your preference timing (Class A or Class B) during your registration. In the event the class size for each timing is unable to reach 15, we shall combine both classes and hold only 1 class and the timing will base on the preference of the majority.

    About the Lecturer
    Dr. Ven.K Somananda has been in Singapore for more than 15 years. He was a Pali language lecturer in the Pali Buddhist College  in Singapore, and was also a lecturer in a Sri Lankan University. Currently he conducts courses on Basic Buddhism, the Dhammapada and Pali Language.Venerable has studied

    Pali Language for many years and is a scholar in this field. He obtained his PHD in Pali Language in 2006.

    All are welcome



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