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    January 2012

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Jan 01 By Buddhist Fellowship
    Rahula Sunday Service






    Rahula Children Sunday Service would like to invite children under 12 years old to spend meaningful Sundays learning the Dharma. Please find below information on what Dharma Teachers at Rahula aspires to do to nurture young minds to be caring, compassionate & caring persons.

    Buddhist Fellowship ( Singapore )
    2 Telok Blangah Road Street 31
    Singapore 108942
    Website : http://www.buddhistfellowship.org
    e-mail : info@buddhistfellowship.org
    Tel: (65) 6278 0900
    Fax: (65) 6278 0102

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    Jan 01 By Buddhist Fellowship
    New Year Begins With Ajahn Cattamalo :
    Right Speech Brings Good Luck





    Biography of Speaker

    Ajahn Cattamalo was born in Germany, he was ordained in Wat Nong Pa Pong tradition of Venerable Ajahn Chah in 1988. He spent 7 years in various manasteries throughout in Thailand practising and studying with different meditation teachers of the forest traditions. For 13 years he lived at Bodhinyana Monastery in Perth Australie and was the Vice Abbot to Ajahn Brahm. He is now the Abbot of Muttodaya Forest Monastery in Germany

    Buddhist Fellowship ( Singapore )
    2 Telok Blangah Road Street 31
    Singapore 108942
    Website : http://www.buddhistfellowship.org
    e-mail : info@buddhistfellowship.org
    Tel: (65) 6278 0900
    Fax: (65) 6278 0102

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    Jan 06
    to
    Apr 29
    The Minding Centre
    The Minding Centre
    Course Updates

    Health is the highest gain, especially mental health.

    For a healthy mind in a healthy body, early Buddhism has a lot to teach us.


    (1) PRACTICAL BUDDHIST COUNSELLING (Non-religious/for beginners)
    Buddhist counselling continues where clinical counselling ends. It is a life-long skill, self-help and people helping skill. We have a healing "heart of light and love" inside us, which helps us to touch and heal our problems and those of others at their roots.
    Intake 10: Feb 4, 11, 18, 25 (Sat; 7.00 - 9.00 pm)
    Fees: $140 with coursebook
    For registration & details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/practical-buddhist-counselling-course-forthcoming/

    (2) BEGINNERS' MEDITATION COURSE (Non-religious)
    Small-group sessions (5-15 people)
    BENEFITS OF MEDITATION:
  • * Relax & de-stress
  • * Deep rest & improve sleep quality
  • * Increase attention span
  • * Get well faster
  • * Be happy and age healthily.
    Beginners' Meditation
    Intake 71: Jan 7, 14, 28 (Sat; 7.00 - 9.00 pm)
    Intake 72: Feb 10, 17, 24 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Intake 73: Mar 3, 10, 17 (Sat; 7.00 - 9.00 pm)
    For registration & details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/beginners-meditation-course/

    (3) MEDITATION & THE MIND (Non-religious)
    Recommended as foundation for practice for those who have learned meditation or plan to take up meditation.
    Intake 6: Mar 9, 16, 23, 30 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Course highlights:
  • The 3 brains; scientific study of meditation;
  • Psychology of meditation; mind-body theory;
  • The Mind is more than the brain;
  • Self-watching; self-healing;
  • Meditation methods; guided practice sessions
    For registration & details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/meditation-and-the-mind-forthcoming/

    4) INTERMEDIATE MEDITATION COURSE (A follow-up from Beginners' Meditation)
    Intake 18: Jan 6 & 13 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    For registration & details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/intermediate-meditation-course/

    (5) MEDITATION FOR THE YOUNG (7-13 yrs)
    Date: Feb 2 & 9 (Thu; 8.00 - 9.00 pm)
    For registration & details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/meditation-for-the-young-7-13/

    (6) BASIC BUDDHISM COURSE (Non-religious)
    How Buddhism arise? Being good, without being religious. Self-healing & mental health. The three trainings: healthy society & individual for spiritual liberation.
    Dates: Jan 5, 12, 19 & 26 (Thu; 7.30 - 9.00 pm)
    Fees: by donation.
    For registration & details: http://dharmafarer.org/wordpress/courses-meditation-therapy-counselling-etc

    The Minding Centre
    170 Upper Bukit Timah Road
    #11-04 Bukit Timah Shopping Centre, Singapore 588179.
    HP: 8211 0879


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

    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
  • Jan 08
    to
    May 27
    Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre
    Basic Buddhism Course (English) - 20 Lessons




    When : Every Sunday 08 Jan 12 ~ 27 May 12
    (There will be no class on 06 Feb 2011)
    Time : 9am - 11.30am
    Instructor : Vajiro (Richard) Chia
    Adviser : Ven. Fa Da
    Where : Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre
    39 Lorong 12 Geylang
    Singapore 399012
    [Find out more on the venue]
    Enquiry : 6746 6211 (9am - 5pm Daily)
    Fee : FOC.
    Registration : Registration Open

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

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

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


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

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

    Click [Basic Buddhism] for the course syllabus

    Meditation
    Step-by-step meditation instructions & guidance will be given during the course. The meditation techniques introduced include:
  • Metta - Loving Kindness
  • Kayagati - Impurities of Body
  • Jhana - Concentration
  • Vipassana - Insight

    Click [Meditation Instructions] to find out more

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

    The Course Instructor
    The course instructor, Vajiro (Richard) Chia, is an experienced Dhamma teacher who presents the Buddha's teachings in a clear and straightforward way. He is able to bring out the dynamism of Buddhism, and its relevance in present day through interesting presentations and interactive question-and-answer sessions.

    Brother Vajiro is also well-known for his effective and efficient meditation instructions and sharp trouble shooting skills. He has guided many through the levels of concentration and stages of insight knowledge. His coaching method has helped many students develop the path to REALISE the teachings of the Buddha.

    All are welcome
  • Jan 08
    to
    May 27
    Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre
    Basic Meditation Course (English) - 20 Lessons




    When : Every Sunday 08 Jan 12 ~ 27 May 12
    Time : 1.00pm - 3.30pm
    Instructor : Vajiro (Richard) Chia
    Adviser : Ven. Fa Da
    Where : Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre
    39 Lorong 12 Geylang
    Singapore 399012
    [Find out more on the venue]
    Enquiry : 6746 6211 (9am - 5pm Daily)
    Fee : FOC.
    Registration : Registration Open Now


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

    Pre-Requisite
    This course is for those who KNOW the Buddha's Teaching and wish to develop a path to REALISE the Teaching. A good follow up for students who have completed the Basic Buddhism Course.

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

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

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

    All are welcome
  • Jan 13
    to
    Jan 26
    Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza. By Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    JADE BUDDHA FOR UNIVERSAL PEACE







    Amitabha Buddhist Centre proudly presents
    JADE BUDDHA FOR UNIVERSAL PEACE
    13 January 2012 8 am - 10 pm,
    14 to 26 January 2012 10 am - 10 pm
    Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza


    For the first time in Singapore, the largest jade statue of Buddha in the world.

    Amitabha Buddhist Centre (ABC) is exhibiting the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace, a 2.7 metre tall statue of Shakyamuni Buddha that was carved from a rare boulder of gem quality Polar jade discovered in Canada in 2000. It is said to have been one of the largest single blocks of jade ever found.

    Weighing 4 tonnes and valued at US$5 million, the Jade Buddha is modelled on the world renowned statue of Shakyamuni Buddha in Bodhgaya, India, recognised by all Buddhists to be the place of the Buddha's enlightenment.

    Since 2009 the Jade Buddha has been viewed and admired by millions around the world. Its purpose is simply to inspire all to follow the path of peace.

    Come be inspired.

    ADMISSION IS FREE
    Offering of Precious Rice - 50,000 kilograms of rice are available as offerings to the Jade Buddha statue throughout the exhibition from 13 to 26 January 2012. For a token of $5 per kilogram of rice, offer precious heaps of rice to the Jade Buddha statue for skies of merit. The entire bulk of 50,000 kilograms of rice will be distributed to eight designated charities in Singapore at the conclusion of the exhibition of the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace.

    Be a Puja Sponsor
    Contribute to these auspicious pujas specially performed during the event:
  • Tara Puja for Peace & Happiness, 14 January, 2 - 3.30 pm
  • Medicine Buddha Puja for Health & Longevity, 15 January, 2 - 3.30 pm
  • Dzambhala Puja for Wealth & Prosperity, 21 January, 2 - 3.30 pm
    At $10 per contribution, dedicate any of the pujas for yourself or on behalf of family and loved ones.
    Click here to do online sponsorship.

    To contribute to rice offerings or the pujas, visit our office from now till 12 January 2012. From 13 to 26 January, visit us at Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza for on-the-spot contributions.

    Highlights of the Jade Buddha exhibition
  • New Year's Eve Prosperity Hongbao Giveaway
  • Lunar New Year Blessing
  • Buddhist Culture in Action - Blessing & Viewing of Holy Relics, Kuan Yin Sand Mandala Construction & Viewing, Tibetan Sacred Dances

    Find more information and the latest updates about the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace at www.fpmtabc.org


    All are welcome
  • Jan 25
    to
    Jan 29
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    Venerable Kheminda's Talks:

  • The Working Of The Law Of Kamma

  • Wisdom and Compassion

  • What The Law Of Kamma Means





  • Biography of Speaker


    Bhikkhu Kheminda was born in Semarang, Indonesia, in 1967. He majored in Civil Engineering in the early 90s and continued his study in Buddhism for both Bachelor and Master Degrees. In 2004, he was ordained under Ven. Jatila Mahathera in Mahasi Sasana Yeikhta, Yangon, Myanmar

    Bhikkhu Kheminda has an extensive meditation practice since 1997 in many countries, from Indonesia, Thailand, India, and Myanmar. Other than meditation, he is well known as an Abhidhamma teacher for more than 5 years in Singapore, Myanmar, and Indonesia. Up to now, he has been a lecturer for Abhidhamma subject in Graduate School of Smaratungga in Ampel, Boyolali



    Buddhist Fellowship ( Singapore )
    2 Telok Blangah Road Street 31
    Singapore 108942
    Website : http://www.buddhistfellowship.org
    e-mail : info@buddhistfellowship.org
    Tel: (65) 6278 0900
    Fax: (65) 6278 0102

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    Jan 231st Day of the First Chinese Lunar Month, in the Year 4710

    Happy Lunar New Year


    Today in the Year of the Rabbit or 4710th year based on the Chinese lunar calendar, most Chinese Buddhists celebrate the Spring Festival or Chinese Lunar New Year by having prayers, offerings and blessings at Buddhist Temples.



     

    February 2012

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Feb 01
    to
    Apr 04
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    The Magic of Buddhism
    By bro Yap Kheng Guan




    Time: 7.45pm Wednesday Services
    Date Speaker Topic
    01 Feb Bro Yap Kheng Guan What Buddhism Is And Isn’t. Who Is The Buddha? Significant Events And Milestones In Buddhism. The Buddha’s Life From Birth To Parinirvana
    08 Feb Bro Yap Kheng Guan What Did The Buddha Teach ? The Middle Way : T-Sarana (3 Refuges)
    15 Feb Bro Yap Kheng Guan The Four Noble Truths And The Noble Eightfold Paths
    22 Feb Bro Yap Kheng Guan Morality and Ethics In Buddhist Practice. Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood. The 5 Precepts
    29 Feb Bro Yap Kheng Guan Mental Cultivation & Development. Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, Right Concentration, Meditation
    Buddhist Fellowship ( Singapore )
    2 Telok Blangah Road Street 31
    Singapore 108942
    Website : http://www.buddhistfellowship.org
    e-mail : info@buddhistfellowship.org
    Tel: (65) 6278 0900
    Fax: (65) 6278 0102

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    All are welcome
    Feb 09By Buddhist Cultural Centre @ Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Yogacara Studies Class on Lankavatara Sutra (in Mandarin)




    Topic :
    Yogacara Studies Class on Lankavatara Sutra

    Date :
    Every Thursday, starting on 9 February 2012
    Time :
    8 pm to 9.30 pm
    Venue :
    Yen Pei Building, Level 4
    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

    Instructor:
    Mr. Zheng Zixiong

    Free admission. All are welcome.

    To register for the talk, simply email your name and contact number to email dharma.ed@bcc.org.sg or call 6489 8161.

    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
    Feb 11
    to
    Mar 17
    Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall, 1st Floor Classroom 9. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Course: Pure Land Perspectives (Zen of Pure Land, Pure Land of Zen)

    Course Conductor by Shen Shi'an




    Date :
    11 February 2012 to 17 March 2012
    Time :
    6.30pm to 8.30pm
    Venue :
    Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall
    1st Floor Classroom 9
    Kong Meng San Monastery
    88 Bright Hill Road
    Course Conductor :
    Shen Shian, MA( Buddhist Studies)
    Fee :
    $30 ( members ), free for full time student students and NSF personnel
    Email :
    sem@kmspks.org
    Telephone :
    6336 5067

    All are welcome
    Feb 13
    to
    Mar 19
    Tai Pei Buddhist Centre at 2 Lavender Street. By Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
    The Bodhicitta Factor: The Exhortation on Giving Rise to Bodhicitta

    (How to Be a Bodhisattva)

    Course Conductor by Shen Shi'an




    Date :
    13 February 2012 to 19 March 2012
    Time :
    7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Registration :
    http://tinyurl.com/dabeiclass or at
    Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
    2 Lavender Street
    Telephone : 6298 3343
    Opening time: 10am to 9.00pm ( weekdays) and 9.00am to 6.00pm ( weekends)
    Course Conductor :
    Shen Shian, MA( Buddhist Studies)
    Fee :
    $30 ( non member) and $25 ( member )
    Email :
    tpbc@dabei.org.sg

    All are welcome
    Feb 14
    to
    Mar 20
    Awareness Place ( The Well Being Centre ) #03-39 Bras Basah Complex. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Course: Dharma@Cinema (Enlightenment Thru Entertainment)

    Course Conductor by Shen Shi'an



    Register: http://kmspks.org/download/form/dharmacinema.doc
    Feedback From Past Courses:
    http://thedailyenlightenment.com/2011/07/understanding-amituofo-via-the-amitabha-sutra-8th-run
    http://thedailyenlightenment.com/2011/05/course-project-rebirth-rediscover-reflect-recharge-round-3

    About Shen Shi’an : An independent Buddhist teacher and writer, he was one of the founding members of the Dharma Propagation Division of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (Bright Hill Temple in Singapore) in 1997. Holding an MA in Buddhist Studies, which covered 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 since 1997, one of the world’s largest independent Buddhist inspirational e-newsletter with over 29,000 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’ (for which he was a Contributing Editor) and ‘For You (Information)’, and writes movie reviews for BuddhistChannel.tv, the world’s leading Buddhist news network. To date, he had reviewed over 300 movies. 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 the ongoing weekly Pureland Practice Fellowship at Kong Meng San, where he continues to teach various Dharma courses. He is also frequently invited to conduct 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).

    All are welcome
    Feb 16
    to
    Apr 06
    Tai Pei Buddhist Centre at 2 Lavender Street. By Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
    The Heart of 'The Heart Sutra' (Run 5)

    The Core of Wisdom

    Course Conductor by Shen Shi'an




    Date :
    16 February 2012 to 5 April 2012
    Time :
    7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Registration :
    http://tinyurl.com/dabeiclass or at
    Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
    2 Lavender Street
    Telephone : 6298 3343
    Opening time: 10am to 9.00pm ( weekdays) and 9.00am to 6.00pm ( weekends)
    Course Conductor :
    Shen Shian, MA( Buddhist Studies)
    Fee :
    $35 ( non member) and $30 ( member )
    Email :
    tpbc@dabei.org.sg

    All are welcome