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    March 2012

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Mar 02Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple
    Sutta Vibhanga Course - Discourse Analysis




    Date: 02/03/2012
    Time: 08:30 PM
    Venue: Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple - 30C St. Michael's Road S(328002)
    Organisation: Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple
    Course Instructor: Ven. K. Rathanasara

    Moment by moment, day by day, year by year, the time is passing and life is flowing. Sometimes we smile and sometimes we cry. What goes up comes down. Time and tide does not wait for man. Whether we notice or not the time is flying. Whether we like it or not everything is subject to change and disappearance. Life is precious and we have to use it for something precious. The purpose of our life is to be perfect.

    The Dhamma is the path for perfection. It is the light of the wisdom. Life is well understood when realized the Dhamma. Life is well lived when followed the Dhamma. Life is sublime and noble when penetrated the Dhamma.

    This course comes with two modules and we have selected the discourses which directly addressed our life and its practical issues covering family life, relationship, economic prosperity, happiness in this life and lives to come, nature of human life, its pleasure, miseries and causes of calamities, purpose of human life, its perfection and path for the freedom.

    Please take the opportunity to learn the Dhamma, to reflect it well and put it into practice so as to make our life pleasant, joyful, fruitful and meaningful one. Then we will move from dark to light and we will go from light to light. We will become light of wisdom to enlighten others. We will become source of happiness for ourselves and others.

    To register, please go to Online Registration Form(website as provided)and submit before 27 February. For more details, please call sis Panna at 9736 1218

    Online Registration Form

    All are welcome
    Mar 09
    to
    Jun 21
    The Minding Centre
    The Minding Centre
    Course Updates


    (1) 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 instructor: Piya Tan
    Fees: $120 (incl course book)

    Course contents:
  • The 3 brains; scientific study of meditation;
  • Psychology of meditation; mind-body theory; feeling & emotions;
  • Mental phenomena: the mind during meditation; the Mind is more than the brain;
  • Mindfulness in daily life; present moment awareness; focusses of mindfulness;
  • Effective attention & environment; reality, virtual & real;
  • Self-watching; self-healing; how the brain heal itself;
  • Meditation methods; guided practice sessions.
    For registration & details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/meditation-and-the-mind-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
  • * Emotional resilience
  • * Inner peace & self-healing

    Beginners' Meditation
    Intake 73: Mar 17, 20, 27 (Sat; 7.00 - 9.00 pm)
    Intake 74: Apr 14, 21, 28 (Sat; 7.00 - 9.00 pm)
    Intake 75: May 11, 18, 25 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Intake 76: Jun 8, 15, 22 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Course fee: $90 per intake
    Course instructor: Piya Tan
    For registration & course details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/beginners-meditation-course/
    For meditation benefits & researched papers: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/

    (3) INTERMEDIATE MEDITATION (non-religious)
    A follow-up to the Beginners' Meditation Course
    Intake 18: Apr 13 & 20 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Course fees: $90 (incl Guidebook)
    Instructor: Piya Tan
    For registration & course details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/intermediate-meditation-course/

    (4) MEDITATION FOR THE YOUNG (non-religious; for 7-13 years)
    March intake: 10 & 17 Mar (Sat; 11 am – 12 pm)
    Course fee: $70.00 (per intake)
    Course instructor: Ratna Lim
    For registration & details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/meditation-for-the-young-7-13/


    (5) BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY COURSE
    Mind, consciousness, emotional resilience & wellness
    (A non-religious exploration with Piya Tan)

    "I enjoy teaching Buddhist Psychology most"
    (Piya Tan)

    Course summary:
  • Healing yourself (How problems arise and the best way to end them)
  • The conscious body (The nature of body and mind)
  • The unconscious (Are we really in control of ourselves?)
  • Minding the mind (How meditation helps)
  • The art of loving (A psychology of emotions and communication)
  • Brain or mind? (Is the mind in the brain or much bigger than it?)
  • Don't believe everything you think (How problems are self-created and self-solved)
  • Non-judgement day is here (The power of meditation)
  • The still eye of the storm (How to calm and clear the mind)
  • Ancient wisdom, modern science (A brief survey of Buddhist psychology as used in modern science today).
    Intake 13 (BP13): Jun 2, 9, 16, 23 (Sat)
    Fees: $160.00 (with 2 course books)
    Time: 7.00 - 9.00 pm
    For registration & details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/buddhist-psychology-course/

    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
  • Mar 16The Buddhist Union Dharma Centre
    English Dharma Course Module II




    Date :
    : 16 March 2012:
    Time:
    Every Friday, 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm.
    Course Duration:
    12 Sessions
    Venue:
    The Buddhist Union Dharma Centre
    43 Lowland Road Singapore 547444

    This Course offers an opportunity to learn the essential principles of Mahayana Buddhism and insights. It will demonstrate how Buddhism relates to our daily life and shows us that by following the path of the Buddha, we can find happiness. Lectures are based on the highly acclaimed book, The Way To Buddhahood by Venerable Yin-Shun.


    Lecturer:
    Venerable Dr Chang Qing was born in Singapore and ordained in 1989. He holds a BA in Chinese Literature from the National Taiwan University (1993) and PhD in Buddhist Studies at the University of Bristol (UK, 1998).

    He had published several English/Chinese articles and attended several International conferences. The Venerable gives Dharma Talks and conducts English/Chinese Dharma Classes whenever he is available.

    Course Registration Form

    All are welcome
    Mar 26
    to
    May 28
    Tai Buddhist Centre. By Singapore Tai Pei Organisations
    Course: The Path Of Paths: Walking The Noble Eightfold Path




    Date :
    26 March 2012 to 28 May 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 :
    $40 ( non member) and $35 ( member )
    Email :
    tpbc@dabei.org.sg

    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
    Mar 27
    to
    Jun 05
    Awareness Place ( The Well Being Centre ) #03-39 Bras Basah Complex. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Course: Project Rebirth (Rediscover, Reflect, Recharge) Round 4

    Course Conductor by Shen Shi'an



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

    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
    Mar 29
    7,45pm
    Ren Ci Hospital Auditorium. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Overcoming Negative Emotions
    By Ajahn Brahm




    Venue
    Ren Ci Hospital Auditorium
    71 Irrawaddy Road
    Level 4
    ( Next to Tan Tock Seng Hospital)
    Time: 7.45pm
    Ticket: Free Admission


    Organized by
    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

    Map



    All are welcome
    Mar 31
    to
    Jun 02
    Tai Buddhist Centre. By Singapore Tai Pei Organisations
    Course: Understanding Amituofo Via The Amitabha Sutra (9th Run)




    Date :
    31 March 2012 to 02 Jun 2012 ( Saturdays )
    Time :
    10.30am to 12.30pm
    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 :
    $40 ( non member) and $35 ( member )
    Email : tpbc@dabei.org.sg

    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



     

    April 2012

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Apr 01
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    Apr 10
    Changi Ferry Point Chalets 1 & 5. By Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    Special Vipassana Retreat




    Date:
    1st to 10th Apr 2012
    Teacher :
    Ovadacariya Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa
    Venue :
    Changi Ferry Point Chalets 1 & 5
    Registration Fee :
    By Donation
    Closing Date :
    21 Mar 2012

    To register , please fill in the prescribed Application form or download from www.vmc128.8m.com and mail to us at email: vmckm@singnet.com.sg

    A deposit of S$60 is required and refundable upon check in at the retreat centre.

    All are welcome
    Apr 01Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    Dharma Talk by Venerable Ajahn Cagino


    Date: 1 April 2012 (Sun)
    Time: 10.00 am to 12.00 pm
    Venue: Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society

    Biography of Venerable Cagino

    Venerable Cagino was born in Malaysia and graduated from the Malaysian Institute of Art with a Diploma of Arts. A professional photographer was awarded over 40 prizes and won the Asian Photography Competition 1990. At the age of 29, he wandered around forest monasteries in Thailand and New Zealand in search of the Dhamma. He became a novice monk in Ang Hock Si Temple, Penang and later took his higher ordination with the Thai master Ajahn Ganha. Later he became a monk at Wat Pah Nanachat. Through Ajahn Cagino’s wandering in Thailand, he has covered more than 4,000km on foot.

    At present he is holding an exhibition titled “A Photographic Journey of the Dhammafarers”, to show the way of life of the forest monks and more importantly, the sharing of dhamma through photography.

    Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    567A Balestier Road
    Singapore 329884
    Tel: +65 6352 2859
    Web Address: http://www.bdmsociety.com
    To contact us, send e-mail to info@bdms.org.sg
    For directions to BDMS and view on map, please click here.

    All are welcome
    Apr 01
    &
    Apr 08
    11.00am to 12.30pm
    Manjusri Secondary School. By Singapore Buddhist Federation
    "The Lion's Roar"
    Understanding Mahayana Buddhism



    As part of "The Lion's Roar", a series of talks organised by the Singapore Buddhist Federation, Venerable Faxun will be speaking on Mahayana Buddhism on two Sundays.

    Both talks aim to help Buddhists understand the distinction between the essence of the Dharma, and the cultural and historical "clothing" that Buddhism had to wear in order to blend in with its environment when Buddhism first spread to China. Venerable Faxun will also be conducting a one-day mindfulness retreat on 28 April. Please scroll down for more details.


    Time: 11am - 12.30pm
    Venue: Manjusri Secondary School (Click for map)
    The Reflection Hall, 5th floor, Main Building
    20 Ubi Avenue 1 Singapore 408940

    Date : 1 April 2012, Sunday
    Topic :Rituals and Devotional Practices
    This talk will discuss the true meaning of the various devotional practices in Mahayana Buddhism, how they have evolved in Chinese Buddhist history, and how they are being practiced today.

    Date : 8 April 2012, Sunday
    Topic :Death Rituals
    This talk focuses on how death rituals are conducted during Chinese funerals and festivals. Taking Qing Ming and the lunar seventh month as examples, Ven. Faxun will explore how Buddhism is practiced within the context of Chinese folk culture - making a connection between the Chinese worldview and Buddhist teachings on death.

    About the teacher

    Venerable Faxun graduated from Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 1989 where she was President of its Buddhist Society. She was ordained in Taiwan in 1992 by Venerable Wu Yin of Luminary of Bhikkhuni Sangha and underwent five years of basic monastic education in the Luminary Buddhist Institute, also in Taiwan.Upon completion of her monastic training, Venerable Faxun returned to Singapore in 1997 and served in the Sagaramudra Buddhist Society, where she conducted adult’s and children’s Dharma classes in English and Mandarin.

    In 2001, Venerable continued to pursue her education by doing a Bachelor of Arts and Education degree at the University of Western Australia, where she majored in linguistics and Asian studies. While in Australia, she also taught meditation at the Sagaramudra branch in Perth, which she helped to manage. In 2009, she completed her Honours Degree with a thesis entitled The “Other” Path: The Bhikkhuni Quest for Liberation. Since then, Venerable has been teaching at various Buddhist centres in Singapore, Malaysia and Western Australia, and contributing articles to Buddhist magazines. She is the author of the Dharma book "One Life, Five Precepts: Buddhist Ethics for Modern Living".

    Additional info
    Parking: Please park at the HDB carparks opposite the school
    If you are coming by public transport, you may take bus 63 from either Aljunied MRT or Eunos MRT, and alight outside the school.

    All are welcome. No registration is required. For enquiries, please reply to this email.

    All are welcome
    Apr 10
    7.30pm
    to
    9.30pm
    Dharma Drum Singapore
    Dharma Talks: Mindfulness of Buddha is Truly Auspicious



    Dharma Drum Singapore
    100A Duxton Road
    Singapore 089544
    Telephone : 6735 5900
    Website : http://www.ddsingapore.org
    Email :ddrum@singnet.com.sg

    All are welcome
    Apr 12
    to
    May 31
    Tai Buddhist Centre. By Singapore Tai Pei Organisations
    Course: 108 Zen Stories Illustrated & Demystified




    Date :
    12 April 2012 to 31 May 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

    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
    Apr 15NTUC Auditorium, 1 Marina Boulevard, Level 7.
    Organised by Ean Keng Si.
    Co-organised by: Mangala Vihara, Viriya Productions.
    Supported by My Little Gems Kindergarten, D-Kid
    Come & See 3: Touched By Love Concert



    In this heartwarming and fun concert, adorable children and energetic youth will be dancing to songs from the renowned Come and See series of Buddhist songs, performed by talented vocalists Goh Ren Hui, Marie A. Gorgonio and Daniel Yeo. Children from Mangala Vihara, My Little Gems Kindergarten and D-Kidz will be giving their best performance to share the Dharma and raise funds for Buddhist education in Singapore. Dear parents, bring your whole family along for a fun-filled afternoon of love and compassion!


    Date:
    15 April 2012, Sunday
    Time:
    2pm-4pm
    Venue:
    NTUC Auditorium, 1 Marina Boulevard, Level 7, Singapore 018989
    Nearest MRT station:
    Raffles Place (Exit J)
    Ticket prices:
    $25, $50, $100, $200, $300
    Click here to purchase tickets online (Credit card only)
    All ticket sales will go towards funding Buddhist education in Singapore.

    For group purchases of 10 tickets and more, and for tickets above $300, please call Sis Yong Hui at 98269319 to place your orders. There will be no booking fees.

    Connect with us at www.facebook.com/touchedbylove For enquiries, please call 9831 0711 (Daniel) / 9826 9319 (Yong Hui), or email comeandseeconcert@gmail.com

    Online Ticket Purchase

    Organised by: Ean Keng Si
    Co-organised by: Mangala Vihara, Viriya Productions
    Supported by: My Little Gems Kindergarten, D-Kidz

    All are welcome
    Apr 19
    to
    Apr 22
    7.30pm
    Buddhist Union
    Dharma Lectures
    Guanyin Bodhisattva Pu Men Pin
    By Dharma Master Heng Sure
    City of Ten Thousand Buddhas




    Venue: The Buddhist Union Dharma Centre
    43 Lowland Road
    Singapore 54744
    Near Kovan MRT
    Date : April 19 to April 22
    Time :7.30pm
    Telephone : 6241 9419
    Note: Limited car parking lots are available at Dimension International Collage 58 Lowland Road Singapore 547453


    All are welcome
    Apr 21The Buddhist Union
    Youth Dialogue with Dharma Master Heng Sure


    Date :
    21 April 2012, Saturday
    Time :
    2.00pm - 3.30pm
    Venue:
    The Buddhist Union
    43 Lowland Road (5 min walk from Kovan MRT)
    Singapore 547444

    Do you have questions on how to balance school, work, family and relationships? Need clarity on balancing spiritual and material needs?

    Join The Buddhist Union for an afternoon of dialogue with Dharma Master Heng Sure on challenges and issues that young adults face.

    Let Venerable Heng Sure provide the Dharma perspective to leading a fruitful and meaningful life.

    Youths and young adults aged 16 to 30 are highly encouraged to participate in this dialogue session. For enquiries, please reply to this email info@dharmainaction.net . Click here to register online


    Biography of Speaker

    Dharma Master Heng Sure an American Buddhist monk, is the senior disciple of the late Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. He is currently Director of the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery, a branch monastery of the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association. Dharma Master Heng Sure is best known for his three steps, one bow pilgrimage, from Sout Pasadena to Ukiah Californai, a distance of 800 miles, seeking world peace. The pilgrimage took two years and six months from 1977 to 1979.

    All are welcome
    Apr 28By Singapore Buddhist Meditation Centre
    One-day Mindfulness Retreat

    Join us for a day to recharge and re-energise with spiritual friends.

    Date : 28 April 2012, Saturday
    Time: 9am-5pm
    Venue: Singapore Buddhist Meditation Centre (SBMC)
    Address: No. 1 Jalan Mas Puteh S (128607)
    (opposite Blk 513 West Coast Road)
    Fees: $5 for lunch and drinks
    Transport: Pick up services @ Clementi, 8.30am
    (Meeting point: Clementi MRT control station)
    Registration is required: please click here to register online by 20 April.
    For enquiries, please call Mrs Poh at 9159 5420

    About the teacher

    Venerable Faxun graduated from Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 1989 where she was President of its Buddhist Society. She was ordained in Taiwan in 1992 by Venerable Wu Yin of Luminary of Bhikkhuni Sangha and underwent five years of basic monastic education in the Luminary Buddhist Institute, also in Taiwan.Upon completion of her monastic training, Venerable Faxun returned to Singapore in 1997 and served in the Sagaramudra Buddhist Society, where she conducted adult’s and children’s Dharma classes in English and Mandarin.

    In 2001, Venerable continued to pursue her education by doing a Bachelor of Arts and Education degree at the University of Western Australia, where she majored in linguistics and Asian studies. While in Australia, she also taught meditation at the Sagaramudra branch in Perth, which she helped to manage. In 2009, she completed her Honours Degree with a thesis entitled The “Other” Path: The Bhikkhuni Quest for Liberation. Since then, Venerable has been teaching at various Buddhist centres in Singapore, Malaysia and Western Australia, and contributing articles to Buddhist magazines. She is the author of the Dharma book "One Life, Five Precepts: Buddhist Ethics for Modern Living".

    All are welcome
    Apr 28
    to
    Apr 29
    By Singapore Buddhist Federation
    Vesak 2556 Celebration


    Venue: Open Field Next to Junction of
    Guillemard Road and Cassia Link

    Date : 28-4-2012

    TimeRemarks
    10.30am - 11.30am Chanting
    12.00pm - 2.00pm Community Screening by T.H.I.S - Little Note & Yi Lun Ming Yue
    2.00pm - 2.30pm Maha Bodhi School - Traditional folk dance
    2.30pm - 3.00pm Mee Toh School - Wushu
    3.00pm - 3.30pm Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery - Zen Drum Club
    3.30pm - 4.00pm Singapore Buddhist Federation Youth Group
    7.00pm - 9.00pm Bursary award presentation & light-up ceremony


    Date : 29-4-2012

    Time
    Remarks
    10.30am - 11.30am Yoga
    12.00pm - 2.00pm Community Screening by T.H.I.S - Little Note & The Buddha
    2.00pm - 3.30pm Blessing for Mothers & Examination
    3.30pm - 4.00pm Singapore Buddhist Fellowship - dances
    4.00pm - 5.00pm Fo Guang Shan - choir & line dances


    All are welcome
    Apr 28
    to
    Apr 29
    By Singapore Buddhist Federation
    Vesak Celevration 2556 BE
    Buddhist Film Festival

    The second THUS HAVE I SEEN Buddhist Film Festival is back! To kickstart the countdown to 22 September this year, where we will screen specially selected Buddhist films from around the world, we will hold free screenings during the Vesak celebrations at Singapore Buddhist Federation.

    Date: 28 and 29 April 2012 (Sat - Sun)
    Time: 12pm - 2pm daily
    Venue: Singapore Buddhist Federation, Level 3
    Address: 59 Lorong 24A Geylang, Singapore 398583 (click for map)

    We will be screening the following movies :-
    28 April:A Full Bright Moon and Little Note
    29 April: The Buddha (Thai animation) and Little Note

    Free of charge, free seating. Please click here for more info on the films.

    THISBFF will be held on 22 - 29 September 2012, at Shaw Theatres Lido. Like us on Facebook to receive first-hand news when the Official Selection is announced! We will feature Buddhist-themed documentaries, feature films, shorts and animation from around the world.

    Our mailing address is:

    Dharma In Action
    10 Anson Road #31-10 International Plaza
    Singapore 079903
    Singapore

    Location map ( map taken from google map at here )


    All are welcome



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