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    May 2012

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    May 01
    9.00am
    to
    6.00pm
    Ren Ci Hospital Auditorium, 4th Level. By Brahm Centre
    Public Health Sessions
    Health Day


    Venue :Ren Ci Hospital Auditorium 4th Level
    71 Irrawady Road Singapore 329562

    Brahm Centre
    71 Irrawaddy Road,
    Ren Ci Hospital #02-06,
    Singapore 329562
    Telephone : 6275 5007
    Website : http://www.brahmcentre.com
    Email : info@brahmacentre.com


    All are welcome
    May 01
    to
    May 05
    By Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    Vesak Celebration 2556 BE

    This year, Vesak Day is celebrated on the 5th of May 2012. We are excited to inform that our activities for Vesak begins early this year, on the 1st of May 2012, and we cordially invite you to celebrate Vesak Day at BDMS.


    DHAMMA TALK – THE GROWTH OF COMPASSION
    THEORY & PRACTICE THROUGH VIPASSANA MEDITATION BY VENERABLE PROF. DR. DHAMMASAMI
    Date: 1 May 2012
    Time: 7:00pm to 9:00pm
    Venue: Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society

    We are very excited to invite Venerable Prof. Dr. Dhammasami from Oxford Buddha Vihara, who is involved in teaching and research in Buddhist Studies at Oxford University, to give a talk on eveloping compassion.

    “Love everyone like a mother who gives her life to protect her only child.” - The Buddha

    The achievement of salvation (Vimutti) in Buddhism is based on the twin development of compassion and wisdom. However, it seems there isn't enough practice to develop compassion in Theravada Buddhism. This talk is aimed at exploring the development of compassion through a popular practice of vipassana meditation in Theravada Buddhist tradition.

    CANDLE LIGHT CEREMONY
    Date: 4 May 2012
    Time: 8:00pm to 9:30pm
    Venue: Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    We will be holding the popular Candle Light Ceremony on Vesak Day Eve to welcome the arrival of Vesak Day. Starting at 8pm, we will be having a Puja, a Dhamma Talk and meditation before lighting candles on the roof top of BDMS.

    VESAK DAY CELEBRATION
    Date: 5 May 2012
    Time: 10:00am to 12:00pm
    Venue: Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society

    Our Vesak celebrations will commence at 10.00 am on 5th May with a beautiful puja to commemorate the birth, enlightenment (Nirvana), and passing away (Paranirvana) of Buddha. The highlight of the celebration will be the distribution of the Milk Rice Offering to everyone. We will be providing lunch for all participants, which will be served at 11.30am. We encourage that you arrive at least half an hour (i.e. 9:30am) before the celebration in order to get a good seat in the main hall.

    Do bring along your family, relatives and friends to celebrate Vesak with us.

    Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    567A Balestier Road
    Singapore 329884
    Tel: +65 6352 2859

    Location map ( taken from google map )



    All are welcome
    May 04
    to
    May 06
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    Vesak Day Carnival 2556
    Loving the World



    Members are invited to offer lunch dana to Ajahn Brahm on Thursday, 3rd May and Ven Hasapanna on Friday, 4th May. If you wish to offer lunch dana, do arrive at BF Centre by 10.30 am. (Please avoid spicy food for Ajahn Brahm.)

    Vesak Day Programme


    The theme this year is "Loving the World" - let's increase our awareness and efforts in recycling, reusing and reducing our consumption to save our planet Earth. Do bring newspapers to donate, old clothes for the Khao Lak Orphanage and learn more about recycling.

    The Vesak Carnival is also a once a year fund raising for BF to operate its centre. Your support to purchase the carnival coupons would be greatly appreciated. There will be lots of food and items to purchase with the Carnival coupons. With advance purchase of the coupons at $10 per sheet, you may start spending the coupons in advance at the BF Centre on books, CDs, T-shirts, other merchandise and special dishes from our member chefs every Sunday!

    In gratitude to all the volunteers organising this event, please provide your support to make this carnival a resounding success! Kindly send your cheques for carnival coupons or a Vesak Donation, made payable to "Buddhist Fellowship", to the centre at :-

    Buddhist Fellowship
    2 Telok Blangah St 31,
    #02-00, Singapore 108942.
    Website : http://www.buddhistfellowship.org
    Email :info@buddhistfellowship.org

    Map



    All are welcome
    May 04
    to
    May 05
    By Aaloka Buddhist Center (Singapore)
    AALOKA VESAK 2556 - 2 DAY CELEBRATIONS


    Aaloka Buddhist Center (Singapore) is organising a series of our usual activities to commemorate Vesak 2556. We invite you to join us together to remember this great meritorious event.

    Please click here Vesak Programme to get a copy of the Vesak 2556 Programme.

    (Please alight at Aljunied MRT station and on ground level, proceed to Aljunied Road, turn left and proceed upwards. It is only 5-8 mins walk from the MRT station.)

    Should you have any enquiry, please do not hesitate to call us at (65) 6 748 9459.

    Aaloka Buddhist Center (Singapore)
    http://www.aalokabuddhistcenter.org/


    All are welcome
    May 05

    to
    May 06
    By Padma Wodling Dharma Centre
    Vesak Day Celebration 2556 BE


    Come to join us this Vesak Day on 5th & 6th May at Padma Wodling Dharma Centre.
    Admission is FREE and all are welcome.


    Venue :
    Padma Wodling Dharma Centre
    6B, Lorong 7, 3rd Floor, Geylang (near Kallang MRT)
    Website :
    http://padmawodling.org
    Email :
    info@padmawodling.org
    Contact:
    Omje Wangchen 98139462

    All are welcome
    May 05Full moon in May

    HAPPY VESAK DAY
    EVERYBODY


    Today in the year 2556 ( BE ), Buddhists throughout the world celebrate the birth,the enlightenment and the passing away to parinibanna of Gautama Buddha on Vesak Day. Send a Buddhist webcard to your friends by clicking here

    "A unique Being, an extraordinary Man
    arises in this world for the benefit of the many,
    for the happiness of the many,
    out of compassion for the world,
    for the good, benefit,
    and happiness of gods and men.

    Who is this Unique Being?
    It is the Tathagata, the Exalted,
    Fully Enlightened One."


    - Anguttara Nikaya PT. 1, XII P.22.




    May 13Yio Chu Kang Stadium. By Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore Branch )
    Tzu Chi World Peace Interfaith Prayer Ceremony



    Tzu Chi Foundation is currently looking for participants to join in the celebration to be held on the:

    Date: 13/5/2012 (Sunday)
    Time: 6.30pm
    Venue: Yio Chu Kang Stadium
    210 Ang Mo Kio Avenue 9, Singapore 569777
    Rehearsal Date: 5th & 12th May 2012
    Time Duration: 5pm to 9pm

    Interested friends, please contact:
    Ms. Khor Chooi Kim
    Executive Secretary
    Tel: 65829958 ext 224
    cuiqin@tzuchi.org.sg

    You may login to http://www.tzuchi.org.sg/eng/ and https://www.facebook.com/tcsgprayerceremony for more information on the event.

    All are welcome
    May 15
    to
    May 27
    By Buddhist Fellowship, Kong Meng San Monastery and Pureland Marketing
    Venerable Chodron's 2012 Teaching Programme & Retreat





    Public Talks
    Venue : Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall. Level4/ Hall of No Form, Kong Meng San Monastery.
    Time : 730pm – 930pm

    Date : 16 May 2012, Wed
    Topic : Precious Human Life –Making it Meaningful
    Find out the meaning and purpose of this life, and discover how to develop the incredible spiritual potential that each of us has. Ven Chodron will explain the value of human existence and inspire all to live meaningfully.

    Date : 17 May 2012,Thur
    Topic : Karma in Our Daily Lives
    Everything we experience is influenced by our karma. Ven Chodron will look at karma in the 21st century, and what it means to us and our lives. Come and pick up some tips on how we can stay aware of our actions, speech and thoughts in order to gain greater happiness

    Date : 18 May 2012, Fri
    Topic : What Is Faith and Is It Necessary?
    Understand what faith is in the Buddhist sense, and with this faith take joy in nurturing our virtuous qualities. Ven Chodron will guide us to build confidence in practising the Dharma by sharing the progress of faith in the context of her own spiritual journey.

    Youth Talk
    Venue : Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas, Level 2/Medicine Buddha Hall
    Registration Required: 6849 5345
    Email: youth@kmspks.org

    Date :24 & 25 May 2012 (Thur & Fri)
    Topic : 7 Tips for a Happy Life
    The decisions and habits we make when we are young will influence us for the rest of our life. Ven Chodron will guide us to consider the consequences of our actions, and introduce seven practices that we can develop now to bring happiness and meaning into our life.

    Date :26 May 2012 (Sat) 2.00pm – 4.00pm
    Topic : Transition! Time to Blossom!
    Every major change in life brings a beautiful opportunity. However, transitions evoke feelings of anxiety, worry, and fear which often prevent us from stepping into the unknown. Ven Chodron will share the Buddha’s wisdom on the inevitability of change and teach us how to embrace transitions as a chance to bloom and grow.

    Retreat
    Venue :Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall. Level 4/ Hall of No Form
    Date :19 & 20 May 2012 (Sat & Sun)
    Time : 9.00am – 5.00pm
    Topic : Vajrasattva: Purifying with Bodhicitta
    The Vajrasattva Retreat will teach us to relieve the burden of our negativities and purify the imprints of negative actions in order to develop our Buddha potential. Through alleviating guilt, remorse and feelings of unworthiness, we could develop love, compassion and altruism for ourselves and others. This weekend retreat will include meditation instruction, the Vajrasattva purification practice, teachings on the four opponent powers of purification, and teachings to develop bodhicitta, the wish to attain Buddhahood in order to help all beings.

    Registration Details
  • Retreat Offering: $50 per adult
  • Download Registration form
  • Registration ends on 12 May 2012 or when registration is full
  • Enquiry: Tel 6849 5300 / Fax 6452 6341
  • Email: sem@kmspks.org

    Registration is required for the 2 days Vajarsattva Retreat & Youth Talks. Details in http://kmspks.org/featered/buddhism-in-the-21st-century

    Biography of Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Venerable Thubten Chodron grew up near Los Angeles, born in 1950. She graduated with a B.A. in History from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1971. After travelling through Europe, North Africa and Asia for one and a half year, she received a teaching credential and went to the University to do post - graduate work in Education while working as a teacher in the Los Angeles City School System.

    In 1975, she attended a meditation course given by Venerable Lama Yeshe and Venerable Zopa Rinpoche, and subsequently went to their monastery in Nepal to continue to study and practice Buddha's teaching. In 1977, she received the novice ordination and in 1986, went to Taiwan to take the Bhikshuni (Full Ordination). She studied and practiced Buddhism of the Tibetan tradition for many years in India and Nepal, and directed the spiritual program at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Italy for nearly two years. She studied three years at Dorje Pamo Monastery in France and was resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Center in Singapore.

    Venerable Chodron was a co - organizer of Life as a Western Buddhist Nun, and took part in the conferences of Western Buddhist teachers with H.H. the Dalai Lama in 1993 and 1994. She currently live and teaches in Seattle with Dharma Friendship Foundation and continues to travel worldwide to teach Dharma. Her books include Open Heart, Clear Mind,What Color Is Your Mind? , Taming the Monkey Mind, I Wonder Why, Working with Anger, Glimpse of Reality & Blossoms of the Dharma.

    Ven. Chodron's latest project is to set up Sravasti Abbey : a place where monastics and those preparing for ordination can learn and practice according to the teachings of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition.

    Sravasti Abbey is now incorporated in the State of Idaho, and with the help of people from Treasure Valley Dharma Friends in Boise and people from Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle, we are looking for land in Idaho. We have found a property in Cascade that has possibilities. I will do a month retreat in Cascade this winter to test out what it’s like to live with lots of snow, as this will impact our decision. Meanwhile, we continue to look in other areas of the state, and if someone offers land elsewhere in the country, we’ll certainly consider it.

    Some of the books/articles written by the Venerable available on-line are:
  • I Wonder Why
  • Speaking of the faults of others
  • Chocolate frosting and garbage
  • Practicing Buddhism in daily life
  • Buddhism in modern society
  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B4ScTJzjusE


    Organizers

    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    88 Brighthill Road Singapore 574117.
    Tel +65 6849 5300
    Website http://kmspks.org

    Pureland Marketing
    360 Tanjong Katong Road Singapore 437121
    Telephone: 6297 4747
    Website : http://www.pureland.com.sg
    Email : fosaspore@gmail.com

    Buddhist Fellowship
    2 Telok Blangah St 31,
    #02-00, Singapore 108942.
    Website : http://www.buddhistfellowship.org
    Email :info@buddhistfellowship.org

    Map



    All are welcome
  • May 19
    to
    Sep 15
    By Ruwan Buddhist Society
    HIS Life & HIS Stories
    First thing first, last thing last! Before understanding the Buddha’s teachings, we need to learn about His Life first.

    By understanding the environment before and during the Buddha’s time, we would know more about the Buddha and hence better appreciate His teachings. In this module, you will be introduced to the various backgrounds which prevailed in India during the 7th – 6th century BC. This will be followed by interesting narration and discussion on the life of the Buddha from His birth to His enlightenment till the Maha Parinibbana (The Great Passing away of the Buddha).

    Course Title : HIS Life & HIS Stories
    Course Lecturer : Ven K Somananda
    Venue : Ruwan Buddhist Society
    87 Aida Street (10 mins walk from Bedok MRT)
    Commence Date : 19 May 2012 till 15 Sep 2012 (16 sessions) (No lesson on 14 July and 21 July)
    Day/Time : Every Saturday 3.00 – 5.00 p m Please send your application via e-mail to ruwan.pali@gmail.com or contact Raymond Leongl @ 96819341 for enrolment.

    Content
  • Social, political and religious background which prevailed in India before and during the time of the Buddha
  • Life of the Buddha- birth, childhood, renunciation till Enlightenment
  • Highlights of the Buddha’s 45 years of successful ministry after His Enlightenment
  • About King Bimbisara, Ven Ananda, Devadatta, Anathapindika...etc.
  • the last days of the Buddha, Maha Parinibanna

    About the Lecturer
    Ven Somananda has been in Singapore for more than 15 years. He was a lecturer in a Sri Lankan University and taught Pali Language in the Pali Buddhist College in Singapore. Venerable specializes in Pali Language and is a scholar in this field. He has been teaching Pali Language at various levels and conducting classes on Dhammapada and Basic Buddhism.

    All are welcome
  • May 30
    to
    Jun 03
    By Buddhist Cultural Centre @ Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Dharma Talks by Venerable Jing Bo (in Mandarin)

    Discourse on Perfect Enlightenment




    Dates :
    30 May 2012 (Wednesday) to 3 June 2012 (Sunday)
    Time :
    8 pm to 9.30 pm
    Venue :
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services,
    Shrine Hall
    105 Punggol Road Singapore 546636
    (diagonally opposite Punggol Park, adjacent to Sengkang Fire Station)
    Speaker:
    Venerable Jing Bo
    Nearest MRT Station :
    Buangkok Station (NE 15)
    Bus service numbers:
    80, 82, 87, 88, 89, 119

    Free admission. All are welcome.

    To register for the talk, simply email your name and contact number to email dharma.ed@bcc.org.sg or call 6489 8161 ext 30.

    Nearest MRT Station
    Buangkok (NE15)


    Bus Stop A
    From City, Bedok, Ang Mo Kio, Hougang, Chinatown and World Trade Centre
    Bus No.: 80, 82, 87, 88, 89, 119

    Bus Stop B
    From Sengkang and Punggol
    Bus No.: 80, 82, 87, 88, 89, 119



    All are welcome




     

    June 2012

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Jun 02By Singapore Buddhist Meditation Centre
    One-day Mindfulness Retreat by Venerable Faxun



    Venerable Faxun will be conducting a one-day Mindfulness Retreat at the Singapore Buddhist Meditation Centre on 2 June 2012, Saturday.

    The last retreats in April and March was very well received, with many participants giving positive feedback about the schedule and teaching style. One participant has written a reflective article about her experience, please click here to read it.

    You are warmly invited to come and join us for a day of mindfulness, to recharge and re-energise with spiritual friends.

    Date: 2 June 2012 (Sat)
    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 beverages
    Transport: Pick up services available @ Clementi MRT, from 8.30am (Meeting point: Clementi MRT control station)
    Location : ( taken from Google map here )


    As there are limited spaces, please register by 26 May Click here to register online now. For enquiries, please call Mrs Poh at 9159 5420 or reply to this email info@dharmainaction.net

    Timetable
  • 9.00am-9.15am Registration
  • 9.15am-9.30am Briefing
  • 9.30am-9.45am Opening Puja
  • 9.45am-10.15am Guided Meditation (Calming the Mind)
  • 10.15am-10.30am Walking Meditation
  • 10.30am - 11.00am Meditation (Focusing)
  • 11.15am - 11.30am Break
  • 11.30am - 12.00pm Meditation (Working with Pain)
  • 12.00pm 1.00pm Lunch (Mindful Eating)
  • 1.00pm - 2.00pm Rest
  • 2.00pm - 2.30pm Meditation (Watching the Mind)
  • 2.30pm - 2.45pm Walking Meditation
  • 2.45am - 3.15pm Dharma Talk
  • 3.15am - 3.45pm Meditation (Working with Sleepiness)
  • 3.45pm - 4.00pm Break
  • 4.00pm - 4.15pm Walking Meditation
  • 4.15pm - 4.30pm Determination
  • 4.30pm-5.00pm Sharing


    VENERABLE FAXUN graduated from Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 1989 where she was President of the 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 till 2009, 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. In 2011, Venerable authored the book “One Life, Five Precepts: Buddhist Ethics for Modern Living”. Since then, Venerable has been teaching at various Buddhist centres in Singapore, Malaysia and Western Australia, and contributing articles to Buddhist magazines.



    All are welcome
  • Jun 09
    to
    Aug 25
    The Minding Centre
    The Minding Centre
    Course Updates


    (1) BUDDHIST PSYCHOLOGY COURSE
    The mind, consciousness & well-being. A non-religious exploration with Piya Tan
    Intake 13: 9, 16, 23, 30 Jun 2012 (Sat; 7.00 - 9.00 pm)
    Fees: $160 with course books
    For registration & details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/buddhist-psychology-course/

    Buddhist Psychology course summary:
    Healing yourself: how the mind creates problems: 2 kinds of pain; perception.
    The conscious body: Mind-body interbeing (the 5 aggregates & mental networking)
    The unconscious: Are we really in control, or How can our mind work for us?
    Minding the mind: Mental distractions and the nature of the attention; consciousness.
    The art of loving: Negative emotions & healing emotions; type of love.
    The brain or the mind? Neuroplasticity: how the mind grows the brain; do we need the brain?
    Don't believe everything you think: Mental defences and emotional resilience.
    Non-judgement day is here: Mindfulness in daily life: meditation on the move.
    The still eye of the storm: The brain during meditation; cultivating a still centre.
    Ancient wisdom, modern science: Scientific development in Buddhist Psychology.

    (2) PSYCHOLOGY OF DEATH & LIVING (non-religious)
    Strategies for a happy life.
    Intake 10: 6,13, 20, 27 Jul 2012 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Instructor: Piya Tan
    Course fees: $120 (incl course book)
    For registration & details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/psychology-of-death-living-forthcoming/


    Psychology of Death & Living Course contents:
    "The Last Breath": The last moments of a death row inmate.
    The last 48 hours of life; The four tasks of grief.
    Understand what life really is; Dealing with fear and mental pain
    What happens when we die? Have we lived before, will we live again?
    How we create our own world; Can we communicate with the dead?
    How to "transfer" merit to the dead; The 12 links of life, death, and rebirth Is rebirth immediate or takes 49 days? Good life, good death, good rebirth
    Gods, demons and ghosts: do they exist?
    How not to fear death and dying; The Tibetan Book of the Dead

    (3) 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

    Beginners' Meditation
    Intake 76: Jun 8, 15, 22 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Intake 77: Jul 14, 21, 28 (Sat; 7.00 - 9.00 pm)
    Intake 78: Aug 4, 11, 25 (Sat; 7.00 - 9.00 pm)
    For registration & course details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/beginners-meditation-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
  • Jun 09
    to
    Jun 17
    Le Meridien Khao Lak, Phuket, Thailand. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Executive Retreat with Ajahn Brahm at Le Meridien Khao Lak


    June Retreat is around the corner, time to book your leave and purchase promotional tickets to fly to Phuket for you and your family to attend:

    Date: 9 - 13 June
    Fun & Relaxing Retreat
    This retreat is ideal for individuals who would like to de-stress, relax and have some fun! Ajahn Brahm will provide inspirational talks in the mornings, guided meditation and lots of laughter in the evenings during Q&A sessions. Between the sessions, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beach and Thai rejuvenating spas in the area. The young and active can join the special activities offered by the resort. There will be a special visit to the Khao Lak Orphanage for those interested.


    Date: 13 - 17 June
    The Chill Out Retreat
    This retreat is to literally chill out - experience the inner world of silence. Develop awareness and mindfulness - appreciate inner peace. This is truly bliss! If you have personal issues to resolve, with Ajahn Brahm's guidance and interview sessions, this will be a great opportunity for you to resolve them.

    To book a place, simply fill up the form and mail to us together with your cheque. For more information email us at info@buddhistfellowship.org

    For any of the one retreats, the price is $748 per person (twin-sharing) Extra person $480, Single supplement is $300.

    Child aged 4 years and below is free; Child aged 4 – 12 years old is $250 (sharing bed with parents).

    The EARLY BIRDS will save $30 for registrations by 31 March 2012: $718

    For both retreats, the price is $1,448 per person (twin-sharing)

    The EARLY BIRDS will save $110 for registrations by 31 March 2012: $1,338

    The above will include transport to and fro Phuket airport for arrivals (by 5 pm) on 9 & 13 June and departures (after 5 pm) on 13 & 17 June, breakfast + lunch or dinner each day + coffee break. use of health club, coffee & tea making facility in room, fruit basket in room and meditation sessions in the Ballroom.

    Registrations will close on 13 May 2012.



    All are welcome
    Jun 11
    to
    Jun 14
    By Singapore Buddhist Federation
    Dhamma Talk and 2 day of meditation session by Venerable Bhikkhu Nandisena



    Singapore Buddhist Federation together with Majjhima Dhamma Centre, Wat Ananda Youth and World Fellowship of Buddhists (Singapore Regional Centre) are organising 4 nights of Dhamma Talk and 2 day of meditation session by Venerable Bhikkhu Nandisena at Maha Bodhi School, Performing Art Centre from 11 to 16 Jun 2012.

    Venerable Bhikkhu Nandisena is the Abbot of Dhamma Vihara monastery, spiritual director and religious minister of Buddhism Theravada in Mexico. He is well-versed in the Pali Canon and Abhidhamma. He teaches meditation and was previously trained under the late Venerable Sayadaw U Silananda, a renowned meditation master from Myanmar.

    The title of the talk is Buddhism in Daily Life. The Buddha appeared in the world more than 2500 years ago and His teachings, which He shared out of compassion and loving-kindness for humanity, have been a life medicine and they are still relevant and applicable to our fast-moving and advanced complex modern societies. After all, the cyclical problems in life, such as suffering, aging, sickness and death during our lifetime, have always been the same.

    In these talks, Ven. Nandisena will share various guides which will help us to have a clear understanding of the situation in our lives, and to lighten our selves. He will also share methods that one can leverage upon to obtain a positive perspective of our present situation, as well as methods which we can incorporated into our lives so to achieve harmony with today’s challenges.


    Details are as follows

    Date:
    11 to 14 June 2012 (Monday to Thursday)
    Time:
    7.30 pm to 9.30 pm
    Venue:
    Maha Bodhi School’s Performing Art Centre
    Registration Fee:
    $10 per person (For defraying the cost of organising the talk)*

    Meditation (Instructions will be provided for Beginners)

    Date:
    15 to 16 June 2012 (Friday and Saturday)
    Time:
    9.00 am to 5.00 pm
    Venue:
    Maha Bodhi School’s Performing Art Centre
    Registration Fee:
    $10 per person (For catering of food for both dates)*
    *Free for monks, nuns, students and retirees

    Registration form can be downloaded from Singapore Buddhist Federation’s website: www.buddhist.org.sg/sbf/

    Singapore Buddhist Federation
    59 Lorong 24A Geylang
    Singapore 398583
    Tel: 6744 4635 Fax: 6747 3618
    Email: buddhist@singnet.com.sg

    All are welcome
    Jun 13
    to
    Aug 15
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    Noble 8 Fold Paths By Brother Richard Chia



    Buddhist Fellowship
    2 Telok Blangah St 31,
    #02-00, Singapore 108942.
    Website : http://www.buddhistfellowship.org
    Email :info@buddhistfellowship.org

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    All are welcome
    Jun 16
    to
    Jun 17
    By Buddhist Cultural Centre @ Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    2-Day Meditation Retreat (conducted in Mandarin)




    Dates and Time :
    16 June 2012 (Saturday), 2 pm to 9 pm
    17 June 2012 (Sunday), 9 am to 5 pm
    Venue :
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services, Shrine Hall
    105 Punggol Road S(546636) (diagonally opposite Punggol Park, adjacent to Sengkang Fire Station)
    Instructor :
    Venerable Ji Chi
    Fee :
    $20
    Registration Form :
    http://www.sbws.org.sg/bcc/ApplicationForm_MeditationRetreat_2012.doc
  • Basic meditation (based on breathing meditation) will be taught.
  • Participants must be able to attend the full two-day course.
  • Participants must be able to understand Mandarin.
    For enquiries, please email dharma.ed@bcc.org.sg or call 6489 8161.
    Nearest MRT Station :
    Buangkok Station (NE 15)
    Bus service numbers:
    80, 82, 87, 88, 89, 119
    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
  • Jun 18
    to
    Jun 20
    By Buddhist Cultural Centre @ Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Dharma Talks by Venerable Ji Chi (in Mandarin)
    The Human-Centred Teachings of Buddhism




    Dates :
    18 June 2012 (Monday) to 20 June 2012 (Wednesday)
    Time :
    8 pm to 9.30 pm
    Venue :
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services, Shrine Hall
    105 Punggol Road S(546636)
    (diagonally opposite Punggol Park, adjacent to Sengkang Fire Station)
    Speaker:
    Venerable Ji Chi
    Free Admission. For enquiries, please email dharma.ed@bcc.org.sg or call 6489 8161.


    Nearest MRT Station :
    Buangkok Station (NE 15)
    Bus service numbers:
    80, 82, 87, 88, 89, 119
    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



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