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    July 2012

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Jul 02
    to
    Aug 20
    By Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
    Course: The 48 Great Vows Of Amituofo
    Boundless Blessings For This Life & The Next (2nd Run)




    Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
    Telephone : 6298 3343
    14 Lavender Street
    Singapore 338709
    Register : http://tinyurl.com/dabeiclass
    Email : tpbc@dabei.org.sg


    All are welcome
    Jul 03
    to
    Aug 21
    By Awareness Place
    Course: The Universal Door Of Guanyin Bodhisattva

    From Seeking To Becoming Compassion




    Awareness Place
    Block 231, #03-39 Bras Basah Complex
    Singapore 180231
    (walking distance from Bugis or City Hall MRT).
    Email : sem@kmspks.org
    Telephone : 6336 5067

    All are welcome
    Jul 04Ren Ci Hospital Auditorium 4th Level. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Dealing with the 8 Worldly Concerns that Weights Us Down
    By Jetsunma Tensin Palmo



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

    Map



    Members and Friends Event. By Invitation Only
    Jul 07
    to
    Sep 13
    By Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
    Course: The ‘Magic’ Of Zen: Origins, Legends & Essence (2nd Run)




    Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
    Telephone : 6298 3343
    14 Lavender Street
    Singapore 338709
    Register : http://tinyurl.com/dabeiclass
    Email : tpbc@dabei.org.sg


    All are welcome
    Jul 08
    and
    Jul 11
    .30pm
    to
    9.00pm
    Medicine Buddha Hall Level 2 Pagodas of 10000 Buddhas. Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Public Talk by Chade-Meng Tan : All Natural Organic Self Confidence





    All are welcome
    Jul 05
    to
    Jul 08
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    Talks and Meditation Retreat by Ajahn Brahmali



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

    Map



    All are welcome
    Jul 14
    to
    Sep 15
    By Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
    Course: The Faith Factor: Treatise on Ten Doubts About Pure Land (2nd Run)




    Tai Pei Buddhist Centre
    Telephone : 6298 3343
    14 Lavender Street
    Singapore 338709
    Register : http://tinyurl.com/dabeiclass
    Email : tpbc@dabei.org.sg


    All are welcome
    Jul 22
    7.45pm
    Chui Huay Lim Club. 190 Leng Kee Road Level 2 Ballroom Singapore 380409. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Ajahn Brahm Dharma Talk : "Dealing with Surprises!"



    Venue:
    Chui Huay Lim Club
    190 Leng Kee Road
    Level 2 Ballroom
    Singapore 380409

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

    Map



    Members and Friends Event. By Invitation Only
    Jul 21
    to
    Aug 22
    Saturdays, 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
    Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Ajahn Vimokkha SG Dhamma Tour

    When: 21/07/2012
    Time: 10:30 AM
    Where: Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Organisation: Amitabha Buddhist Centre (44 Lorong 25A Geylang Singapore 388244)
    Event Details:This popular course teaches basic meditation techniques that will help you to understand the workings of your mind better, enabling you to develop a more positive outlook and empowering you to find peace and balance in the midst of the stresses and challenges of daily life.

    During the five sessions, you will learn:
  • The purpose of meditation practice
  • How to develop mental calm and concentration
  • How to develop mindfulness
  • Visualisation techniques
    Suitable for beginners and those with basic knowledge of meditation
    Fee : Free of charge
    Register : here

    Teacher's info: Wee Geok Hua learned meditation from both Mahayana and Theravadian teachers and has done retreats in India, Nepal, Australia and in Singapore. In the midst of the hustle-bustle of duties as a homemaker, a daughter, and a befriender at the hospice she has been able to incorporate meditation into her daily regime.

    Contact Person: Alicia Lee
    Contact Tel/Mobile: 6745 8547
    Contact Email: ziyen@...
    Website: http://www.fpmtabc.org/programmed4beginners.php


    All are welcome
  • Jul 22
    to
    Jul 22
    Dhamma Wisdom Centre
    Ajahn Vimokkha SG Dhamma Tour

    Don't miss this opportunity and start registering yourself Meditation Workshop
    Venue: Dhamma Wisdom Centre
    Address : 27, Jalan Senyum S418151( near Kembamgan MRT )
    Map : Location
    Date : 20 to 22th July (Friday to Sunday)
    Time : 9am till 6pm ( Registration starts 8.45am )
    Lunch will be provided
    Costs: FOC (donations are welcomed to defray the costs of holding the retreat)

    Pls register by replying to this email or via way1966@... with the required info below
    Name :_________________
    Contact No. _______________
    Pls state which day or days attending

    Series of Dhamma Talks @ Dhamma Wisdom Centre
    Venue & Address : same as above
  • 17 Jul (7.30pm - 9.30pm) : Approach to Emptiness
  • 18 Jul (7.30pm - 9.30pm) : Contemplate Emptiness
  • 19 Jul (7.30pm - 9.30pm) : Emptiness as a subject of meditation

    All are welcome
  • Jul 29
    to
    Oct 28
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    Dharma Talks by Venerable Rathansara




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

    Map



    All are welcome




     

    August 2012

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Aug 01By Brahm Centre
    Brahm Centre August Program


    Venue :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
    Aug 02Full Moon in the Chinese Sixth Lunar MonthAsalha Puja or Dhamma Day.





    This commemorates the Buddha's first discourse, the Dhamma-Cakka-Pavattana Sutta (the Discourse on the Turning of the Wheel of Truth) in Sarnath (Isipatana, Benares) - the Deer Park , which he gave to the group of five monks with whom he had practised in the forest for many years. Upon hearing this discourse, one of the monks -- Ven. Kondañña -- gained his first glimpse of Nibbana, thus giving birth to the Noble Sangha. The annual rains retreat (vassa) commences the following day.

    Note: At the end of this first sermon, the Venerable Kondañña became a Sotapanna (a person at the first stage of enlightenment) and then, according to the Commentaries, for example, the Commentary on Vinaya, the other four disciples became Sotapannas, one on each of the four following days. On the first day after the full-moon day in July, the monk Vappa became a Sotapanna; on the second day, Bhaddiya; on the third day, Mahanama; and on the fourth day, Assaji. After they became Sotapannas, they all asked Buddha for ordination. Buddha ordained each of them by calling to them, "Come monks." On the fifth day after the full-moon day, the Buddha assembled them and preached to them this discourse Anatta-lakkhana Sutta. -The Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic (no-soul or anatta)
    ( Note: Try this site which is my favourite explanation for :- NO INNER CORE - ANATTA . By Sayadaw U Silananda )
    Aug 03
    to
    Aug 04
    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    Vassa Entry Programme & Vassa Robe Offering Ceremony







    VASSA ENTRY CEREMONY PROGRAMME

    Date : 3 August 2012 (Friday)
  • 7.45 pm All devotees to be seated
  • 7.50 pm Opening words from the Organiser
  • 8.00pm Invitation to Sayadaw to the Shrine Hall Taking refuge in the Triple Gem Observance of the 5 precepts
  • 8.10 pm
    ~ Invitation to Sayadaw to observe Vassa at VMC
    ~ Offering of flowers to the Sayadaw
    ~ Lighting of candles by Sayadaw
  • 8.15 pm Chanting by Sayadaw to enter Vassa
  • 8.20 pm: Paritta Chanting by Sayadaw & Devotees
  • 8.30 pm Group Sitting Meditation
  • 9.00 pm Sharing of merits
  • 9.10 pm Light Refreshments

    VASSA ROBE OFFERING CEREMONY PROGRAMME

    Date: 4 August 2012 (Saturday)
  • 7.45 pm All devotees to be seated
  • 7.50 pm Opening words from the Organiser
  • 8.00 pm
    ~Invitation to Sayadaw to the Shrine Hall
    ~ Taking refuge in the Triple Gem
    ~ Observance of the 5 precepts
  • 8.15 pm Paritta Chanting by Sayadaw
  • 8.45 pm Dhamma Talk by Sayadaw
  • 9.15 pm Offering of robe/requisites Sharing of merits
  • 9.45 pm Light refreshments for all devotees

    All are welcome
  • Aug 04
    to
    Sep 28
    The Minding Centre
    The Minding Centre
    Course Updates

    (1) BASIC PRACTICAL BUDDHIST COUNSELLING (Non-religious)
  • Why Buddhist counselling?
  • Focuses on positive self-help
  • No need to tell problems to others
  • No medication or expensive therapy
  • Goes down to the root of the problem
  • Focuses on emotional resilience
  • A history of well known case studies
  • Based on 2500 years of practical wisdom
  • Basic Practical Buddhist Counselling
    Intake 11: Aug 10, 17, 24, 31 (Fri)
    Time: 7.30 - 9.30 pm
    Instructor: Piya Tan
    Course fees: $140 (incl course book)
    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
  • * Emotional resilience Beginners' Meditation
    Intake 78: Aug 4, 11, 25 (Sat; 7.00 - 9.00 pm)
    Intake 79: Sep 14, 21, 28 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Course fee: $ 90.00 (per intake)
    For registration & course details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/beginners-meditation-course/

    (3) SATIPATTHANA VIPASSANA (Non-religious)
  • Meditation on body, feelings, mind and reality
  • Calm and insight for head and heart
    Intake 7: Sep 8, 15, 22, 29
    Time: 7.00 - 9.00 pm (Sat)
    Course fees: $120 (incl coursebook)
    Course contents:
  • Body-based meditations: the breath as the door to true peace
  • Feeling-based meditation: overcoming negative emotions
  • Mind-based meditation: the nature of mental hindrances
  • The three brains: how satipatthana relates to our whole being
  • Calming the body & healing the heart: thinking & feeling T
  • he mind can heal itself; it is more than the brain
  • Mindfulness in daily life; present moment awareness
  • Effective attention & environment; reality: virtual & real
  • Meditation dangers: identifying and preventing them
  • Practical methods; guided practice sessions.
    For registration & course details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/meditation-and-the-mind-forthcoming/

    (4) EASY PALI COURSE (ESP)
    Drop-in class, the more committed you are, the easier it becomes Learn the language of early Buddhism to touch the Dharma directly
    Dates: 16 & 30 Aug; 13 & 27 Sep
    Time: 7.30 – 9.00 pm (fortnightly Thu)
    Course fees: By donation (with course notes); registration required
    For registration and course details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/pali-workshop-new/

    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
  • Aug 07By Buddhist Fellowship
    Tuesday Sutta Class



    Venerable Rathansara will be conducting a series of Tuesday Sutta Classes, starting 7 August 2012.

    Note: Brother Piya Tan who has been conducting the Sutta Discovery classes over the past few years. He will be taking sabbatical leave to focus on sutra translations.

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

    Map

    Aug 09
    to
    Aug 11
    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    Metta Day Retreat Programme





    Metta or Loving-Kindness
    towards oneself and others is essential for peaceful and harmonious
    living, here and now. Metta protects one from dangers and disasters.
    It is also an antidote for anger and cultivates forgiveness.

    Come and learn!
    This 3-day retreat program focuses on the development of Loving
    Kindness in the sitting and walking postures with guided programs by experienced teacher as followed:
  • 9 Aug 12 (Thurs) – Metta Meditation Instruction
  • 10 & 11 Aug 2012 (Fri & Sat) – Dhamma Talks & Interviews

    Time:
    9am – 5pm
    Medium: (Burmese & English)
    To register, please text name to Padumini @ 96705776

    All are welcome
  • Aug 28
    to
    Oct 20
    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 5

    Course Conductor by Shen Shi'an





    All are welcome
    Aug 25By Poh Ming Tse Temple (PMT)
    Buddhist Rituals Symposium: What, Why and How
    By Khenpo Zangpo Bodh, Venerable Rathanasara, Venerable Wei Wu, Mr. Vijaya Samarawickrama






    Date:
    25 Aug 2012 Saturday
    Day:
    Sat
    Time:
    9am -5.30pm
    Course Dana:
    SGD 30 Lunch Included
    Number of students:
    300

    Poh Ming Tse Temple
    438 Dunearn Road
    Singapore 289613
    Website http://www.pmt.org.sg/
    Tel: 6466 0785
    Fax: 6467 7810
    Email: pmt@pmt.org.sg

    All are welcome
    Aug 31By Dharma Drum Singapore
    Dharma talk on "Diamond Sutra" (in Mandarin)



    Event : (3 sessions)
    Date : 31 August (Fri), 1 Sept (Sat) and 2 Sept 2012 (Sun)
    Time : 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Venue : 100A Duxton Road
    If you are interested, please call 67355900 to register. For more details, kindly refer to attached poster.
    For DDS other events, please click here: http://www.ddsingapore.org/events

    All are welcome
    Aug 31Full 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.



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