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    November 2012

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Nov 03
    to
    Nov 04
    Hotel Istana, 73 Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur. By Buddhist Gem Fellowship, Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia and Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia
    World Buddhist Conference 2012
    Transcending Negative Emotions – Creating Happiness and Well-being in Our Lives



    A core teaching of the Buddha is that “We are what we think.” Happiness and sorrow are our own responsibility. We are not helpless victims of unchangeable negative emotions. If we train our mind properly, happiness will be the result.

    Find out how the Buddha’s teachings are relevant to you in the modern world today! Come and learn from world-renowned Buddhist teachers about how you can develop true happiness and well-being in everyday life. Throughout the two-day Conference, there are a total of 10 speakers, who are representing the three main Buddhist traditions of Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana.


    Date: Saturday & Sunday, 3 & 4 November 2012
    Time: 9am – 6pm (Saturday); 8.30am – 6.30pm (Sunday)
    Venue: Hotel Istana, 73 Jalan Raja Chulan, 50200 Kuala Lumpur
    Theme: Transcending Negative Emotions – Creating Happiness and Well-being in Our Lives

    During the two-day Conference, we will learn the following sessions on how we can develop true happiness and well-being in our everyday lives:

    Session I Cultivating Positive Emotions in Society
    Session II Transcending Fear & Anxiety Through Compassion
    Session III Developing a Flourishing Mind for Social Well-being
    Session IV Transforming Negative Emotions by H.H. The 14th Dalai Lama (DVD)
    Session V Creating Conditions for a Peaceful Death
    Session VI Forum: Transcending Ordinary Happiness into Spiritual Well-being

    The Conference Fee (which includes lunch and refreshments on both days) is RM380 for adults, RM270 for students.

    This Conference is organised by Buddhist Gem Fellowship, Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia and Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia, supported by various Buddhist organisations in Malaysia and the World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth.

    For registration or further enquiries, please visit the official website www.wbc.my or contact the Secretariat at +603-7804 9154 / 9157 during office hours, or email to wbc@ybam.org.my.

    Sign Up today!

    All are welcome
    Nov 05
    to
    Nov 15
    By Tai Pei Buddhist Organization
    Buddhist India Pilgrimage




    All are welcome
    Nov 08
    to
    Dec 29
    By Brahm Centre
    Bhutan Happiness Tour


    You are invited to join Brahm Centre's tours to Bhutan end of the year!

    A once in a lifetime experience to visit the unspoilt beautiful secluded country in the Himalayas . .

    Attached is the itinerary and registration form.

    You can register at BF or at Brahm Centre. Although you are required to become a member of Brahm Centre to join the tour, the membership is FREE. You just need to fill in the membership form.

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

    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
    Nov 14
    and
    Nov 28
    Buddhist Fellowship Centre, Dhamma Hall. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Metta Round The World
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    Open Heart - Cultivating Universal Loving Kindness
    By Venerable Tenzin Palzang 14 November 2012
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    The Power of Metta
    By Venerable Mahinda 29 November 2012



    Buddhist Fellowship is one of the co-organisers of Metta Round The World (MRTW) - a project inspired by Venerable Mahinda, the Founder and Spiritual Director of Aloka Foundation.

    A global initiative to connect like-minded peace-loving people based on the cultivation of Metta (Loving Kindness/Compassionate Love), the intention of MRTW is to harness the collective energy to heal the negativity and suffering in the world.

    In connection with MRTW, we have scheduled two special talks in November, namely 14 November 2012 and 28 November 2012.

    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
    Nov 24 By Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony






    Website : www.vmc128.8m.com
    Email: vmckm@singnet.com.sg



    All are welcome
    Nov 29
    to
    Dec 04
    Holiday Inn Resort Batam, Indonesia. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Ajahn Brahmali's Retreat
    Meditation & Reflection Retreat


    We are approaching the year-end and will need to revitalise our mind and body for the coming new year. Please be informed that Buddhist Fellowship is organising a Meditation & Reflection Retreat @ Batam with Ajahn Brahmali from 29 November to 4 December 2012 at Holiday Inn Resort Batam, Indonesia.

    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



     

    December 2012

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Dec 14By Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    Talk by Phra Pandit Cittasamvaro

    Date: Friday 14 December
    Time: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
    Venue: Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society,
    567A Balestier Road Singapore 329884

    WHAT? "The Cake Without the Calories"

    People ask what they can get out of meditation; talk on what to give up is not so popular. But you won't have space in your life until you let go some of the filling. WHO? Phra Pandit Cittasamvaro (Phra Pandit)

    A British monk of the Theravada tradition. Ordained as a Bhikkhu in Thailand since 1996, he led Bangkok’s only English-speaking Dhamma group through the "Little Bangkok Sangha" over the last five years. Apart from Dhamma and meditation, his interests include Psychology and faerie tales.

    A calorie-free Dhamma talk. Cakes would not be served before, during nor after the session.

    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
    Dec 18
    to
    Jan 22
    By Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre
    Introduction to Mahayanese Buddhism (1) Knowing Guan Yin: Theory and Practices


    Guan Yin is a bodhisattva familiar to all Chinese. Yet while we are familiar with this bodhisattva, how much does one know about her? This 6-weeks course will lead you into an in-depth study of Guan Yin and the related sutras (Universal Gate Sutra) and practices.
    Date : 18/12/12 to 22/1/13(Every Tuesdays)
    Time: 8pm – 9.30pm
    Course Fee: Member $20, Non-member $25
    Duration: 6 weeks
    Venue: Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre (Cheng Beng Buddhist Society)
    20-24 Lor 27A Geylang Road S(388112)
    Telephone : 6748-5132
    Fax : 6748-9542
    Instructor : Venerable Faxun
    As there are limited spaces,please register by 10 December 2012. Click here to register online now.

    Biography of Venerable Faxun

    Born in Singapore, Venerable Fa Xun graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic where she was President of its Buddhist Society. In 1992 she was ordained in Taiwan by Venerable Wu Yin of Luminary Bhikshuni Sangha, where she also went through five years of monastic training in the institute. Upon completion of her monastic training, she returned to Singapore and 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 University of Western Australia and 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”. Currently Venerable is doing her Master in Art (Applied Buddhist Studies) at Nan Tien Institute in Australia. She also teaches at various Buddhist centres in Singapore, Malaysia and Western Australia, and contributing articles to Buddhist magazines and academic journals.

    All are welcome
    Dec 20
    to
    Dec 30
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    Walk in the Footsteps of the Buddha - Pilgrimage


    A visit to the holy sites brings the Dhamma alive - stepping on the grounds that Prince Siddhartha was born and where he gained Enlightenment, turned the Wheel of Dhamma and passing into Pari-Nibbana.

    Buddhist Fellowship’s 2012 pilgrimage In the Footsteps of the Buddha will be held from 20 – 30 December 2012.

    The itinerary includes the 4 major Buddhist pilgrimage sites (Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath, Kushinagar), Rajgir, Nalanda University, Sravasti:

  • 20 Dec (Thurs) Flight to Kolkata
  • 21 Dec (Fri) Kolkata (Victoria Memorial, Park Street, Dalhousie Square). Overnight train to Varanasi
  • 22 Dec (Sat) Varanasi (Dhamekh Stupa, Sarnath, Museum)
  • 23 Dec (Sun) Varanasi / Sravasti (Boat ride, Sunrise, Jethvan, Angulimaal Stupa)
  • 24 Dec (Mon) Sravasti / Lumbini (Sacred Garden, Mayadevi Temple, Holy Pond)
  • 25 Dec (Tues) Lumbini / Kushinagar (Rambhar Stupa, Mahaparinirwaan Temple)
  • 26 Dec (Wed) Kushinagar / Vaishali (Keseriya Stupa, Ashokan Pillar, Relic Stupa)
  • 27 Dec (Thurs) Vaishali / Rajgir (Venuvana, Vulture’s Peak, Nalanda Ruins, Museum)
  • 28 Dec (Fri) Rajgir / Bodhgaya (Mahabodhi Temple)
  • 29 Dec (Sat) Bodhgaya (Sujata Village, 85 Feet Buddha Status and Various monasteries, Mahabodhi Temple)
  • 30 Dec (Sun) Bodhgaya/Kolkatta/Singapore ,

    Cost includes :
  • 1. Return air tickets inclusive of taxes
  • 2. Accommodation on twin sharing basis in 3-star hotels
  • 3. All tours, local transfers including train, sightseeing in air-conditioned coach
  • 4. English speaking guide
  • 5. All meals
  • 6. Entrance fees to monuments
  • 7. 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day

    Itinerary is subject to change.
    Packages does not include :
  • 1. Visa Application fees for both India and Nepal. Submission of passport to BF on a date to be advised. Members can also apply individually at Mustafa Travel in Serangoon.
  • 2. Personal expenses (eg mini bar consumption, telephone charges, laundry, tips to guide and driver etc)
  • 3. Any other services or expenses not mentioned above.

    Early Bird: $2,280 for sign-ups by 31 August 2012.

    Normal Price: $2,380 for sign up from (1 September to 10 November 2012)

    Please register ASAP to confirm your place and have a spiritual journey in the footsteps of the Buddha!

    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
  • Dec 20
    to
    Dec 23
    By Mangala Vihara Youth Circle and Dharma Drum Mountain Youth Camp
    Youth Camps

    CAMP UPEKKHA - Be the spark that lights the dark
    Mangala Vihara Youth Circle





    20-23 Dec 2012 @ Camp Christine
    For youths aged 13-29
    Fees: $35 (public), $30 (members)
    Register by 15 Dec, 5pm
    For enquiries, call Lyn at 97500170

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    CAMP UPEKKHA - Be the spark that lights the dark
    Mangala Vihara Youth Circle




    20-23 Dec 2012 @ Camp Christine
    For youths aged 13-29
    Fees: $35 (public), $30 (members)
    Register by 15 Dec, 5pm
    For enquiries, call Lyn at 97500170

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    LET’S ROCK
    Dharma Drum Mountain Youth Camp



    21-24 Dec 2012 @ Poh Ern Shih
    DDM has invited 3 Venerables from Dharma Drum Mountain Taiwan
    to come to Singapore to guide this camp.
    Fees: $100 (includes meals and lodgings)
    Enquiries: 6735 5900, ddrum@singnet.com.sg

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    All are welcome
    Dec 23
    10.30am
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    For Those Who Want To See The Buddha
    By Venerable U Revata



    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
    Dec 29By Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre (Cheng Beng Buddhist Society)
    One-Day Mindfulness Course for Absolute Beginners
    Search Inside Yourself By Venerable Faxun




    Date: 29 Dec 2012 (Sat)
    Time: 9.30am to 11.30am, 2pm to 4pm
    Course Fee: Member - $5 , Non-member - $6, Student - FOC
    Venue: Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre (Cheng Beng Buddhist Society)
    Add: 20-24 Lor 27A Geylang Road S(388112)
    Tel: 6748-5132
    Fax: 6748-9542

    Click to register online here

    All are welcome
    Dec 31By Buddhist Fellowship
    Metta 2013 Countdown



    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


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