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    March 2013

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    Dalai Lama - What surprised him most





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    Mar 01By Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    Basic Buddhism Course - Exploring Buddhism


    Date: every Sunday for 20 weeks starting 24 Feb 2013
    Time: 11.45 am to 12.45 pm
    Venue: Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society

    BDMS has just started a new Basic Buddhism Course, which will be conducted at 11:45am every Sunday after our regular Sunday service.

    The course is taught by Bhante Dhammika, and is based on his book All About Buddhism.

    This will be an excellent opportunity to learn the central teachings of the Buddha and the Buddha’s view of life.

    If you are interested please come down this Sunday to register and join in the class. The regular Sunday service starts at 10am. The course starts at 11:45am.
    Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    567A Balestier Road
    Singapore 329884
    Tel: +65 6352 2859
    Web Address: http://www.bdmsociety.com
    Email : info@bdms.org.sg

    All are welcome
    Mar 03, 10 & 17By Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    Bhante Dhammika talks:
    ‘Yogis, Swamis and Monks’



    Bhante Dhammika will give a series of talks titled ‘Yogis, Swamis and Monks’. These talks will look at the strange and interesting ascetics who lived in India at the time of the Buddha, the meditations and yogic exercises they practiced and the psychic powers they attained.
    Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    567A Balestier Road
    Singapore 329884
    Tel: +65 6352 2859
    Web Address: http://www.bdmsociety.com
    Email : info@bdms.org.sg

    All are welcome
    Mar 05By Buddhist Cultural Centre @ Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Vimalakirtinirdesa Sutra Class (in Mandarin)




    Date :
    Every Tuesday, starting on 5 March 2013
    Time :
    8 pm to 9.30 pm
    Venue :
    Yen Pei Building, Level 4
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    105 Punggol Road S(546636)
    (diagonally opposite Punggol Park, adjacent to Sengkang Fire Station)

    Location Map:
    http://www.sbws.org.sg/pics/6a_map.gif

    Instructor:
    Mr. Zheng Zixiong

    Free admission. All are welcome.

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

    Nearest MRT Station
    Buangkok (NE15)


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

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



    All are welcome
    Mar 07By Buddhist Fellowship
    Ajahn Brahm's Dharma Talks: Meditation & Mindfulness



    Venue: Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Hall of No Form ( 4th Level )
    88 Bright Hill Drive
    Singapore 574117

    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
    Mar 15
    to
    Mar 21
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    Sri Langka Tour


    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
    Mar 16By Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    Ajahn Cagino's talk in Mandarin: What is Theraveda Buddhism?



    Date: 16 March 2013
    Time: 7.30 pm
    Venue: Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society

    Biography of Speaker

    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.


    Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    567A Balestier Road
    Singapore 329884
    Tel: +65 6352 2859
    Web Address: http://www.bdmsociety.com
    Email : info@bdms.org.sg

    All are welcome
    Mar 23
    to
    Mar 31
    Aloha Changi Resort, Ferry Point Chalet 5. By Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa Special Retreat




    Date:
    23 to 31 March 2013
    Teacher :
    Ovadacariya Sayadaw U Panditabhivamsa
    Venue :
    Aloha Changi Resort, Ferry Point Chalet 5
    Registration Fee :
    By Donation
    Closing Date :
    17 Mar 2012


    Website :
    www.vmc128.8m.com

    Email:
    vmckm@singnet.com.sg



    All are welcome
    Mar 28
    to
    Apr 01
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    India Golden Triangle


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

    Map



    All are welcome
    Mar 15
    to
    Mar 21
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    Sri Langka Tour


    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
    Mar 20By Buddhist Fellowship
    Ajahn Brahm's talk on "Fixing Troubled Relationships"



    Venue: Chui Huay Lim Club
    190 Keng Lee Road
    Level 2 Ballroom
    Singapore 308409

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

    Map



    All are welcome



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    April 2013

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Apr 04
    to
    Apr 25
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    April 2013 Program



    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
    Apr 12
    to
    May 25
    The Minding Centre
    The Minding Centre
    Course Updates


    (1) Psychology of Death & Living (Non-religious)

    Who should attend this course?

    Teachers, supervisors, managers, care-givers, counsellors & anyone interested in true lasting happiness, & meaning and purpose of life, that is, anyone who is living.

    Intake 12:
    5, 12, 19, 26 Apr 2013 (Fri; 7.30 -9.30 pm)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan
    Course fees:
    $130.00 (incl coursebook)
    Course summary:
  • "The Last Breath" the last moments of a death row inmate
  • The last 48 hours of life
  • Dealing with loss of a loved one
  • Dealing with fear and mental pain
  • What happens when we die?
  • Can we communicate with the dead?
  • How to "transfer" merit to the dead
  • Is rebirth immediate or takes 49 days?
  • Gods, demons and ghosts: do they exist?
  • The Tibetan Book of the Dead
    For details & registration: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/psychology-of-death-living-forthcoming/

    (2) Beginners' Meditation (Non-religious)

    Small-group sessions (5-15 people), recommended for those 15 years and above.
    LEARN TO MEDITATE BEFORE YOU MUST

    Course fee:
    $100.00 (per intake)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan
    Intake 86:
    Apr 13, 20, 27 (Sat 7.00 - 9.00 pm)
    Intake 87:
    May 10, 17, 31 (Fri 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Benefits of meditation:
  • * Relax & de-stress
  • * Deep rest & improve sleep quality
  • * Increase attention span
  • * Get well faster
  • * Emotional resilience
    For details & registration: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/buddhist-meditation-non-religious/beginners-meditation-course/

    (3) Satipatthana Vipassana (Non-religious)
  • Meditation on body, feelings, mind and reality
  • Calm and insight for head and heart, theory and practice

    MEDITATION IS INNER PEACE, NOT JUST A METHOD

    Recommended as foundation for practice especially if you have learned meditation or plan to take it up

    Date:
    4, 11, 18, 25 May 2013
    Time:
    7.00 - 9.00 pm (Sat)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan
    Course fees:
    $130 (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
  • The 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/buddhist-meditation-non-religious/meditation-and-the-mind-forthcoming/

    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
  • Apr 24By Buddhist Cultural Centre @ Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Dharma Talks by Venerable Zhi Hai:
    Towards the Perfect Human Life (in Mandarin)




    Topic :
    Towards the Perfect Human Life
    Date :
    24 April 2013 (Wednesday) to 28 April 2013 (Sunday)
    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)
    Nearest MRT Station :
    Buangkok Station (NE 15)
    Bus service numbers :
    80, 82, 87, 88, 89, 119

    Speaker:
    Venerable Zhi Hai (Abbot of Sheng Shui Monastery, Sichuan)

    Free admission. All are welcome.

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

    Nearest MRT Station
    Buangkok (NE15)


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

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



    All are welcome



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