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    September 2013

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Sep 07Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre
    Kagyud Buddhist Seminar
    Buddhism In Our Daily Lives




    Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre
    Address :
    38 Lorong 22 Geylang
    Singapore 398695
    Website :http://www.karma-kagyud.org.sg/
    Email :
    tkkbcs@karma-kagyud.org.sg
    Tel:
    6749 1103 / 6741 0935
    Fax:
    6744 2302

    All are welcome
    Sep 07
    to
    Sep 15
    Palelai Buddhist Temple. By Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    9 days Vipassana Retreat








    Date :7 Sep to 15 Sep 2013
    Venue :Palelai Buddhist Temple
    49 Bedok Walk, Singapore
    Teachers : Venerable Pannananda & Venerable Tejanana

    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    251 Lavender Street
    Singapore 338789.
    Website: http://vmc128.8m.com
    e-mail:vmckm@singnet.com.sg
    Tel: 6 445 3984

    All are welcome
    Sep 12
    to
    Nov 07
    Tai Buddhist Centre. By Singapore Tai Pei Organisations
    Module 2 :The 48 Great Vows Of Amituofo: Boundless Blessings For This Life & The Next (Run 3)





    Date :
    12 September 2013 to 07 November 2013
    Time :
    7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Registration :
    online form 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
    Sep 13
    to
    Dec 14
    The Minding Centre
    The Minding Centre
    Course Updates


    (1) Beginners' Meditation (Non-religious):
    For details.
    Small-group sessions (5-15 people), recommended for those 15 years and above.
    Learn to meditate before you need to.
    Course fee:
    $100.00 (per intake)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan
    Intake 91:
    Sep 13, 20, 27 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Intake 92:
    Oct 5, 12, 19 (Sat; 7.00 - 9.00 pm)
    Intake 93:
    Nov 1, 8, 15 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)
    Intake 94:
    Dec 6, 13, 20 (Fri; 7.30 - 9.30 pm)

    Benefits of meditation (excerpts):
  • * Relax, deep rest & de-stress
  • * Increase attention span (esp for students)
  • * Get well faster
  • * Emotional resilience

    For details & registration: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/buddhist-meditation-non-religious/beginners-meditation-course/

    (2) Dhyana for Beginners (Non-religious)
    (new). For details.

    Meditation & bliss workshop on the full Breath Meditation: Practice & theory Whether or not we attain dhyana, meditation can be blissful, healing , liberating.
    Dates:
    Sep 14, 21, 28 (Sat; 7.00 - 9.00 pm)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan
    Fees:
    $120 (incl coursebook) For registration & details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/buddhist-meditation-non-religious/dhyana-for-beginners/

    (3) Satipatthana Vipassana (Non-religious):
    For details.
    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


    Intake 9:
    Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
    Time:
    7.30 - 9.30 pm (Fri)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan
    Course fees:
    $130 (incl coursebook)
    Course contents:


    Samatha & Vipassana:
    calm & insight in mindfulness training and liberation
    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/

    (4) Intermediate Meditation (Non-religious):
    For details.
    Follow-up to Beginners' Meditation Course: learn deeper focus and peace.


    Intake 16:
    Nov 22, 29 (Fri; 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm)
    Course fee:
    $ 100.00
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan
    For registration & details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/intermediate-meditation-course/

    (5) Psychology of Death & Living (Non-religious):
    For details
    Strategies for a happy life.

    Intake 13:
    Oct 26; Nov 2, 9, 16 (Sat; 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)
    Course fees:
    $ 130.00 (incl coursebook)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan
    For registration & details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/psychology-of-death-living-forthcoming/

    (6) Buddhist Counselling Psychology:
    For details.
    Self-listening leads to self-knowledge and self-therapy that empower us to help and heal others, to counsel and communicate with our loved ones, family, work-place, and group.

    Intake 1:
    Nov 23, 30; Dec 7, 14 (Sat; 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm)
    Course fees:
    $ 140.00 (incl coursebook)
    Instructor:
    Piya Tan
    For registration & details: http://themindingcentre.org/wp/practical-buddhist-counselling-course-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
  • Jul 15
    to
    Dec 15
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Heart Sutra Workshop
    By Venerable Chuan Guan







    All are welcome
    Sep 16
    to
    Nov 11
    Tai Buddhist Centre. By Singapore Tai Pei Organisations
    The Mindfulness Factor: How To Be Mindful Of Buddha Purely





    Date :
    16 September 2013 to 11 November 2013
    Time :
    7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Registration :
    online form 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
    Sep 17
    to
    Nov 19
    Tai Buddhist Centre. By Singapore Tai Pei Organisations
    108 Zen Stories: Illustrated & Demystified (2nd Run)





    Date :
    19 September 2013 to 19 November 2013
    Time :
    7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Registration :
    online form 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
    Sep 21
    to
    Nov 30
    Tai Buddhist Centre. By Singapore Tai Pei Organisations
    Understanding Amituofo Via The Amitabha Sutra (12th Run)





    Date :
    21 September 2013 to 30 November 2013
    Time :
    10.00am to 12.30pm
    Registration :
    online form 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



     

    October 2013

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Oct 05
    to
    26
    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    Meditation Course for Beginners




    Teacher : Sayadaw U Tejanana
    Dates : 05, 12, 19 and 26 October 2013
    Venue: Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    251 Lavender Street. Singapore 338789.
    Email: vmckm@singnet.com.sg
    Tel: 6445 3984

    All are welcome
    Oct 13Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    3 Refuges 5 Precepts Preparatory Class and Ceremony





    Going for refuge to the Triple Gem — the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha — is the door of entrance to the Buddha's teaching. It means to accept the Triple Gem and the Buddhist teachings as the path that one wants to take in life. Then we proceed further by applying the teaching into actual practice by taking the precepts.

    Precepts are basic guidelines of moral conduct to help a Buddhist cultivate positive conduct. Taking precepts helps one to develop mindfulness by being aware of our feelings and various states of mind thereby restraining one from committing unwholesome acts. It also trains our patience to endure disagreeable circumstances without dissatisfaction and dejection.

    Get details on how you can take the 3 Refuges and 5 Precepts.

    Venue: Ven. Hong Choon Memorial Hall, Level 4 @ Hall of No Form
    Date: 13 Oct 2013
    Reporting / Briefing: 12:30 pm
    Actual Ceremony: 1 pm
    Registration Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Reception
    from 3 Sep to 12 Oct 2013, 9 am to 4 pm at Front Office
    Enquiries: 6849 5300
    Email: sem@kmspks.org

    Preparatory Course for 3 Refuges and 5 Pecepts
    Venue: Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall, Level 1, Room 8
    Date: 13 Oct 2013 ( Sunday ) @ 9:30 am to 11:00 am

    All are welcome
    Oct 15Singapore Expo Max Atria Level 2. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Forum: Investigating The Effects of Past Lives On Present Life





    Date: 15 October 2013 ( Tuesday )
    Time: 6.30pm to 9.30pm
    Speakers: Ajahn Brahm and Dr Peter Mack
    Venue: Singapore Expo Max Atria Level 2
    Garenet Room ( Near Hall 2 and 3 )
    General Admission: $15 ( free seating )
    Buy your tickets at Sistic online

    One person registration : $80
    Couple registration : $140
    Four persons registration : $260

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

    Map



    All are welcome
    Oct 18Full Moon in October
    Abhidhamma Day
    The Festival of Lights



    The Full Moon Day of Thadingyut (October) is
    of special significance to the Buddhists, not because it
    is the end of the Rains Retreat (Vassa ) but because it
    highlights one of the most important events in the life
    of Gotama Buddha.

    According to Buddhist chronicles, the Tathagata
    or Buddha, the Enlightened One, went to the Tavatimsa
    Heaven to preach Abhidhamma (Higher Subtleties of
    the Dhamma) to His mother, who passed away seven
    days after His birth and was reborn in the Tusita Heaven
    as a Deva called Santussita.

    The Buddha propounded Abhidhamma for the
    first time there in the presence of Santussita and other
    Devas for 90 days. At the end of the Rains Retreat
    (Vassa) i.e. on the Full Moon Day of Thadingyut, the
    Tathagata descended to earth (to the human abode) at
    the city of Sankassa.

    Now Buddhists observe Abhidhamma Day annually
    in commemoration of the Buddha’s return from
    the abode of celestials to that of human beings. It is a
    significant religious occasion as the Abhidhamma is
    really the golden knowledge which will help one to discard
    wrong views and to acquire the right views for
    one’s total liberation from all miseries. Buddhists offer
    lights to the Buddha image and perform meritorious
    deeds on this day in accordance with the tradition which
    has been upheld since the life time of the Buddha.

    The Festival of Lights in the month of
    Thadingyut (October) may seem an occasion for
    rejoicing and merry-making but in essence, it is an
    auspicious occasion for spiritual delight and merit
    making.


    All are welcome



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