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    November 2013

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Nov 06By Nus-Greater-Good-Series
    NUS Greater Good Series Conference: Mindfulness - What is the Buzz?





    Date:
    6 November 2013
    Time:
    7pm - 9.30pm
    Venue:
    University Cultural Centre
    50 Kent Ridge Crescent,
    Singapore 119279
    Register here


    All are welcome
    Nov 16Buddhist Fellowship West Centre. By Buddhist Fellowship
    AJAHN SUJATO DHAMMA TALK:
    Dhamma Talk: Timeless - How Stepping Outside of Time Helps You to be on Time





    Dhamma Talk: Timeless - How Stepping Outside of Time Helps You to be on Time
    Date: Sat, 16 November 2013
    Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Venue: Buddhist Fellowship West Centre
    Fee: nil, by donation
    Registration is required

    Our lives are increasingly constrained within more and more narrow slices of time. Remember the days when people would just sit on their porch and slowly watch as the sun went down? Didn't think so! Meditation offers us a space to step outside the hustle and bustle, and to enter into a space where time has no meaning. Through love, awareness, and acceptance, we come to a saner and healthier relationship with time.

    ABOUT AJAHN SUJATO Bhante Sujato (1966-) was born in Perth and raised in a liberal Catholic family. After dropping out of University he played music, notably in the indie folk-pop band Martha’s Vineyard. In 1992 he travelled to Thailand, ostensibly as a tourist, but actually in search of a new direction. He entered an intensive vipassana retreat at Wat Ram Poeng in Chieng Mai, after which he knew that this would be his path.

    A year later, he ended up at Wat Nanachat, where he took novice (samanera) ordination and, on 5/5/1994, full ordination as a bhikkhu. In Thailand, he stayed mainly at Poo Jorm Gorm, a remote hermitage attached to Wat Nanachat. From the little-known Thai monk Ajahn Maha Chatchai he learnt the practice of Metta or loving-kindness meditation, which still forms the backbone of his own meditation and teaching. In 1996 he returned to Perth, and sent three years at Bodhinyana Monastery practising under Ajahn Brahm, who he considers his primary teacher. He left Bodhinyana in 1999 and spent three years in isolated hermitages in Malaysia and Thailand.

    In 2003, Bhante Sujato came to the Coalmines Road property, where he established Santi Forest Monastery and has overseen its development.

    As well as being a meditator and teacher, Bhante Sujato is a scholar of early Buddhism, with several books and essays of original and often groundbreaking research. He contributes to Buddhism in Australia through a wide variety of forums and organizations, including the Australian Sangha Association, Federation of Australian Buddhist Councils, Australian Partnership of Religious Organizations, Australian Association of Buddhist Councillors and Psychotherapists, Australasian Association of Buddhist Studies, and Australian Religious Response to Climate Change.


    REGISTRATION
    Registration fee: by donation
    online registration at www.buddhistfellowship.eventbrite.sg
    or call the office at +65 6278 0900
    registration opens on 18 October 2013
    all are welcome to join

    Location: BF West Centre



    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 17Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    Kathina Robe Offering 2013








    All are welcome
    Nov 27
    to
    Dec 06
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    India Pilgrimage with Taj Mahal & Agra Fort led by Sangha Member




    Buddhist Fellowship is organising India Pilgrimage for the 12th time this year! It is an improved itinerary which includes a domestic flight with international flight by Singapore Airlines. We will be organising two talks and a FAQ session for this pilgrimage to be held on Sunday, 25 August at 1pm at BF West and Sunday, 1 September at 1pm at BF East @Mitra. Please register for the free talks.


    Newly added in the itinerary:

    Sattapanni Caves, Dhongra Hill, Uruvela Forest, Taj Mahal and Agra Fort

    ITINERARY
  • •Delhi: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort
  • •Sravasti: Jetavana Grove, Angulimala Stupa
  • •Lumbini: Sacred Garden, Mayadevi Temple, Holy Pond
  • •Kushinagar: Rambhar Stupa, Mahapariniwaan Temple
  • •Vaishali: Relic Stupa, Ananda Stupa, Keseriya Stupa
  • •Nalanda: Asoka Stupa, Nalanda University Ruins, Museum, King Bimbisara Jail
  • •Ragjir: Veluvana (Bamboo Grove), Vulture's Peak, Sattapanni Cave
  • •Bodhagaya: Dhongra Hill, Mahabodhi Temple, Uruvela Forest
  • •Varanasi: Sarnath, Dhamek Stupa, Dharmarajika Stupa, Asokan Pillar, Museum, Holy River Gange, Kashi Vishwanath Temple

    EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION BY 15 SEPTEMBER 2013

    Twin Sharing:
    S$2,398 per person
    Single Occupancy:
    S$2,848 per person
  • - fly by Singapore Airlines
  • - one domestic flight
  • - new improved itinerary
  • - early bird prices!

    Free Talks for India Pilgrimage:

    Date :
    25 August 2013 at BF West (register here)
    Date :
    September 2013 at BF East (register here)
    Trip Details, Poster and Registration (register here)

    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 29
    to
    Dec 01
    By Buddhist Youth Forum
    1st Buddhist Youth Forum






    Objectives
  • To cultivate and encourage young Buddhist scholars to participate in the research on Humanistic Buddhism in relation to personal and social issues.
  • To study the significant role and function of Humanistic Buddhism in purifying, improving and solving the contemporary social issues in our life.
  • To raise the happiness index of people and build a harmonious country.

    Who can attend?

  • Tertiary Youth
  • Lecturers and Professors aged 40 and below
  • Working Youths aged 40 and below

    Venue: Fo Guang Shan Singapore
    1 Punggol Place Singapore 828844

    We encourage young Buddhist scholars to participate in the research on Humanistic Buddhism in relation to personal and social issue.

    Happiness and Peace Topics to explore are:
  • 1. Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s Humanistic Buddhism
  • 2. Chinese Buddhism: Past, Present and Future

    See more topics under Participation Now!

    Remember, submit your Abstract via Online or email to yad@blia.sg by 1 July 2013 for shortlisting.

    Organisers:
    Fo Guang Shan Education Council & Fo Guang Shan Singapore

    Co-Organisers:
    Buddha's Light Association Singapore

    All are welcome



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    December 2013

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Dec 02
    to
    Dec 11
    By Buddhist Fellowship, Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society , Buddhist Library , The, Palelai Buddhist Temple, Pure Land Marketing
    Venerable Thubten Chodron's 2013 Teaching Programme




    2 days Retreat: "Taming the Mind"
    Online registration by 30 November 2013
    Website : http://www.buddhistfellowship.eventbrite.sg
    Email :info@buddhistfellowship.org

    Pureland Marketing
    360 Tanjong Katong Road
    Singapore 437121
    Email :enquiry@pureland.com.sg

    Tel : 65-62974747, 62974646
    Fax : 62974774


    All are welcome
    Dec 05By Buddhist Fellowship
    Ven Thubten Chodron Teaching Program in Singapore:
    Dhamma Talk: The Power of Forgiveness





    Dhamma Talk: The Power of Forgiveness
    Date: 5 December 2013
    Time: 7.30pm to 9pm
    Venue: Buddhist Fellowship East Centre
    Fee: nil, by donation
    Registration is required

    "An eye for an eye, a tooth for a tooth." Are anger and vengence the only ways to respond when we experience harm? Join Ven Chodron as she shares on how the practice of forgiveness can help us to heal from harm and free us from contributing to continuing cycle of violence.

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

    In 1975, she attended a meditation course given by Ven. Lama Yeshe and Ven. Zopa Rinpoche, and subsequently went to Kopan Monastery in Nepal to continue to study and practice Buddha's teachings. In 1977, she received the sramanerika (novice) ordination from Kyabje Ling Rinpoche in Dharamsala, India. She received bhikshuni (full) ordination in Taiwan in 1986.

    She studied and practiced Buddhism of the Tibetan tradition for many years in India and Nepal under the guidance of His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsenzhap Serkong Rinpoche, Zopa Rinpoche and other Tibetan masters. She directed the spiritual program at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Italy for nearly two years, studied three years at Dorje Pamo Monastery in France, and was resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Center in Singapore. For ten years she was resident teacher at Dharma Friendship Foundation in Seattle.

    Ven. 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 was present during the Jewish delegation's visit to Dharamsala, India in 1990, which was the basis Ven. Chodron at Maha Bodhifor Rodger Kamenetz' The Jew in the Lotus, and attended the Second Gethsemani Encounter in 2002. She is keen on inter-religious dialogue. She has also been present at several of the Mind-Life Conferences in which H. H. the Dalai Lama dialogues with Western scientists.

    Ven. Chodron travels worldwide to teach the Dharma: North America, Latin America, Israel, Singapore, Malaysia, and former communist countries. Seeing the importance and necessity of a monastery for Westerners training in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, she founded and is the abbess of Sravasti Abbey.

    Ven. Chodron emphasizes the practical application of Buddha’s teachings in our daily lives and is especially skilled at explaining them in ways easily understood and practiced by Westerners. She is well-known for her warm, humorous, and lucid teachings.

    REGISTRATION
    registration is required
    registration fee: by donation
    online registration at www.buddhistfellowship.eventbrite.sg
    or call the office at +65 6278 0900
    registration opens on 18 October 2013
    all are welcome to join


    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 22
    By Buddhist Cultural Centre @ Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Dharma Talks by Venerable Jing Yin (in Mandarin)
    Four Modes of Thinking for the Human Life




    Date :
    20 December 2013 (Friday) to 22 December 2013 (Sunday)
    Time :
    8 pm to 9.30 pm
    Venue :
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services, Shrine Hall
    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:
    Venerable Jing Yin (Professor, Nanjing University, China)

    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
    Dec 24
    to
    Dec 29
    Hotel Majapahit, Surabaya, Indonesia. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Meditation and Sutta Retreat with Ajahn Brahmali in Surabaya, Indonesia





    Meditation & Sutta Retreat with Ajahn Brahmali in Surabaya

    Date:
    24 to 29 December 2013
    Venue:
    Hotel Majapahit, Surabaya
    There's no better way than to wrap up the year meaningfully by taking a retreat with Ajahn Brahmali in Surabaya, Indonesia in the company of your family and friends.

    Dhamma Teacher

    Ajahn Brahmali was ordained as a bhikku with Ajahn Brahm as his preceptor. Ajahn Brahmali teaches the monastic rules, gives Pali classes and teaches regularly at Buddhist Society of Western Australia and in Singapore. He has also published a number of articles on important points of the Dhamma.

    The Retreat

    You have a choice of doing 5-precept or 7-precept retreat. You may choose the days that you wish to observe noble silence to taste the blissful world of silence.

    Research* has revealed people who practise Buddhist Meditation regularly:
  • •find pain less unpleasant because their brains are busy focusing on the present and so anticipate the pain less, blunting its emotional impact,
  • •protect a person from the debilitating effects of some emotional events
  • •process information faster than others
  • •able to make fine visual distinctions and sustain visual attention better
  • •better at switching strategies for problem-solving
  • •increases one's ability to feel empathy and benevolence for others
    *Source: http://www.livescience.com/20920-mindfulness-meditation-health-benefits.html

    The Hotel Majapahit

    Originally built in 1910 by the famous Sarkies brothers, the Hotel Majapahit is a classic landmark institution filled with national pride, where history blends with romance and elegance. Its graceful colonial architecture with immaculate landscaped gardens, combined with modern facilities and its famous Spa makes the Majapahit the preferred choice for the most discerning travellers. The same owner and architect built the Raffles Hotel in Singapore in 1887.

    Early Bird Registration

    a. Free upgrade to Executive Suite for the first 30 fully paid participants.
    b. Free copy of "In The Buddha's Words translated and introduced by Bhikkhu Bodhi" worth $30 for the first 50 fully paid participants

    Retreat Package:

    Twin Sharing - S$720 per person
    Single Occupancy Supplement - S$360 (add-on)
    Children (6 to 12 years)* - S$480
    Chidren (under 6 years)* - S$100
    * triple sharing with 2 adults
    - For one adult and a child under 6 years, single occupancy supplement applies in addition to the S$100.
    - For one adult and a child between 6 to 12 years, adult rate of S$720 applies to the child.

    Terms & Conditions:

    1. Airfare is not included. You have a choice of Tiger, Jetstar, Silkair, Singapore Airlines, Lion Air and Air Asia.
    2. Transfer between airport to hotel will be provided on 24 & 29 December.
    3. Meals provided: daily breakfast, lunch on 25 to 28 Dec, dinner on 24 Dec.
    4. Room extension at S$150 per room per night.
    5. Cancellation will only be entertained due to medical reasons.
    6. Organiser reserves the right to make changes.
    7. Open to Buddhist Fellowship Members (membership is free this year).

    Trip Details, Poster and Registration (register here)

    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 31By Buddhist Fellowship
    Healing Through Metta by Ven Mahinda


    Date:
    31 December 2013
    Time:
    7.30pm to 10.30pm
    Venue:
    Buddhist Fellowship East Centre
    Fee:
    nil, by donation
    Registration is required: Register online here

    Metta is the wish to be well and happy, and this wish encompasses all aspects of our being: physical, emotional, mental and spiritual. Therefore, metta is naturally related to healing, both for ourselves and for others. When we have love and compassion for ourselves, it is natural that we will look after our body through balanced diet and exercise. When we fall sick, we will take care of ourselves to the best of our ability.

    In order to understand how metta can be such a powerful tool in the healing process, we first need to consider what it is that needs to be healed. Disease, or sickness, arises as the result of disease. When our bodies or minds are subject to some kind of stress and are not at ease, illness starts to develop. This stress and imbalance can affect us on all levels – physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual.

    In everyday life, we may not realise the effect that these mental, emotional and spiritual factors have on our physical health. But as we practise meditation and begin to understand the complex nature of our being, we start to become aware of how they are interrelated. For example, when we experience anxiety or fear, we may feel our stomach tighten. If we repeat this physical reaction many times, a lot of tension will build up in the region of our stomach and it would not be surprising if we experienced digestive problems as a result. Similarly, anger, grief and suppressed emotions can contribute to all manner of diseases and physical problems.

    Next time you are sick, or have any aches or pains, try radiating metta to yourself and allowing the feeling of wellbeing to spread throughout your body, especially to all the affected parts. As you start to relax, you may notice that a significant part of the pain is actually caused by our own resistance to it, not wanting to experience that unpleasant sensation.

    Approaching our pain and discomfort with loving-kindness reduces this extra stress that we cause ourselves by reacting to the original painful feeling. In this way, the pain will start to reduce and our circulation and energy will begin to flow better, giving our body the best chance to heal itself and even release the root cause of the problem.


    ABOUT VEN MAHINDA


    Born in Malaysia, Ven. Mahinda, was ordained as a Buddhist monk in the Theravada tradition 20 years ago under the tutelage of Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda. He undertook Buddhist studies and training in Sri Lanka (1977-1982) and practice Buddhist meditation under several masters in Sri Lanka, India, Myanmar and Thailand.

    Ven. Mahinda is currently the Abbot of Aloka Meditation Centre, NSW, Australia. He has given lectures and seminars on Buddhism, meditation and its application in daily lives at many high schools, universities and community organisations. His attendance at international conferences and interfaith dialogues have taken him to more than 30 countries.


    REGISTRATION
  • •registration is required
  • •registration fee: by donation
  • •online registration at www.buddhistfellowship.eventbrite.sg
  • •or call the office at +65 6278 0900
  • •registration opens on 18 October 2013
  • •all are welcome to join
  • FAQs

    Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
    Contact Buddhist Fellowship at register@buddhistfellowship.org or +65 6278 0900.

    Do I have to bring my printed registration confirmation to the class?
    No, you need not bring your printed registration confirmation to the class

    Buddhist Fellowship East Centre
    BF East Centre @ Metta
    Orion Building (160 Paya Lebar Road, #08-03, Singapore 409022)
    Website : http://www.buddhistfellowship.org
    Email :info@buddhistfellowship.org

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    All are welcome
  • Dec 31
    to
    Jan 01
    By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Usher in 2014 At KMSPKS



    Listen to the auspicious and refreshing chimes of the bell 108 times to regain clarity and peace in oneself. Let us start the new year afresh with new resolutions to cultivate a compassionate heart, be grateful and treat all beings equally.

    Date:
    1 Dec 2013 (Tuesday)
    ~ Aspiration Lamp Offering ~

    Time:
    10pm
    Venue:
    Behind the Hall of Great Compassion

    ~ Bell Resonance 108 times ~

    Time:
    12am
    Venue:
    In front of the Hall of Great Strength

    ~ Recitation of The 88 Great Buddha Names & The Great Repentance Ceremony ~

    Time:
    12.30am
    Venue:
    Hall of Great Compassion


    Date:
    1 Jan 2014 (Wednesday)
    ~ Offering to Heavenly Realms ~

    Time:
    6am
    Venue:
    Hall of Great Compassion

    ~ Alms Offering to the Sangha : Alms Offering ~

    Time:
    8am
    Venue:
    Hall of Great Compassion
    Redemption:
    6.30am-9am Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall Level 1

    ~ Sangha Offerings ~

    Time:
    11am
    Venue:
    Dining Hall
    Redemption:
    9am-10.30am Dining Hall

    ~ The Grand Diamond Gem Repentance Ceremony ~

    Time:
    1.30pm
    Venue:
    Hall of Great Compassion

    Join us to welcome a brand new year!
    Venue:
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    88 Bright Hill Road Singapore 574117


    All are welcome

     

    January 2014

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Jan 04
    to
    Jan 25
    By Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    Meditation Course for Beginners




    Date:
    04 to 25 Jan 2014
    Teacher :
    Sayadaw U Tejanana
    Registration Fee :
    Free of Charge
    Closing Date :
    31 December 2013


    Website :
    www.vmc128.8m.com

    Email:
    vmckm@singnet.com.sg



    All are welcome
    Jan 07
    to
    Mar 11
    Awareness Place
    Buddhist Art Therapy Workshop




    Buddhist Art Therapy workshop taps on the ancient wisdom, and uses art as a medium to explore and express our understanding of Buddhist concepts and tenets. It will seek to help participants make a personal journey and establish an artistic link with their spiritual 'selves.' It combines Buddhism with art to produce meaningful and introspective artworks that will help broaden and deepen our understanding of common Buddhist principles, its meanings and place in our lives.

    Date: 7 Jan - 11 Mar 2014, Tues
    Time: 7.30pm-9pm
    Venue: Awareness Place Well-Being Centre
    Blk 261 Waterloo Street
    #01-42 Waterloo Centre,Singapore 180261

    Check out the art therapy workshops for 2014!


    All are welcome




     

    February 2014

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Feb 15
    to
    Feb 2015 14
    Awareness Place
    Buddhist Art Therapy Workshop




    Using free expression, reflection and exploration, children learn to appreciate the beauty of things and environment through visual arts. Here's a programme suitable for children aged 4 to 12 where they can express themselves through colours and art.

    Term 1: 15 Feb-10 May 2014, Sat
    Term 2: 17 May-23 Aug 2014, Sat
    Term 3: 30 Aug-22 Nov 2014, Sat
    Term 4: 29 Nov 2014- 14 Feb 2015, Sat
    Time: 2.30pm-4.30pm
    Venue: Awareness Place Well-Being Centre
    Blk 261 Waterloo Street
    #01-42 Waterloo Centre,Singapore 180261

    Check out the art therapy workshops for 2014!


    All are welcome
    Feb 16
    to
    Dec 28
    Awareness Place
    Fun Yoga For Kids




    Foster your child's creativity through yoga and fun! Rainbow Child Yoga uses a playful and innovative approach to introduce children to yoga. Combining healthy yoga with creative arts and play to develop children's intellectual abilities, improve concentration, support the development of body and brain, and cultivate imagination. The fun-filed activities will allow children to discover their inner strength and love within, aiding their growth into peace-loving individuals who honour themselves, others and the environment.

    Happy Heart Series
    Date: 16 Feb-27 Apr 2014, Sun

    Healthy Body Series
    Date: 15 Jun-28 Sep 2014, Sun

    Holistic Mind Series
    Date: 19 Oct-28 Dec 2014, Sun
    Time: 3pm-4.15pm (Age 4-7 years old)
    4.15pm-5.30pm
    (Age 8-11 years old)

    Venue: Awareness Place Well-Being Centre
    Blk 261 Waterloo Street
    #01-42 Waterloo Centre,Singapore 180261

    Check out the art therapy workshops for 2014!


    All are welcome
     

    March 2014

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Mar 15
    to
    Mar 23
    The Four Points by Sheraton Penang. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Executive Happiness Retreat with Ajahn Brahm




    We are happy to launch 2014 Executive Happiness Retreat with Ajahn Brahm in Penang at The Four Points by Sheraton. Bring your family and friends and experience the tranquillity of a retreat filled with happiness. You have the option of selecting Retreat A (5-Precepts) 15 to 19 March, or Retreat B (7-Precepts) 19 to 23 March or a Retreat Combo of both. We have special early bird offers if you pay in full by 31 December 2013.

    For full details and all options, go to: www.bf-ehr14.eventbrite.sg and sign-up.

    If you have any enquiries kindly contact us at email: info@buddhistfellowship.org or tel: 6278 0900. Thank you.

    Trip Details, Poster and Registration (register here)

    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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