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    January 2015

    Jan 01 By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Alms and Sangha's Offering 2015

    According to the Sutra of Generosity, one can benefit in these five areas – beauty, strength, longevity, happiness and eloquence – by making offerings to the Triple Gem. Venerable Maudgalyayana and Emperor Liang had offered food to the Sangha on behalf of their loved ones to help them be liberated from the three lower realms.

    Offering alms to the Sangha is a meritorious act and allows them to concentrate on their learning, practising and sharing of the Buddha’s teachings. The monastery has introduced offering packages for devotees to choose from. For devotees who would like to make monetary donations during the alms and Sangha’s offering, please approach our Front Office. All donations will be utilised for the building and funding of Buddhist College of Singapore.

    1 Jan 2015 (Thu)
    8am –10am.
    Hall Of Great Compassion
    For more information, please visit:

    All are welcome
    Jan 17
    Jan 18
    BF West Centre. By Buddhist Fellowship
    1-DAY "Heart Connections" Meditation Retreat

    17 Jan 2015 - For Youths (16-25years old)
    18 Jan 2015 - For Adults

    Suitable for all levels of meditation experience. No prior experience needed.

    Ven Buddharakkhita's joyful disposition will ease you through a delightful weekend in cultivating tender qualities of a beautiful heart.

    The Buddha's teachings are shared freely and delightfully with one and all. Support the good cause through the economy of gratitude and by spreading the wod of the Buddha to benefit one and all.

    Register on Eventbrite today.
    Heart Connections (1-Day Retreat with Youth)
    Heart Connections (1-Day Retreat for Adults)

    About the Speaker & Retreat
    Venerable Dr Buddharakkhita, born in 1970 in Ireland, is a Buddhist teacher with more than 7 years of monkhood in the Theravada Forest Tradition. A self-interest in meditation began at 12, developed while studying a BSc and PhD in Science at University College Dublin and a Diploma in Buddhism at ITBMU Yangon. He has spent almost 20 years working and practicing in Asia and Australia. He has practiced extensively in lay life as well as a full-time yogi prior to first robing in 2006. He completed 5 years monastic training under Ajahn Brahm and has practiced many years under numerous Asian masters.

    Venerable Dr Buddharakkhita will use timeless meditation from the Buddhist tradition to guide participants to connecting and engaging their heart with daily life. Participants will be guided in loving kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, gratitude and many other topics so they can broaden and build their experience in these beautiful qualities of the heart.

    BF West Centre : Yeo's Building, 2 Telok Blangah Street 31, #02-00, Singapore 108942
    BF East Centre : Mitra @ Orion Building, 160 Paya Lebar Road, #08-03, Singapore 409022
    Website :


    All are welcome
    Jan 23Victoria Theatre. By Buddhist Library , The


    23 Jan 2015 (Friday)
    VIP Reception:
    Victoria Theatre, 9 Empress Place Singapore 179556

    Kindly download the Reply Form and send it together with the cheque to The Buddhist Library, No. 2 Lorong 24A Geylang Road Singapore 398526, Tel: 6746 8435

    As part of the Buddhist Library’s mission to educate the public and its members on Buddhism, this dance theatre production will take you through a journey filled with some of the celebrated Buddhist monuments of significant importance, associated with the life of the Buddha and the propagation of his teachings throughout Asia.

    “Anjasa” explores the beauty of Buddhist temple architecture, the life of Buddha and his teachings, and celebrates key personalities such as the Indian emperor Ashoka and the Cambodian emperor Jayavarman VII who had contributed monumental service in the propagation of Buddhism across Asia.

    “Anjasa” celebrates the significance of selected monuments of Mahadevi Temple (Lumbini, Nepal), Buddha Gaya Maha Bodhi Temple (India), Sanchi Vihara (India), Vattadage (Pollannaruva, Sri Lanka), The Shwedagon Pagoda, (Yangoom, Myanmar (Burma)), Bayon (Angkor, Cambodia), and Borobudur (Yogjakarta, Indonesia).

    Through stylized movements of pure dance and expressive elements of dance theatre, linked with poetry in English, “Añjasa” illustrates the concept of Buddhist philosophy & history, architecture, iconography and beautifully choreographed dance pieces in Indian classical style of Bharatanatyam.

    *All proceeds will be donated for the Buddhist Library Building Fund.

    Website :
    Address : No: 2 Lorong 24A Geylang Singapore 398526
    Tel: 6746 8435
    Fax: 6741 7689

    All are welcome


    February 2015

    Feb 191st Day of the First Chinese Lunar Month, in the Year 4713

    Happy Lunar New Year

    Today in the Year of the Goat or 4713th year based on the Chinese lunar calendar, most Chinese Buddhists celebrate the Spring Festival or Chinese Lunar New Year by having prayers, offerings and blessings at Buddhist Temples.
    Feb 26
    May 07
    Singapore Tai Pei Organisations
    Understanding Amituofo Via The Amitabha Sutra (15th Run)

    Register : Registration

    Mailing Address: Tai Pei Buddhist Centre 2, Lavender Street,Singapore 338823
    Queries: Tel: 6298-3343 Fax: 6291-8859

    About Shen Shi’an:
    An independent Buddhist teacher, author, translator and editor, 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 served as a Dharma Trainer and Project Coordinator in its Community Development & Training Department until 2011, focusing on Buddhist research, writing, teaching and answering of Buddhist queries for the press.

    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, a popular Buddhist education website.

    He is the founder and editor of since 1997, one of the world’s largest independent Buddhist inspirational e-newsletters with over 29,900 members, the editor of ‘Be a Lamp Upon Yourself’, ‘The Stonepeace Book (Volume 1-2)’, ‘Awaken: Gateway to Buddhism (CD-ROM)’ and the writer-editor of ‘The Daily Enlightenment: Reflections for Practising Buddhists (Book 1-6)’ and ‘The Amazing & Amusing Adventures of Sam & Sara: The Zen of All Kinds of Stuff! (which became #1 Buddhist bestseller at Singapore’s largest bookshop).’ Along with translated sutras, he has to date, 11 published works.

    He also translates sutras and commentaries, and contributes occasionally to magazines such as ‘Nanyang Buddhist’, ‘Awaken’ (for which he was a Contributing Editor), ‘For You (Information)’, and ‘Eastern Horizon’. He served with the film selection team of a Buddhist film festival, writes movie reviews for, the world’s leading Buddhist news network, and popularised Dharma@Cinema, an innovative way of sharing the Dharma through detailed reviews and discussions of both popular and offbeat films.

    Specialising in the Pure Land teachings, he has taught the subject at Singapore Buddhist Federation, Kong Meng San, Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre and Poh Ming Tse, while leading an ongoing weekly Pureland Practice Fellowship.

    He is also frequently invited to conduct Dharma discussions for youths of tertiary institutions’ Buddhist societies (NUSBS, NTUBS, SIMBB, NYPBS, NPBS) on various subjects, and to introduce Buddhist life perspectives at Secondary Schools (St. Patrick’s School, Manjusri School), Junior Colleges (Catholic Junior College) and International Schools (UWCSEA, SJII).

    He was also invited to share on Buddhism by Dharma Drum Mountain (Singapore), Fo Guang Shan (Singapore), Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, Singapore Buddhist Mission Youth, Singapore Buddhist Youth Mission, Wat Ananda Youth, Buddha of Medicine Welfare Society, The Buddhist Union, Buddhist Fellowship (Singapore) and Kampung Senang. He has also been invited to Indonesia and Malaysia to teach.

    He was a committee member of the Inter-Religious Organisation, through which he served in interfaith harmony projects by writing and giving of public talks. He has represented Buddhist points of view at governmental events conducted by NACLI, NHB, NHG, SAF, SPF, MHA, ACM, SPM, STB,, IRCC and MCYS.

    He also co-runs, a community blog that promotes creative sharing of Buddhism via thousands of articles. He can be reached at tde [@] for invitations to share the Dharma.

    Interview In Buddhist Magazine:

    All are welcome