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    July 2016

    Jul 02 to 03
    Jul 09
    By BuddhaDhamma-Foundation
    Bhante Aggacitta - 2016 Dhamma Tour in Singapore

    Date: 02 to 03 July : "Mindful Awareness & Serenity" Workshop
    Date: 09 July : "1-day Sutta Study & Meditation" ~ How to Diminish the Effects of Bad Past Kamma
    Venue : Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Dhamma Hall (next to statue of Guan Yin)
    Time : 8am-5pm
    Register at Eventbrite:
    (1) 1 July :
    (2) 8 July :

    Mindful Awareness & Serenity Workshop with Bhante Aggacitta.
    We are all rushing around in our daily lives.
    The hustle and bustle of worldly demands consume much of our mindfuless.
    Many of us seek serenity and peace as goals in life. But, how do we achieve all these?

    Our great Teacher, the Lord Buddha, in his self-realization, expounded the noble strategy for a way out of life's sufferings.
    Bhante Aggacitta is back in Singapore to impart these great teachings to us. Register now to learn the strategy and practice that helps us in balancing life's demands. This is a 2-day weekend workshop (non-residential).
    Sgn up now!

    Daily program includes study, meditation and interviews : 8am to 5pm. Lunch is sponsored.

    All are welcome
    Jun 02
    Every Thursdays
    By Sati Bhavana Group and Mangala Vihara
    Mindfulness Meditation by Bhante Raja
    Theory and Practical

    Mindfulness Meditation by Bhante Raja
    Every Thursday
    (July to October 2016 )
    7.30pm to 9.30pm
    2nd Floor Meditation Hall
    Commencing 2nd July 2016
    Mangala Buddhist Vihara
    30 Jalan Eunos
    Singapore 419495

    All are welcome
    Jul 05
    Every Tuesdays
    15 lessons
    By Buddhist library
    Guided meditation on Vipassana by Bhante Dhammaratana and Ven. Wimalajothi.

    *No lesson on National Day 9 Aug (Tue)

    Date: 5 Jul 2016 onwards, Every Tues for 15 lessons*
    Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Venue: Buddhist Library, Level 2 Auditorium
    Trainers: Bhante Dhammaratana & Ven. Wimalajothi
    Admission is Free. Please register via the link below.

    All are welcome
    Jul 09By Buddhist Youth Network
    Singapore Buddhist Youth Day 2016 – Youth In Action

    Email :
    BF East Centre : Mitra @ Orion Building, 160 Paya Lebar Road, #08-03, Singapore 409022
    Website :


    All are welcome
    Jul 09Singapore Post Centre Auditorium. By Tibetan Buddhist Centre

    Date: 9 July 2016 at 1-3pm
    Venue: Singapore Post Centre Auditorium
    ( 10 Eunos Road 8 Singapore 408600 ).

    Jointly organised by Men-Tsee-Khang’s (Tibetan Medical & Astro. Institute ) and Tibetan Buddhist Centre - we are honored to celebrate MTK's 100 years of establishment.

    Dr Bhaye has been selected as one of the visiting physicians to His Holiness the Dalai Lama since 2012 and he has travelled widely around the world to conduct health consultations and lectures.

    Health Consultation is also available this July.

    Please contact us via SMS 8428 5307 or Email to find out consultation locations.

    The fee for a 30-min health consultation Is SGD100 per person.

    See you at the Public Talk!

    All are welcome
    Jul 10
    Sep 11
    By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery Youth
    A Moment With Inmee Ooi July 10
    An Enchanting Pilgrimage to Yangon September 11 to 15

    All are welcome
    Jul 10
    Jul 17
    Pa-Auk Tawya Vipassana Dhura Hermitage, Rempang, Batam, Indonesia. . By National University of Singapore Buddhist Society and Pa-Auk Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    Youth Meditation Retreat
    1st Youth Meditation Retreat for Singapore Buddhist Youths.

    NUS Buddhist Society Alumni and Pa-Auk Meditation Centre Singapore is proud to present a Meditation Retreat catered for youths! Supported by Buddhist Youth Network too, this retreat aims to introduce youths to experiencing the Dhamma directly together with spiritual friends. 1st Youth Meditation Retreat for Singapore Buddhist Youths. Location in Pa-Auk Tawya Vipassana Dhura Hermitage, Rempang, Batam, Indonesia.

    Location: Pa-Auk Tawya Vipassana Dhura Hermitage, Rempang, Batam, Indonesia.
    Date: 10-17 July 2016 (timing shown here on the Sundays are tentative)
    Age: 17-30 years old. (limited to 30 participants)
    Cost: Free! (prepare about $50 for boat fee just in case, likely we will find sponsors to cover for it)
    Registration deadline: 30th June 2016.

    Venerable U Dhamma Sara
    Born in 1974 in Einme Township, Irrawaddy, Myanmar, Ashin Dhamma Sara ordained as a novice monk (sàmaõera) after he graduated from high school at the age of 18 in 1993. He received the higher ordination as a Bhikkhu on 30 April 1994.

    From 1993 to 2004, Ashin studied pariyatti (Buddhist Scriptures). He spent one year in the monastery at his hometown, six years in Dawpon Monastery, Yangon and four years in Mahavisudayong Monastery at Mandalay.

    From 2004 to 2007, Ashin learned and practiced meditation under the guidance of Venerable Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw Bhaddanta âciõõa (Sayadawgyi) at Pa-Auk Tawya Monastery at Mawlamyine. Following that, Ashin also attended various long term meditation retreats conducted by Sayadawgyi at Pa-Auk Tawya Monastery and other retreat centres in Indonesia and Malaysia.

    Since 2007, Ashin has been teaching meditation : 2007 to 2008 at Pa-Auk Tawya, Thanlyin (Yangon); vassa in 2009 at Pa-Auk Tawya, Pa An, Karen State; from July 2010 until June 2012 at Pa-Auk Tawya, Thanlyin; from July 2012 onwards at Pa-Auk Tawya, Rempang, Batam.

    Ashin Dhamma Sara obtained his B.A. degree from Distance University Tawa, Yangon in 2008 and Dhammacariya degree (equivalent to B.A. degree) in 2012.

    Venerable U Janakabhivamsa
    Born in 1976 in Magway, Venerable Janaka ordained as a novice monk (Sama?era) at a monastery in Magway on 16 June, 1991. He received the higher ordination as a Bhikkhu on 20 June, 1995 at Atulakari Sinmin Monastery, Phaya Gyi Taik in Mandalay, where he studied Buddhist Pali studies.

    Bhante passed the Sasanadhaja Dhammacariya examination held by the Department of Religious Affairs, Ministry of Religious Affairs, Government of the Union of Myanmar, and he was awarded the title of “Sasanadhaja Dhammacariya” on 18 July, 2002. He also passed the Pariyatti Sasanahita Dhammacariya examination conducted by Pariyatti Sasanahita Association of Mandalay city in 2002, and Bhante was awarded the title of “Bhanddanta Janakabhivamsa Pariyatti Sasanahita Dhammacariya” (Abhivamsa degree) on 17 July, 2002. The Pariyatti Sasanahita Dhammacariya examination is well recognised as the highest level of teacher of Pali language and the teachings of the Buddha. ABHIVAMSA degree is equivalent to PH.D in Buddhist Pali Studies.

    In 2002, Bhante became an official teacher of Pali Language at Phaya Gyi Taik in Mandalay. From 2007 to 2008, Bhante was a member of the State Main Committee of the Buddhist Education, having been appointed as a questioner of the Dhammacariya examination held by Ministry of Religious Affairs, the Government of the Union of Myanmar.

    Venerable Janaka came to Pa-Auk Tawya Meditation Centre (Main) in 2005 and learned and practised Samatha & Vipassana meditation under Venerable Pa-Auk Sayadaw ("Sayadawgyi"). He had further trained during the Six Month Intensive Meditation Retreat in 2010 and also during the Four Month Intensive Meditation Retreat in 2013 under Sayadawgyi. Bhante spent Vassa 2015 in Maymyo where Sayadawgyi is teaching an Intensive Meditation Retreat for Advanced Meditators. Bhante is the Resident Teacher of Pa-Auk Meditation Centre in Singapore since 2014.

    All are welcome
    Jul 10By Buddhist library
    Pali Course For Beginners 2016

    Pali is the language used to preserve the Buddhist canon of the Theravada Buddhist tradition, which is regarded as the oldest complete collection of Buddhist texts surviving in an Indian language. To learn the Pali language, one can do self-study, using online references or books. Many people find that they learn better in a group, either in a classroom setting or in a study group. For many of us, the goal is not to become expert of the language, but simply to learn the basics of the language to help us understand the suttas and the Buddha’s teachings better.

    More details click here

    About the Course Trainer

    Venerable Wiloye Wimalajothi arrived in Singapore in December 2012 from Sri Lanka. Born in 1961, the soft-spoken Venerable resides at the Buddhist Library (BL). He is assisting Venerable B. Dhammaratana in all Dhamma activities and teaches Pali and Buddhist Studies at the postgraduate classes at the BL.

    Venerable Wimalajothi graduated with a First Class Honours from the University of Peradeniya and taught at the Department of Pali and Buddhist Studies of University of Peradeniya from 1992 to 1996. He subsequently went to UK where he resided for 14 years until his return to Sri Lanka, 2 years ago.

    He has also received several academic awards for his competence in Pali.

    All are welcome
    Jul 12By Brahm Education Centre
    Joy On Demand Seminar by Tan Chade-Meng

    Venue: SOTA (School Of The Arts)
    Concert Hall
    1 Zubir Said Drive, Off Bras Basah Road
    (Opp Dhoby Ghaut MRT), Singapore 227968
    Date: Tuesday, 12 July 2016
    Time : 7:30pm to 9:30pm (SGT)

    100 Super Early Bird $20 Tickets were SOLD OUT in two days - Get the next 200 Early Bird $30 tickets by 12 June 2016 before they run out as well!

    You will receive a $10 discount voucher to purchase the book at the Seminar, book your tickets at:

    Former Google Jolly Good Fellow, NY Times bestseller author & Brahm Centre's Ambassador, Chade-Meng Tan will be launching a sequel, "Joy On Demand" - Thank you to Minister Yaacob Ibrahim for gracing the event!

    Catch him "live" at the Joy On Demand Seminar on 12 July 2016.

    "With Joy On Demand, Meng continues to further his goal of promoting a better life grounded in happiness for his fellow human beings. I commend his efforts to build a better world with humour, persistence, and meditation." Jimmy Carter, 39th President of the United States

    “A formidable articulation of what it means to cultivate mindfulness in all its dimensionalities, and why it is worth persevering with both effort and effortlessly. Meng’s logic and clarity are inspiring, infectious, and transformative.” Jon Kabat-Zinn, Founder of MBSR, Author of Full Catastrophe Living and Coming to Our Senses

    All are welcome
    Jul 17
    Aug 28
    By Mangala Vihara Buddhist Temple
    Diploma in Buddhism (Registration / Intake : 17th July to 28th August, 2016)

    Register online here

    All are welcome
    Jul 20Full Moon in the Chinese Sixth Lunar MonthAsalha Puja or Dhamma Day.

    This commemorates the Buddha's first discourse, the Dhamma-Cakka-Pavattana Sutta (the Discourse on the Turning of the Wheel of Truth) in Sarnath (Isipatana, Benares) - the Deer Park , which he gave to the group of five monks with whom he had practised in the forest for many years. Upon hearing this discourse, one of the monks -- Ven. Kondañña -- gained his first glimpse of Nibbana, thus giving birth to the Noble Sangha. The annual rains retreat (vassa) commences the following day.

    Note: At the end of this first sermon, the Venerable Kondañña became a Sotapanna (a person at the first stage of enlightenment) and then, according to the Commentaries, for example, the Commentary on Vinaya, the other four disciples became Sotapannas, one on each of the four following days. On the first day after the full-moon day in July, the monk Vappa became a Sotapanna; on the second day, Bhaddiya; on the third day, Mahanama; and on the fourth day, Assaji. After they became Sotapannas, they all asked Buddha for ordination. Buddha ordained each of them by calling to them, "Come monks." On the fifth day after the full-moon day, the Buddha assembled them and preached to them this discourse Anatta-lakkhana Sutta. -The Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic (no-soul or anatta)
    ( Note: Try this site which is my favourite explanation for :- NO INNER CORE - ANATTA . By Sayadaw U Silananda )
    Jul 23
    Jul 31
    By Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    8-day Vipassana Meditation Retreat

    Application form

    All are welcome


    August 2016

    Aug 07By Buddhist library
    Ullambana Puja - Prayers for the deceased

    Date: 7 Aug 2016 (Sun)
    Time: 10am to 5.45pm
    Venue: Buddhist Library, Level 2 Auditorium
    Registration Fee: $30 (limit to 3 deceased names)
    Ullambana Puja
  • 10.00am – 10.30am Puja & Pali Chanting
  • 10.30am – 11.00am Offerings to the Buddha (Puja)
  • 11.00am – 11.30am Dhamma talk in English by Bhante Dhammaratana
  • 11.30am – 11.45am Transference of Merits
  • 11.45am – 12noon Offering Danas to Monks
  • 12noon – 1.00pm Vegetarian Lunch

  • 1.00pm – 2.15pm Chanting of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Purvapranidhana Sutra part 1, led by Ven. Wan Chin
  • 2.30pm – 3.30pm Chanting of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Purvapranidhana Sutra part 2, led by Ven. Wan Chin
  • 3.45pm – 5.15pm Chanting of Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Purvapranidhana Sutra part 3, led by Ven. Wan Chin
  • 5.15pm – 5.45pm Puja and Pali Chanting Transference of Merits

    All are welcome
  • Aug 18Full Moon of the Chinese Seventh MonthUllambana Day

    Most Chinese Buddhists celebrate the Full Moon of the Chinese Seventh month by having prayers, general transferring of merits to the beloved departed ones and to the wandering spirits during Ullambana Day. Read about the Ullambana Sutra.
    Aug 26
    Every Friday>
    8 lessons
    By Ruwan Buddhist Society
    Kalama Sutta (Freedom of Enquiry!!!)
    By Ven Baburugama Dharmmawansa Thero

    Venue: Ruwan Buddhist Society
    87, Aida Street
    Singapore 459988
    Date: 26 Aug 2016 every Friday ( 8 lessons)
    Time: 7.30pm to 9.15pm
    Topic :Kalama Sutta (Freedom of Enquiry!!!)
    Speaker: Baburugama Dharmmawansa Thero
    Contact: Raymond 9681 9341

    Kalama Sutta is probably one of the most important Sutta that represent the true teaching of Buddha. It allows Freedom of Enquiry, it teach people not to believe in blind faith and blindly obey a teacher but instead to analyse the teaching. It allows a person to apply critical thinking and analysis and develop wisdom. No other religious phschology allows such freedom of enquiry. Nowaday many branches of religious teaching threaten lay person with punishment for questioning, you will be happy to hear and understand this true buddha teaching.

    All are welcome
    Aug 27Tim Palace @ Safra Toa Payoh. By Dhammakami Buddhist Centre
    2016 Lunar 7th Month
    Sangha Dana and Sharing of Merits
    Dharma Talk

    All are welcome
    Aug 27
    Aug 28
    By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    A 2-day Meditation Workshop by Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi Rinpoche

    The Diamond Sutra (Vajracchedika Prajñaparamita Sutra, in Sanskrit) is perhaps one of the most influential text in Mahayana Buddhism. The sutra provides wonderful insights into some of the key meditation elements in Buddhist practices such as non-abiding and non-attachment, which are essential when walking the Bodhisattva path. This retreat consists of a series of meditation, teaching and discussion.

    Date: 27 – 28 August 2016 (Sat-Sun)
    Time: 9.00am – 4.30pm
    Venue: Pagoda of 10,000 Buddha | Level 2 | Hall of Medicine Buddha
    Fee: $80
    To Register: Online
    Reception @ Reception Office | 9am – 4pm
    Awareness Place Well-Being Centre | 11.30am – 6pm

    Enquiry: 6849 5300 /

    Biography of Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi
    Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi Rinpoche is an innovative thinker, a philosopher, an educator, a philanthropist, a polymath and a monk. He is the Founding Director of The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), a centre dedicated to inquiry, dialogue, and education on the ethical and humane dimensions of life. As a collaborative and nonpartisan think tank, its programmes emphasise responsibility and examine meaningfulness and moral purpose between individuals, organisations, and societies. The centre at MIT has six Nobel Peace Prize Laureates as its founding members, with its programmes running in eight countries and counting.

    Venerable Tenzin’s unusual background started when he entered a Buddhist monastery at the tender age of 10 to receiving graduate education at Harvard with degrees ranging from Philosophy to Physics to International Relations. He holds the post of Director of the Ethics

    Initiative, Director’s Fellow and Tribeca Disruptive Fellow at the MIT Media Lab and also serves on the Board of several academic, humanitarian, and religious organisations. Venerable Tenzin is a recipient of several recognitions and awards, including a 2013 Distinguished Alumni Award from Harvard for his visionary contributions to humanity.

    All are welcome
    Aug 27By Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    Vassa Robes offering ceremony 2016

    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    251 Lavender Street
    Singapore 338789.
    Tel: 6 445 3984

    All are welcome
    Aug 27By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    International Vegetarian Cuisine Cooking Demonstration

    Please call 6849 5300 or email for more enquiries.
    Register Online here

    All are welcome
    Aug 29By Mangala Vihara
    Effect of Kamma on our Life

    Dhamma Talk: Effect of Kamma on our Life
    Speaker: Ven Gnanaseeha
    Date: 29 Aug 2016 (Monday)
    Time: 7:30pm - 9:30pm
    Location: Mangala Vihara Buddhist Temple (opp Eunos MRT)
    30 Jalan Eunos
    Singapore 419495
    Tel: 6744 4285
    e-mail :

    All are welcome

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