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2016 AD ( 2560 BE ) ACTIVITIES



    September 2016

    Sep 08
    Sep 10
    By Vimalalakirti Buddhist Centre and Cakkavala Meditation Centre
    Sayalay Susila Dharma Talks

    Venerable Sayalay Susila talks can be found at

    All are welcome
    Sep 09
    Sep 11
    By Buddhist Youth Forum
    3rd Humanistic Buddhism Youth Forum

    All are welcome
    Sep 11
    Sep 15
    By KMSPKS Youth
    Yangon Pilgrimage Trip.

    Travel with us to Yangon, Myanmar, to visit the various sacred sites and ancient cities built and preserved to pay homage to Buddha.

    Highlights ~
    The famous golden stupa of Shwedagon Pagodais the most sacred Buddhist pagoda in Myanmar, as it is believed to contain relics of the four previous Buddhas of the present kalpa.

    Visit the Kyaikhtiyo Pagoda a.k.a Golden RockPagoda, where legend says is precariously perchedon a strand of Buddha’s hair.

    Alms offering to the Sangha.

    Date: 11– 15 September 2016 (Friday – Tuesday)
    Age Group: 17 – 35 years old
    Fee: $950 per person
    ( including air fare & accommodation )
    Enquiry: 6849 5345 || Poster

    All are welcome
    Sep 12BF West. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Sayalay Susila’s Dhamma Talk: “How to Apply Mindfulness and Wisdom in Daily Life”.

    Venue: BF West
    Time: 10.30am to 12noon
    Talk is open to the public (free). We welcome donations.

    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
    Sep 17
    Sep 24
    By THIS Buddhist Film Festival 2016

    Date : 17 September to 24 September 2016

    Venue: Shaw Theatres Lido 350 Orchard Road, 5th/6th Floor, Shaw House, Singapore 238868

    Buy ticket from Sistic

    Film schedule guide download

    All are welcome
    Sep 23By Bodhinyana Singapore
    Meditation Retreat and a Public Talk : Finding Inner Peace In The Midst of Chaos - by Ajahn Brahm

    Ajahn Brahm will be in Singapore on Friday, 23rd September - he will be conducting a half day Meditation Retreat and a Public Talk!

    Meditation Retreat (1pm - 6pm)

    Finding Inner Peace In The Midst of Chaos

    Fri 23 September, 2016
    1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
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    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    88 Bright Hill Rd
    Hall of No Form

    All are welcome


    October 2016

    Oct 02
    Feb 22 ( 2017 )
    By Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    Exploring Buddhism
    (A 20 week course on fundamentals of Buddhism)

    Venue: Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society @ 567A Balestier Road
    Date: Starting 2 Oct 2016 (for 20 Sundays)
    Time: 10:00 - 12:00
    Participants can registered on the spot.

    All are welcome
    Oct 07Nanyang House. By Nanyang Technological University Buddhist Society
    Dharma Voices in Series - Theravada tradition<
    Life Story of Culapantakha The Stupid Monk

    Who is the stupid monk? How stupid he is? How did people treat him? How did he overcome all the hardships and transform himself into an enlightened man?

    In this dharma class, you will discover the story of Arahant Culapanthaka and his route of transformation from a mundane stupid man to a holy Arahant! You will also realize how great is The Buddha’s wisdom and compassion to all sentient beings. See you on Friday 7 Oct 7pm at Nanyang House. — with Phra Goh Chun Kiang.

    Biography of Phra Goh Chun Kiang

    Formerly Publication Secretary and President of Singapore Polytechnic Buddhist Society. Awarded higher ordination into Thai Dhammayut tradition at Santhi Forest Monastery. Member of Inter-Relligious Organization Youth. Advisor to Buddhist Youth Network

    All are welcome
    Oct 16Full 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

    All are welcome
    Oct 21
    Oct 24
    Sasanarakkha Buddhist Santuary – Taiping Perak Malaysia. By Fire Fly Mission
    Khatina at Sasanarakkha Buddhist Santuary – Taiping

    Sasanarakkha Buddhist Santuary – Taiping Perak Malaysia
    21 to 24 October 2016
    S$380 per person
    S$330 per student
    Fare includes donation, bus transfer, accommodation, FFM polo t-shirt
    Web site :
    Facebook : Fire Fly Mission
    Email :

    View the completed Khatina 2016 Youtube here

    Part 1: Getting Ready

    Part 2: Early Morning

    Part 3: Offering Kathina Cloth

    Part 4: Pindacara

    Part 5: Offering of Kathina Accessories, Dhamma Talks & Others

    All are welcome
    Oct 28
    Oct 29
    Tai Pei Buddhist Centre. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Dhamma Talk by Ven Dr. K. Dhammasami on
    "Mindfulness and Emotional Management in Daily Life"

    Date: 28 October 2016
    Time: 7pm to 9pm
    Venue: Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, 2 Lavender Street, Singapore 338823
    Topic: "Mindfulness and Emotional Management in Daily Life"

    This talk is jointly organised by Buddhist Fellowship and

    Admission is free. We encourage participants to donate generously to cover costs and expenses.

    All are welcomed. Pls invite your family and friends along.

    Please note that the talk starts at 7pm sharp.

    Emotions affect the way we choose to live our lives, conduct business and interact with others. Our Emotional Intelligence determines how happy, peaceful and successful we are. Drawing on the Buddha's teachings, the Dhamma talk would cover how the human mind can be purified, and how certain emotions arise from a defiled mind and can be managed, while certain emotions arise from a bright, energetic mind and can be encouraged. Emotional Management is a wholesome skill (Kusala) that requires effort and attention to develop.

    Ven. Dr. K. Dhammasami
    A monk for more than 30 years, Ven. Dr. Khammai Dhammasami is a Buddhist chaplain at Oxford University, where he graduated with a doctorate degree. Ven. Dhammasami is abbot of the Oxford Buddha Vihara, which has a branch in Singapore, and regularly teaches in Europe, Thailand and Myanmar. Combining his experiences in the West with Buddhist tradition, Ven. Dhammasami has taught classes on Emotional Management, drawing on Buddhist mindfulness practices and modern psychology. Register at Evenbrite

    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
    Oct 29
    Oct 30
    Kong Meng San Monastery Dhamma Hall. By Firefly Mission and Buddhadharma Foundation
    Compassion and Kindness Cultivation.
    A weekend meditation retreat with Venerable Kai Zhao YuttaDhammo.

    All are welcome

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