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    November 2016

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Nov 04By
    China Cultural Centre
    and
    Centre of International Cultural Exchange
    The Sacred Art Of Tibet & Yunnan 2016




    Venue:

    China Cultural Centre
    4/F Theatre, 217 Queen Street Singapore 188548

    Speakers:

    Nyima Tsering
    Cultural Officer
    Tibet Autonomous Region China

    Woon Wee Teng
    Renowned Singapore Colletor of Buddhist Art


    Residing Chairman
    Dr Yang Bin
    National University of Singapore


    Organizers
    China Cultural Centre
    Centre of International Cultural Exchange
    Telephone: 65366858
    E-mail:2015cccsg@gmail.com


    All are welcome
    Nov 06BF East Centre @ Mitra. By Singapore Buddhist Federation
    1 Day retreat with Ven. Kwang Ping





    All are welcome
    Nov 06
    and
    Dec 04
    By Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    My Journey Through Buddhism




    In October Bhante Dhammika had his 65th birthday and celebrated 40 years as a monk, two major milestones in his life.

    On Sunday the 6th of November he will be giving the first of two talks in which he will recount how he discovered the Dhamma, his early travels through Thailand, Laos, Burma and India with the wish to become a monk, his meetings with famous teachers, and how he finally became a monk. The talk will be illustrated with photos of his early life and his adventures in Asia and he first years as a monk in Sri Lanka.

    The second talk will be on Sunday the 4th of December. These talks promise to be fascinating, inspiring and in parts amusing. Not to be missed.

    Venue: Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society @ 567A Balestier Road
    Date: Starting 6 Nov & 4 Dec
    Time: 10:00 - 12:00
    Website:Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    Email: info@bdms.org.sg
    567-A Balestier Road
    Singapore 329884
    Tel: 6352 2859


    All are welcome
    Nov 11BF East Centre @ Mitra. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Metta and Karuna Bhavana 1 Day Retreat
    By Ajahn Kai Zhao







    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 : http://www.buddhistfellowship.org
    Email :info@buddhistfellowship.org

    Map





    All are welcome
    Nov 20Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    VMC Collective Robe Offering






    All are welcome
    Nov 20By Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    Books and Robes Offering



    BDMS will be holding a ceremony for offering robes and books to monks and to the BDMS library. Monks from Singapore, Thailand and India will be attending. Come along, bring flowers for the shrine and make your offering to the Sangha. The activities start at 10 am.


    Venue: Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society @ 567A Balestier Road
    Date: 20 Nov 2016
    Time: 10:00 - 12:00

    All are welcome
    Nov 26
    to
    Nov 27
    Tibetan Buddhist Centre
    Dharma Talk (What is Sutra and what is Tantra?) and Initiations by Ven. Thamthog Rinpoche



    ADDRESS
    Dharma Talk Venue :
    SingPost Auditorium
    10 Eunos Road 8, Paya Lebar,
    Singapore 408600

    Initiations Venue :
    Chang Clan General Association
    23 Lor 29 Geylang,
    Singapore 388072

    Contact us at 6291 1089
    Email :centre@tibetanbc.org
    Facebook : www.facebook.com/TibetanBuddhistCentre
    Details: Click here
    Registration: clcik here


    All are welcome
    Nov 27
    to
    Dec 07
    Venerable Thubten Chodron
    Venerable Thubten Chodron in Singapore





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    Nov 28
    With a lively use of humor, the Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra brings to life the Buddha’s profound teachings on emptiness through an engaging dialogue between his great arhat and bodhisattva disciples and the layperson Vimalakirti. Join Venerable Thubten Chodron as she begins a series of teachings that reveal the rich Dharma conveyed in this popular Mahayana sutra. Contact fosaspore [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

    Singapore: The Vimalakirti Sutra (Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre)
    Venue: Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre
    20 Lorong 27A Geylang
    Singapore 388112, 388112
    Singapore
    +65 6748 5132

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    Nov 29
    With a lively use of humor, the Vimalakirti Nirdesa Sutra brings to life the Buddha’s profound teachings on emptiness through an engaging dialogue between his great arhat and bodhisattva disciples and the layperson Vimalakirti. Join Venerable Thubten Chodron as she begins a series of teachings that reveal the rich Dharma conveyed in this popular Mahayana sutra. Contact fosaspore [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

    Singapore: The Vimalakirti Sutra (Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre)
    Venue: Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre
    20 Lorong 27A Geylang
    Singapore 388112, 388112
    Singapore
    +65 6748 5132

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    Nov 30
    How can we tell whether our meditation practice is moving in the right direction? How do we know when our ego hijacks our spiritual path? Venerable Thubten Chodron teaches on how to sharpen our understanding of what to practice and what to abandon, so that we can make genuine progress in transforming our minds for the benefit of all beings. Contact fosaspore [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

    Singapore: Making Progress in Meditation (Tibetan Buddhist Centre)
    Venue: Tibetan Buddhist Centre
    281 Jalan Besar
    Singapore, 208944
    Singapore
    +65 6291 1089

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    Dec 03
    Why do things happen the way they do? How do we create the causes for a happy life? Join Venerable Thubten Chodron for the launch of her new book, Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid Suffering. She unpacks the powerful Tibetan Buddhist poem, The Wheel of Sharp Weapons, to show how to train our minds to avoid suffering and create long-term happiness. Contact fosaspore [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

    Singapore: Book launch of "Good Karma: How to Create the Causes of Happiness and Avoid Suffering" (Poh Ming Tse Temple)
    Venue: Poh Ming Tse Temple
    438 Dunearn Rd
    Singapore , 289613
    Singapore
    +65 6466 0785

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    Dec 04
    We all wish to feel safe and accepted for who we are. We want to connect from the heart. How do we bring this about? Venerable Thubten Chodron shares how practicing compassion brings us closer to others, makes our lives meaningful, and feeds our values and aspirations. Contact fosaspore [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

    Singapore: An Open-Hearted Life: Living with Authenticity (Buddhist Fellowship West)
    Venue: Buddhist Fellowship West
    2 Telok Blangah Street 31
    #02-00 Yeo's Building
    Singapore, 108942
    Singapore
    +65 6278 0900

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    Dec 05
    Joyous effort—the perseverance to engage in virtuous activities—is a powerful antidote to procrastination, distraction, and discouragement. Join Venerable Thubten Chodron as she begins teaching on Chapter 7 of Shantideva’s Engaging in the Bodhisattvas’ Deeds, on how the far-reaching practice of joyous effort can energize our spiritual practice. Contact fosaspore [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

    Singapore: The Power of Joyous Effort (Pureland Marketing)
    Venue: Pureland Marketing
    483 Sims Avenue
    Singapore, 387555
    Singapore
    +65 62974747

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    Dec 06
    Joyous effort—the perseverance to engage in virtuous activities—is a powerful antidote to procrastination, distraction, and discouragement. Join Venerable Thubten Chodron as she begins teaching on Chapter 7 of Shantideva’s Engaging in the Bodhisattvas’ Deeds, on how the far-reaching practice of joyous effort can energize our spiritual practice. Contact fosaspore [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

    Singapore: The Power of Joyous Effort (Pureland Marketing)
    Venue: Pureland Marketing
    483 Sims Avenue
    Singapore, 387555
    Singapore
    +65 62974747

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    Dec 07
    Is morality old-fashioned? Is virtue a thing of the past? Ven. Thubten Chodron reflects on how the Buddha’s teachings on ethical conduct remain relevant in the 21st century as the foundation for inner peace and spiritual growth. Contact fosaspore [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

    Singapore: Morality in a Modern World (Tibetan Buddhist Centre)
    Venue: Tibetan Buddhist Centre
    281 Jalan Besar
    Singapore, 208944
    Singapore
    +65 6291 1089


    All are welcome
    Nov 27
    to
    Dec 01
    Nibbana Dhamma Rakkha, Palelai Buddhist Temple and Wat Ananda Buddhist Temple
    Luang Por Thong Pang in Singapore



    Register here for the Retreat

    All are welcome
    Nov 29By Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    Chinese Dhamma Talk

    Bhante Cagino will be conducting a talk in Mandarin at BDMS on 29th Nov, evening 7:30 pm.



    Biography of Venerable Cagino

    Venerable Cagino was born in Malaysia and graduated from the Malaysian Institute of Art with a Diploma of Arts. A professional photographer was awarded over 40 prizes and won the Asian Photography Competition 1990. At the age of 29, he wandered around forest monasteries in Thailand and New Zealand in search of the Dhamma. He became a novice monk in Ang Hock Si Temple, Penang and later took his higher ordination with the Thai master Ajahn Ganha. Later he became a monk at Wat Pah Nanachat. Through Ajahn Cagino’s wandering in Thailand, he has covered more than 4,000km on foot.



    All are welcome

     

    December 2016

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Dec 03By Buddhist Union
    8 Precepts Urban Retreat By Venerable Chuan Guan





    All are welcome
    Dec 04
    to
    Dec 11
    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    Novitiate Programme 2016



    E-mail:vmckm@singnet.com.sg
    251 Lavender Street
    Singapore 338789.

    All are welcome
    Dec 04
    to
    Dec 11
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark see Monastery
    The Grand Prayer that Blesses and Benefits All Sentient Beings



    The Grand Prayer that Blesses and Benefits All Sentient Beings is attributed to Emperor Liang Wu Di of the Liang Dynasty. He had a dream where a holy monk advised him to establish a great vegetarian offering for beings of the four kinds of birth and six paths of existence including those who live in water and on land.

    Under the encouragement of Venerable Master Jue Gung, Emperor Liang Wu Di researched the Buddhist cannon and created a text combining the practices of Liang Huang Repentance Ceremony, the Sutra Describing Venerable Ananda's Encounter with Ghost King Blazing Face, and a ceremony for making universal offering of food to the ghosts and spirits of the departed from the three realms of existence.

    Read our e-book to find out more about The Grand Prayer that Blesses and Benefits All Sentient Beings
    More details click here

    All are welcome
    Dec 04By Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    My Journey Through Buddhism




    In October Bhante Dhammika had his 65th birthday and celebrated 40 years as a monk, two major milestones in his life.

    On Sunday the 6th of November he will be giving the first of two talks in which he will recount how he discovered the Dhamma, his early travels through Thailand, Laos, Burma and India with the wish to become a monk, his meetings with famous teachers, and how he finally became a monk. The talk will be illustrated with photos of his early life and his adventures in Asia and he first years as a monk in Sri Lanka.

    The second talk will be on Sunday the 4th of December. These talks promise to be fascinating, inspiring and in parts amusing. Not to be missed.

    Venue: Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society @ 567A Balestier Road
    Date: Starting 6 Nov & 4 Dec
    Time: 10:00 - 12:00
    Website:Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    Email: info@bdms.org.sg
    567-A Balestier Road
    Singapore 329884
    Tel: 6352 2859
    An Appeal

    Most of you know Bhante Dhammika has been in Singapore for over 25 years.
    Through his writings, his public talks and his websites, he has had a small but significant
    impact on Buddhism in Singapore and even beyond. His blog, Dhamma Musings, has
    been going for over 8 years now and has been visited by a million readers. Many of
    his blog posts have been reproduced on other blogs and translated into different
    languages. Bhante's speaking style; clear, informed, sometimes funny; has meant that he
    has been in demand for sermons, conferences and academic gatherings worldwide. In the
    last few years, he has spoken at the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies at Oxford
    University and The Indian Council Cultural Relations in Yangon. Bhante has also written
    25 books including children's books, guide books and translations of Buddhist texts. His
    small book "Good Questions Good Answer" has a worldwide readership and now in 36
    languages, including such unusual ones as Swahili, Catalan, Chin and Serbian. Nearly
    half a million copies have been reprinted in English alone. The BDMS continues to get
    requests for this book from all over the world. Given all this we, Bhante's students,
    friends and supporters are sad to announce that he has decided to leave Singapore to
    return to Australia and retire from public life. This will be a great loss for the Buddhist
    community and a major change of life for Bhante himself. As Bhante has very limited
    resources, we his friends and supporter are appealing for funds to enable him to find
    accommodation, a small flat is possible, and have some left over for daily expenses and
    the inevitable medical and dental expenses as he ages. If you would like to help, please
    ring +65 6352 2859 or +65 9773 1090 for more details



    All are welcome
    Dec 08NTUC Auditorium. By Brahm Centre
    Mental Well-Being & Mindfulness



    Learn about Depression, Dementia and Mindfulness - all in one seminar!
    This seminar is supported by NCSS, KTPH, Bank of Singapore and BlackRock.

    To register for the FREE seminar, click: https://mentalwellbeing2016.eventbrite.sg/
    Venue: NTUC Auditorium
    1 Marina Boulevard (level 7)
    Singapore 018989

    Organizer:
    Brahm Centre
    71 Irrawaddy Road, Ren Ci Hospital #03-09
    Singapore 329662
    http://www.brahmcentre.com
    Email :info@brahmcentre.com
    info@brahmcentre.com

    All are welcome
    Dec 14BF West. By Toastmaster International and Buddhist Fellowship
    Christmas Party 2016 Chapter Meeting



    Eventbrite

    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 : http://www.buddhistfellowship.org
    Email :info@buddhistfellowship.org

    Map





    All are welcome
    Dec 17By Vimalalakirti Buddhist Centre
    The Power of the Mind By Venerable Sayalay Susila





    All are welcome
    Dec 22Chui Huay Lim Club. By Bodhinyana Singapore and Buddhist Fellowship
    "Freeing Our Hearts & Minds" By Ajahn Brahm




    Date: December 2016
    Time: 7:30pm
    Venue : Chui Huay Lim Club
    Admission tickets: $10 per person to defray costs, FREE for students
    Register for tickets at https://freeinghearts.eventbrite.sg/ — at Chui Huay Lim Club.


    All are welcome
    Dec 20
    to
    Jan 01
    By Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Two-week teaching programme by Ven. Sangye Khadro



    Ven. Sangye Khadro is back in Singapore with a two-week teaching programme at ABC. Here are images from Ven. Sangye Khadro's full-day session on "Awakening the Kind Heart", held on Sunday 18 December. For those who missed it, here are more opportunities to attend Venerable's programme at ABC:

    - Wising Up to Reality: Tuesdays 20 & 27 Dec 2016, 7.30 - 9.30 pm. Register at http://tinyurl.com/hm4ey49

    - Vajrasattva Practice: Sunday 31 Dec 2016, 7.30 - 10.30 pm. Register at http://tinyurl.com/zaf97gs

    - New Year, Old Mind?: Sunday 1 Jan 2017, 2 - 4 pm. http://tinyurl.com/jlnvzpu

    Ven. Sangye Khadro (Kathleen McDonald) is a fully-ordained nun and the author of "How to Meditate". She was ABC's resident teacher for 11 years up until 1999. We are delighted to welcome her back on her visit!

    All are welcome
    Dec 25
    to
    Dec 26
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery. By Buddhadhamma Foundation
    2-Days (non-residential) Meditation Retreat with Luang Por Viradhammo




    Date:
    Sun, 25 - 26 Dec 2016,
    Time:
    8:30 AM – 5.00PM
    Venue:
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    (Dhamma Hall, next to library)
    88 Bright Hill Road
    Singapore, 574117

    Register here

    Biography of Ajahn Viradhammo
    Ajahn was born in Germany, 1947, to Latvian refugee parents. They moved to Toronto when he was four years old. Around 1969, while living in India, he encountered Buddhism, meeting the late Samanera Bodhesako, who introduced him to the teachings of the Buddha. He eventually travelled to Thailand to become a novice at Wat Mahathat in 1973 and took bhikkhu ordination the following year at Wat Pah Pong with Ajahn Chah. He was one of the first residents at Wat Pah Nanachat, the international monastery in north-east Thailand. Having spent four years in Thailand, he went back to Canada to visit his family in 1977. Instead of returning to Thailand, he was asked by Ajahn Chah to join Ajahn Sumedho at the Hampstead Vihara in London. Later, he was involved in the establishment of both the Chithurst and Harnham monasteries in the UK. In 1985, invited by the Wellington Theravada Buddhist Association, he moved to New Zealand, accompanied by Venerable Thanavaro, where he lived for 10 years, setting up Bodhinyanarama monastery. In 1995 he came to the UK to assist Ajahn Sumedho at Amaravati and stayed for four years before returning to New Zealand, where he lived until 2002. He was living in Ottawa caring for his mother for nine years and is now resident full time at Tisarana Buddhist Monastery Canada.
    All are welcome
    Dec 29
    to
    Dec 30
    BF West. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Junior Youth Camp 2016





    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 : http://www.buddhistfellowship.org
    Email :info@buddhistfellowship.org

    Map





    All are welcome
    Dec 31By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Blood Donation Drive




    Date: 31 Dec 2016 (Saturday)
    Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
    Venue: Pagoda of 10,000 Buddhas, Level 2 | Hall of Medicine Buddha

    * Registration methods to be a blood donor:
  • Email your contact details to community@kmspks.org
  • Walk-in on the event day

    *Please bring along your NRIC, Driving License or Work Permit for registration. Please bring along your NRIC (Work Permit for non-Singaporean) or donation card. Donors aged 16 & 17 please bring along parental consent form. Please visit BIT.LY/SGgiveblood or call Singapore Red Cross at 6220 0183 for Travel Overseas Criteria and more details. Thank You!

    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    88 Bright Hill Road Singapore 574117.
    Tel +65 6849 5300


    All are welcome
  • Dec 31By Cakkavala Meditation Centre
    1 day retreat by Sayalay Dipankara

    Cakkavala Meditation Centre is happy to announce a 1 day retreat conducted by Sayalay Dipankara with details as follow.


    Date: 31th December 2016, Saturday
    Time: 7am - 4pm
    Venue: Buddhist Fellowship East Centre @ Mitral

    If you are interested, kindly register online by clicking here .

    It will be on a first come first serve basis. Successful applicants will be notified via E-mail by 11th Dec 2016.

    Participation in this Retreat is free of charge. However, you may now have the opportunity to accrue great merits in supporting this retreat by offering Dana to help defray the cost of running the Retreat.

    Do email us at cakkavala_sg@yahoo.com.sg should you be interested to sponsor:
  • Lunch Dana (SGD550) or
  • Drinks (SGD150) or
  • Fruits (SGD150)
    for this retreat.

    Biography of Venerable Sayalay Dipankara
    Sayalay Dipankara was born in 1964 in Myanmar. At a very young age, she started the meditation practice without external instruction. As she matured, she continued her practice but with guidance from various great meditation masters. In her university days, she was introduced by one of her professors, also a well known Abhidhamma teacher in Myanmar, to Ven. Pha-Auk Sayadaw for close guidance in Samatha and Vipassana practice. She accomplished the practice within a very short period, under the guidance of her skilful teacher. In 1990, she was ordained as a Buddhist nun at Pha-Auk Tawya Monastery. Since then, she was trained to be a meditation teacher.

    Sayalay Dipankara is experienced in teaching any of the 40 Kamatthana as mentioned in the Visuddhi Magga e.g. Anapanasati, Four Elements Meditation, Metta, Buddhanussati, Asubha, Marananussati and 8 Samapatti (1st Jhana to 8th Jhana), Kasina, etc and the Vipassana Meditation.

    In 1996, she was invited to Sri Lanka by the highly respected Mahathera, Venerable U Ariya Dhamma to assist her teacher, Ven. Pha-Auk Sayadaw in guiding the yogis. Since then, she has also been invited by various reputable Buddhist Centres in different countries to conduct courses and intensive meditation retreats for as long as 2 months. These countries include the United State (Insight Meditation Centre), Canada, Taiwan (Hong Shih Foundation), England (Amaravati & Citta Vevekha), Japan, Malaysia, and Singapore, among others.

    While she was in England, the Oxford University and the Manchester University invited her for discussion on mind training. She was also invited for the Western Conference on Jhana at Jubilados Foundation/ Leigh Brasington, Santa Fe, New Mexico in 2001.

    All are welcome
  • Dec 31BF West. By Bodhinyana Singapore and Buddhist Fellowship
    Commitment and Perserverance by Ahjahn Bramahli



    Register @ Eventbrite

    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 : http://www.buddhistfellowship.org
    Email :info@buddhistfellowship.org

    Map





    All are welcome




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