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    March 2017

    Mar 04By Dhamma Wisdom Centre
    Basic Buddhism course in Mandarin

    Are you or your family members interested in learning more about basic Buddhism and to learn meditation to realize the Lord Buddha’s teachings?

    This course is conducted in Mandarin by Mr TAN CHAU YEE, practising Buddhist Meditator.

    Learn about the Triple Gem, Tipitaka, Three Universal Characteristics, Four Noble Truths, Noble Eight-fold Path, Five Precepts, Five Aggregates, Four Sublime States, etc. For meditation, the course will start with basic relaxation of Mind and Body, moving on to Samatha, Metta and finally Vipassana.

    Date: 4 March 2017
    Time:Every Saturday from 9 am to 12 pm,
    Venue:Dhamma Wisdom Centre
    27 Jalan Senyum
    Singapore 418151
    Nearest MRT: Kembangan Station
    Bus No. 2, 7, 32, 67 (4 minutes’ walk)
    Free Admission

    All are welcome
    Mar 10
    Mar 12
    By Nibbana Dhamma Rakkha , Wat Ananda Youth and Palelai Buddhist Temple
    Laung Phor Thoon Singapore Dhamma Tour

    Date : 10/3/2017 (Friday)
    Venue: Nibbana Dhamma Rakkha (NDR) 24 Geylang Lor 29
    #04-00 Singapore 388073
    Time: 9am Dana
    Time: 7:30pm Dhamma Talk

    Date : 11/3/2017 (Saturday )
    Venue:Palelai 49 Bedok Walk
    Singapore, 469145
    Time: 8:45am Dana
    Time: 10am-6pm One day retreat

    Online registration:
    Date : 12/3/2017 9am Dana 10:30am Q&A

    All are welcome
    Mar 12
    Mar 18
    BF West. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Meditation Retreat (Intermediate) in Genting Chin Swee Temple with Bhante Seelananda

    Meditation Retreat (Intermediate Level) in Genting Highlands' Chin Swee Temple

    12-18 Mar 2017 (Early Bird discount till 31 Jan 2017)
    - S$380 (Early Bird $350)
    - $500 (Early Bird $470)
    Register @ Eventbrite for the Meditation Retreat

    Also Note the following dharma talks

    Date: Feb 26
    Topic :
    What Is Right View And How To Develop It?
    Venue: BF West

    Date: Mar 05
    Topic :
    The Path To Stillness - Right Concentration
    Venue: BF West

    Date: Mar 26
    Topic :
    Hopw To Nurture Sangha Qualities in Lay Society?
    Venue: BF West

    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
    Mar 14
    Jun 20
    By Buddhist Library , The
    Dealing with Emotions through Meditation by Bhante Dhammaratana

    Date: 14 Mar to 20 Jun 2017 (Every Tue for 15 lessons)
    Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
    Venue: The Buddhist Library, Level 2 Auditorium
    Speaker: Bhante Dhammaratana
    Free: All are Welcome

    Dukkha or Suffering is the first noble truth that Lord Buddha has taught us about life. Suffering comes from the state of mind that we are in when we encounter dissatisfaction in life. Very often, these are caused by our inability to manage our emotions. Let Bhante Dhammaratana teach us how to deal with our emotions through meditation.

    About Bhante Dhammaratana

    Venerable Bellanwila Dhammaratana, or more affectionately addressed as Bhante, is the founding and pivotal figure of the Buddhist Library (BL). He gave up a ready-made life of an abbot in the well-established Bellanwila Temple located near Colombo in Sri Lanka, to pursue his vision of creating in Singapore ‘a door to learning’ for the benefit of humanity.

    In 1981, Bhante founded the Buddhist Research Society (BRS) and established the first dedicated Buddhist book service in Singapore. In 2004, Bhante was appointed the Chief Sangha Nayaka of Singapore by Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dhama Maha Sangha Sabha.

    Bhante’s Background
    Bhante was born in Sri Lanka and received his Buddhist ordination at the age of 13. In 1973, Bhante left Sri Lanka for Dhammaduta activities (i.e. to make available the Buddha’s teachings) in Singapore at the invitation of Venerable M. Mahavihara. He is the senior pupil of the late Venerable Bellanwila Sri Somaratana Nayaka Thera. He, a student of Vidyalankara Pirivena, is a graduate of Vidyalankara University.

    After graduation, Bhante served as the Deputy Principal and Principal at two prestigious seats of learning, Sunethradevi Pirivena and Paramadhamma Chetiya Pirivena, respectively. In 2003, Bhante obtained his Master of Philosophy Degree from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. In 1999, Bhante founded a meditation retreat centre, the Paramita Meditation Centre, located at Kadugannawa, Sri Lanka, with the assistance of Buddhist devotees from Singapore. Bhante is concurrently the present chief incumbent of Bellanwila Rajamaha, a well-established Buddhist temple located close to Colombo in Sri Lanka.

    All are welcome
    Nar 14
    Mar 15
    By Wat Ananda Buddhist Temple , Nibbana Dhamma Rakkha and Buddha Dhamma Foundation
    "Samatha and Vipassana in Harmony"
    Dhamma Talk & Evening Meditation
    with Ajahn Chandako

    Topic :'Mindfulness in Daily Life'
    Date:14 March, Tuesday.
    Time:7.30pm - 9.30pm
    Venue:Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple

    Topic:'Non-self and the Illusion of Free Will
    Date :15 March, Wednesday.
    Time :7.30pm - 9.30pm
    Venue :Nibbana Dhamma Rakkha (NDR)

    Both nights Phra Ajahn will lead a guided meditation.

    About Ajahn Chandako
    Originally from Minneapolis, Ajahn Chandako ordained as a Buddhist monk in 1990 in the Thai Forest Tradition in the lineage of Ajahn Chah. After practicing intensive meditation in various monasteries in Thailand and traveling extensively in Tibet, Nepal, and India, he settled at Wat Pah Nanachat in Thailand, the monastery established by Ajahn Chah for his English-speaking disciples. He translated many of the teachings into English and is also the author of 'A Honed and Heavy Ax: Samatha and Vipassana in Harmony.' In recent years, he has taught internationally, and is now the Abbot of Vimutti Forest Monastery, near Auckland, New Zealand.

    Vimutti Buddhist Monastery New Zealand

    A Honed and Heavy Axe: Samatha and Vipassana In Harmony By Ajahn Chandako

    "Health and the Body" - Ajahn Chandako at the Mayo Clinic:

    All are welcome
    Mar 16
    Dec 21
    Awareness Hub. By Kong Men San Monastery
    English Dharma Talk – A four-part series for Beginners to Buddhism

    Date: 16 March 2017
    What is Karma Karma is a building block of ethics — the law of cause and effect where intention, attitude, and desires before and during the action lead to happiness and suffering in its various manifestations of effects and consequences, viz., in their determined / undetermined forms, guiding / complete fruition, in the here and now, or future time frames.

    Date:15 June 2017
    Taking Refuge in the Triple Gems & Five Precepts
    What does taking refuge mean and why the Three Jewels or Triple Gem? Not many may know its significance, and those who know may believe in false teachers. Others may not wish to take refuge at all for their own personal reasons. We will discuss about the eight common obstacles and the underlying importance of taking the Triple Gem as our refuge.

    Date:21 September 2017
    Noble Eightfold Path
    The Buddha told his last disciple Subhadra that the Noble Eightfold Path is unique only to Buddhism. It is the path for the noble ones, ie. the enlightened ones (Ariyas) that lead them to liberation. How do we practise them?
    Date: 21 December 2017
    Six Paramitas (Perfections or Completeness)
    A Buddha’s virtues are complete and ultimate. To attain buddhahood, s/he must undergo the journey of a bodhisattva’s practice of benefitting others, as well as oneself via the Six Paramitas of Giving, Morality, Patience, Diligence, and Meditation to give rise to Wisdom, i.e. the bodhi mind to sever the attachment to oneself.

    Venue: Awareness Place Well-Being Centre (Gentle Note ~ In March 2017, we are relocating to: Awareness Hub, Blk 231 Bain Street #03-15 Bras Basah Complex Singapore 180231)
    Time: 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm (Thu)
    Registration: Register online | Reception Office@KMSPKS, 9am – 4pm | Awareness Hub, 11.30am – 6pm
    Closing Date: 1 week before the talk or when talk is fully registered
    Note: *A nominal donation of $5 per person will be collected on the day of the talks.
    Enquiry: 6336 5067 | | Poster
    Speaker Profile:
    Brother Yick Keng Hang, BSc, is an Ex-English Editor of FOR YOU, a Buddhist Monthly Magazine.

    All are welcome
    Mar 18
    Mar 26
    Poh Ern Shih Temple. By Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    9 day Retreat

    Online Registration Form Link:

    All are welcome
    Mar 19Kong Meng San Phor Kark See. By Buddha Dhamma Foundation
    A peaceful Sunday Meditation Retreat, with Venerable Luang Por Thiradhammo

    Date: 19th March 2017
    Time: 8.30am - 5.00pm
    Venue:Dhamma Hall
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See
    Free of charge registration :

    Venerable Ajahn Thiradhammo is one of the most senior monks in the tradition of Ajahn Chah. He was born in Canada in 1949 and became interested in Dhamma in his student years while travelling through Sri Lanka.

    Coming to Thailand and meditating at Wat Umong, he took ordination at Wat Meung Man in Chiang Mai with Venerable Tong in 1974. In 1975 he moved to study with Ajahn Chah at Wat Pah Pong and Wat Pah Nanachat. He went on several tudong journeys through the northeast of Thailand and the mountains of Chiang Mai, visiting many famous forest meditation masters.

    Ajahn Thiradhammo was invited to England in 1982 to help with developments there. He spent two years at Chithurst Monastery, and three years in charge of Harnham Vihara in Northumberland. In 1988 he helped establish Dhammapala Monastery near Bern, Switzerland and also later at its new location in the Bernese Alpine village of Kandersteg where he was the senior monk until 2005. In July 2005 he assumed the position of senior monk at Bodhinyanarama, Wellington, NZ where he remained as abbot for six and a half years.

    He is currently of no fixed abode and travels widely.

    All are welcome


    April 2017

    Apr 01By NUS Boddhist Society
    Return to Innocence - NUS Buddhist Music Concert

    Buy your tickets now!

    Concert :Return to Innocence - NUS Buddhist Music Concert
    Date :Sat 1 April,
    Time : 7pm
    Venue : NUS Shaw Foundation Alumni House Auditorium
    1 Hon Sui Sen Dr, Singapore 117588
    Tickets : $12 for public and $10 for NUS students
    Buy 2 tickets - bring a friend
    Tickets :
    Trailer :

    Hi there, What's your take on Buddhism? People around the world are using Buddhism to make themselves and the world a safer, better and happier place.

    If you'd like to find out more, do come for our first campus concert. We will be presenting a fun, refreshing and modern take on our ancient religion through songs to uplift your spirit.

    All are welcome
    Apr 04
    By Buddhist Youth Network
    Dispelling Misconceptions in Dharma Practice - A Workshop for Buddhist Youths and New Buddhists
    by Venerable Dr Jue Wei

    Date : Tue 4 April 2017
    Dinner: 6.00pm – 7.30pm
    Workshop: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
    Venue: Main Hall, Fo Guang Shan (Singapore)
    1, Punggol Place, S 828844
    Organised : BuddhistYouth Network (BYN)

    Register by 30 March at

    All are welcome
    Apr 14
    Apr 17
    By Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    Holiday Special Vipassana Meditation 3 days retreat

    Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)
    251 Lavender Street.
    Singapore 338789.
    Tel: 6445 3984

    All are welcome
    Apr 14By Thekchen Choling Singapore
    Vesak Celebration 2017 : Gyabshi Puja

    VESAK 2017 Celebrations We welcome all to join us in this Gyabshi Puja, a beneficial puja to pacify our karmic creditors, clear obstacles and protect us from evil harm.

    All Participants are to bring a piece of 3 inch square in size cut from their own worn clothing. The cloth will not be returned after the puja. — with Thubten Rabjor Samuel, Joanne Hau, George Wong Q, Kel Namdrol Tenpa, Kevin Toh Kian Chye, Dorje Hau, Tay LiLian and Patrick Lau Dorje Nyima.

    Thekchen Choling (Singapore).
    2 Beatty Lane
    Singapore 209945
    Telephone (65) 6466 3720 Fax (65) 6465 6736

    All are welcome
    Apr 22Buddha Tooth Relic Temple . By Animal Human Alliance
    The Animal Protection Documentary

    Compassion is a central theme in Buddhist culture and extends not just to humans but to animals as well.

    This documentary is inspired by the animal activist work of Venerable Hongyi (1880–1942) who actively promoted compassion to all beings.

    Date: 22 Apr 2017 (sat)
    Venue: Nagapuspa Theatre
    Buddha Tooth Relic Temple
    Nearest MRT: Chinatown
    Price: Pay as you wish after screening.

    Proceeds will be used as food for animals in monasteries and as medical and cremation fund for Mettacats.
    Ticket Please RSVP below or via peatix

    Screening time: 30 min screening + 30 min Q&A
    Session: 1: 1 to 2pm
    RSVP here

    All are welcome
    Apr 29
    May 01
    By Satipatthana Meditation Centre
    3 Day SMC Retreat

    735A & 735B, Havelock Road
    Tel/Fax: 6272 5696
    Singapore 169652
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    Registration : Form and details

    All are welcome
    Apr 30By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Hair for Hope 2017

    Kickstart the month of Vesak by making a bald statement at Hair for Hope 2017 (in KMSPKS) to show children with cancer and their families that they are not alone.

    Registration is now open !
    Date: 30 Apr 2017 (Sun)
    Time: 9.30am - 1.30pm
    Venue: Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall, Level 4, Hall of No Form
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