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2017 AD ( 2561 BE ) ACTIVITIES



    September 2017

    Sep 05Full 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.
    Sep 05By Kong Meng Sam Phot Kark See Monastery
    The Significance of Ullambana

    Watch the video to understand Ullambama Celebration

    All are welcome
    Sep 23
    Sep 24
    Buddhist College of Singapore, Kong Meng Sam Phot Kark See Monastery. By Institute of Chinese Buddhism
    Fruit & Tea Chan Workshop

    Contrary to the myth that practising Chan has to be in a meditation hall, Chan is indeed can be carried out mindfully in our daily life anywhere and anytime! During this 2-day non-residential introductory Chan workshop, let Venerable Da Xing, an Italian Chan Buddhist monk of the Chinese tradition, show you how it is being practised while eating fruits and drinking tea! By putting the techniques learnt into daily life, you will eventually derive the spiritual benefits within!

    Date : 23 & 24 Sep 2017, Sat & Sun
    Time: 23 Sep: 9am to 9pm
    24 Sep: 9am to 5pm
    Venue: Buddhist College of Singapore
    88 Bright Hill Road

    Ticket information @ Eventbrite

    Institute of Chinese Buddhism (ICBuddhism)
    Organiser of Fruit & Tea Chan Workshop with Ven. Da Xing
    Organiser Facebook Profile ICBuddhism
    The Institute of Chinese Buddhism (ICBuddhism) is a not-for-profit company limited by guarantee charged with the strategic intent of providing quality education and learning services to the English speaking communities so as to get to know, learn, practise and eventually derive spiritual benefits from the cultivation of Teachings of Chinese Buddhism. Qualified and credible Buddha-Dharma teachers, scholars, monastics and lay practitioners will be invited on board to expound the subject contents via lectures, workshops, retreats etc.

    For more info, please visit:

    All are welcome
    Sep 23
    Oct 01
    By Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    9 day Vipassana Meditation Retreat

    Download form at
    Email :Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )

    All are welcome


    October 2017

    Oct 08Full 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 18
    Oct 21
    By Tergar Meditation Centre Singapore
    Meditation practice and book study of "The Joy of Living" by Mingyur Rinpoche

    Venue : Poh Ming Tse Temple).
    Group practice date: 18/10/2017 - 21/10/2017
    Venue: Tai Pei Buddhist Centre Level 3 Meditation Room
    Content: Meditation practice and book study of "The Joy of Living" P116~P125
    Enquiry: 83091519

    All are welcome
    Oct 18 By Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    One day Uposatha Retreat

    Sila or morality is the foundation of Buddhism. It is a part of the noble eightfold path which is the path for the sublime bliss of Nibbana. In Theravada Buddhist countries such as Thailand, Myanmar, Sri Lanka and Cambodia, devoted Buddhists observe higher precepts on full moon days. During the time of the Buddha, Visakha, the chief female follower of the Buddha, had observed Uposatha. In the Uposatha Sutta of Anguttara Nikaya, the Buddha explained different types of Uposatha and encouraged lay followers to practice “Ariya uposatha” noble observance.

    Uposatha day is the day when the lay Buddhist followers observe the higher precepts (five precepts, eight precepts and ten precepts). Five precepts are considered to be practiced in everyday life of a lay Buddhist follower. Hence it is call “nicca sila” which means to be practiced in everyday life. Apart from the five precepts, on full moon days, they observe other higher precepts, too.

    "As from a great heap of flowers many garlands can be made, even so should many good deeds be done by one born a mortal." (Dhammapada verse 53)

    One day Uposatha Retreat
    Date: Wednesday, 18 Oct 2017
    Time: 9am to 6pm
    Venue: Buddha Dhamma Mandala Society
    Address: 567A Balestier Road S(329884)

    Time & Activities
  • 9.00am Observing the Sila (Eight precepts or Five precepts) and Puja
  • 9.30am Dhamma talk (Why we should observe Sila(precepts)?
  • 10.30am Tea break
  • 10.40am Metta meditation (Group meditation)
  • 11.40am Lunch (Dana)
  • 12.30pm Individual Meditation (walking and sitting meditation)
  • 1.30pm Dhamma Discussion
  • 3.00pm Mindfulness Meditation
  • 4.00pm Tea break
  • 4.30pm Walking Meditation
  • 5.30pm Mark the end of retreat by Evening Puja.

    please take note lunch will not be provided. you may bring your own food or eating at the nearby coffee shop.

    All are welcome
  • Oct 18BF East Centre @ Mitra . By Cakkavala Meditation Centre
    1 day retreat conducted by Sayalay Dipankara.

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

    Date: 18th October 2017, Wednesday
    Time: 8.30am-5pm (Registration starts at 7.45am)
    Venue: Buddhist Fellowship East Centre @ Mitral

    If you are interested, kindly click here to register.

    It will be on a first come first serve basis (estimated no. of yogis: 150-170 people). Successful applicants will be notified via E-mail on 1st October 2017.

    We sincerely hope to share the Dhamma with everyone. Hence, this retreat has been made free of charge. Should you be interested to support any of the following dana, kindly email us at

  • Flowers (SGD 150)
  • Utilities (SGD 150)
  • Lunch Dana (SGD 550)
  • Drinks (SGD 150)
  • Fruits (SGD 200)

    Read The Happiness of a Beautiful Mind by Sayalay Dipankara. Available in Chinese, English and Bahasa Indonesia. Please click here

    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 28
    Oct 29
    By Kong Meng Sam Phot Kark See Monastery
    Threefold Refuge and Five Precepts

    Threefold Refuge and Five Precepts Preparatory Classes ~ (Compulsory)
    In English | For Chinese Preparatory Class please click [?????]
    Date: 29 October 2017, Sunday
    Time: 9.00 am to 10.30 am
    Venue: Ven. Hong Choon Memorial Hall | Level 1 | Classroom 5 & 6
  • 1. Why should one take Threefold Refuge and Five Precepts?
  • 2. What are the benefits of taking Threefold Refuge and Five Precepts?
  • 3. What are the merits of taking Threefold Refuge and Five Precepts?
  • 4. What are the important points to remember when taking Threefold Refuge and Five Precepts?
  • 5. How to keep to the Precepts?
  • 6. How to integrate the Precepts into our daily life?

    * [ Buddhist Etiquette ] * ~ (Conducted in Mandarin)
    Date: 28 October 2017 (Saturday)
    Time: 9am – 11:30pm [Buddhist Etiquette Class] 1pm – 3pm [*NEW – Introduction to Cultivation Meditation], (Optional)
    Venue: Ven. Hong Choon Memorial Hall | Level 1, Classroom 5-6 Free admission with limited seats
    Online Registration:
    Monastery Registration: Reception Office@KMSPKS | 9am ~ 4pm (Please bring along your NRIC)
    Registration Deadline: 27 October 2017 or when fully registered | Poster
    Please bring along your Haiqing and Màn yi (if applicable)

    Threefold Refuge and Five Precepts Ceremony ~ (Conducted in Mandarin)
    Preceptor: Venerable Sik Kwang Sheng
    Venue: Ven. Hong Choon Memorial Hall | Level 4 | Hall of No Form
    Date: 29 October 2017, Sunday
    Reporting Time: 11.45 am
    Rehearsal Time: 12.30 pm
    Registration: From 1 September until 25 October 2017, 9am – 4pm at Reception Office@KMSPKS (Please bring along your NRIC)
    Online Registration:
    Enquiry: 6849 5300 | | Poster

    All are welcome
  • Oct 29By Kong Meng Sam Phot Kark See Monastery
    Temple Guided Tour

    With a history of more than 90 years, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (KMSPKS) is one of the largest Buddhist monasteries in Singapore providing a sanctuary for monks and devotees to practise. Join our guided tour to understand the rich history of KMSPKS and culture of Buddhism.

    Date: 29 October 2017 (Sunday)
    Time: 10.00am – 12.00pm
    Online Registration:
    Enquiry: 6849 5300 | | POSTER
    Meeting Point: Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall | Level 1 (Ju Yuan Fang)
    Dress Code: No shorts & low-cut tops
    Free of Charge *Donations of any amount are welcome

    All are welcome
    Oct 29 By Buddhist Fellowship with co-organised by others
    Cakkra 2017 Turning Our Wheel of Dharma

    Date: 29 Oct 2017 (Sun)
    Time: 8.00am - 5.45pm
    Venue: Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

    For more detail click here

    All are welcome
    Oct 29Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple. By Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    Kathina Robe Offering 2017

    Venue: Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple, 30C St Michael's Rd, Singapore 328002

    All are welcome
    Oct 29
    Jan 21 2018
    By Kong Meng Sam Phot Kark See Monastery
    Vegetarian Cooking Series Workshop

    Learn how to whip up delectable vegetarian cuisines such as Hakka, Korean and many more at our Vegetarian Cooking Series.

    Date: 29 Oct 2017 - 21 Jan 2018
    Time: 3pm – 6.30pm
    Venue: Awareness Hub

    Hakka Nutri Vegan Cuisine
    1. Wholegrain Yong Tau Foo (Some hands-on)
    2. Vegetarian Mei Cai Kuo Rou
    3. Black Sesame Paste (Dessert)

    Register: Online
    Date:29 Oct 2017 (Sun)
    Time:3 pm – 6 pm

    Korean Nutri Vegan Cuisine
    1. Apple Chilli Kimchi
    2. Brown rice Bibimbap with Homemade Chilli sauce
    3. Fruity Kanten Pudding

    Register: Online
    Date:5 Nov 2017 (Sun)
    Time:3 pm – 6 pm
    Fees: $65*

    Vegetarian Yu Sheng & Lei Cha
    1. Herbal Mushroom Yu Sheng (Some hands-on)
    2. Brown Rice Hakka Farmer Tea (Lei Cha)
    3. Homemade Almond Nut Milk (Dessert)

    Register: Online
    Date:3 Dec 2017 (Sun)
    Time:3 pm – 6.30 pm
    Fees: $70*

    Chinese New Year Vegan Baking I
    1. Vegan Pineapple Tarts (Some hands-on)
    2. Buckwheat Brownie
    3. Brown Rice Nian Gao

    Date:10 Dec 2017 (Sun)
    Time:3 pm – 6.30 pm
    Fees: $70*

    Chinese New Year Vegan Baking II
    1. Green Tea Brown Rice Cookie (Some hands-on)
    2. Almond Chocolate Cookie (Some hands-on)
    3. Wholemeal Marble Cake
    To Be Advised
    Date:14 Jan 2018 (Sun)
    Time:3 pm – 6.30 pm $70*

    Vegan Baking with Homemade Natural Yeast
    1. Homemade Natural Yeast
    2. Museli Rye Bread Loaf
    3. Vegetable Pau and Mantou (Some hands-on)
    To Be Advised

    For more information, please visit

    All are welcome

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