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    November 2017

    Nov 01
    Nov 15
    By Kong Meng Sam Phot Kark See Monastery
    New student registration from 1 – 15 Nov 2017

    Online registration (Please select the appropriate link below )
    1) For KMS Kids Chinese school on Saturday (2pm to 4pm) ( Primary 1 to 6 students)
    Click here :

    2) For KMS Kids English school on Saturday (3.30pm to 5.30pm) ( Primary 1 to 6 students)
    Click here :

    3) For KMS Teens English school on Sunday (9am to 11.50am) ( Secondary 1 to 4 students)
    Click here :

    4) For KMS MP class on Sunday in English (9am to 11.50am) ( Students 17 to 18 years old )
    Click here :

    More detail click here

    All are welcome
    Nov 11
    Nov 12
    By Buddha Dhamma Foundation
    Stillness Flowing
    Dhamma talk Trilogy in Singapore by Ajahn Jayasaro

    Date : 11 Nov 2017 (Sat)
    Time : 7.30pm to 9.00pm
    Venue : The Buddhist Library, Level 2 Auditorium
    Register : Now ( sold out !!!)

    Date : 12 Nov 2017 (Sun)
    Time : 8.30am to 11.00am
    Venue : Dana & Dhamma at Nibbana Dhamma Rakkha

    Date : 12 Nov 2017 (Sun)
    Time : 7.30pm to 9.00pm
    Venue : Palelai Buddhist Temple

    Ajahn Jayasaro will be doing a book reading of Ajahn Chah’s official Biography;
    Venerable Ajahn Chah (Phra Bodhiyana Thera) was born into a typical farming family in a rural village in the province of Ubon Rachathani, N.E. Thailand, in 1918.

    His impeccable approach to meditation, or Dhamma practice, and his simple, direct style of teaching, with the emphasis on practical application and a balanced attitude, attract a large following of monks and lay people in Thailand and abroad.

    Ajahn Chah passed away in 1992, leaving behind a thriving community of monasteries and lay suporters in Thailand, England, Switzerland, Italy, France, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the U.S.A, where the practise of the Buddha’s teachings continues under the inspiration of this great meditation teacher. The training which he established is still carried on at Wat Nong Pah Pong and its branch monasteries, of which there are currently more than three hundred in Thailand and internationally. Discipline is strict, enabling one to lead a simple and pure life in a harmoniously regulated community where virtue, meditation and understanding may be skillfully and continuously cultivated.

    All are welcome
    Nov 18
    Nov 19
    Palelai Buddhist Temple. By Buddha Dhamma Foundation
    Mudita and Upekkha Bhavana/Meditation

    More information and registration at Eventbrite

    Palelai Buddhist Temple
    49 Bedok Walk
    Singapore, 469145

    All are welcome
    Nov 19By Buddhist Library
    BL Family Day Funfair 2017

    Date: 19 Nov 2017 (Sun)
    Time: 9am to 5pm
    Venue: Open Field in front of Aljunied MRT Station

    REGISTER AS A STALLHOLDER applicatiopn form

    All are welcome
    Nov 24
    Dec 29
    Awareness Hub . By kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Four Foundations of Mindfulness

    Mindfulness is the key to happiness and being calm. Learn to live in the moment to improve your physical, social and emotional balance.

    Four Foundation of Mindfulness Practice

    Four Foundations of Mindfulness of Breathing (Anapanasati Sutta) in 16 steps:
  • Steps 1 to 4: Foundation of Mindfulness of Body
  • Steps 5 to 8: Foundation of Mindfulness of Feelings
  • Steps 7 to 12: Foundation of Mindfulness of Mind
  • Steps 13 to 16: Foundation of Dhamma Mind Objects

    Date: 24/11, 1/12, 8/12, 15/12, 22/12 and 29/12/2017 (Fridays)
    Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
    Venue: Awareness Hub | Blk 231, Bain Street, #03-15, Bras Basah Complex
    Fee: $80.00 per pax for 6 sessions

    Registration Methods:
  • Register online
  • Awareness Hub | 11.30am – 6pm
  • Reception Office@KMSPKS | 9am ~ 4pm

    Registration Deadline: 17 November 2017 or when fully registered
    Enquiry: 6336 5067 | | Poster

    Speakers’ Profiles:
    Dr Ng Yuen Yen has taught mindfulness to the general public, patients and Buddhist practitioners in various institutions and organisations.

    All are welcome


    December 2017

    Dec 02By BuddhistYouth Network
    Animal Blessing

    First ever Animal Blessing by BuddhistYouth Network.

    WE INVITE YOU to bring your furry/feathered/shelled/scaled companions to Animal Blessing. All animal lovers are welcome too! (you don't need to have a pet to love animals)

    Register @

    “Even as a mother protects with her life, her child, her only child, So with a boundless heart, should one cherish all living beings” - Metta Sutta

    Event Address:
    BCS Centre,
    48 Lor 23 Geylang
    (5 mins walk from Aljunied MRT Station)
    Contact us at

    All are welcome
    Dec 03
    Dec 10
    By Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    VMC 13th Novitiate Programme

    Terry Teza at 9710 2792 or email
    U Tin Mya at 9753 7044

    All are welcome
    Dec 13By Poh Ming Tse Temple
    Book Reading and Signing by Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Date : 13 December 2017
    Time : 7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
    Course Duration : 2 hours
    Course Dana : By donation
    No. of Students : 250

    Registration here

  • 7:20pm Introduction by emcee
  • 7:30pm Opening puja by Ven. Chodron
  • 7:35pm Talk by Ven. Chodron
  • 8:45pm Q&A
  • 9pm Book signing

    How do we balance the needs of our everyday lives with our spiritual aspirations? In Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness: A Commentary on Nagarjuna’s “Precious Garland of Advice for a King,” Ven. Thubten Chodron offers wisdom from Tibetan master Khensur Jampa Tegchok, who comments on Indian sage Nagarjuna’s advice to a king on how to live and lead with wisdom and compassion. Join her as she shares from this beautiful poem on how to attain our immediate and ultimate spiritual goals.

    Ven. Thubten Chodron will launch and speak on one of her newest books published by Wisdom Publications, Practical Ethics and Profound Emptiness: A Commentary on Nagarjuna’s “Precious Garland of Advice for a King.” The book is a commentary by eminent scholar and former Abbot of Sera Jey monastery, Khensur Jampa Tegchok, on “Precious Garland of Advice for a King,” a 500-verse poem by Indian sage Nagarjuna. Beginning with the importance of keeping good ethical conduct as the foundation of our spiritual practice, the poem goes on to show the king—and all of us—how to practice in our daily lives to cultivate wisdom and the causes for full awakening.

    We are calling for sponsors to support this meritorious effort of having free copies be given to the Buddhist community, reaching out and benefiting as many fellow friends as possible.

    Please contact us at 6466 0785 for more information.?

    All are welcome
  • Dec 09
    Dec 12
    Palelai Buddhist Temple, Nibbana Dhamma Rakkha and The Buddhist Library. By BuddhaDhamma Foundation
    "Learning how to live"
    Meditation Retreat on Death and Dying
    with Ajahn Amaro
    non residential retreat

    Date : 9th-10th December 2017,
    Time : 8.30-5.00pm
    Venue: Palelai Buddhist Temple
    49 Bedok Walk
    Singapore 469145
    Tel : 6443 3324
    Fax: 6242 0746
    Please register for the Free Retreat in the link below;

    Date : 11th December 2017,
    Time : 8.30-10.00am Meal Offering
    Time : 7.30-9.30pm
    Topic : Dhamma Talk
    Venue: Nibbana Dhamma Rakkha
    24 Lorong 29 Geylang
    #04-00 Leow Sih Building
    Singapore 388073
    Tel : 9679 7519

    Date : 12th December 2017,
    Time : 7.30-9.30pm
    Venue: The Buddhist Library
    No: 2 & 4 Lorong 24A
    Geylang Singapore 398526
    Tel: 6746 8435
    Fax: 6741 7689

    Topic : Dhamma Talk, "Living good life, understand good death".

    “When we consider the fragile and fleeting biosphere that we live in, these changes we are seeing and experiencing all around us can easily lead us to fear: What is going to happen? Will my home be destroyed by flood or fire? Will the droughts lead to food shortages? Will all the birds and fishes die? Will our children and grandchildren – and we humans – survive? And is there anything I can do in response to this crisis that will truly make a difference?

    One phenomenon that does not get a lot of attention is that things have a tendency to create their opposites: times of war can give rise to occasions of unparalleled kindness, painful losses can lead to liberating wisdom, and oppression can be a cause for ocean-like compassion. In a similar way the current stressful times are giving rise to resources to help us deal with that very stress. As modern societies speed up and break down, they also hatch the means to understand and counteract that drift. The steadily increasing popularity of the Buddha’s teachings in the modern world can be said to be one such instance of this phenomenon – because the malaise is so rife, the eagerness for a cure becomes all the more acute.”

    Excerpt From: Amaro, Ajahn.
    “For the Love of the World.” Amaravati Publications, 2013-12-20

    Ajahn Amaro
    Born in England in 1956, Ven. Amaro Bhikkhu received honours BSc. degree in Psychology and Physiology from the University of London. Spiritual searching led him to Malaysia, Indonesia andThailand, where he went to Wat Pah Nanachat, a Forest Tradition monastery established for Western disciples of Thai meditation master Ajahn Chah, who ordained him as a bhikkhu in 1979. Soon afterwards he returned to England and joined Ajahn Sumedho to help established Chithurst Monastery. He resided for many years at Amaravati Buddhist Monastery, making trips to California every year during the 1990s.

    In June 1996 he established Abhayagiri Monastery in Redwood Valley, California, where he was co-Abbot with Ajahn Pasanno until 2010. He then returned to Amaravati to become Abbot of this large monastic community.

    Ajahn Amaro has written a number of books. In 1983 with the blessing of his abbot, he moved to Harnham Vihara in Northumberland. He made the entire 830-mile journey on foot, chronicled in his 1984 volume Tudong: The Long Road North. He republished in the expanded book Silent Rain. His other publications include Small Boat, Great Mountain (2003), Rain on the Nile (2009) and The Island – An Anthology of the Buddha’s Teachings on Nibbana (2009) co-written with Ajahn Pasanno, a guide to meditation called Finding the Missing Peace and other works dealing with various aspects of Buddhism.

    On December the 5th, 2015, Luang Por Pasanno, of Abhayagiri Monastery in California, and Ajahn Amaro, of Amaravati Monastery in England, were given the honorary titles of Jao Khun by H.M. the King of Thailand, in a ceremony at the Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Luang Por Pasanno received the new name Bodhiña?avides, resonating Luang Por Chah’s honorific name of Bodhiña?athera, whilst Ajahn Amaro received the name Videsabuddhigu?a. Both the senior Sangha bear the every wholesome qualities that such public recognition is designed to encourage.

    All are welcome
    Dec 15
    Dec 16
    By Vimalakirti Buddhiat Centre
    Vimalakirti Sutra ( Part 2) by Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Date : 15 to 16 December 2017
    Time : 8.00pm to 9.30pm
    Venue: Vimalakirti Buddhiat Centre
    20 Lorong 27A Geylang Singapore 388112

    All are welcome
    Dec 16By Kong Meng San Phot Kark See Monastery
    Mindful Meditation, Quality Living Workshop by Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Date : 16 December 2017
    Time : 10.00am to 4.00pm
    Venue:Pagoda of 10 000 Buddhas
    Level 2 Hall of Medicine Buddhas
    Registration : here

    Email :

    All are welcome
    Dec 17By Buddhist Library
    The Light of Liberation: True Satisfaction and Fulfilment

    Date: 17 Dec 2017 (Sun)
    Time: 2pm to 4pm
    Venue: The Buddhist Library, Level 2 Auditorium
    No registration needed. All are welcome.

    More and better, cheaper and faster… Is it possible to find satisfaction in our modern world? Ven. Thubten Chodron shows us how the causes of fulfilment are not external but internal—and by freeing the mind from afflictions, we can taste the true joy of liberation.

    About Ven. Thubten Chodron
    Venerable Thubten Chodron is an author, teacher, and the founder and abbess of Sravasti Abbey, one of the first Tibetan Buddhist training monasteries for Western nuns and monks in the US. She graduated from UCLA, and did graduate work in education at USC. Ordained as a Tibetan Buddhist nun in 1977, she has studied extensively with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tsenzhap Serkong Rinpoche, and Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche. She received full ordination as a bhikshuni in 1986.

    Ven. Chodron teaches worldwide and is known for her practical (and humorous!) explanations of how to apply Buddhist teachings in daily life. She is also involved in prison outreach and interfaith dialogue. She has published many books on Buddhist philosophy and meditation, and is currently co-authoring with His Holiness the Dalai Lama a multi-volume series of teachings on the Buddhist path, The Library of Wisdom and Compassion. The first volume, Approaching the Buddhist Path, is available August 2017. Visit for a media library of her teachings, and to learn more about Sravasti Abbey.

    All are welcome
    Dec 19By Tibetan Buddhist Centre
    Logic and Reasoning in Daily Life by Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Date : 19 December 2017
    Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Venue: Tibetan Buddhist Centre
    281 Jalan Besar, Singapore 208944

    Registration : email

    All are welcome
    Dec 20By Kong Meng San Phot Kark See Monastery
    Connecting With Amitabha Buddha Buddha Dharma Talks by Venerable Thubten Chodron

    Date : 20 December 2017
    Time : 7.30pm to 9.30pm
    Venue: Venerable Hong Choon Memerial Hall, Level 1 Classroom 9 Registration here

    All are welcome
    Dec 21By Kong Meng Sam Phot Kark See Monastery
    English Dharma Talk – A four-part series for Beginners to Buddhism
    Six Paramitas (Perfections or Completeness)

    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.

    Online Registration:
    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)

    To Register:
  • Online Registration *(Please refer to the links above)
  • 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

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