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2018 AD ( 2562 BE ) ACTIVITIES



    May 2018

    May 25
    May 26
    Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall, Level 4,Hall Of No Form. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery

    Buddhist music powerhouses Ani Choying Drolma and Venerable Sik Kwang Sheng join hands to bring you two evenings of stirring spiritual performances.

    Through this concert, KMSPKS hopes to bring devotees and music lovers together in a festive outpouring of love and gratitude in celebration of Vesak Day.

    Date: 25 & 26 May 2018 (Fri/Sat)
    Time: 8pm – 9.30pm
    Venue: Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall | Level 4 | Hall Of No Form
    Ticket Price:
    $30, $50, $100 (Tickets on sale from February 2018.)

    For more information, please visit ttps://

    All are welcome
    May 29Full moon in May


    Today in the year 2562 ( BE ), Buddhists throughout the world celebrate the birth,the enlightenment and the passing away to parinibanna of Gautama Buddha on Vesak Day. Send a Buddhist webcard to your friends by clicking here

    "A unique Being, an extraordinary Man
    arises in this world for the benefit of the many,
    for the happiness of the many,
    out of compassion for the world,
    for the good, benefit,
    and happiness of gods and men.

    Who is this Unique Being?
    It is the Tathagata, the Exalted,
    Fully Enlightened One."

    - Anguttara Nikaya PT. 1, XII P.22.


    June 2016

    Jun 13
    Jun 17
    By Kong Meng San Phot Kark See Monastery
    Breathe, You Are Alive ( STAY-IN RETREAT)

    Living in a fast-paced society like ours, we are often carried away by the demands of a hectic life at school, at work, and even at home.

    This retreat conducted by Plum Village Delegation offers an opportunity for us to slow down. Together, we will practise bringing mindfulness into daily life. We learn to enjoy sitting, walking, and eating in ways that help us recognise the beautiful gifts that life offers us. We receive nourishment by touching the beauty of nature, the beautiful presence of people around us, and the beauty in ourselves.

    Jointly organised with: Joyful Garden Community of Mindful Living

    Breathe, You Are Alive
    Date: 13 – 17 June 2018 (Wednesday – Sunday) T
    ime: Check in at 1pm and check out at 2pm
    • Check in at Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall, Level 1, Ju Yuan Fang
    • Retreat at Hall of No Form
    Course Offering: $220 per person / $80 per person for full-time students
    * Students aged 7 and above are welcome. A guardian is required to participate with primary and secondary school students.
    Registration Methods:
    • Online registration at:
    – Students between the ages of 7 and 16 years old:
    – Students above 16 years old:
    – Adults:
    • Reception Office@KMSPKS | 9am ~ 4pm
    – Please bring along your IC for Registration

    Registration Deadline: 4 June 2018 or when fully registered
    Enquiry: 6849 5300 | | Poster
    Additional Information:

    Walk with Me: A Journey into Mindfulness featuring Thich Nhat Hanh
    Join monastics from Plum Village for a special mindfulness event in Singapore, including the screening of “Walk With Me” — an intimate portrait of the Plum Village community of Zen master and Nobel Peace Prize nominee Thich Nhat Hanh. Benedict Cumberbatch narrates extracts from Thich Nhat Hanh’s early journals, which frame a contemplative journey. Come, pause, breathe, and experience what mindfulness is.
    Dates: 22 June 2018 (Fri) and 23 June 2018 (Sat)
    For admission and latest information, please visit

    All are welcome
    Jun 22
    Jun 23
    The Projector. By Joyful Garden
    A special mindfulness event : "Walk With Me” - an intimate portrait of
    the Plum Village community of Zen master and
    Nobel Peace Price nominee
    Thich Nhat Hanh

    Walk With Me comes to Singapore!

    Documentary about Thich Nhat Hanh and mindfulness.
    Narrated by the awesome Benedict Cumberbatch (DR Strange)

    The Projector
    The events are held at this cinema called The Projector (website). Upon arrival please head to the Redrum hall.

    6001 Beach Road
    #05 Golden Mile Tower
    Singapore 199589
    Register here

    Location map

    All are welcome
    Jun 28Full Moon in the Chinese Sixth Lunar MonthAsalha Puja or Dhamma Day.

    This commemorates the Buddha's first discourse, the Dhamma-Cakka-Pavattana Sutta (the Discourse on the Turning of the Wheel of Truth) in Sarnath (Isipatana, Benares) - the Deer Park , which he gave to the group of five monks with whom he had practised in the forest for many years. Upon hearing this discourse, one of the monks -- Ven. Kondañña -- gained his first glimpse of Nibbana, thus giving birth to the Noble Sangha. The annual rains retreat (vassa) commences the following day.

    Note: At the end of this first sermon, the Venerable Kondañña became a Sotapanna (a person at the first stage of enlightenment) and then, according to the Commentaries, for example, the Commentary on Vinaya, the other four disciples became Sotapannas, one on each of the four following days. On the first day after the full-moon day in July, the monk Vappa became a Sotapanna; on the second day, Bhaddiya; on the third day, Mahanama; and on the fourth day, Assaji. After they became Sotapannas, they all asked Buddha for ordination. Buddha ordained each of them by calling to them, "Come monks." On the fifth day after the full-moon day, the Buddha assembled them and preached to them this discourse Anatta-lakkhana Sutta. -The Discourse on the Not-self Characteristic (no-soul or anatta)
    ( Note: Try this site which is my favourite explanation for :- NO INNER CORE - ANATTA . By Sayadaw U Silananda )

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