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|Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall, Level 4,Hall Of No Form. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery ||VOICES OF HARMONY 2017|
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
$30, $50, $100 (Tickets on sale from February 2018.)
For more information, please visit ttps://goo.gl/EfHCyW.
All are welcome
|May 29||Full moon in May|
HAPPY VESAK DAY
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.
|Jun 28||Full Moon in the Chinese Sixth Lunar Month||Asalha 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 )