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    July 2018

    Jul 06
    Jul 08
    BF West. By Buddhist Fellowship
    3-Day Meditation Retreat with Ven Hasapanna

    Registration at

    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
    Jul 07
    Jul 28
    By Sagamudra Buddhist Society
    Brief Introduction to Heart Sutra By Venerable Fa Xun

    A Brief Introduction to Heart Sutra
    The Heart Sutra is a popular sutra in Mahayana Buddhism. Its Sanskrit title, Prajñaparamitah.daya, it can be translated as "The Heart of the Perfection of Wisdom". It is be the best known of all the Buddhist scriptures. It's a key Zen text, chanted extensively and daily by the Mahayana Buddhist tradition. In this short course, Ven FaXun will unpacks the Heart Sutra so that you can benefit from the teachings which help you to release yourself from suffering.

    Instructor: Ven. FaXun
    Course: 4 lessons
    Date: 7, 14, 21 & 28/7/2018 (Saturday)
    Time: 2.30 pm – 4.30 pm
    Venue: Level 6 Sagaramudra Buddhist Society
    Fee: $30 (Member); $40 (Non-Member), only accept cash payment
    Registration: Please visit Level 4 Admin Office or click here for Application Form
    Tel : 67467582

    Sagaramudra Buddhist Society
    5 Lorong 29 Geylang
    Tel: 6746 7582
    Singapore 388060

    All are welcome
    Jul 12By Fu Hui Buddhist Cultural Centre @ Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Guided Reading of Mahayanasamgraha (Compendium of Mahayana Teachings) in Mandarin

    Dates :
    every Thursday, starting on 12 July 2018

    Time :
    8 pm to 9.30 pm
    Venue :
    Yen Pei Building, Level 4
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    105 Punggol Road S(546636)
    (diagonally opposite Punggol Park, adjacent to Sengkang Fire Station)
    Location Map:
    Mr. Zheng Zixiong

    For enquiries please email or call 6489 8161/ 9136 1302.

    Free admission. All are welcome.

    Jul 13
    Jul 17
    By NDR - Nibbana Dhamma Rakkha
    Ajahn Martin's Program

    Date: 14 & 15 /07/2018 (Sat)
    Time: 9am-8pm
    Venue: Palelai Buddhist Temple
    Teacher: Ajahn Martin
    For enquries, kindly please contact Zhanyi @+ 65 9128 5422 through whatsapp.
    Online retreat registration:

    Retreat Schedule (Subject to changes)
  • 8.30am: start of retreat registration
  • 8.45am: briefing
  • 9 – 10.30am: Dharma Talk and Q&A
  • 10.30am – 12pm: Group Sitting Meditation (1)
  • 12 – 1pm: Lunch Break (Vegetarian lunch is provided)
  • 1 – 2pm: Walking Meditation
  • 2 – 4pm: Group Sitting Meditation (2)
  • 4 – 4.30pm: Tea-Break
  • 4.30 – 6pm: Group Sitting Meditation (3)
  • 6 – 6.30pm: Evening Chanting
  • 6.30 – 8pm: Dharma Talk and Q&A

    Biography of Ajahn Martin Piyadhammo

    Ajahn Martin Piyadhammo has lived as a Buddhist forest monk in jungles of Thailand for over 20 years in the Thai Forest Tradition. He stayed at Wat Pa Baan Taad for many years under the guidance of Luangta Maha Bua.

    The Starting Point
    He was born in Stuttgart, Germany in 1957, studied electrical engineering and went to the USA to extend his studies in computer engineering with a Fulbright scholarship. After graduation, he worked in a research lab on image analysis and artificial intelligence in Hamburg. He discovered meditation at the end of 1980s.

    In March 1991, he decided to give away all his belongings and went into homelessness. For four years, he lived in various Theravada monasteries in England and in Germany.

    First Meeting with Luangta Maha Bua
    After reading the book, 'Straight from the Heart' from the famous meditation master, Luangta Maha Bua who was also the abbot of the forest monastery at Baan Taad near Udon Thani, he flew to Thailand and arrived at Baan Taad In 1995. His first meeting with Luangta Maha Bua made him felt like coming home and it was clear to him that he had come to the right place. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk in December 1995 in the forest monastery.

    Tudong Practice
    Ajahn Martin went on tudong for two to five months each year and meditating 14 hours every day. He spent his periods of solitude at very remote monastery, spending time in caves located far away from the villages and largely undisturbed.

    Even before becoming a monk, he already had a strong base of sati and samadhi. His main focus was on body contemplation and especially 'asubha' practice (seeing the loathsomeness of the body) using samadhi once in a while to rest the citta. In the forest tradition, the practice of asubha or seeing the loathsomeness of the body is one of the key practices to overcome sexual craving and greed and hatred.

    Being a Dhamma and Meditation Master
    In 2004, Ajahn Paññavaddho, who was responsible for instructing western lay visitors at Wat Pa Baan Taad passed away. The teaching responsibility of lay visitors was shared between Ajahn Dick and Ajahn Martin. After Ajahn Dick left the monastery in 2007, Ajahn Martin carried the sole responsibility of teaching lay visitors the Dhamma and meditation

    All are welcome
  • Jul 18
    Jul 25
    By Kong Meng Sam Phor Kark See Monastery
    8-day Vipassana Meditation Retreat by Chanmyay Sayadaw Gyi

    Date: 18 to 25 Jul 2018 (Wed-Wed) / Stay-out retreat
    Time: 8am to 8pm
    Fee: $200 per person
    Venue: Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall | Level 4 | Hall of No Form
    To Register:
    Online Registration ~
  • 8-day Vipassana Meditation Retreat :
  • Reception Office @ KMSPKS | 9am – 4pm
  • (Note: Please bring along your NRIC for registration)
    Closing Date: 15 July 2018 or when fully registered
    Enquiry: 6849 5300 |

    As a Master Teacher of Vipassana Meditation, Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw Gyi, along with his disciples, will impart the knowledge of Vipassana Meditation techniques from the Mahasi tradition during this retreat. Immerse yourself in meditation sessions and interactive interviews with the Master Teacher himself, and stand to benefit from the intensive meditation to achieve a calmer state of mind.

    Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw Gyi, Abbot of Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre (Singapore)

    Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw Gyi is a Master Teacher of both Vipassana (insight meditation) and Metta (loving-kindness) Meditation practices. He has travelled extensively to 28 countries in Asia, Africa, Australia, Europe and North America to spread Dharma goodwill through meditation retreats and Dharma talks. In addition, Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw Gyi has organised numerous tours in both English and Burmese with Venerable Mahasi Sayadaw across the world.

    For the full profile of Venerable Chanmyay Sayadaw Gyi, please visit

    In collaboration with Chanmyay Yeiktha Meditation Centre (Singapore)

    All are welcome
  • Jul 28By Buddhist Youth Network
    Singapore Buddhist Youth Day 2018

    What is the reason to be happy?

    "You don't need a reason to be happy."

    Gratitude is simply the answer to that - when we are grateful, we feel blissed with our haves and have nots.

    Being grateful makes us optimistic, resilient, and energised to face the ups and downs of our lives.

    Gratitude is the attitude to have, let's celebrate gratitude together!

    “The quality of gratitude is esteemed to be one of the highest blessings in Buddhism. It counteracts the negativity derived from the fault finding mind or complaining culture.” – Phra Goh Chun Kiang, Religious Advisor, BuddhistYouth Network

    Fee: $5 for students and NSmen. $10 for those working.
    Includes all meals, transport T-shirt and door gift.
    Please make payment BEFORE registration so that we can arrange the logistics accordingly:
    PayLah or Mobile pay to +65 98159908.
    Or Bank transfer to POSB Current 807-12712-8
    Send a screenshot of the transaction to +65 98159908 for verification.

    Registration at*
    Check out our website ( for snippets of past events.

    All are welcome


    August 2018

    Aug 03
    Aug 05
    By Kong Meng Sam Phot Kark See Monastery
    3-day Vipassana Retreat with Sayadaw Tejaniya

    3 to 5 Aug 2018 (Fri – Sun) / Stay-out retreat
    9am to 5pm
    $70 per person
    To Register :
    Online Registration
    Other Methods To Register :

    Reception Office | 9.00am – 4.00pm
    Please bring along your NRIC for registration –
    Closing Date :
    20 July 2018 or when fully registered
    Enquiry :
    Tel: 6849 5300
    Email:| Poster
    Venue :
    Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall | Level 4 | Hall of No Form

    Sayadaw’s teaching differs from the general Vipassana meditation that is practised in Myanmar. His style of teaching and approach is dynamic, an evolving process based on his own experiences and his recognition of difficulties yogis face in their practice. He believes that awareness must first be directed to the presence of defilements in the meditating mind.

    Sayadaw does not emphasise any specific method to practise meditation. He believes that it is more important that the mind is aware with understanding while meditating. Sayadaw aims to help practitioners possess skills that they can apply in their daily lives in the absence of a teacher.

    To get the most benefit, participants are recommended to read “Dhamma Everywhere”, as well as attempt to be mindful daily at home or at work, at least a week to a month before the retreat. The books are free online at

    Sayadaw U Tejaniya

    Sayadaw U Tejaniya began his Buddhist training as a young teenager in Myanmar under the late Shwe Oo Min Sayadaw (1913–2002). After a career in business and life as a householder, he has become a permanent monk since 1996. He teaches meditation at Shwe Oo Min Dhamma Sukha Forest Meditation Center in Yangon, Myanmar.

    Sayadaw’s relaxed demeanour and easy sense of humour can belie a commitment to awareness that he encourages his students to apply in every aspect of their lives. His earlier life as a householder gives him a rare insight into the challenges faced by his lay students. His books, “Don’t Look Down on the Defilements, They Will Laugh at You”, “Awareness alone is not Enough” and “Dhamma Everywhere: Welcoming each Moment with Awareness+Wisdom” aptly characterise his teachings—accessible and true to the traditional teachings of the Buddha.

    All are welcome
    Aug 05
    Sep 30
    By Kong Meng Sam Phot Kark See Monastery
    Buddhism 101: The Four Noble Truths

    The Four Noble Truths are the first teaching the Buddha delivered upon his enlightenment. They present a summary of the Buddha’s teachings in theory and practice. In discussing the Four Noble Truths, this course will introduce some basic concepts in Buddhism and relate their relevance to our daily life. Understanding the Four Noble Truths will enrich our understanding of life, giving us hope and inspiration to lead meaningful and happy lives.

    5 Aug – 30 Sep 2018 (Sun)
    2pm – 4pm
    2pm – 4pm
    Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall | Level 1 | Classroom 9
    $50 (8 sessions)
    To Register:

  • Online Registration ~
  • Reception Office @ KMSPKS | 9 am – 4 pm
    6849 5300 |
    For more information:
    please visit

    About the Speaker:
    Venerable Dr Chuan Sheng, Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs / Associate Professor, Full-time

    Venerable Chuan Sheng obtained his BA (Honours) in History from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and PhD in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University. Specialising in Asian history and East Asian international relations, he was an academic staff of NUS for 26 years, before receiving his higher ordination in Taiwan in 2013.

    Currently training under his ordination master, Venerable Kwang Sheng, at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, his interests in Buddhist Studies include Pure Land Buddhism and mindfulness meditation. He is Associate Professor and Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs.

    All are welcome
  • Aug 26Full 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.
    Aug 18
    Aug 19
    By Palelai Buddhist Temple
    Retreat with Ajahn Jutipanno

    Venue : 49 Bedok Walk, Singapore 469145
    Registration Time : 18 Aug (Sat) 7.30am ( 1 night stay in @ Wat Palelai on 18th Aug )
    Retreat ends : 19 Aug (Sun) 6pm
    Guidance from Ajahn Jutipanno ( Abbot of Dhamma Light Meditation Centre in Malaysia Pontian )
    Language : Chinese Limited seating, please RSVP earlier to avoid disappointment

    Additional program highlights :
    Evening Chinese Dhamma Talk @ NDR ( 17 Aug - Friday )

    Time : 7.30pm
    Venue : 24 Lor 29 Geylang, Level 4, Singapore 388073

    Evening Chinese Dhamma Talk @ Wat Palelai ( 18 Aug - Saturday )
    Time : 7 - 9 pm Address : 49 Bedok Walk ( near Tanah Merah MRT )

    Evening Chinese Dhamma Talk @ Wat Palelai ( 19 Aug - Sunday )
    Time : 7 - 9 pm 49 Bedok Walk ( near Tanah Merah MRT )

    Dana @ Wat Palelai ( 18 / 19 / 20th Aug - Sat , Sun , Monday )
    Time : 11am Address : 49 Bedok Walk ( near Tanah Merah MRT )

    Registration :

    All are welcome
    Aug 26By Kong Meng Sam Phot Kark See Monastery
    The Significance of Ullambana

    Watch the video to understand Ullambama Celebration

    All are welcome

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