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    November 2018

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Nov 11Palelai Buddhist Temple
    Kathina Robe Offering 2018



    The Kathina ceremony is celebrated once a year after the conclusion of the Vassa (Rains Retreat). This year our Resident Monks have selected Sunday, 11th November 2018 to commemorate this meritorious and joyous occasion. During the Kathina ceremony, on behalf of the members and devotees, the temple will make formal offering of robes and other requisites to the Maha Sangha.

    All are welcome
    Nov 13
    to
    Nov 14
    BF West. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Dharma Talks by Ajahn Sujato





    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 : http://www.buddhistfellowship.org
    Email :info@buddhistfellowship.org

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    All are welcome
    Nov 16
    to
    Nov 23
    BF West. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Ven Seelananda's Teaching Tour - Sutta Study Course
    and
    DHAMMA & MEDITATION RETREAT ON "THE FIVE SPIRITUAL FACULTIES"




    Date: Fri 16 Nov
    Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
    Topic : Titthayatana Sutta (AN.3.61)

    Date: Tue 27 Nov
    Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
    Topic : Sugata Vinaya Sutta (AN.4.160)

    Date: Wed 28 Nov
    Time: 7.30pm - 9.30pm
    Topic : Aggivacchagotta Sutta (MN.72)

    Register: Here
    Venue: BF West


    Date:17-23 November, 2018
    Venue: Holiday Inn Resort, Batam
    Topic : The "Five Spiritual Faculties" (faith, energy, mindfulness, concentration and wisdom) are a set of qualities that the Buddha regarded as essential for practitioners to make spiritual progress. Bhante Seelananda will lead this 7-day retreat in Batam, Indonesia, to explore the five faculties as a path of practice, leading to awakening.
    Cost :
    Twin-sharing
  • $580 (Super Early Bird - payment by 15 Sep)
  • $610 (Early Bird - payment by 15 Oct)
  • $640 (Payment by 31 Oct)
    Cost :
    Single room
  • $920 (Super Early Bird - payment by 15 Sep)
  • $960 (Early Bird - payment by 15 Oct)
  • $1,000 (Payment by 31 Oct)

    Price includes 6 nights accommodation, breakfast, lunch, 2-way ferry tickets, and group shuttle transfers to hotel. It excludes travel insurance.

    Venerable Seelananda was born in Sri Lanka and ordained at the age of 11. In 1984, he received his higher ordination. Venerable Seelananda served as Vice President and Vice Abbot of Bhavana Society in West Virginia, US from 2011 to 2016. He is fluent in English, Pali and Sanskrit, and is very skilled in teaching Buddhism and meditation to both novices and lay practitioners.

    Note:
  • During the retreat, retreatants are expected to observe the 8 precepts and to maintain Noble Silence.
  • Confirmation of a place in the retreat is subject to the full payment (Super Early Bird by 15 Sep; Early Bird by 15 Oct and normal price by 31 Oct 2018.
  • No refund will be entertained. However, you may wish to find your own replacement or treat the payment as a donation to Buddhist Fellowship.

  • Closing Date: 31 Oct 2018 (or when places are filled, whichever comes first)

    Register for retreat Here

    Venerable Seelananda was born in Sri Lanka and ordained at the age of 11. In 1984, he received his higher ordination. Venerable Seelananda served as Vice President and Vice Abbot of Bhavana Society in West Virginia, US from 2011 to 2016. He is fluent in English, Pali and Sanskrit, and is very skilled in teaching Buddhism and meditation to both novices and lay practitioners. Suttas will be sent to participants nearer the dates

    Course Fee : Free. Donations are welcome.


    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 : http://www.buddhistfellowship.org
    Email :info@buddhistfellowship.org

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    All are welcome
  • Nov 17Buddhist College of Singapore. By Kong Meng San Monaastery
    Seminar: Countering Fundamentalism: Perspectives from Buddhism and Other Religions



    Religious Fundamentalism is neither a 20th century phenomenon nor is it confined to a specific religion. It has arguably been present in some form for centuries. However, what differs in the 21st century is the pervasive exploitation of social media and technology to spread extremist interpretations and ideologies to vulnerable groups. Join the Buddhist College of Singapore (BCS) and the Studies in Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies Programme (SRP) of the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (Nanyang Technological University) as we examine potential counter-measures to the rise of fundamentalism through the lens of some of Singapore’s mainstream religions.

    Date: 17 Nov 2018 (Sat)
    Time: 9am to 1pm
    Venue: Buddhist College of Singapore
    Fee: Free
    Registration:
    1) Online registration at https://bcs-srp2018.eventbrite.sg
    2) Phone registration at 6715 6909 | Mon-Fri | 9.00am - 4.00pm

    (Registration deadline: When fully registered)

    Visit here for more information.

    All are welcome
    Nov 18Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple. By Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    Kathina Robe Offering 2018





    All are welcome
    Nov 18By Buddhist L:ibrary
    BL Family Day Funfair 2018



    The Buddhist Library will hold its Family Day funfair on 18 November 2018 (Sunday) at the open ground in front of Aljunied MRT. We have exciting programmes for all at the coming funfair with lots of new games, food and souvenir stalls. We believed that you and your family will enjoy this fun filled day with us.

    The annual funfair is one of the most important fund raising events for the Buddhist Library as all proceeds will go towards payment of our existing mortgage and operating expenses. We need your support in order to make this event a success. There are two ways in which you can help out financially. You may either sponsor part of the expenses or you can purchase the funfair tickets for yourself or donate the tickets to the needy elderly.

    We look forward to your kind support!


    Date: 18 Nov 2018 (Sun)
    Time: 9am to 5pm
    Venue: Open Field in front of Aljunied MRT Station REGISTER AS A STALLHOLDER ( download form )
    TICKETS ARE AVAILABLE NOW! ( download sponsor form )

    All are welcome

     

    December 2018

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Dec 01
    to
    Dec 15
    By Buddhist Fellowship
    Buddhist Pilgrimage 2018 to India & Nepal



    Buddhist Fellowship is organising a Pilgrimage Trip to India and Nepal in December this year. Pilgrims will be visiting the holy sites and following the footsteps of the Buddha. You are cordially invited to attend the info session this coming Sunday, 13 May to find out more about the Pilgrimage. It will be held at 1.30pm at BF West Dhamma Hall.

    If you are not able to attend the info session this Sunday, no worries, there are still 2 more info sessions. One is scheduled for Saturday, 19 May at 6pm and another on Friday, 25 May at 7.30pm at BF West.

    If you are not able to attend the info session this Sunday, no worries, we still have 2 more info sessions. One is scheduled for Saturday, 19 May at 6pm and another on Friday, 25 May at 7.30pm at BF West.

    Registration on Eventbrite.sg opens on May 13, 3pm and closes on May 27, 3pm
    https://pilgrimagedec2018.eventbrite.sg/

    Note:
    We will be organising an info session for this pilgrimage on Sunday, 13 May 2018 at 1.30pm at BF West Dhamma Hall.



    This Pilgrimage will be led by Bhante T. Seelananda Mahathera (Bhante's profile can be found at http://bhavanasociety.org/the-bhavana-community).

    ITINERARY
    We will be visiting Bodhgaya, Rajgir, Vesali, Kusinara, Lumbini, Savatthi, Varanasi, Sarnath.

    TOUR RATE
    Estimated price is SGD 2,900/pax.

    PRICE IS INCLUSIVE OF THE FOLLOWINGS:
  • International flights.
  • Meals.
  • Entrance fees to monuments.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Aircon coaches and transfers.
  • Accommodation based on twin sharing. PRICE EXCLUDES THE FOLLOWINGS:
  • Travel Insurance
  • Visa applications to India (Multiple Entries) and Nepal
  • Personal expenses

    IMPORTANT DATES
  • Sunday, 13 May 2018 | 1:30PM - 3:30PM | Pilgrimage Info Session @ BF West.
  • Sunday, 13 May 2018 | 3.30PM | Registration link opens.
  • Sunday, 27 May 2018 | 3:00PM | Registration closes.
  • Sunday, 27 May 2018 | 8:00PM | Announcement of succesful applicants.
  • Sunday, 03 Jun 2018 | 3:00PM | Final collection of non-refundable deposit SGD 1,200/pax from succesful applicants.

    KINDLY NOTE
    1. Organiser reserves the right to make changes.
    2. Open to Buddhist Fellowship Members only.
    3. Please note that registration via this link DOES NOT equal to successful confirmation of your trip. The organizer will notify successful applicants respectively by Sunday, 27 May 2018 at 8PM via email.

    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 : http://www.buddhistfellowship.org
    Email :info@buddhistfellowship.org

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    All are welcome
  • Dec 02
    to
    Dec 09
    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    14th Novitiate Programme





    All are welcome
    Dec 09By Fellowship of Dharma
    The Only Way Out Is In





    All are welcome
    Dec 19The Buddhist Library, Level 2 Auditorium. By Buddhist Library
    Experiential Vs Intellectual Knowledge. By Ven. Ajahn Viradhammo




    Date: 19 Dec 2018 (Wed)
    Time: 7.30pm to 9.00pm
    Venue: The Buddhist Library, Level 2 Auditorium
    Register Now ! at Eventbrite

    DESCRIPTION
    “Experiential vs Intellectual knowledge”

    Intellectual learning gives us intellectual knowledge. Having an intellectual knowledge of Buddhism is akin to memorizing instructions on how to cook rice. Just because we’ve read or memorized the instructions doesn’t mean we’re going to be successful at cooking rice. To put it simply, we won’t really know how to cook rice until we’ve done it ourselves. To be successful at it, we need to put into practice the knowledge we’ve gained.

    This second, more experiential way of learning is called “implicit learning,” which gives us “implicit knowledge.” Implicit knowledge is not the kind of superficial information that we can jot down on an examination paper as a result of having memorized it. It’s much deeper and harder to put into words than that. Implicit knowledge is something we learn for ourselves through practice, through trial and error. Implicit learning involves a particular type of process for acquiring knowledge.

    For example, we might read a set of instructions and then want to apply them. So we proceed to try to follow the instructions in real life, but then discover that things aren’t working out well.

    Consequently, we go back and reread the instructions to figure out what we may have done wrong. Eventually, there’s that “Aha!” moment when we’re able to carry out the instructions successfully. But to reach that point, we have to keep putting the instructions into practice until we get things right...

    About Ven. Ajahn Viradhammo
    Venerable Viradhammo was born in Esslingen, Germany in 1947 to Latvian refugee parents. They moved to Toronto when he was four years old. He studied engineering at the University of Toronto but became disillusioned with academic life and left in 1969 to see the world and experience other cultures. Later, while living in India, he encountered Buddhism, meeting the late Samanera Bodhesako, who introduced him to the teachings of the Buddha. He eventually travelled to Thailand to become a novice at Wat Mahathat in 1973 and took bhikkhu ordination the following year at Wat Pah Pong with Ven. Ajahn Chah. He was one of the first residents at Wat Pah Nanachat, the international monastery in north-east Thailand.

    Having spent four years in Thailand, he went back to Canada to visit his family in 1977. Instead of returning to Thailand, he was asked by Ajahn Chah to join Ajahn Sumedho at the Hampstead Vihara in London. Later, he was involved in the establishment of both the Chithurst and Harnham monasteries in the UK.

    “In 1985, invited by the Wellington Theravada Buddhist Association, he moved to New Zealand, accompanied by Venerable Thanavaro, where he lived for 10 years, setting up Bodhinyanarama monastery.

    In 1995 he came to the UK to assist Ajahn Sumedho at Amaravati and stayed for four years before returning to New Zealand, where he lived until 2002. From that time until 2011 he lived in Ottawa caring for his mother. In 2006 he founded Tisarana Buddhist Monastery in Perth, Ontario, where he is currently the abbot.

    Along the way he translated into English many of the teachings he received in Thai. Included in his translations is Ajahn Chah’s “Unshakeable Peace.” Ajahn Chandako is also the author of ‘A Honed and Heavy Ax: Samatha and Vipassana in Harmony’.

    He is now the Abbot of Vimutti Forest Monastery in New Zealand

    All are welcome
    Dec 22
    to
    Dec 23
    Buddhist College of Singapore. By Kong Meng San Monaastery
    AGED 17-25 years old and keen to learn the Dhamma?



    AGED 17-25 years old and keen to learn the Dhamma?

    Buddhist Fellowship Youths - Singapore is organising a Dhamma camp for youths! The camp will be from 22nd to 23rd December 2018 and will cost $15. Do sign up here (by 25th November!)

    ‘Your cultivation, our motivation’ 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 : http://www.buddhistfellowship.org
    Email :info@buddhistfellowship.org

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    All are welcome
    Dec 23
    to
    Dec 31
    Buddhist College of Singapore. By Kong Meng San Monaastery
    Ajahn Brahmali's Teaching Tour December 2018



    Register via Eventbrite

    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 : http://www.buddhistfellowship.org
    Email :info@buddhistfellowship.org

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    All are welcome
    Dec 29Buddhist College of Singapore. By Kong Meng San Monaastery
    Buddhism: The 21st Century's Choice - 2018 Year-End Public Lecture @ CHLC



    Register via Eventbrite

    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 : http://www.buddhistfellowship.org
    Email :info@buddhistfellowship.org

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    Dec 31The Buddhist Library, Level 2 Auditorium. By Buddhist Library
    Medichant 2018



    Join us tonight to usher in the new year with chanting and meditation led by Ven. Wimalajothi and Ven. Wan Chin.

    Date: 31 Dec 2018 (Mon)
    Time: 7.30pm to 12.00am
    Venue: The Buddhist Library, Level 2 Auditorium

    Welcome the New Year
    with a Peaceful and Pure State of Mind
    Every year, we welcome the next year with an evening of puja, chanting and meditation. This allows us to begin the new year with a peaceful and pure state of mind. This year, our Medichant will start at 7.30pm on Sunday, 31 December 2018 with a programme that will take us through midnight and usher in the New Year’s day of 2019. Come join us in starting 2019 on the right note.

    All are welcome




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