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    July 2000

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Jul 01
    10.00AM
    to
    12.00PM
    Buddhist Library Yoga Exercise Course
    Starting in July, and for 3 months, Miss Quinnine Tao, an experienced yoga practitioner and teacher will be conducting a course on yoga exercises at the Library. Classes will be conducted every Saturday morning from 10am to 12pm. The course fee is $30 per head. If you are interested in learning yoga for health and fun, please register at the counter. For more information call telephone 7468435 or fax: 7417689 or email: budhlib@singnet.com.sg. All are welcome
    Jul 01
    to
    Jul 08
    Sri Langkaramaya Buddhist Temple. By Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )Vipassana Meditation Retreat
    Sayadaw Punnananda is conducting the 8-day meditation retreat. Please register with Kyaw Min at 445 3984. It is free of charge. All are welcome.

    Note: The Venerable is also conducting a regular week-end retreat on Saturday morning at 8.00AM. Please call for registration.
    Jul 05
    8.00PM
    to
    9.30PM
    Fo Kuang Shan, ( Buddha Light International Association) , 146B Paya Lebar Road, #06-01, ACE Building Singapore 409017 ( Telephone : 842 3243 ). By Buddhist FellowshipPain, Pain Go Away
    Speaker for tonight's talk is Tom Low. All are welcome
    Jul 07Buddhist Library Jataka Tales
    The Jataka Tales is a traditional source of important moral teachings in Buddhism. Starting 7th of July and for 7 sessions, Bhante Dhammaratana and Dr. Tham Weng Yew will discuss a number of fascinating stories and the Buddhist teachings behind them. No registration is required as each session is self-contained. Do bring a friend and share. For more information call telephone 7468435 or fax: 7417689 or email: budhlib@singnet.com.sg. All are welcome
    Jul 12
    8.00PM
    to
    9.30PM
    Fo Kuang Shan, ( Buddha Light International Association) , 146B Paya Lebar Road, #06-01, ACE Building Singapore 409017 ( Telephone : 842 3243 ). By Buddhist FellowshipStock Market Experience: Don't Be fooled
    Speaker for tonight's talk is Ms Doris Ang. All are welcome
    Jul 15 Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen CentreZen Meditation Course
    Ven. Shih Chi Boon will conduct a 6-week course on Zen meditation every Saturdays at 7.00PM. The course includes meditation techniques, talks, kong-ans and interviews.Please call 392 0265 for more information. All are welcome.

    Footnote: Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen Centre was founded by Ven. Shih Chi Boon in 1991. The Centre objective is to share the Buddha's teachings with all so that we may attain our true selves, understand our own situations, live with wisdom and compassion in our daily lives. Initially located in Pulau Ubin, it moved to Jalan Asas in Bukit Timah in 1993. As activities and membership expanded it moved to the current premise at Lavender Street in 1995. KYCL aims to provide a friendly and conducive environment for all to learn and practice the Dharma.

    The Management Committee on 16th January 2000, had entered an agreement for the purchase of a landed property at Pengerang in Johor ( Pantai Timor ) for the purpose of developing into a new Centre. The property has an area of about 3 acres, within which has a flower garden, an orchard and a pond. It is near the seaside and the surrounding is quiet and serene. Its environment is ideal for meditation, holding of retreats and observance of the 8 precepts. This new Centre will have Chanting Hall, Zen Room, Library, Dharma Hall, Office, Retreat Facilities, Living Quaters when conmpleted. The Centre is appealing for contributions for this meritorious cause.

    Kwan Yin Chan Lin,
    Pengerang International Zen Centre Development Fund,
    203 D Lavender Street
    Singapore 338763
    Telephone: 390 0265 Fax: 298 7457
    Lot 109, Telok Ramunia,
    81620 Pengerang Johor.
    Telephone : 0207 8264848
    Jul 16Full 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. Konda˝˝a -- gained his first glimpse of Nibbana, thus giving birth to the Noble Sangha. The annual Rains retreat (vassa) commences the following day.
    Jul 16
    9.00AM
    to
    5.30PM
    Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street Singapore. By Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Venerable Hai Yun of Taiwan and The Singapore MintBuddhism on Stamps Exhibition
    Between 16 July and 19 November 2000, Singapore Philatelic Museum is proud to present Buddhism on Stamps exhibition, a joint effort with Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore and Venerable Hai Yun of Taiwan, with the assistance of members of Amitabha Buddhist Centre and support of The Singapore Mint.

    This exhibition hopes to project the intellectual and artistic values of a great religion using one of the tiniest art forms, postal stamps from all over the world, with the aid of prominent Buddhist artefacts. There are 3 main sections to the exhibition: the Life of Buddha, the Spread of Buddhism, Buddhist Symbolism. Rare Buddhist artefacts on display include a very old palm leaf sutra, a rock crystal Tibetan stupa and a replica of the famous fasting Buddha, some of which are also objects depicted on the stamps. For stamp enthusiasts, watch out for the exquisite silk stamps and stamps used on silk covers.

    Those keen to discover more are invited to participate in a series of public talks and workshops organised during this period on topics ranging from Meditation to Zen to Organic Food.

    In conjunction with the exhibition, a limited edition collectible in the form of a Buddha coin and stamp card - only 3000 pieces - prepared by The Singapore Mint is available for sale at the museum. The Singapore Mint will also showcase its series of Buddha coins that depict episodes in the life of Buddha, including the smallest Nepal Buddha gold coin.

    Catch a special one-hour English and Mandarin talk on this exhibition by Ms Lucille Yap, Curator of the exhibition and Venerable Hai Yun, the Philatelist-Monk from Taiwan who owns this collection of Buddhist stamps on Sunday, 16 July, 2.30-3.30pm at the museum. We look forward to your support for this exhibition. Thank you!

    For more information, please call 337 3888. Singapore Philatelic Museum is located at 23-B Coleman Street, between Central Fire Station and Registries of Marriages. (Across the road of the back entrance of Funan the IT Mart) or visit http://www.spm.org.sg

    The SPM is opened from Tuesdays to Sundays from 9.00am to 5.30pm. It is closed on Tuesdays and on puiblic holidays. Entrance fees are $2.00 for adult and $1.00 for students and senior citizens.
    Jul 19
    8.00PM
    to
    9.30PM
    Fo Kuang Shan, ( Buddha Light International Association) , 146B Paya Lebar Road, #06-01, ACE Building Singapore 409017 ( Telephone : 842 3243 ). By Buddhist FellowshipLove and Marriage ( Part 1 )
    Speaker for tonight's talk is Ms Angie Monksfield. All are welcome
    -ditto-Buddhist Library Encountering the Buddha
    Dharmachari Devamitra of the Western Buddhist Order will give a talk on "Encountering the Buddha" on 19th of July (Wed). In this talk, he will explore several short suttas from the Udana which illustrates different aspects of the Buddha's character and thus try to bring a human dimension to the ideal of Enlightenment. This will in turn be related to what we need to do to become like the Buddha and therefore what the Buddhist life is all about. He will look at stories which illustrate the Buddha's fearlessness, forthrightness and energy; which show him appreciating the virtues of others and demonstrate the value he places on spiritual friendship; other stories will illustrate his wisdom and awareness of those around him as well as his uncompromising adherence to the truth - always keeping his words; his great love of silence and meditation and his insight into the significance of simple events and actions; how the Buddha relates always to the individual without losing sight of what is of benefit to the many. For more information call telephone 7468435 or fax: 7417689 or email: budhlib@singnet.com.sg. All are welcome

    Footnote: An Appeal
    It has been more than a year since we started operation in the current premises. The Asian economic crisis has exacted; a severe toll on the Library's Fundraising activities. Right now both our Building and Working Funds are at dangerously low levels. As at 31st of December 1999, our Building Fund balance in the bank stood at about $48,000. This is barely enough for 2 months of loan repayment. However, we had never let our financial problems slow us in our Dharma activities. Many of you can bear witness to the phenomenal growth in the variety, intensity and, perhaps more importantly, quality of our Dharma activities. The Buddhist Library's sole reason for existence is the propagation of the wonderful Buddha-Dharma and we will not compromise. But we have reached a desperate situation financially and we hope you will extend your help and support to us so that we may continue with our mission under the leaderships of Bhante Dhammaratana, Venerable Yuan Qing and other members of the sangha. It is our vision that the Library be a place where the power of the Triple Gem shines forth and touches the lives of many. We hope you will share in this vision and give us your support. Send all your contributions to:

    Buddhist Library
    ( Building Fund )
    2, Lorong 24A Geylang Road
    Singapore 398526
    Telephone : (65)746-8435
    Fax : (65) 741-7689
    Homepage : http://sunflower.singnet.com.sg/~buddhlib/
    email: budhlib@singnet.com.sg
    Jul 26
    8.00PM
    to
    9.30PM
    Fo Kuang Shan, ( Buddha Light International Association) , 146B Paya Lebar Road, #06-01, ACE Building Singapore 409017 ( Telephone : 842 3243 ). By Buddhist FellowshipLove and Marriage ( Part 2 )
    Speaker for tonight's talk is Ms Angie Monksfield. All are welcome
    Jul 26
    to
    Jul 28
    8.00PM
    Kallang Theatre.
    By Fu Guan Yuen ( Singapore ) and Fo Kuang Shan, ( Buddha Light Association, Singapore ) , 146B Paya Lebar Road, #06-01, ACE Building Singapore 409017 ( Telephone : 842 3243 ). Co-presented by Tai Pei Yuen Temple and sponsored by Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Siddhartha - The Musical (in Mandarin)
    A poignant life journey of one of the world's greatest men

    A rare treat to Singapore audience, Siddhartha -The Musical is a full-length Mandarin musical created by some of the best talents from Malaysian music, television, theatre and dance scenes. Its premiere at Kuala Lumpur last October won critical acclaims and overwhelming response.

    Siddhartha - The Musical is essentially an eastern story retold in a Broadway theatrical style. Adapted from a book by Venerable Xing Yun, it depicts the poignant life journey of Prince Siddhartha in ancient India. He gave up wealth and prestige to go in search of the truth in life and became one of the greatest teachers of all time.

    Featuring more than 40 original songs, Siddhartha - The Musical will be performed by a cast of mostly award-winning singers from Malaysia, including one of the top ten singers, Yang Wei Hung as Prince Siddhartha. Audience will also be treated to a vibrantly coloured stage and design, including lavish costumes and computer animation effects. All are welcome

    Performance details:
    Written & Directed by Ho Lin Huay.
    Music composed and arranged by Imee Ooi.
    Choreographed by Yong Soo Fon, Lee Swee Keong, Chan Soo Leng.
    Tickets at $20, $40, $60 are available at all SISTIC outlets.
    Ticketing Hotline: 348-5555.
    Online Booking: http://www.sistic.com.sg.
    10% discount for full-time students and senior citizens (55 years old and above)
    $100 honorary tickets available at Buddha's Light Association (Singapore).
    Enquiry: 842-3725.

    Note :With ticket stubs of Siddhartha - The Musical, you will enjoy a special 10% discount off purchases at :
  • Awareness Place
  • ...#02-21 International Plaza
    ...#01-21 Bras Basah Complex
    ...#04-15 Causeway Point)
  • Fo Kuang Yuan (Block 146B Paya Lebar Road, #06-01 ACE Building).
    Offer valid for a minimum purchase of $50.00.

  • Siddhartha - The Musical Jointly presented by Fo Guang Shan (Singapore) & Buddha's Light Association (Singapore). Co-presented by Tai Pei Yuen Temple Sponsored by Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery. Visit our website at http://www.singnet.com.sg/~fkysin or email us at fkysin@mbox3.singnet.com.sg for more infromation


     

    August 2000

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Aug 01
    9.00AM
    to
    5.30PM
    Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street Singapore. By Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Venerable Hai Yun of Taiwan and The Singapore MintBuddhism on Stamps Exhibition
    Between 16 July and 19 November 2000, Singapore Philatelic Museum is proud to present Buddhism on Stamps exhibition, a joint effort with Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore and Venerable Hai Yun of Taiwan, with the assistance of members of Amitabha Buddhist Centre and support of The Singapore Mint.

    This exhibition hopes to project the intellectual and artistic values of a great religion using one of the tiniest art forms, postal stamps from all over the world, with the aid of prominent Buddhist artefacts. There are 3 main sections to the exhibition: the Life of Buddha, the Spread of Buddhism, Buddhist Symbolism. Rare Buddhist artefacts on display include a very old palm leaf sutra, a rock crystal Tibetan stupa and a replica of the famous fasting Buddha, some of which are also objects depicted on the stamps. For stamp enthusiasts, watch out for the exquisite silk stamps and stamps used on silk covers.

    Those keen to discover more are invited to participate in a series of public talks and workshops organised during this period on topics ranging from Meditation to Zen to Organic Food.

    In conjunction with the exhibition, a limited edition collectible in the form of a Buddha coin and stamp card - only 3000 pieces - prepared by The Singapore Mint is available for sale at the museum. The Singapore Mint will also showcase its series of Buddha coins that depict episodes in the life of Buddha, including the smallest Nepal Buddha gold coin.

    Catch a special one-hour English and Mandarin talk on this exhibition by Ms Lucille Yap, Curator of the exhibition and Venerable Hai Yun, the Philatelist-Monk from Taiwan who owns this collection of Buddhist stamps on Sunday, 16 July, 2.30-3.30pm at the museum. We look forward to your support for this exhibition. Thank you!

    For more information, please call 337 3888. Singapore Philatelic Museum is located at 23-B Coleman Street, between Central Fire Station and Registries of Marriages. (Across the road of the back entrance of Funan the IT Mart) or visit http://www.spm.org.sg

    The SPM is opened from Tuesdays to Sundays from 9.00am to 5.30pm. It is closed on Tuesdays and on puiblic holidays. Entrance fees are $2.00 for adult and $1.00 for students and senior citizens.
    Aug 02
    8.00PM
    to
    9.30PM
    Master Trainer Institute Training Room, Pico Creative Art Centre, Level 6 Pelican 8
    20 Kallang Avenue, Singapore 339411. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Art of Counselling
    Speaker for tonight's talk is by Dr Mel Gill. All are welcome.

    Footnote: Dr Mel Gill graduated with PhD degree in Clinical Psychology from Layola University in Chicaga, USA. He currently hosts a daily radio talk show,"Uncommon Sense", over FM98.3, Singapore. His book, by the same name, will be released soon. He conducts transformational and motivational seminars which have proven to be highly effective in helping individuals map out their careers, lives and relationships.
    Aug 03
    to
    Aug 13
    Buddhist Library Women's Meditation Course
    Dharmacharin Srisambhava, an experienced meditation teacher from the Western Buddhist Order, London will be conducting a women-only meditation course on Metta. Registration for the course is now open. A course fee of $50.00 will be levied on members and $60.00 on non-members. Please contact the Library for more details. All are welcome

    Footnote: An Appeal
    It has been more than a year since we started operation in the current premises. The Asian economic crisis has exacted; a severe toll on the Library's Fundraising activities. Right now both our Building and Working Funds are at dangerously low levels. As at 31st of December 1999, our Building Fund balance in the bank stood at about $48,000. This is barely enough for 2 months of loan repayment. However, we had never let our financial problems slow us in our Dharma activities. Many of you can bear witness to the phenomenal growth in the variety, intensity and, perhaps more importantly, quality of our Dharma activities. The Buddhist Library's sole reason for existence is the propagation of the wonderful Buddha-Dharma and we will not compromise. But we have reached a desperate situation financially and we hope you will extend your help and support to us so that we may continue with our mission under the leaderships of Bhante Dhammaratana, Venerable Yuan Qing and other members of the sangha. It is our vision that the Library be a place where the power of the Triple Gem shines forth and touches the lives of many. We hope you will share in this vision and give us your support. Send all your contributions to:

    Buddhist Library
    ( Building Fund )
    2, Lorong 24A Geylang Road
    Singapore 398526
    Telephone : (65)746-8435
    Fax : (65) 741-7689
    Homepage : http://sunflower.singnet.com.sg/~buddhlib/
    email: budhlib@singnet.com.sg
    Aug 05
    2.00PM
    to
    6.00PM
    YWCA. By Shan You Counselling CentreSeminar : Buddhism and Helping
    The seminar aims at bringing helpers to share their beliefs and experiences in integrating Buddhism into their voluntary work. It will also provide an opportunity for networking Buddhist helpers. There will be two simultaneous sessions, in English and Mandarin. The participating fee is $20.00. For enquiries please call Kai Kit or Leong Ying at 741 9293.
    Aug 09Pengerang International Zen Centre, Johor. By Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen CentreMeditation Retreat
    KYCL will hold a one-day meditation retreat at its newly established Pengerang International Zen Centre in Johor. The conducting teacher is Ven. Shih Chi Boon. The programme includes talks, interviews and kong-ans. Those interested are advised to register early for the retreat.Please call 392 0265 for more information. All are welcome.

    Footnote: Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen Centre was founded by Ven. Shih Chi Boon in 1991. The Centre objective is to share the Buddha's teachings with all so that we may attain our true selves, understand our own situations, live with wisdom and compassion in our daily lives. Initially located in Pulau Ubin, it moved to Jalan Asas in Bukit Timah in 1993. As activities and membership expanded it moved to the current premise at Lavender Street in 1995. KYCL aims to provide a friendly and conducive environment for all to learn and practice the Dharma.

    The Management Committee on 16th January 2000, had entered an agreement for the purchase of a landed property at Pengerang in Johor ( Pantai Timor ) for the purpose of developing into a new Centre. The property has an area of about 3 acres, within which has a flower garden, an orchard and a pond. It is near the seaside and the surrounding is quiet and serene. Its environment is ideal for meditation, holding of retreats and observance of the 8 precepts. This new Centre will have Chanting Hall, Zen Room, Library, Dharma Hall, Office, Retreat Facilities, Living Quaters when conmpleted. The Centre is appealing for contributions for this meritorious cause.

    Kwan Yin Chan Lin,
    Pengerang International Zen Centre Development Fund,
    203 D Lavender Street
    Singapore 338763
    Telephone: 390 0265 Fax: 298 7457
    Lot 109, Telok Ramunia,
    81620 Pengerang Johor.
    Telephone : 0207 8264848
    -ditto-
    9.30AM
    to
    10.00PM
    Karma Kagyud Buddhist CentreJang Chod Ceremony: Chod Puja and Initiation
    Venerable Shangpa Rinpoche will be conducting a series of pujas for the liberation of all sentient beings.
    Chod Puja and Initiation are practices to recognise and eradicate the root of the defilements, the ego-clinging which obstructs the path to enlightenment. It is effective for purification of sickness and especially for those who have disturbances caused by evil spirits. It also benefits one in his daily needs, such as prosperity, health and longevity. For more information please contact organisers at 749 1103 or 741 0385. All are welcome
    Aug 11
    to
    Aug 13
    9.30AM
    to
    9.30PM
    Karma Kagyud Buddhist CentreJang Chod Ceremony: 100 Deities Jang Chog Puja
    Venerable Shangpa Rinpoche will be conducting a series of pujas for the liberation of all sentient beings.
    The hundred deities are the attributes and activities of the five Buddhas and their female counterparts. They are the manifestations from the pure nature of our minds. By relying on the practice of the hundred deities, or even by just hearing the mantras, seeing the mandala and picture of the hundred deities, one may either instantly or gradually realize that the nature of one's mind and be liberated. During the performance of the puja, the hundred deities are evoked and offerings made to them. The merits accumulated are dedicated to the deceased to help them in their purification and liberation. For more information please contact organisers at 749 1103 or 741 0385. All are welcome
    Aug 11
    to
    Aug 14
    Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen CentreD-Zang Mass Chanting
    KYCL will hold a four day of mass chanting and offerings during the lunar seventh month to dedicate the merit thus accrued for the departed and world peace. Any proceeds acquired will go towards the Buidling Fund of the Zen Centre. If interested please register early
    Aug 12
    2.30PM
    to
    3.30PM
    Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street Singapore. By Amitabha Buddhist CentreIntroduction to Thangka Paintings
    This talk by Geshe Chonyi will explore the history and origin of thangka paintings. Participants will be able to see at close range several original large thangka paintings. Geshela will discuss how these paintings are made, the colours used and about symbolism in each painting. All are welcome.
    Aug 14Full 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.
    -ditto-
    7.00PM
    to
    9.30PM
    Awareness Place Meditation Centre
    Blk 231 Bain Street, #03-39 Bras Basah Complex Singapore 180231. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Question and Answer Session
    Venerable Tenzin Palmo will be conducting the Q&A session. All are welcome
    -ditto-
    9.30AM
    to
    9.30PM
    Karma Kagyud Buddhist CentreJang Chod Ceremony: Rain of Wisdom prayer and Tsok Offering
    Venerable Shangpa Rinpoche will be conducting a series of pujas for the liberation of all sentient beings.
    The prayer is a collection of vajra songs sung by past Kagyud lineage masters when they attained enlightement. The purpose of this prayer is to purify oneself from external obstacles, such as human and no-human disturbances, physical unbalances, mental confusion and to prolong one's life to enable one to accomplish all the worthy wishes. It also enables one to accomplish the eight siddhi of the world and to increase one's wealth. Ultimately, one can realize the Mahamudra within one lifetime. For more information please contact organisers at 749 1103 or 741 0385. All are welcome
    Aug 16
    to
    Aug 18
    9.00AM
    to
    11.00AM
    to
    9.30PM
    Awareness Place Meditation Centre
    Blk 231 Bain Street, #03-39 Bras Basah Complex Singapore 180231. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Basic Meditation Course
    Venerable Tenzin Palmo will be conducting the meditation course. All are welcome

    Aug 16
    8.00PM
    to
    9.30PM
    Master Trainer Institute Training Room, Pico Creative Art Centre, Level 6 Pelican 8
    20 Kallang Avenue, Singapore 339411. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Relaxation Technique to Improve Health
    Speaker for tonight's talk is by Dr Clif Sanderson. All are welcome.
    Aug 17
    7.30PM
    DBS Building Tower 1 Auditorium. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See MonasteryJoy of Mindfulness
    Venerable Tenzin Palmo will be giving the public talk. All are welcome

    Aug 18Buddhist Library Buddhism for Absolute Beginners Course
    Another offering of this popular course will begin on the 18th of August will be held over 9 Fridays. This course aims to introduce Buddhism to an audience with little or no knowledge of the teaching. Registration is required. Please approach our counter staff for a brochure. For more information call telephone 7468435 or fax: 7417689 or email: budhlib@singnet.com.sg. All are welcome.
    Aug 19
    to
    Sep 03
    7.00PM
    to
    10.30PM
    Siong Lim Temple (Singapore's only Buddhist National Monument), Guanyin Hall,184E Jalan Toa Payoh, Singapore 319941 The Jewel Ornament Of Liberation
    By Ganden Tripa Rinpoche.

    All are welcome
    Aug 22
    to
    Aug 24
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See MonasteryMeditation Retreat
    Venerable Tenzin Palmo will be conducting the meditation retreat. Registration for the retreat is at Awareness Place and the fee is $30.00 per participant. All are welcome.

    Aug 23
    8.00PM
    to
    9.30PM
    Master Trainer Institute Training Room, Pico Creative Art Centre, Level 6 Pelican 8
    20 Kallang Avenue, Singapore 339411. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Healing Techniques
    Speaker for tonight's talk is by Dr Clif Sanderson. All are welcome.
    Aug 24
    to
    Aug 26
    Karma Choying Kunkyab LingDharma Talks
    Sangye Nyenpa Rinpoche was invited by the trustees of the Hokkien Yeo Sze Fund to conduct changchok rituals, prayers and initiations. The Rinpoche was also invited to give dharma talks by Karma Choying Kunkyab Ling. Please call telephone 278 7677 for more details of the talks. All are welcome.
    Aug 26
    4.00PM
    6.00PM
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See MonasteryUnderstanding the Mind
    Venerable Tenzin Palmo will be giving the talk. All are welcome.

    -ditto-
    7.30PM
    Second Floor New Extension ( Meditation Hall ) . By Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist TempleDhamma Talk: The Importance of Joy
    A dharma talk by Venerable S Dhammika. All are welcome.

    Biography of Speaker: Venerable Shravasti Dhammika was born in Australia in 1951. He was ordained as a Buddhist monk in India and later lived in Sri Lanka where he became well-known for his efforts to promote Boddhism. He worked in Singapore in 1985 being a spiritual Advisor to the Dhamma Mandala Society and several other Buddhist groups. Venerable Dhammika has taught at the Education Department's Curriculum Development Institute and also made several television films for the Institute. Among the books he wrote include All about Buddhism, Good Question Good Answer, Matrceta's Hymns to the Buddha, Gemstones of the Good Dhamma, and Encounters with Buddhism.

    -ditto-
    2.30PM
    to
    3.30PM
    Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street Singapore. By Amitabha Buddhist CentreThe Basics of Meditation
    SPM invites you for a workshop on The Basics of Meditation. Geshe Chonyi, Resident Teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Centre will demonstrate the basic steps to meditation, including creating the positive state of mind, focusing of the mind and the breathing technique. He will discuss the root causes of stress and how to manage stress through meditation. Participants are advised to come in comfortable clothing for easy movement. Limited places available. Please call 337 3888 to register. This talk is held in conjunction with Buddhism on Stamps exhibition held at the museum.

    Footnote: Buddhism on Stamps exhibition hopes to project the intellectual and artistic values of a great religion using one of the tiniest art forms, postal stamps from all over the world, with the aid of prominent Buddhist artefacts. There are 3 main sections to the exhibition: the Life of Buddha, the Spread of Buddhism, Buddhist Symbolism. Rare Buddhist artefacts on display include a very old palm leaf sutra, a rock crystal Tibetan stupa and a replica of the famous fasting Buddha, some of which are also objects depicted on the stamps. For stamp enthusiasts, there are exquisite silk stamps and stamps used on silk covers. The exhibition is on till 19 November 2000 at Singapore Philatelic Museum. We look forward to all your support. Thank you!

    For more information, please call 337 3888. Singapore Philatelic Museum is located at 23-B Coleman Street, between Central Fire Station and Registries of Marriages. (Across the road of the back entrance of Funan the IT Mart) or visit http://www.spm.org.sg

    The SPM is opened from Tuesdays to Sundays from 9.00am to 5.30pm. It is closed on Tuesdays and on puiblic holidays. Entrance fees are $2.00 for adult and $1.00 for students and senior citizens.
    Aug 27
    2.00PM
    World Trade Centre, Convention Centre Auditorium, 11th Floor. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See MonasteryDaily Enlightenment
    Venerable Tenzin Palmo will be giving the talk. All are welcome.

    Aug 29
    7.30PM
    Awareness Place Meditation Centre
    Blk 231 Bain Street, #03-39 Bras Basah Complex Singapore 180231. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Women in Buddhism
    Venerable Tenzin Palmo will be giving the talk. All are welcome.

    Aug 30
    8.00PM
    to
    9.30PM
    Master Trainer Institute Training Room, Pico Creative Art Centre, Level 6 Pelican 8
    20 Kallang Avenue, Singapore 339411. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Dealing with Seperation and Divorce
    Speaker for tonight's talk is by Ms Angie Monksfield. All are welcome.
    Aug 31
    to
    Sep 06
    Singapore Buddha Sasana Society Pujas and talks by His Holiness Sakya Trizin
    HH Sakya Trizin, the supreme head of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism will conduct a series of religious activities, including Ten Soom & Empowerment of Green Tara, Ram Nay & Yang Drup Pujas, Path Empowerment of Shri Hevajra, Samantha Practice, Chenrezig Practice. HH Trizin will also deliver a public talk on Mahasiddha Birwapa's teaching on compassion on Sep 03 at 3.00pm. All are welcome


     

    September 2000

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Sep 01
    to
    Sep 03
    7.00PM
    to
    10.30PM
    Siong Lim Temple (Singapore's only Buddhist National Monument), Guanyin Hall,184E Jalan Toa Payoh, Singapore 319941 The Jewel Ornament Of Liberation
    By Ganden Tripa Rinpoche. All are welcome
    Sep 01
    9.00AM
    to
    5.30PM
    Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street Singapore. By Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, Venerable Hai Yun of Taiwan and The Singapore MintBuddhism on Stamps Exhibition
    Between 16 July and 19 November 2000, Singapore Philatelic Museum is proud to present Buddhism on Stamps exhibition, a joint effort with Phor Kark See Monastery, Singapore and Venerable Hai Yun of Taiwan, with the assistance of members of Amitabha Buddhist Centre and support of The Singapore Mint.

    This exhibition hopes to project the intellectual and artistic values of a great religion using one of the tiniest art forms, postal stamps from all over the world, with the aid of prominent Buddhist artefacts. There are 3 main sections to the exhibition: the Life of Buddha, the Spread of Buddhism, Buddhist Symbolism. Rare Buddhist artefacts on display include a very old palm leaf sutra, a rock crystal Tibetan stupa and a replica of the famous fasting Buddha, some of which are also objects depicted on the stamps. For stamp enthusiasts, watch out for the exquisite silk stamps and stamps used on silk covers.

    Those keen to discover more are invited to participate in a series of public talks and workshops organised during this period on topics ranging from Meditation to Zen to Organic Food.

    In conjunction with the exhibition, a limited edition collectible in the form of a Buddha coin and stamp card - only 3000 pieces - prepared by The Singapore Mint is available for sale at the museum. The Singapore Mint will also showcase its series of Buddha coins that depict episodes in the life of Buddha, including the smallest Nepal Buddha gold coin.

    Catch a special one-hour English and Mandarin talk on this exhibition by Ms Lucille Yap, Curator of the exhibition and Venerable Hai Yun, the Philatelist-Monk from Taiwan who owns this collection of Buddhist stamps on Sunday, 16 July, 2.30-3.30pm at the museum. We look forward to your support for this exhibition. Thank you!

    For more information, please call 337 3888. Singapore Philatelic Museum is located at 23-B Coleman Street, between Central Fire Station and Registries of Marriages. (Across the road of the back entrance of Funan the IT Mart) or visit http://www.spm.org.sg

    The SPM is opened from Tuesdays to Sundays from 9.00am to 5.30pm. It is closed on Tuesdays and on puiblic holidays. Entrance fees are $2.00 for adult and $1.00 for students and senior citizens.
    Sep 01
    to
    Sep 06
    Singapore Buddha Sasana Society Pujas and talks by His Holiness Sakya Trizin
    HH Sakya Trizin, the supreme head of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism will conduct a series of religious activities, including Ten Soom & Empowerment of Green Tara, Ram Nay & Yang Drup Pujas, Path Empowerment of Shri Hevajra, Samantha Practice, Chenrezig Practice. HH Trizin will also deliver a public talk on Mahasiddha Birwapa's teaching on compassion on Sep 03 at 3.00pm. All are welcome
    Sep 05
    to
    Sep 12
    7.30PM
    to
    9.30PM
    Awareness Place Meditation Centre
    Blk 231 Bain Street, #03-39 Bras Basah Complex Singapore 180231. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Dharma Talk: Benefits of Observing the 10 Virtuous Deeds
    Dharma Talks by Ven. Khensur Rinpoche Ngawang Thechok. All the talks will be translated to English. Any enquiries, please call handphone : 9 787 0879 or telephone 336 5067.

    Biography of speaker: Khensur Rinpoche Ngawang Thekchok was appointed by His Holiness The Dalai Lama as Abbot of Seramey Monastery where he served as Abbot for more than 10 years. To date, Rinpoche, the highest of the former Abbots of the main Gelupa Monastic Universities has trained many Abbots, Geshes and is still teaching at Sera Mey monastery where he lives today. Khensur Rinpoche was born in 1928 in Eastern Tibet and became a monk by his own wish at the age of 11 years old, entering Seramey monastery at 17. He has attained the Highest Degree of Studies, the Geshe Lharampa degree and received teaching from his main Tutors: H.H. The Dalai Lama, Kyabje Trijiang Rinpoche, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and Pabongka Rinpoche.

    Note: For APMC administration, those who attend teachings has to sign up as a member. Membership is free.
    Sep 06
    8.00PM
    to
    9.30PM
    Master Trainer Institute Training Room, Pico Creative Art Centre, Level 6 Pelican 8
    20 Kallang Avenue, Singapore 339411. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Overcoming Fear of Failure
    Speaker for tonight's talk is by Dr Mel Gill. All are welcome.

    Footnote: Dr Mel Gill graduated with PhD degree in Clinical Psychology from Layola University in Chicaga, USA. He currently hosts a daily radio talk show,"Uncommon Sense", over FM98.3, Singapore. His book, by the same name, will be released soon. He conducts transformational and motivational seminars which have proven to be highly effective in helping individuals map out their careers, lives and relationships.
    Sep 08Vipassana Meditation CentreSession 1: Introduction to Meditation
    Teacher in charge is Sayadaw Pannananda
  • What is meditation?
  • Why the need to meditate?
  • The significance of observing precepts to meditation
  • Basic instruction on Vipassana Meditation (Sitting Meditation)
  • If you are interested please call the Centre for more details. All are welcome
    Sep 09
    7.00PM
    to
    10.30PM
    Siong Lim Temple (Singapore's only Buddhist National Monument), Guanyin Hall,184E Jalan Toa Payoh, Singapore 319941 Secret Empowerment of Guru Padmasabhava
    By Ganden Tripa Rinpoche. All are welcome
    Sep 10
    to
    Sep 24
    7.00PM
    to
    10.30PM
    Golden Pagoda Buddhist TempleEmpowerment Medicince Buddha
    By Ganden Tripa Rinpoche. All are welcome. Note: on Sep 23, it is from 2.00PM to 5.00PM
    Sep 13
    8.00PM
    to
    9.30PM
    Master Trainer Institute Training Room, Pico Creative Art Centre, Level 6 Pelican 8
    20 Kallang Avenue, Singapore 339411. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Developing Self-Confidence
    Speaker for tonight's talk is by Ms Angie Monksfield. All are welcome.
    Sep 15
    to
    Sep 17
    8.00PM
    Kallang Theatre. By Golden Lotus Theatre ( Taiwan )Drama on The Master Tripitaka Xuanzhuang
    Golden Lotus is having a drama performance entitled "Xuan1 Zhuang1 Da4 Shi1" (The Master Tripitaka). Tickets are available at $20, $40 and $60. Discounts are applicable if (you are allowed to choose one of the following):-
    ~Any purchase of 20 tickets and above will be entitled to a 10% discount.
    ~Students with Student Pass and senior citizens who are 60 and above will be entitled to a 20% discount.
    ~Purchase of tickets before the 10th of August will be entitled to a 10% discount.

    The proceeds from the first evening (Friday 15 Sep) will be donated to the Buddhist Fellowship in support of its Human Service Scholarship. Please support this by purchasing some tickets and even helping to sell them to your friends and relatives.

    Please call the following persons to book your tickets:-
    Mr Low Teck Suan at telephone: 741 9293
    Zhi Xuan at telephone : 9 362 9410
    Mei Juan at telephone : 735 4608,
    Christopher at telephone 9 412 5848
    Sep 15Vipassana Meditation CentreSession 2: Vipassana Meditation Proper - Part 1
    Teacher in charge is Sayadaw Pannananda
  • Brief introduction to the two main Buddhist meditation: Samatha and Vipassana
  • The difference between mindfulness (sati) and concentration (samadhi)
  • Reason for using rising and falling of the abdomen as primary object instead of inhaling and exhaling of breath
  • What are primary and secondary meditation objects?
  • Meditation in four postures - sitting, walking, standing, standing and lying down
  • Basic instruction on Vipassana Meditation (Walking Meditation)
    Please call the Centre for more details. All are welcome
    Biography of Sayadaw U Pannananda. The Venerable is a disciple of Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita of paditarama Golden Hill Meditation Centre in Myanmar and studied and practiced the Vipassana meditation under him. Sayadaw U Pannananda also taught vipassana meditation and gave Dhamma talk as an assistant meditation teacher while he stayed in the Panditarama Golden Hill Meditation Centre. In 1997, he came to Malaysia under the instruction of Venerable Sayadaw U Pandita to teach vipassana meditation in Penang and Kuala Lumpur. He has already completed 22 vasa as a monk. The Venerable is currently the resident monk in Vipassana Meditation Centre, Singapore.
    Sep 15
    to
    Sep 17
    7.00PM
    to
    10.30PM
    Tibetan Buddhist Studies Society, 146-A Sims Ave Lor 19 Singapore 387468 (nearest Mrt Station: Aljunied) Great Empowerment of Shri Guhyasamaja
    Empowerment is by Ganden Tripa Rinpoche. All are welcome.

    Note: On Sep 16, it is from 2.00PM to 5.00PM
    Sep 16
    to
    Sep 30
    Shan You Counselling CentreMarriage Preparation Workshop & Programmes for Couples
    1) Individual - Couple Work (in English)

  • Using the PREPARE/ENRICH inventories
  • This programme comprises a series of sessions where the counsellor explores with the couple critical relationship issues like marriage expectations, conflict resolution, role relationships, communication, sexual relationships, family and friends, children and parenting etc., focusing on areas in which the relationship needs to grow and strengths that will enable the couple to progress in a positive direction.
  • It is suitable for pre-marital and married couples.
  • 3 of our counsellors have completed the training and are accredited to administer this programme. Counsellors : Ms Teo Puay Leng, Ms Teo Seok Hian, Ms Oh Wai Ching
  • Charge: $120 per couple for 4 sessions ( including session for administering the inventory )

  • 2) Groupwork ( in Mandarin)
  • Marriage preparation workshop for a maximum of 8 couples
  • Using discussions and role-plays
  • Topics covered include communication, conflict management, in-law relationship, sexual relationship and others
  • 3 four-hourly sessions: 16/9/00, 23/9/00 & 30/9/00 (Saturdays) from 2-6pm
  • Interested couples are welcome to leave their names, contact numbers and preferred dates for the workshop.
  • For year 2001, dates have yet to be confirmed.
  • Charges: $150 per couple ( a refund of $70 will be given by MCDS for every couple upon completing the full course ).
  • Faciliators: Ms Wang Jing and Ms Oh Wai Ching.

  • Please call Shan You Counselling Centre at 741 9293 to register. Thank you!
    Sep 16Buddhist Library Visit To Tai Pei Old Folks Home
    The Buddhist Library will be having another of its regular visit to Tai Pei Old Folks home on 16th Sep 2000. For those who are interested in sharing your time and showing your concern for the old folks, kindly give your support by joining us. Transport will be provided. Please gather at the Library's AG by 12.45pm. All are welcome
    Sep 19
    to
    Sep 26
    7.30PM
    to
    9.30PM
    Awareness Place Meditation Centre
    Blk 231 Bain Street, #03-39 Bras Basah Complex Singapore 180231. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Dharma Talk: Explanation of The Heart Sutra.
    Dharma Talks by Ven. Khensur Rinpoche Ngawang Thechok. All the talks will be translated to English. Any enquiries, please call handphone : 9 787 0879 or telephone 336 5067.

    Biography of speaker: Khensur Rinpoche Ngawang Thekchok was appointed by His Holiness The Dalai Lama as Abbot of Seramey Monastery where he served as Abbot for more than 10 years. To date, Rinpoche, the highest of the former Abbots of the main Gelupa Monastic Universities has trained many Abbots, Geshes and is still teaching at Sera Mey monastery where he lives today. Khensur Rinpoche was born in 1928 in Eastern Tibet and became a monk by his own wish at the age of 11 years old, entering Seramey monastery at 17. He has attained the Highest Degree of Studies, the Geshe Lharampa degree and received teaching from his main Tutors: H.H. The Dalai Lama, Kyabje Trijiang Rinpoche, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and Pabongka Rinpoche.

    Note: For APMC administration, those who attend teachings has to sign up as a member. Membership is free.
    Sep 22
    to
    Sep 24
    7.00PM
    to
    10.30PM
    Tibetan Buddhist Studies Society, 146-A Sims Ave Lor 19 Singapore 387468 (nearest Mrt Station: Aljunied) Great Empowerment of Shri Guhyasamaja
    The teachings are by Ganden Tripa Rinpoche. All are welcome.

    Note: On Sep 23, it is from 2.00PM to 5.00PM
    Sep 26
    7.00PM
    to
    10.30PM
    Tibetan Buddhist Studies Society, 146-A Sims Ave Lor 19 Singapore 387468 (nearest Mrt Station: Aljunied) Empowerment of Palden Lhamo
    By Ganden Tripa Rinpoche. All are welcome.

    Note: On Sep 23, it is from 2.00PM to 5.00PM
    Sep 20
    8.00PM
    to
    9.30PM
    Master Trainer Institute Training Room, Pico Creative Art Centre, Level 6 Pelican 8
    20 Kallang Avenue, Singapore 339411. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Maximise Your Potential
    Speaker for tonight's talk is by Mr Low Teck Suan, President of Buddhist Fellowship. All are welcome.
    Sep 22Vipassana Meditation CentreSession 3: Vipassana Meditation Proper - Part 2
    Teacher in charge is Sayadaw Pannananda
  • Mindfulness practice according to Satipatthana sutta (Sutta on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness)
  • Brief explanation on the four foundations of mindfulness: body, feeling, consciousness & mental factors
  • How to deal with pain, thinking, fantasizing or any phenomena encountered during the practice
  • Awareness of daily activities and the Importance of slowing down in daily activities
  • The Ultimate aim : realising the characteristic of impermanence (anicca), unsatisfactoriness (dukkha) and non-self (anatta)
  • If you are interested please call the Centre for more details. All are welcome
    Sep 29Vipassana Meditation CentreSession 4: Preparation for a Meditation Retreat
    Teacher in charge is Sayadaw Pannananda
  • Be mentally and physically prepared to expect the unexpected
  • How to check motivation, arouse determination and patience for a balanced practice
  • The significance of eight precepts to retreat
  • Adhering teacher's instructions
  • What & how to Report during interview
  • The importance of retreat for one's spiritual progress.
  • If you are interested please call the Centre for more details. All are welcome


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