To kick off Palelai Buddhist Temple's 60th Anniversary celebrations, esteemed Thai forest tradition meditation master Luang Por Thong Daeng will be making a visit to Singapore to give Dhamma teachings and inspiration to the faithful laity.
Buddhist Library's Chinese New Year 2023 Activities
Come join us for our activities! There will be puja, chanting and blessings from New Year’s eve onwards. This will be rounded off with our annual Chinese New Year Puja and Lunch Gathering (with lohei) on Sun 5 Feb 2023, 10am-1.30pm. Hope to see you at the library.
(Do register your interest in the lunch gathering at https://cnygathering.eventbrite.sg so we know how much to cater.)
All are welcome
1st Day of the First Chinese Lunar Month, in the Year 4721
Happy Lunar New Year
Today in the Year of the Rabbit or 4721th year based on the Chinese lunar calendar, most Chinese Buddhists celebrate the Spring Festival or Chinese Lunar New Year by having prayers, offerings and blessings at Buddhist Temples.
BuddhaDhamma Foundation is pleased to host Luang Por Sumedho (one of the senior Western representatives of the Thai forest tradition of Theravada Buddhism and first western disciple of Luang Pu Chah) in Singapore in February 2023.
In partnership with Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, we will be offering two activities for Luang Por Sumedho's dhammaduta :
*(a) Week-long retreat*
*Date: 9 Feb – 15 Feb 2023 (full residential, 8 precepts)*
Venue: Prajna Meditation Hall, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (KMSPKS)
Fee: S$200 (directly to KMSPKS)
By registration only. *Online Registration:http://bit.ly/LPSR2023*
_If registration is full, kindly indicate your interest to be placed on the waiting list (https://bit.ly/LPSRWL). In the event of any cancellations, interested participants on the waiting list will be contacted on a first-come, first-served basis._
This is a stay-in retreat with 8 Precepts observance.
Participants are required to complete the retreat in full.
*(b) Public Talk*
*Date: 12 Feb 2023 (Sun)*
*Time: 7pm to 8.30pm*
Venue: Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall, Level 4, Hall of No Form, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
Fee: Free admission, registration is required
Registration Deadline: 10 Feb 2023 or till fully registered
*If you are registering for the week-long retreat, you will automatically be registered for the public talk, so you do not need to register for the public talk separately. Use the public talk registration link if you are attending the public talk only.*
For Enquiry: tel (65) 6849 5326 | email : email@example.com
Buddhist Fundamentals Certificate Course starts 16 Feb 2023
The Buddhist Fundamentals Certificate Course, a collaborative effort between the library's resident monks and our dedicated lay teachers, will start on 16 Feb 2023. Suitable for anyone who wants to know more about the Buddha’s teachings and apply it in their lives, as well as absolute beginners to Buddhism.
Date: 16 Feb – 27 Jul 2023 (Thursdays)
Venue: The Buddhist Library (short walk from Aljunied MRT
Buddhist Fundamentals Certificate Course: A Practitioner’s Guide Date: 16 Feb – 27 Jul 2023 (Every Thu)
Time: 7.30 – 9.30PM
Venue: The Buddhist Library (BL)
Fees: $100 (BL Members), $200 only (Non members)
Click toregister (BL membership also attached within)
About this program
This certificate course is about gaining a holistic introduction to Buddhism. The Library’s goal is for you, after completing the course, to have confidence in knowledge of the Buddha’s teachings (the Dhamma) and the practice of Buddhism.
About the classes
There will be 23 sessions across 5 months and they each comprise lessons and Q&A, devotional activities and a chance to interact with fellow students. A typical class may look like this:
7.30-8.50pm: Opening, meditation practice and lesson
9-9.30pm: Lesson, Q&A and wrap up
The list of topics to be taught is at the end of this page.
About the teachers
The course will be taught by the Buddhist Library’s resident monastic community (sangha), Venerable Dr. Wiloye Wimlajothi and Venerable Dr. Akiriye Somananda, as well as lay teachers Sister Foo Siew Fong and Brother Nikko Tan.
Pleased to welcome Bhante Dhammika back to Buddhist Library on 19 Feb 10AM
Bhante Shravasti Dhammika is traveling to Singapore in Feb 2023 and will join the Buddhist Library for Puja on Sun 19 Feb 10-11.30am. Join us then to see him!
For those newer to Buddhism in Singapore: Bhante is an Australian monk who was born in 1951 and became a Buddhist as a young adult. He spent many years in Singapore before returning home in 2019, and is a good friend of the Library. You can read more about him here (https://buddhlib.org.sg/bl-talk-series-40-years-a-monk-by-bhante-dhammika/) and can even pick up some of his freely distributed books when you pass by the Library
This is the first time Ayya Seri is teaching in Singapore. She has been based in Western Australia and learnt from her late teacher Ayya Vayama. For the past 12 years, she tended to her ill teacher with care till the latter's passing. We welcome all friends to come and listen to the Dhamma, be inspired and gain some wisdom.
Ayya Seri has also published a tribute for Ayya Vayama Bhikkhuni Theri (her late teacher) in remembrance of her 1st year death anniversary in Dec 2022. It consists of 32 stories. They are a beautiful read.