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    October 2000

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Oct 01
    10.30AM
    Buddhist Library Buddhism and Consumerism
    This dharma talk will be delivered by Venerable Thubten Chodron. Many people now measure their success in life by their financial status and material possessions. Of course, money and possessions are necessary and bring a degree of security and happiness. But are we really satisfied by them? What else is valuable in life? What guidelines for living in a consumer-oriented society did the Buddha give us? All are welcome
    Oct 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.
    Oct 02
    to
    Oct 03
    9.30AM
    to
    11.00AM
    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
    This basic meditation course will be conducted by Venerable Thubten Chodron. All are welcome

    Biography of Speaker: Venerable Thubten Chodron grew up near Los Angeles, born in 1950. She graduated with a B.A. in History from the University of California at Los Angeles in 1971. After travelling through Europe, North Africa and Asia for one and a half year, she received a teaching credential and went to the University to do post - graduate work in Education while working as a teacher in the Los Angeles City School System.

    In 1975, she attended a meditation course given by Venerable Lama Yeshe and Venerable Zopa Rinpoche, and subsequently went to their monastery in Nepal to continue to study and practice Buddha's teaching. In 1977, she received the novice ordination and in 1986, went to Taiwan to take the Bhikshuni (Full Ordination). She studied and practiced Buddhism of the Tibetan tradition for many years in India and Nepal, and directed the spiritual program at Lama Tzong Khapa Institute in Italy for nearly two years. She studied three years at Dorje Pamo Monastery in France and was resident teacher at Amitabha Buddhist Center in Singapore.

    Venerable Chodron was a co - organizer of Life as a Western Buddhist Nun, and took part in the conferences of Western Buddhist teachers with H.H. the Dalai Lama in 1993 and 1994. She currently live and teaches in Seattle with Dharma Friendship Foundation and continues to travel worldwide to teach Dharma. Her books include Open Heart, Clear Mind,What Color Is Your Mind? , Taming the Monkey Mind, I Wonder Why, Working with Anger, Glimpse of Reality & Blossoms of the Dharma.
    Oct 02
    7.15PM
    NUS, LT7 (near Admin Building). By National University of Singapore Buddhist SocietyE=MC2 ( Examination=Mindfulness, Concentration & Compassion )
    This dharma talk on meditation will be delivered by Venerable Thubten Chodron. All are welcome
    Oct 03
    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
    Dharma Talk: Introduction to Vajrayana
    This dharma talk will be delivered by Venerable Thubten Chodron. All are welcome
    Oct 04
    to
    Oct 06
    By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See MonasteryRetreat on the 4 Immeasurables (Love, Compassion, Joy, Equanimity)
    This retreat will be conducted by Venerable Thubten Chodron. All are welcome.

    Note:
  • Check in time is at 8.00AM on 4th of October 2000
  • Check out time is at 6.00PM on 6th of October 2000
  • Venue is at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
  • Limited to 60 participants, registration is required.
  • Registration form is available at Awareness Place

  • Any enquiry , please call 458 8367
    Oct 11
    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 FellowshipApplying Dharma in Our Daily Life
    Speaker for tonight's talk is Dr Ang Beng Choo. All are welcome
    Oct 18
    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 FellowshipDr Teoh Eng Soon's Dharma Series: Manjusri Bodhisattva
    Speaker for tonight's talk is Dr Teoh Eng Soon. All are welcome
    Oct 18
    to
    Oct 29
    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )Third Vipassana Meditation Retreat
    Due to the overwhelming success of the second 10-day residential Vipassana Meditation Course in Singapore, when 74 participants completed the course, Vipassana International Centre (Singapore) is scheduling the third course in October, 2000.

    This third residential course will be conducted in silence in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin, as taught by S N Goenkaji or one of his teachers/ asst. teachers. Please visit the website: http://www.dhamma.org for detailed information and courses available around the world.

    Details of the Singapore course:
  • Duration: 10 days, from October 18th to 29th, 2000.
  • Total number of participants: Upto 100
  • Medium of instruction: Bilingual in Mandarin and English
  • Cost: Free for all the students. Voluntary donations are accepted only from those who successfully complete the course.
  • Open to all races and religions

    For further enquiries please contact Miss Annie Toh at telephone: 435 4224 or email: jaya@pacific.net.sg

  • All are welcome
    Oct 21
    2.30PM
    Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street Singapore. By KwanYin Chan Lin Zen Centre. Public Talk: Zen Bone, Zen Mind
    Zen Koan Riddle: What is the sound of one hand clapping?

    Admission is Free. The speaker Venerable Chi Boon is the abbot and resident teacher of KwanYin Chan Lin Zen Centre. He received "Inka", that is verification from a Zen Master Seung Sahn, certifying his authority in teaching Kong-ans (Religious Riddles that are meant to awake the interviewees' realisation of Truth) and is leading Zen retreats in November 1998.
    Oct 25
    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 FellowshipDr Teoh Eng Soon's Dharma Series: Pu Xian Bodhisattva
    Speaker for tonight's talk is Dr Teoh Eng Soon. All are welcome
    Oct 26
    to
    Oct 28
    Pengerang International Zen Centre, Johore, Malaysia. By Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen CentreZen Meditation Retreat
    Ven. Shih Chi Boon will conduct the meditation retreat. There will be 108 prostrations, sitting / walking meditation, interviews, kong-an and dharma talks. 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
    Oct 26
    3.00PM
    &
    8.00PM
    Victoria Concert Hall. By Golden Lotus (Singapore)
    26, Cairnhill Road, Singapore 229655. Telephone Number: 735 1484
    Buddhist Hymns Performance (Ming2 Ge1 Fo2 Qu3 Yan3 Chang4 Hui4)
    Have you ever thought of how to spend the coming Deepavali Public Holiday - 26 Oct 2000 (Thurs)? I have a suggestion......................What about going for a Buddhist hymns performance? Once again , Golden Lotus (Singapore) will be staging the performance. This is only a one day performance. So, for Bddhist hymns lovers, try not to give it a miss.

    Event : Buddhist Hymns Performance ( Ming2 Ge1 Fo2 Qu3 Yan3 Chang4 Hui4 )
    Date : 26 October 2000 ( Thurs )
    Time : 3pm / 8pm
    Duration : around 2 hours
    Venue : Victoria Concert Hall
    Cost of Tickets : $98 (VIP), $68, $38, $28 and $10.
    Concession : 20% discount for students with student pass.

    For those of you who are interested to purchase the tickets , please either
  • contact Mei Yi at HP : 9 873 4950 or contact Golden Lotus ( look for Zhi Xuan ) directly at telephone : 735 1484
  • send Mei Yi an email at CHEONG_Mei_Yee@ura.gov.sg or metta_cheong@yahoo.com.sg

  • All are welcome
    Oct 27Buddhist Library BL Golf Tournament
    For the first time ever, the Buddhist Library will be organising a golf tournament to raise fund for its Building Fund. The event will be held in the afternoon of the 11th of September 2000 (Monday) at Laguna Country Club's 18-hole Classic Course. The fee is $350 per person inclusive of dinner. Also, a car awaits the lucky person who hits a hole-in-one.Registration forms are available at the Library counter and the cut-off date for registration is the 20th of August. Players will be later notified of their flight and starting time. For more information call telephone 7468435 or fax: 7417689 or email: budhlib@singnet.com.sg. All are welcome


     

    November 2000

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Nov 01
    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 FellowshipDr Teoh Eng Soon's Dharma Series: Earth Store Bodhisattva
    Speaker for tonight's talk is Dr Teoh Eng Soon. All are welcome
    Nov 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.
    Nov 02
    7.30PM
    to
    9.30PM
    PUB Auditorium. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery Public Talk: Understanding The Mind
    This dharma talk will be delivered by Venerable Thubten Chodron.

    How often is it that you are overwhelmed by problems and stress from work and relationships, you are at a loss as to what to do? Instead of working out the problems, you begin to worry and get depressed. You think that there is no way out and life is miserable and sometimes, not worth living.

    Many of our problems are due to the simple lack of understanding of ourselves and how our minds work. The MIND is the most IMPORTANT component of our body and yet, we probably pay the least attention to. This lack of understanding and attention to keep our mind healthy and calm is the source of our depression and unhappiness.

    This talk will help you understand your mind, recommend you effective ways of overcoming your worries and depress states. In other words how to become a happier person with a mind that is at peace.

    For more information please contact Ang Hwee Leng at email: hlang@singnet.com.sg or (65) 744-2016.

    All are welcome
    Nov 03
    7.30PM
    to
    9.30PM
    PUB Auditorium. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery Public Talk: Overcoming Anger & Frustrations
    This dharma talk will be delivered by Venerable Thubten Chodron.

    "I am being provoked, I am close to losing my temper and my desire to punch out his face is increasing rapidly . . . how do I control myself?"

    Many of us find it very difficult to control ourselves when provoked. Sometimes, this leads us into bigger trouble than we can imagine. Some of us have put our relationships and careers at risk because we have become so frustrated and angry. We can't think straight. Our fuse gets shorter and shorter. Anger like fire, burns more violently when fueled. Some have even committed violent acts due to their inability to control their frustrations and anger such people end up behind bars.

    It is important that we understand how anger and frustrations arise so that we can overcome these very negative emotions that can ruin our lives. This talk will focus on understanding the source of our anger and frustrations, the ways to overcome them, which in turn will enable us to lead happier lives.

    For more information please contact Ang Hwee Leng at email: hlang@singnet.com.sg or (65) 744-2016.

    All are welcome
    Nov 04
    8.00PM
    Harbour Pavilion, World Trade Centre . By Fo Guang Shan Cultural and Educational Foundation, Buddha’s Light International Association & Taipei Municipal Chinese Orchestra

    Co-organised by Fo Guang Shan (Singapore) & Buddha's Light Association (Singapore).

    Supported by Tai Pei Yuen Temple.
    A Day of Buddhist Hymns

    Awaken your inner spirit with the beauty of universal sounds. Get a taste of a unique blend of traditional Buddhist Hymns with contemporary music and dance this November in A Day of Buddhist Hymns proudly presented by Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Hymn Choir & Taipei Municipal Chinese Orchestra.

    As part of the choir's Asia Pacific performance tour, the concert will offer audiences a rare chance to experience a typical day in the life of monks and nuns in the temple, starting from the morning wake-up call to the morning and night services of mantras and sutras chanting, meditation, meal times, housekeeping, as well as some of the commonly performed Buddhist ceremonies.

    Set up in 1978, Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Hymn Choir has performed in Taiwan and in countries across Asia, Europe and America. All the 60 choir members have undergone the traditional monastic education. Performing with the choir is Taipei Municipal Chinese Orchestra, the first professional Chinese orchestra in Taiwan that was founded in 1979. Theorchestra has in the past been invited to perform in America, Japan, Singapore and Hong Kong.

    Performance Details:-
    Date: 4 November 2000 (Saturday)
    Time: 8 pm
    Venue: Harbour Pavilion, World Trade Centre
    Ticketing :Admission is by donation tickets of $100, $50, $30 or $20

    Tickets are available at the following outlets:
  • Fo Kuang Yuan 146B Paya Lebar Rd #06-01 ACE Building (Tel: 8423725)
  • Tai Pei Yuen Temple 7 Jalan Kemaman (Tel: 2564941)
  • Evergreen Buddhist Culture Service #03-15 Pearl’s Centre (Tel: 2206360)
  • Awareness Place #01-21 Bras Basah Complex #02-21 International Plaza #04-15 Causeway Point
  • Grand Court Vegetarian Restaurant #05-01/07 Orchard Shopping Centre #03-43 People’s Park Complex Lao Di Fang Vegetarian Restaurant
  • #01-01 Far East Square #02-237/250 Marina Square #03-02 Causeway Point
  • Bodhigaya Buddhist Bookshop #03-06 Fu Lu Shou Complex (Tel: 3391143)
  • Ch’an Yun Buddhist Handicrafts & Trading 134 Geylang East Ave 1 #01-227 (Tel: 7419995)
  • Kushinagara Buddhist Cultural Products #02-18 Fortune Centre (Tel: 3342881)
  • Leow Liang Buddhist Book Distributor 642 Rowell Road #02-117 (Tel: 2992960)
  • Bodhi Buddhist Products 718 Lorong 41 Geylang (Tel: 8442262)
  • Yuan Jue Trading (Vegetarian Healthy Food) 60 Lorong 25A Geylang (Tel: 7416031) Wu Liang Shou Healthy Vegetarian Restaurant 142 Sims Ave (Tel: 7447890)
  • Design Brightway Enterprises Blk 2 Balestier Rd #01-647 (Tel: 2507788)
  • Wheatgrass Enterprise Blk 163 Lor 1 Toa Payoh #01-1010 (Tel: 2502269)
  • ǰٻ̵ (Chinese) Blk 203 Toa Payoh North #01-1109 (Tel: 2545869)

    You can also call Herman Chia at HP: 9 816 8950. The tickets will be delivered to you by hand. For enquries, call 842 3725 or email: fkysin@mbox3.singnet.com.sg
    All are welcome
  • Nov 04
    to
    Nov 05
    8.45AM
    to
    5.30PM
    Suntec City Auditorium, Singapore . By Buddhist FellowshipForum 2000 : "Living Without Fear or Guilt"
  • Are you tired of shouldering guilt around?
  • Do you have confidence to be who you want to be?
  • Are your fearful of failure?
  • Are you fearful of loosing your loved ones?
  • Do you have the courage to face death?

    Come and understand the Truths about life and overcome your fear, insecurities, concerns and despair in an intelligent and knowledgeable manner. It is through questioning, analysis, testing and understanding that you will develop your widsom to Make the Right Choices in Life. This forum promises to deliver priciples and techniques that will help you develop your self confidence and maximise your potential.

    Buddhism is about You........Helping you develop your wisdom to make the right choices in Life.

    Panel of speakers are:-
    Venerable Ajahn Brahmavamso
    Born in London in 1951, Ven. Brahmavamso graduated in Theoretical Physics from Cambridge University. He trained and ordained under the late Ajahn Chah. He is currently the abbot of Bodhinyana Monastery in Perth, Australia. The monastery has 18 monks under his training and he is also helping to set up a nunnery in Perth. He was voted the Best Speaker at the recent Y2000 Global conference on Buddhism.

    Venerable Thubten Chodron
    Born in 1950, Ven Thubten Chodron grew up near Los Angeles. She graduated with a B.A. in History from UCLA in 1971. She currently lives and teaches in Seattle with Dharma Friendship Foundation and continues to travel worldwide to teach the Dharma. She has written numerous books, including "Open Heart","What Color is Your Mind?","Taming the Monkey Mind","Glimpse of Realty" and "Working with Anger".

    Dr. Kanwaljit Soin
    Born in 1942 Dr. Kanwaljit Soin was the founder member of AWARE( Association of Women for Action and Research) and was its President from 1991-1993. Professionally, she is a full time Orthopedic and Hand Surgeon in private practice. She was nominated as a Member of Parliment, Singapore for two terms from 1992-1996. She received the "Women of the Year" award in 1992. She is also a committee member of the International Women's Forum, a Board member of the Centre for Asia Pacific Women in Politics and numerous other welfare, advocacy and professional organisations.

    Ms Angie Chew Monksfield
    Ms Angie Chew Monksfield graduated with BSc in Computer Science from the USA and MBA in Singapore. She was once a successful entrepreneur who sold her software business to EDS group in 1991. She then joined Anderson Consulting and is presently a group manager with Visa International. She was a Toastmaster and a member of AWARE. She was also a founding member of the Buddhist Graduate Fellowship and became its President from 1990-1992. She is currently a Rotarian and the Vice-President of Public Affair in the Buddhist Fellowship. She recently organised the Y2000 Global Conference on Buddhism.

    Dr Mel Gil
    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.

    Dr Wong Yin Onn
    Born in 1959, Dr Wong Yin Onn obtained his medical degree from University of Malaya in 1984. He is now a physician in private pratice. He is an active member of the Persatuan Agama Buddhist in Johor Baru, Malaysia. He is also a vocal member in the Malaysia Medical Association and was an eloquent participant in the recent Y2000 Global Conference on Buddhism.

    In response to the feedback from the delegates of the Y2000 Global Conference on Buddhism held in June 2000, BF is now organising the Forum 2000: Living Without Fear or Guilt. Why the chosen theme? This forum aims to help us deal with the guilt that we have been shouldering and overcome the fear of the many concerns in our lives: failure of career, business, relationships and death. Through understanding the Truths of Life ( Dharma ), we will be better equipped in dealing with our insecurities, lack of confidence and shortcomings. In turn, this will enable us to harness our full potential to become someone who can bring about the greatest benefits to all with confidence and dynamism, leading to the attainment of personal success and happines. The program format will allow for a lot of time ( 1.5 hour discussion time per subject session) for in-depth open discussion involving the participants

    In summary, this forum will serve to assist individual in:-

  • managing their self-identity.
  • improving their relationships at work and at home.
  • increasing their understanding about life.
  • realising one's full potential to attain happiness.

    For more information please contact: Organising Chairperson Angie Chew Monskfield ( Hotline : 968 111 96 Fax: 65-437 5558 or email: amonksfi@visa.com )
  • Nov 05
    7.30PM
    to
    9.30PM
    Suntec City Auditorium. By Buddhist FellowshipPublic Talk: Who Created the World?
    This public talk will be delivered by Venerable Ajahn Brahmavamso.

    All are welcome
    Nov 05
    7.30PM
    Buddhist Library Robe Offering & Book Donation Ceremony
    A robe offering ceremony is traditionally observed by southern Buddhist traditions to mark the end of the three month Rains Retreat for the monastic community. Robes and other basic requisites are offered to venerable monks and nuns. While keeping to the spirit of the tradition, the Buddhist Library has also included the offering of books. New books acquired by the Library are on display at the new arrivals section in the reading room. You may wish to select books from the Library to donate to the Library or if you who wish to offer robes, you can either come down personally to the Library or you can order the robes through email: budhlib@singnet.com.sg. All are welcome
    Nov 06
    7.30PM
    to
    9.30PM
    Harbour Pavillion, World Trade Centre. By Buddhist FellowshipPublic Talk: Living Without Fear or Guilt
    This public talk will be delivered by Venerable Ajahn Brahmavamso.

    All are welcome
    Nov 07
    to
    Nov 16
    Buddhist Library Satipatthana: The Foundations of Mindfulness
    A meditation course will be conducted by the Ven Henepola Gunaratana . The principles outlined in the Satipatthana Sutta (Discourse on the Foundations of Mindfulness) form the basis of Buddhist meditation. This course, explores the techniques and significance of the various subjects of meditation described in the discourse. Practice sessions will allow participants to experience the benefits of meditation. The course is conducted by a renowned meditation teacher, the Ven. Henepola Gunaratana. The Ven H Gunaratana is based in West Virginia, USA but travels regularly around America, Europe, Australia and Asia to teach meditation. All are welcome.

    Biography : Venerable Dr. Henepola Gunaratana Nayaka Thera was born on the 7th of December, 1927 in a small village named Henepola and ordained at the age of 12 as a Buddhist monk at a small temple in Malandeniya Village in Kurunegala District in Sri Lanka. His preceptor was Venerable Kiribatkumbure Sonuttara Mahathera. He received his basic Buddhist education at a small monks' school called Vidyasekhara Pirivena, Gampaha.

    At the age of 20 he was given higher ordination in Kandy in 1947. He received his higher education from Vidyalankara College in Kelaniya and Buddhist Missionary College of Mahabodhi Society in Colombo. Subsequently he was sent to India for five years of missionary work for the Mahabodhi Society, serving the Harijana (untouchable) people in Sanchi, Delhi, and Bombay.

    Later he spent ten years as a missionary in Malaysia, serving as religious advisor to the Sasana Abhivurdhiwardhana Society, Buddhist Missionary Society and the Buddhist Youth Federation of Malaysia. He has been a teacher in Kishon Dial School and Temple Road Girls' School and Principal of the Buddhist Institute of Kuala Lumpur.

    At the invitation of the Sasana Sevaka Society, Bhante Gunaratana came to the United States in 1968 to serve as Honourary General Secretary of the Buddhist Vihara Society of Washington, D.C. In 1980 he was appointed President of the Society. During his years at the Vihara, he has taught courses in Buddhism, conducted meditation retreats, and lectured widely throughout the United States and Canada.

    The Venerable has also pursued his scholarly interests by earning a B.A., an M.A., and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from The American University. He taught courses on Buddhism at The American University, Georgetown University, Bucknell University, PA, and University of Maryland. Also he has lectured at many universities in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. He is the author of Come and See, The Path of Serenity and Insight, The Jhanas and Mindfulness In Plain English (1994 Wisdom Publication's best seller list ). His articles have been published in the U.S.A., Malaysia, India, Sri Lanka, England and France.

    Bhante Gunaratana was the Buddhist chaplain at The American University, counseling students interested in Buddhism and Buddhist meditation. He is now president of the Bhavana Society and abbot of the monastery in West Virginia in the Shenandoah Valley, about 100 miles west of Washington, D.C. He continues to teach meditation and conduct retreats worldwide.
    Nov 07
    to
    Nov 14
    7.30PM
    to
    9.00PM
    Fo Yuan Lin, 3 Jalan Angin Laut SingaporeThe Essence of Abhidhamma( in Mandarin )
    The Dharma talk will be delivered by Sayalay Susila.

    Abhidhamma is the higher teaching of Buddha that deals only with ultimatereality such as mind, mental concomitants, matter and nibbana.The talk will deal with different types of consciousness together with its mental concomitants. The mental concomitants such as greed, anger, delusion, envy, faith, effort, mindfulness, etc are profoundly analysed into their individual characteristic, function, manifestation and proximate cause.

    There is no association with any self or soul at all through the detailed analysis. So one will be able to remove the wrong view of self. 28 kinds of matters that make up our so-called body are also well explained here. The wholesome and unwholesome thoughts process & process of death and birth are revealed vividly here so that one understands better what is going on in one's mind. All are welcome

    Note: There will be no talk on Nov 12( Sunday )
    Nov 08
    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 FellowshipDr Teoh Eng Soon's Dharma Series: Kuan Yin Bodhisattva
    Speaker for tonight's talk is Dr Teoh Eng Soon. All are welcome
    Nov 12
    to
    Nov 26
    Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple
    Meditation Retreat

    Meditation Retreat by Venerable Amatha Gavesi (Assisted by Bro.Richard Chia).

    Meditation methods
  • Loving Kindness (Metta)
  • Impurities of Body (Kayagata Sati)
  • Concentration (Samatha) - up to 4th Jhana
  • Insight (Vipassana)

    Program also included Puja in the morning (5.30am) and evening (9.30pm) and Dhamma Talk every night (tentatively 8pm daily).

    To obtain a copy of the application form, contact :
    a) Via facsimile : Ms B W Tay (3538-275)
    b) Via e-mail: vajiro@email.com
    c) Enquiry: 96928407

    Note
  • All application forms, duly completed are to be submitted by 8 November 2000 via mail or fax to 3538-275 or email to vajiro@email.com (Attn : Mr Richard Chia). Alternatively, submit personally to the Organiser at Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple, Shrine Hall on any Sunday between 4pm to 6pm. Incomplete application forms will not be entertained.
  • Applicant will be notified by the Organiser on the outcome of the application.

    DOs and DONTs

  • Lodging to participants at Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple : due to space constraints, the Organiser can only limit to a maximum of 80 stay-in** participants. Stay-in participants are those who intended to train for at least 5 days. This will also be on a first-come-first serve basis and subject to availability of space.
  • All participants are to don white clothing, completely white. It is recommended that participants should put on white collar/crew neck T-shirt and white long pants or long skirts (no shorts or Bermudas).
  • Vegetarian breakfast and lunch will be served throughout the retreat. Utensils, mattress and tower blankets will be provided.
  • Participants are discouraged from bringing expensive or valuable items.
  • Participants are expected to observe (minimum) the five precepts and to abide by the Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple rules and regulations.

    Tentative Daily Program

    TIME ACTIVITIES

    5:30 am - 7:30 am Morning Puja, Meditation Intructions & Practice
    7:30 am - 8:30 am Breakfast
    8:30 am - 11:30 am Meditation Practice & Progress Interview
    11:30 am - 12:30 noon Lunch
    12:30 noon - 7:30 pm Meditation Practice, Progress Interview, Wash Up etc.
    7:30 pm - 8:15 pm Temple Puja
    8:30 pm - 9:45 pm Dhamma Talk
    10:00 pm - 10:30 pm Retreat Puja
    11:00 pm Lights Off

    ** All stay-in participants should check-in on the eve of the training day between 6:30pm to 8pm.Example: those participating on 12 November should check-in on 11 November evening.

    All are welcome
  • Nov 12
    10.30AM
    Buddhist Library Dharma Talk on "Potaliya Sutta"
    A householder describes himself as a practitioner of renunciation. The Lord sees the matter differently. From "The Discourses of Gotama Buddha Middle Collection", the Venerable H. Gunaratana will be having a Dharma talk on the "Potaliya Sutta". All are welcome

    Nov 12Shan You Counselling Centre
    Fund Raising: Selling Bookmark Puzzles

    Shan You Counselling Centre (The only Buddhist councelling centre in Singapore that renders its services to people of all religions and races) is seeking for volunteers to sell handmade bookmark puzzles on 12th Nov 2000 (Sunday). The objective for this activity is to raise funds for the Centre. The Centre hopes to raise the much needed funds to support its non-NCSS funded programmes, such as the Befriender Service, Distribution of Food Rations Service and Public & Professional Education Services.

    Volunteers will each hold a donation can and ask the public to buy or donate $1 or more for a bookmark puzzle. This piece of handicraft does not only serve as a bookmark, it is also an intellectual game that stimulates one’s creativity. These bookmark puzzles come in various designs and colours. About 100 volunteers spent 5 months to make 40,000 of them.

    We need you to volunteer to help us raise as much funds as possible for Shan You so that we may continue to provide help to those in need. Your support means a lot to us, the Centre is in need of at least 300 volunteers for this event.Please call 741 9293 or email to us at email: nc137@cyberway.com.sg to let us know you will like to help in this fundraising event. Please render your support and encourage your friends, family members and colleagues to come along.
    Nov 13
    to
    Nov 15
    University of Roorkee IndiaInternational Buddhist Conference: Buddhist Philosophy and Contemporary Issues
    The University , a premier institution of higher learning in engineering, technology, science and humanities, is organising an international conference with the theme: "Buddhist Philosophy and Contemporary Issues". Sub-themes are: "Buddhism as a Significant Means of Inter-cultural Dialogue for Global Peace and Harmony","Buddhist Contemplation, Aesthetics and World Literature", "Buddhist Practices for Conflict Resolution and Stress Management for Corporates and Professionals", "Buddhism and Contemporary Crisis of Ethical Values" and "Buddhist Way of Life and the Environment Concerns". His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be guest of honour. HHDL will inaugurate the conference at 10.00AM on November 13.There will be among world renown scholars, philosophers, corporates and professionals from many countries. For more information please visit this site http://bupci2000.tripod.com. For enquiries please contact Dr D K Nauriyal at 91-01332-70502 or email: dknarfhs@mail.rurkiu.ernet.in. All are welcome
    Nov 15
    to
    Dec 07
    Shan You Counselling CentreChildren's Playshop & Workshop
    There will be two groups, P1-P3 children and P4-P6 children. The playshop and workshop aim at enabling children to learn more about themselves, their strengths and potentials, understand their roles and responsibilities, develop good interpersonal skills and learn to co-operate with others. For more details, registration and schedule, please call 741 9293 All are welcome
    Nov 15
    7.45PM
    to
    9.45PM
    5th Floor, Multi-Purpose Hall, Revenue House at 55, Newton Road Singapore 307987. By Buddhist FellowshipBasic Meditation Course: Meditation
    Basic Meditation Course by Dr Tan Kheng Khoo. Admission and handouts are free. For more details, please email: buddhistfellowship@netscape.net

    All are welcome
    Nov 17
    to
    Nov 29
    Nan Pu Tuo Shan 825B Jln. Limbok Singapore. By Cakkavala Meditation Centre
    Samatha & Vipassana Meditation Retreat

    Introduction
    Cakkavala Meditation Centre is a newly set up society by a group of Buddhists who love the teachings of the Buddha and are especially inspired by the practical aspect of mental cultivation through Samatha and Vipassana Meditation in a systematic way. The society is very fortunate to have invited Sayalay Dipankara, one of the most outstanding disciples of a great and highly respectable meditation master, Ven. Pha-Auk Sayadaw. The Sayalay teaches both Samatha (Concentration) and Vipassana (Insight)\ Meditations in a step-by-step manner, usually started with Anapanasati (Mindfulness of Breathing Meditation) or Meditation on Four Elements. The yogis will then be guided through the stages of purification and insight-knowledges. It is indeed a very precious and profound practice. We hope that those who are interested in the Meditation practice would take this golden opportunity to participate in the retreat.

    The Meditation Teacher
    Sayalay Dipankara was born in 1964 in Myanmar. At the age of 9, she started the search for Dhamma. In fact, she started the meditation practice at a very young age, under the guidance of various great meditation masters. In her university days, she was introduced by one of her professors, also a well known Abhidhamma teacher in Myanmar, to Ven. Pha-Auk Sayadaw for close guidance in Samatha and Vipassana practice. She accomplished the practice within a very short period, under the guidance of her skilful teacher.

    In 1990, she was ordained as a Buddhist nun at Pha-Auk Tawya Monastery. Since then, she was trained to be a meditation teacher. Sayalay Dipankara is experienced in teaching any of the 40 Kamatthana as mentioned in the Visuddhi Magga e.g. Anapanasati, Four Elements Meditation, Metta, Buddhanussati, Asubha, Marananussati and 8 Samapatti (1st Jhana to 8th Jhana), Kasina, Vipassana, etc.

    In 1996, she was invited to Sri Lanka by the highly respected Mahathera, U Ariya Dhamma to assist her teacher, Ven. Pha-Auk Sayadaw in guiding the yogis. For the past 3 years, she has also been invited by various reputable Buddhist Centres in different countries e.g. United State (Insight Meditation Centre), Canada, Taiwan (Hong Shih Foundation), Malaysia, Australia (Bodhiyana) and England (Amaravati & Citta Vevekha) to conduct courses and intensive meditation retreats for as long as 2 months. While she was in England, she was invited for discussion on mind training by the professors of Oxford University.

    The Retreat
    Duration of Retreat : 17th Nov. To 29th Nov. 2000
    Venue of Retreat : Nan Pu Tuo Shan, 825B Jln. Limbok Singapore
    Check-In time : 17 Nov 2000, Friday, 8pm
    Check-Out time : 29 Nov 2000, Wednesday, 1pm

    The Application
  • Any interested individuals who are healthy in body and mind and are willing to improve and purify their minds, regardless of race, religion and nationality are welcome to apply for participation in the retreat.
  • Please email: shufang@sp.edu.sg or gimtgk@singnet.com.sg for application form, which should be completed and sent to us in any of the following ways:
    - send it together with a self-addressed envelop for our notification to you on the status of your application, to: Blk 307, Clementi Ave.4 #09-38 Singapore 120307 Attn: Mr Low Peng Leong
    - fax it at 779 5183
    - email it to shufang@sp.edu.sg or gimtgk@singnet.com.sg
  • For further enquiry, please contact any of the following :
    Bro. Lu 9400 1039, Bro. Leong 778 9151 (8pm - 10pm), Sis. Shook Fong 940 69215 (5pm - 10pm), Sis. Gim 958 79746
  • Deadline of Application: 10th Nov 2000

    Remarks
  • Due to limited vacancy (max 40 Yogis), priority will be given to those qualified applicants whose application is complete and who will join the retreat for the full period. Therefore, we would like to seek your understanding in case your application is not successful.
  • Part-timers who only wish to participate in the retreat during nighttime are also welcome. The teacher will be available to guide the part-time yogis every night from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.
  • No criticism or sarcasm is allowed especially towards other religions. Those who do so will be disqualified from taking part in the retreat.
  • For the purification of sila (precepts taking) so as to reap benefits in the mediation practice, all full-time yogis are required to strictly abide by the 8 precepts inclusive of the precept of not partaking food after noon.
  • Please bring along your own sleeping bag, personal toiletries and towel for covering the feet during meditation sittings (this towel could also serve as pillow cover or blanket).
  • To help in more conducive and comfortable sitting, the following attires are recommended:
    - simple, plain or non-distracting attire
    - loose-fitting long trousers or sarong

    It is always our wish to be able to share the Dhamma to all. As such, we would like to offer this retreat free of charge to all that are interested in the practice of Dhamma. However, we would be grateful and joyful of your dana in any forms, e.g. offering of lunch to yogis, sponsoring part of the cost of running the retreat, helping in preparing for the food or even just being there to practise the Dhamma with us. May you be Well and Happy!

    All are welcome
  • Nov 18
    2.30PM
    to
    6.30PM
    The Chinese Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Singapore at Hill Street. By Amitabha Buddhist CentreDharma Celebration in connection with Lama Tenzin Osel Rinpoche's visit
    Lama Tenzin Osel Rinpoche, the reincarnation of Lama Thubten Yeshe, will be stopping over in Singapore enroute to India from 17 - 20 Nov. Amitabha Buddhist Centre is organizing a Dharma Celebration to coincide with his visit.

    Lama Osel, as he is affectionately known, was born to Spanish parents in 1984, 11 months after the death of Lama Thubten Yeshe. He has been studying at the Sera Je Monastery in south India since he was 7 years old and it is hoped that after he comes to his full maturity, he will be of benefit to many sentient beings. Lama Osel speaks Spanish, Tibetan and English. He is receiving both a western secular as well as a traditional Tibetan education. Lama Osel will participate in the White Tara Puja on 18 November 2000 in Singapore.

    The day's program will start off with a Requesting Prayer to the Medicine Buddha. Geshe Chonyi, the resident teacher of ABC, will conduct this in English. The Medicine Buddha is the Lord of Healing and this practice is especially beneficial for those who are unwell. This will be followed by the Chap-Tu Puja which is a ritual for purification of illness. The Chap-Tu involves the visualization of removal of obstacles to health and longevity.

    Appropriately, after prayers for health and purification of illness, there will be a White Tara Puja. White Tara is the Buddha of long-life. Longevity is important for the completion of one's spiritual practice and this prayer is to create the karmic causes for a long-life.

    All are welcome and admission is free. The purpose of the afternoon's events is to benefit all sentient beings and to allow members of the public to create a connection with Lama Osel.
    Nov 18
    to
    Dec 10
    Buddhist Library A Guide to Buddhism Course
    There will be three courses, Course 1 (GB100), Course 2 (GB200) and Course 3 (GB300) to be conducted concurrently. This graduated series of course aims at a systematic study of Buddhism. It presents Buddhism from the historical, religio-philosophical, and socio-cultural perspectives. Buddhism will also be approached as an integrated whole, with consideration given to its multifarious expressions seen in the main traditions. The teaching faculty comprises a panel of distinguished Buddhist scholars and practitioners from Sri Lanka and Europe, who have been invited specially for this course. All are welcome
    Nov 22
    7.45PM
    to
    9.45PM
    5th Floor, Multi-Purpose Hall, Revenue House at 55, Newton Road Singapore 307987. By Buddhist FellowshipBasic Meditation Course: Progressive Stages of One-Pointed Concentration
    Basic Meditation Course by Dr Tan Kheng Khoo. Admission and handouts are free. For more details, please email: buddhistfellowship@netscape.net

    All are welcome
    Nov 25
    to
    Nov 26
    Shan You Counselling CentreMillennium Concert: Voices of the Millennium
    The objectives of this concert are to promote Buddhist Culture and to raise funds for the Centre. Phor Kark See Choir, Tai Pei Buddhist Centre Choir, Bel Canto Buddhist Chorale and the Youth Melody will jointly present the concert entitled "Voices of the Millennium". The Centre is appealing to your kind generosity in supporting this event by sponsorships, donations or advertising in its feature magazine of which 3000 copies will be in print. For more information, please contact Ms Tan Hwee Lin at 741 9293. All are welcome
    Nov 25
    to
    Nov 26
    Orchid Country Club. By Buddha's Light Association( Singapore ) Young Adult DivisionRecreational cum Leadership Camp 2000
    Buddha's Light Association (Singapore) Young Adults Division is presenting the Recreational cum Leadership Camp 2000 once again. This is the third such camp in a continuous three years, beginning in 1998. The last two camps have received tremendous turnout of over 70-100 participants. This year, we are targeting a similar number, if not more. We have received positive feedbacks about the benefits of the camp from previous participants. The camp aims to cultivate leadership qualities and creativity in the organisation of recreational activities. It is especially suitable for members of youth organisations, teachers and leaders of children and youth courses. Skills to be picked up from the camp will be applicable in both work and play.

    We have specially engaged an experienced trainer, Ms Liao Su-yu, from Taiwan. Ms Liao Su-yu is a National Coach with Taiwan Youth Council. She is highly experienced in the organisation and conduct of recreational and team-based activities for youths. Through these activities, she has nurtured and developed the leadership qualities of youths from diverse cultural backgrounds. More details about the camp can be found in the attached application form.

    Fees per participant are : $50 for full-time students, $60 for BLIA members, $70 for non-members

    For more information please call Buddha's Light Association (Singapore) at 146B Paya Lebar Road #06-01 ACE Building S(409017) at telephone 842 3725 or e-mail: fkysin@mbox3.singnet.com.sg. All are welcome
    Nov 29
    7.45PM
    to
    9.45PM
    5th Floor, Multi-Purpose Hall, Revenue House at 55, Newton Road Singapore 307987. By Buddhist FellowshipBasic Meditation Course: Effects and Hindrances of Meditation
    Basic Meditation Course by Dr Tan Kheng Khoo. Admission and handouts are free. For more details, please email: buddhistfellowship@netscape.net

    All are welcome

     

    December 2000

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Dec 04
    to
    Dec 14
    7.00PM
    to
    10.00PM
    Manjusri Secondary School. Jointly Organised by Singapore Buddhist Federation, Buddhist Fellowship, Leong San See Temple, Ananda Metyarama Buddhist Youth Circle and Palelai Buddhist Temple
    Abhidharma Course

    This 10 day course will be conducted by Venerable Sayadaw U Silanda.

    For registration form, please contact Mr Gan Gim Teck at telephone 745 8044 or Mr Low Teck Suan at 741 9293. You can also email them for the form at email: gangan@singnet.com.sg, tslow@singnet.com.sg or at the office of any of the co-organisers listed above. Registration fee is $10.00 (refreshment and printed material)per person. Payment by cheque must be crossed and addressed to "Singapore Buddhist Federation". At the back of the cheque, please write "Abhidhamma Course". Cash payment will be collected on the first day of the course. Closing date for registration will be on Nov 15

    Biography: Sayadaw U Silananda is the current Chancellor of the International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University, Yangon. He has also taught at the Atisuddhayone Pali University and The University of Arts and Sciences, Myanmar.

    He is the founder Abbot of Dhammananda Vihara, the Nayaka of Theravada Buddhist Society, Half Moon Bay,California, USA, the Adviser to the Department of Dhammacakka, Oakland Town, California and Bodhi Tree Meditation Center, Lagos, Florida, the Ovadacariya Sayadaw of Tathagata Meditation Center San Jose town , and the Ovadacariya Sayadaw of Yangon Mahasi Sasana Yeiktha, Myanmar.

    For 50 years he has been teaching Vipassan meditation and propagating the Dhamma in the American continent, from Canada to Mexico, Japan, and Jamaica. And lately in Malaysia and Singapore.

    Some of the books/articles written by the Venerable available on-line are:-
  • NO INNER CORE - ANATTA
  • An Introduction To The Law of Kamma
  • The Happiest Year Ever
  • The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
  • Is Theravada Buddhism for Arahantship Only?
  • Introduction to Vipassana
  • Questions and Answers
  • Meditation Instructions
  • A talk on Kamma, Rebirth, and Suffering
  • Dec 06
    7.45PM
    to
    9.45PM
    5th Floor, Multi-Purpose Hall, Revenue House at 55, Newton Road Singapore 307987. By Buddhist FellowshipBasic Meditation Course: Dreams
    Basic Meditation Course by Dr Tan Kheng Khoo. Admission and handouts are free. For more details, please email: buddhistfellowship@netscape.net

    All are welcome
    Dec 06
    to
    Dec 12
    Golden Theatre, 6001 Beach Road Golden Mile Tower 3rd Storey Singapore 199589. By Palyul Nyingma Buddhist Association Grand Kalachakra Empowerment by HH Penor Rinpoche
    The objectives of this Grand Kalachakra Empowerment are to propagate teachings of Buddhism, pray for World peace, success in all endeavours, happiness, good health and longevity. You are strongly encouraged to bring family members and friends to attend this extremely rare and auspicious grand empowerment. It is believed that one needs strong affinity and enormous merits to attend such an occasion This may happen only once in a lifetime. Therefore, do find time at all cost, to attend this event for the benefit of oneself and others. This grand empowerment will occur enormous costs and overheads. For this event to be successful, we depend and look forward to your generous sponsorship. The sponsorship are categorized as follows:
  • Category A : Puja Sponsorship
  • Category B : Lamp Offerring
    ~ Daily Lamp Offerring
    ~4 Days Lamp Offerring.
  • Please contact the centre at telephone number 742 9261, fax 7429 904 or email: palyul@pacific.net.sg for more details. Website: http://www.palyul.org/ . All are welcome

    Programme for the 6 day Kalachakra Empowerment
    DateTimeActivity
    06 Dec 20007.00PM-9.00PM Blessing of the Empowerment Site
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    07 Dec 2000 9.30AM-12.00PM Kalachakra Puja and Making of Sand Mandala
    -7.00PM- 8.30PM Lama Dance 1
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    08 Dec 2000 9.30AM-12.00PM Kalachakra Puja and Making of Sand Mandala
    -7.00PM-10.00PM 1st Day Kalachakra Empowerment
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    09 Dec 2000 9.30AM-12.00PMKalachakra Puja
    -3.00PM-4.30PM Lama Dance 2
    -7.00PM-10.00PM 2nd Day Kalachakra Empowerment
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    10 Dec 2000 9.30AM-12.00PM Kalachakra Puja
    -3.00PM-6.00PM Final Day Kalachakra Empowerment
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    ( Free entrance ticket will be issued at Golden Theatre for each programme on the actual day, on first-come-first-serve basis. Due to limited seats of 1,390 admittance is strictly by tickets only. Tickets will not be issued in advance. For foreign guests, please register personally at the centre for special entry pass by 5th December 2000)
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    12 Dec 2000 7.15PM-10.00PM Grand Dinner with HH Penor Rinpoche with guest-of-honour Mr Chan Soo See Parlimentary Secretary, Prime Minister's Office & Ministry of Health. ( for this dinner please register personally at the centre. Tickets are available at $60.00 each )
    Note: The purpose of Lama Dance, Making of Sand Mandala and Fire Puja is to clear away all obstacles which would hinder the process of the empowerment, thereby making the site a suitable place for conducting empowerment.

    Kalachakra Tantra : The essence of Kalachakra Yidam
    While the teachings of the Dharmakaya Buddha are intrinsically identical, their interpretations are limitless. According to the different capacities of the sentient beings, Nirmanakaya Buddhas such as Samantabhadra, Vajradhara, Vajrasattva and Sakyamurni are manifested. For sentient beings who cannot be pacified by peaceful means, the Buddha manifest themselves in wrathful and powerful forms to tame these beings. The Heruka, Kalachakra and Vajrapani are such manifestation but their Buddha essence remains unaltered and undifferentiate. There are four categories of Tantras in the Vajrana teaching and the most important of them is the Annutara Yoga Tantra. The Annutara Yoga Tantra is divided into Father Tantra, Mother Tantra and undifferentiated Tantra, and in the latter, the most profound is the Kalachakra Tantra. After the third turning of the Wheel of Dharma and on the fifteenth day of the third Tibetan calender month, at the request of King Suchandra of Shambala, an emanation of Vajrapani, Lord Buddha gave the profound teachings of Kalachakra Tantra to the assembly of King Suchandra, Boddhisattvas, Dakas, Dakinis, their families and the entire inhabitants of Shambala. King Suchandra returned to Shambala with the Kalachakra Tantra, and in the auspicious mandala of Bhaghavan Kalachakra as support and reliance, practised for the ultimate siddhi of all sentient beings. The Kalachakra Tantra was transmitted through the subsequent succession of Kings until Rudrachakin, the twenty-fifth king, when the Tantra was brought to Tibet. There are three major lineages of Kalachakra in Tibet; the Dagon, the Tsami and the Ra. The Ra lineage was in turn transmitted to Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, then to Mipham Namgyal and eventually to HH Penor Rinpoche without interruption and its entirely.

    Benefit of Kalachakra Empowerment
    People with good Karma connection will have their samsaric suffering purified by hearing the name of the Kalachakra Mandala, and by receiving the empowerment and practising the Tantra diligently, will accumulate enormous merits. It is said in the tantric text, that a devastating catastrophe will strike mankind in the future and the King of Shambala will then emanate as the Lord Yama. From his great compassion, the four armies and Shambala generals will therfore come forth to eradicate all the negative Karma and their causes, of all sentient beings. They will destroy all the Mara dwelling on the continent of Jampodiva, that they will never cause harm to the faithful devotees again. All the sentient beings will then generate pure compassion and aspiration to perform the ten virtues.All the diseases, famine, wars and natural disaster will be removed to make way for the forever peace and happiness of mankind. With the completeness of all the auspicious circumstances which are: the perfect teachings, the appropriate time, the realised Guru, the right place and suitable assembly of devoted disciples, HH Penor Rinpoche, the Supreme Head of Nyingmapa Buddhism, will manifest as inseperable with the Bhaghavan Kalachakra and grant the ultimate siddhi of total liberation. The virtous disciples with one-pointed devotion and confidence will, by receiving these rare and precious blessings, fulfil their wish for longevity, good fortune, wealth, fame and power. If the same disciples will perserve in their practise, they will progress like Boddhisattvas of first Bhumi to become completely realised and ultimately achieve the state of being inseperable with Kalachakra. With all negative karma accumulated by sentient beings since beginningless time completely purified, nations will progress, society will be in harmaony, disasters will vanish, people will prosper, and eternal peace for the world and ultimate happiness for mankind will be realised.


    Biography of Speaker.
    His Holiness the third Penor Rinpoche of Nyingmapa Palyul Lineage is the master to confer this initiation. He has succeeded HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and HH Dudjom Rinpoche to be the Supreme Head of Nyingmapa Buddhism since 1993. He is also the eleventh throne holder of Palyul lineage. Khenpo Ngaga, one of the most important Dzogchen masters and the fifth Dzogchen Rinpoche recognised Penor Rinpoche as the emanation of the great Dzogchen master Vimalamitra and reincarnation of second Drubwang Pema Norbu Rinpoche.

    He ascended the Golden Throne of the Palyul Lineage Holder at the age of twelve. When he was young, Penor Rinpoche was in retreat to pracise the "IIlusory Body of Manjusri" a mind treasure of Mipham Rinpoche. At the conclusion of the retreat, a sweet, enchanting sound could be heard coming from his shrine room and the mirror on his altar radiated brilliant light. He started building Namdroling Monastery in India since 1963. Today this monastery has a Sangha community of over 3000 lamas and has become the single largest Nyingmapa Monastic Institution out of Tibet, consisting of a primary school, higher scholastic Institute, retreat centre, a nunnery, home for old age and so forth. In fact it has all the facilities to study the aspects of Nyingmapa tradition.

    Since 1985, Penor Rinpoche has spread dharma and established many centres in United States, Canada, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia and Nepal, besides other monasteries around Northern part of India. Penor Rinpoche is a master who embodies the foresight of Manjusri, the compassion of Avalokiteshvara, and the dynamism of Vajrapani. It is very aupicious for us to have a chance to receive blessing from a supreme master as His Holiness Penor Rinpoche.
    Dec 08
    to
    Dec 25
    By Buddha Vihara SocietyVisit Holy Places in Sri Lanka & India
    Buddha Vihara Society is organizing a tour to Sri Lanka and India this coming December. Itinerary details are:
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    From 08.12.00 to 12.12.00 Sri Lanka Tour
  • To visit Holy Mountain, Sri Pada to pay respect to Buddha's Foot Prints
  • To offer Dana to 100 monks in Galle to transfer merit to beloved departed ones
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    From 12.12.2000 to 25.12.00 Indian Tour
  • To visit Buddhist Holy Places like Lumbini in Nepal, Maha Bodhi Temple, Dhammika Stupa, Kusinagar and Sankassapura ( Holy Hindu River and Taj Mahal are non Buddhist holy places included in the itinerary ).
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    Registration is open until the end of September. Contact telephone number 741 4383 or through pager 9 607 0938 for more details.
    Dec 09
    to
    Dec 26
    9.00AM
    Wat Ananda Buddhist Temple
    Special Dana (offerings) for Novitiate Programme

    Ever witness the Noviciate Ceremony in the Theravada tradition ? AMBYC is organising its 2nd Noviciate programme. The Ordination Ceremony will be held at 9.30am at the temple ground. All are welcome.

    Special Dana (offerings) for Novitiate Programme at 9.00 am. Anyone who would like to sponsor for the following items please contact the temple:-

  • Novices robes and bags
  • Monks airfares to Songkhla, Thailand.
  • Dana (food offerings for lunch) to the monks and novices

    We request devotees to cook from home (as this is a meritorious act) and be ready to offer to the monks and novices at 1100 hrs at the dining hall. This is a pot luck lunch so participants are expected to cook for 10-15 pax. Pease see Bro. Yeo Chiek How (pager:94948074) or e-mail us at ambyc@bigfoot.com
  • Dec 09
    7.00PM
    By Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen CentreMeditation Course
    This 6 weeks meditation course will be conducted by Ven. Shih Chi Boon on every Saturdays at 7.00PM. The course contents include Zen meditation techniques, dharma talks, kong-an and interviews. Please call 392 0265 for registration. All are welcome.
    Dec 13
    7.45PM
    to
    9.45PM
    5th Floor, Multi-Purpose Hall, Revenue House at 55, Newton Road Singapore 307987. By Buddhist FellowshipBasic Meditation Course: Out-of-Body Experience
    Basic Meditation Course by Dr Tan Kheng Khoo. Admission and handouts are free. For more details, please email: buddhistfellowship@netscape.net

    All are welcome
    Dec 14
    to
    Dec 17
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery. By Nanyang Technological University Buddhist Society
    Dharma Camp 2000
    NTUBS's annually held Dharma Camp is back again. This time the camp will be filled with enriching experiences and fun, for example Dharma Talks by distinguished Venerables, games, skits and even a mini concert. It's a great chance to try out the delicious vegetarian food too, or the experience of staying in one of the biggest temple in Singapore. The details are as follows:

    Date : 14th - 17th December 2000 (Thursday - Sunday)
    Venue: Phor Kark See Monastery, 88 Bright Hill Road S(574117)
    Cost : $10 (members) / $12 (non-members)
    Dateline: 11th December 2000

    For futher information, you may contact Dongsheng (Hp: 97649117) or Guopeng (Hp: 98777867) or go to the NTUBS webpage. For those who wants to register through internet, just send us your particulars: Name/ Nric/ Matric No/ Contact No/ Religion/ E-mail address. Bring your friends along too, and let's share the joy of Dharma together. Hope to see you all there!
    Dec 15
    to
    Dec 18
    Changi Holiday Flat. By Singapore Buddhist Mission Youth GroupSingapore Buddhist Mission Dhamma Youth Camp
    Perhaps you may realize that there are not many Dhamma activities planned for and to cater for Buddhist youths in Singapore. This is one of the lamentable soft spots of S'pore Buddhism, where many a Buddhist parent has been telling us, "Why no Dhamma actitivities for the youths?".

    Now Singapore Buddhist Mission Youth Group has taken this challenge to anually organise a December school holiday youth camp from 15-18 DEC. (the 5th annual camp to date). We are targeting Youths between 13-21 to come and participate in this holiday event.This camp will be a galore of fun filled interactive games, and activities for young people, sprinkled with dhamma talks, discussions, meditation etc. A refreshing experience of its own, beyond the description of words.

    For more information please contact Venerable Dhammika at telephone 299 7216 or Ang Hwee at HP: 9 848 0030. All are welcome.
    Dec 15
    to
    Dec 16
    7.30PM
    to
    9.30PM
    Singapore Power Auditorium (Former PUB Auditorium), Sommerset MRT Station. By Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen Centre
    Dharma Talk

    Dharma talk by Zen Master Seung Sahn. The Zen Master Seung Sahn is the 78th Patriarch of the Chogye Order of Korea Buddhism which could be linked to the 6th Patriarch, Master Hui Neng of Ch'an School in China. The Master is also the founder of The Kwan Um School of Zen
    Free tickets are available at :-

    Zen Culture Buddhist Services Centre
    195 Lavender St/Jln Besar junction #01-01 shop,
    Eminent Plaza Shopping Centre (Tel: 3924256)

    or at Kwan Yin Chan Lin at
    203D Lavender St, next to Nanyang Finance at
    Jalan Besar/Lavender St junction (Tel: 3920265)

    All are cordially invited to attend the talks.
    Dec 16
    to
    Dec 17
    7.30PM
    to
    9.00PM
    By Mahaprajna Buddhist Society
    English Dharma Talks
    There will be a series of 2 Dharma talks in this coming school holidays by Venerable Zhiru. Hope that all can come over to listen to the talks and experience the joy of the Dharma. Venerable Zhiru, a Sangha member of the Mahaprajna Buddhist Society (and currently Associate Professor at Pomona College, USA), will be giving the following two talks titled:-
  • "What We Think, What We Become" on 16/12/2000 Saturday
  • "Who are My Spiritual Friends?" on 17/12/2000 Sunday.

    All are welcome
  • Dec 17World Trade Centre Hall 6. By Buddhist Library BRS Education Fund: A fund-raising dinner
    The Buddhist Library will be starting a link programme with a reowned foreign university to promote Buddhist Studies in Singapore. The programme will include a Postgraduate Course in Buddhist Studies and a series of special seminars. A "BRS Education Fund" will be initiated to fund this project. Tickets for this fund-raising dinner for the fund are at $50 per head and are available at our Counter. We look forward to your support. 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
    Dec 19
    to
    Dec 23
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery. By National University of Singapore Buddhist SocietyEnglish Dharma Camp 2000/1~'Spirit's & Beyond
    In the changing world, we are living with other sentient beings. We are not alone. So are we in spiritual practice. Being together in developing our spiritual path is the main objective of the camp. We learn, practice and support one another in improving our path... This camp aims at fostering ties among young Buddhist population while learning the Dharma in a different way. There will also be a chance to visit temples from various traditions in Singapore. There will be lots of fun and exciting programs, including a charity work. Please note that the closing dates for registration is on 15 Dec. Information and registration are available at http://dcamp.homepage.com or you can email to Chye Chye at email: ultiong@magix.com.sg directly. Fees per participant are $12
    Dec 19
    5.30PM
    to
    7.30PM
    Awareness Place Meditation Centre (APMC) @ Bras Basah Complex #03-39. By Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
    Mandarin Dharma & Meditation Course for Beginners
    Awareness Place Meditation Centre will be hosting a Mandarin Dharma & Meditation Course for beginners to be conducted by Mr. Lim Heng Moh.

    Mr. Lim is an experienced meditator with many years of teaching Dharma & meditation. He has taught at Phou Tai Kok Temple & People's Buddhism Study Society.

    It is scheduled on 19 Dec (every Tue) from 1730 - 1930hrs. The duration of this course is 12 weeks & the cost is $60.00. Interested participants can register at the above mentioned address. This course is limit to 40 participants only & registration closes when the course is fill up.

    For enquiries, kindly call 336 5067 (1100 - 1900hrs) from Mon to Sat.

    All are welcome
    Dec 20
    7.45PM
    to
    9.45PM
    5th Floor, Multi-Purpose Hall, Revenue House at 55, Newton Road Singapore 307987. By Buddhist FellowshipBasic Meditation Course: Insight Meditation
    Basic Meditation Course by Dr Tan Kheng Khoo. Admission and handouts are free. For more details, please email: buddhistfellowship@netscape.net

    All are welcome
    Dec 22
    9.00AM
    to
    6.00PM
    Raffles Place, OUB Centre 2nd Storey. By Care for the Elderly Foundation
    Fund Raising Activity for Care for the Elderly Foundation
    As part of the fund raising programme for Care for the Elderly Foundation (A Buddhism inspired charitaible service for all of all race and religion), there will be a charity sale of Millennium Christmas teddy bears:

    Date : 22nd December 2000
    Time : 9.00am - 6.00pm Daily
    Venue: Raffles Place, OUB Centre 2nd Storey

    Please kindly support this activity that will benefit the community as well as doing a good cause during this festive season. Please also forward this notice to your friends.Thank You very much! As part of the fund raising programme, the foundation will be selling Coca Cola Collectors item at $2/- each. The foundation has also got other new soft toys/bears etc for sale, if you are thinking of buying a present for your family anf friends this Christmas or as an collector's item, please support this programme. If you are interested, please do your purchase at their office at 461 Sims Ave #02-01. The office opens daily from 8.30am to 5.30pm.
    All are welcome
    Dec 23
    to
    Dec 27
    Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple. By Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    5 Day Metta Retreat
    Come! Join us in Embracing Mankind with the Practice of Lovingkindness (metta) during the festive season.

    Date: 23rd to 27th December 00
    Time: Check in on 23rd December 00 at 7.30 am. (Breakfast provided)
    Venue: Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple, 30-C St Michael Road ( Off Serangoon Road), Singapore 328002
    Fees: Free of Charge
    Teacher: Sayadaw Pannathami
    Organised by Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)

    Dhamma Talks during the Retreat (Open to public)

    Time: 8.00 - 9.00 pm
    Date: 23rd & 24th December 2000
    Topic: The Introduction and Practice of Metta Meditation
    Date: 25th December 2000
    Topic: The Introduction and Practice of Vipassana Meditation
    Date: 26th December 2000
    Topic: The Practice of Metta and Vipassana Meditation

    Registration or enquiry pls contact Joseph Lee at email: kammalee@singnet.com.sg or Siew Wai Ping at email :siewwaiping@pacific.net.sg. Alternatively Kyaw Min at Tel:445 3984. All are welcome
    Dec 23
    to
    Dec 25
    8.00AM
    to
    5.00PM
    Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    3-Days Chenresig Retreat

    The 3-Days Chenresig Retreat is to be led by Geshe Chonyi resident teacher of ABC. As the meaning of "RETREAT" is to become closer to enlightened beings, this 3-days Chenresig Retreat gives us the opportunity to purify the mental obscurations and train our mind in Bodhicitta so that we can quickly reach enlightenment to benefit all sentient beings.

    Highlights of the retreat:
  • Prostrations to the 35 Buddhas
  • Visualization
  • Brief explanation on the meaning of Om Mani Padme Hum
  • Chanting of 6 Syllable Mantra

    Venue: ABC Gompa
    Time: 8 a.m. 5 p.m
    Fees: Member: $20 Non-member: $25
    Lunch and drink will be provided.
    Closing Date: 21 December 2000
    Strictly limited to 35 participants only. First come first serve basis.

    Please register with ABC's Office

    RULES AND REGULATIONS
  • Payment must be made at the time of registration. Phone, fax or e-mail bookings will not be entertained.
  • Cancellation policy: Cancellations received BEFORE the closing date will be entitled to a full refund. There will be NO refunds for cancellations after the closing date.
  • Waiting List: Members on the waiting list will be notified before 22 December 2000.
  • Attendance at all sessions throughout 3 days of this retreat is compulsory.
  • No children are allowed for this retreat.
  • Dec 24Singapore Buddhist Welfare ServicesFund Raising Fun Fair For Medical Endowment Fund ( Bright Vision Hospital )
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services is organising a fun-fair to help raise fund for its Medical Endowment Fund ( Bright Vision Hospital ). If you like to volunteer to help to sell the tickets, please call telephone number 386 8412 or fax : 292 6187 for more information. Tickets at $10.00 each / $100.00 per booklet are available at SBWS
    Dec 24
    to
    Dec 30
    Pengerang International Zen Centre, Johore, Malaysia. By Kwan Yin Chan Lin Zen CentreZen Meditation Retreat
    Ven. Shih Chi Boon will conduct the meditation retreat. There will be 108 prostrations, sitting / walking meditation, interviews, kong-an and dharma talks. 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
    Dec 25
    7.00PM
    Kallang Theatre. By Long San Buddhist Temple, Foo Hai Ch'an Monastery , Bee Low See Buddhist Temple , Than Hsiang Buddhist Temple and Lien Chee Kek Buddhist Temple
    International Buddhist Music & Grand Dhamma Preaching Assembly


    Are you finding somewhere to go this coming holiday ? Bored ? Why not come and join the "International Buddhist Music & Grand Dhamma Preaching Assembly" ? Do bring your family & friends to this meaningful and joyful event , the key Preachers are Ven. Jing Yao , Ven. Ru Dian , Ven. Wei Wu, Ven.Guang Pin, Ven Ming Yi & Ven. Hui Xiong

    So do not hesistate ! Join in this event and feel the Grace of Lord Buddha ! Admission is by Free Tickets which can be obtained from the Organisers : Long San Buddhist Temple, Foo Hai Ch'an Monastery , Bee Low See Buddhist Temple , Than Hsiang Buddhist Temple, Lien Chee Kek Buddhist Temple. All are cordially invited to feel the presence of Lord Buddha today !

    See you soon ! Buddha Be With All .........
    Dec 27
    9.00AM
    to
    6.00PM
    Buddhist Library
    Meditation Workshop: Disentangle Your Mind


    Join us for this meditation workshop whereby you can discuss your meditation practice with fellow Buddhist from an meditation teacher. Venerable B. Dhammaratana will provide sipritual support and advise for participants.

    Meditation brings about an inner peace which gives us a clarity of thought. It creates the foundation of awareness and helps us to look at things from a different perpective. Meditation can also help us to better understand the teachings of the Buddha and the practice transforms the intellectual understanding gathered in the course of study into sipritual insights.

    The meditation workshop starts at 9.00am and ends at 6.00pm. This is a 'dana' course which means that you can donate whatever amount of money you wish. Registration is required. Please register early to avoid disappointmnet.

    This meditation workshop is open to all and will be conducted in English.
    Dec 31
    11.00PM
    to
    6.30AM
    Wat Ananda Buddhist Temple
    Special Meritorious Deeds
    Special meritorious deeds on 31 Dec 2000 to usher in the New Year 2001. Our programme are:-

  • Overnight Pali Chanting of Praise to the Triple Gem– 108 times from 11.00 pm to 06.30 am
  • Sponsors for Lotus Lamps (@ 5.00 per lamp).
    Each time the Triple Gem is chanted, the lamps will be lighted. Proceeds goes to charity.
  • New Year Dana for the monks on 1 Jan 2001 at 7.00 am.
    Devotees to prepare their own items of food offerings and offer them the monks who will be on their alms round. Please see Bro. Tee Koon Tiong (pager: 93000015) or e-mail us at mbyc@bigfoot.coma for more details.
    All are welcome


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