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    January 2002

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Jan 03Burmese Buddhist Temple and Buddhist Fellowship
    English Dharma Program Starting 3rd Jan 2002
    English Dharma Program starting 3rd Jan 2002 by Burmese Buddhist Temple and Buddhist Fellowship.

    Venue:
    Burmese Buddhist Temple, 14 Tai Gin Road
    (off Ah Hood Road/Balestier Road), S'pore.
    Buses: 21, 130, 131, 139, 145, 186.

    Topic: Introduction to Buddhism :
    6 sessions (3, 10, 17, 31 Jan & 7 Feb 2002)
    Thursday (7 pm - 9 pm)

    Meditation Session: (5 sessions Meditation Practice)
    Starting 6 Jan 2002
    Sunday (10.45 am - 12.15 pm)


    Service:: Sunday morning service (10.45 am - 12.15 pm)
    Guided meditation, short chanting, Dharma Talk
    (All are welcome)

    Dharma Talks: Every Thursday evening (7 pm - 9 pm)

    Children Sunday School: (10.30 am - 12.15 pm)
    Age 4-12 - Registration required.

    All are welcome
    Jan 26Buddha Vihara Society
    Monthly Dharma Talks
    VENUE :
    SEMINAR ROOM, #05-31,
    SINGAPORE POST CENTRE
    EUNOS ROAD 8, SINGAPORE 408600
    ORGANISER : BUDDHA VIHARA SOCIETY (BVS)
    49 CEYLON ROAD, SINGAPORE 429637
    TEL: 348 0185 ; PAGER : 96070938
    Date
    Time
    Speaker
    Topic
    26.01.2002 7.30 p.m. 9.30 p.m.Ven.Dr.Gnanarama The Principal of Buddhist and Pali College.What the Buddha taught for worldly happiness.


    All are welcome
    Jan 12NUS Buddhist Society

    Piya's Dharma Talks Series


    Date & Time: 12 Jan (Sat) 3.00-5.00 p.m.
    Title: Buddhism in India: a brief strategic study
    Venue: NUS Buddhist Society
    Level 3, Tutorial Room 3 (TR3) #03-09
    Blk S16, Science Drive 1
    Off Lower Kent Ridge Rd, NUS

    Date & Time: 19 Jan (Sat) 3.00-5.00 p.m.
    Title:The Spread of Buddhism: a study of strategic patterns in Buddhist social growth
    Venue: NUS Buddhist Society
    Level 3, Tutorial Room 3 (TR3) #03-09
    Blk S16, Science Drive 1
    Off Lower Kent Ridge Rd, NUS

    Biography of Piya Tan
    Piyasilo ("Piya") Tan was an ordained Theravada Buddhist monk for over 20 years. During his first year of monkhood, he co-founded the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (Vice-President). He also founded the Friends of Buddhism Malaysia and the Friends of Buddhism Singapore. During the latter half of this period he founded the Dharmafarers, a community of full-time lay Buddhist workers. In his layman years before ordination, while Principal of the Seck Kia Eenh Dharma School (Malacca Buddhist Association, Malaysia), he prepared and implemented the Integrated Syllabus of Buddhist Studies, the most comprehensive Buddhist syllabus in Malaysia and Singapore then.

    He was regular consultant and lecturer to the Buddhist Studies Team (Buddhist Studies for Secondary Schools in Singapore, Ministry of Education) in the 1980s. After that he was Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley, USA. He has written numerous educational books on Buddhism (such as "Total Buddhist Work") and spoken at various international and inter-religious forums. He is well-known for his futuristic visions of Buddhism, especially in terms of the full-time lay Buddhist ministry. He is best known for his national Dharma courses in Malaysia and Singapore and has been advisor or consultant to various tertiary Buddhist societies.

    Since 2000, Piya has been living with his family in Singapore, where he is an interdenominational full-time Buddhist worker. He is consultant and Dharma teacher to various organizations, institutions and projects. He regards himself as an ongoing student of Buddhism.

    Piyasilo's Higher Ordination (upasampada) under H.H. Somdet Phra Vanarat, the 17th Supreme Patriarch of the Thai Buddhist Order (24 June 1972, Wat Srakes Rajavaramahavihara, Bangkok, Thailand). This picture shows the ordination candidate offering the monk's bowl to the Preceptor and the lay sponsor, Khun Banchong Sowaprux, bearing traditional offerings.


     

    February 2002

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Feb 05ZenYu
    Monthly Dharma Talks

    Activities :

    1) Meditation classes by K.C. Oon
    Time : 7.30 p.m.
    Every Tuesdays

    Priciples of Meditation- by KC Oon

    Know the following:

    1) Truth with concept and truth beyond concept - concentration and visualisation.
    2) Law of Cause and Effect in relation to stress management - meditation on object.
    3) Non-duality vis-a-vis body-mind relationship - meditation on subject.
    4) Food, brain waves and health - listening meditation.
    5) Natural awareness - meditation without object and subject.
    6) Meditation vis-a.vis qigong - standing meditation.
    7) Understanding working of the mind - dynamic meditation.
    8) Awareness as complements to well-being - awareness in

    2) A series of Dharma talks by Ms. Chen
    Time 3.00 p.m.
    Every Saturdays


    All are welcome
    Feb 06
    to
    Feb 18
    Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    KYABJE ZOPA RINPOCHE TEACHING PROGRAMME


    Schedule of Teachings :


    Date Time Place Description of Talks
    Wed 6 Feb - - Arrival Rest Day
    Thurs 7 Feb 7.30 pm Amitabha Buddhist Centre 494 D Geylang Road Lama Chopa
    Fri 8 Feb 7.30 pm Phork Kark See Temple, Bright Hill Drive 3 Principles of the Path
    Sat 9 Feb 4.00-6.00 pm Phork Kark See Temple 3 Principles of the Path
    Sat 9 Feb 7.30 pm Tara's Place Dinner Social with Execo, Sub-Com group,Maitreya Group
    Sun 10 Feb 1.00-4.00 pm Phork Kark See Temple Amitabha Initiation Preparation.
    Sun 10 Feb 4.00-6.00 pm Phork Kark See Temple 3 Principles of the Path
    Sun 10 Feb 7.30-10.30 pm Phork Kark See Temple Amitabha Buddha Initiation*
    Mon 11 Feb 9.30pm Amitabha Buddhist Centre 494 D Geylang Road New Year Eve Prayers Guru Puja
    Tue 12 Feb 10.00am Amitabha Buddhist Centre New Year Day Blessings
    Wed 13 Feb 7.30 pm Phork Kark See Temple Great 1000 arm Chenrezig Initiation**
    Thurs 14 Feb 7.30 pm Phork Kark See Temple Great 1000 arm Chenrezig Initiation**
    Fri 15 Feb 7.30 pm Futsing Association 3 Allenby Road.Chinese New Year Dinner
    Sat 16 Feb09.00-12.0044 Lorong 25AGround breaking -Prayers
    Sat 16 Feb1.00 3.00 pm44 Lorong 25APiling ceremony starts
    Sun 17 Feb9.30-12.30 pmPhor Kark See TempleLong Life - Ceremony
    Mon 18 Feb11.00am-DEPART SQ 862


    Remarks :

    * - Attendees of the Amitabha Initiation is committed to recite the mantra for rest of one's life
    ** - Attendees of the Chenrezig initiation is committed to doing 3 Nung-Nays within 5 years or
    recite one mala of Om Mani Padme Hum for rest of one's life.



    All are welcome


    Born in the Solukhumbu region of Nepal, Venerable Lama Zopa Rinpoche is the reincarnation of the Lama Kunzang Yeshe, a great tantric adept who meditated for thirteen years in the cave called Lawudo, near Mt. Everest.

    In his youth Rinpoche spent some years studying in Tibet until the Chinese invasion. He continued his studies in India under the care of Lama Thubten Yeshe. After meeting their first western students both lamas moved to Nepal where they established Kopan monastery and study centre. From 1974 they began to teach throughout the world and founded the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition.

    After the passing of Lama Yeshe, Venerable Lama Zopa Rinpoche assumed the task of Spiritual Director of the FPMT. Lama Zopa is the Spiritual Guide of Amitabha Buddhist Centre in Singapore.
    Feb 11Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services @ Fu Hui Buddhist Auditorium
    Chinese New Year 2002 Celebrations & Dhamma Congregation
    The Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services @ Fu Hui Buddhist Auditorium will be holding the various programmes as below, please feel free to bring along your family and friends along.

    Maitreya Boddhisattva New Year Service
    Date: 11th Febuary 2002 ( Chinese New Year Eve )
    Time: 8.00 pm - 9.45 pm

    Blessing Service - Reciting the name of Medicine Buddha
    Date: 11th Febuary 2002 ( Chinese New Year Eve )
    Time: 10.00 pm - 12 midnight

    Countdown for Chinese New Year @ Main Shrine
    Date: 11th Febuary 2002
    Time: 12 midnight

    All the above activities are organised and held @ SBWF hosted by Venerable Kuan Yan 105 Punggol Road (S) 546636 Tel: 4898161

    All are welcome
    Feb 121st Day of the First Chinese Lunar Month, in the Year 4700

    Happy Lunar New Year


    Today in the Year of the Horse or 4700th 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.
    Feb 12Ci Bei Jing She Buddhist Vihara
    Ci Bei Jing She Buddhist Vihara Chinese New Year Blessing Service
    Chinese New Year is celebrated as a family affair, a time of reunion and thanksgiving. The celebration was traditionally highlighted with a religious ceremony given in honor of Heaven and Earth and offerings to the Triple Gems for Blessings in the year ahead. In the Buddhist Aspect, heavenly deities are respected as Protectors and Guardians of the Dhamma, it is a Buddhistic practise for Buddhists to make offerings and do thanks-giving to these deities and protectors of the Dhamma as to cultivate a sense of gratitude to all sentient beings and being inspired by such deities as that we may be like them, always honouring and protecting the Buddha's Teachings.

    Ci Bei Jing She Buddhist Vihara will be holding various Dhamma Blessings Service during the Chinese New Year period, from reciting of the Buddhist Scriptures, repentence chanting and making offerings to the heavenly guardians deities on the 8th Lunar Evening, there will be a special blessing service for sponsors , each share is $100/- . Interested parties and more information please email hsiongcai@yahoo.com

    All are welcome
    Feb 23Buddha Vihara Society
    Monthly Dharma Talks

    VENUE :
    SEMINAR ROOM, #05-31,
    SINGAPORE POST CENTRE
    EUNOS ROAD 8, SINGAPORE 408600
    ORGANISER : BUDDHA VIHARA SOCIETY (BVS)
    49 CEYLON ROAD, SINGAPORE 429637
    TEL: 348 0185 ; PAGER : 96070938
    Date
    Time
    Speaker
    Topic
    23.02.20027.30 p.m. 9.30 p.m.Ven.Dhammaratana Religious adviser of Buddhist LibraryBuddhist opinion about next life.


    All are welcome


     

    March 2002

    DATEVENUEACTIVITIES
    Mar 05ZenYu
    Monthly Dharma Talks

    Activities :

    1) Meditation classes by K.C. Oon
    Time : 7.30 p.m.
    Every Tuesdays

    Priciples of Meditation- by KC Oon

    Know the following:

    1) Truth with concept and truth beyond concept - concentration and visualisation.
    2) Law of Cause and Effect in relation to stress management - meditation on object.
    3) Non-duality vis-a-vis body-mind relationship - meditation on subject.
    4) Food, brain waves and health - listening meditation.
    5) Natural awareness - meditation without object and subject.
    6) Meditation vis-a.vis qigong - standing meditation.
    7) Understanding working of the mind - dynamic meditation.
    8) Awareness as complements to well-being - awareness in

    2) A series of Dharma talks by Ms. Chen
    Time 3.00 p.m.
    Every Saturdays


    All are welcome
    Mar 06
    to
    Mar 27
    Fo Kuan Yuan
    English Dharma Talks


    Venue: Fo Guang Shan (Singapore)
    146B Paya Lebar Road #06-01
    ACE Building Singapore 409017 (Tel: 8423243)
    (behind Courts Furniture at Paya Lebar Rd)
    Time: 8.00pm-9.30pm

    Date: 06 Mar 02
    Topic: Spiritual Care at the Moment of Death. By Doris Ang

    Date: 13 Mar 02
    Topic: Is Hormone Responsible for Mid-Life Crisis? By Dr Teoh Eng Soon. How to Apply Dharma in Crisis?

    Date: 20 Mar 02
    Topic: Understanding Breast Cancer. By Dr Tan Choon Kim

    Date: 27 Mar 02
    Topic: Meditation Demistified (Talk & Demo) Part 1. By Dr Tan Choon Kim

    All are welcome, please bring your friends along. For enquiries, please contact Ms Doris Ang or Jason Chan @ Tel.5337646 or email doris.ang@dmgaps.com.sg or jason.chan@dmgaps.com.sg

    All are welcome
    Mar 07
    7.00PM
    to
    9.00PM
    Burmese Buddhist Temple. By Buddhist Fellowship

    Why Buddhism is so Popular in the West

    Ajahn Vajiro will be giving a talk on: Why Buddhism is so Popular in the West at the Burmese Buddhist Temple.

    Ajahn Vajiro (Phil Gunton), an English disciple of Ajahn Chah, has been a monk for more than 20 years. He was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, in 1953. His formative years were spent in Malaysia although he did return to England (University of Bath) for his higher education where he graduated in 1974 in Economics. He took up a career in accountancy. While in England, a friend encouraged him to go on a 10-day meditation retreat at the Oakenholt Buddhist Centre near Oxford. In 1977, He met Ajahn Chah and Ajahn Sumedho when they visited the Hampstead Vihara.

    In 1978, he decided to become an anagarika at Chithurst and then went to live in Ajahn Chah's monastery in Wat Pah Pong, Thailand. In 1979, he became a samanera (10- preceptor) and in 1980, he was fully ordained as a monk. Since 1984, Ajahn Vajiro has been assisting at the Amaravati Buddhist Monastery in England that is under the leadership of Ajahn Sumedho.

    The Venerable is the author of the following articles:-
    Dana
    Mature Emotion
    Mar 09Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery and Buddhist Fellowship

    Meditation Retreat

    Date and Time: Saturday, 9 March at 8am Sunday, 10 March 3pm

    Organised jointly with Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, a Meditation retreat led by Ajahn Vajiro will be held at 88 Bright Hill Road (Sin Ming area). Vegetarian meals will be provided, 8-precepts and Noble Silence are to be observed. To register, please use the form below. Registration will close once capacity is filled (first come first served).

    MEDITATION RETREAT
    Member # _________
    Name: ________________________Tel: ___________
    Address: _____________________________________
    ______________________________ H/P __________
    Registration Fee:
    Member: $20 Non-Member: $50
    Cheque: (Bank: ___________ ) No:_______________
    (Payable to "Buddhist Fellowship", Please mail to the address below)
    Postal Addr: 453 Upper East Coast Road #03-04, Singapore 466501

    Mar 14
    &
    Mar 21
    7.00PM
    to
    9.00PM
    Burmese Buddhist Temple. By Buddhist Fellowship

    Death

    There will be two very interesting talks on Death by Dr Kenneth Tan, an anesthetist who was a pioneer of the Medical Dharma Camp at NUS. The speaker is a medical practitioner who faces death regularly as he works in the intensive care unit of NUH.

    Death is an inevitable event. Some people think that by not talking about death, it will be more unlikely to happen. This of course, is a superstition which does not give rise to wisdom. By being able to discuss it, one becomes more realistic about what death is and hence, is able to prepare for it with greater wisdom instead of fear and anxiety.

    Mar 16NUS Buddhist Society

    Piya's Dharma Talks Series


    Date & Time:16 Mar (Sat) 3.00-5.00 p.m.
    Title:Teaching Methods of the Buddha: an introduction of the Buddhist theology
    Venue: NUS Buddhist Society
    Level 3, Tutorial Room 3 (TR3) #03-09
    Blk S16, Science Drive 1
    Off Lower Kent Ridge Rd, NUS

    All are welcome
    Mar 28Buddhist Fellowship

    Piya's Dharma Talks Series


    Date: 28/3/2002 7.30 p.m.
    Title:1. Why We Are Not Enlightened. Life of the Buddha up to the Four Sights.
    Venue: Buddhist Fellowship public talks
    Burmese Buddhist Temple
    14 Tai Gin St (off Ah Hood Rd/Balestier Rd)
    Tel: 251 1717
    Buses: 21, 130, 131, 139, 145, 186

    All are welcome
    Mar 30Buddha Vihara Society
    Monthly Dharma Talks
    VENUE :
    SEMINAR ROOM, #05-31,
    SINGAPORE POST CENTRE
    EUNOS ROAD 8, SINGAPORE 408600
    ORGANISER : BUDDHA VIHARA SOCIETY (BVS)
    49 CEYLON ROAD, SINGAPORE 429637
    TEL: 348 0185 ; PAGER : 96070938
    Date
    Time
    Speaker
    Topic
    30.03.2002 7.30 p.m. 9.30 p.m.Ven. Dr. O.Sobhita. Religious adviser of Bodhiraja SocietyBuddhism is not a God centered religion but a way of life.


    All are welcome


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