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2002 AD ( 2546 BE ) ACTIVITIES



    April 2002

    Apr 03 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: 03 Apr 02
    Topic: Meditation Demistified (Talk & Demo) Part 2 Dr Tan Choon Kim

    Date: 10 Apr 02
    Topic: Six Paramita Dr Wong Weng Fai

    Date: 17 Apr 02
    Topic: The Rise & Return of Buddhism in India- Part 1 Mr Piya Tan

    Date: 24 Apr 02
    Topic: The Rise & Return of Buddhism in India- Part 2 Mr Piya Tan

    All are welcome, please bring your friends along. For enquiries, please contact Ms Doris Ang or Jason Chan @ Tel.5337646 or email or

    All are welcome
    Apr 04
    Apr 25
    Burmese Buddhist Temple . By Buddhist Fellowship

    Piya's Dharma Talks Series

    Date : 4/4/2002 7.30 p.m.
    Title: 2. Why Buddhist Worship Trees? Life of the Buddha up to the Search for Enlightenment.

    Date : 11/4/2002 7.30 p.m.
    Title: 3. Buddhist Theory of Evolution. The Great Enlightenment.

    Date : 18/4/2002 7.30 p.m.
    Title: 4. The Secret of Buddhism's Success. The Buddha's First Discourse.

    Date : 25/4/2002 7.30 p.m.
    Title: 5. True Friendship. Sariputta and Moggallana.

    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

    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.
    Apr 14 Metta Welfare Association
    Metta Charity Walk cum Family Carnival 2002

    Event : Metta Charity Walk cum Family Carnival 2002
    Venue : National Stadium Shore Gardens, West Entrance, Shore Gardens
    Date : 14 April 2002, Sunday

    A. Charity Walk (7.30am - 8.45am)

    Package :

    - Registration for the walk at $10 per person (inclusive a free T-shirt (worth $5) & goodie bag
    - cup noodles, cooking magazine/Today's parents, sauce, biscuits, sweets & Jelly etc.(worth $15)
    - really value for $$$$$$

    - Morning work out (exercise), followed by walk

    B. Metta Charity Walk cum Family Carnival 2002 (9am - 5pm)

    Metta will be organizing our 6th Charity Walk cum Family Carnival 2002. Carnival coupons are sold at $10 per piece and $50 (denomination of $2 & $1) per booklet whereby you can exchange for food, drinks, merchandise, games and rides. We have 185 stalls such as the Chinese Restaurants from Shangri La Hotel, Mandarin Hotel, Concorde Hotel, Furama Hotel, Carlton Hotel, Pasta Fresca etc..

    (Free Shuttle bus service to and from Kallang MRT 7am - 5pm)

    This is a very big scale event with the following attractions :
    - 185 stalls comprise of food, game & trade stalls
    - Authentic & Tantalising Chinese, Japanese, French & Italian cuisine eg. renowned chefs from 5 star hotel
    - Exciting games & amusement rides - prizes such Barbie Doll, huge Dressing set, 'Harley Davidson'
    lookalike Toy Bike
    - Fascinating stage programmes & roaming buskers
    - Attractive Lucky Draw prizes eg. Returned Air Tickets for Two
    - Tamiya Car Race ($3 per race) and win return ticket to Perth for two

    We are also collecting 'Used Clothings' for the less fortunate in Indonesia.

    Attached, please find a brochure on this event. We hope you can help us broadcast this message to your relatives & friends.

    About Metta Welfare Association

    Metta Welfare Association (MWA) is a non-profit charitable organization. We aim to provide medical and welfare services to the less fortunate regardless of race or religion. MWA is endorsed by Ministry of Community Development, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education. We are also a member of the National Council of Social Services. Our centres comprise of Intellectual disability care, medical care and education.

    For more information please contact:-
    Ms Kristine Chen
    Events & Publcicity
    Tel : 2406 303/ hp 98730470

    All are welcome
    Apr 17
    Apr 24
    Buddha's Light International Association

    Piya's Dharma Talks Series

    Organizer: Buddha's Light International Association
    Venue: Fo Guang Yuan
    146B Paya Lebar Rd #06-01
    ACE Building, Singapore 409017
    Tel: 842 3243 (O), 842 3725 (BLIA)

    Date : 17/4/02 Wed
    Title: Rise and return of Buddhism in India (1) (with slides)
    Date : 24/4/02 Wed
    Title: Rise and return of Buddhism in India (2) (with slides)

    All are welcome
    Apr 19
    National University of Singapore Cultural Center
    Life of Gautama Buddha Play And Sacred Sites Exhibition

    Click here for more details

    There will also be a “Sacred Sites” Painting Exhibition by Gregory Burns on the two days of the play. For the last 18 years, Gregory Burns has painted his way from Kyoto to Karachi and Beijing to Bali, seeking landscapes, which reflect the theme of ‘Sanctuary’. As a continuation of his search for Asian sanctuaries, Gregory chose the ancient Buddhist sites of Myanmar, Cambodia, India, Thailand and other Asian nations as inspiration for a unique body of work. A percentage of all proceeds from the exhibition will go to support the work of the Maitreya Project. If you have any queries, please call

    Sheo S Rai
    Director, Client Services
    The PR Company Pte Ltd
    171 Chin Swee Road
    03-04 San Centre
    Singapore 169877
    Tel: (65) 6435 8820
    DID: (65) 6435 8824
    Fax: (65) 6532 0387

    All are welcome
    Apr 27Buddha Vihara Society
    Monthly Dharma Talks
    VENUE :
    SEMINAR ROOM, #05-31,
    TEL: 348 0185 ; PAGER : 96070938
    27.04.2002 7.30 p.m. 9.30 p.m.Ven.Gnanaseeha Religious adviser of Samadhi Buddhist Association Buddhism and daily activities.

    All are welcome
    Apr 28Shan You Counselling Centre
    Shan You Day

    " Would you like to spend a few hours meaningfully with us on SHAN YOU DAY - 28th April 2002 (Sunday) to sell "Scratch & Win" Bookmarks? "

    Shan You Counselling Centre is holding its 4th SHAN YOU DAY on 28th April 2002, Sunday to raise funds for the Centre and at the same time generate public awareness for the Centre’s services.

    On SHAN YOU DAY, we are selling "scratch & win" bookmarks at S$2 each and buyers may get to win gifts or privileges in return. Available in 4 interesting designs, these bookmarks can be pieced together to form a lovely child’s drawing. The true essence behind this event does not rest with what the donor will get to win in return but in the sincerity and love that lie behind each buyer/donor and his or her contribution/donation. As such, our theme for the day is "Gift from the Heart ".

    To make this event a successful one, we need as many volunteers as possible on this day to conduct an island-wide sale of these bookmarks. We need your help to make known our services to those in need and to raise the funds necessary for the delivery of these services. Please also help us disseminate this appeal - ask your friends, family members and colleagues along and spend this day meaningfully with us.

    Time to collect donation cans and bookmarks : 9.00am / Time to return donation cans and unsold bookmarks: 6.00pm

    If you are unable to help full day, the morning shift is from 9.00am - 1.00pm and the afternoon shift is from 2.00pm - 6.00pm

    Please call 6741 9293 for registration form to let us know that you would like to help in this fund-raising event.

    Should you require further information or if you are able to assist the Centre in any way, please do not hesitate to contact Hwee Li at Tel: 6741 9293 or

    We look forward to seeing you! Thank you!


    Shan You Counselling Centre is a registered Charity providing welfare services to all regardless of race and religion. Our Centre although small is constantly reaching out to serve mankind. Our services are basically free and as such we need to raise our own funds to cover our operational expenses. The Centre hopes to raise the much needed funds to support its non-funded programmes, such as the Befriender Service, Distribution of Food Rations Service, Clinical & Consultancy Services and Developmental & Outreach Programmes.

    SHAN YOU DAY 2002 ~ “Gift From The Heart”
    Time to collect donation cans and bookmarks : 9.00am
    Time to return donation cans and unsold bookmarks: 6.00pm

    If you are unable to help full day, you may contribute your time as follow:
    (morning shift) 9.00am - 1.00pm
    (afternoon shift) 2.00pm - 6.00pm

    Notes to Volunteers :
    1. On 28th April, collect the donation cans and “scratch & win” bookmarks from the distribution I/Cs at the venue that you choose to go. Please bring along your identity card for identification.

    2. Encourage the public to buy the “scratch & win” bookmark at $2 each and all proceeds to be put into the donation cans.

    3. All proceeds will be donated to Shan You Counselling Centre unfunded programmes such as the Befriender Service, Distribution of Food Rations Service, Clinical & Consultancy Services and Developmental & Outreach Programmes.

    4. Volunteers will be given a Centre's brochure to explain about Shan You to the public.

    5. Sellers must be 16 yrs & above

    6. If possible, please bring a partner along for morale support to finish selling all the items.

    7. Distribution I/Cs of the respective distribution points will call you nearer to the date.

    8. The following are the various collection points:
    (Please note that distribution points are normally located near places least crowded and near ca parks, do check the street directory for clarifications)


    NORTH Zone ...Woodlands : Entrance to Causeway Point Ang Mo Kio : Near Community Library Bishan : Open space near MRT Toa Payoh : Near Community Library

    'CBD' Zone ...Orchard : Space near the café behind Borders (along Orchard Boulevard) Note: Café facing Far East Shopping Centre opposite Thai Embassy Somerset : Carpark infront of the MRT City Hall : Infront of National Library

    EAST Zone ...Bugis : MRT exit opposite Seiyu, infront of old Kampong Glam Community Centre Tampines : Near Regional Library

    WEST Zone ...Boon Lay : Near the Taxi stand outside the Jurong Point Delifrance Clementi : Near Mac Donalds or Commonwealth Theatre

    All are welcome


    May 2002

    May 01
    May 26
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Vesak Celebration 2546

    Event: Health Screening Day
    Date: 01 May 2002
    Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
    Venue: SBWS
    Free medical check-up, Height & weight, Blood pressure, Blood glucose level, Cholesterol & medical advice

    Event: Peace Homage
    Date: 11 May 2002
    Time: 6.30pm to 10.00pm
    Venue: Hougang Stadium
    Guest-of-Homour Mr Teo Guat Kwang MP for Aljunied GRC will grace the occassion

    Event: Buddha Bathing
    Date: 12 May 2002 to 26 May 2002
    Time: 9.00am to 5.00pm
    Venue: SBWS

    Event : Refuge Taking
    Date: 19 May 2002 Time: 9.30am to 12.00pm
    Venue: SBWS

    Event: Candle Light Procession
    Date: 19 May 2002
    Time: 7.00pm to 10.00pm
    Venue: Hougang Stadium
    Guest-of-Honour Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Senior Minister of State, Transport and Information Communications & The Arts will grace the occasion

    All are welcome
    May 02
    May 30
    Burmese Buddhist Temple. By Buddhist Fellowship

    Piya's Dharma Talks Series

    Date : 2/5/2002 7.30 p.m.
    Title: 6. The Buddha's Image and Shadow. Maha Kassapa & Ananda.

    Date : 9/5/2002 7.30 p.m.
    Title: 7. The Buddha's Bad Karma. Angulimala & Devadatta.

    Date : 16/5/2002 7.30 p.m.
    Title: 8. The Agony and the Ecstasy. Ambapali, Patacara, Sirima, Isidas.

    Date : 23/5/2002 7.30 p.m.
    Title: 9. The Thundering Silence. Bimbisara & Ajatasattu.

    Date : 30/5/2002 7.30 p.m.
    Title: 10. Was the Buddha Poisoned? Themes from the Discourse on the Great Final Nirvana.

    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
    May 05Buddhist Library , The

    Mother's Day Lunch

    The Buddhist Library will be holding our annual Mother's Day Lunch on :-

    Date:5th May (Sunday)
    Time: 12pm at
    Venue: Grand Court Vegetarian Restaurant's People Park Branch
    (#03-43 People's Park Complex).

    Treat your mother and friends to a delicious vegetarian lunch as well as support the Library.

    Tickets at $50 per head are on sale at the counter. Please call the counter at 67468435 for details. We look forward to your support.

    All are welcome
    May 05
    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    Blood Donation

    The generous gift of your lifeblood is the hope of their tomorrow. Open your hearts..........


    Singapore Buddhist Welfare Services
    105 Punggol Road
    Singapore 546636

    Remember to bring your NRIC or blood donation cards for registration. Non-Singaporeans, please kindly produce your passport or work permit cards.
    May 11
    May 19
    Hougang Stadium . By Buddhist Cultural Centre
    Vesak Celebration: Peace Homage and Candle Procession

    BCC will conduct Peace Homage on 11 May at 6.30- 10 pm at Hougang Stadium with Mr Yeo Guat Kwang, MP for AIjunied GRC, as the Guest of Honour.

    The centre will also conduct a candle procession on 19 May at 7- 10 pm at Hougang Stadium. The Guest Of Honour is Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Senior Minister of State, Transport and Information, Communications & The Arts. Admission is free.

    All are welcome
    May 15Buddhist Library , The
    Meditation Class

    The popular meditation class to be conducted by Dr. KK Tan will start on 15 May. It will consist of 10 talks held mainly on Wednesday evenings at 7.30 pm. Details are available at the counter.

    All are welcome
    May 16Buddhist Library , The
    A Talk by His Holiness Sakya Trizin

    Wisdom and Compassion -
    The Source of Highest Good
    16 May 2002, 7.30pm

    All are welcome
    May 18
    May 27
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark Monastery
    Vesak Celebration and Exhibition "Gratitude

    On Vesak Day we remember Sakyamuni Buddha's birth, enlightenment and parinirvana. It is a time to reflect on His greatness and sacrifices in teaching universal compassion and liberation. It is also a time for expressing gratitute.

    During this coming Vesak, the monastery will hold an exhibition with the theme "Gratitude". It will be open on
    - 18 May at 3 pm-12 pm,
    - 19 May at 9 am-5 pm,
    - 25 May at 10 am-6 pm,
    - 26 May & 27 May at 9 am-5 pm.

    All are welcome.

    Besides, the monastery will also organise:-
    - light transference & wishing ceremony on 18 May at 7.30 pm-9 pm,
    - 3-steps- I bow & bathing of Prince Siddhartha on 25 May at 6 pm till 26 May at 6 am,
    - blood donation on 19 May at 9.30 am-4.00pm,
    - making offerings, thousand Buddhas chanting,
    - animal liberation & offerings to the lower realms on 26 May at 8 am.

    All are welcome
    May 18Buddha Vihara Society
    Monthly Dharma Talks
    VENUE :
    SEMINAR ROOM, #05-31,
    TEL: 348 0185 ; PAGER : 96070938
    18.05.2002 7.30 p.m. 9.30 p.m.Ven.Galle Udita Religious adviser of Buddha Vihara SocietyObligations of a layman lead to a peaceful life.

    Cultural Activities

    The Centre is forming Buddhist drama singing and dancing groups. Those interested to join please call 63480185.

    All are welcome
    May 19Singapore Buddhist Federation
    Singapore Buddhist Federation Vesak Family Carnival 2002

    Vesak is a time to commemorate the Birth, Enlightenment & Nibbana of the founder of Buddhism - Sakyamuni Buddha, it is a time to to celebrate with joy and gratitude to Lord Buddha who appeared in this Saha world more than 2500 years ago.

    As part of the Singapore Buddhist Federation's Vesak celebrations, SBF will be holding it's annual Vesak Family Carnival funfair with games booths, food stalls, buddhist artifacts, performance and many more ...

    Event : Singapore Buddhist Federation Vesak Family Carnival Funfair
    Date : 19th May 2002, Sunday
    Time : 8.00am - 5.00pm
    Venue :
    Maha Bodhi School @ Singapore Buddhist Federation
    12 Ubi Avenue
    Singapore 408932
    Tel: 6 7444635

    Please feel free to bring your family & your friends to this event and pass on this piece of news, you can purchase or help Singapore Buddhist Federation to sell carnival charity booklets by contacting the above.

    All are welcome
    May 25
    May 27
    Alujnied MRT. By Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Vesak Celebration

    ABC will be celebrating Vesak 2002 with a 3-day celebration in front of Alujnied MRT from 25 to 27 May 2002. As part of the celebration, there will be sponsorship of Tara, Medicine Buddha and Jambala puja and 1000 sets of offerings per day to Maitreya Buddha.

    The Centre is seeking your support in inviting your friends, relatives to participate in these events by purchasing sponsorship tickets from the Centre. For tickets, please contact Cyndi at 96865846.

    All are welcome
    Fund-raising and Vesak Celebration


    Venerable Master Hsing Yun, founder of Fo Guang Shan (Taiwan), has acceded the requests made by devotees in Singapore to set up a branch temple here. It will comprise of a main shrine and modem lecture halls, meditation hall, a tea-house, community education centre, conference room, guests abode and monastic residence. All these facilities will contribute to the propagation of humanistic Buddhism. As the construction of such a temple is an enormous project, it now calls for generous contributions from all quarters.

    Vesak Eve Celebration

    Fo Guang Shan (Singapore) will be hosting a Vesak celebration at the Suntec City Fountain of Wealth on 25 May. It will be an evening of songs and dance performances from 7 pm. Sister Angie Monksfield and Chang Wei will be the MCs that evening.

    All are welcome
    May 25 Samadhi Buddhist Society
    Vesak Celebrations

    The Society will hold celebrations on Vesak Eve from 7 pm to 10 am and on Vesak Day from 6.30 am to 5 pm. All are welcome. For enquiries, please call 63480631.

    Observance of Eight Precepts

    More than 200 participants took part in the one-day observance of 8 precepts conducted on 29 March at the Tai Pei Buddhist Centre. The programme consisted of meditation, Dharma talk, discussion, chanting of suttas and the names of 108 Buddhas.

    All are welcome
    May 26Full moon in May


    Today in the year 2546 ( BE ), Buddhists throughout the world celebrate the birth,the enlightenment and the passing away to parinibanna of Gautama Buddha on Vesak Day. Send a Buddhist webcard to your friends by clicking here
    May 26Buddhist Library , The
    Vesak Celebration

    Blessing Puja

    All are welcome
    May 26Buddhist Fellowship
    Vesak Celebration

    BF will conduct a special program for children and adults at the Siglap South Community Centre on 26 May from 10 am to 4 pm. There will be food, fun, games, drawing, colouring & essay competition, face painting, line-dancing, Loving Pets Exhibition, clothes & toys collection for the poor, consturne parade, children's concert, Dharma talk. The Guest of Honour will be Mr Khaw Boon Wan, Senior Minister of State of Transport & Information, Communications and the Arts.

    Brahm Education Centre

    The registration of the Centre has been approved by the Ministry of Education. It is a non-profit entity dedicated to offering education and programs to relieve suffering, based on the principles of Buddhism. The Centre shall be managed by Jumiaty Nurawan, a vice-President of Buddhist Fellowship. She has left a high-paying career in business development to undertake this project. A trust fund shall be set up to finance the centre. Buddhist Fellowship is appealing for your generous support. Please make your contribution towards this centre by making your cheque available to "Brahm Education Centre Trust Fund" and sending it to 453, Upper East Coast Road, #03-04, S(466501).

    All are welcome
    May 26Singapore Buddhist Meditation Centre
    Vesak Celebration

    SBMC will hold its Vesak celebration on 26 May with Buddha puja & blessings, launch of new publications, "Dana & The Blessings of Giving", "Buddhist Way of Meditation", "Buddha & His Teaching" and "Milinda Panna". Offering to Maha Sangha and vegetarian lunch for devotees will be served.

    All are welcome
    May 26
    May 27
    Vipassana Meditation Centre ( Singapore )
    Dharma Talks

    The Centre be organising two talks by Sayadaw Jnanapurnik on "Living Moment by Moment" and "How to Stop Dying" held on 26 & 27 April at Awareness Place Meditation Centre.

    Sayadaw, aged 62, is very well versed in the Pali Tipitaka. He was the interpreter to the late Mahasi Sayadaw. Currently, he resides in and is the chief abbot of Shanti Vihara in Katmandu, Nepal.

    All are welcome


    June 2002

    Jun 02Buddhist Library , The
    Theravada Abhidhamma: An Introduction to its Philosophy and Psychology to be conducted by Professor Y. Karunadasa

    Thursdays 7.30-9.30pm; Sundays 3-5pm

    Jun 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30; Jul 4, 7, 11, 14, 18, 25; Aug 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

    We are privileged to have Professor Y. Karunadasa, Professor Emeritus and former Director of the Postgraduate Institute of Pali and Buddhist Studies, Kelaniya University, Sri Lanka to conduct a 20 session course on the Abhidhamma.

    What is the Abhidhamma? What is it relationship to the Dhamma? Is it an innovation or a continuation? What stage does the Abhidhamma represent in the history of Buddhist thought? - These are some of the issues that will be taken up at the beginning of the course.

    The main focus of the course will be on an elaboration of the dhamma theory, which is the cornerstone of the Abhidhamma philosophy and psychology. This will involve an in-depth study of the Abhidhamma analysis of mind and matter, theory of conditionality and instantaneous being, bhavanga, and the theory of cognition, levels of reality and degrees of truth. The course will conclude with a discussion of the relevance of Abhidhamma to the scheme of deliverance enunciated in the Four Noble Truths.

    Professor Karunadasa is widely considered the authority on the Abhidhamma in Sri Lanka. For those interested, do not pass up on the chance to learn from the very best.

    Course fees: Members - $60; Non-members - $80

    Please register early to avoid disappointment.

    The Buddhist Library
    2, Lorong 24A Geylang, Singapore 398526
    Tel: 67468435
    Fax: 67417689


    All are welcome
    Jun 06
    Jun 27
    Burmese Buddhist Temple. By Buddhist Fellowship
    Vesak Celebration

    Sebastian Wong, Vice President from Palelai Buddhist Temple will be giving a series of 4 talks on the following Thursday evenings at the Burmese Buddhist Temple:

  • Date: 6 June 2002 at 7pm
    Subject: When The 8 Winds Of Change Blow

  • Date: 13 June 2002 at 7pm
    Subject: To Rise Above The Mud

  • Date: 20 June 2002 at 7pm
    Teachers and Techniques

  • Date: 27 June 2002 at 7pm
    Lord Buddha's Parting Advice

    Sebastian started his research into the Buddha's teachings in 1971, when he was in a mission school. His search led him to take up meditation training in the tradition of the Forest Meditation Masters of Thailand in 1979. Sebastian's primary teacher was Phra Ajaan Fuang Jotiko, a close disciple of Phra Ajaan Lee Dhammadharo. Ever since his teacher's passing away, Phra Ajaan Thanissaro Bhikkhu has been his mentor.

    Sebastian began leading meditation sittings in Palelai Buddhist Temple more than ten years ago and is now conducting structured meditation courses for beginners in the same temple, along the lines of Phra Ajaan Lee's technique of breadth meditation.

    All are welcome
  • Jun 08
    Jun 10
    Kong Meng San Phor Kark Monastery
    Metta Retreat
    On 8-10 June, the Monastery will hold a retreat by Venerable Mahinda and Sister Sumitra. The objective of this retreat is to introduce and promote the practice of Metta (loving kindness) meditation. Through the spreading of lovingkindness to all around you, you will be able to find peace and tranquillity within you and eventually you will experience inner happiness that can never be replaced with material gains.

    Come and experience for yourself the power and benefits of Metta. Through constant and sincere practice, Metta can transform your personality positively and improve your relationship with everyone around you. Metta meditation can also enhance your concentration, which in turn may help you progress in your other meditation practices.

    To participate, you must be 21 years old and above, and adhere to by the rules and regulations. For details, please call 64529682.

    Born in Malaysia, Venerable Mahinda, was ordained as a Buddhist monk in the Theravada tradition 20 years ago under the tutelage of Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda Nakaya Thera. He undertook Buddhist studies and training Sri Lanka (1977-1982) and practical Buddhist meditation under several masters in Sri Lanka, India, Burma and Thailand.

    The Venerable is currently the spiritual director of Aloka Meditation Centre, Peats Ridge, New South Wales, in Australia. He has given lectures and seminars on Buddhism, meditation and its application in daily life at various high schools and universities and many community organisations

    All are welcome
    June 14Tai Pei Buddhist Centre. By Amitabha Buddhist Centre
    Public Talk: Needs of the Dying and How We Can Care for Them

    Amitabha Buddhist Centre is inviting Ms Ecie Hursthouse, founder and director of Amitabha Hospice Service, a home care hospice service in Auckland, New Zealand to give a public talk at Tai Pei Buddhist Centre on 14 Jun 2002, 7.30pm.

    The purpose of the public talk

    There are many people out there who are unwilling to face the eventuality of death, either of themselves, or their loved ones. Much of this reluctance stems from fear of the unknown and not knowing how to help or where to get help. We hope to reduce some of these fears by asking a professional working in the field of palliative care (hospice) to speak on this topic.

    Ms Ecie Hursthouse is very qualified in this field. As a registered nurse, she has experience in palliative care and other medical fields. Being the founder and director of Amitabha Hospice Service (a home care hospice service in Auckland, New Zealand which has provided practical home care and companionship for terminally ill patients and their families in Auckland since 1996), she has rich experiences in training hospice volunteers and running the hospice team. Ms Hursthouse generously shares her wisdom and knowledge by travelling around the world to give talks and training to people interested in hospice care and helping the dying.

    Title of the Talk : Needs of the Dying and How We Can Care for Them

    Ecie will talk about the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of the dying, from her perspective as a nurse and a spiritual practitioner. She will elaborate on how, as caregivers, we can understand their needs and attend to them with compassion and wisdom. She will talk about the various ways we can help to bring peace and comfort for the dying - cultivating certain attitudes, improving our listening and communication skills, increasing our knowledge on death and dying, touch therapy and other spiritual means of accompanying a dying person in his/her last days.

    All are welcome
    Jun 16Hong Wen School. By Shan You Counselling Centre
    Family Carnival

    SYCC will be holding its Family Carnival on 16 June from 9 am to 4 pm at Hong Wen School. There will have more than 68 food, games and sales stalls. Additional sections will host informative exhibitions, parenting talks on children's behavioural problems and sex education, EQ games and activities for the whole family. An exciting program would also be presented. For more information, please call Hwee Li at 67419293.

    There will be two English parenting talks on that day. The details of the talks are as follows:
    Venue: Hong Wen Primary School (Victoria Street, near SIR building, Lavendar MRT station)
    Topic: Enhancing your child's learning potential (10.30am - 12.00noon)- by Dr Lionel Lim (psychiatrist in private practice)
    Dr Lim will be looking at some of the behavioural problems exhibited by children ( inattentivenes, hyperactivity...etc). He will identify psychological difficulties underlying such behaviours which may impede a child's learnng ability.

    Topic: Teen Sex - how to teach your kid to wait (2.30pm-4.00pm) by Ms Lynette Balota (Professional Social Worker and Training Consultant).
    Have you ever wondered why it is so hard to talk to your children about this important 3-letter word? Who should do the talking? Mom to daughters? Dads to sons? Should teachers or youth leaders do it instead? If you are a concerned parent, and you want to know how to do the job yourself, come to this talk to find out from our speaker.

    Please call 67419293 to register if you are interested, as the venue can only hold a limited number of participants.The cost per participant is $5.

    All are welcome
    Jun 28Singapore Buddhist Federation

    Piya's Dharma Talks Series

    Date : 28/6/2002 Fri
    Title: 1. Why We Are Not Enlightened? Life of the Buddha up to the Four Sights.
    Organizer: Singapore Buddhist Federation
    Venue: English Dharma Course 2002
    (Buddha and his disciples series)
    Venue: Manjusri Secondary School
    149 Sims Drive.
    Registration needed, please contact SBF directly. This course starts in mid-May (Angie Monksfields will be giving the first 10 talks). Participants have to register for the whole course (module).
    Phone: 744 4159, 744 4635 (Ask for Robert Chien).

    Jun 29Buddha Vihara Society
    Monthly Dharma Talks
    VENUE :
    SEMINAR ROOM, #05-31,
    TEL: 348 0185 ; PAGER : 96070938
    29.06.2002 7.30 p.m. 9.30 p.m.Ven.Dr.Gnanarama Religious adviser of Tisarana Buddhist AssociationBuddhism in modern society.

    All are welcome

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