26 September 2014

3rd parenting workshop at rotary family centre as volunteers!

Hi all thank you for giving me the opportunity to write a blog post here =P

We had attended the 3rd parenting workshop out of 4 workshop and we had a great time volunteering at Clementi rotary Family Centre. Our task is basically taking care of the children when their parents attending the parenting workshop.

What flash across your mind when you think of volunteering?

They gave us a briefing before the event start. They told us the DOs and DON’Ts that a volunteer should take note with. They are actually quite serious with the clients and volunteers personal information. I just knew that we can’t take photo with the orphans when we volunteer at orphanage and post it on any social media platforms. I didn’t think of these things before and fortunately I didn’t do so last time when I went. That’s really important. They also gave us a foresee on what we may encounter as a volunteer whereby in most of the situations we need to act rationally but not only emotionally (even if u are pity on what had happened to them)

We get to know that some of these children are actually from broken family background. No doubt we are actually much more blessed than them. So BE GRATEFUL =)

So the event start and what happen was the children were given choices whether they want to learn origami, play games or watch movie. We get to know that the person who teach origami is actually a lecturer from Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT). At first there was nobody want to join the origami class and we felt so bad for the lecturer as he spent his valuable time volunteering here. How I wish I can join them! Most of the children want to play games *That’s expected*.

Lee Xun and I were in charge of the games room. At the beginning we gave them balls to play but after some time the scene was like uncontrollable. Hahaa. They start to sabo Lee Xun by throwing the balls to him *LOLLLL*. So ends up we kept all the balls quickly and put it to another room. So from today’s experience we know that we really need to learn how to deal with children! Hahaa!





This is what the lecturer did ------ Roses made from plastic bag! He told us this is actually SG flower that specially design for next year NDP when Singapore turns 50 years old!

Interested in joining us for volunteering events? Feel free to join us for the upcoming event which is on 14 OCT 2014 ! ^_^


With metta,

Clover

20 August 2014

Thanks for those who had joined me to today's workshop as volunteer Your help is really appreciated :) I hope those who attended have gained somethings from it as well as meeting new friends today. SPBS will create more such opportunity to develop our member's wholesome compassion in helping the community as well as other essential life skills such as leadership skills, public speaking as well as problem solving skills. And of course as a buddhist society, there must be some dharma teaching elements in today's activity as well. I hope the action and passion to the community through doing volunteering work will help you gain some good karma be it short term or long term :)
With Metta,
Lee Xun

03 August 2014

Join us as a volunteer

Join us as a volunteer at rotary family service centre to take care of children of age 1-14 and play games with them on 19 august 2014 from 6-9.30 pm :) Do sign yourself up at the link below if you are interested
Link :https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RducFn0mRMBZH_7lSlUmCcGBNyUVqiCtlBeGVvGuPWo/viewform?usp=send_form
Cheers
Lee Xun

06 July 2014

Asalha Puja Day

Hi all, we will be visiting Wat Paleila Temple this coming friday(11/7/14) from 6-7.30pm  as it is one of a key dates on buddhist calendar.Asalha Puja Day is one of the most sacred days in Buddhism. It is observed on the fifteenth day of the waxing moon of the eight lunar month (July).  Asalha Puja Day is the anniversary of the day on which Lord Buddha delivered his first Sermon to his five Disciples at the Deer Park in Benares, over two thousand five hundred years ago. The day also marks the beginning of the worship of the Triple Gems, namely: the Lord Buddha, His Teachings and His Disciples.
The Buddhist Lent starts on the first day of the waning moon of the eighth lunar month. The tradition of Buddhist Lent or the annual three-month Rains Retreat, known in Thai as "PHUN SAA", dates back to the time of early Buddhism in ancient India. All holy men, mendicants and sages spent three months of the annual rainy season in permanent dwellings. They avoided unnecessary travel during this period when crops were still new for fear they might accidentally step on young plants. In deference to popular opinion, Lord Buddha decreed that his followers should also abide by this ancient tradition, and they began to gather in-groups of simple dwellings.

Programme includes chanting, observing the 5 precepts and candle light circumbulation
For those who are interested to join us, Sign up here !
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1boYXWeVF62XiEbabVxG1iLHN5oiyQ0AfOms8Oo8-7HE/viewform?usp=send_form

With Metta,
Lee Xun

Karaniya Metta Sutta

Hi all, for this comming tuesday session, it will include a short lecture regarding Metta sutta. Heres the link to the lecture note : https://www.asuswebstorage.com/navigate/s/9C33C0594ED14D2A92321969182C86E4Y
Do bring a copy of it (put in your phone ipad or laptop or something )
With metta
Lee Xun