15 December 2006

Inter-Faith Event

Dear Brothers and Sisters of the Dhamma,

This an event of the Singapore Inter-Faith Youth Forum programme, where people of different faiths had come up with this Interfaith awareness event for the youths. Below are the details:-

Target Audience: Youths of Age 16-21
Date: 29th Dec (Friday)
Time: 10am-5pm
Venue: Harmony Centre

Highlights: Inter-Faith sharing amongst participants of various beliefs,
Designing postcards together for a good cause to promote inter-religious
harmony so that it could bring this messagte to the public as well.

I hope that you could join this meaningful event and not pass this
experience with interacting people of other faiths.

If you are interested, please send us your particulars as below to to spbs.sss@gmail.com by 23 Dec (Saturday):

Name:
Contact no.:
Age:
Diet: Vegetarian/Muslim
Religion:

Santi Forest Retreat

DEAR MEMBERS!!

I am very please to inform all of you on the incoming event for this holiday.
During this 3 weeks holiday, BS had organised an event to Malaysia.

Venue: Santi Forest Monaestery, Malaysia
Date: Sunday 17th December 2006
Time: 10 A.M.
Meeting Place: Jurong East Interchange

For any of you who dont know what is a retreat, its the best chance to participate. The purpose is to cultivate one's spritual being, and at the same time, can get the feeling of a monk (bhikkhu)'s everyday lifestyle. For your information, its a MINIMUM 7 DAYS retreat.
Also, there is a short-term ordination at the retreat on the first day.
So, do make use of this chance if you wish to be ordain.

What to Bring:
min 3 sets of clothes (do make sure have at least 2 sets of white attire = white shirt and pants)
Undergarments
Toiletres (Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Toweletc)
Shampoo, Shower Foam/Soap
TORCHLIGHT (its very dark at night)
Slippers. Shoes are not recommended. May wear shoes before and after the retreat.

Some miscellaneous stuff:
Detergent, Brush to wash clothes
Mosquito coil, Mosquito Repellent (Alot of big mosquitoes)
Candle, Lighter (May be provided there, but can bring just in case)
Water bottle

Here is the map and the exact address of the place:



So that's all to update. For anything, or any queries, do contact:
Xinhao 9439 1046
Wesley 9227 5280

May you be well and Happy,
Updated by: Wesley

07 December 2006

Singapore Polytechnic Buddhist Society 40th Anniversary Celebration

Dear all,

We are having our 40th Anniversary Celebration on:

Date: 13 December 2006
Venue: SP Auditorium
Time: 8.00pm (Reception starts at 7pm)

Recommended Dress Code: Formal or Smart Casual

Free Admission


We shall be exhibiting the photos, awards, an precious collections of arts and token of appreciations accumulated for the past 40 years. The highlight of the Anniversary night will be a Skit, sincerely brought to you by all our members. We are also very honored to have invited our religious advisors and Thanissaro Bhikkhu to give us a talk.

It is a good opportunity to understand about SP Buddhist Society and also for members of the Buddhist Society to remember our seniors and be grateful for the support we have gotten for all these years.

SP Buddhist Society was founded in 1966. It is a rare opportunity to meet to 40th Birthday of our Society, So do not miss this rare opportunity and meaningful events brought to you be our fellow members.

All are welcomed, do bring your friends, relatives, teachers along. =)

With Metta,
SPBS

02 December 2006

Dharma "Talk and Discuss" Session

Dear BS Members,

There will be a Dharma "Talk and Discuss" Session on this coming Wednesday.

Date: 6th December 2006
Time: 3.30 to 5.30p.m
Location: SPBS Clubhouse (Above FC 3)
Topic: Becoming A Buddhist - What does taking refuge in the Triple Gems means?
Speaker: Venerable J. Dharmaratana

It would be recommended for all members to come down for the talk, as there will a discussion as well. Ask your questions and clear your doubts in the process too.

And lastly, May you be Well and Happy

Posted By: Wesley

28 November 2006

Grand Puja

Please take note for the weekly activities held on this Wednesday:

Grand Puja
Date: 29th November 2006
Venue: SPBS Clubhouse
Time: 3.30 to 5.30p.m

All members please take note to turn up for this event.

14 November 2006

Dhamma "Talk and Discuss" November 14

Hi all,

There is a Dharma Talk on this Wednesday, November 14

Time: 3.30p.m. to 5.30p.m.
Topic: The Relationship between the Laity and the Sangha
Speaker: Ven Chun Hui
Location: SPBS Clubhouse

30 October 2006

Mani Chanting

Hi all,

We are going to recite Om Mani Padme Hung, mantra of Chenrezig ( Guan Yin ), the Boddhisattva who represents the compassion of all the Buddhas. Om Mani Padme Hung is also one of the most famous mantra recited among all Buddhists.

The significance and benefits of reciting Om Mani Padme Hung will also be shared by Bro Jianhong, he will also be teaching on how to visualize Chenrezig in different form, few of which like 4-Arm Chenrezig, or 1000-Arm Chenrezig.

The practice of reciting Om Mani Padme Hung is very meritorious, so take this opportunity to recite together. The more the merrier, the more the more collective karma and thus with the karma collected, we shall aspire for SPBS to progress along the path, and all sentient beings to meet with the precious Dharma and gain enlightenment soon.

As many atoms there are, the benefits of rectiting Om Mani Padme Hung cannot be grasped.
-Extracted from Mani Kabum

Date: 1 Nov 2006, Wednesday
Time: 3.30pm to 5.00pm
Venue: Clubhouse

See you there! :D

22 October 2006

Closure of Clubhouse on 23/10

Dear SPBS members,

Please be informed that the clubroom shall be closed on 23/10/06, from 5pm to 8pm. This is to allow the holding of Council Reflection. We apologise for the inconvenience caused. Any inconvenience caused is regretted.

11 October 2006

Closing of Clubhouse from 11 Oct to 16 Oct

Hi all,

Please take note that the clubhouse will be closed from 11 Oct 2006 to 16 Oct 2006 due to clubhouse maintance conducted by SAA. Wednesday Activity will still be conducted at the venue of childcare centre, which is on top of MLT 2. We will gather at the clubhouse and move to that location.

Cheers.

04 October 2006

Weekly Activites for 2nd Semester

Hi all,

Please take note that there are compulsory meeting of members on every wednesday, 3.30pm to 5.00pm @ Clubhouse. Here are the main activities organised:

Dhamma "Talk and Discuss" Session
Different Topics to be discussed and shared. Here are some of the topics:
- What does Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem mean?
- Key Events in the Life of the Buddha in Relation to Theravada Buddhist Festivals
- The Buddha's Teaching for Lay People
- Keeping the Buddha's Teaching Alive for Future Generations - the edicts of King Asoka

Article Sharing Session
- Reading on Books or watching videos
- Discover new knowledge through the sayings of masters and scriptures

Grand Puja

- Recollecting and reflection for the month
- Reflection on what should be done and what shouldn't be done
- Recollecting Important teachings
- Seeking forgiveness

Tsa Tsa Making

Tsa-Tsa Making
From 2nd Oct - 16th Nov 2006
There will be Tsa-Tsa Making every day from 3rd Oct to 16th Nov. The statues make during this period will serve as gifts for the people coming for BS Day.

31 August 2006

Camp TOGETHER

Bored in the holidays? Do something meaningful, Share something New!
Experience a different kind of camp with the Nanyang Polytechnic Buddhist friends~!

*Highlights*
~ Fellowship ~ Meditation
~ Candle light procession
~ Buddhist instrumental
~ temple tour ard PKS
~ cultivation

Meeting at Bishan Mrt Control station at 12.30pm
Date: 8/9/2005 (fri) ~ 10/9/2005 (sun)
Venue: Kong Meng Shan Por Kar See Temple
Org. By: NYP Buddhist Society
Camp Fees: $6 only
Contact: edmund~ 96718054 / mei xuan ~ 97853679

22 August 2006

10 Days Retreat @ Santi Forest Monastery

Hi all,

I'm glad to announced that SPBS will be organsing a 10-Day Retreat to Santi Forest Monastery, the details are as follows:

Date: 01/09/2006 (Friday) to 10/09/2006 (Sunday)
Time: 10.00.a.m. (01/09/2006) - 4.00.p.m. (10/09/2006)
Venue: Santi Forest Monastery
Lot 1413, Jalan Ponorogo,
Batu 18 1/2 Kampung Sungai Tiram,
81800 Ulu Tiram, Johor, Malaysia

On 1st of Sept, we will be meeting at SP, outside SAA Office at 9.00am, participants do not be late!

In any case you are interested for the retreat, please contact our main organiser, Hor Sum Hou: 94301046

30 July 2006

4th Aug Dhamma Talk

"ARE RESULTS ALL THAT MATTER? A Buddhist Perspective"

In the midst of all the time and efforts we have put in our lives,
Are we just going for the results only?
Or is there something even more precious than
What we are always going after?
What really matters the most?


Details
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic, LT 4A (B)
Date: 4th August, Friday
Time: 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm
Dharma Speaker: Sien Phen Tulku Rinpoche
English Translator: Lama Sherab Dorje

Note: Sien Phen Dharma Centre has also organized Dharma Teachings and Basic Meditation Classes in August. For more details, please look at the attached file. If you would like to attend, please register with
Yinghui HP:96318073 Email: ommanipedmehum8@yahoo.com.sg
by 8th August as seats are limited, or you may wish to register on the day of the event. Thank you.
Any Enquiries, please contact Yinghui.

About Speaker and Translator
Sien Phen Tenpe Nyima Tulku Rinpoche is the Spiritual Director of Sien Phen Dharma Centre in Singapore. At age 6 -18, Sien Phen Tulku Rinpoche studied Buddhist Philosophy in Palpung Monastery. At age 18, Rinpoche entered a meditation retreat at Palpung Monastery's [Mahamudra & The Six Yogas of Naropa Retreat Centre] under the guidance of the Vajra master, Lama Yeshe Jungne, who gave Rinpoche the complete lineage transmission of the Kagyu [Mahamudra] and Nyingma [Dzogchen] traditions. Sien Phen Tulku Rinpoche was responsible for fully restoring Palpung Monastery's [Vairochana Retreat Centre]. He has built and restored numerous Relic Stupas, Dharma Wheel Halls, and conducted lectures on Buddhist teachings to both the Sangha and lay Dharma students.

Lama Sherab Dorje is the Executive Director of Blazing Wisdom Institute in New York. His principal teacher is Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche. He was fortunate to learn from other pre-eminent masters, including H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche and Kalu Rinpoche. He has successfully completed a 3-year lama retreat in the Kagyu school of Tibetan Buddhism. Over the past 15 years he has travelled widely, teaching and working with and translating for a greatnumber of distinguished Nyingma and Kagyu meditation masters. He has translated important Dharma texts such as "The Eighth Situpa on the Third Karmapa's Mahamudra Prayer" ( www.snowlionpub.com). Lama Sherab is renowned as a scholar and interpreter of Tibetan Buddhist teachings into English, and known for his quiet yet humorous and insightful manner.

Here is a map of the venue circle in red:

20 July 2006

Tea Party

Hi everyone, There will be a upcoming event, Tea Party. The
details as are follows:

Date: Thursday, 27/07/2006
Time: 7pm-8pm
Venue: LT4A(B)
Attire: Casual
Notes: 1 CCA point may be awarded for participating in this
event.

We would like to take this opportunity to inform you on..
- mission and vision of the club
- framework of the 41st Council
- contact web among the council members and ordinary members,
- working philosophy of the 41st Council
- upcoming activities for the club

See you there! =)

07 July 2006

SBPS 40th Council AGM

Hi all,

Singapore Polytechnic Buddhist Society 40th Council will be holding
Annual General Meeting on the 10th of July 2006, Monday. We would
like to invite you to attend this meeting. The details of the Annual
General Meeting are provided below:

Date: 10th July 2006
Venue: Singapore Polytechnic LT 4a(b)
Time: 1900-2100
Attire: Smart Casual

Please be seated in the LT by 1845. If you have any problem getting
to the LT, you may look for our usher, Dexiang @ 96913604, stationed
at the Dover MRT station or you may contact dickson at 92969538.
Refreshments are provided.

Here is a map of the venue circle in red:

31 May 2006

EnviroFest 2006

Hello everyone! I'm proud to present EnviroFest 2006, co-organised by Enviromental Club and Buddhist Society. The details are as follows:

Venue: toa payoh hdb hub (the open area)

Time: 10am-8pm

Workshop times: 11am, 2pm,4pm,5pm (all are 1/2 hour workshops)

What to do: teach how to fold lotus to the public.

Cca pts will be provided, either from spbs or spenv side, around 2-3.

Interested spbs members please contact Alvin Goh at 91090180. Thanks.

30 May 2006

Dhamma Discussion

Hello everyone. I'm glad to announce that this friday there will be a dhamma discussion by bro Jian Hong. If you are free on that day, do come down and enjoy this interesting topic. Details are as follows:

Date: 2/6/06, Friday, 6.30pm-8.00pm,
Event: Dhamma Discussion
Speaker: Bro. Jian Hong
Topic: "Reasoning Out Buddhism"

This is a good session to attend as a begining to your journey into the Buddhism.
A dhamma discussion provide chances to learn from questioning the Buddha Dhamma and put your doubts straight. Buddha himself even has encouraged his disciples to question his teachings! Now, that's an encouragement rite? ;p

29 May 2006

Ajahn Brahm's Talk @ KMSPKS 31 & 31 May 2006

Hey all, there will be a dhamma talk around this end of the month. Info are given below. Anyone interested can call/sms to helen! Not to mention to stay tune of this blog for the upcoming activities that SPBS will offer!

Info given below are courtesy of Brahm Education Centre Ltd.

Dear Dhamma Brother & Sisters,

You, your family and friends are invited to Buddhist Fellowship's AJAHN
BRAHM PUBLIC TALKS

MANAGING THE UPs AND DOWNs OF LIFE

We can cope with the Ups in life wonderfully but when things start to
go wrong... we tend to find it all too difficult to accept, may that be
when our relationships are going wrong, our career or status in society
is threatened, our body succumbing to illnesses or losing someone to
death. Ajahn Brahm will offer insights to life and how to best cope
with these ups and downs.

Date: Tuesday, 30 May 2006 at 7:45pm

ENLIGHTENMENT - THE FINAL GOAL

What is the Enlightenment that Prince Siddharttha attained to become
the Buddha? There are many versions of what "Nibbana" is but which is
the right one? Come and find out..

Date: Wednesday, 31 May 2006 at 7:45pm

Venue: Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monaster Memorial Hall Level 4,
88 Bright Hill Road

Admission: FREE (ALL are welcome)

ABOUT AJAHN BRAHM


Born in London, Ajahn Brahm completed his degree in Theoretical Physics
at Cambridge University. After teaching for a year, he travelled to
Thailand and ordained as a monk at the age of twenty-three.

Thereafter, Ajahn Brahm began his training in the Thai forest
tradition under Ajahn Chah. He is presently the Abbot of
Bodhinyana Monastery and the Spiritual Director of the Buddhist
Society of Western Australia.

Ajahn Brahm has gathered many stories through his encounters with
the lay people and his experience in building a monastery from scratch.
These heartwarming stories reveal the qualities of humility and diligence
and expose moments of insight, wisdom and compassion in the lives of
ordinary people.

His book "Opening the Door of Your Heart" which has captured the
hearts of many, encapsulates modern tales of hope and love,
forgiveness, freedom from fear and overcoming pain, and shows how
the timeless wisdom of the Buddha's teachings remain so relevant
in our ever-changing world.

01 May 2006

Weekly activities~!

Hi all,

From Tuesday(2 may 2006) onwards, our daily activities will continue at its usual styleThere will be group practise (*Mental Cultivation) :


on Monday's, Tuesday's, Thurday's and Friday's at 5.15pm - 6.00pm
Wednesday's at 3.15pm - 4pm


For those who wish to extend the time to practise, there will be a Personal mental cultivation slot at 4pm-5pm on wednesday's and Friday's where one can practise the four foundation of mindfulness(*cattaro satipathana) on own accord.



At any other times of the day, all members can feel free to drop by the clubhouse anytime when the clubhouse is open, where there is chance to interact, sharing of experiences, studying or resting, dissusing about dhamma, clarify doubts about the dhamma from library books, audio talks or through discussion among members who knows.


Let's no forget to think about the welfare of one another when we are using the clubhouse. Keep the outside and inside of the clubhouse tidy and comfortable for everyone. =)


Our Main activity lies at your heart.
Individually, Keeping the heart clean,
in line with virtues and morality.


Ever holding a heart of giving and kindness,
towards all without difference,
is the true activity of the Society.


* Note:
1. Mental Cultivation is the reflecting, repeating, listening to the teachings and the practise of the cattaro satipatthana.


2. The practise of Cattaro Satipatthana is to practise any 1 of the type of satipatthana practises in according to each individual suitability :Mindfulness of Body, Feeling, Mind and Mental Objects.
The most common practise is anapanasati (mindfuless of breathing) which classifies under Mindfulness of Body.




19 April 2006

For the month of April 2006...

Hey mina-san! SPBS have packed a series of activities just for you, YES YOU, freshies! In case you do not know the way to our clubhouse, here's a map for your reference below:



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Err.. anyway here are the following up coming activities for the month of April:

25 April 2006
There will be a dhamma talk by Ven. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche. We are lucky to have him conduct a talk here in SP. So what are u waiting for? :D

For more information. There's a link to his webbie: http://www.choklingtersar.org/teachers/CNR.htm. In case you can't click it, just copy and paste this address in your browser ;P

Venue: Clubhouse
Time: 6pm - 8pm

Next activity coming up will be the old school Freshman Orientation camp! Do I need to say more? It will be on 28-30 April. The following are the specific details:

P/S For freshies, it's complusory to come and attend for the camp. It's good! It's free! It's the best camp you going to attend up to now!

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Venue: Guan Min Shan Temple
Meeting point: Bishan MRT
Meeting Time: 7.00pm

Alright. That's all folks! Thank you for using your time up to read this post! THANK YOU! Hope to see your kawaee (spelling?) face at our activities! Jya Ne!

19 March 2006

Upcoming events!!

Hey you guys! It's time for macarena!

Err.. alright no i guess. LOL! I'm here again to highlight the following events which is going to be hold over the next few months. So men, strap on the seatbelt.

BBQ Nite
Official Date: 1 April 06
Venue: Pasir Ris Mrt
Time: 5pm
Payment: $5 per pax

Details updated! We will meet will be set at 5pm at paris ris mrt. Interested parties please either inform me(minggen:96913195) or dickson (92969538)

Vesak @ Orchard
Official Date: 6-7 May 06
Info to be released at a further notice.

Vesak @ PKS
Tentative Date: 12-14 May 06
Info to be released at a further notice.

Bodhi Big Walk 06
Official Date: 18 June 06

What we need:


  • 20 helpers for the actual event itself
  • 5 helpers for warm up team
Prior to the actual date of Bodhi Big Walk, training sessions will be held for warm-up team. This year warm-up team coordinator will be from SPBS:ME:MINGGEN.. Nyagagga. Interested party just drop me a email (mailto:sergeforever@hotmail.com) sms (Minggen; 96913195). Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

Finally, not to forget tomorrow (20/3) FO comm members, you guys are going to have a meeting 1030 at SP library. Please do not be late and prepare whatever materials you need to present your stuff. I would require all of you to dress "properly" as I need to take your photos for the LOTUS. What i mean as "proper" would be T-shirt or Polo + jeans and shoes. Sadhu once again!

15 March 2006

Holiday Notice!!

Hey you guys! SPBS have organised a enriching dharmma courses for our members this holidays! Here are the details:

Every Monday, there will be a vipassana meditation class at the PKS Venerable Hong Choon Memorial hall. It starts at 7.30 sharp to 9.30 and is conducted by Venerable Chuan Ren, a forest monk.

Every Thursday, there will be a meditation class in Palelai conducted by Bro Sebastian which starts at 8am - 9.30am. Those interested, can inform Helen or De Xiang...

Every Saturday, there will be a Basic Buddhism Course conducted by Brother Richard from 9am to 11am at Sri lankaramaya temple. This is the by far, the MOST POPULAR to most members of spbs and it is HIGHLY RECCOMMENDED by members of SPBS.

For those who still have not attend this enriching courses, do not hesitate and come join us NOW! Intersted members can contact Helen (90097344) or DX (96913604)!!

Another event of highlight this holiday will be retreat conducted by Venerable Thubten Chodron. It is held at the Venerable Hong Choon Memorial hall on 23 - 24th April from 10.30 - 4.30 p.m. Any members interested please leave a contact with us (Minggen:96913195)!!

01 March 2006

FWD: Dhamma Talk by Venerable Guo Dong (Senior Disciple of Master Sheng-yen)

Venerable Guo Dong (Senior Disciple of Master Sheng-yen) will be in Singapore this March for the following events:

A. Public Talk (Mandarin) 3/3/2006 (Fri) 7.30-9.30pm
"How Dharma Drum Mountain propagate social charity work in and outside Taiwan?"

B. Workshop (Mandarin) 4/3/2006 (Sat) 1.30-4.30pm
Workshop for The Family and Person Facing Death.

C. Public Talk (Mandarin) 4/3/2006 (Fri) 7.30-9.30pm
"How does buddhist carry out caring work for The Dying and The Deceased?"

Do E-mail your enquiries to spbs.sss@gmail.com

May all Be Fine~!

03 February 2006

Freezing Club Activities for upcoming Semesteral Exams

Hi All,

The Semesteral Exams are coming soon. SPBS 40th Council would wish all its members to excel in studies and be promoted smoothly. Thus club activities will began to slowing down and freeze starting from 3rd Feburary 2006. All club matters will freezed as well.

Note* Club house will still be opened for members to come, but there wouldn't be any formal club activities. Chanting and Meditation would be on "Own time own target" Mode.

Freshmen Orientation Committee can choose carry on with whatever plans as wished, but facilitators might be off for the freezing of club matters. Thus meeting mintues and proposal would most probably be entertained when the Club resumes.

Club matters will began to resume on 6th March 2006.

Cultivating of the heart, purifying it from negative thoughts and intentions is a every second practise. Not being negliegence and lazy in our studies and work, preserver and strive to fufill our responsibility and tasks is truely practising the teachings of the Buddha.

The Buddha taught:

"'Too cold! Too hot!Too late!': they say.
Having wasted work time this way,
The young miss out on opportunities.

For one regarding cold and hot
As not more than blades of grass,
doing whatever should be done,
Happiness will not be a stranger." -DN 31. Sigalovada Sutta -


May all of you excel in studies. Best wishes and good luck for your Exams.
Gambette~! Jia you~!

You can send a email to spbs.sss@gmail.com for any questions or clarification. Thank you.

To: SPBS 40 Council Committee and its Members

15 January 2006

SPBS "Cultural Day" for January

SPBS "Cultural Day" for the month of January

Hello everybody!! I'm glad to announce that on 21-01-06, SPBS will be organising our 2nd "Cultural Day". The following are details for you guys to take note of:

Date: 21/01/2006
Time: 1 pm
Venue: Cheng Beng Temple

The pickup point will be on Adjunied MRT at 12 o'clock. Participants interested please contact helen (90097344) , William (91126933) and DX (96913604).

04 January 2006

Ajahn Brahm's talk on 15 & 16 Jan 2006

Hi everyone,

Ajahn Brahm will be back to give two talks on 15 & 16 Jan 2006.

15 Jan 2006, Sunday - "Evolution vs Intelligent Design"

16 Jan 2006, Monday - "What happens after death?"

Venue: Phor Khar See (Bright Hill) Temple, Hall of No Form (white long building), 4th floor

Time: 7 pm

Enjoy the talks, guys!

03 January 2006

Weekly activities for 1/3/2006 - 6/2/2006

Chanting Class on 1/3/2006

Venue: SPBS ClubHouse
Time: 6pm - 7pm

*Daily Actitivties will resume:
5.15pm - 6pm : Chanting Session and 1/2hr Meditation Session

=)