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.