26 December 2008

2009 New Year Day Highlights

Dear all,

Good Beginning is Half Done
良好的开始是成功的一半
Come with us to spend your New Year Eve and New Year
Auspiciously and Meaningfully!
31st December 2008 (Wed)

Welcome 2009 with blessings and advices for the year ahead!
Starting at 11pm at Palelai Buddhist Temple.
with Blessings from...
  • Paritta Chantings by Monks
  • Striking the "Gong" at 12am to welcome the New year
  • 2009 New Year Advice from the Monks
  • Distributing of "Huat Kways" (传统发糕)

Everything will ends by 12.15am (Midnight)

Some of us will be staying overnight in the temple for next day's event.

1st January 2009 (Thurs)
New year celebration starts at 8.30 am by Accumulating good merits for the year through...
  • Pindapata (Alms Collection) <- You may want to donate some Dry food e.g. biscuits/rice...etc or medicine or daily necessities e.g. toothbrush, soap, towel...
    Excess will be donated to the Needy's
  • Paritta Chantings by Monks
  • New Year Advice from the Monks
  • At 11am, there is Lunch Offering (Dana) to the Monks as usual <- You may want to bring some food for the monks

Do Meritorious actions for yourself and others on New Year eve and New Year~
See you on the Auspicious New Year Programs!

Any questions, leave us a comment or email us!

24 December 2008

We are Open again and Happy New Year!

Dear Members,

Say "goodbye" to 2008 and we welcome 2009!

I've a series of things to update, firstly:

The Clubroom will be opened starting from 29 Dec,
and the first Activity day will fall on 7th Jan 2009!


Next,

On the 31st December 2008, we will be welcoming Year 2009 at Palelai Buddhist Temple!





We will do it in 3 steps:
  • Receive well-wishes for new year from Paritta Chanting by the Monks
  • Spend your minutes in peace and happiness in the mind, while we awaits 2009!
  • Starting 2009 with the blessings and advices for the year ahead!
Spend the last moments of 2008 with happiness and auspiciousness!

See You around! = )

Any questions? Leave a Comment or Email us!

16 December 2008

Let's Commemorate the 42nd Anniversary of SPBS~!

Come together, SPBS...
On the day we shall recollect...

Dear members,

SPBS Anniversary Day (BS Day) is coming, where we commemorate 43 years of long history.
The great day where all members of SPBS shall come together!

The celebration falls on:
20th December 2008 (Saturday),
9am -11am
At Classroom T1751
(Block T17, Level 5, Room 1)


We've got a special guest, Venerable Ajhan Ong and Venerable Phra Chun Kiang Atipalo to grace our anniversary day.

They will be offered a meal after the event.
Do bring cooked food or drinks if you wish chip in the meal for monks. (Not restricted to Vegetarian food.)

If there is any questions, leave a comment here! Or email to spbs.sss@gmail.com

See everyone on this coming Saturday!

08 December 2008

SPBS - "Amazing Race" @ Botanical Gardens now OPEN to YOU!

Race kicks off on 13th Dec @ 8.30am

Dear Members ,

Enjoy a fun filled Saturday “Amazing Race” Style !
Form your own teams !

Complete missions !

Emerge victorious and claim your mystery prize !
Enjoy your Saturday like never before!

Meeting @ Dhoby Ghaut MRT 7.30 am


Register with us NOW!

Send your name to spbs.sss@gmail.com

Any questions, leave a comment here!

20 November 2008

Let your Heart be Guided !

SPBS members!

"Compass for the Heart" had been launched!

This service will sent little quotes to your E-mail fortnightly (twice per month) about the teachings of the Buddha. Let yourself be reminded by the Wisdom of the Buddha!

To increase the convenience of members, I've included the link here:
http://groups.google.com/group/spbs-dsharing/boxsubscribe

I hope that Members who had subscribed the service will find it beneficial.

Thank you!
May you be happy always.

11 November 2008

Closure of SPBS

Dear fellow SPBS members,

Our clubhouse will be closed with effect from 17th November - Next term due to the upcoming mid-semester test. All daily activities & activity day (Wed) shall cease till next school term

Just a gentle reminder, this upcoming activity day, 12/11 will be our last gathering before our club closure. It would truly great if we can update on one another for this very last time.

Right here, we would like to wish you all the best in your semester test! May U pass with flying colours!

May U be blessed by the Triple Gems always!

27 October 2008

BS day Committee Wanted!

Hi fellow members of SPBS!

Our annual BS day is coming up! This year we will commemorating our 44th Anniversary on 22 of December.

Prior to our preparation, a BS day committee will be formed as we required manpower to assist us in the planning/activation of plan for BS Day.

We are in need of each & every member earnest support & your effort will be truly appreciated. Interested applicants, do drop an 'SMS' to Carol @ 81128454 / Octavia @ 96403501 by 5 of November.

Should you have any doubts, feel free to contact Carol @ 81128454/ Octavia @ 96403501. Or, you may write to us @ spbs.sss@gmail.com.

We look forward to hear from you soon!

May U be well & happy!

25 October 2008

"Compass for the Heart" Service

Dear fellow SPBS members

An additional service, "Compass for the Heart" had been launched!
The 'Compass' will points to the direction of truth and happiness, the very same route shown by the Worthy & Rightly Self-Awakened one, Lord Buddha Gotama.

This service will sent quotes via your E-mail fortnightly (twice / month) about the teachings of Lord Buddha so as to keep you remind of the Dhamma.

You can simply subscribe to this Dhamma service by visiting "Compass for the Heart" under links section & providing us your email, under the column of "Archives".


Just to let you know, we will be uploading our future event photos @
http://picasaweb.google.com/SPBS.SSS

Do check it out!

By all the auspicious, may the devas (deities) protect you!

10 October 2008

Resuming of Daily Activities & Activity day‏

Dear fellow SPBS members!

With effect from school reopen, 13 Oct, our daily activities will recommence. This time, we are indeed very honoured to have our very own Spiritual Advisor & Abbot of Santi Forest Monastery, Ajahn Keng to join us in our daily activity.


Ajahn visit are as follows:

Date: 13, 20, 27th October (3 Mondays)
Venue: SPBS Clubroom
Time: 5.30 – 6.30pm (Might be extended)


As it's an extraordinary visit with Ajahn Keng, it would be great if you can join us. Throughout the sessions, Ajahn Keng will guide us in a chanting & meditation. As it's a free & easy session, & any questions pertaining to your area of concern are free to clarify.

Unfortunately, our activity day on weekly Wednesday (3.30 - 5.30pm) will resume on the subsequent week, 22 October as the management is in the midst of preparation for the upcoming Kathina day celebration.

We hope to seek your kind understanding. & we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused.

Should you have any doubts feel free to contact Carol @ 81128454 / Chek Beng @ 96586402. Alternatively, you may drop us an email @ spbs.sss@gmail.com

May U be well & happy always!

27 September 2008

Kathina Day Celebration @ Santi Forest Monastery (M'sia)

Hi members!

On Sunday, October 19th, Santi Forest Monastery (Malaysia) will be having its Kathina day celebration.

This year, SPBS together with Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) Buddhist Bhavana Club will be participating in the celebration of Kathina day over at monastery.

Since the time of the Buddha, this annual ceremony has taken place during the month after the Vassa, also known as the three-month rain retreat (July - October) according to the monastic order. It is the time of the year when new robes and other requisites is offered by the laity to the monks.


Monastic Program are as shown:

7.00am - Breakfast

8.00am - Pindapata (Alms Round)

9.30am - Requesting for 3 Refuges & 5 Precepts
- Asking of forgiveness from Sangha
- Offering of Kathina robes to Sangha
- Offering of Requisites to Sangha
- Cutting & Sewing of Kathina Robes

10.30am - Offering of food to the Sangha
- Blessing & Sharing of Merits
- Lunch

12.30pm - Dhamma Talk

1.00pm - Sewing & Dyeing of Kathina Robe

7.00pm - Spreading of Kathina Robe
(We will taking our leave after the program ‘Dhamma Talk’)


On this once a year occasion, Kathina day, whatever is offered to the bhikkhu-Sangha is considered, in point of merit, productive of the highest good.

Those keen in participating, may drop an ‘SMS’ to Carol @ 81128454 / Chek Beng @ 96586402 by 8 October. (Further details ie, venue, time of meeting will be notify via calls & email)
(Note: we will be leaving to the monastery on the evening of 18 October.)

Should you have any doubts, feel free to contact Chek Beng @ 96586402 or you may email us @ spbs.sss@gmail.com


May we all rejoice in supporting the monks & celebrating the kathina!

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

10 September 2008

Dhamma Sharing: Buddha had Seven Treasures for you (Part 6: Wisdom / Discernment)

Whoever, man or woman, has these treasures
...is said not to be poor, has not lived in vain.
So the wise should develop
conviction & virtue, confidence & Dhamma-vision(Right View)...

Remembering the Buddhas' instruction...


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There is the case where a disciple of the noble ones is discerning,

Endowed with discernment of arising & passing away
— noble, penetrating, leading to the right ending of stress.
This is called the Treasure of *Discernment.


These, monks, are the seven treasures.
The treasure of conviction,
the treasure of virtue,
the treasure of conscience & concern,
the treasure of listening, generosity,
& discernment as the seventh treasure.

Whoever, man or woman, has these treasures
is said not to be poor, has not lived in vain.

So the wise should develop
conviction & virtue, confidence & Dhamma-vision,
remembering the Buddhas' instruction.

Note:
*Pan~n~aa: Insight / Wisdom / Discernment; The sharp and accurate understanding/judgment on truth = Penetration of the truth
(Understanding based on Wisdom (Pan~n~aa) is gained through direct investigation and personal experience, as compared to understanding based on Memory (San~n~aa), which are knowledge from intellectual and academic means.)
Intellectual theories relies on views and opinions which leads to alot of guesswork.

You may read alot, listen alot...

...But they are merely memory than truth...
As your delusions and defilements within you were not uprooted!

How can it be wisdom if it lacks the ability to destroy delusion?

02 September 2008

Dhamma Sharing: Buddha had Seven Treasures for you (Part 5: Generosity)

Whoever, man or woman, has these treasures
...is said not to be poor, has not lived in vain.
So the wise should develop
conviction & virtue, confidence & Dhamma-vision(Right View)...

Remembering the Buddhas' instruction...


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What is the Treasure of *Generosity?
There is the case of a disciple of the noble ones,

His awareness cleansed of the stain of stinginess, living at home,
- Freely generous,
- Openhanded,
- Delighting in being magnanimous,
- Responsive to requests,
- Delighting in the distribution of alms.
This is called the Treasure of *Generosity.
Note:
*Caga: Generosity or Giving in behavior, mindset and inclination / liberality / munificence


... A miser is never happy, yet people who longed for happiness behaved like a miser.
How can they ever achieve happiness and ease within?
Look right into your heart...
If you can give help... If you can give money...
Why can't you gave away
hatred and your selfish desires?

31 August 2008

A Compass for your Heart

Dear Members,

A new service "Compass for the Heart" had been launched!
The Compass that always points to the direction of truth and happiness, the very same direction shown by the Buddha.

It provides quotes directly to your E-mail (Twice per Month) on the great teachings of the Buddha.

You can simply subscribe to the service at the bottom of this web page, below the column of "Archives" Section, by providing your E-mail.

You may visit the blog of "Compass for the Heart" through the "Links" Section as well.

Do keep your heart with wholesome reminders!

22 August 2008

Photos of past activities!

Hi fellow members!

Uploaded here are photos of our past events:
http://picasaweb.google.com/SPBS.SSS

Relish the pleasant memories that we shared! ^^

18 August 2008

Dhamma Sharing: Buddha had Seven Treasures for you

Whoever, man or woman, has these treasures
...is said not to be poor, has not lived in vain.
So the wise should develop
conviction & virtue, confidence & Dhamma-vision(Right View)...

Remembering the Buddhas' instruction...


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What is the Treasure of *Listening?
There is the case where a disciple of the noble ones

has heard much,
has retained what he/she has heard,
has stored what he/she has heard.

Whatever teachings are
admirable in the beginning,
admirable in the middle,
admirable in the end,

That — in their meaning and expression —
Proclaim the holy life that is
entirely complete and pure:

Those are what he/she has listened to often,
retained, discussed, accumulated, examined with his/her mind, and well-penetrated in terms of his/her views.

This is called the Treasure of *Listening.

Note:
*Suta: heard / learned where knowledge received through inspiration or realization"

... Was every word, teaching or advise g
iven to you...
..DoYou listen to him often, remembered, clarify doubts, examined it with a clear mind and penetrate it's meaning well? Or you take them superficially?

16 August 2008

Cultivation Retreat @ Santi Forest Monastery (Malaysia)

Dear fellow Dhamma friends,

In search of peace & tranquility after exam?
Looking for a place to be away from the noise and clutter of the city?
Always wanting to seek liberation ?
Wishes to experience that state of calmness ?


If all this factors are what you are looking forward to, here is a good news for you!

On behalf of SPBS, I am proud to announce to u that there will be a 10 days retreat during the upcoming 6 weeks vacation.

In the retreat, we are able to understand the basic concepts of Buddhism rightly, and develop them under their exemplary guidance, experiencing the Buddha’s teaching and training personally, and directly through the lifestyle in the monastery.

We will be observing Eight precepts throughout the 10 days (Exclusive of 1st & last day), its where one can truly experience the simplicity of life and contentment in the midst of trees and huts(Kutis).

It is highly recommended to those who are interested in either:

- Truly Understanding Buddhism (Teachings/Training)
- Development in Mental Discipline/Meditation (Samadhi)
- Solving doubts and questions
- Understanding the proper practice of Buddhist Monks
- Striving for spiritual growth/goal (Bhavana)
- Peaceful and simple lifestyle for mental relieve from stress

Date:
17 - 28 Sept 08
Venue: Santi Forest Monastery, Malaysia
Meeting Place: Kranji MRT Station @ 10am

Those keen in participating, may drop an 'SMS' to Carol @ 81128454 / Chek Beng @ 96586402 before 1 september

Should have any doubts feel free to contact Xin Hao @ 94301046 / Chek Beng @ 96586402.

May you attain Samma-samadhi!

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Photos
4 days later I post the photo album here, I (Xinhao Silatharo)recieved a email from Chun Kiang (Aka Bhante Atiphalo) that Ajhan Keng has instructions, that anything upload into the internet needs to ask his permission first. Those who still like to view the photos may send your request by leaving a comment here.

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Program Outlines:

17 Sept
10am: Gathering at Kranji MRT Station
12pm: Lunch over at City Square (Malaysia)
1.30pm: Set off to Santi Monastery
3.00pm: Settle Down

18 - 27 Sept
(Temple Routine)

28 Sept
10am: Back to 5 Precepts Taking / Lunch
12pm: Final consultation with Spiritual Advisor
1pm: Set off to Singapore
3pm: Home Sweet Home!

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Maps





















10 August 2008

Dhamma Sharing : Buddha had Seven Treasures for you (Part 3: Conscience and Concern)‏

Whoever, man or woman, has these treasures
...is said not to be poor, has not lived in vain.

S
o the wise should develop
conviction & virtue, confidence & Dhamma-vision(Right View)...

Remembering the Buddhas' instruction...


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What is the Treasure of *Conscience?

There is the case where a disciple of the noble ones feels shame at [the thought/intention of engaging in]
bodily misconduct, verbal misconduct, mental misconduct.

This is called the Treasure of *Conscience.

Note:
*Hiri: Conscience / Moral Shame

What is the Treasure of **Concern?

There is the case where a disciple of the noble ones feels concern for [the suffering that results from]
bodily misconduct, verbal misconduct, mental misconduct.

This is called the Treasure of **Concern.

Note:
**Ottapa: Concern / Moral Fear


... Conscience and Concern was the factor which maintain peace and morality in the world.

Inner peace of the Wise arises from possessing Conscience and Concern in every bodily, verbal and mental misconduct...

Is there Conscience and Concern in you, every moment, every thought?

03 August 2008

Dhamma Sharing: Buddha had Seven Treasures for you (Part 2: Virtue / Morality)

Whoever, man or woman, has these treasures
...is said not to be poor, has not lived in vain.
So the wise should develop
conviction & virtue, confidence & Dhamma-vision(Right View)...

Remembering the Buddhas' instruction...

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And what is the Treasure of *Virtue?

There is the case where a disciple of the noble ones:

abstains from taking life,

abstains from stealing,

abstains from illicit sexual conduct,

abstains from lying,

abstains from taking intoxicants that results in heedlessness

This, monks, is called the Treasure of *Virtue.

Note:*

(Sila: Virtue / Morality / Wholesome habits )

... Having faith is to ackowledge(convinced) and truly confident about the Buddha's realization, that he gain complete awakwening...

Do you?

If you do believe in Buddha... Then, what is stopping you from keeping to his teachings and training?

31 July 2008

Closure of SPBS

Dear Brothers & Sisters of SPBS,

We regret to inform you that the clubhouse will be closed with effect from 7th August - Next semester due to the upcoming exam.

All daily activities & activity day (Wed) shall cease till next semester. We apologize for any discomfort caused.

During this peroid, do bear in mind the fundamental teachings of Lord Buddha

- Avoid Evil

- Do Good

- Purity the mind.


Should any thoughts arises that constitute of Greed, Hatred, Delusion. Use the breath / 'Buddho' as a means of cutting away thoughts.

Via this consistent practice, may joyeous victory be yours!


Should U have any doubts, feel free to contact Carol at 81128454 / Chek Beng @ 96586402.

On behalf of the council committee, I hereby take this opportunity to wish you all the best in your semester exam!

May U be all way well & happy!

Trekking trip to Mount Faber...Wow!‏

Dear fellow SPBS members

Still in the midst of deciding where to go on National Day? If you are, here's good news for you. While if you don't, take it as a breather on this very day. ^^


Next Sat, we, SPBS, will be having a trip up to Mount Faber. In simpler words, we will be trekking up the route to Mount Faber.

Primary aim of this trip:
- Foster fellowship
- Provide an avenue for members to appreciate the wonders of nature.


Details are as follows

Date: 9 August 08 (Sat)
Time: 8.30am – about 4pm
Venue: Mount Faber (Meet at Harbour Front Ctl station @ 8.30am)

Checklist (Things to bring)

1. Towel
2. X-tra T-Shirt
3. Sufficient Cash about $20
4. Umbrella / Cap
5. Fully charged Mobile Phone
6. 500ml Water Bottle (Minimum Requirement)
7. Snacks (Optional)
8. Personal medication (If Necessary)

Dress Code

- T-Shirt
- Shorts
- Sport Shoes

Word of advice:
1) Have sufficient sleep of more than 7 hrs before the event
2) Do not compel yourself to participate in the event if unwell.
3) Have something light before coming

As this is an official BS activity, CCA points will be given to members' participation. Those keen in joining us, may drop an SMS to Carol @ 81128454 / Octavia @ 96403501

Should you have any doubts, feel free to contact Carol @ 81128454 / Octavia @ 96403501.

We look forward in your seeing you on 9 August! Right here, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you a very happy National Day!


May U be well & happy!

23 July 2008

Impt: Unsubscription to SPBS email for all Graduates

Dear fellow seniors of SPBS,

With effect of 9/8/08, former / graduated members of SPBS will be completely strike out of their subscription to SPBS email & updates due to overloading of SPBS emailing contacts.

For those whom have previously renewed their membership in the early 2008 & her internal advisors/auditors will not be affected by this execution of plan.

However, former members who wishes to continue to receive updates on SPBS may join us as associates via dropping us an email @ spbs.sss@gmail.com before 8/8/08.

Right here, we would like to thank you for your past patronizes to SPBS & we sincerely wish you all the best in future endeavours!

Should you have any doubts, feel free to contact Carol @ 81128454 / Chek Beng @ 96586402.

By all the blessings, may the Devas & Naga protect you!

19 July 2008

Dhamma Sharing: Buddha had Seven Treasures for you (Part 1: Conviction)

Whoever, man or woman, has these treasures...
is said not to be poor, has not lived in vain.

So the wise should develop
conviction & virtue, confidence & Dhamma-vision(Right View)...

Remembering the Buddhas' instruction...

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And what is the Treasure of *Conviction?

There is the case where a disciple of the noble ones has conviction, is convinced of the Tathagata's Awakening:

'Indeed, the Blessed One is
Worthy and rightly self-awakened,
Consummate in knowledge & conduct,
Well-gone,
An expert with regard to the world,
Unexcelled as a trainer for those people fit to be tamed,
The Teacher of divine & human beings,
Awakened,
Blessed.'

This, monks, is called the Treasure of *Conviction.

Note:
* Saddhaa: Conviction / Faith / Confidence / Trust / A confidence in the Buddha that gives one the willingness to put his teachings into practice.
Conviction becomes unshakeable upon the attainment of stream-entry

... Having faith is to ackowledge(convinced) and truly confident about the Buddha's realization, that he gain complete awakwening...
Do you?
If you do believe in Buddha... Then, what is stopping you from keeping to his teachings and training?


15 July 2008

Basic Buddhism Course @ Pu Ji Si BRC, Keen?

Dear brothers & sisters in the dhamma,

On behalf of SPBS, I am glad to announce that there is an ongoing dhamma classes (Basic Buddhism Course) lead by brother Richard which is open to public.

The Basic Buddhism Course is specially designed & tailored to suit the fast-paced and modern lifestyle & specifically dedicated to those who are keen in learning the Buddha's teachings.

This 20 lesson course is structured in a way that suits all from beginners to long-time practitioners .


Details are as follows:

When: Every Sunday (6 Jul 08 ~ 17 Aug 08, 28 Sep 08 ~ 21 Dec 08)
Time: 9am - 11.30am (Meet @ 8.30am at Kallang Ctl station)
Where: Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Center
Fees: FOC


Futher information can be found @
:http://www.basicbuddhism.org/index.cfm?GPID=119


Those keen in attending please kindly drop an SMS to Chek Beng @ 96586402 / Should you have any doubts, feel free to contact me @ 96586402.

I hereby represent the management council in apologizing to all for the late informing.


May you speed to Nibbana! ^^

20 June 2008

Blessing ceremony @ FGS

Dear fellow SPBS members,

I am glad to inform you that we have been invited by Fo Guang Shan (佛光山) to take part in their Graduates Blessing ceremony.

Graduates Blessing ceremony is open not only to the graduates, it's also open to graduating & future graduating batch. In short, all are welcome to attend this grand blessing ceremony.


Details are as outline:
Date: 29/6/08 (Sunday)
Time: 10am – 4pm (Gather @ 9.30am at Punggol MRT station)
Venue: Fo Guang Shan Temple [Free Admission]


Program on that day includes blessing, talk by entrepreneurs, short skit, etc. Lunch will be provided on that day.

In addition, for those who have not heard of Fo Guang Shan, attached below is the website where you can retrieve further information.http://www.fgs.sg/

As this's the first time Fo Guang Shan organized such event, let us show our greatest appreciation as a member of SPBS by contributing via this ceremony.

Those keen in joining this grand blessing ceremony, may drop an SMS to Carol @ 81128454 / Chek Beng @ 96586402. (Pls remember to state your name latest by tues)

Should U have any doubts, feel free to contact Carol at 81128454 / Chek Beng @ 96586402 or you may drop us an e-mail at
'spbs.sss@gmail.com.'

09 June 2008

Fun Day @ East Coast Park!

Hi all!

As stated in the previous email, Yes! This coming Friday, 13th June, we will be having our very own fun day instead of a BBQ outing due to some monetary issues - My apology on that!

In short, you will be looking forward to a day filled with fun & laughter. As there will thrilling activities such as captain ball etc. Besides that, it’s been long since members get together in this manner, don’t you agree? =)



Details are as follows:

Date: 13th June, Friday
Time: 8.45am – about 4.30pm
Venue: East Coast Park (Meet at Paya Lebar MRT Station)


Necessary items to bring:

- Sufficient Cash (Minimum $10)
- X-tra T Shirt
- Water Bottle



After the event, we will be meeting our past spiritual advisor, Ajhan Keng for a talk, those interested may come along with us to the Palelai Buddhist temple. (Not compulsory to come along)


I understand that most of you are in the midst of assignment & MST. Why not give yourself a break by spending just this 1 day reliving stress? So as to get yourself mentally energized for more to come.

Okay, remember we booked you! ^^



Should U have any doubts, feel free to contact Aung (President) at 90904156 / Carol (Vice-President) at 81128454. Alternatively, you may drop us an e-mail at ‘spbs.sss@gmail.com.’

01 June 2008

Closure of SPBS Clubroom

Dear Brothers & Sisters of SPBS,


We regret to inform you that the clubhouse will be temporary closed with effect from 31st May - 27th June due to the upcoming holidays & MST.

Our daily activities & activity day (Wed) will resume on following week. We apologize for any discomfort caused.

In addition to that, there will be an upcoming BBQ outing, etc on the 2nd week of school holidays specially planned for you fellow BS members. Do check out the blog & email for further updates. ^^


Should U have any doubts, feel free to contact Aung (President) at 90904156 / Carol (Vice-President) at 81128454. Alternatively, you may drop us an e-mail at ' spbs.sss@gmail.com. '


On behalf of the council committee, I hereby take this opportunity to wish you a very happy and joyous holiday!

May you pass with exam with flying colours!

16 May 2008

Vesak Day Celebration!!! ^^

Dear brother & sisters of the Dhamma,

I am sure most of you is aware of our upcoming activity. Yes! Vesak Day Celebration!

Hence, I am proud to say that the society will be celebrating one of the most important events in the Buddhist calendar – Vesak Day over at Palelai Buddhist temple.

This day marks the Birth, Enlightment & Final Nibbina of Lord Buddha. This auspicious event is observed & celebrated throughout the Buddhist world with great veneration.

Program are as follows:

6.00am - Morning chanting
7.00am - Taking of the 5 Precepts / 8 Precepts
8.00am - Pinapata (Alms collection by venerables)


11.00am – Offering of Lunch (Dana) to the monks
12.00pm - Free lunch to all devotees

6.00pm - Evening chanting
7.00pm - Candlelight procession followed by the chanting of the Dhammacakkapavattana Sutta (Lord Buddha's First Discourse) and Parittas (protective discourses).


Details are as shown:

Date: 19th May (Vesak Day)
Venue: Palelai Buddhist Temple (We will meet @ Tanah Merah Ctl Station)
Time : Gather @ 9.30am


Those wish to join us for this meritorious event on Vesak day, please ‘SMS’ to Aung @ 90904156 / Chek Beng @ 96586402. Do remember to include your name.
(Those whom have register on the wednesday, need no confirmation.)


Should you have any doubts, feel free to contact Aung @ 90904156 or Xin Hao @ 94301046.

On behalf of the management committee, I hereby take this opportunity to wish a Very Happy Vesak Day!

May you, your family and friends be all way well and happy !

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

17 - 19th Meditation Retreat

Dear fellow SPBS members,

I am glad to announce that SPBS will be joining in a meditation retreat organised by Palelai temple from 17th – 19th of May . Participants joining in the retreat will be observing 8 precepts.

This is a great chance for participant to get close instructions from a highly- respected monk, Ajahn Keng, who is one of SPBS's spiritual advisor & abbot of Santi Forest Monastery.

In the meantime, it is a good time to get away from the stressful work in school, right?


Details are as follows:

Date: 17th – 19th of May
Time of reporting: 7am on 17th (Tanah Merah Ctl Station)
Venue: Palelai Buddhist Temple


For those who wishes to participate in the retreat or have any queries, please kindly contact:
Xin Hao ( Honary Advisor) @ 94301046 or
Aung ( President) @ 90904156.


We look forward in seeing you in the upcoming meditation retreat!

May U be well and happy!

13 May 2008

Commence of our Activity Day!

Dear fellow SPBS members,

Just a gentle reminder for everyone.
Tomorrow, 14/5/08 will be our 1st meeting on the Activity Day!

**Note:
ATTENDANCE IS COMPLUSORY to all members! (Except
Associate members)
(Currently on every Wednesdays, 3.30pm – 5.30pm)

The program for tomorrow includes updates for Vesak Day. Besides that, for those who have missed the Freshmen Orientation activities, this is a great opportunity to meet up our newly joined members.

In addition, for those who are unfamiliar with our operating hours:

Mon to Fri: 5.15pm - 6.30pm
Wed : 1pm - 6.30pm

Daily Chanting & Meditation starts from 5.30pm.

Should U have any doubts, feel free to contact Aung (President) at 90904156 / Carol (Vice-President) at 81128454 or e-mail us at 'spbs.sss@gmail.com.'

Thank You!

May U be Well & Happy!

29 April 2008

Impt: Renewal of Membership

Dear Members of SPBS,

In accordance to the rules & regulation of SPBS, each & every members of SPBS are required to renew their membership particulars at this point of time ( Beginning of new semester ) within 1 mth period till the 14th May.


For Current Members, you are required to renew your membership by sending us an email or sms with your full name, and any changes in your particulars.

- Graduating Batch (05/06), you are required to send us a email or SMS, on whether you wish to renew your membership status to associate member, and if is there any changes to your particulars.

- Associate Members... you are required to update us if there's any changes in particulars either through email or SMS.

OR

You are free to come down to the CCA booth for renewal.

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The guidelines for renewal are as shown below:

Do state the heading "Renewal of Membership" when you email to 'spbs.sss@gmail.com'.

And please kindly include the following:

Name: xxx
*Contact Number: (H) xxx (HP) xxx
*Address / *Mailing Address: xxx

** Membership Status: Do you wish to renew to an Associate Membership?

Note:
* You will need to provide the details only if you have any changes to the details mentioned.
** For graduating SP students Only.


OR

You may renew your membership through:

1. SMS the required details to Carol (Vice-President) at 81128454 or Chek Beng (Publication Secretary) at 96586402.

2. Visiting us personally at CCA Showcase from 28 Apr to 30 Apr at Sports Hall.

3. Visiting us personally at SPBS Clubroom during standard opening hours (5.15pm - 6.45pm) at Polycenter, Level 2, Room PC-126.


Should U have any doubts, feel free to contact Aung (President) at 90904156 or Carol (Vice-President) at 81128454 or e-mail us at 'spbs.sss@gmail.com'.

May you be inspired in this spiritual journey towards happiness and peace with everyone!

Thank you!

21 April 2008

Temperory closure of SPBS

Dear fellow members of SPBS,

As the management council is still in the midst of discussing & planning for the current year spiritual activities & the upcoming CCA Drive, clubroom will be temporary closed.

Daily Puja, Mediatation & weekly activities shall resume after CCA Drive.

We hope to seek your kind understanding & we apologize for any inconvience caused.

Should U have any doubts, feel free to contact Aung ( President) at 90904156 or Carol ( Vice-President) at 81128454.

Thank You!

May U be well & happy!

14 April 2008

Welcome Back!

Dear fellow SPBS members,

New term has already started!

The management of SPBS sent her Warmest Welcome to all fellow SPBS members.

Do check out the blog & email regularly for further updates!

May U be all way happy!

05 April 2008

Amendment to up-coming Investiture

Dear all,

Plz take note that there has been a change of meeting time for the up-coming investiture this saturday.

The NEW Details are as follows:

DATE: 05/04/08
TIME: 2pm
VENUE: Palelai Buddhist Temple

[Look out for ushers with SP landyard at Tanah Merah MRT]

We are sorry for any inconvinence cause.

Thank-you

01 April 2008

WOW! Venerable Thubten Chodron is visiting SP!

Dear brothers & sisters of the Dharma,

Venerable Thubten Chodron is visiting SP Buddhist Society on 9 April 2008(Wednesday), and you, fellow brothers & sisters of the Dharma are cordially invited to this very special and rare occasion.

For your information, Venerable Thubten Chodron is a very prominent Tibetan Buddhist nun which is known for her work in re-establishing the Bhikshuni lineage, creating Dharma outreach in prisons, and she teaches the Dharma worldwide. Her teaching emphasizes practical application of Buddhist practices in daily life and she is respected for making them easily understood and practiced by Westerners. You may like to know more about her via various books such as “Open Heart, Clear Mind,”"Buddhism for Beginners,” “Taming the Mind,”“Working with Anger,” and “How to Free your Mind: Tara the Liberator.”

Besides that, she was once a spiritual advisor in SP Buddhist Society. Due to her affiliation, she will be visiting our club on 9 April. It is an honor to invite her down to give us a talk and blessings on “Kamma & Skilful Actions".

Interested parties, please REPLY to us by 5 April and do state the numbers of people attending. Thank you for your effort & time!

Details are as follows:

WHO: Venerable THUBTEN CHODRON
DATE: 9 April 2008 (Wednesday)
TIME: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
SUBJECT: KAMMA & SKILFUL ACTIONS
VENUE: Singapore Polytechnic Buddhist Society,
Level 02-
[Above ‘Food Court 3,’ adjacent to badminton courts]

If you have any enquiries, feel free to contact Aung @ [90904156], Carol @ [81128454] or you may reply via our email.

May U be well & happy! ^^

29 March 2008

BS Investiture

Hi Brothers & Sisters of SPBS,

If you had missed the SP Buddhist Society AGM, here's a good chance to meet up and get to know the office-bearers for the 43rd Council.Come and witness this once in a year event, where the outgoing management committee (42nd Council) will be handing over to the new management committee (43rd Council).

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: 5th April 2008 (Saturday)
Time: 3pm
Venue: Palelai Buddhist Temple (We will meet at Tanah Merah MRT Station)
Attire: Smart & Casual

So why not put aside some of your time to attend this once in a year event?

See ya...All the best:)
May you be well and happy!

Should you have any enquires, please do not hesitate to contact Alvin @ 96334313.

08 March 2008

Regard of On The Nalanda Trail: Buddhism in India, China and Southeast Asia

Hi all members,

We would like to invite you to an exhibition of "On The Nalanda Trail: Buddhism in India, China and Southeast Asia" at the Asian Civilisation Museum.

This exhibition will show us the arts and literature of Buddhist pilgrims, such as Silk Road all along Central, northwest India as well as the Southeast Asia. Traversing India to modern Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Tibet, China, Korea and Japan, Java, Sumatra, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos.

The details are as followed:

Date: 15 March 2008
Meeting Time: 11:15am
Meeting venue: Raffles Place Mrt Station

If you have any enquires, please do not hesitate to contact William @ 91126933.

20 February 2008

On The Nalanda Trail: Buddhism in India, China and Southeast Asia

Hi all members,

We would like to invite you to an exhibition of "On The Nalanda Trail: Buddhism in India, China and Southeast Asia" at the Asian Civilisation Museum.

This exhibition will show us the arts and literature of Buddhist pilgrims, such as Silk Road all along Central, northwest India as well as the Southeast Asia. Traversing India to modern Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Tibet, China, Korea and Japan, Java, Sumatra, Thailand, Cambodia and Laos

The details are as followed:

Date: 27 Feb 2008
Meeting Time: 11:15am
Meeting venue: Raffles Place Mrt Station
Ticket Price: $2.50*(discounted price for all student members)

* Late-comer may subject to pay the full amount of ticket price at $5

If you have any enquires, please do not hesitate to contact William @ 91126933.

17 February 2008

Magha Puja Celebration!

Hi all members,

The annual Magha Puja has arrived once again!!

It commemorates the unplanned assembly of 1,250 arahants in the Buddha's presence. One thousand of the gathered monks had previously achieved Awakening upon hearing the Buddha's delivery of the Fire Sermon; the remaining 250 were followers of the elder monks Ven. Moggallana and Ven. Sariputta.

To mark this auspicious gathering, the Buddha delivered the Ovada-Patimokkha Gatha, a summary of the main points of the Dhamma, which the Buddha gave to the assembly, widely known by Buddhist today.

The details are as followed:

Date: 21 Feburary 2008
Meeting Time: 6.00pm
Meeting venue: Bedok Mrt Station

Program:

6.00pm Dinner at Bedok Market
7.00pm Procceed to Palelai Buddhist Temple
7.30pm Magha Puja Commences

Please reply to spbs.sss@gmail.com to confirm for your attendance. Thank you.

Please contact Xinhao@ 94301046 directly, for futher enquries. He shall be the contact person on the actual day.

Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu! See you there.

09 February 2008

Up Coming Activities

Dear all,

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year to all of you.

For this coming school holiday, SP Buddhist Society will be having a group tidying-up for our library. This is to faciliate the borrowing of our "Golden Dhamma Books" in future.

Many assistants are required for this 2 weeks

Details are as follows:

Date: 13/2/08-29/2/08

Time: 10am - 5pm

Venue: SPBS Clubroom

CCA pts will be awarded!!!


In addition......


On the 16 Feb 08 (SAT), there will a BBQ gathering at East Coast Park for all SPBS members.

We will gather in the afternoon to buy all the necessary stuffs for BBQ.

Details are as follows:

DATE: 16/02/08
TIME: 13:00 to 18:00
VENUE: Pasir Ris MRT


If you have any enquires, please do not hesitate to contact William @ 91126933 or Alvin @ 96334313.

04 February 2008

Spring Cleaning for Clubroom

Hi all,

Due to upcoming Chinese New Year, helpers are needed for Spring Cleaning on 5 Feb 2008 at our club house at 10am.

Please bring along some rag, cloth and newspapers.

If you have any enquires, please do not hesitate to contact Mr. Alvin @ 96334313.


Management Committee Wishes Everyone
☺☺☺ A Happy and Prosperous Lunar New Year!!! ☺☺☺

14 January 2008

EXAM is Coming!!!

Dear members,

SPBS Clubroom will be closed on study week, exam week and during the holidays, which is from 14/01 to 01/04.

We are sorry for any inconvenience caused.

Wish you all the best for your exam and have fun during the holidays 8)

Thank-you