11 November 2011

BS Day Celebration

Hello all,


SPBS is here to invite you to attend our 46th BS Day celebration!
It is to commemorate the founding of our SPBS. Hence, it is like a birthday celebration!

This year, we have decided to have a pot-luck session followed by a series of games!
Very easy, all you have to do is to bring food along and have a picnic under the nice weather, in a nice environment in Botanic Garden :)

It is compulsory to contribute some food during the picnic but please do not bring any drinks as drinks will be provided by the club.

We welcome all members and alumni to come together and have fun!

Time: 9.30am
Venue: Botanic Garden MRT Station
Date: 19 November 2011, Saturday

CCA point will be given.

Cheers,
Ahpa Sae Yeoh
President
46th Council

22 September 2011

Kathina Day at Santi Forest Monastery


Hi everyone! 
 
Kathina is a Buddhist festival which comes at the end of Vassa, the three-month rainy season retreat for Buddhists.
The season during which a monastery may hold a 'Kathina' festival is one month long, beginning after the full moon of the eleventh month in the 
Lunar calendar (usually October).

 
It is a time of giving, for the laity to express gratitude to monks. Lay Buddhists bring donations to temples, especially new robes for the monks.

 


SPBS will be celebrating Kathina Day this coming 16 October.
Kathina day is a very special event for everyone in SPBS.
So your attendance is important!


Detail of the event:
Date: 15/10/2011(Saturday) – 16/10/2011 (Sunday)
Time: 1100hr. (15/10/2011) – 1400hr (16/10/2011)
Venue:
 Santi Forest Monastery
Lot 1413, Jalan Ponorogo,
Batu 18 1/2 Kampung Sungai Tiram,
81800 Ulu Tiram, Johor, Malaysia

For our past experience, it is very enriching and good experiencing of forest monastery life.
We hope you can attend with us and had a good experience of monastery life, lastly to bound with us !
Please reply your attendance ASAP by 27th of September as we need to book the transportation to there.

Regards,
Ahpa Sae Yeoh
President
46th Council
e-mail: spbs.sss@gmail.com

03 September 2011

Buddhist 8 Precepts Retreat + Rice Pagoda Day‏


Hello everybody!

We have a 6-day retreat coming up from the
 2nd Oct to 7th Oct next coming month @ Santi Forest Monastery, Ulu Tiram, Johor, Malaysia. The purpose of this retreat is to let us understand and observe the Buddhist 8 precepts. Coming to this retreat also provides an opportunity for participants to know more about monastic life in the forest.

The Buddhist 8 precepts:
1.To refrain from taking life
2.To refrain from taking that which is not given (not committing theft)
3.To refrain from sensual (including sexual) misconduct
4.To refrain from lying (speaking truth always)
5.To refrain from intoxicants which lead to loss of mindfulness (specifically, drugs and alcohol)
6. To refrain from eating at the wrong time (only eat from sunrise to noon)
7. To refrain from dancing and playing music, wearing jewelry and cosmetics, attending shows and other performances
8. To refrain from using high or luxurious seats and bedding

Besides that, we also have another event coming up earlier, on 
25th Sept (sunday) @ Wat Palelai Buddhist Temple, Singapore. This event is called Rice Pagoda Day from 8.30am to 3.30pm. The purpose of this event held by Wat Palelai is to donate rice to the needy and to help the temple itself.

Please reply ASAP because we need to arrange for transport to Malaysia.

For more info, please contact us @ spbs.sss@gmail.com

Publications Secretary,
De Xuan.

07 July 2011

Asalha Puja (Commemorating Buddha's First Discourse)

 Hey Everyone!

There's an Asalha Puja coming up next Friday on the 15th of July. This event is to commemorate the first discourse given by the Lord Buddha. Do come down to join us for an enjoyable learning experience together with your fellow clubmates.

Please confirm your attendance ASAP so that we arrange the necessary items to buy.

Details:
Date - 15th July, Friday
Meeting Time - 6.30pm
Meeting venue - SPBS Clubroom
Attire: Blue SPBS Shirt

For more information, please contact us @ spbs.sss@gmail.com
Hope to see you are there! ^^
 
Publications Secretary,
De Xuan

05 July 2011

Weekend Dana (monks offering) @ Wat Palelai (9th July, Sat)

 Dear all,

There's a weekend dana session this Saturday at Wat Palelai Buddhist Temple for us to offer cooked food, dried food, daily necessities etc. to the monks. Please reply your attendance ASAP so we can know how many people to wait for.

Details:
Date - 9th July, Saturday
Meeting Time - 10am
Meeting venue - Tanah Merah MRT Station
Things to bring: food, daily necessities etc

For more information, please contact us @ spbs.sss@gmail.com
Hope to see you are there! ^^

Publications Secretary,
De Xuan

28 May 2011

SP Buddhist Society Freshmen Orientation Camp 2011 (non-overnight)

Hello everyone!

It's the SPBS Freshmen Orientation Camp 2011 on 5-6th June (next weekend)!

Camp details:
Meeting venue: T1562
Meeting time: 9.30am
Attire: Sports attire/casual wear
Things to bring: water bottle, personal medication (if any), pens, and notebook.


Come join us to have loads of fun, play interactive games with your fellow club mates and learn more about Buddhism in an interesting way.

The cost of the camp is totally FREE! There will be a free club shirt given out at the end of the camp.

This camp has been changed to a day camp (non-overnight) due to security reasons imposed by the school.

Please submit your indemnity form to Ahpa Saeyeoh before Wednesday, or not you can slot in your forms under our club door @ our clubroom SDC level 3 room #132

Hope you guys can come for the camp! ^^




You can contact us @ spbs.sss@gmail.com if you have any enquiries 

Publications Secretary
De Xuan

21 May 2011

Getting in touch with the Buddha

The Buddha is the refuge for all Buddhists. The medicine that he offered cures our sickness completely such that pain will never come back again.

His teachings and guidance are what we need in order to overcome problems so that we can truly be at ease in life and brighten up our hearts forever.

Who is the Buddha? What's so great about Him? What did He taught?

You will be guided step by step by the hands of Phra Xin Hao Sīladharo and reach the end of all doubts and worries.

Please meet at 6.30pm at SP Main Library's entrance. We will be having this session at Group Viewing Room in Main Library Level 2A.

Members can bring along dana (offering) items as well.
[Note: Only dry food,drinks and daily necessity]

For any enquiries, please contact us at spbs.sss@gmail.com

Thank you and see you there! :)

Publications Secretary,
De Xuan

17 May 2011

Happy Vesak Day!


SPBS wishes everyone a  Happy Vesak Day!


Visākha Pūjā, commonly known as “Vesak Day” falls on a full moon day of May.


Followers of Lord Buddha will come together to recollect and commemorate the 3 key events in Lord Buddha’s life that took place on this full moon day: his Birth, Awakening and Parinibbāna.


Visākha Pūjā Reflection:


This is the day to honor the greatness of Lord Buddha, commemorating his Birth, Awakening and Parinibbāna. Besides offering flowers, incense and light, the eight precepts are observed instead of the usual five precepts. Lord Buddha has said in the Mahā Parinibbāna Sutta, those who practise and live according to his teachings, offer him the highest homage, highest respect. This is the time where a follower of the Buddha puts in extra effort in their practice i.e. Dāna (Generosity), Sīla (Virtue), Bhāvana (Cultivation).



The life story of Lord Buddha reflects his core message to the world, constantly reminding us to strive for liberation from aging, illness and death in the rounds of endless rebirth, by the path he has rediscovered. We should be reminded that we have yet to end our own suffering and thus we should make earnest effort to strive hard in accordance to the Buddha’s teaching – Sīla(Virtue), Samādhi(Concentration), Paññā(Wisdom).



With our practice, we offer the highest homage to Lord Buddha.

May we attain Nibbāna! May the true Dhamma last long!





15 May 2011

Vesak Day Celebration

Hello everyone!

As you know Vesak Day is just around the corner, SP Buddhist Society is having a vesak Day event at Wat Palelai join us to commemorate this special day together!

Details:
Date: 17th May, Tues
Time: 8am to 3pm
Venue: Wat Palelai Buddhist Temple (Bedok walk)
Things to bring: Daily necessities and dried food such as toothbrush, soap, razor, rice, pasta, instant coffee etc

We will meet at 8am at Tanah Merah MRT station. The offering session starts at 8.30am so please be punctual. CCA points will be awarded. You can bring your friends along too!

If there is any question, feel free to contact us:

spbs.sss@gmail.com

Thanks and hope to see you there! ^^

Publications Secretary,
De Xuan

06 May 2011

Welcome Party on 14th May 2011

Hello everyone!

SP Buddhist Society is having a Welcome Party for all students in SP, be it freshies, year 2s or year 3s.
Venue: InnoVillage Event Space 1
Date: 14th May 2011, Saturday
Time: 12:30pm to 4:30pm

Come join us for a wonderful afternoon with games, fun and more! Hope to see you there!

Drop us an email @ spbs.sss@gmail.com for more information.

24 April 2011

Guided Meditation by Phra Xin Hao

Hello everyone!

There will be a Guided Meditation by Phra Hao. The details are as follow:

Venue: SPBS Clubroom, SDC level 3, Rm 132
Date & Time: 26.04.11, 6.30pm - 8.30pm

Please contact spbs.sss@gmail.com for more enquires.

Hope to see you there!

Publications Secretary (46th Council),
De Xuan

06 March 2011

SPBS 46th Investiture

Hi to all SPBS members and alumni,


We are glad to announce that our 46th Investiture 2011 is coming ! ! !
You are invited to attend to grace our event!
In this occasion, Outgoing Management Committee (45th Council) will be handing over to the New Management Committee (46th Council). This is A Great Opportunity Not to be Miss to meet up and know the office-­bearers for the 46th Council.


Event Information
Date      :     3rd April 2011, Sunday
Time      :     2.00 pm
Venue    :     Wat Palelai (49 Bedok Walk, Singapore 469145)
*You may refer to the website for the location http://www.watpalelai.org/


Meeting Place
If you wish to go as a group, you may choose either one timing below to meet our usher at Tanah Merah MRT Station.


Group 1 (Those wants to join in Dana session + Investiture)
- Usher leaves Station at 9.30am
- Dana item (Cook food, packet drinks etc.)


Group 2 (Those just want to attend Investiture)
- Usher leaves Station at 12.45pm
- Dana item only can be daily necessities (NO FOOD)


Those who want to come on their own, they may do so. 


Kindly RSVP your attendance, contact number, choice of timing to spbs.sss@gmail.com by 19 March 2011


Thanks for your support by attending the 46th Investiture.

28 January 2011

Meet Venerable Pa-Auk Saydaw @NUS



Topic: Happiness is Here and Now
SPBS will meet joining this event,
Please RSVP by with us 1st of Feb 2011
Limited seats available!
SPBS meeting area: Bouna Vista MRT station
Time: 5.30pm


About the teacher

The Most Venerable Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw Bhaddanta Acinna
The Most Venerable Pa-Auk Tawya Sayadaw Bhaddanta Acinna (“the Sayadaw”), Spiritual Patron of Pa-Auk meditation centre (PAMC), is the Abbot and principal teacher of Pa-Auk Forest Monastery, Mawlamyine, Myanmar.
In brief, the system of meditation taught at Pa-Auk Forest Monastery is based on the instructions by Lord Gotama Buddha as found in the Pàli Canon (Tipitaka) and its commentaries. The system comprises the threefold training of strict observance of precepts (sila), developing concentration (samàdhi), as a basis for attaining wisdom (panna).This is further subdivided into the seven stages of purification which provide a step-by-step formula for systematically purifying one’s body (physical actions), speech and mind of defilements in order to realize Nibbàna in this lifetime.
The Sayadaw’s teachings have been published in several books which are highly regarded internationally.
The Sayadaw is both a highly esteemed Dhammàcariya (Dhamma Teacher) and an accomplished Kammatthanacariya (Meditation Teacher). He speaks fluent English and has lectured and led retreats in Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, South Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Germany, UK and USA.
In public recognition of his achievements, the government of Myanmar bestowed upon him the title “Agga Mahà Kammaññhànàcariya”, which means “Most Highly Respected Meditation Teacher” in 1999.

 


10 January 2011

45th Council Annual General Meeting


Hi SPBS members,


On behalf  of the SP Buddhist Society, I’m pleased to inform you that you are invited to our 45th Annual General Meeting. 


The details of the meeting are as follows:

Date    :         24th January 2011, Monday 
Time    :         07.00 pm
Venue :         LT18A, Singapore Polytechnic 


It would be wonderful for you to attend this once in a year meeting, where the current management committee will present the things she had done for the past year. 


Kindly  R.S.V.P  your  attendance to us at spbs.sss@gmail.com by 15th January 2011


*Light refreshment will be provided.


Agenda

  1. Apology for Absence
  1. Matters Arising
  1. Opening Speech
  1. Passing of Secretary Report
  1. Passing of Financial Report
  1. Any Other Business