13 May 2014

HAPPY VESAK DAY!!

Hey everyone!! Do you know that the Vesak Day is one of the most significant dates in the Buddhist calendar because it commemorates the birth, enlightenment, and death of Gautama Buddha? (Well, now you know)

So how's your Vesak day going? Well, for those who went with us to Poh Ming Tse, it certainly was enriching and fun!! I enjoyed myself and I hope you do too :)

Below are some pictures we took today! Have fun :D


Waiting to "Bathe the Buddha"

Members of SPBS "Bathing the Buddha"

Nice shot at Poh Ming Tse!

Wooh! Finally under the shade at Botanic Garden! 
(After so many failed attempts of "jump-shots", we decided that this was the best HAHAHA)

Cheers,
Tingkai

12 May 2014

Leadership Training Programme

Topic : Outstanding Leader as a buddhist
Date 14 june 2014
Time 9.30am to 4.00 pm
A Leadership Training Programme conducted byTan Chande Meng ( google pioneer & author of search inside yourself) which aims to train youths and equip them with skills of a prospective leader. The fee of $8 dollar will be waived so for those who are interested, you can register yourself at the link below
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1v4JrAtGruI3E0kQiha7JiEu9ev3YORdk0bK3NzToJ4o/viewform?usp=send_form

11 May 2014

HAPPY MOTHERS' DAY

Hey everyone! :D

A Buddhist Mother’s Day Celebration
                
First and foremost, I would like to wish all the mothers a happy and blissful Mother’s Day! Traditionally, people celebrate Mother’s Day with cards, flowers and gifts. But in Buddhism, we believe that the importance of mother outweighs all forms of celebration stated above.
               
In all honesty, we should make every day Mother’s day and treasure her well, adorn her with love and comfort as she has been the one looking after you ever since you was in her womb. If not for her (and of course our awesome father as well!), we won’t be who we are right now. Our parents fed us, care for us, prepare everything for us and sacrificed their personal life for the better living of the family.
               
In Buddhism, we emphasize a lot about the importance of parents. According to Buddha’s teachings, the kindness of parents is not easily repayable. In the Filial Piety Sutra, Buddha instructs his followers of the kindness of mother.

In The Sutra:
"There are ten types of kindnesses bestowed by the mother on the child.

1.  The kindness of providing protection and care while the child is in the womb.
      2. The kindness of bearing suffering during the birth.
      3. The kindness of forgetting all the pain once the child has been born.
      4. The kindness of eating the bitter herself and saving the sweet for the child.
      5. The kindness of moving the child to a dry place and lying in the wet herself.
      6. The kindness of suckling the child at her breast and nourishing and bringing up the    
           child.
       7. The kindness of washing away the unclean.
       8. The kindness of always thinking of the child when it has travelled far.
        9. The kindness of deep care and devotion.
      10. The kindness of ultimate pity and sympathy."
               
 As you can see, our mother has shown us a lot of kindness and care throughout our life, and has always been worrying about our safety and well-being. Let us be kind to our mother from now on, and always keep these thoughts in mind. Reflect on past mistakes that hurt our mother, and promise to cherish her like never before.

That’s all for our short write-up about Buddhism view towards Mother’s Day. We once again wish all mothers have a wonderful Mother’s Day ahead!

Hope to see all of you soon,
Tingkai

07 May 2014

Seminar 21/5/14

Hi all, There is a seminar conducted by Sik Chuan Guan  (Venerable) a Spiritual Advisor from KMSPKS Dharma Propagation Division. He will be comming down to SP and have a discussion with us 


Topic : How to study effectively and score!!!
Date: 21.5.14
Location : Our Clubroom
To those who are interested, do sign up  by clicking the link below .Feel free to contact me ( Lee Xun) if you have any enquires. Thankyou
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1-sIZMUkSwfmYnH1LM8Eqfz0pv39dIXTXkblSxPjhGfo/viewform