Sunday, 3 August 2014

AUGUST ACTIVITIES:

1. Group Meditation Sessions: 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31 Aug (Sun), 9.30 am – 6.30 pm
Group meditation will be conducted on every Sunday of the month from 9.30 am to 6.30 pm.  Lunch will be provided for all yogis. Attendance is by registration only. Yogis have to register by Friday every week.  To register, sms or call Saw Lai Sein 98520817 or Kyaw Han 96199540.
Sponsors for lunch dana and maintenance expenses, as well as Dhamma volunteers, are most welcome.   Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!
2. Uposatha Observance of 9 Precepts cum Retreat: 11 Jul - 8 Oct 2014 at 10 am
Uposatha observance days will be conducted at the centre during vassa period.  We are pleased to invite lay devotees who wish to take 3 Refuges and observe 9 Precepts on new moon, 1st quarter, full moon & last quarter.  The sessions will be conducted in Burmese.

Program:
10 am              Taking 3 Refuges & 9 Precepts
Meditation (optional)
11 am              Lunch (provided)
Meditation (optional)
Uposatha Observance Days:
   New Moon
First Quarter
Full Moon
Last Quarter
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 11 Jul (Fri)
19 Jul (Sat)
26 Jul (Sat)
3 Aug (Sun)
10 Aug (Sun)
18 Aug (Mon)
24 Aug (Sun)
1 Sept (Mon)
8 Sept (Mon)
16 Sept (Tues)
23 Sept (Tues)
1 Oct (Weds)
8 Oct (Weds)
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3. Meditation for Beginners (English): 7 sessions, Saturdays, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm on 16, 23, 30 Aug; 6, 13, 20, 27 Sept 2014
Vipassana meditation is an awareness meditation. It teaches you to be with the present moment, to live in the present moment. Through this practice, one can purify one’s mind of mental defilements of greed, hatred and delusion, overcome sorrow, lamentation, pain and grief, as well as to cope better with the stress of daily living.
Meditation classes for beginners will be conducted in English by Sayadaw U Rajinda every Saturday for 7 weeks from 16 August to 27 Sept 2014 at 7.30 pm. 
The course is free.  
Course outline is as follows:
Basic instructions on walking & sitting meditation
Four Foundations of Mindfulness (Vipassana Meditation)
Contemplation of the Body (Kayanupassana)           
Contemplation of the Feelings (Vedanupassana)
Contemplation of the Mind (Cittanupassana)
Contemplation of the Mental Objects (Dhammanupassana)

Class :   Meditation for Beginners
Date :    Saturdays, 16 August – 27 Sept 2014
Time:    7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Registration: Email your name & HP to sati_patthana@yahoo.com.sg by 15 August 2014

4. Pindapata (alms food offering): 31 August (Sun), 9 am – 9.30 am
at Chong Pang Market, Yishun Ring Road

5. SMC 10th Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony on 26 Oct, Sunday, 9 am
Venue: HDB shelter Block 350, Canberra Road (opp Sembawang MRT)