Wednesday, 5 March 2014

MARCH ACTIVITIES:


1. Sutta Class : Saturdays 1, 8, 15 March, 7.30 pm – 9 pm
A series of Sutta discussions (in English) will be conducted by Sayadaw U Sajjanalankara (Dvipitakadhara) as follows:
Topic: Sakka-pañha Sutta (Digha Nikaya)
          (The Questions of Sakka, King of Heaven)
Date :   Saturdays, 1, 8 & 15 March 2014
Time:   7.30 pm - 9 pm
Do not miss this opportunity to learn the Dhamma. 

Synopsis: 
Why there are a lot of beliefs and ideas in the world?
Why there can't be only one united religion or belief or way of thinking in the world?
Why there can't be a single religion or thinking in the human society?
Why there are a lot of conflicts and disharmony among human beings despite best efforts to make peace or desire to have peace?
What is the best guiding principle for a good conduct?
Do all those seemingly saintly-looking people on the spiritual path attain their intended spiritual goal?
These are questions that nags the thinking person in the world for many generations since the begining of human beings on the earth.
The Sakkapañha Sutta will provide a glimpse into the profound wisdom of perfectly enlightened Buddha. This discourse is an exchange of dialogue conducted between Lord Buddha and Sakka, celestial king of a heaven named T±vatimsa, sometimes referred to as "Indra" in ancient Indian literatures and Buddhist texts. It is indeed a lively exchange of ideas between a heavenly being with a searching mind for chronic universal issues and Lord Buddha whose wisdom and great vision are always relevant and truthful on both levels of polemics and profoundity. One can not stop admiring and appreciating the depth of wisdom of such perfectly enlightened human being known as Buddha whose guiding words are a source of inspiration for personal growth and progress on the social path as well as on spiritual path.
You are cordially invited to come and join a wonderful evening of sharing and enriching the wisdom and inspiration as imparted by Lord Buddha twenty-six centuries ago.
Venerable Sayadaw U Sajjanalankara (Dvipitakadhara) is a well-versed in Buddhist texts and a highly learned monk who has studied Buddhist texts for many years. He is an academic skilled in all major Theravada Buddhist Pali scriptures along with relevant commentaries and sub-commentaries.  He is now based in Satipatthana Meditation Centre, Singapore, while sometimes travelling to North America to conduct meditation retreats and meditation workshops.

2. Group Meditation Sessions: 2, 9, 16 & 30 Mar (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!

3. Pindapata (alms food offering): 30 March, Sunday, 9 am – 9.30 am at
     Chong Pang Market, Yishun Ring Road


Weekly Activities :
Thursday, 7.30 pm
Meditation & Dhamma Talk (English)
Sunday, 9.30 am – 6.30 pm
Group Meditation & Observance of 9 Precepts
Sunday, 7.30 pm
Meditation & Dhamma Talk (Burmese)