21 February 2012

Weekly Programme Update (20 - 26 February 2012)

Warmest greetings from Nalanda!

We have organised the following programme this week and looking forward to your participation.

Uposatha Service & Dhamma Talk "The Way of Wisdom"
Date: 22 February 2012, Wednesday
Time: 8pm - 10pm
Venue: Level 1, Nalanda Centre

The service will commence at 8pm with Uposatha Puja followed by Dhamma Talk by Bro. Jeff Oliver on "The Way of Wisdom". Since ancient times, wise people had shared their wisdom with us but are we using it respectfully and putting it into practice? Come and discover the ways to utilise and trust your own intrinsic wisdom this Wednesday night. Please click here for our address and location map.

The profile of Bro. Jeff Oliver:
  • A meditation teacher from Australia; practising Vipassana meditation for more than 10 years. He is also the author of "See it, Know it, Watch it go..."
  • His methods are based on both ancient and modern ways of mind-cultivation emphasising on appreciation, forgiveness and the unconditional love and wisdom.
  • Has shared his knowledge and experiences in many countries - Japan, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, South Africa and Turkey.

Meet-the-Author Session with Mr Vijaya Samarawickrama
Date: 25 February 2012, Saturday
Time: 3pm - 4.30pm
Venue: Level 3, Nalanda Centre

This session is on the book "A Buddhist Reflects on the Family" by Mr Vijaya Samarawickrama. We encourage you to read the book ahead of the session to facilitate more interactive discussion. To find out more about this book, please click here

We welcome you in bringing your spouse and family members to join and benefit from this session!

Service Sunday and Dhamma Talk "Strengthening Faith through Practice"
Date: 26 February 2012, Sunday
Time: 9am - 11am
Venue: Level 1, Nalanda Centre

The service will commence at 9am with sitting meditation, puja, chanting and followed by a Dhamma Talk by Sis. Tan Yee Yong on "Strengthening Faith through Practice".

Profile of Sis. Tan Yee Yong;
  • Senior Technical Manager of a private company with Diploma (BAPU), BSc Degree, MBA, MA (Buddhist Studies, International Buddhist College).
  • Currently a SJBA Dhamma Committee member.
  • Dhamma Speaker in English and Mandarin.

We welcome everyone to join and benefit from the talk.

Commentarial Course - BPS 127: Alavaka Sutta
Date: 26 February 2012, Sunday
Time: 2pm - 6pm
Venue: Level 3, Nalanda Centre

This interesting discourse illustrates how the Buddha has answered Alavaka, a demon on the four qualities of Truth, Restraint, Charity and Forbearance of which a layperson should practise in the process of self-purification.

This course will be conducted by Bro. Yong Song Kong and participants' registration will start from 1.30pm. Please click here for our address and location map.