Friday, 18 August 2017

AUGUST ACTIVITIES:

1.    Group Meditation Sessions: 
6, 13, 20 & 27 Aug (Sun), 9.30 am – 6.30 pm

2.    Uposatha Observance of 9 Precepts cum Retreat: 
7, 15, 21, 29 Aug 2017 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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8 Jul (Sat)
16 Jul (Sun)
23 Jul (Sun)
31 Jul (Mon)
7 Aug (Mon)
15 Aug (Tues)
21 Aug (Mon)
29 Aug (Tues)
5 Sept (Tues)
13 Sept (Weds)
20 Sept (Weds)
28 Sept (Thurs)
5 Oct (Thurs)
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3. Meditation for Beginners (English): 
6 sessions, Saturdays, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm  on 19, 26 Aug; 2, 9, 16, 23 Sept 2017
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 6 weeks starting from 19 Aug 2017. 
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, 19,26 Aug; 2,9,16,23 Sept 2017
Time:    7.30 pm - 9.30 pm
Register at https://goo.gl/forms/6d1Q36tfES0lZxI22  by 19 Aug 2017.  

4. Pindapata (alms food offering): 
27 Aug 2017, Sunday, 9 am – 9.30 am at Chong Pang Market, Yishun Ring Road

5.  Holiday Retreat: 1-3 Sept 2017

6. SMC 13th Kathina Robe Offering Ceremony on 15 Oct 2017, Sunday, 9 am Venue: HDB shelter Block 350, Canberra Road (opp Sembawang MRT)