Thursday, 25 July 2013

AUGUST ACTIVITIES:

1. (i) SMC Intensive 9-Day Retreat (Priority will be given to Full Time Yogis)
Date: Aug 3 - 11, 2013
Meditation Teachers :
Sayadaw U Rajinda (Aug 3 - 7) 
Sayadaw U Sajjana (Aug 3 - 11)
Language: Burmese/English

Reporting time: 9 am sharp on 3 Aug(sat)
To register, email completed form to: smc.retreat@gmail.com

Closing date: 31 July 2013. Please register early as limited places are available.

(ii) SMC National Day Retreat  (Part-time and Full-time)
Date: Aug 8 - 11
Meditation Teacher - Sayadaw U Sajjana
Language: Burmese/English
Time: 9am - 6:30pm (Part-time).  (Full-time).

Reporting time: 9 am sharp on 8 Aug(sat)
To register, email completed form to: smc.retreat@gmail.com
Pls Click Here for Application Form.

Closing date: 5th Aug 2013. Please register early as limited places are available.
Cost:  Free.
For more information: U Kyaw Han (9619 9540), Daw Saw Lai Sein (9852 0817)

Yogis and well wishers are welcome to sponsor food, drinks and general expenses. 
Breakfast: $150, Lunch: $350, Evening refreshment: $50.  
Utilities/General expense: any amount or $30 per Day.
Help from Dhamma volunteers is also needed. 

2.    Meditation for Beginners (English): 8 sessions, Saturdays, 7.30 pm – 9.30 pm on 24, 31 Aug; 7, 14, 21, 28 Sept; 5, 12 Oct 2013
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 8 weeks from 24 August to 12 Oct 2013 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, 24 August – 12 Oct 2013 
Time:    7.30 pm - 9.30 pm 
Registration: Email your name & HP to sati_patthana@yahoo.com.sg by 24 August 2013.  

Pls click here for  more information.


3.    Sutta Discussions : every Friday from 16 Aug till Oct, 8.00 – 9.15 pm
A series of Sutta discussions (in English) will be conducted by Sayadaw U Sajjanalankara (Dvipitakadhara).
Date :   Fridays, 16 Aug till Oct 2013
Time:    8 pm - 9.15 pm
Registration: Email your name & HP to sati_patthana@yahoo.com.sg

Pls click here for  more information. 

4.    Uposatha Observance of 9 Precepts cum Retreat: 23 Jul - 19 Oct 2013 at 9.30 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:
9.30 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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 23 Jul (Tues)
30 Jul (Tues)
6 Aug (Tues)
14 Aug (Weds)
21 Aug (Weds)
29 Aug (Thurs)
4 Sept (Weds)
12 Sept (Thurs)
19 Sept (Thurs)
27 Sept (Fri)
4 Oct (Fri)
12 Oct (Sat)
19 Oct (Sat)
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5.     Pindapata (alms food offering):   
25 Aug 2013, Sunday,  9 am at Chong Pang Market, Yishun Ring Road

Sharing of Merits in the Seventh Lunar Month (Ullambana): 
25 Aug (Sun) at 10 am



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)

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