Tuesday, 12 November 2013

NOVEMBER ACTIVITIES:

  1. Group Meditation Sessions:  3, 10, 17, 24 Nov (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.  SMC Youth Meditation Retreat, 23-27 Nov 2013, 9.30 am - 6.30 pm
Satipatthana Meditation Centre (SMC) is inviting young adults to join Special Youth Meditation Retreat Programme (2013). This retreat is specially conducted for young adults from age 15 to 25.
 
Date: Nov 23 (Sat) - Nov 27 (Weds)
Time: 9:30am - 6:30pm at SMC  (day retreat)
Age limit: 15 - 25 (younger ones will be considered if they are keen)
Teachers: Sayadaw U Rajinda,  Sayadaw U Sajjanalankara
Precept observed: 8 Right Livelihood precepts combined with Loving Kindness.
Language: English (Burmese upon request)
To register:   Email smc.retreat@gmail.com to request for registration form
Closing date: 15 Nov or earlier (subject to availability)
 
Donations for lunch dana are welcome!
Lunch and afternoon refreshment will be provided.
Priority will be given to those yogis who are able to practise all 5 days.
 
To register:   Please email smc.retreat@gmail.com for the registration form.
Closing date: Nov 15 or earlier (subject to availability)
 
Donations for lunch dana are welcome!
Donations for food: Kindly contact Daw Khin Kyu Kyu (9144 7689) 
 
For more information: Nyein Htay San (9825 0131) Daw Saw Lai Sein (9852 0817), Daw Khin Kyu Kyu (9144 7689)
 
3.   Sutta Discussions : Saturdays, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Nov, 7.30 – 8.30 pm
A series of Sutta discussions (in English) will be conducted by Sayadaw U Sajjanalankara (Dvipitakadhara) as follows:
Topics:
i) A Miraculous Encounter – the story of Sudatta (Samyutta Nikaya)
(ii) Kamma Vibanga Sutta - An Analysis of Kamma (Majjhima Nikaya)
 
Date :   Saturdays, 9, 16, 23 & 30 Nov 2013
Time:    7.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Registration:  Please email your name & HP to sati_patthana@yahoo.com.sg                
 
Synopsis:
1.  "A Miraculous Encounter" - A story of Sudatta on how he meet Buddha and how he become a strong wonderful supporter of Buddha.
2.  "Kamma Vibanga Sutta, An Analysis of Kamma" - This is a discourse on kamma and its resultant effects. Deeds, words and thoughts have endless consequences of joy and sorrow to be experienced in this very life and hereafter.  All beings depend on their own deeds and nothing else for their condition and status in life.
 
‘ Hard to gain is birth as man; hard is the life of mortals; hard to get is the opportunity of hearing the Ariya Dhamma; hard it is for a Buddha to appear.’                       –Dhammapada  
 
Do not miss this opportunity to learn the Dhamma.
 
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.
 
4.  Pindapata (alms food offering):
24 Nov 2013, Sunday, 9.00 am – 9.30 am at Chong Pang Market, Yishun Ring Road
 
5.  Birthday Celebration:   30 Nov 2013, Saturday, 10 am
We invite all devotees to join us in the birthday celebration of our Religious Advisor, Sayadaw U Rajinda on 30 Nov, Saturday morning at 10 am.  Please join us for a lunch treat of Burmese Laksa-Mohinga.
 
6.  Upcoming Activities in January 2014:   Lunar New Year Retreat
 
Weekly Activities :
Thursday, 7.30 pmMeditation & Dhamma Talk (English)
Sunday, 9.30 am – 6.30 pmGroup Meditation & Observance of 9 Precepts
Sunday, 7.30 pmMeditation & Dhamma Talk (Burmese)
 

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