Wednesday, 4 June 2014

JUNE ACTIVITIES:

1.  Group Meditation Sessions: 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 June (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.  Children Dhamma Class : 7–21 June 2014, 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm
Examination on 21 June (Sat). Prize Presentation Ceremony on 28 June (Sat)
A Dhamma course will be conducted for children of 7 to 20 years old from 7 – 21 June 2014.
To register, please click on: Here!!!

For more information:  Daw Mya Mya Lwin (94251195), Daw Nilar Than Tun (90998473), Bro Albert (93629584)

3.  Novitiate Program : 7–15 June 2014
A Novitiate program will be conducted for children of 10 to 20 years old from 7 – 15 June 2014.
** Help from Dhamma volunteers is needed. **
Food and drinks sponsors are welcome.
Lunch $200, Breakfast $100, Evening refreshment $30
To register, please click on: Here!!!

For more information:  Kyaw Han (96199540), Daw Khin Kyu Kyu (91447689), Aung Zaw Myint (92344185), Bro Albert (93629584)

4. Sutta Class : Saturdays 31 May, 7, 14, 21 & 28 June, 7.30 pm – 9 pm
We invite you to attend the Sutta class (in English) conducted by Sayadaw U Sajjanalankara (Dvipitakadhara) on Saturdays at 7.30 pm.   Do not miss this opportunity to learn the Dhamma.
Topic: Pāthika Sutta (Digha Nikaya, Pāthika Vagga)
Date :  Saturdays, 31 May, 7, 14, 21 & 28 June 2014
Time:   7.30 pm - 9 pm at SMC
Do not miss this opportunity to learn the Dhamma. 
Synopsis: 
Pāthika Sutta is a name given to one of contemporary person in Buddha's time who follows a spiritual path of strict adherence to "Acelaka Practice" and other eccentric rules. Acelaka means "the one without clothes on". It is a practice to remain being naked at all times in ancient India.
The discourse centers about the search for incidence of supernatural miracles and wisdom regarding common incidences of daily miracles and on how the world and planetary systems first come into being and how the human beings appear on the scene of this world. It is a search which fascinated ancient humans and which still remain a fascinating topic of humanity though most answers to it are rather based on faulty conclusions and belief-systems which is not totally free from constant controversy and inconclusiveness for those holding scientific views.
It is also a story of Sunakkhatta, a young prince-turned monk whose mind is prone to stubborn mischievousness and whimsical attitude even toward such a great man like Buddha. Though he may be following Buddha as one-time personal assistant, he later falls out himself due to his immature mind and his inability to develop spiritually.
This discourse clearly recalls the challenges and hardships faced by even such an enlightened Buddha who has extraordinary capacities of the both the mind and profound wisdom which transcends the natural boundaries of time and conventions. You will be inspired ad well as be humbled by the accounts narrated as recorded in the discourse. At the same time you will understand to remind yourself how our minds and views sometimes can lead us astray from the right path of practically applicable ways of the noble teachings by wandering off to non-essential things.  
     
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.

5.  Pindapata (alms food offering): 29 June, Sunday, 9 am – 9.30 am
at Chong Pang Market, Yishun Ring Road

6.  Upcoming Activities in July :
Vassa Robe Offering Ceremony : 13 July 2014 (Sun), 9.30 am, at SMC

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