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There will be a dhamma talk at SLBS on the 9th of January 8.30pm. Topic : Compassionate Minds, Compassionate Hearts Date : 9/1/2012 (Monday) Time : 8.30pm Speaker : Ven. Sanghasena Mahathera, founder of Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre in Ladakh, India All are welcome!
Dear Brothers and Sisters in the Dhamma,
Sukhi Hotu! Kindly find the following Dhamma talk schedules for Bro Jeff Oliver’s tour to Malaysia. Kindly help to share with all friends, family members and anyone that may benefit from these sessions.
Date: 15th Nov 2011 (Tuesday)
Date: 29 October 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 8pm – 10pm
Venue: Sg. Long Buddhist Society
“A wonderful, powerful, and unsentimental film about
incarcerated men getting below the surface of things. The freedom
and community they find sitting on meditation cushions in an
Alabama prison is a rare inspiration to all of us.”
– Richard Gere
Donaldson Correctional Facility is situated in the Alabama countryside southwest of Birmingham. 1,500 men, considered the state’s most dangerous prisoners, live behind high security towers and a double row of barbed and electrical wire fences.
Within this dark environment, a spark was ignited. A growing network of men had been gathering to meditate on a regular basis. Intrigued by this, Jenny Phillips, cultural anthropologist and psychotherapist, first visited Donaldson Correctional Facility in the fall of 1999. She planned to observe the meditation classes facilitated by inmates and to interview the inmate meditators about their lives as prisoners.
This is a summary of a workshop discussion on Buddhism and Health that was conducted at the WACANA 2011 in Nalanda Buddhist Society yesterday. The emphasis for this year’s WACANA is on familiarising ourselves with the Buddha Words, ie. the suttas in particular and the tipitaka in general.
1. Definition of Health
Health is defined as physical and mental wellbeing since a human being is made up of a physical body (rupa) and mind (nama). Mind here includes emotional health.
2. Buddhists’ Attitude towards Health
In the Dhammapada v. 204 as well as in Sukkhavagga (Dhp XV), it is said that “health is the greatest gift and contentment is the greatest wealth”. Health is therefore of primary importance for a Buddhist as a healthy body is the ideal vehicle to support our cultivation of the mind. Thus, physical health should not be neglected.
In the Magandiya Sutta (MN75), the Buddha pointed out that “even though I may be afflicted in body, my mind will be unafflicted”. This shows that it is possible to attain and have equanimity in our mind despite the presence of physical pain. In other words, physical pain may be unavoidable but mental suffering is optional, depending on how well we have cultivated our mind.
There will be a dhamma discussion on the Satipatthanasutta with Ven. Sumedha of the Sri Lanka Temple at Sg. Long Buddhist Society on 16/7/11 (tomorrow) from 3 to 5pm.
This will be the 3rd in the series, and the focus will be on the Mind (citta). The first on Body (kaya) and Feelings (vedana) had been
Sukhi Hotu, Bro and Sis of the Dharma, We have confirmed the dhamma discussion session with Rev Sumedha on the 11th June onwards on an alternate week basis. The time for the talk is as followed: Location : SLBS Centre Time : 3 – 5 pm on alternate Saturday begining 11th june 2011. Kindly share with your friends or family to participate in these session.
Rev. Sumedha of Sentul Temple has agreed to lead a dhamma discussion group at our centre. We will start off with 4 sessions first. Here are the details :
Topic : Having the right attitude towards dhamma learning
Time : 8-10pm Dates : 18/2/2011, 4/3/2011,25/3/201 & 1/4/2011 (Friday)
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