Dhamma Activities in August 2011

Dhamma Activities in August 2011

We will be having 2 events with Rev. Sumedha in the month of August. They are :

A. 13 August 2011 (Saturday)

1. Movie viewing “The Dhamma Brothers” followed by discussion

2. Lunch dana

Time : 9am – 11.30am

Synopsis: “The Dhamma Brothers” tells a dramatic story of human potential and transformation as it closely follows and documents the stories of a group of prisoners as they enter into this arduous program. It will challenge assumptions about the very nature of prisons as places of punishment rather than rehabilitation. Despite the difficulty in obtaining permission to film inside a prison, the Alabama Department of Corrections allowed a film crew to document, not only the Vipassana program, but many other scenes and settings revealing the daily lives of prisoners and staff.

The stories of the men at Donaldson Correctional Facility are those of the unseen, unheard, and underserved. This film shines a spotlight upon society’s outcasts and untouchables as we witness them on their Odyssean journey into their misery to emerge with a sense of peace and purpose.

B. 20 August 2011 (Saturday)

1. Workshop on Satipathanna Sutta
– A quick revision on has been covered in the previous 4 lessons plus some hands on activities.

This workshop is opened to all, including those who have not attended the earlier lessons.
You will be able to bring home something useful.

2. Lunch dana

Time : 7am – 11.30am

Please be informed that both the events are sponsored by Sungai Long Buddhist Society and lunch will be provided. Kindly register with Sis. Cheng Sim via email chengsim.ng@gmail.com or sms her at 012-3126122 on or before 10 August 2011. If you wish to offer food to the monk, do let her know too.

Do tell your friends about the events and make yourself available on the above dates.

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