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Singapore: Teachings with Ven. Chodron

November 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - December 8, 2019 @ 12:00 pm SMT

Venerable Thubten Chodron

Friends of Sravasti Abbey-Singapore Host Ven. Thubten Chodron

November 28 – December 8

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teaching-schedule-poster♦ Book Launch:
The Compassionate Kitchen

A book reading and public talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

Thursday, 28 November: 7:30-9:30 pm

Singaporeans love food, so wouldn’t it be wonderful if eating were part of our spiritual practice? Venerable Thubten Chodron shows us how by sharing from The Compassionate Kitchen: Buddhist Practices for Eating with Mindfulness and Gratitude. One of her latest, the book helps us transform food and all related activities into nourishing practices that lead to greater kindness, compassion, and wisdom.

Poh Ming Tse Temple
438 Dunearn Rd Singapore 289613
Contact +65 6466 0785 or pmt [at] pmt [dot] org [dot] sg


♦ Spiritual Confidence in the Workplace

A public talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

Friday, 29 November: 8-9:30 pm

We may enjoy attending Dharma talks and meditating, but how do we bring Buddha’s teachings into our workplace? Venerable Thubten Chodron offers practical tips on how to create the causes for happiness at work, helping us to enjoy our workday, our colleagues, and even our boss! With this practice we grow our confidence in applying the Dharma to whatever arises.

Vimalakirti Buddhist Centre
20 Lorong 27A Geylang
Singapore 388112, 388112
Contact +65 6748 5132 or info [at] vbc [dot] org [dot] sg


♦ Turning the Mind to the Dharma

A workshop with Venerable Thubten Chodron

Saturday, 30 November: 10 am-4 pm
Sunday, 1 December: 10 am-4 pm

What exactly does it mean to practice the Buddha’s teachings? Venerable Thubten Chodron gives a weekend of teachings on the four thoughts that turn the mind to the Dharma—impermanence, unsatisfactoriness, karma, and the preciousness of human rebirth—and how to work with the eight worldly concerns that distract us from spiritual practice. Just as lay a strong foundation supports the walls and the roof of a house, the four thoughts that turn the mind give us firm footing to progress along the path to full awakening.

Amitabha Buddhist Centre
44 Lorong 25A Gelling
388244 Singapore
Contact +65 6745 8547 or centre [at] fpmtabc [dot] org


♦ Practicing with Joy and Courage

Teachings on Shantideva’s Engaging in the Bodhisattva’s Deeds

Monday, 2 December: 7:30 -9:30pm
Tuesday, 3
 December: 7:30-9:30 pm

When our mind is overwhelmed by attachment, anger, and ignorance, there’s only one thing to do: keep going with our spiritual practice. Venerable Thubten Chodron teaches on how joyous effort supports the cultivation of concentration by giving us the inner courage and resources to face our disturbing emotions, so that we can be of greater benefit to others and ourselves.

Ven. Chodron will give aspiring and engaging bodhisattva precepts during the Tuesday teaching.

Pureland Marketing
29 Geylang Lorong 29 #04-01/02
Singapore, 388078
Contact +65 6297 4747/ 4646 or plmkg [at] pureland [dot] com [dot] sg


♦ Unlocking Your Potential

A public talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

Thursday, 5 December: 7:30-9:30 pm

We may aspire to transform ourselves into kinder and better people, but we don’t always have all the skills necessary to do so.  It helps to have a knowledgeable guide to get us going in the right direction. Venerable Thubten Chodron shares from a booklet she designed with an incarcerated person to help us to examine ourselves—our past, our perceptions, our thoughts, and our current conditions—so that we can decide what to adjustment to create tpositive change and fulfill our true potential.

Amitabha Buddhist Centre
44 Lorong 25A Gelling
388244 Singapore
Contact +65 6745 8547 or centre [at] fpmtabc [dot] org


♦ The Four Establishments of Mindfulness

A public talk with Venerable Thubten Chodron

Friday, 6 December: 7:30-9:30 pm

How is Buddhist mindfulness different from the secular mindfulness that is becoming increasingly widespread in popular culture? Venerable Thubten Chodron explains the Buddha’s teachings on the four establishments of mindfulness—on the body, feelings, mind, and phenomena—and how these practices support the cultivation of wisdom and compassion for the purpose of attaining liberation and awakening.

Buddhist Fellowship West
2 Telok Blangah Street 31
#02-00 Yeo’s Building
Singapore, 108942
Contact +65 6278 0900 or email info [at] buddhistfellowship [dot] org

♦ Heal Your Own Mind: Medicine Buddha Workshop

A weekend workshop with Venerable Thubten Chodron

Saturday, 7 December: 10 am-4 pm
Sunday, 8 December: 10 am-12 pm

Venerable Thubten Chodron continues with last year’s Medicine Buddha workshop on the Medicine Buddha meditation practice. She will explain how to do the visualization and the philosophy behind each step of this practice. Through this guided practice, she shares how to apply the Buddha’s teachings to find inner peace and healing regardless of the circumstances we encounter.

Ven. Chodron will give refuge and lay precepts after the workshop on Saturday, December 7. 

Pureland Marketing
29 Geylang Lorong 29 #04-01/02
Singapore, 388078
plmkg [at] pureland [dot] com [dot] sg

Please register for the workshop by calling +65 6297 4747.


♦ How a Buddhist Deals with Burnout

A public talk by Venerable Thubten Chodron

Sunday, 8 December: 7:30-9:30 pm

Burnout has been officially listed as a disease by the World Health Organization. How might Buddhist teachings help city-dwellers  deal with stress and feelings of exhaustion? Venerable Thubten Chodron shares how working with disturbing emotions helps us develop realistic and beneficial perspectives that keep our bodies and minds balanced and support us in leading meaningful and healthy lives.

The Buddhist Library
Level 2 Auditorium
No. 2, Lorong 24A Geylang Road
Singapore, 398526
Contact +65 6746 8435 or info [at] buddhlib [dot] org [dot] sg

♦ Western Pureland: What’s in it for Me? 

A public talk with Ven. Thubten Chodron at Kong Meng Sur Por Kark See

Friday, 27 December: 7:30-9:00 pm

Buddhists who engage in the Pure Land practice make strong aspirations to be reborn in Amitabha Buddha’s Western Pure Land. What are the benefits of being reborn in the Western Pure Land, and how is it different from a good rebirth in the human or heavenly realms? Venerable Thubten Chodron explains what it means to aspire to be reborn in Amitabha’s Western Pure Land, and what we can accomplish there for the benefit of all sentient beings.

Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery
Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall | Level 4 | Hall of No Form
88 Bright Hill Road
Singapore, 574117

Registration required.


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