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One day, manager Lin Hui Ling spoke to me during my volunteering for BWM Buddhist banners, asking me to join in a poetry recital at the upcoming event to launch the new BWM Care Department. However, it is not my strength and thus, I offered to sing an Insightful Praise instead. To my surprise, Manager Lin readily agreed to my counter proposal.
That started my musical journey representing the BWM Buddhist Banners Team. I have been volunteering in this team with my aunt Choy Leng, helping with the beading of accessories for the banners. All thanks to the ability of the group leaders to discover our potential and deploy us to an area which develops our strength.
In our BWM community, not only do we aspire to discover the beauty and observe the merits of others, we never have to walk alone. I was connected with Brother Choon Tee who is very supportive of having his two children, Zien Xu and Yien Ning, to play the violin and piano for our performance.
As it was the seasons of exams in May for the young musicians, I am grateful that we still managed to have 4 rehearsals prior to our performance. With the musicians’ active involvement in BWM youth band, “THE ODDS”, they juggled both commitments to their best ability while managing school work.
REJOICE TO THEIR COMMITMENT AND RESILIENCE!
The Insightful Praise we performed was “The Purple Gillyflower” composed by Teacher in expression of the LAMRIM – “Relying on the Teacher”.
Written by: Irene Lee

与年轻乐手合作的音乐之旅 – 关怀处处传温情

有一天,关怀部的林惠琳经理在我去当幢幡组义工时,问我是否有意愿在《关怀处处传温情》与幢幡组表演诗歌朗诵。

身为英校生的我很老实的跟她说这不是我的强项。但我建议可能可以唱一首赞颂来代表幢幡组。没想到区长居然一口就答应了!

我一直都热爱唱歌。也没想到这个因缘既然这么奇妙。那时,靠近去年的忆师恩法会时收到信息,说幢幡组紧急需要义工。不会缝也不会车衣的我,只想看看有什么地方可以帮得上忙。

于是也鼓励彩宁阿姨与我一同过去。感谢区长和所有的组长有发现美的眼睛,让我们能够找到穿珠,这个好差事来累积资粮。

非常感恩师父让我们团体学着对他人观功念恩也待人着想。团体里各位善友都尽量互相帮忙,李荣栋师兄让我能够与洪俊智师兄接洽上,邀请他的两位孩子,洪见旭与洪嫣嬣与我同台表演赞颂。

5月是年轻乐手们学校考试的期间,可是我们还是尽量配合,有了四次的彩排。

除了要兼顾学业,还有吉祥寺 “THE ODDS” 乐团的练习以及拍摄宣传照,他们都尽量配合。实在是非常随喜他们坚定的发心与勇悍的付出!

感恩师父与老师让我们有这大家庭,一同在菩提道上学习。

我们表演的赞颂《紫罗兰》是真如老师的词曲。这赞颂是可以与广论里的”接近善知识”的规理相呼应。

李宗矜笔

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