Reflections from Auspicious Vesak Day 2018 in BW Monastery

On this special day, I would like to make great aspirations and practice the 10 Great Vows of Samantabhadra!

Am so happy to see a big crowd in BW Monastery this morning when I stepped into the monastery!

Blessed by the Triple Gems to have long queues of people awaiting to bathe the Buddha and make offerings to the Triple Gems!

I would also like to make dedication of the merits accumulated during my course of volunteering to all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas in the 10 directions!

Heart full of joy and rejoice.

At this juncture, I would also like to thank BW Monastery, Chinatown District, Lamrim Discussion Class: S15G027E for giving me a chance to learn and serve the class as care co-ordinator.

Our S15G027E class is jovial, fun and interactive when I attend the Monday class with them. Our fellow students are very open and comfortable with each other that they share their life experiences and different perspectives about issues discussed.

We all enjoy our lessons with discussion on the Lamrim. Everyone of us look forward to going to class and learn the Buddha’s teachings.

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I will always remember everyone’s kindness and continue to aspire and learn the Lamrim on our life journey.

May we together walk the path of Buddhahood!

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Angela Ng
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🙏🏻💖🌷WORDS OF THANKS AND APPRECIATION:

DEAR ANGELA,

THANKS FOR BEING OUR CARE CO-ORDINATOR FOR THE PAST 2.5 YEARS! IT IS A PITY THAT WITH YOUR NEW WORK COMMITMENTS,  YOU ARE UNABLE TO CONTINUE AS OUR CARE CO-ORDINATOR. 

THAT IS LIFE. IT MAKES US TREASURE PEOPLE LIKE JASMINE AND YOURSELF, PEOPLE WHO HELP US ON OUR DHARMA LEARNING JOURNEY EVEN MORE.

THANKS ONCE AGAIN FOR ALL THE CARE AND CONCERN OF OUR WELL-BEING.

CLASS S15G027E WILL DEFINITELY MISS YOU LIKE WE MISS JASMINE. HOWEVER, WE WISH YOU ALL THE BEST IN YOUR FUTURE ENDEAVOURS LIKE WE DID JASMINE. OUR WILL ALWAYS BE PART OF OUR LAMRIM CLASS FAMILY!

MAY THE BUDDHA BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY WITH GOOD HEALTH AND FAVOURABLE CONDITIONS TO LEARN AND PRACTICE DHARMA TILL ENLIGHTENMENT! SEE YOU AT OTHER DHARMA ACTIVITIES!

YOURS TRULY,

CLASS OF S15G027E

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* This is the sixth featured sharing in our launch of a new series: A Practitioner’s Reflection. Tiong Boon is the Monitor of our S15G027E class. He is joined by Sister Serena and Brother Samuel who are our Co-Monitors. The class also has two care co-ordinators who look into the welfare of the students and assist in administrative and logistic matters of the class.

From 2015-2017, we were well-taken care of by care co-ordinators: Jasmine and Angela. In 2018 we continue to have Angela who is joined by Nina as our care co-ordinator. Jasmine currently serves in another volunteer group of BW Monastery. Rejoice!

Starting from 4 June 2018, every Monday morning, we plan to publish a sharing by one of our S15G027E class member.

This series was inspired by our sharing done during our Lamrim Discussion Class when a new student came to join us on 21 May 2018. Often people wonder, what makes people put aside precious time once a week amidst all the busy schedule and commitments to attend the class. Where’s the “magic”, ‘why”, “benefit” or “output”? Let’s hear from the different individuals from all walks of life, sharing their take on this.

In conjunction with 2018 Master’s Remembrance Day, this is also our way to thank our lineage masters for their wisdom and compassion by reflecting on the merits of the teachings and turning the Dharma Wheel by sharing how Dharma has made us a better person.

We hope that more will be inspired to learn the way of the Buddha and practice it in their daily lives.

GRATITUDE TO THE TRIPLE GEMS AND OUR LINEAGE MASTERS!

May sentient beings all be well and happy!

Click here for reflections in the series:

A PRACTITIONER’S REFLECTION #1 @BW MONASTERY S15G027E BY TIONG BOON

A PRACTITIONER’S REFLECTION #2 @BW MONASTERY S15G027E BY YAOHUA

A PRACTITIONER’S REFLECTION #3 @BW MONASTERY S15G027E BY SERENA

A PRACTITIONER’S REFLECTION #4 @BW MONASTERY S15G027E BY AUDREY

A PRACTITIONER’S REFLECTION #5 @BW MONASTERY S15G027E BY KAREN