Every Monday evening, we come together to learn Buddha’s teachings in our Lamrim class. Our class is a two and half years old and we have participated in many events as a family! Just to name a few, these include: MRD (Master’s Remembrance Day) cum MRD Project in 2017, an action song dance performance for Man Fut Tong Nursing Home at a non-religious based charity event in 2018, birthday celebrations and class anniversary dinners.

MRD (Master’s Remembrance Day) cum MRD Project in 2017

Joining a Non-religious Based Charity Event at Man Fut Tong Nursing Home in 2018

Birthday Celebrations between 2015-2018

Class Anniversary Dinners 2016 and 2017

I appreciate each and every of my classmates for sharing their perspectives in class. These have helped me to better understand the teachings. Our monitor, Lim Tiong Boon has always been very encouraging when we share our virtuous acts. In addition, he has the ability to put across the salient points of the teachings after our discussions. He usually gives us relevant analogies to help us have a clearer understanding of the concepts.

Co-monitor, Serena Lee is also very passionate when she leads the class and through her family (her husband who attends our class and her children who have on several occasions joined our class), we could seen how the teachings could be applied in one’s family life.

Co-monitor, Samuel Ng provides the lighter moments in the Lamrim discussions and can always be counted on to inject some colloquial fun for helpful relatable analogies.

As I attend each Lamrim lesson, I take encouragement each time from my fellow classmates who share their learning on their Bodhi path. I am greatly inspired by their virtuous acts and build more resolve to live my life in the way that would please the Buddha.

May our class build a stronger bond with the Triple Gem and be there for each other in this life and for the infinite lives ahead till each and every one of us attain Buddhahood!

Penned by Sock Choo

S15G027E

* This is the eighth 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

A PRACTITIONER’S REFLECTION #6 @BW MONASTERY S15G027E BY ANGELA

A PRACTITIONER’S REFLECTION #7 @BW MONASTERY S15G027E BY POH JEE