In September 2017, BW Monastery Training and Development Department welcomed 230 senior members of the BW Monastery Evergreen Classes for their first visit to the newly completed monastery in the North! Indeed, I am honoured to see the seniors again this year being invited to attend the Ceremony of their Annual Course Completion! Not one but two classes, namely: Evergreen Class 5 and 6. Mega rejoice to the Cadre team of these two classes!
The seniors of the classes are indeed blessed and are a fortunate group to have the unconditional tender loving care of Master and Teacher’s committed disciples who take time to care for these pioneers. Evergreen Class 5 comes under the leadership of Monitor Lee Hong Boon and Assistant Monitors: Lee Woon Khiat and Tan Kiam Chye. Evergreen Class 6 is led by Monitor Tan Ah Moi, Assistant Monitors: Wee Hai Ngoh and Wong Tian Li. These teams care and concern for the elders touched my heart as they are the virtuous friends of the seniors who journey with them patiently on the infinite path of cultivation for the seniors.
我们的吉祥宝聚寺乐龄组还有一班有着炽热的心的护持团队！ 那就是陈慧莲组长， 柯慧娟副组长和吴细瑛副组长。他们以一颗无私的爱心，视着他人的父母为自己父母一样尊重与慈爱他们。太随喜赞叹了！
The team is incomplete without the main committee members of the BW Monastery Senior Citizen Group. They consist of Group Leader: Chan Wai Lin and Assistant Group Leaders: Kwa Hui Kuan and Goh Suay Im. Rejoice to this compassionate team who cares and is concerned about the seniors like their own parents. Walking the path of the compassionate Buddhas and Bodhisattvas! Such a beautiful connection!
Now, let’s take a look at how blessed our BW Monastery Senior Citizens Evergreen Classes are!
Annual Class Completion Ceremony of Evergreen Class 5 held on 22 July 2018
班长李文明及司仪 Monitor Lee Hong Boon and the emcee of the day
念诵心经 Chanting of the Heart Sutra
念忏悔文 Prayer of Repentance
长青班的班歌 （福建）Evergreen Class Anthem in Hokkien
佛教故事话剧 Dharma stories through lively skits
感恩的分享 Words of OMAK
充满喜悦的义工 Joyful Volunteers
Annual Class Completion Ceremony of Evergreen Class 6 held on 18 August 2018
充满笑容的来结业 Blessed smiles of appreciation
虔诚的忏悔一切不善业 Prayer of Repentance to purify the non-virtuous karma
义工用心讲解如何提起正念 Volunteers assisting Seniors to have the right motivation
必唱的红牌乐龄组的班歌 The Must-Sing Evergreen Class Anthem in Hokkien
义工带领老菩萨们念阿弥陀佛圣号 Volunteers leading the Chanting of Amithaba’s Name
As I chanted Amitabha’s name with the class, I had a vision of huge pure white lotuses blooming in the clear waters of serenity. All was in a harmonious rhythm, faithfully entrusting our hearts to the compassionate Buddha who has aspired to save all who chants his name at their last breath, bringing them to the Western Pureland of bliss and joy! Oh…dear Amitabha…we are grateful to your compassionate great aspiration! With every chant of your name, we pay our deepest homage to the Amitabha Buddha! Spreading our voices of faith and trust to the universe, praying for all sentient beings to be saved and to achieve ultimate happiness and wisdom!
阿公阿嬷们专注的听着陈亚美班长的引导及鼓励 Monitor Tan Ah Moi encouraging the seniors to be diligent in their cultivation and to be appreciative of their children
两位比丘尼法师来关怀。 阿公阿嬷们好欢喜。Two of our Nuns from T.H.E. NUNNERY came to support the seniors on this happy occasion! Our pioneers were delighted!
祖宏法师 Venerable Zuhong
祖广法师 Venerable ZuGuang
阿嬷们观功念恩，感谢班长，干部们及各位义工 OMAK SHARING BY OUR SENIORS IN APPRECIATION OF VOLUNTEERS
大家一起做运动！LET’S MOVE IT！MOVE IT!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOOOOOU!
MAY THE SENIORS, THEIR FAMILY AND THE VOLUNTEERS BE BLESSED BY THE TRIPLE GEM AND BE WELL AND HAPPY!
WE ARE GRATEFUL TO OUR TEACHERS FOR CREATING THIS FANTASTIC ENVIRONMENT OF “TEACHERS-DHARMA-VIRTUOUS COMMUNITY” FOR US SO THAT WE CAN LEARN, PRACTICE AND GROW TOGETHER AS A BUDDHIST FAMILY!
IN BOTH CEREMONIES, I CAME, I FELT, I AM MOVED AND I AM GRATEFUL!
FELT THE POSITIVE ENGERY AND THE COMPASSIONATE LOVE!
MOVED BY THE BEAUTY OF A LEARNING BUDDHIST COMMUNITY!
GRATEFUL TO OUR LINEAGE MASTERS FOR THEIR WISE AND COMPASSIONATE VISION AND MISSION!
A new Seniors’ Lamrim Class is starting! Bring your parents, recommend your friends to bring theirs!
Interested parties can register through the link below:
Citiraya Centre 班长: 陈亚妹
1st and 3rd Sunday of the month
10am – 12noon
ARTS AND CULTURAL ACTIVITIES REGISTRATION
The BW Monastery Arts and Cultural Department has organised many activities, courses and classes for the varied interests of people from all walks of life. JOIN US!
我们需要您！We also are in need of volunteers, without whom, the programmes cannot benefit the participants.
WE WANT YOU! SIGN UP NOW!
VOLUNTEERS REGISTRATION 义工招募（ARTS AND CULTURE ACTIVITIES 文化艺术）
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