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[2] Our Pitstop – When Buddha took over my GPS

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Sent on 18.10.18 to our Arts and Culture Department Group Chat to boost everyone’s morale:

Presented the various activities Arts and Culture Dept organised by the 9 sub-groups under our wing on 17/10/18 during the Department Heads quarterly meeting.

An awesome report of vibrant Dharma propagation through Arts and Culture! Rejoice the united virtuous efforts of everyone to benefit all sentient beings and build our buddhist community via the various arts and cultural activities for the young, the working and the elderly age groups! Spectacular!

This morning, I shared with Venerable Bensi that I am so sorry for not being able to react quickly to the multi-facet demands of organising a big and diverse group like our department. I lack relevant experience and manpower, thus can’t fight the fires at an efficient pace!

Our department is grateful to the various Departmental Heads and Event Organisers for inviting us to be part of the Monastery’s various events. Ranging from National Day cum Monastery’s Anniversary Celebrations to Mid Autumn Festival and Master Remembrance Day.

In fact, it was our continuous supplication to be able to propagate Dharma and benefit more people through our activities.

November was even more exciting with our 2018 Joyous Rhapsody and inaugural Auspicious Music Masterclasses with our invited guest, renowned violinist and conductor, Mr Wang Zi Cheng from Taiwan.

Gratitude towards our lineage masters and Buddhas for granting so many opportunities to us to practice as Buddhist practitioners.

During this era of the degenerate times, we must treasure and give our best to every single opportunity that we are given to accumulate merits for our pathway to Buddhahood.

Shared previously by our Abbot Jing Yuan in his Facebook post to encourage those who are volunteering:

If one is physically tired, take a break!

If one is emotionally tired, listen to Master’s discourse.

I have personally tried it. I was amazed and empowered!
Grateful to our Abbot for the good advice.

Indeed, there were times where body, heart and mind are tired or even burnt out. Buddha’s teachings are brilliant!

I have to OMAK (Observe Merits Appreciate Kindness) all of the leaders from our 9 Arts and Culture sub-groups for their invaluable contributions and allowing me to act as their bridge, connecting them to the Monastery’s Management Committee and Sangha.

The 3-month report was a dazzling recount of our Arts and Culture family showcasing our accumulated skills and built capacity to courageously play a part in aspiring and contributing to Dharma propagation through our forte.

The performance or end product/event may not be perfect but our motivation to propagate Dharma and benefit sentient beings is perfect and pure.

As our Abbot also once shared, when we play our part in Dharma propagation with the purest of motivation, the heavenly beings will be moved to tears by our virtuous deeds and contributions!

REJOICE TO ALL YOUR HEARTWORK! As the Chinese saying goes:
3 minutes on stage takes 10 years of practice and mastery!

Rejoice to everyone in the Arts and Culture Department!

Together, let us work towards our upcoming mission of 2018 Joyous Rhapsody – 《HOPE》and inaugural Auspicious Music Masterclasses!
GAMBATTE!

With Metta,
IRENE
Arts and Culture Dept

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INTRODUCING OUR NEW ARTS AND CULTURE DEPARTMENT AND OUR VARIOUS ACTIVITIES 介绍新成立的文化艺术处及旗下各组活动20181127_0720361992578054751790813.jpgWE ARE ONE – NATIONAL DAY CUM BW MONASTERY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY 双庆周 20181127_0722312691643167430404702.jpg20181127_0723044786835768956108031.jpg

PART OF THE MID AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS 参与中秋节20181127_0721175493398328705842015.jpgSENIORS ANNUAL GRADUATION AND GATHERING 乐龄组结业及联谊

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MASTER REMEMBRANCE DAY PERFORMANCE PANELISTS 参与忆师恩观摩会评审建议团

We all need to recharge at some point in our lives. Grateful to have our wise Master, our Abbot and compassionate virtuous friends for being eveready PITSTOPS to recharge and re-gear us!

TO BE CONTINUED… SEE YOU TOMORROW

[2] 加油站 – 佛陀掌控我的GPS

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18/10/18
在文化艺术处的群组留言加油

昨晚在部门主管会议分享了文化艺术处从7-9月的弘法利生活动。感触良多。随喜赞叹大家为建教利生,一起共造的善业。

今早,我和本思法师分享:

末学惭愧,很多方面考量还是不过细心,对境的速度还是跑得不够快。

文化艺术处承蒙吉祥寺法师与部门主管们的热烈希求,文化艺术处每个月为寺院提供不同节目摄受众生。的确这也是我们一直祈求的。

八月双庆,九月中秋,十月忆师恩10场赞颂表演的回馈团,11月的吉祥悦与王子承老师的音乐会, 4堂由王子承老师主讲的音乐深造课。

感恩师父老师,佛菩萨一直给我们机会学习练心。

真的在末法时期,累积资粮的机会我们尽量珍惜与卖力!

有时真的累,但如净远和尚曾经在脸书有分享过:

人累了,就休息一下;心累了,听听师父的广论开示。

我也在尝试学习着。。。感恩和尚。

有时,两方面的确都会累。

随喜文化艺术处组别的组长,干部和组员们的付出。让我这桥梁,穿线的,英雄有用武之地。

3个月的报告,璀璨夺目的是文化艺术处的大家,耕耘累积的多年的”功夫”。。。现在,时间成熟,大家一起勇悍发心,勇悍承担,勇悍行持,而显现出来的缤纷面貌。呈现的结果不要求完美,但大家弘法利生的心是完美的。如和尚说过: 善业已造。当我们为佛法出一份力,天人们看到也会感动到流泪的。

随喜大家弘法的用心。真的台上三分钟,台下十年功!

随喜赞叹文化艺术处各干部们与所有学员们!

我们一同向2018年11月的吉祥音乐深造课和吉祥悦 《希望》,共造盛举! 加油!

末学,宗矜IRENE合十

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在每天的忙忙碌碌中,每个人都需要自己的加油站。谁能帮你加油呢?

是佛菩萨? 是三宝?

师父,老师?

是和尚,僧众吗?

或家人朋友,善知识,善友?

非常感恩,都有!

未完,明天待續。。。

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