Our Pitstop – When Buddha took over my GPS
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!
Arts and Culture Dept
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WE ARE ONE – NATIONAL DAY CUM BW MONASTERY 1 YEAR ANNIVERSARY 双庆周
PART OF THE MID AUTUMN FESTIVAL CELEBRATIONS 参与中秋节SENIORS ANNUAL GRADUATION AND GATHERING 乐龄组结业及联谊
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
 加油站 – 佛陀掌控我的GPS
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!