Want to spend your Saturday in a meaningful way? Join Venerable Faxun in this simple one day programme, created for young Buddhists to slow down and connect with themselves.
Target age group: 20-30 years old
Saturday 25 August 2012
9am – 5pm
The Buddhist Union: 43 Lowland Road, S547444 (directly behind Kovan MRT station, 2m walk)
Fee: $5 including lunch and materials (payment at the door)
Conducted by Venerable Faxun
VENERABLE FAXUN graduated from Singapore’s Ngee Ann Polytechnic in 1989 where she was President of the Buddhist Society. She was ordained in Taiwan in 1992 by Venerable Wu Yin of Luminary of Bhikkhuni Sangha and underwent five years of basic monastic education in the Luminary Buddhist Institute, also in Taiwan.
Upon completion of her monastic training, Venerable Faxun returned to Singapore in 1997 and served in the Sagaramudra Buddhist Society, where she conducted adult’s and children’s Dharma classes in English and Mandarin.
In 2001, Venerable continued to pursue her education by doing a Bachelor of Arts and Education degree at the University of Western Australia, where she majored in linguistics and Asian studies. While in Australia, she also taught meditation at the Sagaramudra branch in Perth, which she helped to manage. In 2009, she completed her Honours Degree with a thesis entitled The “Other” Path: The Bhikkhuni Quest for Liberation. Since then, Venerable has been teaching at various Buddhist centres in Singapore, Malaysia and Western Australia, and contributing articles to Buddhist magazines.
9.00am – 9.30am Registration and Briefing
9.30am – 10.30am Yoga & Meditation
10.30am – 11.30am Food for Mind – Video Clip and Dharma Discussion
11.30am – 12.00pm Lunch
12.00pm – 12.30pm Yogis Work
12.30pm – 1.00pm Walking Meditation
1.00pm – 2.00pm Making of Mala (Chanting Beads) & Prostration
2.00 – 2.30pm Meditation
2.30pm – 2.45pm Walking Meditation
2.45pm – 3.00pm Break
3.00pm – 4.15pm Rethinking Buddhism – What is Humanistic and Engaged Buddhism?
4.15pm – 4.30pm Meditation
4.30pm – 5.00pm Clean Up and Feedback
5.00pm Home Sweet Home