Finding peace in
modern campus life

NUS Buddhist Society

Life may not necessarily be easy, and things may not always go our way. Some point in time, we might be lonely and in NUS Buddhist Society, you will be able to find company

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Redefine Yourself
2020 Oct 30, Fri, 7pm
You’re a Buddhist. And why?
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Weekly Mindfulness Meditation
2020 Oct 28, Wed, 7pm
Welcome to Weekly Mindfulness Meditation!
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2020 Oct 23, Fri, 7pm
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Weekly Mindfulness Meditation
2020 Oct 21, Wed, 7pm
Welcome to Weekly Mindfulness Meditation!
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Karma - What Is It?
2020 Oct 16, Fri, 7pm
Being Buddhist, you may think you know karma better than the next person but do you really though?
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Weekly Mindfulness Meditation
2020 Oct 14, Wed, 7pm
Welcome to Weekly Mindfulness Meditation!
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The Team
our handsome and beautiful faces
Saikang Chief
Ong Shu Peng

Some mornings, I wake up and ask myself, “where am I, and what am I doing here?" A long time ago, I would have been confused and felt a little lost, almost as though on the edge of an existential crisis.

But one morning, I woke up on the right side of the bed, and I told myself, “I am in bed, and I am going to have breakfast next”. May your day start as purposefully as mine.

Secretary
Timothy Wong
I’m the Honarary General Secretary, or Hon. Gen. Sec., or even shorter, HGS. I can’t really summarize what I do because the range of roles I have a hand in is quite wide. Anyways, I really like birds and romantic comedy manga. I would prefer if you call me ‘Moth’ or something else cause’ honestly there are way too many Timothys!
Treasurer
Wong Shen Kai
The tales of buddha and the buddhist teachings have always fascinated me. It has been a great joy coming here and getting to know this bunch of wonderful and fun-loving people. Currently on a journey to work on mindfulness and discover the beauty, virtues and happiness in the dharma. My hope is that one day all beings can achieve true enlightenment.
Dharma Director
Kuo on Chit
The teachings of Wisdom and Compassion are integral in Buddhism. For all that you do, may these two pillars provide you guidance and support. Similarly, come to NUSBS, where you’ll get to learn Buddhism, amidst wonderful companionship!
External Liaison
Lin Yung Chao
This person is very lazy and yet to leave his description
Publication Subcomm
Ong Xin Min
Hii~ I am just a small fry, it’s alright to not know me :) As you are reading this, wish that you are well and may you stay strong to face any challenges in your life. No matter what you face, it will pass. See the bright side of life, be well and happy:) Cheers!
Publication Subcomm
Juliet Pun
“What doesn’t challenge you doesn’t change you” Don’t need to fear challenges, although it is tough at times, just take it slow according to your pace, you will get there eventually 😊
Auditor
Tan Di Xian
Hi, I’m Di Xian. I am a Year 3 economics major and it has been 2 years since I joined NUSBS. I have thoroughly enjoyed learning the dhamma and making numerous Kalyāṇa-mittatā within and outside of NUS. I hope that NUSBS continues to remain as a safe haven for students to learn and explore the dhamma for many years to come. Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu.
Advisors
to whom we turn to for advice
Spiritual Advisor
Bhante Dhammaratana

Born in Sri Lanka, Bhante received his ordination at 13. In 1973, he left for Dhammaduta activities in Singapore at the invitation of Ven. M. Mahavihara. In 2003, he obtained his Master of Philosophy Degree from Kelaniya University, Sri Lanka.

Bhante is currently the present chief incumbent of Bellanwila Rajamaha, a well-established Buddhist template located close to Colombo in Sri Lanka.

Spiritual Advisor
Venerable Chun Hui

Venerable Chun Hui graduated with a BA degree in Arts and Social Science in NUS 1933. She was a school teacher for 3 years before taking up robes in 1997. After ordination in Taiwan, she when to Sri Lanka in 1998 to further her Buddhist studies.

Venerable is a resident nun at Pao Kwan Foh Tang and presently conducts English Buddhism course at Phor Kark See Monastry and Hua Giam Si.

Spiritual Advisor
Bhante Cittara

Born in 1969, Myanmar, Benerable Cittara became a novice at 15 and was ordained at the age of 20. Venerable took a Religous Examination at 24 then underwent 3 years of practice in the forest.

3 years ago, Venerable came to Singapore and currently resides in Mangala Vihara Buddhist Temple, and practises the Mahasi meditation technique under the Mahasi Meditation Center.

Spiritual Advisor
Venerable Gyurme

Venerable Gyurme received monastic ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1999, shortly after graduating from NUS with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He receives training in FPMT Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program in Dharamasala, India.

Since 2005, Venerable serves as Amitabha Buddhist Centre’s Spiritual Programme Coordinator and Tibetan language interpreter, also teaching introductory and basic Buddhist courses at the centre.

Born in Sri Lanka, Bhante received his ordination at 13. In 1973, he left for Dhammaduta activities in Singapore at the invitation of Ven. M. Mahavihara. In 2003, he obtained his Master of Philosophy Degree from Kelaniya University, Sri Lanka.

Bhante is currently the present chief incumbent of Bellanwila Rajamaha, a well-established Buddhist template located close to Colombo in Sri Lanka.

Venerable Chun Hui graduated with a BA degree in Arts and Social Science in NUS 1933. She was a school teacher for 3 years before taking up robes in 1997. After ordination in Taiwan, she when to Sri Lanka in 1998 to further her Buddhist studies.

Venerable is a resident nun at Pao Kwan Foh Tang and presently conducts English Buddhism course at Phor Kark See Monastry and Hua Giam Si.

Born in 1969, Myanmar, Benerable Cittara became a novice at 15 and was ordained at the age of 20. Venerable took a Religous Examination at 24 then underwent 3 years of practice in the forest.

3 years ago, Venerable came to Singapore and currently resides in Mangala Vihara Buddhist Temple, and practises the Mahasi meditation technique under the Mahasi Meditation Center.

Venerable Gyurme received monastic ordination from His Holiness the Dalai Lama in 1999, shortly after graduating from NUS with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He receives training in FPMT Lotsawa Rinchen Zangpo Translator Program in Dharamasala, India.

Since 2005, Venerable serves as Amitabha Buddhist Centre’s Spiritual Programme Coordinator and Tibetan language interpreter, also teaching introductory and basic Buddhist courses at the centre.

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