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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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Managing Your Anger With Buddhism
2021 Aug 31, Tue, 7pm
31st August, 7-9pm, YIH Tokyo Paris Room
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Koru Mindfulness Program
2021 Aug 16, Mon, 7pm
We had an IG poll asking you what you wanted to learn more about in the upcoming semester, and WE HEAR YOUšŸ˜Š! Join us in a 4-week long mindfulness program conducted by Brother Pee Eng, whom we have worked closely with šŸ™Œ
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Life: Eat, Sleep, Repeat?
2021 Apr 15, Thu, 1am
16 April 2021, 7-9pm at YIH TR4
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Hangout Session!
2021 Apr 8, Thu, 2pm
Hangout session @ YIH Wooden Foyer 8 April 2021, 7 - 9 pm
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Buddhism in a Nutshell!
2021 Apr 1, Thu, 3pm
Buddhism in a nutshell 1 April 2021, 7 pm-9 pm at NUS YIH Paris Room
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Kindness Challenge: Smile at Someone Today!
2021 Mar 25, Thu, 6pm
Kindness Challenge: Smile at someone today! 15 March 2021 , 7.00pm - 9.00pm NUS YIH Paris Room
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The Team
our handsome and beautiful faces
General Secretary
Chong Yi Min
Dhamma Director
Tan Pei Qi
President
Chan Zhen Ying
External Liaison/Marketing Director
Moo Yee Sin
Treasurer
Miranda Yap Kexin
Fellowship/Marketing Director
Lai WanQI
Advisors
to whom we turn to for advice
Spiritual Advisor
Bhante K. Rathanasara

Venerable K. Rathanasara was born in the village of Kanugolle, near the small town of Bibile, in South Eastern Sri Lanka. He was ordained as a novice monk in 1984 at the age of twelve. After fourteen years of monastic training, he received his higher ordination (Upasampadā) in 1998 at the Malwatu Mahā Vihāraya in Kandy, Sri Lanka. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Special) degree in Mass Communication, a Postgraduate Diploma in Fundamental Buddhist Studies, and a Master of Arts degree in Buddhist Studies, from the University of Kelaniya.

Venerable K. Rathanasara joined the famous Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple in Singapore as Resident Monk in 2001. After sixteen fruitful years at the temple, in 2018, he heralded a new beginning in his lifelong monastic career by dedicating full time to teaching the Dhamma at the Dhammakami Buddhist Society in Singapore, where he is the Founder and Spiritual Advisor.

An eloquent speaker, Venerable K. Rathanasara is a well-respected and frequently sought-after Dhamma teacher. His Dhamma talks, Sutta classes, religious functions and retreats consistently witness a growing interest among the attendees. An author of many well-received Dhamma books, Venerable K. Rathanasara also delightfully takes on the Spiritual Patron role in many Buddhist organisations.

Spiritual Advisor
Venerable Shi Chun Nian

Venerable Shi Chun Nian is from Bao Guang Fo Tang Temple, a Buddhist Nunnery at Thomson. Previously a Malaysian, she came to do her tertiary education in Singapore and graduated from NUS in 1995 with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons). She took up the robes in Singapore in 1999 and was ordained under the tutelage of Venerable Sek Te Yuan, at the age of 27.

After her ordination, Venerable studied at the International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University in Myanmar from 2000 to 2004 and obtained a BA in Buddhist Studies. She was exposed to a balanced system of training, comprising both theory and practice.

Since her return to Singapore, Venerable has been conducting English Dhamma lessons and meditation classes. Currently she conducts regular Dharma Courses at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery and meditations classes at Bao Guang Fo Tang Temple.

Spiritual Advisor
Khen Rinpoche Geshe Thubten Chonyi

Khen Rinpoche Geshe Thubten Chonyi has been the Resident Teacher of Amitabha Buddhist Centre since 1999, serving as spiritual guide and teacher of all aspects of Buddhist philosophy to hundreds of students.

In July 2011, Khen Rinpoche was also appointed the abbot of Kopan Monastery and Nunnery in Nepal.

Khen Rinpoche was born in the Solu Khombu region of Nepal in 1962. He joined Kopan Monastery when he was 12, and was ordained by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. At the age of 17, Khen Rinpoche entered Sera Je Monastery in south India where he advanced his studies on the great treatises of Buddhist philosophy. After 18 years of intensive study, Khen Rinpoche graduated as Geshe Lharampa, the highest Tibetan Buddhist doctorate conferred in the Gelug monastic tradition.

Khen Rinpoche then spent a year at Gyudmed Tantric College in south India where he furthered his studies on Buddhist tantra. Again, Khen Rinpoche excelled in his studies there and was awarded first position in his class. In the history of the Gelugpas, to achieve a double first, both in the study of sutra and tantra, is uncommon.

At Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Khen Rinpoche teaches and mentors a variety of education programmes, notably the FPMT Basic Program. With patience, skill and wisdom, Khen Rinpoche guided the first cohort of Basic Program students from August 2003 to their graduation in October 2010, and presently teaches the 2nd Basic Program which started in June 2011. Khen Rinpoche also teaches a weekly Sunday lam-rim class that caters to Mandarin speakers and a monthly Dharma for Seniors class for the benefit of the elderly. Besides these on-going courses, Khen Rinpoche has led the students in annual group retreats at Kopan Monastery.

Khen Rinpoche is greatly appreciated by his students for his depth of analysis of profound philosophical topics, and for his gentle good humour.

Venerable K. Rathanasara was born in the village of Kanugolle, near the small town of Bibile, in South Eastern Sri Lanka. He was ordained as a novice monk in 1984 at the age of twelve. After fourteen years of monastic training, he received his higher ordination (Upasampadā) in 1998 at the Malwatu Mahā Vihāraya in Kandy, Sri Lanka. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Special) degree in Mass Communication, a Postgraduate Diploma in Fundamental Buddhist Studies, and a Master of Arts degree in Buddhist Studies, from the University of Kelaniya.

Venerable K. Rathanasara joined the famous Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple in Singapore as Resident Monk in 2001. After sixteen fruitful years at the temple, in 2018, he heralded a new beginning in his lifelong monastic career by dedicating full time to teaching the Dhamma at the Dhammakami Buddhist Society in Singapore, where he is the Founder and Spiritual Advisor.

An eloquent speaker, Venerable K. Rathanasara is a well-respected and frequently sought-after Dhamma teacher. His Dhamma talks, Sutta classes, religious functions and retreats consistently witness a growing interest among the attendees. An author of many well-received Dhamma books, Venerable K. Rathanasara also delightfully takes on the Spiritual Patron role in many Buddhist organisations.

Venerable Shi Chun Nian is from Bao Guang Fo Tang Temple, a Buddhist Nunnery at Thomson. Previously a Malaysian, she came to do her tertiary education in Singapore and graduated from NUS in 1995 with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons). She took up the robes in Singapore in 1999 and was ordained under the tutelage of Venerable Sek Te Yuan, at the age of 27.

After her ordination, Venerable studied at the International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University in Myanmar from 2000 to 2004 and obtained a BA in Buddhist Studies. She was exposed to a balanced system of training, comprising both theory and practice.

Since her return to Singapore, Venerable has been conducting English Dhamma lessons and meditation classes. Currently she conducts regular Dharma Courses at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery and meditations classes at Bao Guang Fo Tang Temple.

Khen Rinpoche Geshe Thubten Chonyi has been the Resident Teacher of Amitabha Buddhist Centre since 1999, serving as spiritual guide and teacher of all aspects of Buddhist philosophy to hundreds of students.

In July 2011, Khen Rinpoche was also appointed the abbot of Kopan Monastery and Nunnery in Nepal.

Khen Rinpoche was born in the Solu Khombu region of Nepal in 1962. He joined Kopan Monastery when he was 12, and was ordained by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. At the age of 17, Khen Rinpoche entered Sera Je Monastery in south India where he advanced his studies on the great treatises of Buddhist philosophy. After 18 years of intensive study, Khen Rinpoche graduated as Geshe Lharampa, the highest Tibetan Buddhist doctorate conferred in the Gelug monastic tradition.

Khen Rinpoche then spent a year at Gyudmed Tantric College in south India where he furthered his studies on Buddhist tantra. Again, Khen Rinpoche excelled in his studies there and was awarded first position in his class. In the history of the Gelugpas, to achieve a double first, both in the study of sutra and tantra, is uncommon.

At Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Khen Rinpoche teaches and mentors a variety of education programmes, notably the FPMT Basic Program. With patience, skill and wisdom, Khen Rinpoche guided the first cohort of Basic Program students from August 2003 to their graduation in October 2010, and presently teaches the 2nd Basic Program which started in June 2011. Khen Rinpoche also teaches a weekly Sunday lam-rim class that caters to Mandarin speakers and a monthly Dharma for Seniors class for the benefit of the elderly. Besides these on-going courses, Khen Rinpoche has led the students in annual group retreats at Kopan Monastery.

Khen Rinpoche is greatly appreciated by his students for his depth of analysis of profound philosophical topics, and for his gentle good humour.

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