Date: 30 July 2016 (Saturday)
Time: 8:30am to 8:00pm
Venue: The Buddhist Union Dharma Centre
43 Lowland Road S547444 (Near Kovan MRT)
Come and join us on this 8 Precepts* Retreat. The Retreat will focus on Meditation and the Heart Sutra.
The Heart Sutra is one of the common Sutra recited in temples and monasteries worldwide. While being the shortest, at 260 characters, it expounds deep and profound teaching of Emptiness as taught by the Buddha.
*Those who are not taking the Eight Precepts and require Dinner, please inform the Organiser.
Venerable Chuan Guan was ordained under Master Miu King (Master Miao Jing 妙境長老) in 2002 (higher ordination in 2003) and began his monastic training in Fa Yun Monastery (New Mexico, United States). He learned the sutras and practised meditation under the Mahayana Buddhist tradition while studying the Theravadin Pali Canon.
2006 onwards, he continued his training under Ven. Kwang Sheng in Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (KMSPKS). July 2009 to June 2013, he served in the Buddhist Library as a resident monk. July 2013 onwards, he is a resident monk in KMSPKS. His focus is on Dharma learning, meditation and provides counseling and spiritual services.
Online, he reaches out to the Buddhist community via his blog at www.buddhavacana.net, facebook, twitter, and through apps on Apple and Android mobile devices. He received his degree in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and worked in the IT industry prior to monkhood.