Date: 18 Feb – 25 Mar 2017 (6 Saturdays)
Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: The Buddhist Union Dharma Centre
Teacher: Shen Shi’an, M.A. (Buddhist Studies)
About the Course
As death is eventual and it can be sudden, it is of utmost importance and urgency to prepare how to handle it – for ourselves, family, friends and even acquaintances. It is during the crucial moments before death that our right efforts can facilitate a smooth and blissful transition to a good rebirth too. Using inspiring real-life examples, indispensable skills will be shared.
Topics To Be Covered:
– How to urge aspiration for Pure Land?
– What are the most skilful pre-death practices?
– How to help the unconscious?
– Should I go for organ donation?
– Should I have an advanced medical directive?
– How to use the Rebirth Blanket & Blessed Sand?
– And much more during Q&A sessions
The Pure Land Passport
– The Three Great Essentials When Approaching Death (For Birth in Pure Land)
An important guidebook, called ‘The Pure Land Passport’, as translated from the 13th Pure Land Patriarch Great Master Yinguang’s ‘Three Great Essentials When Approaching Death (For Birth In Pure Land)’ will be provided and used as a key study text.
About the Teacher
Shen Shi’an 沈时安 [MA (Buddhist Studies)] is an independent Buddhist teacher and writer, who was one of the founding members of the Dharma Propagation Division of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in 1997. Holding an MA in Buddhist Studies, he recently served as a Dharma Trainer and Project Coordinator in its Community Development & Training Department, focusing on research, writing, teaching and answering of media queries. He was the founder of the temple’s Youth Mission (now KMS Youth), a book purchaser for Awareness Place, and the Chief Editor of the Web and Library Department.
• the founder of TheDailyEnlightenment.com, an inspirational e-newsletter with 31,000 readers
• the editor of ‘Be a Lamp Upon Yourself’,
• the author of ‘The Daily Enlightenment’ (Book 1-6) and ‘The Amazing & Amusing Adventures of Sam & Sara: The Zen of All Kinds of Stuff’ (a #1 local Buddhist bestseller).
He also contributes occasionally to magazines such as ‘Nanyang Buddhist’ and ‘For You (Information)’, and writes movie reviews for BuddhistChannel.tv. With teaching experience at Singapore Buddhist Federation, he has also been invited to share the Dharma by more than ten Buddhist centres, tertiary institutions’ Buddhist societies and various schools. He has also represented Buddhist views at governmental events, and was a committee member of the Inter-Religious Organisation. He also co-runs Moonpointer.com, a blog that shares Buddhism via creative writing.