Date: 23 Jul – 24 Sep 2016 (10 Saturdays)
Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: The Buddhist Union Dharma Centre
Teacher: Shen Shi’an, M.A. (Buddhist Studies)
Tel: 6281 9776
Address: 43 Lowland Road
Through this famous chapter from the beloved Lotus Sutra on perhaps the most popular Bodhisattva in history, we will explore and relate to the many awe-inspiring and efficacious vows of Guanshiyin (Avalokiteshvara) Bodhisattva, who guides all beings to safety and liberation with her immeasurable skilful means. Beyond living a blessed life through mindfulness of her promise of great compassion, we will learn about how we can emulate her, to likewise open the doors of our hearts to universally embrace all beings with unconditional compassion. Through her perfect example, we will discover the true essence and total expression of boundless compassion.
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.