I always have the perspective that "Now" is the best gift ever, and Spencer Johnson made it more obvious. For instance, Spencer wrote something about "being in the present, pay attention to what is important now, enjoy the moment" which was reflected on the young boy in his story. He realized that his work was getting easier bit by bit by just focusing on the task at the moment.
When we speak of spirituality, people often relate it to religion. However, spirituality is more than that; it is a whole manner of living often to reduce one’s dependence on materialism, so as to gain ultimate happiness. Buddhism is not about mere beliefs or blind faith, but is often touted as a way of life. It emphasizes the gradual, incremental practice of generosity, morality, and mental cultivation, whereby the practitioner overcomes ignorance by wisdom.
Bro. Ananda Fong, Director of Pustaka Nalanda, presenting a souvenir to Angie Chew Monksfield, current President of Buddhist Fellowship. May the Buddha's teachings continue to guide our Dhamma outreach everywhere.
In addition to the story-telling workshop series, Mr. Vijaya Samarawickrama also imparted his knowledge and skill of the precious Asian theatre widely known as wayang kulit. In this first session of the wayang kulit learning workshop held on 12 January, participants were taught the knowledge of ancient wayang kulit techniques as well as the skills of producing a puppet befitting a wayang kulit performance.