14 August 2021

Take a step back to see the steps to happiness

In the next few weeks, we will reflect on Dhamma talks held during the this year's Gimhāna Retreat on ‘Steps to Happiness’.  These talks discuss the manifestations of the mind which obstruct our spiritual progress, and how we can take steps towards removing them.  We hope that this series are useful reminders and contemplations for you.

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9 August 2021

Singapore’s 56th National Day

Today is the Republic of Singapore’s 56th National Day.  The theme for this National Day, “Together, our Singapore Spirit” celebrates the unity and solidarity of all Singaporeans in persevering and rising through today's challenges, just as their founding fathers had in turning the city-state from a third-world back water into a first-world economic powerhouse.

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3 August 2021

Sportsmanship at its height

On 1 August, Qatar’s Mutaz Essa Barshim and Italy’s Gianmarco Tamberi defied the competition by sharing a historic Olympic gold medal for the men’s high jump. We laud Barshim and Tamberi for their impressive display of sportsmanship and amity.  They have shown us that the power of friendship can transcend barriers and allow us to push ourselves towards achieving our true potential as humans.

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31 July 2021

20 million vaccine doses given in Malaysia

On 30 July, we reached a milestone of administering more than 20 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine. As part of the national immunisation programme, vaccination centres are now cumulatively giving more than 500,000 doses a day. This could not be achieved without the dedication and commitment of our front-liners who do not shy away from their critical roles even as the number of new infections climb.

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27 July 2021

Dhamma Day Forum – LIVE Recording

In conjunction with Dhamma Day B.E. 2565, a Dhamma Forum was held LIVE on 25 July. Watch the recording of this live event featuring presentations by Venerable Ayya Sumangalā, Datuk Charlie Chia and Bro. Oh Kim Leng, followed by a ‘Question & Answer’ session.

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24 July 2021

‘Dhamma Day’ Buddhist Era 2565

For seven weeks after the Buddha’s Enlightenment, He contemplated on the Dhamma with His perfectly clear faculty of comprehension.  Then, He travelled for seven days from Bodhgaya to Sarnath, where He preached the First Sermon (the Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta) to the Five Ascetics in Isipitana two full-moons after His Enlightenment.

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23 July 2021

“Let the Games begin!”

After an unprecedented year of delay due to the pandemic, the XXXII Olympiad commences today in Tokyo, Japan. Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 (2020 东京奥运) will be held largely behind closed doors with no public spectators permitted out of precautionary measures.

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21 July 2021

The purpose of life is to live a life of purpose

Psychologists and social scientists report that having and recognising one’s purpose in life enables one to live more meaningfully.  This is because those who have clear goals to attain steer their life decisions with confidence, direction and focus.  This is more so if that goal carries a noble purpose, such as those that revolve around philanthropy, compassion and selflessness. 

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18 July 2021

Dhamma Forum on ‘Living life with purpose’

‘Dhamma Day’ commemorates the preaching of Buddha’s first discourse after His Enlightenment, where He taught His initial disciples the fundamental teachings of ‘Four Noble Truths’.  To commemorate this auspicious occasion, we will host a Dhamma Forum titled ‘Living Life with Purpose’ on Sunday, 25 July at 9.30am.

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17 July 2021

7th Anniversary of MH17

It has been 7 years since Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Eastern Ukraine as it was enroute to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam.  After years of investigations by an international team, four men have been trial since March 2020 in the Netherlands, for their alleged part in downing MH17 and killing all 298 lives on board.

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