20 June 2021

Happy Father’s Day

Today, we celebrate fathers around the world who uphold their duty to provide, protect and support us.  They lift us up and show us the way to be good, upright and honest citizens of the world.  Let us recollect the love our fathers have afforded us and honour them with our affection and gratitude.  We wish all fathers “Happy Father’s Day”.

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9 May 2021

A tribute to all mothers

Mother’s Day honours all mothers, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. From the day we were born, her love for us is unconditional as she tirelessly protects us and teaches us right from wrong. Our conscience and moral compass develops under her guidance so that we can bring value and have a positive impact to the community. In return, she only wishes that we are well, happy and live a meaningful life.

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18 February 2021

Our duties as children, parents and students

The Buddha says, it is incumbent of the lay follower to duly discharge his obligations toward his parents, teachers, wife and children, friends and companions, servants and work-people and religious teachers.  This is called protecting the six quarters.  Sons and daughters should realise the fact that it was primarily due to parents that they have attained the present state.  They should make it their binding duty to provide them with food, clothes, medicine and all essential comforts and make life easy and comfortable to them so long as they live.

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1 October 2020

Greetings this Mid-Autumn Festival

On the full-moon day of the eighth lunar month which falls on 1 October this year, Chinese people around the world celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节). Families gather for harmonious reunions and enjoy putting up displays of colourful lanterns that mimic the autumn foliage

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7 July 2020

Learning and growing with our children

Being a father or mother is a rewarding life experience which comes with a heavy responsibility towards our children.  When a child is born, we tend to his or her every need and comfort.  As they grow up, we need to mature with them by developing our skills to be their teacher, mentor and supporter.

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21 June 2020

Happy Father’s Day

He carried us on his shoulders and lends his sturdy hand in our times of need.  He cares for our well-being and cautions us sternly if we go down the wrong path.  Bearing his familial duty devotedly, a father is resilient, courageous and compassionate.

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19 June 2020

Plant a tree in honour of fathers

Fathers are our pillars in life; they provide for us, support us, and lend us their strength so that we grow up to be strong and confident.  Their influence shapes us in lasting ways as we learn life’s values through their own actions.  Their protection is just like the shade of a large tree, providing us with comfort and refuge.

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10 May 2020

Mother’s Day message

Many folks celebrate Mother’s Day with food, drinks and giving presents. However, the hype and over-commercialisation of the occasion caused some people to feel that it has lost its true essence. How can Buddhists celebrate Mother’s Day more meaningfully? In this message, Bro.Tan outlines three simple values that can make this occasion far more meaningful. Watch this video to find out. Happy Mother’s Day!

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10 May 2020

Happy Mother’s Day

To mother,
the giver of life,
the centre of my world when I was young,
a provider of nourishment and love,
a courageous shield for my safety,
a vigilant protector during my heedless moments,
a teacher and nurturer, a tireless helper,
a true friend in joy and sorrow,
the light of my heart:

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4 May 2020

Creative videos on mental well-being

The Buddha’s teaching is centred upon understanding suffering and overcoming it.  For this ‘Buddha Day’, Nalanda Dhamma School students came up with a creative “virtual exhibition” using Doodle Art targeted at children and teenagers.  Themed “Happy Mind Happy Life”, the exhibition aims to promote mental well-being, and offer tips on how to develop our minds to a healthier state.

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