Date: 31 Mar 2019 (Sun)
Time: 10.00am – 6.15pm
Venue: The Buddhist Library, Level 2 Auditorium
Conducting Venerable: Bhante Dhammaratana & Ven. Seck Wan Chin
Fees: $30 (per pax for max of 3 deceased names 每份$30限三名已故者)
|10.00am to 10.30am||Puja and Pali Chanting 巴 利 文 诵 经|
|10.30am to 11.30am||Dhamma Talk by Bhante Dhammaratana
达 摩 拉 哒 那 法 师 开 示
|11.30am to 12.00pm||Offering to the Mahasangha 供 僧|
|12.00pm to 1.00pm||Vegetarian Lunch 素 食 午 餐 招 待|
|1.00pm to 2.15pm||The Sutta of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha’s Fundamental Vows I
|2.30pm to 3.45pm||The Sutta of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha’s Fundamental Vows II
|4.00pm to 5.15pm||The Sutta of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha’s Fundamental Vows III
|5.45pm to 6.15pm|| Puja and Pali Chanting and Transfer of Merits
巴 利 文 诵 经 与 功 德 回 向
About Bhante Dhammaratana
Venerable Bellanwila Dhammaratana, or more affectionately addressed as Bhante, is the founding and pivotal figure of the Buddhist Library (BL). He gave up a ready-made life of an abbot in the well-established Bellanwila Temple located near Colombo in Sri Lanka, to pursue his vision of creating in Singapore ‘a door to learning’ for the benefit of humanity.
In 1981, Bhante founded the Buddhist Research Society (BRS) and established the first dedicated Buddhist book service in Singapore. In 2004, Bhante was appointed the Chief Sangha Nayaka of Singapore by Kotte Sri Kalyani Samagri Dhama Maha Sangha Sabha.
Bhante was born in Sri Lanka and received his Buddhist ordination at the age of 13. In 1973, Bhante left Sri Lanka for Dhammaduta activities (i.e. to make available the Buddha’s teachings) in Singapore at the invitation of Venerable M. Mahavihara. He is the senior pupil of the late Venerable Bellanwila Sri Somaratana Nayaka Thera. He, a student of Vidyalankara Pirivena, is a graduate of Vidyalankara University.
After graduation, Bhante served as the Deputy Principal and Principal at two prestigious seats of learning, Sunethradevi Pirivena and Paramadhamma Chetiya Pirivena, respectively. In 2003, Bhante obtained his Master of Philosophy Degree from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. In 1999, Bhante founded a meditation retreat centre, the Paramita Meditation Centre, located at Kadugannawa, Sri Lanka, with the assistance of Buddhist devotees from Singapore. Bhante is concurrently the present chief incumbent of Bellanwila Rajamaha, a well-established Buddhist temple located close to Colombo in Sri Lanka.
About Venerable Seck Wan Chin (释远青)
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