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May 24, 2021

Moving Forward with Courage and Hope

As Buddhists, we have an aspiration to be the best version of ourselves, and to one day fulfil our potential for Enlightenment.  Let us explore the Buddha Day B.E. 2565 theme, “Moving Forward with Courage and Hope”, and take stock […]
May 24, 2021

卫塞节的意义

卫塞节的由来 卫塞节(Wesak Day) 也被称为「佛陀日」。「卫塞」是指月圆日的意思。这是一个特别的日子,因为这个节日不只为了纪念一件事。它纪念佛教伟大的导师—释迦牟尼佛诞生、成道以及涅槃,三大圣事的节日。这一天,国内外许多佛教会或佛教团体皆悬挂佛教旗帜,通过佛法开示、诵经、布施、研讨会、佛教文物展览等活动,促进佛教的团结、促使佛教徒行善、修福修慧,并铭记佛陀一生弘法利生的崇高德行。
May 20, 2021

Being alone in times of lockdown

I moved to this city five years ago for work purposes.  Before I was accustomed to the city life, I regularly travelled home every month to visit my parents.  How I missed their company, the familiar sights and food! A […]
May 20, 2021

Losing my son was like losing my life

I was a career woman, happy wife, and mother to 3 beautiful children.  Like many others, I enjoyed holidays, good food, shopping, and spending time with my family, but my life changed 6 years ago.  I was busy as usual […]
May 20, 2021

Fear before our Covid-19 vaccinations

A few friends and I signed up for the voluntary Covid-19 ‘Brand-A’ vaccinations.  Our vaccination slots were only a day apart, so we decided to create a chatgroup to support one another in this process.  Days before the appointment, four […]
May 20, 2021

High-flying and high on shopping

I was living the high-flyer’s life, taking business class flights to Europe and the U.S. several times a year for work.  On these very comfortable trips, I also took time for excursions and more importantly, do lots of shopping!  In […]
May 19, 2021

Courage & strength of character

How did we last respond to being blamed or faulted?  How did we last respond to admonishment from our elders and teachers?  We abhor moments when our ideas and work are “threatened” and we usually respond with aversion and anger […]
May 18, 2021

The joy of relinquishment

“So it is, Ananda.  Even I myself, before my Awakening, when I was still an unawakened Bodhisatta, thought : ‘Renunciation is good. Seclusion is good.’  But my heart didn’t leap up at renunciation, didn’t grow confident, steadfast, or firm, seeing […]
May 17, 2021

Bodhisatta Gotama – The epitome of Courage

“Before my Enlightenment, when I was still an unenlightened Bodhisatta, the thought occurred to me: ‘Household life is crowded and dusty, life gone forth is wide open.  It isn’t easy, while living in a home, to lead the holy life […]