SGC – 20180603

Weekly Spiritual Group Cultivation (SGC) on 3 Jun 2018
Four Excellent Thoroughbred Persons in this World

There are people who won’t do anything regardless of what happens, and there are others who will take actions under various conditions.

Which are you?

Come listen to Ven Chuan Guan on what he has to share.

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YouTube Excerpt – 20180531

YouTube Excerpt posted on 31 May 2018
Is it OK to do nothing?

Very often, we link our self worth and value to the amount of things we do. Many of us may feel depressed and useless when we are relieved of our duties.

Ven Chuan Guan shares why it is OK to do “nothing”, and begin our practice together today.

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SGC – 20180527

Weekly Spiritual Group Cultivation (SGC) on 27 May 2018
Vesak – Of Aspirations and Wishes

Many times we had wished for something. On other occasions we might have aspired to something else. How do wishes and aspirations differ?

Do you know what Buddha had aspired for, and how he truly made good of his aspirations?

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Of Free Lunches and Offerings

Just had a counselling session with a mother and daughter.  At the end of the session, the daughter awkwardly offered an angbao to me.  I asked what it was for, and she managed to repeat what her mom had taught her, that it was an offering, a dana.

I told her that she can do dana after she has done the exercises I gave her for a month (offering a cup of water to her parents daily, wash her own plates, doing some house chores at home etc).

Her mom took out hers and offered to me.

This is what I shared with the daughter and her mom (paraphrased somewhat ‘cos we were conversing in Mandarin haha).

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SGC – 20180520

Weekly Spiritual Group Cultivation (SGC) on 20 May 2018
Vesak – The Celebration of Awakening

Buddhists celebrate Vesak Day to remind ourselves of the Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and mahaparinibbana.

Listen to what Ven Chuan Guan has to share on the importance of this day.

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SGC – 20180513

Weekly Spiritual Group Cultivation (SGC) on 13 May 2018
Qualities of a Mother that make one worthy of Mother’s Day celebration

Even if a person were to carry one’s father and mother on his shoulders for a hundred years and offer them treasures, such a person cannot repay their kindness.

Ven Chuan Guan shares from the Pali Canon, how we can repay the kindness of our parents.

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