Monday, March 22, 2010

Dharma Circle

The main weekly activity for NUSBS falls on Friday nights with Soe Lin Myat, the Dharma Director as the organiser. Every week, a different speaker is invited to talk on various topics that spark interest and life into the 2554 year old Dharma. Amongst the speakers are lay alumni, Venerable monks like Ven. Bodhi, Ven. Cittara, Ven. Dhammika, Ven. Dharmarattana, and Ven. Chun Nian, even students like our former president, Jacinta and yours humbly. There are movie screenings, talks, presentations followed by discussions. One time, we even went out of campus to Cheng Beng Buddhist Society to listen to Ven. Hui Men!

Dharma Circle is the event where the most social exchange happens, especially after the event ends, you’ll see almost everyone staying back and chatter, introducing and welcoming new members, old friends catching up, the management committee having discussions on future events, all these while eating some snacks!

The most important thing that all of us bring back is the straightening of our right views, which is the first and most important step in the Noble 8 fold path. Thus we are propelled towards enlightment. May all the efforts by the Dharma subcom and Management committee that organize every Dharma Circle contribute to the spiritual well being of all who attend. Sadhu! Sadhu! Sadhu!

By Ng Xin Zhao, Deputy Dharma Director of NUSBS

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