dults in Thekchen Choling (Singapore) engage in a living Dharma practice through the pursuit of devotion, skillfulness, integrity and camaraderie.
We interact in an informal, vibrant, and non-judgmental social setting to deepen our appreciation of Buddhist principles and find expression for these sacred truths in our hectic, ever changing environment.
Through our interactions and mutual support, we bring greater spiritual depth to our lives and in the process bear witness to the power of the Buddha’s teachings.
Singha Thekchen Namdrol Rinpoche’s teachings on every Thurday (English) and Friday (Chinese)
Every Thursday, Singha Rinpoche engages his students in English and he does the same in Mandarin on Fridays. Rinpoche’s teachings are always vibrant and fun. He skillfully translates the Buddha’s teachings, making it relevant to our daily activities and experiences. Come join us and experience the Buddha Dharma made simple and digestable.
Dharma Classes 2018
Eager to learn more on this journey of Dharma practice and deepen our understanding?
We have a series of upcoming dharma classes from July to September to cater for the different needs and learnings.
INTRO MEDITATION CLASS
Want to find inner peace and to calm our minds in this busy and hectic lives that we have?
We invite you to join our meditation class, starting on 4 July 2018, on Wednesday 8pm for 4 lessons, to learn basic meditation techniques.
About the Instructor:
A disciple of Singha Rinpoche since 2005, Keith Cheung was one of the assistant teachers in the Basic Buddhism Class offered by Thekchen Choling in 2009. He was invited by Thekchen Choling Youth Group to coach them in the performance area of singing, dancing and acting in 2012. Since 2014, he has started teaching the Basic Buddhism course yearly in both English and Chinese.
Keith is also a volunteer translator (English / Chinese) during Singha Rinpoche’s teachings. He is also the instructor guiding the temple’s Meditation group practice since 2016.
Intro to Meditation Retreat
at Thekchen Choling Melaka Center
2/8 (Thu, 7pm) to 5/8 (Sun 12pm)
Course Instructor: Keith Cheung
Retreat Fee: $68
TORMA MAKING WORKSHOP
7/7, 14/7, 28/7 & 4/8 (Saturdays) 2pm to 5pm
Conducted by Geshe Tenzin Nyima and Lama Tenzin Phuntsok, both esteemed Tantric masters; this “LEARN HOW TO” class aims to provide participants a hands-on guide and experience on the art of making tormas.
The workshop will be starting on 7 July 2018 (Sat) 2pm to 5pm for 4 lessons. If you are keen to learn about torma making, join this workshop now!
About the Instructors:
Geshe Tenzin Nyima was born in 1971 into a farming family in the region of Kham in Tibet. At the age of fifteen, he joined the Drayab Magon Monastery in Kham. He began his studies immediately and quite unusually studied aspects of tantra and rituals.
In 1995 Geshe-la escaped from Tibet. He then arrived in India and enrolled in Drepung Monastery in Karnataka, South India where he studied the Buddhadharma.
He then went on to Kopan Monastery in Nepal and spent fourteen years there and attained the degree of Geshe in 2005. Geshe-la fulfilled his aim of studying philosophy and the major texts of the Gelug school. He also learnt and practiced various tantras and aspects from both the lower and upper tantric colleges.
In 2011, Geshe-la was appointed to the important position of discipline master for two years at Kopan Monastery. Currently Geshe-la is assisting Singha Thekchen Namdrol Rinpoche in bringing about the flourishing of Buddhadharma and the activities of Thekchen Choling (Singapore).
Born in 1968 in the region of Tsum, Nepal, Lama Tenzin Phuntsok was fascinated by temple monks in robes and he liked the idea of being a monk. At 13, he requested a Kagyu Rinpoche to bring him to Kathmandu, soon after arriving, he was brought to Boudha Stupa where he helped clean the area, mani wheels and used butter lamps etc. The Rinpoche then brought him to Kopan Monastery in 1984. At the same time, he was ordained under a Rinpoche from India.
Lama Phuntsok then met the Late Khensur Rinpoche Lama Lhundrup and immediately spent the next 16 years studying the Buddha Dharma (1984-1990). In 1990, he spent another three years studying under a Kopan Tantric master. In 1995, he went to Hong Kong and Italy to create sand mandalas. He also went to Germany to perform Lama Dance under the tutelage of Geshe Lama Konchog.
He stayed in Taiwan from 1999 to 2016; serving the 3 Taiwan FPMT Centers namely Jinxiu Farlin, Shakyamuni Center & Heruka center); helping the resident Rinpoche by teaching the Tibetan Language & mudras etc. He also completed 3 retreats during his stay in Taiwan.
In March 2016 he was in Thekchen Choling (Malaysia) at Kota Tinggi to help fill the giant Thousand-Armed Chenrezig. Since then, Lama Tenzin Phuntsok has been with us in Thekchen Choling (Singapore).
FIRST STEPS – A BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO AWAKENING
8/7 (Sun) 2pm – 5pm
Lim Sin Jin will be the first coach-facilitator for the Dharma series “First Steps – A Beginner’s Guide to Awakening.” This new short program is specially curated by Thekchen Choling (Singapore) to equip those who are starting their journey towards their Enlightenment. The free format session provides new practitioners with foundational knowledge (e.g., the role of the teacher in Buddhist practice etc.) and practical instructions (e.g., how to execute a mandala offering mudra etc.). It encourages participants to ask their most pressing questions about their practice and provides a space for them to receive support from each other and from those who had “been there, done that.
About the Instructor:
Sin Jin got his first taste of the Dharma relatively late in life at 29; since then he had cultivated his Dharma practice under guidance of his root guru Singha Rinpoche. Over the last 17 years, Sin Jin wore many different hats; he had served as Rinpoche’s personal attendant, translator and liaison office. He led Thekchen Choling (Singapore) as its President, spearheaded its inaugural fundraising endeavour, advised on its developmental roadmap and mentored its youth wing. Those who know him found his Dharma experience and exposition to be refreshingly down to earth yet unmistakably uplifting.
HOW TO DO DAILY PRAYERS
Date: 1/8 (Wed) 8pm to 10pm
Course Instructor: Venerable Losang Dechen
TIBETAN ALTAR SETUP & WATERBOWL OFFERING
Date: 5/8 (Wed) 8pm – 10pm
Course Instructor: Richard pang
Offering Fee: $10 for Dharma Propagation Fund.
Register at our frontdesk counter now.
New to Buddhism? Want to know more about Buddhism, about Thekchen Choling and how to start practising Dharma?
Don’t hesitate, join us in this Orientation program.
We welcome you to be a part of this big Dharma Family.
Date: 25 Mar 2018 (Sun)
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Venue: Thekchen Choling Main Hall
Call us at 64663720 to register with us.