“Sutta Workshop: Hindrances, Is There a Way?” by Venerable Dr. Dhammapala – Session 1: Nivarana Sutta SN46.40Date: 20th September 2020Time: 10.00 – 11.30am Session 1: Nivarana Sutta SN46.40 Join Session About Bhante Dr. Dhammapala Bhante Dr. Dhammapala was born in Kuching in 1970 and was ordained in 1994 in Kedah under the Chao Khun Phra Raj Thammathara, then Chief Siamese...
[Cancelled] Harmony & Human Conflict: Lessons from the Pali Suttas
All human beings want to live in harmony but yet they are beset with conflict. Conflict exists even during the time of the Buddha, the most famous being the quarrel that divided the monks of Kosambi along with their lay followers into two hostile camps whose mutual animosity was so strong that they even rejected the Buddha’s efforts to intercede. Eventually, the Buddha taught the reluctant monks to develop love and harmony, reminding them of the state of peace that they sought.
In this program, besides the focus on the Kosambiya Sutta, MN 48 and Araṇavibhanga Sutta, MN 139, we will also explore other related suttas in the Pāli Nikāyas where the topic of harmony and disputes are also mentioned. Overall, in all these suttas, the Buddha spoke about how to be more peaceful through cultivating a wholesome character that involves discipline, a measured speech, patience rather than anger, and consideration for others.
Ajahn Brahm’s Visit to BGF 2019This year, we in BGF were very fortunate to have Ajahn Brahm conducting four events before proceeding to Mahindrama Temple Penang to conduct a meditation retreat. His sharing of universal love and compassion in all his events was indeed the hallmark of his presence...
Sutta Workshop on Wise Reflection by Bro Benny Liow
It is not often that a jet-setting vice-president of a global conglomerate descends on BGF to spend the day with its “worldlings” (“uninstructed” or otherwise). When he does, the occasion calls for much bustle for this worldling who would clear her topsy-turvy retiree-calendar to attend the workshop as well as scrounge for first right to report about it here.