A journey of Song with the Youth and a CARING Community in the Making
One day, manager Lin Hui Ling spoke to me during my volunteering for BWM Buddhist banners, asking me to join in a poetry recital at the upcoming event to launch the new BWM Care Department. However, it is not my strength and thus, I offered to sing an Insightful Praise instead. To my surprise, Manager Lin readily agreed to my counter proposal.
That started my musical journey representing the BWM Buddhist Banners Team. I have been volunteering in this team with my aunt Choy Leng, helping with the beading of accessories for the banners. All thanks to the ability of the group leaders to discover our potential and deploy us to an area which develops our strength.
In our BWM community, not only do we aspire to discover the beauty and observe the merits of others, we never have to walk alone. I was connected with Brother Choon Tee who is very supportive of having his two children, Zien Xu and Yien Ning, to play the violin and piano for our performance.
As it was the seasons of exams in May for the young musicians, I am grateful that we still managed to have 4 rehearsals prior to our performance. With the musicians’ active involvement in BWM youth band, “THE ODDS”, they juggled both commitments to their best ability while managing school work.
REJOICE TO THEIR COMMITMENT AND RESILIENCE!
The Insightful Praise we performed was “The Purple Gillyflower” composed by Teacher in expression of the LAMRIM – “Relying on the Teacher”.
Written by: Irene Lee
适逢5月是学校考试期间，在备考之余年轻乐手们还是尽量腾出时间出席四次的彩排。除了要兼顾学业，他们也是吉祥宝聚寺 "THE ODDS" 乐团的成员，生活非常充实，可是无论是练习、拍摄宣传照等他们都尽量一一配合，非常随喜他们坚定的发心与勇悍的付出！