High Tea 结邻里

东区/东北区域含盖五大关怀的邻里关怀启动了!

6月18号星期天下午,天空下着霏雨。心想参加者会否被气候的变化而不出席?然而接近两点时分,同学陆续的出现,接受吉祥星团队热情的款待。当天总出席人数超过120位,喜庆的气氛充澈了三楼佛堂呢!

道慈法师为大家做了开示及策励大家关怀的重要性及如何把关怀落实在我们身边,让在座同学深深地感受法师散发出来的慈悲情怀!

两位经理林惠玲及林猷民即时表演一场相声,带出很幽默搞笑的效果。接着精彩的活动开始了!

东区邻里关怀两位负责人,杨茜湘、陈慧莲及东区干部们,带领大家一起 动一动、跳一跳 “小苹果健身操”。一轮下来大家气喘吁吁,看来实需多运动诶!

东北地区负责人卓玉珠,为大家准备了“结邻里、找知己”- Bingo 的游戏。另外二位陈佩芬、陈燕琼也在一旁协助。透过如此既趣味又有意义的游戏,学员们开始熟络、亲切地就结成邻里关系了!

一番动态活动该是HighTea时刻了!感谢吉祥食全食美的组员准备了精致糕点:有机菜脯炒米粉、黑糖小发糕、甜品等!

由于每个人都会面对人生重要的课题---面对生死,所以大会特别邀请黄义哲讲师为大家带来「临终前后的关怀」。
讲师分享他多年来帮助一位临终者走完他人生最后的一程经验。让在场的听众份外珍惜讲师的心路历程。

最刺激有趣的环节-辩论!
辩论什么?我们需要五大关怀吗?大会把在场的学员们分成需要与不需要正反两方。经过一场激烈和趣味极高的辩论后,裁判现任执行长胡庆和先生,语重心长的提醒大家要学习真正的关怀方式。而不是以自己的一套去关怀他人,因为这样反而会带给别人的痛苦和麻烦!无可否认,透过这样的辩论方式,邻里关怀概念已成功的传递到每一位学员心中了!

至诚感谢住持净远法师的远见与慈悲。法师很重视也很希望能够将佛陀的教法从社区邻里关怀推展开去,饶益更多的有情!这是身为佛弟子的责任与使命呀!

至诚恳切的呼吁您加入我们【关怀团队】吧! 和我们一起努力建造一个更美好的世界!

High Tea Neighborly Get Together –The 5 Pillars of Care in the east/north-east zones have started!

On Sunday 18th June 2017, the sky was raining. It was wondered whether it would affect the participants' attendance. However, nearing 2pm, students started streaming in to a very warm welcome and hospitality by the Bliss Stars team. There were over 120 participants, filling the level 3 main shrine hall with a very joyous, and celebratory atmosphere!

Venerable Dao Ci gave an opening discourse, spurring everyone on the importance of care and how to materialize caring to those around us. The students felt the deep compassion radiated by Venerable!

The 2 Managers, Ms Lin Hui Ling and Mr Lim You Meng spontaneously performed a crosstalk that was both humorous and funny. What followed next were even more exciting activities!

The 2 east neighborly care group leaders, Ms Yang Qian Xiang and Ms Chen Hui Lian, together with the cadres, led all in a "have-a-shake , have-a-jump little apple aerobics". After doing one round, everyone was panting; looked like we all needed to exercise more!

North-east neighborly care group leader, Ms Zhuo Yu Zhu prepared a "know your neighbor, find your confidant” Bingo game. The other 2 facilitators, Ms Chen Pei Fen and Ms Chen Yen Qiong were also assisting. Through this exciting and meaningful game, the students started to know one another better and established a neighborly, friendly acquaintances with one another too! 

After a round of physical activities, it High Tea time!  Many thanks to the Bliss Chefs for preparing the delicious pastries: organic Bee Hoon, dark sugar sponge cake, desserts etc!

As everyone will encounter the important topic in life – facing death, the committee specially invited Senior Lecturer, Mr Wang Yi Zhe, to talk on ‘Before and after care for the Dying’.
Mr Wang shared how he had, in many years, helped a dying friend in his last journey of life, where the participants really treasured his heartfelt sharing of experience. 

The most exciting and interesting part –The debate!

Debate about? Do we need The 5 Pillars of Care? The participants were divided into 2 groups – the proposition and the opposition.  After a round of rigorous debate, the judge -  current CEO, Mr Oh Kheng Ho, reminded everyone to learn the correct methods of caring and not to base on one's own method. Otherwise, it will bring more suffering and trouble to others! There is no doubt that through the debate, the neighborly care concepts have been etched in the hearts of each student!

Sincere thanks to the foresights and compassion of Venerable Jing Yuan. Venerable placed great importance and also hoped that Buddha's teachings can start from the community by caring for our neighbors, thereby benefitting more sentient beings!  Being a Buddhist disciple, this is our responsibility and mission!

Sincerely and earnestly call for you to join our Caring Team! Let us work together to create a better world!