[THROWBACK] Youth Ministry's《Exam Blessing Puja + Mass Mugging》 | 10 SEPT | SUN |

Today, BW Monastery's Youths arrived bright and early at the monastery @Woodlands for a day packed with virtuous activities.

Event Highlights:
Taking Refuge | Songs of Prayers | Repentance | Venerable Bensi's discourse on the greatness of Manjusri Bodhisattva | Exam Prayer for Youth | Blessing of Youths' Revision Items | Light Offering | Circumambulation of Buddha | TLC Session With Venerable Zu Dao and Zu Sheng | Lunch Networking | Mass Mugging.

Hear what our youths have to say about today's event:

 I feel that the environment and the venue for the mugging session is very conducive and it is a great place to focus and study in. Furthermore, there is the company of others that you can depend on and if you need help with what you are studying with. I like the fact that there is free food and drinks readily available if you are stressed or tired. ~Yienning

I feel that the environment and the venue for the mugging session is very conducive and it is a great place to focus and study in. Furthermore, there is the company of others that you can depend on and if you need help with what you are studying with. I like the fact that there is free food and drinks readily available if you are stressed or tired. ~Yienning

I feel that the Exam Blessing Puja should be held more often for those students facing exams soon so that they can supplicate to the Triple Gems which most of the students would not do frequently. I definitely love the mugging session as it seems like we are in a library environment with free food and drinks provided. We can chill while studying. The Venerables Care sessions are always great as they try their best to share and help us in every way they can.
— Katherine
 I feel that this event is very helpful and will benefit people. I feel it should be open to more youths and the Puja is an eye opener for me. The Puja has taught me a lot of things and should be publicised more to the public to benefit more buddhists. ~Ezenn

I feel that this event is very helpful and will benefit people. I feel it should be open to more youths and the Puja is an eye opener for me. The Puja has taught me a lot of things and should be publicised more to the public to benefit more buddhists. ~Ezenn

Without a doubt, Puja Session + Mugging Session should be held more often.:) I feel more motivated after today’s Puja & Venerables care and found value in studying! Will ask my friends to join next time Thank you!
— Zhi Yi
 I feel that Mass Mugging provided a conducive environment for mugging and would be great if BWM can open up more rooms for mugging more often. Good Puja session! ~Wznn

I feel that Mass Mugging provided a conducive environment for mugging and would be great if BWM can open up more rooms for mugging more often. Good Puja session! ~Wznn

 I feel that the environment at Mass Mugging is definitely good for students to study in. It also gives us a good opportunity to know one another and remember that the Three Jewels are always with them. ~ Sarah

I feel that the environment at Mass Mugging is definitely good for students to study in. It also gives us a good opportunity to know one another and remember that the Three Jewels are always with them. ~ Sarah

 I feel that the Puja session should be held more frequently as it reminds us that we can supplicate to the Triple Gems, thus(at least) giving students a peace of mind when doing our exams. Also, the mugging session is good as it provides us with a conducive environment to study in. Can make it a weekly or monthly thing.:) ~Jingwen

I feel that the Puja session should be held more frequently as it reminds us that we can supplicate to the Triple Gems, thus(at least) giving students a peace of mind when doing our exams. Also, the mugging session is good as it provides us with a conducive environment to study in. Can make it a weekly or monthly thing.:) ~Jingwen

 Mass Mugging is good. It is like a personal library.:) ~ Ching

Mass Mugging is good. It is like a personal library.:) ~ Ching

 I feel that the event was very useful as it reminds us that we can supplicate to the Triple Gems especially when exams are around the corner. It is very nice that we get to hear Venerables' experiences as they try to help us for our exams. The mugging session was helpful especially with the conducive environment. Mass Mugging and Puja sessions should be held more frequently as it is really helpful.   I feel that the puja should be held more often as it educates more youths and people to supplicate to the Triple Gem and I find the mugging session very productive as the environment is conducive for us students who are having exams soon. I love the biscuits and food as well.:)  ~Amelie and Jacqulyn

I feel that the event was very useful as it reminds us that we can supplicate to the Triple Gems especially when exams are around the corner. It is very nice that we get to hear Venerables' experiences as they try to help us for our exams. The mugging session was helpful especially with the conducive environment. Mass Mugging and Puja sessions should be held more frequently as it is really helpful. 

I feel that the puja should be held more often as it educates more youths and people to supplicate to the Triple Gem and I find the mugging session very productive as the environment is conducive for us students who are having exams soon. I love the biscuits and food as well.:) 
~Amelie and Jacqulyn

As The Jie Jie, today was a super dooper touching day for me. All the effort and hard work is worth it. Looking at these youths, I feel so hopeful that they are under the compassionate care of the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and our spiritual teachers. In this nurturing and warm- hearted environment, I see our youths and youth leaders blossom into confident, kind and wise individuals with the heart for all sentient beings. I want to forever and ever, in my infinite lives ahead, protect and nurture the body, mind and souls of these youths. And all these is possible because of our spiritual teachers. We are truly a blessed lot of people. What more can I ask for, for my life and path is one of gold. :)

~D.C.

 

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