Category Archives: Past Events

Buddhism 101

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Ever had a burning question about Buddhism but were too shy to ask? Well, now’s your chance. 

We can’t promise definitive answers but in this evening of discussion, we hope to share ideas and perspectives and hopefully encourage you to explore your questions further. 

Facilitated by Alvin and Jaki, who have been studying Buddhist philosophy and practising for quite a few years and enjoy disagreeing quite a lot!  

All questions are welcome, as is friendly and gentle debate. 

Monday, 28 Nov 2016, 7.30pm to 9.00pm

51B Temple Street Singapore 058596

Cost: By donation

Making Change Happen: Using Spiritual Teachings to Transform Ourselves

Making Change Happen

These sessions are inspired by our desire to set resolutions for ourselves and the difficulties we have in making them a reality. They aim to help us set an intention, map out the path to making it happen and follow through on the execution.  Sessions will be interactive and participative, with time to reflect and make notes as well as to discuss and ask questions. 

The first session will focus on clarifying what we want to do, why we want to do it and how we can do it, breaking the process into steps. Subsequent sessions will provide guidance and help for the obstacles that we may be facing as we progress on the path, as well as functioning as a forum for people to share experiences.


A desire to change your life in some way, willingness to participate in a group, open-mindedness, ability to be challenged, interest in and curiosity about spiritual teachings. Please bring a notebook and pen, and sign up using the form below.

Date & Time: First session will be on Jan 14, 2017, 3 – 5.30pm.

After this we will meet at least once in 3 months, for about 2 hours.

Venue: 31 Jalan Keli #01-01 Keliville (S) 577931

Cost: $25 (first session)/$20 (subsequent sessions)

Led by Charu Ramesh

Charu is a classical homeopath, an I Ching interpreter and a life guide. She has studied Buddhist Psychology with Caroline and David Brazier, and teaches regular dharma classes, both for ASC and for her own sangha, The Still Space, drawing on a range of spiritual texts including the Bhagavad Gita and the Yoga Sutras. She helps people work with relationships, transitions and the issues that life keeps throwing at all of us. The main thread that runs through her work is empowering people by helping them take responsibility for their lives.



17-23 Oct: Lama Marut and Cindy Lee in Singapore

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Join us for three nights of talks and teachings with our teachers, Lama Marut and Cindy Lee. Sign up below!

Lama Marut and Cindy Lee will also be teaching a course “The Spectrum of Yoga” at Pure Yoga, Asia Square from Fri 21- Sun 23 Oct. More information here:

Remembering & Forgetting: The Importance of Memory in Living a Happy Life

with Lama Marut

Monday 17 Oct, 7.30 – 9.30pm

Civil Service Club (Mars Room, Level 4) 60 Tessensohn Road, Singapore 217664

Cost: by donation (suggested $25)

Detox the Mind: Buddha’s Master Cleanse for the “Three Poisons”

with Cindy Lee

Tuesday 18 Oct, 7.30 – 9.30pm

Civil Service Club (Mars Room, Level 4) 60 Tessensohn Road, Singapore 217664

Cost: by donation (suggested $25)

The Nectar of Peace: A Tale about the Unfolding of the Spiritual Journey

with Cindy Lee & Charu Ramesh

Wednesday 19 Oct, 7.30 – 9.30pm

Oasis Holistic, Block 10 Selegie Road, #01-50 Selegie House, Singapore 180010

Cost: by donation (suggested $25)

18 July and 1 Aug: Tales of Wisdom, with Charu Ramesh

Tales of Wisdom

Join us as we explore and understand the teachings of the Dharma through tales and parables.

Session 1 on 18th July:  The King and the Peace contest. What is real peace of mind?

Session 2 on August 1st– The errant son in law. Using skillful means to work with relationships.

Here is a taster from the Jewish tradition on the value of stories:

Truth entered a village naked as the day he was born. The villagers had one look at the naked truth and were afraid of the stark harshness and drove him out in anger and malice. Dejected, Truth wandered in the desert. Without food and nourishment, he weakened and would have soon died of loneliness. One day he got to the home of the Parable.  She took him in, nursed him back to life. Soon  Truth was feeling well again. This time he returned to the same village clothed in a parable and was welcome and accepted with ease.

Mondays, July 18 and August 1, 2016
7pm to 8.30pm
51b Temple Street (top floor) Chinatown, 

By donation. Suggested donation – SGD 10.

Please sign up by filling in the form at the bottom of this page. For enquiries, write to

About the teacher:

Charu Ramesh practices as a classical homeopath, an I Ching interpreter and a life guide. She teaches dharma classes for ASC and also offers regular classes with She helps people work with relationships, transitions and the issues that life keeps throwing at all of us. The main thread that runs through her work is empowering people by helping them take responsibility for their lives.

MAY 26-30! Retreat on the “Five Freedoms: The Mandala of Wisdom” with Lama Marut and Cindy Lee



About the Retreat

This retreat will guide us toward a deeper connection with our own awakened nature, and will provide us with techniques and practices to help work with the obstacles that obscure our natural wisdom, peace and joy. 

During the retreat, we will be working with the framework and the mandala of the five Dhyani or Wisdom Buddhas. Each Buddha embodies a different aspect of freedom and the awakened mind, and offers wisdom that can help us work with our habitual patterns of anger, jealousy, pride, ignorance and grasping. It is said that each of us has a predisposition to one of these five Buddhas qualities and that studying these characteristics can help us reach our highest potential.

Join us for another transformational retreat with Lama Marut and Cindy Lee​ on peaceful Bintan Island. Retreat schedule will include daily dharma talks, kirtan, yoga and meditation as well as creative activities and plenty of personal time for relaxation and reflection.


Dates: Thursday 26th – Monday 30th May 2016

Venue: Bintan Agro Beach Resort  (1 hour ferry ride from Singapore)

Cost: SGD930 (Single occupancy)/SGD690 (Twin or Triple sharing)

Cost includes 2-way ferry transportation, 4 nights accommodation, 3 tasty meals daily with vegetarian options, sharing of teacher’s expenses, and all class materials.

For more information and to register, please email us at Registration will close on the 4th of May 2016 and is only confirmed upon full payment of retreat costs.



26 May 2016, Thursday

09:30am                     Meet at Tanah Merah Ferry Terminal

11:10-12:30pm           Ferry & Bus to Bintan Agro Beach Resort

1:00-2:00pm               Lunch

2:00-3:30pm               Check-in and R&R

3:30-4:00pm               Briefing/ Housekeeping

4:00-5:30pm               WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION with Lama Marut and Cindy Lee

5.30-6.30pm               Dinner

6.45-7:00pm               Kirtan

7:00-8.30pm               AKSHOBHYA (Anger) with Lama Marut


27 May 2016, Friday

8:00-9:15am               Yoga

9:30-10:45am             Shower/ Breakfast

11:00-12.30pm           RATNAKARA (Pride) and AMOGHASIDDHI (Jealousy) with Lama Marut

12:30-1:30pm             Lunch

1:30-4.30pm               FREE TIME

4.45-5.30pm               Meditation

5:45-6:30pm               Dinner

6.45-7:00pm               Kirtan

7:00-8.30pm               AMITABHA (Desire) with Lama Marut


28 May 2016, Saturday

8:00-9.15am               Yoga

9:30-10:45am             Shower/ Breakfast

11.00-12.30pm           FIVE FAMILIES DRAWING WORKSHOP with Cindy Lee

12:30-1.30pm             Lunch

1:30-4:30pm               FREE TIME

4.45-5.30pm               Meditation

5.45-6.30pm               Dinner

6:45-7:00pm               Kirtan

7:00-8.30pm               VAIROCANA (Ignorance) with Lama Marut


29 May 2016, Sunday         

8:00-9.15am               Yoga

9:30-10:45am             Shower/ Breakfast

11:00-12:30pm           FIVE FAMILIES MUDRA, MANTRA & MEDITATION WORKSHOP with Cindy Lee

12:30-1:30pm             Lunch

1:30-4:30pm               FREE TIME

4:45-5:30pm               Meditation

5:45-6.30pm               Dinner

6.45-8.15pm               QnA with Lama Marut

8:15pm                       CELEBRATION: Snacks, singalong etc


30 May 2016, Monday                    DEPART 6am or 9am

Charity Day: ASC Chops Vegetables at Willing Hearts on 5 March

Charity Day

Following on from the success of last year’s Charity Day, where we helped pack and distribute food at the Children’s Wishing Well, this year we are organizing another group charity event. 

Join us as we help chop vegetables at Willing Hearts. We chose to volunteer at Willing Hearts as they are a secular, non-denominational charity. Their mission is to provide daily meals and other support services to the underprivileged, the needy, and other marginalized members in Singapore.

For more information about Willing Hearts, check out their website:

Saturday, 5 March 2016, 8am to 12pm
11 Jalan Ubi Blk 6, #01-51
Kembangan – Chai Chee Community Hub S(409074)

Please register by filling in the form below. For enquiries, email

12-13 Jan 2016: Thangka Workshop with Carmen Mensink

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In these 2 evening classes you will learn how to draw mudras – the special and graceful hand gestures of the enlightened beings – according to the Tibetan Buddhist Thangka tradition. You will learn about the many different mudras, including the mudras of the 5 Buddha Families  and of Green Tara and White Tara.

12 & 13 January 2016, 7.30pm to 10pm

9 Penang Road #11-13 Park Mall S(238459)
(Dhoby Ghaut MRT Exit B)

$110 – non member; $99 ASC member for both evenings
(One evening $60 – non member; $54 ASC member)

To register, please contact Jennifer at (+65) 8119-2774 or

01. Carmen Painting

About Carmen

Carmen Mensink is an internationally renowned painter of Tibetan Buddhist Art, ‘Thangkas’, which are scroll paintings of Buddhas and mandalas.

Carmen is based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

New Year’s Eve Midnight Yoga and Meditation

Midnight Yoga

Join us on New Year’s Eve to celebrate the start of 2016 the yogi’s way.  Enjoy a 2-hour yoga and guided meditation practice that will guide us into a deeper sense of acceptance and peace about the year gone by, and open us to the beauty and fullness of the year to come.

The session is suitable for practitioners of all levels.

Oasis Holistic, 10 Selgie Road, #01-50 Selegie House, S180010

31st December 2015, 10pm – 1st January, 1am

Yoga Asana: 10.30pm – 12mn

Meditation: 12mn – 12.30am

Please come early so we can settle in together and start the class at 10.30pm. You are welcome to bring snacks and drinks (non-alcoholic) to share after the meditation.

Cost: by donation

Please register by filling in the form at the bottom of the page.

For more information, please write to

Vaishali Iyer completed her 250-hour YTT in 2011, and has since been teaching Hatha Yoga and meditation in Europe. She believes in using yoga to work with the body, mind and heart; strengthening the body, stilling the mind and opening the heart to cultivate a sense of peace and wholeness. Through movement, stillness and breath, she encourages students to form deeper connections with themselves, and explore new, more conscious understandings of the life that is unfolding for them in every moment.

Charu Ramesh practices as a classical homeopath, an I Ching interpreter and a life guide. She has studied Buddhist Psychology with Caroline and David Brazier and teaches regular dharma classes for ASC. She helps people work with relationships, transitions and the issues that life keeps throwing at all of us. The main thread that runs through her work is empowering people by helping them take responsibility for their lives.

“From Victimhood to Mastery” with Lama Marut, 27th October

Join us for this teaching on the ways we can apply insight to our personal stories, narratives and self-image. Learn techniques for changing our perception of ourselves and the world so that we can live happier, more contented lives.

When Tuesday, 27th October, 7-9pm

Where Cocoon Studio

315 Outram Rd

#02-07 Tan Boon Liat Building

Singapore 169074

Cost by donation

Inquiries and registration:

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