Category Archives: Past Events

“Get Unbusy” with Lama Marut and Cindy Lee, 23rd-25th Oct

Join us at Oasis Holistic for a set of talks on how to regain true peace in our modern era of constant activity and busy-ness. Lama Marut and Cindy Lee will teach us what it means to “get unbusy” and feel a greater sense of calm while fulfilling our responsibilities and living our daily lives.


Friday 23rd October, 7-9pm

Saturday 24th October, 3-5pm and 7-9pm

Sunday 25th October, 3-5pm


Oasis Holistic

10 Selegie Rd #01-50

Selegie House

Singapore 180010

Cost: by donation

More information and registration:

Get unbusy

Practice as an Instrument of Understanding: 3rd July 2015, 7.30pm

A Talk with Senior Iyengar Teacher, Peter Thomson

Date: 3rd July, 2015

Time: 7.30pm-8.30pm

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


Cost: by donation

Peter is one of Australia’s most senior and most experienced Iyengar trained teachers and practitioners and has been heavily involved in the development of Iyengar yoga both in Australasian and more recently in the South-East Asian region. This is so in terms of basic teaching but also in terms of teacher training and certification processes.

Peter’s particular interest in the practice and teaching of yoga lies in making directly accessible to students the depth of perception, inquiry and understanding that sustained practice can develop so they can engage in it passionately, with confidence and conviction, in their own practice and in their lives.

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Dharma in Action – ASC’s 1st Charity event!

This year during our AGM, we said that one of the things we wanted to do this year was to put what we learn into practice.  So with the teaching of Generosity in mind, we checked out a few options for us to put this virtue into practice and we chose to support the Children’s Wishing Well.

The Children’s Wishing Well (A project of Student Advisory Centre) is a charity dedicated to serving less fortunate children aged 6 to 18 years.

They were founded in July 2003 as a helpline for runaway minors.  Since then, they have steadily expanded to provide an avenue of hope and assistance to children from low-income families all over Singapore.  Their programs work to improve their living conditions, support their educational and financial needs. They are a full member of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS) and a registered institute of public character.

Like ASC, they are a secular charity and serve all needy children, regardless of race, religion or location of home.

The program that ASC has chosen to participate is the “Food for Families” program.

In this program, the Wishing Well looks for donors to support families with free groceries worth S$60 to help them with the rising cost of living.   These families are recommended by the School Financial Assistance Review Committee, as they have a per capita income of $625 and below. 

What ASC will do:

1) Raise or donate money to buy the food (now till 10th August 2015).

2) Volunteer to pack the food on the 2nd Friday of the Month (14th August 2015).

3) Volunteer to deliver the bags of food to the beneficiaries on Saturday (15th August 2015).

This project requires the support of
(i) 12-15 volunteers to pack 160 bags (2 per family)
(ii) Donation of $6,000 (tax deductible) valued at S$60 per package for 80 students.
(iii) 10 volunteers over 5 cars to deliver the bags

Please email if you are interested in putting the Dharma into practice!

Cultivating Equanimity: Mini-Retreat on Saturday June 6th 2015


Join us for our very first mini retreat as we come together to learn, celebrate and practice. We will be deepening our understanding of the immeasurable quality of equanimity through a dharma talk, contemplating the teaching through a guided meditation and putting the teaching into practice with yoga.

Venue: Oasis Holistic, Blk 10, #01-50 Selegie House, Selegie Road S(180010)

2.30-3.30pm: Dharma Talk
3.30-4.15pm: Meditation
4.15-5.30pm: Yoga

Cost – SGD40 per person

Enquiries and registration at  ​

CANCELLED 22-24 May: “Get Unbusy” Workshop with Lama Marut and Cindy Lee

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Teachers’ travel plans have been disrupted and they cannot make it to Singapore for the talks. As such, the talks have been cancelled. The Teachers send their love and regrets. 

We sincerely apologise for any inconvenience caused. 


Get unbusy

Defect from the cult of busyness

Cure yourself of the modern epidemic of frenzied activity. This four-part workshop will impart time-tested spiritual methods for regaining true peace and fulfilling your responsibilities in a calm, relaxed manner.

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

When: Fri 22 May, 7-9pm

Sat 23 May 3-5pm and 7-9pm

Sun 24 May 1.30-3.30pm

Cost: by donation.

For more information and registration, please email

Understanding Yourself with the Wisdom of the Five Buddha Families

The Five Dhyani or Wisdom Buddhas represent five aspects of an fully realised mind. Each Buddha embodies a different kind of wisdom and this wisdom can be used to help us work on a particular habitual pattern such as anger, jealousy, pride, ignorance or grasping.
In this talk, we will get to know the five Dhyani Buddhas, find out which of their energies are stronger in us and which ones we need to develop. We will also start thinking about how we can start nurturing and balancing the five types of wisdom in our lives.
This talk is will be given by Jaki Fisher, and is based on a seminar given by Fleet Maull of the Shambala tradition, as well as on Roshi Bernie Glassman’s book, Instructions to the Cook.
About Jaki Fisher
Jaki Fisher has been studying Tibetan Buddhism for several years. She has taught several ACI courses in Singapore and continues to lead meditation sessions for ASC. She is also a wonderful Tibetan Heart Yoga teacher and an accomplished dancer, teaching dance as a form of spiritual practice.
Date:  Monday, 20 April 2015
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm (including question time)
Venue: 51B Temple ST
Cost: by donation
To register, please email

Deep Relaxation Mindful Meditation In Thich Nhat Hanh tradition

Deep relaxation is an important practice that helps take care of our body. When our body is relaxed, our mind will also be calm. In deep relaxation we practice stopping and letting go, using the breath as an anchor to listen deeply to our body. In this 60-minutes exercise we will have a good chance to offer total rest to our body and mind through mindful breathing and mindfulness songs which will be led by Elin Lim (who will be strumming the guitar).

About Le
Ho Gia Anh Le is a lecturer of Vietnamese language and culture. She has been practicing mindfulness in the Plum Village tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh since 2012. She is passionate about sharing mindfulness practice with other people, especially the youth. She loves to cultivate joy and peace through daily activities such as mindful breathing, mindful walking, mindful cooking and gardening.

About Elin Lim
Elin enjoys walking the path of understanding and love. She likes practising yoga, reading, painting and strumming on the guitar. The majority of songs she sings so beautifully are poems penned by the monastics at Plum Village under the tradition of Zen Teacher Thich Nhat Hanh. The teachings of mindfulness and its healing effects deeply touch her heart. She hopes to continue to learn and share the fruits of awakening, understanding and contribution with everyone. 
Event Details
Date – Wednesday, 18th March 2014
Venue – 51B, Temple Street
Time : 7.30pm – 9pm
Cost – by donation
To register, please email

Review Classes on Retreat Teachings from Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life

These classes will provide a review of Lama Marut’s past retreats on the text Guide to the Bodhisattva’s Way of Life (Chapters 1 to 7). The classes will be led by Alvin Lee and Chuck Grimm.
During the classes, there will be a quick recap of the teachings covered during the 2013 & 2014 retreats on Bintan island. Participants of these retreats will be most welcome to contribute their own learning insights.
Those who participated in only one of the two retreats: these classes are highly recommended to either get a quick refresher or mini introduction to the famous text by Master Shantideva. For those who are thinking about joining the 2015 retreat but have never attended a previous one, please consider coming to get a sense of what it is going to be like this year, and to learn about the background and first half of the text before the retreat.
All are welcome.  If you are completely new to this text, please try to attend 2nd March class before 16th March.
When: March 2nd and 16th (amended), 7.30 – 9pm
Where: 51B Temple Street (top floor), Chinatown.
For more information and registration, please write to