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#44_February 2016 – The one you Feed

feeding wolf

The one you Feed

One evening an old Cherokee Indian told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside people. He said, ‘My son, the battle is between two ‘wolves’ inside us all. One is Evil. It is anger, envy, jealousy, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith.’

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather: ‘Which wolf wins?’

The old Cherokee simply replied, ‘The one you feed.’
Warmest wishes,
The ASC Team

Final thoughts

“Love is so exquisitely elusive. It cannot be bought, cannot be badgered, cannot be hijacked. It is available only in one rare form: as the natural response of a healthy mind and healthy heart.”
~ Eknath Easwaran

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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: www.willinghearts.org.sg

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 info@asc-sg.org.


#43_January 2016 – New Possibilities

possibility

New Possibilities

Happy 2016!

The New Year always brings a spirit of renewal. As I charge ahead with my spring cleaning, I am wondering what are the thoughts that are akin to the things that I hoard but no longer serve me? The things I hide away in my cupboards that I no longer use but don’t want to give away, the emotions that I hold on to only because they are familiar. The initial uncomfortable feeling when I give away the things I hoard and the feeling of freedom that comes from it – along with the temporary feeling of hardship when I try to overcome my mental afflictions and the feeling of triumph when I do. There are so many things we can do differently in our lives to feel more free.

Here at ASC, we have also changed our curriculum to fit our busy lifestyle. We are doing away with 10 week long classes and replacing them with 4 week classes, short talks, light stories. We have started Yoga by the park and it will be an on-going class, along with our Friday night meditation. We want to incorporate more Charity work in our programme, following the successful food delivery we did last year. But we are definitely keeping the annual retreat and talks with Lama Marut as it has been transformational for many people.

We hope you will find something in our offerings this year to enrich your life.

Warmest wishes,
The ASC Team

Final thoughts

“I am human and I need to be loved. Just like everybody else does.”
~ Morrissey, The Smiths

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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.

http://www.wishingwell.org.sg/

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 info@asc-sg.org if you are interested in putting the Dharma into practice!