“I love this teaching. First, it’s based on a picture – and who doesn’t like visual teachings? … so much easier to absorb, and this one has some pretty unforgettable images – not for the fainthearted.
Secondly, the picture used to be placed in the front of Buddhist temples so that everyone could see and understand it, so it’s a teaching that is totally relevant for all of us, not some fascinating but esoteric thing.
And last, it gets into the nitty gritty of why we suffer and can’t seem to find lasting contentment and most importantly, exactly what we can do about it … and how we can stop this crazy wheel of discontentment.
So, in 4 Mondays, let’s dig into this topic and dig ourselves out of our unhealthy mental habits. See you there.”
Pastoral care is an ancient model of emotional and spiritual support that can be found in all cultures and traditions.
Jaki Fisher recently graduated from a two year Buddhist pastoral care program in the U.S and just finished a 10 week placement at a large hospital in Melbourne, providing pastoral care to people from all faiths as they faced various life challenges.
She would like to offer pastoral care to the ASC community to provide a space for people to share their concerns and find their own way through whatever is going on for them.
Pastoral care shares some similarities with counselling but it is more focused on listening and finding meaning rather than on solving a particular problem.
The sessions will be twice a month on Saturday afternoon from 4-4.45pm and 4.50-5.20pm and the cost will be $10 for 45 minutes. To make an appointment, please email Jaki at email@example.com
We’ve all heard great things about meditation and yet somehow it’s so hard to get started and even harder to keep it going.
Over six Mondays, we will work together to establish a meditation practice that we can stick to, using instructions from a new, comprehensive book on meditation, The Mind Illuminated by John Yates. The method in this book combines findings from neuroscience with traditional Buddhist meditation techniques and practices so that meditation becomes a fresh and exciting exploration of our minds.
Jaki is currently studying with John as part of a meditation teacher training programme and is really happy to share what she has found to be a rewarding and joyful and way to train the mind.
The method we will learn can easily be combined with meditation practices from other teachers, traditions and faiths. Mondays, April 4,11,18, 25, May 9, 16
7.30 – 9.00pm
51B Temple Street (top floor) Chinatown MRT Exit A, Singapore 058596 $150 Registration for this course has now closed.
Soak in the beauty and richness of nature as you learn how to align your body, heart and mind through the practice of yoga. We have Tibetan Heart Yoga on the third Saturday of every month, 5pm to 6.30pm, at Botanic Gardens, with Jaki Fisher.
Bring your own mats. Classes suitable for all levels. Please see the registration form below for the date of the next class.
To sign up, please fill in the form below. For more information, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Botanic Gardens: We meet in the small paved area under the big tree near the Jacob Ballas’ Children’s Garden. More information will be provided via text message when you register below.
About the teachers:
(Rev.) Jaki Fisher originally learned Tibetan Heart Yoga while she was studying Tibetan Buddhism in Arizona. She lead these heart-opening series regularly in Singapore at the Botanical Gardens and has recently become inspired to share them once again with others. She is currently studying meditation with John Yates and has recently completed a two-year Buddhist chaplaincy program from Upaya Zen Center.
Please join us for a symbolic burning up of the mental afflictions that have troubled us this year as well as some of our unskillful actions so far. Jaki will start with an explanation of the ceremony and then we can all join in to conduct it.
Sunday, July 3rd, 7 to 8.30pm
KENT VALE 2, No. 117 Clementi Road Singapore 129800 (use the entrance next to the NUS Auditorium)
From main entrance, walk straight from Cold Storage, until Blk C, BBQ Pits are located there. BBQ Pit Numbers : 1,2 & 3 (Please ask the Security Guard for help if needed).
(Rev.) Jaki Fisher studied Tibetan Buddhism in Arizona. She led 2 of our previous Fire Purification ceremonies with positive feedback and with the participants asking for more and regular sessions. She is currently studying meditation with John Yates and has recently completed a two-year Buddhist chaplaincy program from Upaya Zen Center.
To register, please contact Jen_ril@hotmail.com or call 81192774. We also need 2-3 people to help in starting the fire. If you are able to do this, please contact us.