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Monday blues? πŸ™

Here are some comforting words from Pema Chodron to remind us that it's okay if things fall apart.

To those experiencing a tough time, hang in there.

May you be gentle towards yourself on the journey of healing ❀️
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What do taxes, death and kamma have in common? πŸ€”

You can't escape them!! 

Join us in this inspiring episode with Uncle Vijaya who shares candidly about his learnings as a practitioner for 84 years and how the Buddha's teachings guide him through the journey of life, and death.

πŸ™Œ Gain a rational perspective on death and separation to better prepare for the inevitable.

😊 Discover the four states of well-being to create the conditions for experiencing heaven in the present moment.

πŸ”— Demystify the concept of kamma i.e. intentional action, and understand how it differs from sin.


#Kamma #Action #Death #LifeLessons #WellBeing #PresentMoment #LifeJourney
How can a Buddhist support his non-Buddhist friend in the dying process?

Chye Chye shares his heartwarming story of connection, friendship beyond the boundaries of faith.

"He cheekily asked me to share merits with him in the retreat and said that he would look out for me when he is in heaven."

Read now πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/47gZgg1

Hey there!

We'd like to invite you to join us for the mini workshop on graphic design and AI. Whether you're volunteering with us in this area or not, you're welcome to join us to gain some general knowledge and skills!

πŸ—“Date: 18 Nov 2023
βŒ›Time:* 3-6pm
πŸ“Venue: 5 minutes walk from One North MRT (exact location to be sent a week prior).


1️⃣ Part 1: Visual design

1. Fundamental design principles to level up your visuals across medium (poster, socials, slides, etc).

2. How to turn text into compelling graphics - adapt existing content/visuals to suit various medium.

3. Canva hacks and tricks to create aesthetic graphics with lesser time.

2⃣ Part 2: Leverage the Power of AI

1. Tools to repurpose existing content to increase reach.

2. AI prompts to go from beginner to advance mode.


Please do bring along your laptop and charger!

This session is complimentary for all HOL volunteers (writers, editors, designers, and sponsors).

Not a volunteer but keen? We have 5 more slots available. RSVP here and we'll get back asap to confirm your seat (if there's anymore available).

$15/seat, fee will be channeled back to HOL to support our Dhamma propagation efforts. πŸ™

*RSVP link here:* https://forms.gle/ZzT6VXzxGQt2EYAr7

//This event is supported by Buddhist Youth Network and Buddhism.net//
Handful of Leaves pinned Β«EXCLUSIVE DESIGN CRASH COURSE Hey there! We'd like to invite you to join us for the mini workshop on graphic design and AI. Whether you're volunteering with us in this area or not, you're welcome to join us to gain some general knowledge and skills! πŸ—“Date:…»
Happy Monday! 🌻

Here's a gentle reminder to be compassionate towards yourself ❀️

Have a mindful week ahead!
🧐 Are we overcomplicating mindfulness and meditation?

Here are two short videos that brings us back to simplicity:
1. 1 Minute to be present
2. 2 minutes video dispelling meditation myths

Read now πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3MuYc00
✨ Campfire nights, laughter, and lifelong friendships. It's all part of the Camp Ehi-Passiko experience.

Kimberly, from Singapore Buddhist Mission, shares why this is the best way for Buddhist Youths to spend their end of year!

Read now πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3SzNLvS
Good morning! πŸͺ·

Here's a teaching by Thich Nhat Hanh to start your week strong!

Hop over to our instagram page to see the full post:

May you stay mindful throughout the week and find happiness in the here and now 😌
😱 Feeling the impact of others' suffering? How do we practice compassion without getting burnt out?

Explore ways to practice compassion while protecting your own emotional equilibrium. Tap into wisdom of Mingyur Rinpoche & Dalai Lama here:

1.Are you ready for compassionate wisdom?
2. The two forces that complement each other"

Read now πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3QC7gkV
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Ever wondered about the soothing voice behind β€œThe Chant of Metta” or β€œHeart Sutra” often heard at Buddhist events?

🎡 In this episode, we get up close and personal for the first time with Imee Ooi, the talent behind many well-known and internationally acclaimed Buddhist songs. Discover how her soundscapes of serenity have opened Dhamma doors for people across borders and cultures!
πŸ•ŠοΈ Gain insights from her journey and mission as a full-time Buddhist musician and a devoted Dhamma practitioner.


#ImeeOoi #BuddhistMusic #HeartSutra #ChantOfMetta
🀩🎁 A GREAT NEW YEAR GIFT for yourself or for a friend!

Our dear advisor, Brother Tan Chade Meng, International best-seller has just launched a new book: Buddhism For All.

πŸ“– This book took many years to be put together with the mission to make early Buddhist teachings easy to understand and enjoyable to learn.

πŸš€ If you've been wanting to dive deeper into Buddhism, but find books daunting cause they seem dry and technical, THIS BOOK IS FOR YOU.

Or you can gift this to a friend; the gift of precious Dhamma.

πŸ’ŽπŸ›’ This book can be purchased on Amazon (ebook or paperback)

OR be consumed for free completely here: https://buddhism.net/buddhism-for-all-book/

Happy learning and may your path to enlightenment be a joyful one!
Good Monday to you! 😊

May you have a mindful week ahead and not get lost in the stories you make about situations. May you experience peace! πŸ˜ŒπŸ™
😳 Feeling that the world takes you for granted all the time? How can we differentiate between kindness and people pleasing?

Dive in more into the wisdom of a certified coach and a wise monk.

Two stories today:
1. Are you being kind or a people pleaser
2. Hissing but not biting

Read now πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3sIW91Q
🧐 Thinking of December holidays?

Why not try a templestay and discover your inner 'self'. Kyle shares his journey of meditating in one of Korea's famous temple!

Explore now πŸ‘‰ https://bit.ly/3MVm9h6
HOL in Oct: Drugs & startupsπŸ’ŠπŸ’Š

How can Dhamma help a drug addict overcome his challenges?

What are the challenges of starting a business and exiting it?

Get your Oct insights hereπŸ”₯: https://handfulofleaves.substack.com/p/hol-in-oct-drugs-and-startups
Happy Monday! A gentle reminder for your week ahead :)

*this piece is a selected work done by ke hui from the volunteer design crash course ☺️