Recognizing Love

Franz Kafka encountered a little girl in the park where he went walking daily. She was crying. She had lost her doll and was desolate. Kafka offered to help her look for the doll and arranged to meet her the next day at the same spot. Unable to find the doll he composed a letter from the doll and read it to her when they met. "Please do not mourn me; I have gone on a trip to see the world. I will write you of my adventures."  This was the beginning of many letters. When he and the little girl met he read her from these carefully composed letters the imagined adventures of the beloved doll. The little girl was comforted.
When the meetings came to an end Kafka presented her with a doll. An attached letter explained: "my travels have changed me... "
Many years later, the now grown girl found a letter stuffed into an unnoticed crevice in the cherished replacement doll. It said: "everything that you love, you will eventually lose, but in the end, love will return in a different form."
What we love never leaves us; it is only that we get fixated on a particular form and fail to recognize its transformation.

Upcoming Events

"Living the Life of a Spiritual Renegade"
It is totally possible to be happy — not in some otherworldly heaven or Pure Land, but in the here and now. And no one has a better chance to realize this than people like us. Chuck and Angie will share extracts from Lama Marut's "Spiritual Renegade's Guide to the Good Life".
Date: Aug 17, 24, 31 Aug and Sep 7 2015
Time: 7.30-9pm
Venue: 51b Temple St (Top floor) Chinatown MRT Exit A
Cost: Free, by donation

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Fire Purification Ceremony
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 ritual and then we can all join in to conduct it.

Date:  Saturday, 22nd August 2015
7pm to 8.30pm
Venue: KENT VALE 2, No. 117 Clementi Road Singapore 129800
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To register, please contact 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.

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23rd October to 1st November 2015
Lama Marut and Cindy Lee in Singapore


Friday Meditation

Next session on 14 August 2015 with JJ: Learn how to bring some quiet abiding to your Friday evening, Check website for weekly details. If you would like to be added to the weekly email then please email
Time: 7:30-9:00pm
Venue: 51b Temple St (top floor)
Cost: Free, donations welcome

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~Walt Disney

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