Praise From 1st Run:
I love the teaching and will like to revise what you had taught… Love the teaching a lot! – Kelly
After attending your courses (I have been attending Project Patience too), I do find myself recalling some of the things you said and try to put them into practice, to be more mindful. Thank you very much. – Joan
Thanks for Project Transformation. It’s really very insightful and inspiring. – Mingrui
Thanks for the sharing. This course is definitely useful. I enjoyed it and will try to put what I have learnt into practice. My mum enjoyed your classes too… so much so that she has enrolled for both your coming courses. It must be you before she will come for the courses! .. See you in the coming courses. And many thanks for giving us the opportunity to learn from you. Greatly appreciate it. Cheers, Violet
Hi Shi’an! I thoroughly enjoyed both the Project Transformation and Project Patience courses. The 4-session courses were well-planned and I could see the painstaking work behind each slide and set of notes. Really appreciate your mindful work put into these courses. After having attended many of your courses since two over years ago, I should be able to comment on the improvements shown with each one I attended. These are the significant ones:
a) There is summarising not only at the end of each session, but at appropriate intervals – this is excellent as we participants need this positive reinforcement for our learning.
b) Notes sent to participants promptly. The notes are clear and succinct, and help tremendously for us to revise our learning.
c) The initiative to print ‘The Eight Verses of Thought Transformation’ is great! We now read these verses after our nightly Nianfo sessions at home and feel that they are indeed useful and helpful in our daily lives.
All in all, it is wonderful to have learnt so much in these 2 latest courses and we will recommend others to attend them as well as all the other courses conducted by Shi’an. We have benefited very much from all the courses conducted by Shi’an (especially in our improved Faith, Aspiration and Practice) and will continue to seek more knowledge and be more mindful of Buddha always. Amituofo! Jac & Kee
About The Teacher:
Shen Shi’an 沈时安: An independent Buddhist teacher, author, researcher, translator, editor and poet, he was one of the founding members of the Dharma Propagation Division of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (Bright Hill Temple in Singapore) in 1997.
Holding a Masters of Arts degree in Buddhist Studies that covered all major Buddhist traditions, he served as a Dharma Trainer and Project Coordinator in its Community Development & Training Department until 2011, focusing on Buddhist research, writing, teaching and answering of media queries on Buddhism.
He was the founder of the temple’s Youth Mission (now ‘KMSPKS Youth’), a book purchaser for its Awareness Place project, and the Chief Editor of the Web & Library Department, that co-supported Buddhanet.net, a popular Buddhist education website.
He is the founder and editor of TheDailyEnlightenment.com since 1997, one of the world’s largest independent Buddhist inspirational e-newsletters with over 31,000 members, the editor of ‘Be a Lamp Upon Yourself’, ‘The Stonepeace Book (Volume 1-2)’, ‘Awaken: Gateway to Buddhism (CD-ROM)’ and the writer of ‘The Daily Enlightenment: Reflections For Practising Buddhists (Book 1-7)’ and the bestselling graphic novel, ‘The Amazing & Amusing Adventures of Sam & Sara: The Zen of All Kinds of Stuff!’ (He is the author-editor-translator of 13 books.)
He also contributes occasionally to magazines such as ‘Nanyang Buddhist’, ‘Awaken’ (for which he was a Contributing Editor), ‘For You (Information)’ (for which he was invited to be an editorial board member), and ‘Eastern Horizon’. He served with the film selection team of a Buddhist film festival, writes movie reviews for BuddhistChannel.tv, the world’s leading Buddhist news network, and popularised Dharma@Cinema, which is an innovative way of sharing the Dharma through detailed reviews and discussions of both popular and offbeat films.
Using retranslated sūtras and treatise texts, he has taught on the Pure Land teachings at Singapore Buddhist Federation, Kong Meng San, Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre and Poh Ming Tse. He also leads the Pureland Practice Fellowship.
He is also occasionally invited to conduct Dharma discussions for youths of tertiary institutions’ Buddhist societies (NTUBS, NUSBS, SIMBB, NPBS, NYPBS) on various subjects, and to introduce Buddhist life perspectives at Secondary Schools (St. Patrick’s School, Manjusri School), Junior Colleges (Catholic Junior College) and International Schools (UWCSEA, SJII).
He was also invited to share on Buddhism by Dharma Drum Mountain (Singapore), Fo Guang Shan (Singapore), Tai Pei Buddhist Centre, Singapore Buddhist Mission Youth, Singapore Buddhist Youth Mission, Wat Ananda Youth, Buddha of Medicine Welfare Society, The Buddhist Union, Buddhist Fellowship and Kampung Senang. He has also been invited to Indonesia and Malaysia to teach.
He was a committee member of the Inter-Religious Organisation, through which he served in interfaith harmony projects by writing and giving of public talks, having represented Buddhist points of view at national events held by NACLI, NHB, NHG, SAF, SPF, MHA, ACM, SPM, STB, OnePeople.sg, IRCC and MCYS.
He also co-runs Moonpointer.com, which is a community blog that promotes creative sharing of Buddhism via thousands of articles. He can be reached at tde <at> thedailyenlightenment.com for invitations to share the Dharma via articles and talks.
Interview In Buddhist Magazine: http://moonpointer.com/new/2011/07/interview-with-shen-shian