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‘Enlightenment Thru Entertainment’

We will watch an interesting movie together before chatting about it. In these intriguing film discussion sessions, specially selected films are chosen for musing over, for reflecting deeply upon the universal themes portrayed. Most of all, they will serve as living mirrors for peering into our inner worlds, to help us see ourselves better in the light of the Dharma. Come and realise the ‘Golden Dharma on the Silver Screen’!

Logo: A countdown leader with eight spokes, this represents the Noble Eightfold Path featured in/directly on film. As the eighth art that imitates life, the golden Dharma for enlightenment can also be found through entertainment on the silver screen. The radiating of light clockwise represents the turning of the wheel of the Dharma, as it sheds light on the drama of Samsara.

Date: 22 October 2011 (Sat)
Time: 1.30pm-4.30pm
Venue: Clementi (Walking distance from MRT: West Coast Recreation Centre – 12 West Coast Walk) | Map
              Buses: 97, 188, 196, 198, 963 / 30, 51, 78, 143, 285
Fee: Contribution to defray cost welcomed
Queries & Registration: Send name and contact to Jadsen at amazingjourneyz@gmail.com

Facilitator: Shen Shi’an, MA (Buddhist Studies): An independent Buddhist teacher and writer, he was one of the founding members of the Dharma Propagation Division of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (Bright Hill Temple) in 1997. He recently served as a Dharma Trainer and Project Coordinator in its Community Development & Training Department, focusing on Buddhist research, writing, teaching and answering of media queries. He is the founder and editor of www.TheDailyEnlightenment.com , one of the world’s largest independent Buddhist inspirational e-newsletter with over 28,000 members, the editor of ‘Be a Lamp Upon Yourself’, ‘Awaken: Gateway to Buddhism’ and the writer of ‘The Daily Enlightenment (Book 1,2,3,4)’. He also contributes occasionally to magazines such as ‘Nanyang Buddhist’, ‘Awaken’ (for which he was a Contributing Editor) and ‘For You (Information)’, and writes movie reviews for www.BuddhistChannel.tv , the world’s leading Buddhist news network. To date, he had reviewed over 300 movies. He popularised Dharma@Cinema, which is an innovative way of sharing the Dharma through detailed review discussions of both popular and offbeat films, and was part of the film selection team of T.H.I.S Buddhist Film Festival 2009. (Full Biodata: http://tinyurl.com/shenshian)

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