‘The turnout [for lesson one] was awesome. It simply shows that teacher’s classes are worth attending. Solid two hours of true Dharma learning.’ Amituofo, Sally
‘Hi 老师, thumbs up for Project Connection! Like the reverse approach of sharing testimonials first, followed by explanations of the principles. I enjoyed the class. Thank you very much!… When I signed up for the course, I was just expecting mostly “storytelling” but what a great bonus to have such clear detailed explanations after. I always leave class feeling grateful and joyful.’ Amituofo, Hvi
‘What an awesome turn out! Not only is the class worth attending, the effort of the teacher is tremendous too, in sharing in-depth knowledge of the profound Dharma. Really enjoyed every minute and second of the class.’ – Suyin
‘As I have attended Bro Shi’an’s in-depth and clear Buddhist lessons, I am convinced to follow only the true teachings from our 本师 [Sakyamuni Buddha] and [Pure Land] Patriarchs… and to always sincerely Nianfo… Thank you… [He] is able to clearly explain what Buddhism is…’ Namo Amituofo, Kemen
‘I’m attending the above course conducted by you. Enjoying it and learning a lot from you… Amituofo.’ With gratitude, Judy
‘Dear Bro. Shi’an, recently, I was invited by a friend to attend your Project Connection class, and I found it very interesting…’ Thanks and regards, Jennifer
‘It was through you that I learnt to be discerning about Dharma teachers and not simply trust anyone who wears a robe or claims to be so and so. I look forward to the day when I will be able to articulate the Dharma as well as you.’ Regards, Ade
‘Dear Teacher Shi’an, the detailed sharing of testimonials from ancient to recent times is very inspiring. They show how, with sincere mindfulness of the Buddha’s meritorious name, Amituofo can help beings ranging from well-practised masters, to those with very heavy negative karma, and even an ant to be reborn in Pure Land. The emphasis of the key word “Sincerity” to class participants was superb as this is very important in Nianfo practice. The invitation of the participants to join the weekly PPF sessions was brilliant as it is where more teachings, with new and original testimonials from members are shared. The new testimonials showcase how Purelanders put into practice what they have learnt. These sessions are also when we have opportunity to polish our Nianfo skills, especially for those don’t have much time to practise at home, due to whatever reasons.’ Namo Amituofo, Bro. Wong
About The Teacher:
Shen Shi’an (沈时安) is an independent Buddhist teacher, author, researcher, translator, editor and publisher. He was a founding member of the Dharma Propagation Division of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (Bright Hill Temple) in 1997. Holding a Master of Arts degree in Buddhist Studies from University of Sunderland (March 2009), that covered all major Buddhist traditions, he served as the Dharma Trainer & Project Coordinator in its Community Development & Training Department until 2011, focusing on research-writing, teaching and answering of media queries on Buddhism. He was the founder of the temple’s Youth Mission, book purchaser for its Awareness Place project, and the Chief Editor of the Web & Library Department, that supported Buddhanet.
He is the founder and editor of TheDailyEnlightenment.com since 1997, one of the largest independent Buddhist inspirational e-newsletters with over 33,500 members, editor of ‘Be a Lamp Upon Yourself’, ‘The Stonepeace Book (Volume 1-2)’, ‘Awaken: Gateway to Buddhism (CD-ROM)’, author-editor 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 15 books.) He also contributes occasionally to magazines such as ‘Nanyang Buddhist’, ‘Awaken’ (for which he was 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, a Buddhist news network, and created Dharma@Cinema, which shares the Dharma through detailed film reviews.
With retranslated sutras and treatises, 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, which he founded in 2008. He graduated from, and was invited to be a group counsellor for the ‘Theory And Practice Of Pure Land Buddhism’ course (净土教理研修班) at Singapore Buddhist Lodge, and to be its commemorative magazine’s chief editor. He has also committed to the Bodhisattva Precepts at Donglin Monastery (东林寺), which was founded by the First Patriarch Of The Pure Land Tradition Great Master Huiyuan.
He was also invited to teach Sunday School teachers on how to discern controversial ‘Buddhist’ groups. He is also occasionally invited to conduct Dharma discussions for youths of tertiary institutions’ Buddhist societies (NTUBS, NUSBS, SIMBB, NPBS, NYPBS, SPBS) on various subjects, and to introduce Buddhist perspectives at Secondary Schools (St. Patrick’s School, Manjusri School and its Buddhist Interact Club), Junior Colleges (Catholic Junior College) and International Schools (UWCSEA, SJII). He was also invited to share on Buddhism by NUS Medical Dhamma Circle, 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 Dharma Centre, Buddhist Fellowship, Dot Connections Growth Centre and Kampung Senang. He has also been invited to Indonesia (Ekayana Buddhist Centre) and Malaysia (Than Hsiang Temple) 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 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 was also chosen to be a volunteer member of the Publications Consultative Panel under Singapore’s Ministry Of Communications And Information’s (MCI) Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) for 2 years, and invited to extend his stint. He also co-runs Moonpointer.com, a blog that promotes creative-writing, and Purelanders.com, which archives hundreds of English articles on the Chinese Pure Land teachings. He is also the founder of Facebook pages such as Buddhist Confessions & Resolutions, Cinema Dharma and Buddhist Vegan Fellowship.
He has a ‘Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate, completed (Feb 2017), T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and eCornell’ (a subsidiary of Cornell University), with which he uses to promote Maha-Veganism, as taught by the Buddha. He can be reached at tdethedailyenlightenment.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
Published Works (Books and articles written, translated, edited):
 The Daily Enlightenment 1: Reflections For Practising Buddhists
 The Daily Enlightenment 2: Reflections For Practising Buddhists
 The Daily Enlightenment 3: Reflections For Practising Buddhists
 The Daily Enlightenment 4: Reflections For Practising Buddhists
 The Daily Enlightenment 5: Reflections For Practising Buddhists
 The Daily Enlightenment 6: Reflections For Practising Buddhists
 The Daily Enlightenment 7: Reflections For Practising Buddhists
 Amitabha Sutra: The Sutra In Which The Buddha Speaks Of Amita Buddha
 The Sutra In Which The Buddha Speaks Of Immeasurable Life: Section On Amitabha Buddha’s Forty-Eight Great Vows
 The Great Buddha Crown’s Surangama Sutra’s Section On Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva’s Perfect Penetration With Mindfulness Of Buddha
 Guanshiyin Bodhisattva’s Universal Door Chapter
 The Prajna Paramita Heart Sutra
 The Pure Land Passport: The Three Great Essentials When Approaching Death
 The Faith Factor: The Treatise On Ten Doubts About Pure Land
 The Stonepeace Book Volume 1: One Hundred Illuminating Inspirational Sayings
 The Stonepeace Book Volume 2: One Hundred Enlightening Inspirational Sayings
 The Amazing & Amusing Adventures Of Sam & Sara: The Zen Of All Kinds Of Stuff
 Be A Lamp Upon Yourself (Editor)
 Awaken: Gateway To Buddhism (CD-ROM) (Editor)
 With Same Vow And Practice (Editor)
 Various Articles in ‘For You Information’ magazine
 Various Articles in ‘Nanyang Buddhist’ magazine
 Various Articles in ‘Awaken’ magazine
 Various Articles in ‘Shi Cheng Chao Yin: Singapore Buddhist Lodge Newsletter’
 Article in ‘Eastern Horizon’
 Various Articles in ‘Buddhist Channel’ website
 Various Articles in Singapore’s Inter-Religious Organisation’s 2009 Commemorative Magazine for the China-Singapore Religious and Cultural Exhibition