Monthly Archives: May 2015

Ajahn Dhammasiha Jun 2015

Ajahn Dhammasiha Jun2015Ajahn Dhammasiha will be in Singapore from 25 to 28 June 2015 and will be giving talks during his stay here.


26 Jun (Fri), 7.30pm – Talk
27 Jun (Sat), 11.00am – Dana
28 Jun (Sun), 9.30am – Talk
28 Jun (Sun), 11.00am – Dana
Above activities are held in Wat Ananda.  Talks will be held in the new building, level 3.


Pls see attached poster for his entire programme.

Ajahn Dhammasiha was ordained as a Theravāda Buddhist monk in Sri Lanka in June 1995, with most Ven. Pandita K. Sri Jinavamsa as preceptor.  In 1998 he went to Australia and started training in the tradition of Ajahn Chah, first at Bodhinyana Monastery in Perth, and later at Vimokkharam, a quiet Forest Hermitage in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges.  During this period, he was fortunate to receive teachings from some of the foremost living teachers of the Thai Forest Tradition, like Tan Ajahn Tui and Tan Ajahn Plien, on their visits to Australia.


Ajahn Dhammasiha arrived in Brisbane in 2007 on invitation by Brisbane Buddhist Vihara, to help in establishing a forest monastery in South East Queensland.  He is now the abbot of Dhammagiri Forest Hermitage, the first forest monastery in Brisbane.

Vesak Day 2015

WAY Vesak2015 Poster(R3)Vesak Day is the day where we celebrate the birth, Enlightenment and passing into Parinibbana of Lord Buddha.

We have specially arranged 2 talks for everyone to recollect the Teachings of the Buddha on this day (1 June 2015, Mon) :

10.00am to 11.30am – Meditation by Dr Ng Wai Chong (instructions will be provided)

2.00pm to 3.00pm – The Buddha was born, lived and gained Enlightenment, passed away in Singapore by Bro Kweh Soon Han.

Venue : Wat Ananda, new building (level 3)

There will be candle procession on Vesak eve and Vesak day in Wat Ananda at 7.30pm.

ALL are welcome.

(Please visit our website again for any updates to the Vesak programme.)

Venerable U Ukkansa : Samatha and Vipassana Meditation Course 2015 (Part 1)

Bhante Ukkansa Jun2015Venerable Ukkansa will be conducting a meditation course in June-July 2015.

Dates: 7 June – 26 July (Every Sun and Tue, except 28 Jun)
– Tue : 7.30pm – 9.30pm
– Sun : 9.00am – 11.00am

Registration is not required. ALL are welcome.

Venue : Wat Ananda, new building, level 3.

Enquiries :

Course outline:

  • Introduction of Samatha and Vipassana
  • Mindfulness of breathing: nimitta, four levels of jhānaand five jhāna masteries
  • Meditation on 32 parts of the body
  • Kasiṇa meditation
  • Four sublime abidings: Mettā, Karuṇa, Muditā, Upekkhā
  • Four protective meditation: Loving-kindness, Recollection of the Buddha, Foulness meditation and Recollection of Death
  • Four Elements Meditation
  • Sixteen Vipassanā knowledges & path to Nibbāna