Saturday, June 4, 2011

Talk in MV on the 5th of June 2011

I have invited Ms Ong Siew Kim, a teacher from MV, to give a talk. The talk will be on BGR. It will commence at 1030 am in Mangala Vihara on the 3rd floor last classroom. Please be punctual:D
After the talk, a group of youths from Young Buddhist Chapter is coming over to promote their camp which will be held this month.
Do give us your support by coming down:D


Upcoming Talks in July 2011

Dear friends,

There will be a talk on how mindfulness can benefit your career and personal life, and help you improve your work-life balance. 
The speaker is Dr Tan Eng Kong, an Australian psychotherapist who has shared his practice and knowledge at many occasions since 1990.
He will also conduct a workshop for social service and healthcare professionals, on combating compassion fatigue. 

You may find more details below, and in the posters.

Lifestyle Talk - Applying Mindfulness for Personal and Family Success
Mindfulness is a teaching and practice which has the greatest benefits for us.  In our personal life, our career path improves as we work mindfully and we self-actualise to our fullest potential. At the workplace, the way we relate with our colleagues can be improved as we truly understand interdependence. We also prioritise more skilfully and our work-life balance improves. At home, our family relationships bloom in the positive and peaceful psychological space we create through mindfulness. 

Date and time: 1 July 2011, Friday, 7pm to 9pm 
Ticket price: $5 
Nearest MRT station: Toa Payoh
Enquiries hotline: 8424 1549 

Workshop - Combating Compassion Fatigue in the Workplace
Research has shown that the most important factor contributing to the outcome of caregiving by the helping professional is his/her psychological well-being.
In today’s health fields many therapists and counsellors suffer internalised negative emotions from their patients. Some feel traumatised, others feel desensitised; most are exhausted and a few become depressed. How can caregivers give care when plagued by such states of mind?
This workshop will define compassion fatigue and burn out, examine the underlying causes and suggest simple and sustainable remedies from Western psychology and Buddhist teachings.

Who should attend: Professionals in the healthcare, social service, counselling, and education sectors
Venue: Poh Ming Tse Temple, 438 Dunearn Road Singapore 289613
Date and time: 2 July 2011, 9am to 5pm
Ticket prices: $80
Nearest MRT station: Newton
Enquiries hotline: 8424 1549 

Dr. Tan Eng Kong (MBBS, MPM, FRANZCP) is the Founder and Chairman of Metta Clinic in Sydney, a group practice consisting of psychiatrists, psychologists and psychotherapists. He is the Founder President of the Australian Association of Buddhist Counsellors & Psychotherapists (AABCAP). He is also the Director of Training of AABCAP’s two year Buddhism and Psychotherapy Professional Training Course. He graduated in Medicine in Malaysia in 1971 and the first batch of Psychiatrists in the Master of Psychological Medicine course in the University of Malaya in 1975. Dr. Tan was the Founder President of Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) in 1971. He is a Foundation Member of the University Buddhist Education Foundation (UBEF) in Australia.