Venerable Fashu

 
Present   Vice-President,
Buddha Dharma Sangha Association Incorprated
(Western Australia)
     
2007 to 2016   Trustee,
Singapore Buddhist Federation
     
June 2006 to June 2012   Member,
Board of Directors of Singapore Buddhist Federation
     
1995 to 2000
  Taught Buddhist meditation in the Buddhist Societies of National University of Singapore, Nanyang Technological University and Ngee Ann Polytechnic.

Taught Buddhist classes in Singapore's Manjusri Secondary School. (The Buddhist classes form part of the school's extra curriculum activity.)


Congratulations to Nalanda Society for being officially registered in Singapore.

The name of the Society is inspired by "NalandaUniversity" - a major ancient centre of learning from the 5thcentury AD to 1197 AD in India. It was not only a centre for learning, Buddhist subjects, non-buddhist subjects were lectured there as well. It attracted pupils and scholars from Korea, Japan, China, Tibet, Indonesia, and even Greece, Persia and Turkey there. In the 7th century AD, the well-known Chinese pilgrims, monk Xuan Zang (Hiuen Tsang) and monk Yi Jing (I-Tsing) went there to study as well.

One of the goals for setting up the Society is to provide local and international Buddhist learners and practitioners, a centre of learning so that they can do theoretical research and meditative practice together, particularly in Chan and Vajrayana Buddhism. Eventually, the learners would gain wisdom and experience based on the teachings to heal their defiled minds and help other beings.

I hope that the Society will achieve its goals progressively and truly benefit mankind and other beings. May all beings do well in their learning and practices, and attain the perfect enlightenment quickly.

 

Venerable Fa Shu
Religious Advisor

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