Sunday, August 18, 2013

Heart Sutra Workshop 2013

Heart Sutra Workshop 2013

What is Heart Sutra?
The Heart Sutra is one of the most common sutra recited in temples and monasteries worldwide. While being the shortest, at 260 Chinese characters, it expounds deep and profound teachings of Emptiness as taught by the Buddha.


What is Emptiness and how can we apply it in our life today?
How do we recite this sutra and how can we change ourselves so that we can become happier?
Come join us for the Heart Sutra workshop and learn more!

Heart Sutra Workshop 2013
Workshop Programme (conducted in English)
- Puja
- Recitation of Heart Sutra (Learn to recite!)
- Teachings
- Discussion
- Dedication of Merits
Date: September 15th, 22nd,
October 13th, 20th, 27th,
November 10th, 17th, 24th
December 1st, 15th
Time: 4.00 pm to 6.00 pm for all the dates above.
Venue: Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery,
Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall, Level 1, Room 9
Fees: $40
Attendance: By registration ONLY. Registration is now open!
Closing Date: 8th September 2013
Enquiries: Tel: 6849 5300 | Email:
Registration Form: Heart Sutra Reg Form (Excel)

Conducting Venerable:

Venerable Chuan Guan was ordained under Master Miu King (Master Miao Jing 妙境長老) in 2002 and received higher ordination in 2003. He began his monastic training in Fa Yun Monastery (New Mexico, United States), learning the sutras and practised meditation under the Mahayana Buddhist tradition while studying the Theravadan Pali Canon.

Between 2006 to 2009, he continued his training under Ven. Sik Kwang Sheng in Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery(KMSPKS). From July 2009 to June 2013, he served in the Buddhist Library as a resident monk. Since July 2013, he has returned to KMSPKS as a resident monk.

Prior to monkhhod, he received his degree in Computer Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and worked in the IT industry prior to monkhood. As a Buddhist monk, his focus is on Dharma learning, meditation and he also provides counseling and spiritual services. Online, he reaches out to the Buddhist community via his blog at, Facebook, Twitter, and through apps on Apple and Android mobile devices.