Educational ‘School Days with a Pig’

DHARMA@CINEMA: School Days with a Pig (Strictly by registration only)
A movie screening and sharing by Shen Shi’an

Based on a controversial true story that swept across Japan, a rookie primary school teacher suggests his students to raise a pig before eating him, so as to learn ‘the real connection between life and food.’ The students name their piglet P-chan and together they overcome problems faced when taking care of him. After a year of devotion showered on P-chan, they find themselves debating to decide the fate of P-chan. What should they do and what will they do? Come and see this touching and thought-provoking story! [See review of movie @ https://moonpointer.com/new/2009/04/bittersweet-school-days-with-a-pig – spoilers included!]

Venue: Awareness Place [Well-Being] Centre, #03-39 Bras Basah Complex
Date/Time: Thu 16 July 2009, 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Register: Email wsdp [at] kmspks [dot] org, Tel 6849 5346 or SMS 8100 3587 your name and contact info

About the Speaker: Shen Shi’an was one of the founding members of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery’s Dharma Propagation Division in 1997. Holding an MA in Buddhist Studies, he currently serves as a Dharma Trainer and Project Coordinator in the Community Development & Training Department, focusing on research, writing and teaching on various subjects of Buddhism.

He was the founder of the monastery’s Youth Mission (now named Youth Ministry), a purchaser for its Awareness Place bookshop project, and the Chief Editor of the Web and Library Department, which co-supported Buddhanet.net, the world’s most popular Buddhist website. He is the founder and editor of TheDailyEnlightenment.com, one of the world’s largest independent Buddhist inspirational e-newsletter with over 26,000 members, the editor of ‘Be a Lamp Upon Yourself’, ‘Awaken: Gateway to Buddhism’ and ‘The Daily Enlightenment (1,2,3)’. He also contributes occasionally to magazines such as ‘Nanyang Buddhist’, ‘Awaken’ and ‘For You (Information)’, and writes Dharma movie reviews for BuddhistChannel.tv, the world’s leading international Buddhist news network.

He is used to conducting Dharma discussions for youths at tertiary institutions’ Buddhist societies, and has taught at the Singapore Buddhist Federation’s English Dharma Class. He has represented Buddhist perspectives in NACLI, NHB, NHG, SAF, SPF and ACM events and is a member of the Inter-Religious Organisation, through which he participates in interfaith harmony projects. He also co-runs Moonpointer.com, which is a community blog that promotes sharing of Buddhism via writing.

Organised by kmsYM (Youth Ministry of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery): Offering young adults effective ways to learn Buddhism while achieving personal & spiritual growth: www.kmspks.org/youth