Category: Happenings

08
Nov
2011

Blessing Place or Persons?

By Royston Sim [The Straits Times]: ‘For 40 minutes on Saturday morning, representatives from eight religions took turns to recite…

27
Sep
2011

Alternative News

I figured that it is alright to no longer subscribe to any local papers, since they are all government controlled….

20
Sep
2011

Remembering More Than 100,000

A friend posted this on Facebook on 9/11: ‘Remembering those who were lost in 911, and many others who were lost…

19
Aug
2011

Cold Fish Handshake

Amazingly and appropriately, in body language, such a handshake, as you can see at http://youtube.com/watch?v=3M07B1Gr6jc is called a ‘cold fish…

10
May
2011

My Virgin Vote

I know very little about politics but I know a good government should work for the people and not for…

17
Jan
2011

More Dharma Education

There is much discussion accounting for the drop of 9.2% of Buddhists here, according the latest census. Wanted to write…

01
Nov
2010

He Will Only Be Reborn

In the movie ‘(Avatar): The Last Airbender’, one of the baddies shouts to his henchmen who capture him, ‘Do not…

02
Aug
2010

The Power of Truth

The truth is the truth. What does it matter… that someone said it?* The truth is the truth. What does…

07
Jun
2010

What the Buddha Really Taught

A letter sent to the press: I refer to the 2 June 2010 article in The Straits Times, ‘Pray, let’s…

25
May
2010

The Speciesist Few?

If a handful of people dislike those of another race and rant against their ways, this doesn’t mean that the…

05
May
2010

Interreligious Similarities & Differences

Something I helped to answer for the press: Q: Is current interfaith work too skewed towards looking for commonalities? Is…

30
Mar
2010

Simplest & Most Humane Solution for Pigeon Problem

Something written for the press that went unpublished: I refer to the letter ‘Town council right in culling pigeons‘ (Mar…

26
Feb
2010

Operation Bogus Bust (Part 2)

Please feel free to… 1. Send this link https://moonpointer.com/new/2010/02/operation-bogus-bust-part-2 to share this article with your friends. 2. Download the above…

08
Feb
2010

How to Handle Misrepresentations of Buddhism

From http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DharmaNews/message/5373 : This mail is to inform Buddhists of two serious cases of Buddhism being misrepresented in the context…

05
Jan
2010

Analysis of ‘Relics Exhibition’ Controversy

From http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DharmaNews/message/5321 : Controversy Over Display of Buddhist Relics Yen Feng, The Straits Times, 2 January 2010 Five prominent Buddhist…

07
Dec
2009

Why the Appeal Against the Appeal?

Part 1: https://moonpointer.com/new/2009/11/appeal-to-drop-appeal Part 2: http://buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=22,8764,0,0,1,0 (as below): In reply to the letter ‘Buddhism not damaged by wayward monastics, but…

03
Dec
2009

Hopenhagen Beckons Now!

Shen Shi’an has sent you the following message from http://www.hopenhagen.com: On December 7 (4 days away), leaders from 192 countries…

01
Dec
2009

Big Changes Start Small

From http://www.todayonline.com/Voices/EDC091123-0000166/Online-Only—Change-the-world-one-meal-at-a-time : I refer to “Go meatless one day a week“ (TODAYonline, Nov 22). It might seem that refraining…

25
Nov
2009

Two Ways to End Animal Sacrifice

This is a message from Human Society International. It might be belated, but it’s important and we can work towards…

23
Nov
2009

An Appeal to Drop the Appeal

From http://www.buddhistchannel.tv/index.php?id=22,8733,0,0,1,0 : The once most famous Buddhist monk in a small country is now its most infamous. Then again,…