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  • [DPD Web] Shen Shi'an
    Singapore Celebrates Vesak Project Million Lotuses - Growing Compassion, Harvesting Harmony MILLION LOTUS FOLDING SESSIONS - Starting 10th of March 2006
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 28, 2006
      Singapore Celebrates Vesak

      Singapore Celebrates Vesak
      Project Million Lotuses – Growing Compassion, Harvesting Harmony  

      – Starting 10th of March 2006







      Starting on the 10th of March, Come down to KMSPKS on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in March 2006,


      Volunteer to fold as many lotuses as you can!


      Every lotus represents an aspiration of compassion - compassion that is so-needed to achieve inter-religious harmony.


      Singaporeans of all religions and races are joining in to fold 1 million lotuses, symbolizing the infinite power of compassion that we can generate towards a more peaceful world!


      Join us in doing your part for Buddhism; for this national Vesak project; and for world harmony!



      WHO can participate?

      Anyone! Children, students, youths, adults, housewives, retirees, senior citizens all can!


      WHEN does it start?

      Every Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons starting 10th March 2006.

      2pm to 6pm


      WHERE is it?

      KMSPKS Ven Hong Choon Memorial Hall Level 1


      HOW? (If I don’t know how to fold a paper lotus, can I volunteer?)

      Yes! Yes! Yes! Lotus Coaches will be showing you how to fold a lotus, no worries!



      Tel: 6849 5346

      Email: youth@...




      More about Project Million Lotuses

      Project Million Lotuses is the highlight of Singapore Vesak Buddhist Federation’s Vesak celebrations.


      This project starts in March.  Thousands of people inSingapore will be engaged in this ground breaking, mind-bogging movement to produce 1,ooo,ooo origami paper lotuses!  Buddhist organisations, religious groups, schools, community centres and many more groups will be folding lotuses.


      SBF Vesak Celebrations: 6 – 7 May 2006 @ Ngee Ann City Civic Plaza

      * Do come on down to write your aspirations and fold one more lotus with your loved ones and friends.

      * View how the lotuses you have folded are formed into an art installation.

      * Religious leaders will bless the lotuses at the finale on Sun, 7th May, 6pm . Come and be a part of this record breaking experience!

      *Enjoy other highlights: stage performances, vegetarian fair, bathing of Prince Siddhartha, turning of prayer wheels, circumbulating the Stupa, experiencing Vesak trail, kids corner and many more activities.



      How else can you help?

      *You can also pledge a certain number of lotuses and do it at home!

      *You can invite your boss, colleagues, friends and relatives to fold or pledge!

      *Donate your unwanted magazines, printing paper to us! Give your unwanted paper a new lease of life! Every paper is a lotus of compassion!

      (However, old newspaper and paper beyond recycling condition will be donated to recycling kiosk)

      *Sign up as a volunteer during 6 – 7 May 2006



      As we fold each lotus,

      Develop thoughts of loving kindness and compassion for all.

      Every lotus will bloom beautifully J


      “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries.
      Without them, humanity cannot survive.”


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