Understanding Depression with Kindness Forum »

by Lee Chew Poh

6th July, 2012 – I attended a special forum organized by KL Buddhist Mental Health Association (BMHA) with the title, “Understanding Depression with Kindness.” It was a very informative and inspiring forum, whereby Dr. Phang Cheng Kar (psychiatrist & president of BMHA) explained that depression is more than just occasional low mood – it is a serious psychological illness! Among the main common symptoms of depression are persistent feelings of sadness with crying spells, easily tired, and lost of interest in doing things. More serious symptoms include suicidal thoughts or attempt. »

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Crazy Wisdom: A documentary about Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche - once called “one of the greatest spiritual teachers of the 20th century,” and ”the bad boy of Buddhism” taught Buddhism as if it was a matter of life and death. He fled the Communist invasion of Tibet, studied at Oxford during England’s Swinging Sixties, and then made a decision to break with the 1,200 year tradition of his lineage.

Buddhist Film Festival Singapore »

The Thus Have I Seen (THIS) Buddhist Film Festival 2012 will return this September 22-29 at Shaw Theatres Lido, Singapore, and it is set for another spectacular edition with a bigger and more exciting movie line-up from around the world. Themed “Open your mind”, the festival presents specially selected films that reflect the cultural, social and religious aspects of Buddhism, told through 16 original, thought-provoking films by emerging and accomplished filmmakers from 11countries, including China, France, Indonesia, Japan, Sweden, Thailand, and the US. »

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