2017 年 Women’s Division Kenshu 妇人部研修会

BEGIN WITH FAITH

Women’s Division Kenshu was held on Sunday, 17 December 2017. Two months before the event, members of the planning team met weekly on Monday nights to brainstorm with sincere Daimoku.

On the day of the Kenshu, believers and friends entered the main door of Kaimyo-in Temple filled with anticipation. A small group of women played the ukulele and were singing songs to welcome the guests. After registering, the attendees went upstairs for the Daimoku chanting session.

At 1.00pm, Chief Priest Reverend Shotsu Nomura led short Gongyo and Daimoku chanting before handing over to emcees, Chiam Soon Lin and Joanne Tang.

A short video depicting how people can enjoy momentary happiness and forget their sufferings is a timely reminder not to chase for instant gratification.

The attendees were divided into three groups – English-speaking attendees at the carpark and the remaining non-English speaking attendees on the second and third floors of Kaimyo-in Temple. Lively interactions followed as participants spoke frankly about how they changed their lives and overcame challenges through sincere practice and shakubuku.

After the breakout sessions, everyone gathered back at the main hall to listen to inspiring experiences from two believers who coincidentally have the same name – May. May Lim is a believer of seven years, and May Koh is a new believer of one year and seven months. After that, members were then invited to share their impressions of this Kenshu.

Noreen, Chief of the Women’s Division, delivered the closing remarks of the event with her encouragement on daily practice and daily life before inviting Chief Priest to deliver his guidance.

The Women’s Division Ukulele Team provided an enjoyable finale to the Kenshu with two songs – “Fen Siang” and “Don’t Worry Be Happy”. Participants were invited to enjoy the refreshments served and were each given a souvenir for attending the Kenshu.

Special thanks to Vice-Koto, Women’s Division Chief, planning team and support group for giving their best with itai doshin for the success of this year’s Kenshu.

Siamalla, Jurong Zone
I was feeling tired after working the night shift and wanted to pass on this year’s Women’s Division Kenshu. My sister Vani encouraged me not to miss the Kenshu, so I had a cup of coffee, washed up, and we both attended.Instead of feeling tired or sleepy, I felt refreshed during the Kenshu.

The whole experience was eyeopening for me. I always felt that my problems were tough in comparison to others, but I was not expecting other believers to have more complex issues to resolve. I was very touched by the sharing of testimonials.

The ukulele performance was such a treat to watch and enjoy. This Women’s Division Kenshu strengthened my faith and motivated me to work harder for kosen-rufu.

Kala, Sengkang Zone
The Kenshu was very well-planned and refreshing. I was enlightened to know that many fellow believers are facing many obstacles and they overcome them with the Gohonzon’s blessing and Daimoku.

I was well-engaged throughout the Kenshu. I will share what I have heard with my family members and friends and encourage them to attend the nextKenshu.

Chen Yingmin, Sembawang Zone
The Kenshu was excellent as many encouraging stories were shared. It made me reflect on how fortunate I am and how I should appreciate my life and blessings instead of complaining about trivial matters.

Sua Kim Jo, Hougang Zone
I have learnt many useful experiences from this Kenshu. During shakubuku activities, I will share these experiences with others who are suffering.

Chong Hee Kian, Tampines Zone
The organisation of the Kenshu and experience sharing were well-planned. Everyone was so engrossed and immersed in the discussion. The Kenshu was a great success.

从信心开始

这次的妇人部研修会于2017年12月17日星期日举行。

其实,在举行研修会之前的两个月,策划小组的成员们在每周一晚上诚心诚意的唱题之后,都会聚集在一起对有关课题进行讨论。

在举行研修会的那一天,信徒和朋友们都带着万分期待的心情,步入开妙院大门。

当时, 也有一小组妇人信徒一边弹着乌克丽丽,一边唱歌来迎接到访的信徒。在办完登记手续后,参与者便去本堂参加唱题。

下午1点,主管尊师野村正通御尊师在带领勤行和唱题后,两位节目主持人詹春莲和董俐吩主持活动。

一部描述人们如何追逐,享受瞬间的快乐而忘记他们现有痛苦的短片,当头棒喝地提醒我们不要去追求一时的满足与快乐。

参加者过后分成三组, 讲英语的在停车场聚集,其余的在开妙院本堂和客殿。通过踊跃交流,大家坦率地分享了他们各自如何通过真诚的修行与折伏,从而改变了他们的人生并克服了种种困难与挑战。

小组交流会结束之后,大家重新聚集在开妙院的大厅,专心聆听两位同名信徒讲述激动人心的经历。两位分享体验的信徒都叫May。May Lim入信已经有七年,而另外一位May Koh是入信仅一年七个月的新信徒。之后,信徒成员们都坦诚地分享了他们对这一次研修的感想与心得。

妇人部长范会珠在总结时,鼓励大家如何在日常生活中正确地修行。随后,主管尊师发表他的信心指导。

妇女部的乌克丽丽团队弹奏了两首悦耳的歌曲 —-《分享》和《敢敢做个开心人》,并以此作为这次愉快的研修会尾声。过后,信徒成员们一起享用茶点,每人也都得到一份参加研修会的纪念品。

在这里,要特别感谢我们的副讲头、妇人部部长、策划组和支援组的兄弟姐妹们!因为你们真诚的付出与努力,才使今年的研修活动取得圆满的成功,并落实了异体同心的精神。

研修感想与心得

裕廊区 Siamalla
那天,上完夜班后,我确实感到很累。本想要错过今年的妇女部研修, 可是我的姐姐Vani鼓励我不要缺席。所以我喝了一杯咖啡,洗了澡,然后和姐姐一起前來参加研修会。在研修会期间,我感到精神焕发,一点都不困倦。

研修的经历让我大开眼界。我一直觉得自己的问题比别人更难解决,但没有想到其他的信徒拥有更烦、更复杂的问题。所有其他信众们与大家分享的体验,都深深地感动着我。

聆听乌克丽丽的演奏真是一种享受。这次妇女研修会增强了我的信心,也激励我要为广宣流布作出更多努力。

盛港区 Kala
研修会的整个过程都是精心策划的,也令人耳目一新。我也同时领悟到,许多信众在生活中正面临很多困难,但他们以御本尊的慈悲和题目来克服这些挑战与障碍。

整个研修会期间,我一点也不感到闷。我会和家人及朋友分享我在这里所学到的一切,并鼓励他们参加下一届研修会。

三巴旺区 陈颖敏
这次的研修会举办得非常出色,而信徒们也分享了许多令人鼓舞的故事。这让我反省自己是多么的幸福,其实我应该多感激自己拥有的幸福人生,而不是一味抱怨那些琐碎的事务。

后港区 陈胜利
我从研修会上学到了很多有用的经验。在行折伏时,我会感同身受别人的痛苦并分享这些经验。

淡滨尼 张禧娟
研修会的节目和体验分享都是精心策划的。每个人都全神贯注在讨论中。研修会举办得很成功。