Dearest Friends,
It is with great sadness to know about the passing on of holy Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, who is one of the Teachers of many of CAS"s Teachers, not least of all, HH the Dalai Lama, HE Luding Khenchen Rinpoche and HH the Sakya Trizin.
May the world never be free from the guiding lights of holy Masters !!
bb and all in CAS of T_A Chenrezig in prayers.
OBITUARY: Kyabje Chogye Trichen Rinpoche
Dharamshala: Tuesday, January 23, 2007 ( - The Central Tibetan
Administration mourns the demise of Kyabje Chogye Trichen Rinpoche, head of
Tsharpa branch of the Sakya Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
The former secretary of the Department of Religion and Culture breathed his
last in Nepal yesterday morning, at the age of 87.
As a mark of respect, the departments and offices of the Administration
remained closed yesterday afternoon, following an hour-long prayer session
at 3 p.m.
Kyabje Chogye Trichen Rinpoche was a renowned tantric master, a dedicated
practitioner, an outstanding scholar and an eloquent poet.
His Eminence Sakya Trizin, head of the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism,
described the great accomplishments of Kyabje Chogye Trichen Rinpoche as:
"There are many who have attained the wisdom arising from the study of the
Scriptures. There are some who have attained the wisdom arising from
contemplation of the Dharma. There are few who have gained wisdom arising
from meditation.
"His Eminence Chogye Trichen Rinpoche is one who has attained all three
wisdoms. One should consider oneself fortunate just to meet him, which is in
itself a great blessing."
Fore more information on Kyabje Chogye Trichen Rinpoche visit
In Gratitude:
Much gratitude to many many friends who have extended your kindness and helping-hands with offers of assistance towards the visit of
Drepung Loseling Khen Rinpoche.
We are glad to have found a comfortable place for Rinpoche and His monks as well as volunteers to take care of Him.
Do be assured that we will inform Rinpoche of all your kind offers and His blessings !!
"Amituofo !!"
Dear everyone,
Here's a great treasury of Tibetan Buddhism teachings by great and eminent teachers; it's one of the most comprehensive I've come across. The website also has a similarly extensive list of Theravadan, Mahayana, Pure Land and Zen teachings.
Om Mani Padme Hung...
Shu Lian
For a biography of one of the holiest living Dakini, a grand daughter of the first Dudjom Lingpa,
please see attached.
For details on supporting a most important project of the great Dakini, please email Mr Koh at  
For programme of HE Gangteng Rinpoche, please email Law Sit at
For programme of Lama Sherab Dorje, please email Jusitn at 
Dear Friends,
Students Care Service (SCS) is a voluntary social work organisation registered with the Registrar of Societies and Commisioner of Charities. It is affiliated to the National Council of Social Service and part-funded by NCSS / Community Chest. SCS has been providing direct social work services to students and their families since it was founded in 1976. Core services provided by our agency include: 
  • Casework and Family Counselling
  • Educational Psychology Service
  • School Social Work
  • Consultation and Training
  • Family Life Education
  • Social/ Educational Programme
  • Guidance Programme
  • Groupwork Packages
  • Volunteer Development
There are 3 centres spread across Singapore. Currently, the Clementi Centre of SCS is recruiting volunteers to reach out and make a difference in the lives of more children and youths. The details of the programmes are as follow: 
1) Podz Youth Mentoring (Target Group: Youths)

Description                    : Podz Youth Mentoring is a community project for youths completing their rehabilitation programme with MCYS.


                                       We?¡¥re looking for people who have been through teenage life and can relate comfortably to teenagers. People who would take the trouble, get to know a teenager, and allow                                                 teenagers to get to know them as a friend.


                                        So if you?¡¥re thinking of a meaningful journey that can make a difference in a teenager,  the SCS Podz Youth Mentoring invites you to come on board.


                                        Give it a try ?you might just change a life. Or it might change yours.  


Role of volunteers            : Befriend and guide youths in their transition back to the community.

                                         Meet youth for up to 3 times per month for a period of 1 year.


                                         Attached PDF document provides you with more details of this programme.


If you are interested to find out more about volunteering for this programme, you could

  • attend a briefing session on 10 Feb 07, 2pm at Students Care Service Clementi Centre (blk 437, Clementi Ave 3 #01-98)
  • If you would like to attend the briefing, please RSVP by 06 February 2007.  
Contact Person               : Mrs Wong Cher Meng, Principal Social Worker  
                                         Tel: 6778 6867
2) Soccer Interest Group (Target Group: Youths)
Description                : Soccer is used as a medium to engage and greater reach out to teenage boys. Through soccer, lifeskills such as discipline, anger management, perseverance etc, are imparted to                                             youths.
Role of volunteers        : Asist Volunteers would assist social workers in: 
                                          - assisting/ coaching for soccer
                                          - being a role model for the youths in the soccer group
                                          - As many of the teenage boys will be entering into NS when they complete their education, it would                                                             be helpful if volunteers have had completed NS.
Frequency                    : Once a week on Saturday mornings during the academic calendar.
Location                       : Clementi area
Contact Person             : Tremandy Ng, Social Worker
                                      Tel: 6778 6867
3)  Home-based Reading Programme (Target Group: Children)

Description                    : The programme is about making a difference in the life of young children. It is about empowering children for better successes in life. It is about equipping children with essential                                             skills to cope better with school and life. 

                                       One of the essential skills for better success in school is the ability to read. Unfortunately for this group of children, they have yet to develop the necessary reading skills to cope                                             with their current school work. For some, they may not even know how to read or have had experienced the joy of reading.

                                        And you can make a difference by contributing your time to read with them!

                                        The reading programme aims to provide a positive reading experience for children.

Role of Volunteers        : To provide weekly reading of story to students for 8 (Mar - June & Aug - Nov) months
                                       Conduct pre- and post-test
                                       Attend all training and review sessions with staff
                                       Provide weekly feedback to staff through email
Location                        : Commonwealth area

Contact Person               :  Tremandy Ng, Social Worker
                                         Tel: 6778 6867
If you wish to sign up or require further information, please contact Tremandy Ng at 67786867 or email 
We look forward to having you join us in making a difference in the lives of our children and youth!
Warmest regards,

Tremandy Ng
Social Worker
Students Care Service, Clementi Centre
Blk 437 Clementi Ave 3
#01-98 S120 437