Established in 2012, it allows parents and children to learn and grow together 。Classes for parents’ spiritual growth include courses on the Fo Guang philosophy, parent-child education, medical/health topics, social issues, art and crafts, tea meditation, Dharma courses, thematic sharing, reading sessions, and sharing of learning experiences. Classes are taught by instructors from the Buddha’s Lights members, Buddha’s Light Lay Dharma teachers, scholars, and Venerable. Members of the Parent’s Spiritual Growth Class and their children learn together, faith and lineage and dedicate themselves to Humanistic Buddhism together at FGS PJ.
Grand Master Ven Hsing Yun hopes that wherever there are Fo Guang members, there will be Scouts to practise the Three Good Deeds : speak good words, do good deeds, and think good thoughts, combined with the Scout’s philosophy of “doing one good deed a day” to nurture the future masters of the nation. On May 22, 2005, the first Buddhist Scout Troop was established at FGS PJ in Malaysia on Wesak Day. This is also the first Buddhist Scout Troop in the history of Scouts in Malaysia.
The annual event of Fo Guang Scout Troop Malaysia is the annual camping held during the school holidays in November. The theme of the event is “Say good words, do good deeds, and think good thoughts” , the practice of serving people and the Scouts’ philosophy of “doing good every day”. In addition to the camping experience, the program also includes scout training, outdoor survival skills, Dharma lectures, meditation, formal Buddhist meal etiquette , campfire, group recreation, games, and various Badge advancement exams.
Tai Chi is an exercise that benefits the body and mind. In addition to effectively improving the function of the heart and lungs, the endless movements of Tai Chi also help to coordinate all parts of the body. Tai Chi requires a relaxed body and a mind free of distractions, i.e., a “calm mind”, which has a stress-relieving and relaxing effect on the mind. The Tai Chi class is held every Thursday from 8:00PM to 9:30PM and is instructed by retired elementary school Principal Mr. Siu Mau Chung.
The course combines theory and practise. The course starts from the basic brushwork and proceeds to the study of calligraphy. Its appreciation and evaluation is through the analysis of the structure of the Chinese character, brushwork, strength and body posture.
Yoga originated from ancient India. The purpose of practicing yoga is to reduce mental and physical pain and achieve a state of balance. It is one of the easiest method to strengthen the immune system. “According to the Yoga Sutras, the eight steps of yoga are abstinence, refinement, body alignment, breath alignment, mindfulness, concentration, meditation, and Samadhi. These are the eight steps of yoga, starting from the initial conditioning of the body, and leading step by step to the state of yoga (self-awareness) and the stillness of the body and mind.
If you bloom, the butterflies will come. They love dancing. They express their feelings with dance. Whether they are happy or unhappy, dancing is the best way to express their emotions. I believe they will achieve their dream as long as they stay focus.
With the dancing exercises and the rhythm of music, the body can stretch the muscles and bones, relax the nervous tension, improve the flexibility of hands and feet, and relax the body and mind. Line dancing is not only suitable for silver-haired people and people with aging or painful lower limb joints, but also caters to the lively personalities of young people. The instructor is Ms. Deng Shuxian.
Through the formal floral course, students learn hand-eye coordination, color matching fundamentals, and aesthetic awareness. They can incorporate such skills into their daily lives and improve the quality of life.
Fantasy starry sky painting class enhances the drawing skills of children and unleash their infinite imaginations, creativity and perseverance. Through the classes conducted by the teachers, the students will not only develop their own creativity, but also experience the importance of collective creativity. In addition, it is hoped that painting and handicraft can indirectly cure physical and mental illness.
Since 2007, the English Buddhist Studies Group has been transformed into the “English Buddhist Studies Reading Group”, and the study of English version of the Prajna Paramita Sutra is led by Venerable Ru Xing, the Deputy Abbess of FGSPJ. During the class, the participants communicated and discussed in English, and were guided by the Venerable Ru Xing.
The target audience is mainly English-educated believers and those who are interested in Buddhism. All discussions will be conducted in English, with guidance from the Venerable . This is mainly for English-educated believers and those who are interested in English Buddhism.
Doctrine of the Pure path
The purpose of studying the Doctrine of the Pure Path is to guide meditation, and the ultimate purpose of studying and mastering Abhidharma is to end the worries and to extinguish all sufferings.