Saturday, February 10, 2007

How the first Buddhist Circle went.

I think that the picture summarises it all quite well. There was some food, some interesting discussions, some fairly formal paperwork and lots of talking. All in all, I would say that it went well, although there is still plenty of room for improvement and growth.

For one, the topic of discussion could be more focused. We seemed to be running everywhere with the topics yesterday. It is probably okay as an introductory session since it touches a bit of everything. However, it would not be useful for noobs who are not familiar with the religion as yet. Therefore, it would be a good idea to have a 'topic of the day' discussion instead. That would benefit the noobs much more.

The singing sessions didn't really work quite well. I for one, have never found hymn singing of much use. It is not a technique that works for everyone. So, I certainly hope that we have less of that in the future. However, it seems that WeiShen likes the singing part quite a bit. He was shaking about and singing up front. I have a very nice picture of him doing that and is probably worth a bit of money!

The refreshments were more than good enough. I didn't expect it to be as well organised as that. Thank goodness for the seniors and gang. It was all fun and good to be part of the buddhist circle. There were a few awkward silences but overall, it went well for a first session. I do hope that the movement grows slowly.


weishen said...

HEY! It was a not bad for a start one. Thanks a lot for the pics and your comments. I admit I like singing...will do that more, influence all of them to like singing. :P

Chet Wei said...

I quite enjoyed it myself. It was pretty well done for a first time, but I haven't been to a CG or CF before, this seems quite home-ey to me.
Shawn, learn to sing. You managed to learn photography, it's time to try something new----- singing!!!

I had fun, but I look weird in the photo. >.<

Shawn Tan said...

it's not that i dun like to sing.. ever since hitting puberty, my voice cannot sing dy.. so, too bad..