Grooming Talents Through Collective Learning
Starting off with the singing of two energizing Tao songs led by students from the Chong De Class, the Student Group from the Singapore Tao Community gathered at Chong De Cultural Building on 1 July 2023 for our Annual Student Group Combined Class. With much enthusiasm and excitement, immense positive vibes could be felt in the hall!
Cultivating Virtues and Actions in Tandem with One’s Own Circumstances
The path towards sainthood began from the day of Tao acquisition. Using life’s journey and students’ education path as a preface, Tao Initiator Tan Sau Wah shared the contents from the Oracle: [Tao Cultivation & Propagation Roadmap]. Tao Initiator Tan emphasized the Three-Pronged Approach towards cultivation and propagation - Class, Holy Roles & Ten Functional Groups. Attending classes helps us to better understand Tao, cultivate Tao, practice temple etiquettes, and spread the gospel of Tao. Holy Roles provide us with the opportunity to fulfil our vows, actively cultivating and propagating by adhering to the philosophy of Tao. The Ten Functional Groups is the cradle of Talents development in our Tao community, from each his or her best, giving us the opportunity to practice Tao and serve others.
Experiential Learning- Fusing Activities with Applications anchored on Teachings by Holy Teacher
Through Team Learning via the Tetra Model, our students got to know their own personality traits through the representation of different elements [Earth, Air, Water, Fire]. The purpose of understanding their own self and others, provide awareness and openness to the needs of others. Having awareness promotes the appropriate response towards the emotions of others while openness allows one to develop multiple coping mechanisms to interpersonal conflicts. Together, these enhance one’s ability to minimize any misunderstanding and manage one’s emotions well. Thus, displaying maturity in emotional management during their Tao cultivation journey (Ji Gong Living Buddha Oracle on “Potential Talent”).
Overcoming Insurmountable Obstacles with Unity as Strength
Through team building games, students were given varied challenges and tested their communication, creativity and leadership qualities. The various activities were deliberately designed to allow the practice of working with people of different elements and applying interpersonal communication skills. With determination, the students embraced the challenges and overcame them with harmony, unity and teamwork! As guided by Bu Xiu Xi Bodhisattva’s mercifulness, Success is not measured by an individual, but by a Team; through complementing, supporting and accommodating one another.
Journeying with Gratitude and Devotion
Thankful to the grace of Heavenly Mater and virtues of our Holy Teachers, the mercifulness of Tao initiators, and the care and concern showered by Speakers and beloved seniors, our hearts are full of gratefulness. With Holy Roles and missions in mind, as we embark into the Era of Bu Xiu Xi Bodhisattva, the Student Group of Singapore Tao Community will continue to hold a firm belief, inherit the mission of Tao Propagation and display the spirit of teamwork! A resounding success to the 2023 Singapore Tao Community Student Group Combined Class!