Discovering Buddhism

Date: 6 Apr to 29 Jun 2018 (Every Fri) refer to schedule below
Time: 7.30pm – 9.30pm
Venue: The Buddhist Library, Level 2 Seminar Room
Fees: FOC (BL Members), $20 (Non members)

“What is Buddhism? Is it a religion or a way of life? How do we apply Buddhism in our daily lives?”

Learning without practice is of no worth.

Though much he recites the Sacred Texts, but acts not accordingly, that heedless man is like a cowherd who counts others’ kine. He has no share in the fruits of the Holy Life.

Though little he recites the Sacred Texts, but acts in accordance with the teaching, forsaking lust, hatred and ignorance, truly knowing, with mind well freed, clinging to naught here and here-after, he shares the fruits of the Holy Life.”

The Dhammapada- Yamaka Vagga

Date Topic
06 Apr The Core Teachings
Dr. Lee Liang Tee
– Why the Teaching of The Four Noble Truths
– Understanding The Concept of Suffering
– How to Cope in Today’s Context
 13 Apr Buddhism as We See It Today
Dr. Rathnasiri Rathnayaka
– General Concepts – Religion or Atheistic?
– Comparison with Other Spiritual Movements
– Its Relevance in Today’s Secular Context
20 Apr  Postponed – Speaker was sick on 20 April.
 27 Apr The Path
Dr. Wong Weng Fai
– The Middle Path
– The Three Aspects of the Path
– The Methodology to Escape from Rounds of Rebirth
– Mind Transformation
– Meditation
 4 May The Founder – Life of Gautama Buddha
Dr. Tham Weng Yew
– His lifelong Work
– His Contributions to the World
– Significance of “Buddhahood”
 11 May  The 3 Facets of Buddhism
Dr. Tham Weng Yew
– A Look at Theravada, Mahayana & Vajrayana Concepts & Teachings
– Rituals, Ceremonies and Culture
 18 May Bhavana – The theory and the practice 
Foo Siew Fong
 25 May Principles of Lay Followers
Bhante Wimalajothi
 1 Jun Facing the World
Dr. Tham Weng Yew
– Applying Buddhism in Modern Day Setting
– Looking into Human Lifespan in the Buddhist Context
– Tackling Death and The Dying Process
 8 Jun The World of the Six Sense Bases
Foo Siew Ee
 15 Jun The Middle Doctrine
Evelyn Goh Pih Yu
– Doctrine of Dependent Origination
– Applications and Implications to A Modern Lifestyle
 22 Jun  The Doctrine 
Foo Siew Fong
– 3 Characteristics of Existence
– Concept of 5 Aggregates
 29 Jun Mental Cultivation
Bhante Dhammaratana

Registration

You may register online by filling up the online form below.

Fee: $20 Non Members, FOC BL Members

Payment Mode: Online PaymentCashNetsChequeBL Members

How To Make Payment

  1. Bank transfer – Please fill up the online form and we will contact you with the account number.
  2. Cash or NETS – please make payment at our counter.
  3. Cheque – Please make cheque payable to “Buddhist Research Society” and mail the cheque to us. Please indicate behind your cheque  “Discovering Buddhism” as well as the following information:
    • your name
    • e-mail and
    • contact no.

The Buddhist Library reserve the rights to change or cancel any part of the programme due to unforeseen circumstances. No cancellations will be accepted.

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