Date: 2 Oct – 6 Nov 2021 (Every Sat – 6 sessions)
Time: 3.00pm to 5.00pm
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佛法与禅修基本课程 – 业力和再生(华文班)
日期: 2021 年10 月2日 至 11 月 6日 (每逢星期六- 六堂课)
时间: 下午 3点至5点
请以 Zoom 的方式参加

1. 业力和再生 (一)2/10/21
2. 业力和再生 (二)9/10/21
3.业力和再生 (三)16/10/21
4.业力和再生 (四)23/10/21
5.业力和再生 (五)30/10/21
6. 业力和再生 (六)6/11/21

鉴于新加坡的 COVID-19 疫情不断恶化和政府实行的措施,我们将不会在佛教图书馆举办现场课程。 这些课程将通过 Zoom 进行

我们将首先向佛、法、僧三宝敬拜,然后进行引导式禅修课程。 接下来是佛法讲座,之后是问答环节。 课程将以回向过后结束。 新学员无需具备任何禅修经验或佛法知识即可加入课程。
对于 2021 年 10 月 2 日至 11 月 6 日(6 节)的这部分课程,我们将讨论“业力和再生”。 在前两周(10 月 2 日和 9 日),我们将探索以下课题:

1. 业是什么?业如何操作?
2. 什么是业的差别?
3. 是否一切根据业力之律操作?
4. 我们在何时承受业力?业力/业的果报如何生起?
5. 我们如何得到业灭?

我们在这两周中学习的内容将提供我们对业力的基本知识,这将使我们能够更深入地探讨这个主题(10 月 16 日和 23 日),尤其是以下的 9 个关于业力的常见问题:

1. 一个行为(业/因)是否总是会产生同样类型和强度的果报?
2. 业像资产负债表吗?我们所做的善业能否抵消我们的不善业?
3. 功德/福德与业有什么关系?
4. 业储存在哪里?
5. 我们今生的一切都是宿业(过去业)的果报吗?
6. 有没有所谓的“共业”?
7. 如果无我,谁来做业,谁来感受业的果报?
8. 是否有可能完全避免不善的念头和情绪?
9. 对业的了解如何帮助我们的修行?

我们在 10 月 30 日和 11 月 6 日继续讨论“再生”的相关课题:

1. 我们在今世和过去世的业如何影响我们的再生?
2. 什么被再生?是同样的识在轮回吗?
3. 再生是死后立即发生吗?
4. 众生轮回再生多久了?轮回有开始点/源头吗?
5. 我们可以不相信轮回而仍然修行佛法吗?


这每周一次的禅修与佛法课程是佛教图书馆努力通过学习和实践促进对佛教的全面理解和赏析的一部分。 佛教图书馆的所有活动均由志愿者组织举办;其常驻僧侣的生计以及建筑物的维护完全由公共乐捐布施支持。 由于这些课程是免费提供的,我们希望和呼吁您继续为 佛教图书馆捐款,即使您不在那里上课。 您可以在 找到各种捐赠渠道。 多少皆佳,每一份布施乐捐都是倍受感激的。

1. Kamma & Rebirth (part 1) 2 Oct 2021
2. Kamma & Rebirth (part 2) 9 Oct 2021
3. Kamma & Rebirth (part 3) 16 Oct 2021
4. Kamma & Rebirth (part 4) 23 Oct 2021
5. Kamma & Rebirth (part 5) 30 Oct 2021
6. Kamma & Rebirth (part 6) 6 Nov 2021

In view of the worsening COVID-19 situation in Singapore and the measures imposed by the Government, we will not be holding physical classes at the Buddhist Library. The classes will be conducted via Zoom instead:

We will begin the class by paying homage to the Triple Gem – Buddha, Dhamma & Saṅgha, followed by a guided meditation session. A Dhamma talk will be next, with a Q&A after that. The class will end with the sharing of merit. New participants do not need to have any meditation experience or Dhamma knowledge to join the class.

Dhamma Talks on “Kamma & Rebirth”
For this block of classes from 2 Oct to 6 Nov 2021 (6 sessions), we will be discussing “Kamma & Rebirth”. In the first 2 weeks (2 & 9 Oct), we will explore the following topics:
1. What is kamma? How does kamma take place?
2. What are the different types of kamma?
3. Does everything operate according to the Law of Kamma?
4. When do we experience the results of kamma? And how does kamma bear fruit?
5. How do we achieve cessation of kamma?

What we learn in these two weeks will provide the basic knowledge of kamma which will enable us to go more in-depth on this topic (16 & 23 Oct) with 9 frequently-asked questions on kamma:
1. Will an action (kamma) always produce a result (vipāka) of the same magnitude and intensity?
2. Is kamma like a balance sheet? Can the wholesome kamma we earn cancel out our unwholesome kamma?
3. How is merit related to kamma?
4. Where is kamma stored?
5. Is everything in our current life a result of past kamma?
6. Is there such a thing as social or collective kamma?
7. If there is no self, who does the kamma, and who receives the result of kamma?
8. Is it possible to avoid unwholesome thoughts and emotions?
9. How does the understanding of kamma help us in our spiritual practice?

We proceed to the related subject on “Rebirth” on 30 Oct & 6 Nov:
1. How exactly do our actions in this life and previous lives determine our rebirth destination?
2. What or who is reborn? Is the same consciousness passed on from life to life?
3. Does rebirth take place immediately?
4. How long have beings been reborn? Is there a beginning to this cycle of birth and death within saṃsāra?
5. Can we not believe in rebirth and still practise Dhamma?

These weekly Meditation & Dhamma classes are conducted as part of Buddhist Library’s efforts to promote a holistic understanding and appreciation of Buddhism through study and practice. All Buddhist Library activities are organised and carried out by volunteers; and the livelihood of its resident monks as well as building maintenance are supported solely by public donations. As these classes are offered free, we would like to appeal to your generosity to continue to make donations towards Buddhist Li