Date: 7 Apr to 9 Jun 2017 (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
07 Apr The Core Teachings
Evelyn Goh Pih Yu
– Why the Teaching of The Four Noble Truths
– Understanding The Concept of Suffering
– How to Cope in Today’s Context
 14 Apr The Founder – Life of Gautama Buddha
Dr. Tham Weng Yew
– His Lifelong Work
– His Contributions to the World
– Significance of “Buddhahood”
 21 Apr The Doctrine – 3 Characteristics of Existence
Bhante Dhammaratana
– Concept of 5 Aggregates
– The Theory of Kamma and Rebirth
 28 Apr The Middle Doctrine
Dr. Lee Liang Tee
– Doctrine of Dependent Origination
– Applications and Implications to A Modern Lifestyle
 5 May The 3 Facets of Buddhism
Dr. Tham Weng Yew
– A Look at Theravada, Mahayana & Vajrayana Concepts & Teachings
– Rituals, Ceremonies and Culture
 12 May 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
 19 May Principles of Lay Followers
Bhante Wimalajothi
 26 May Buddhism as We See It Today
Prof Wijebandara Chandima
– General Concepts – Religion or Atheistic?
– Comparison with Other Spiritual Movements
– Its Relevance in Today’s Secular Context
 2 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
 9 Jun Mental Cultivation
Wee Sin Tho

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