Date: 3 May to 19 Jul 2019 (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
3 May 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
10 May The Middle Doctrine
Evelyn Goh Pih Yu
– Doctrine of Dependent Origination
– Applications and Implications to a Modern Lifestyle
17 May Buddhism as We See It Today
Bhante Wimalajothi
– General Concepts – Religion or Atheistic?
– Comparison with Other Spiritual Movements
– Its Relevance in Today’s Secular Context
 24 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
31 May The Founder – Life of Gautama Buddha
Dr. Tham Weng Yew
– His lifelong Work
– His Contributions to the World
– Significance of “Buddhahood”
 7 Jun  The 3 Facets of Buddhism
Dr. Tham Weng Yew
– A Look at Theravada, Mahayana & Vajrayana Concepts & Teachings
– Rituals, Ceremonies and Culture
 14 Jun Kalama Sutta
Foo Siew Ee
– Ten inadequate sources of knowledge
– Three unwholesome roots
– Four Sublime States
– Four Solaces
– Practical Applications
 21 Jun Suffering and the Cause of Suffering
Foo Siew Fong
 28 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
 5 Jul Principles of Lay Followers
Bhante Wimalajothi
12 Jul Mental Cultivation
Bhante Dhammaratana
 19 Jul  Q&A
All Speakers are invited to answer questions from participants


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    Fee: $20 Non Members, FOC BL Members

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