Discovering Buddhism is a basic Buddhism course conducted annually by The Buddhist Library for both practitioners who would like to keep in touch with the Dhamma and refresh their knowledge of various Dhamma concepts, as well as non-practitioners and beginners on the path who are interested to know more about Buddhism.
This weekly course aims to equip participants with fundamental knowledge of Buddhism which will be presented in a series of talks by experienced Sangha and lay teachers. The topics are carefully curated hence participants are strongly encouraged to attend all the weekly sessions to keep up with the course.
“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
Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha Dr. Tham Weng Yew
Five Precepts as moral principle for Buddhist lay followers Bhante Wimalajothi
The 1st Noble Truth about Suffering Sis Foo Siew Fong
The 2nd Noble Truth about the Cause of Suffering Sis Foo Siew Fong
The 3rd Noble Truth about the End of Suffering Sis Foo Siew Ee
The 4th Noble Truth about the Way Out of Suffering Bhante Wimalajothi
The 5 Aggregates Bro Nikko Tan
The 3 Universal Characteristics Dr. Wong Weng Fai
The Theory of Kamma and Rebirth Dr. Wong Weng Fai
Why is Mental Cultivation important in the practice? Bro Nikko Tan
The different practice of Buddhism – A look at Theravada, Mahayana & Vajrayana Concepts & Teachings/Rituals, Ceremonies and Culture Dr. Tham Weng Yew
Facing the World – Applying Buddhism in Modern Day Setting/ Looking into Human Lifespan in the Buddhist Context Dr. Wong Weng Fai
How To Make Payment
Bank transfer – Internet transfer to bank current account “DBS 0010193783” or Paynow to “S81SS0026HBRS“.
Cash or NETS – please make payment at our counter.
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.