About this program
Discovering Buddhism is a basic Buddhism course conducted by The Buddhist Library for beginners who have no knowledge of Buddhism as well as non-practitioners. Through a series of talks delivered by experienced monastic and lay teachers, you will learn fundamental knowledge about Buddhism.

Learning Outcomes and Teaching Methodology
The course aims to equip participants with fundamental knowledge of Buddhism.

This will be presented in a series of 10-12 talks by experienced Sangha and lay teachers. There will be opportunity for Q&A.

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Who should attend?

Non-practitioners, beginners on the path interested to know more about Buddhism, as well as practitioners who would like to keep in touch with the Dhamma.


  1. Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha
  2. Five Precepts as Moral Principles for Buddhist Lay Followers
  3. The 1st Noble Truth about Suffering
  4. The 2nd Noble Truth about the Cause of Suffering
  5. The 3rd Noble Truth about the End of Suffering
  6. The 4th Noble Truth about the Way Out of Suffering
  7. The 5 Aggregates
  8. The 3 Universal Characteristics
  9. The Theory of Kamma and Rebirth
  10. Why is Mental Cultivation Important in the Practice
  11. The Different Practice of Buddhism – A Look at Theravada, Mahayana & Vajrayana Concepts & Teachings/Rituals, Ceremonies and Culture