Date: 15 May to 31 Jul 2020 (Every Fri) refer to schedule below
Time: 7.30pm – 8.30pm (with optional 30mins for Q&A)
Venue: Skype
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
15 May Concept of 5 Aggregates
Bhante Wimalajothi
22 May The Core Teachings
Dr. Wong Weng Fai
– Why the teaching of the Four Noble Truths
– Understanding the concept of suffering
– How to cope in today’s context
29 May A Disciplinary cord for Laity
Bhante Somananda
 5 Jun The Theory of Kamma and Rebirth
Bhante Wimajothi
12 Jun Understanding the concept of Suffering
Bhante Somanada
19 Jun The Doctrine – 3 Characteristics of Existence
Bhante Wimalajothi
26 Jun Mental Culture and its Gradual Process
Bhante Somanada
3 Jul The Middle Doctrine
Dr. Wong Weng Fai
– Doctrine of Dependent Origination
– Applications and implications to a modern lifestyle
 10 Jul 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
 17 Jul The Founder – Life of Gautama Buddha
Dr. Tham Weng Yew
– His Lifelong Work
–  His Contributions to the World
– Significance of “Buddhahood”
24  Jul The 3 Facets of Buddhism
Dr. Tham Weng Yew
– A look at Theravada, Mahayana & Vajrayana Concepts & Teachings
–  Rituals, Ceremonies and Culture
 31 Jul  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


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