Date: 20 Aug 2021 to 22 Oct 2021 (Every Friday)
Time: 7.30 pm to 9.15 pm
(Details for Zoom will be posted on the Buddhist Library website in mid-August)
The 2021 Dhamma & Meditation classes will resume on 20 August 2021. Due to the worsening Covid situation, the Buddhist Library (BL) has decided to suspend all classes until further notice. We will therefore hold this block of classes via Zoom. Details are as follows:
We will begin the class by paying homage to the Buddha, Dhamma & Saṅgha, followed by an opening speech, then a guided meditation session. Dhamma Bites will be next, with a Q&A after that. We will be covering new Dhamma Bites topics as well as revising topics already covered in the past 4 years. The class will end with the sharing of merit. New participants do not need to have any meditation experience or Dhamma knowledge to join the class.
The gift of Dhamma exceeds all gifts. Sabbadānam̊ Dhammadānam̊ jināti
Develop a path to realise the Buddha’s teachings. In the book “Who Is My Self” by Ayya Khema, three conditions were listed for the practice of meditation to bear fruit: Firstly, to know our own dukkha, to recognise where it comes from, and how it operates in our lives; the second is to gain confidence in the Buddha’s teaching and to realise that we can take this path; and the third is to experience joy at the opportunity we have been given.
The Friday Meditation and Dhamma class mentors aim to help fulfil these conditions. And we do it by sharing the strength and beauty of the Buddha’s teachings in a simple, clear and digestible way, practising various meditation techniques as taught by the Buddha, and providing practical applications for everyday life. Through these weekly sessions, we hope to inspire in all participants an abiding curiosity, interest, and determination to explore the Dhamma and live life according to the Buddha’s teachings. It is never too late to start.
Class Mentors: Foo Siew Ee, Foo Siew Fong, Tan Sock Hoon
Consultant: Bhante Dhammaratana