Date: 19 Mar – 21 May 2021 (Every Friday) – 10 lessons
Time: 7.30pm to 9.45pm
Venue: Buddhist Library Auditorium (2nd Level) No. 2, Lorong 24A Geylang, Singapore 398526
Participants: Maximum 35 Pax (Physical attendance) Registration starts on 16 Mar!
Or join us via Facebook Live
The Dhamma & Meditation classes in 2021 will start on 19 March. Details are as follows:
New participants do not need to have any meditation experience or Dhamma knowledge to join the class.
We will begin the class by paying homage to the Buddha, Dhamma & Saṅgha, followed by a guided meditation session. Dhamma Bites will be next, with Q&A after that and then a second guided meditation session. The class will end with the sharing of merit. To benefit those who are new to Buddhism and meditation, we will give an overview of the BuddhaDhamma (what the Buddha taught) as well as some guidelines on meditation on 19 March 2021.
New topics as well as topics that were previously covered under Dhamma Bites will be presented. Both Dhamma Bites and Chanting sessions will be conducted through screen recording.
Unfortunately, due to social distancing rules, the BL Auditorium is unable to accommodate the usual turnout for the class. Attendance will therefore have to be on a first-come-first-served basis. To facilitate this arrangement, please register first via Eventbrite. Registration for the first class will open at 12 noon on 16 March. Registration for subsequent classes will start at noon three days before each class. Live video streaming will also be available at https://www.facebook.com/BuddhistLibrary/ if you are unable to attend the Friday class at the BL Auditorium.
The gift of Dhamma exceeds all gifts. Sabbadānam̊ Dhammadānam̊ jināti
Develop a path to realize 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 realize 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, M.J. Lee, Tan Sock Hoon Consultant: Bhante Dhammaratana.
2020 (August – October) Dhamma Talk Videos
1. Kamma (Part I) – 14 Aug 2020
2. Kamma (Part II) – 21 Aug 2020
3. Kamma (Part III) – 28 Aug 2020
4. Kamma (Part IV) – 4 Sep 2020
5. Rebirth (Part I) – 18 Sep 2020
6. Rebirth (Part II) – 25 Sep 2020
7. Right Action – Abstinence from Killing (Part I) – 2 Oct 2020
8. Right Action – Abstinence from Killing (Part II) – 9 Oct 2020