Date: 1 Apr to 3 Jun, Every Fri (refer to schedule)
Time: 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Venue: The Buddhist Library, 佛教图书馆
Fees: Members FOC, Non Members $20

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“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


01 Apr The Core Teachings
– Why the Teaching of The Four Noble Truths
– Understanding The Concept of Suffering
– How to Cope in Today’s Context
Evelyn Goh Pih Yu
08 Apr The Founder – Life of Gautama Buddha
– His Lifelong Work
– His Contributions to the World
– Significance of “Buddhahood”
Dr Tham Weng Yew
15 Apr The Doctrine – 3 Characteristics of Existence
– Concept of 5 Aggregates
– The Theory of Kamma and Rebirth
Liew Chai Hoon
22 Apr The Middle Doctrine
– Doctrine of Dependent Origination
– Applications and Implications to A Modern Lifestyle
Evelyn Goh Pih Yu
29 Apr The 3 Facets of Buddhism
– A Look at Theravada, Mahayana & Vajrayana Concepts & Teachings
– Rituals, Ceremonies and Culture
Dr Tham Weng Yew
06 May The Doctrine (I)
– The Tipitaka (3 Baskets)
– Evidence of Authenticity – Historical
Ven Wiloye Wimalajothi
13 May The Path
– The Middle Path
– The Three Aspects of the Path
– The Methodology to Escape from Rounds of Rebirth
– Mind Transformation – Meditation
Dr. Wong Weng Fai
20 May Buddhism as We See It Today
– General Concepts – Religion or Atheistic?
– Comparison with Other Spiritual Movements
– Its Relevance in Today’s Secular Context
Prof Wijebandara Chandima
27 May Facing the World
– Applying Buddhism in Modern Day Setting
– Looking into Human Lifespan in the Buddhist Context
– Tackling Death and The Dying Process
Bhante Dhammaratana
03 Jun Mental Cultivation Wee Sin Tho