Date: 10 Aug to 26 Oct 2019 (Every Sat)
Time: 3.30pm to 5.45pm
Venue: The Buddhist Library, Auditorium
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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 Saturday 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.
2019 (Mar – May) Dhamma Talk Videos
1.Right Livelihood (Part I)
2. Right Livelihood (Part II)
3. Buddha Vandana (Part I)
4. Buddha Vandana (Part II)
6. Dhamma Vandana (Part I)
7. Dhamma Vandana (Part II)
8. Sangha Vandana (Part I)
9. Sangha Vandana (Part II)
2018 (Aug – Nov) Dhamma Talk Videos
1.Right Action: Abstinence from Killing (Part I)
2. Right Action: Abstinence from Killing (Part II)
4. Kalama Sutta (Part II)
5. Four Noble Truths: 1st Noble Truth
6. Contemplation of Body
7. Right Action: Abstinence from Stealing
8. Four Noble Truths: 2nd Noble Truth
9. Four Noble Truths: 3rd Noble Truth
10. Four Noble Truths: 4th Noble Truth
11. Buddha Images
2018 (Mar – May) Dhamma Talk Videos
1.Right Speech: Abstinence from Falsehood (Part I)
2.Right Speech: Abstinence from Falsehood (Part II)
3.Right Speech: Abstinence from Falsehood (Part III)
5. Right Speech: Abstinence from Divisive Speech
6. Right Speech: Abstinence from Harsh Speech
7. Disappearance of Buddhism from India
8. Right Speech: Abstinence from Idle Chatter
9. Right Speech: Do Good, Purify the Mind (Part I)
10. Right Speech: Do Good, Purify the Mind (Part II)
Class Mentors: Foo Siew Ee, Foo Siew Fong, M.J. Lee, Tan Sock Hoon
Consultant: Bhante Dhammaratana.
About Bhante. Dhammaratana
Bhante was born in Sri Lanka and received his Buddhist ordination at the age of 13. In 1973, Bhante left Sri Lanka for Dhammaduta activities (i.e. to make available the Buddha’s teachings) in Singapore at the invitation of Venerable M. Mahavihara. He is the senior pupil of the late Venerable Bellanwila Sri Somaratana Nayaka Thera. He, a student of Vidyalankara Pirivena, is a graduate of Vidyalankara University.
After graduation, Bhante served as the Deputy Principal and Principal at two prestigious seats of learning, Sunethradevi Pirivena and Paramadhamma Chetiya Pirivena, respectively. In 2003, Bhante obtained his Master of Philosophy Degree from the University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka. In 1999, Bhante founded a meditation retreat centre, the Paramita Meditation Centre, located at Kadugannawa, Sri Lanka, with the assistance of Buddhist devotees from Singapore. Bhante is concurrently the present chief incumbent of Bellanwila Rajamaha, a well-established Buddhist temple located close to Colombo in Sri Lanka.