Tuesday, August 18, 2009

English Dharma Course

Singapore Buddhist Federation is organizing this course to "develop participants’ understanding in basic Buddhist teachings for life enrichment."

Contents:
Lectures and panel discussions on the life of Buddha, a brief history Buddhism, Buddhist teachings, application of Buddhist teaching in daily life.

Entry Qualifications: Age above 16 and fluent in written and spoken English.
Duration of Course: 3 years with 2 semesters per year.
Date: Every Friday from 6th of March 2009
Time: 8.00pm - 9.30pm
Venue: Singapore Buddhist Federation, 59 Lorong 24A Geylang, Singapore 398583
Tel: 6744 4635
Fax: 6747 3618

Registration:
Fee: Adult $50; Student $25

Certificate of Completion: Certificate of completion of the course will be issued to each participant who has satisfied the set criteria.

Registration:
1. Photocopy of NRIC or Passport;
2. One recent passport sizes photo.
3. Registration at:
Buddhist Federation,59 Lorong 24A Geylang, Singapore 398583
Tel: 6744 4635
Fax: 6747 3618

Off hours: 0900 am to 5.00 pm Mon to Fri; 0900 am to 100 pm Sat

4 comments:

pearlie said...

And I've seen a group of kids and adults in a mall here wearing T-shirts with the words Sunday Dhamma School. My lecturer is right. There is a heightening intellectualism among the Buddhists compared to the Christians who keeping warning against having it all in the head but going the extreme by rejecting it.

Steven Sim said...

pearlie,

Going to Sunday Dhamma School may just be another religious indoctrination process, like a church Sunday school. Does not necessarily signal any intellectualism.

And besides, xtianity never claim enlightenment & wisdom to be the height of our religious experience, unlike Buddhism.

Steven Sim

Sze Zeng said...

Hi Pearlie,

Buddhists are fluid people, they can almost do anything following other groups. Now, they even have 'cell-group', 'praise&worship songs', 'youth service', etc.

I was undertaking a diploma of Buddhist studies a few years ago, but dropped it half-way because the course talked too much on what we cannot test and know; like Valentinus' gnosticism in speculating in Primal being, aeons, sophia's role, etc.

Sze Zeng said...

Steven,

You know better since u spent so much time hanging out with a staunch buddhist, Ah Yoon. :)