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6499BUDC: From 11/2: Basic Buddhism Course

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  • NamoAmituofo
    Jan 11, 2014
    From: "G S Tan" <gimsun@...>

    Hi Brothers & Sisters,


    The Buddhist Union will be conducting  the Basic Buddhism Course, commencing on  11 Feb 2014 (Every Tuesday).     


    Beginning with the Life of the Buddha, this structured Basic Buddhism Course reveals that by practising  the principles of Buddhism, it will lead us to happiness and freedom from life's problems.   The Fundamentals of Buddhism will be discussed and the Venerable ‘s treatment of the topics will be refreshing  to newcomers as well as longtime students of the Dhamma.


    Course Schedule:

    Semester I : Life of the Buddha (9 Lessons)

    Dates : Starting 11 Feb 2013 – 8 April 2013 (Every Tuesday).

    Time: 7:30pm to 9:00 pm 


    Semester II : Buddhist Observances, Three Refuge, Five Precepts, Eight Precepts, Ten Wholesome Actions (9 Lessons)

    Dates :  20 May - 15 July 2014 (Every Tuesday)

    Time: 7:30pm to 9:00 pm 


    Semester III : Four Noble Truths, Eight Fold Path, The Characteristics of Buddhism (9 Lessons)

    Dates : Starting: 26 Aug - 21 Oct 2014 (Every Tuesday)

    Time: 7:30pm to 9:00 pm 


    Upon completion of Basic Buddhism I, we will continue to explore the teachings of the Buddha in the following year, covering topics like Kamma,  Realms of Existence, Dependent Origination, Three Marks of Existence, five  Aggregates and Hindrances,  four Immeasurables, the Path of an Arahat and  a Bodhisattva, etc



    Lecturer’s Profile


    Venerable Shi Chun Nian is from Bao Guang Fo Tang temple, a Buddhist Nunnery at Thomson. Previously a Malaysian, she came to do her tertiary education in Singapore and graduated from NUS in 1995 with a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons).  She took up the robes in Singapore in 1999 under Venerable Sek Te Yuan, at the age of 27.


    After her ordination, Venerable studied at the International Theravada Buddhist Missionary University in Myanmar from 2000 to 2004 and obtained a BA in Buddhist Studies. She was exposed to a balanced system of training, comprising both theory and practice.


    Since her return to Singapore, Venerable has been conducting English Dhamma lessons and meditation classes. Currently she conducts regular Dharma Courses at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery and Meditation classes at Bao Guang Fo Tang Temple.



    For more detail, you may refer to the Poster. Thank You.



    With Metta,

    G S Tan