[SLT] Basic Buddhism Course
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Basic Buddhism Course (BBC)
Introduction When :
Every Saturday from 20 Jan 2007
9am - 11am
Richard (Vajiro) Chia
Where : Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple,
30-C St. Michael's Road, Singapore 328002
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The Basic Buddhism Course is specially designed and tailored to suit the fast-paced and modern lifestyle.
This 20-lesson-course skillfully balances theoretical study of DHAMMA with MEDITATION practice, providing a strong basis for understanding of BUDDHA'S TEACHINGS and a good foundation for mental development. It will greatly benefit both beginners as well as long-time practitioners.
The course consists of three sections, namely BUDDHIST FUNDAMENTALS, MEDITATION and PALI CHANTINGBuddhist Fundamentals
The Buddhist fundamentals are structured to provide in-depth, intellectual framework for the understanding of the essentials of the BUDDHA'S TEACHINGS.
Topics covered include:
The definition of Evil, Good & Pure
Life of the Buddha
Four Noble Truths
Noble Eight-Fold Path
Four Foundations of Mindfulness
Karma & Rebirth
as well as studying of major SUTTAS.Meditation
Inclusive in the course are MEDITATION training sessions. Step-by-step meditation instructions & guidance will be given during the training. The techniques taught are:
Metta - Loving KindnessPali Chanting
Kayagati - Impurities of Body
Jhana - Concentration
Vipassana - Insight
Pali Chanting includes homage to the Buddha, Dharma & Sangha, offering (puja), as well as the traditional suttas: Mangala Sutta, Ratana Sutta, and Metta Sutta.
The Course Instructor
The course instructor, Richard (Vajiro) Chia, is an experienced Dhamma teacher who has a clear and straightforward approach to Buddha's teachings. He is able to bring out dynamism of Buddhism, and its relevance in present day.
Vajiro is also well-known for his effective and efficient meditation instructions, having guided many through the levels of concentration and stages of insight knowledge. His coaching method has helped many students to REALISE the teachings of the Buddha.