2023 Buddhism Lecture Series

Looking to deepen your understanding of Buddhism?

Register for the 2023 Buddhism Lecture Series (conducted in English) today and learn how to apply Buddha’s teachings in your daily life. Cultivate invaluable qualities of wisdom, compassion, and fill your life with peace and joy.

Important Notice - Please Read Before Registering
  • Pre-requisite: basic Buddhism knowledge.
  • Each module has different degrees of complexity. Participants are advised to start in this order: Extra-Ordinary Happiness: Sigālovāda Sutta & Dīghajāṇu Sutta, Happiness Through Blessings: Maṅgala Sutta and finally Ultimate Happiness: Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta.
  • Participants can register any number of modules.
  • Registrations will only be accepted during each module’s registration period.
  • Registrations made cannot be fully/partially refunded nor transferred.
  • Masks must always be worn in class.
  • All lessons will be conducted in the monastery’s premises. However, remote online learning may be adopted in accordance to prevailing government guidelines or when necessary.
  • Dinner and transportation services will not be provided.
  • Students are reminded to bring their own water as bottled water will not be provided.
  • The monastery seeks the cooperation of all students to preserve the sanctity of the place. All students should be dressed modestly, with clothing that covers their shoulders and knees.
  • Participants seeking course fee concessions may contact 6849 5345 or email DED@kmspks.org for assistance.
Extra-Ordinary Happiness: Sigālovāda Sutta & Dīghajāṇu Sutta

Date: 15 Mar to 24 May 2023 (Every Wednesday)
Time: 7.30pm to 9.00pm
No. of Lessons: 10
Registration Period: 25 Dec 2022 to 14 Mar 2023
Synopsis: Daily life may appear stressful and challenging, especially in the midst of a global pandemic. Oftentimes the stressors and troubles are self-inflicted due to our ignorance. In pursuit of our Happiness, we turn to material comforts and sensual experiences that provide only fleeting Ordinary Happiness. Come and explore the timeless advice and instructions provided by the Buddha to lead a life that would provide the basis for Extra-ordinary Happiness in this life and beyond. In this module, we will delve into the wisdom found in two Suttas. The first is Sigālovāda Sutta, which highlights the activities that we should engage in and avoid in order to live a purposeful and joyful life, while fulfilling our responsibilities and relating harmoniously with everyone. We will also study the Dīghajāṇu Sutta, where the Buddha expounds on how we can train ourselves, to improve our welfare and Happiness and to lead our lives with compassion and wisdom, bringing benefits in this life and future lives.

Happiness Through Blessings: Maṅgala Sutta

Date: 31 May to 2 Aug 2023 (Every Wednesday)
Time: 7.30pm to 9.00pm
No. of Lessons: 10
Registration Period: 27 Feb to 30 May 2023
Synopsis: Everyone seeks Happiness. However, not everyone knows how to create the conditions that are necessary for Happiness to arise. Out of great compassion, the Buddha had provided guidance on the actions we can take to progress on the spiritual path, leading to greater well-being and Happiness. In this module, we will explore in detail the instructions given by the Buddha in the Maṅgala Sutta, that would lead us to life’s greatest blessings! Join us in this illuminating study, as Venerable explains how we may best apply the Buddha’s instructions in our contemporary lives.

Ultimate Happiness: Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta

Date: 13 Sept to 15 Nov 2023 (Every Wednesday)
Time: 7.30pm to 9.00pm
No. of Lessons: 10
Registration Period: 12 Jun to 12 Sept 2023
Synopsis: Purification of the mind is essential if we are determined to seek the taste of ultimate bliss through our own awakening, and to be free from all sufferings. This can only be realised through our effort to develop the mind, step by step. In this module, the Venerable will address the obstacles that would arise in one’s practice and how to overcome them and guide us through the Four Foundations of Mindfulness as taught in the Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta. We will take an experiential approach to study the Sutta and will learn the methods to develop concentration and wisdom, which will lead the way to achieve the highest and ultimate Happiness.

Venue: Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall | Level 1, Classroom 9

Fee: $35 per person | per module (Every module comprises of 10 lessons) 

Enquiry: ded@kmspks.org | 6849 5300 | 6849 5345


Online Registration

Extra-Ordinary Happiness: Sigālovāda Sutta & Dīghajāṇu Sutta
Registration Period: 25 Dec 2022 to 14 Mar 2023
Registration Link: https://bit.ly/EBC2023_M4

Happiness Through Blessings: Maṅgala Sutta
Registration Period: 27 Feb to 30 May 2023
Registration Link: https://bit.ly/EBC2023_M5

Ultimate Happiness: Satipaṭṭhāna Sutta
Registration Period: 12 Jun to 12 Sept 2023
Registration Link: https://bit.ly/EBC2023_M6 

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*Please click on this link for the detailed class schedule of the 2023 Buddhism Lecture Series.