Good questions, wise answers — understanding Mahāyāna Buddhism

Embark on a six-lesson English course exploring Mahāyāna Chinese Buddhism, based on the book “Orthodox Chinese Buddhism”. This literary masterpiece, written by the late Venerable Master Sheng Yan, is known as one of the definitive and most influential books that offer insight into the right thought, beliefs and practices of Mahāyāna Chinese Buddhism.

In each lesson, we will delve into a selection of topics extracted from the text, exploring themes such as “What are orthodox Buddhist beliefs and practices”, “What are the basic dogmas of Buddhism”, where “Buddhism” in the context of the book refers to Mahāyāna prevalent in Chinese communities.

By the end of the course, participants will have a comprehensive understanding of basic Mahāyāna beliefs and practices through Q&A sessions and discussions.

  • The default mode of lesson will be in-person learning at the monastery. However, remote e-learning via pre-recorded lectures may be adopted when necessary.
  • All classes are strictly non-refundable and non-transferable upon successful registration.
  • Students are advised to bring their own drinking water as bottled water will not be provided.
  • Regardless of gender, students are required to observe appropriate dress codes when attending lessons in the monastery. Attire which reveals the shoulders or thighs is strictly prohibited.

Date: 7 July to 11 August 2024 (every Sunday)

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Venue: Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall, Level 1 classroom

Fee: $30

To Register:
1) Online
2) In-person registration:

  • KMSPKS Reception Office: 9am to 4pm
  • Awareness Hub: 11.30am to 6pm


Registration Deadline: 5 July 2024 or when fully registered

Enquiry: 6849 5345 |