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Choe Khor Sum Ling

Buddhism in a Nutshell

One Time
Aug 05

Fundamental Philosophies and Theories

03:30 PM, Sun, August 5, 2018 — 06:30 AM, Sun, August 5, 2018

Choe Khor Sum Ling Centre

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5th Aug 2018, Sunday - 10am to 1pm: Buddhism in a Nutshell – an Introduction to Buddhism Course

This is an introductory course that provides a general overview of basic Buddhist principles and concepts for complete beginners. Some of the topics to be covered include:

1. Life story of Shakyamuni Buddha – similarities of Buddha’s life to ours and how Buddha answered the “Meaning of life” questions that we all have.
2. The Four Noble Truths – first teachings given by the Buddha.
3. Introduction to basic meditation techniques – including the seven-point meditation sitting posture, meditation on the counting the breath and bare attention meditation.
4. Overview of the Buddhist path and how to practise it in a systematic way etc.

In this coming session,
· There will be a meditation practice on counting the breath
· A brief recap of the first two Noble Truths and the third and fourth Noble Truths to be covered in more details
· There will also be a short break in between where tea and snacks will be provided. All are welcome!

The course will be conducted by Venerable Gyalten Rabten. Born and raised in Singapore, Venerable Rabten is one of our senior Teachers at CKSL from the Sera Jey Monastery in Bylakuppe (Karnataka).