Buddhism is a path of transformation. If you want to realise your potential to be awakened from ignorance, if you want to develop the courage to face the reality of life, and if you want to learn to transform yourself into a noble person – you are welcome to join us on this journey of spiritual awakening!
The weekly Dhamma sessions will provide you with the opportunity to:
- learn devotional practices that will help to build up your confidence in the Triple Gem;
- learn different Dhamma reflection and meditation techniques that will promote mental development and cultivation;
- gain in-depth understanding on the teachings of the Buddha by learning directly from the discourses; and
- listen to Dhamma talks and learn how to relate the Dhamma to your daily life and spiritual aspirations.
The journey to spiritual perfection begins within oneself, as we have the inherent potential to become peaceful and happy. You are invited to discover and experience this for yourself.
Details of our weekly Dhamma sessions (held every Sunday) and how you can attend are provided in the sections below.
|Schedule||2:00pm - 3:45pm
(Singapore Time, GMT +8)
|Conducted by||Ven. K. Rathanasara|
|Online attendance at|
(No registration required)
|In-person attendance at|
|Dhammakami Buddhist Society
29, Lorong 29 Geylang, #06-02, Singapore 388078.
|2:00pm - 2:25pm||Homage to the Triple Gem|
|2:25pm - 2:55pm||Guided Meditation|
|2:55pm - 3:00pm||Break|
|3:00pm - 3:30pm||Discourse Study (or) Dhamma Talk|
|3:30pm - 3:40pm||Q&A|
|3:40pm - 3:45pm||Sharing of merits|
Our ‘Dhamma Study and Daily Practice’ sessions include these segments:-
- Homage to the Triple Gem (Devotional practices)
- Guided Meditation
- Discourse Study*
- Dhamma Talk*
(* ‘Discourse Study’ and ‘Dhamma Talk’ are rotated on alternate Sundays.)
Homage to the Triple Gem (Devotional practice)
When practised with right understanding, Buddhist devotional practice can strengthen our spiritual development, provide us with spiritual solace, and help us regain self-confidence in our day-to-day lives by reminding ourselves to be guided by the Triple Gem. It is therefore important, as practising Buddhists, to learn at least some basic forms of devotional practice that we can do at Buddhist temples or at home.
The Dhamma session starts with a group devotional practice that includes paying homage and making offerings to the Triple Gem, and a short recitation of selected Dhamma verses. Such group sessions provide the wonderful opportunity for us to engage in devotional practice in a fulfilling and meaningful way.
We are comprised of both body and mind. We exercise, take nutritious food, and groom our body to keep it clean, beautiful, healthy and strong. While we take care of our body, do we also keep our mind healthy, strong, pleasant and productive? To have a healthy mind, it is important to feed our mind with positive, constructive and wholesome thoughts.
The Buddha’s teaching is all about mental development and cultivation, and the path of transformation is achieved through meditation. Meditation is thus not optional for Buddhists, it is compulsory. Besides spiritual progress, meditating regularly can help improve our mental and physical well-being, which will in turn translate into many visible benefits in our daily lives.
The Dhamma session allocates thirty minutes for a guided meditation, and a different subject is covered each week. There are six meditation subjects which are rotated on a weekly basis, they are: Mindfulness on Breath, Loving Kindness, Reflection on the Buddha, Contemplation on Impermanence, Five Reflections, and Recollection on Death.
This segment provides the opportunity to learn Dhamma reflection and meditation techniques under proper guidance. Practising together as a group also provides us with the motivation to sit through thirty minutes of meditation, without which we might not do it if we were to practise alone.
The teachings from the Buddha are documented in the Discourses (i.e. Suttas). Learning the Discourses is of great importance for Buddhists, because this is as close as we can get to learning directly from the Buddha Himself. Studying the Discourses not only provides us with a clearer and deeper understanding of the Buddha’s teachings, it also offers us a glimpse into the context of the Discourses and how it was like during the Buddha’s time. It is very inspiring to see that the Buddha’s teachings are so timeless and precious, that these teachings are as much applicable 2,500 years ago as they are now.
In this thirty-minute Discourse Study segment (included on alternate Sundays), selected Discourses will be explained in detail, thus allowing us to gain in-depth understanding on the teachings of the Buddha.
The Buddha once said, “One who sees the Dhamma sees me, and one who sees me sees the Dhamma” (Vakkali Sutta).
In our diligent quest to learn the Dhamma, besides studying the Discourses, another good way to learn is to listen to Dhamma talks. The Dhamma session includes a thirty-minute Dhamma talk (included on alternate Sundays) with a different topic each time, covering different aspects of the Buddha’s teachings throughout the year. Listening to the Dhamma talks allow us to relate how the Dhamma can be directly applied to our daily lives, as well as how the Dhamma can help in the pursuit of our spiritual aspirations.
How to Attend
For online attendance
No registration is required for online attendance. The Dhamma sessions will be streamed live via Zoom.
All are welcome to join our Dhamma sessions online via this Zoom link : https://bit.ly/DKBS-DSDP21
For in-person attendance
The Dhamma sessions are held at the Dhammakami Buddhist Society located at No. 29, Lorong 29 Geylang, #06-02, Singapore 388078.
In line with safe distancing measures, each Dhamma session will be open for up to 25 persons only. Entry to the venue will be strictly by registration only.
To attend the Dhamma sessions in-person, please register through this Eventbrite link: https://dkbs-dsdp21.eventbrite.com
The Eventbrite link will be open for registration every Monday for the Dhamma session of that week. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Successful registrants will receive an email confirmation.
As observing the prevailing public health measures is a high priority for us, only those who have successfully registered for a place will be allowed entry to attend in-person. Attendees will also need to observe all the health safety measures including wearing a mask at all times, keeping safe distancing, and be ready with the TraceTogether App or token.