Dear Parents,

Plant the seed of Dhamma early and start inculcating Buddhist values in the child from young. A Buddhist education emphasises intellectual, moral, spiritual, and social development, all of which are essential for a happy and successful life.

Led by Venerable K. Rathanasara, our Torchbearers Dhamma classes for kids, tweens, and teens provide a specially curated curriculum that is conducive for interactive and experiential learning. Students will gain not just Dhamma knowledge, but also practical skills, fond memories, and lifelong spiritual friends.

Give your child the gift that excels all gifts – the Dhamma. Enroll your child in our Torchbearers Dhamma classes for 2023! Classes will be held weekly on Sunday mornings starting from 5th February 2023.

With Metta,
Dhammakami Buddhist Society Organising Committee

Our Vision & Goal

We strongly believe that we can transform our children to be compassionate and wise human beings. We focus on inner transformation through ethical, mental and intellectual training.

Main Focus

The Dhamma teachings in the children’s classes are primarily focused on (but not limited to) the following Four Areas:

  1. Establishing faith (Saddhā) in the Triple Gem
  2. Fostering a wholesome and ethical character (Sīla)
  3. Cultivating skilful mental qualities and virtues (Samādhi)
  4. Developing wisdom (Paññā)

Teaching Method

  • No homework (paper work) and no exams
  • Children can make their own notes if they wish
  • Learning the Dhamma and applying the teachings in daily life will be emphasised
  • Dhamma will be taught through practical sessions that include interactive and experiential activities

Class Information: DK-KIDS 2023

Class Start Date5-Feb-2023 (Sunday)
Class End Date19-Nov-2023 (Sunday)
Class Schedule9:00 am - 10:30 am (Every Sunday)
Age rangePrimary 1, 2, and 3 (Age 7-9)
Venue29, Lorong 29 Geylang, #06-01/02, Singapore 388078.
Time Table9:00am - 9:15am Puja procession, Homage to Triple Gem
9:15am - 9:30am Mental Training
9:30am - 10:00am Dhamma Learning
10:00am - 10:30am Group discussion and extra activities

Class Information: DK-TWEENS 2023

Class Start Date5-Feb-2023 (Sunday)
Class End Date19-Nov-2023 (Sunday)
Class Schedule9:00 am - 10:30 am (Every Sunday)
Age rangePrimary 4 and 5 (Age 10-11)
Venue29, Lorong 29 Geylang, #06-01/02, Singapore 388078.
Time Table9:00am - 9:15am Puja procession, Homage to Triple Gem
9:15am - 9:30am Mental Training
9:30am - 10:00am Dhamma Learning
10:00am - 10:30am Group discussion and extra activities

Class Information: DK-TEENS 2023

Class Start Date5-Feb-2023 (Sunday)
Class End Date19-Nov-2023 (Sunday)
Class Schedule11:00 am - 12:30 pm (Every Sunday)
Age rangeSecondary 1; 2 & 3 (Age 13-15)
Venue29, Lorong 29 Geylang, #06-01/02, Singapore 388078.
Time Table11:00am - 11:15am Puja procession, Homage to Triple Gem
11:15am - 11:30pm Mental Training
11:30am - 12:00pm Dhamma Learning
12:00pm - 12:30pm Group discussion and extra activities

2023 Term Schedule

TERM-1
February5 / 12 / 19 / 26
March5 / 12 / 19 / 26
AprilTerm Break
TERM-2
May7 / 14 / 21 / 28
June11 / 18 / 25
Note: No class on June 4th (Vesak falls on 2nd June)
July2 / 9 / 16 / 23 / 30
AugustTerm Break
TERM-3
September10 / 17 / 24
Note: No class on 3rd September (Sanghika Dana Ceremony)
October1 / 8 / 15 / 22 / 29
November5 / 12 / 19
Note: No class on 26th November (Robe Offering Ceremony)

DecemberTerm Break

Registrations

To register, please submit this online form: https://bit.ly/dkbs-reg-tb23

Extracurricular Activities

  • Children will participate in Vesak Day celebration and Robe offering ceremony.
  • Tisarana Ceremony (Taking Refuges formally) will be held for the children on Vesak Days as and when the children are ready for it.
  • Annually, a simple gesture of gratitude and an emphasis on the virtues of the parents will be presented on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. During such occasions, we will be adjusting our teaching topic and method accordingly to suit the theme of these days.
  • Guest Speakers (entrepreneurs, professionals, as well as experts in various fields and specialists who are also practising Buddhists) will be invited to inspire children and share how they practise the Dhamma while achieving great success in life.
  • Temple Tours (to educate the children of various Buddhist traditions) and other expeditions which can be related to Dhamma understanding and practice may be organized as and when necessary.

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