Buddhism 101: The Four Noble Truths

The Four Noble Truths are the first teaching the Buddha delivered upon his enlightenment. They present a summary of the Buddha’s teachings in theory and practice. In discussing the Four Noble Truths, this course will introduce some basic concepts in Buddhism and relate their relevance to our daily life. Understanding the Four Noble Truths will enrich our understanding of life, giving us hope and inspiration to lead meaningful and happy lives.

About the Speaker:
Venerable Dr Chuan Sheng
, Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs / Associate Professor, Full-time

Venerable Chuan Sheng obtained his BA (Honours) in History from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and PhD in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University. Specialising in Asian history and East Asian international relations, he was an academic staff of NUS for 26 years, before receiving his higher ordination in Taiwan in 2013.

Currently training under his ordination master, Venerable Kwang Sheng, at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery, his interests in Buddhist Studies include Pure Land Buddhism and mindfulness meditation. He is Associate Professor and Vice-Rector of Academic Affairs.

5 August 2018

• Introduction
• The Buddha: Life and Teachings
• Buddhism and Modern Times
• The Four Noble Truths: From Suffering to Happiness

12 August 2018

• The First Noble Truth: Nature of Suffering
• Ordinary Suffering: Physical and Mental
• Suffering of Change
• Suffering of the Human Condition

26 August and 2 September 2018

• The Second Noble Truth: Cause of Suffering
• Craving
• Grasping
• Ignorance

9 and 16 September 2018

• The Third Noble Truth: End of Suffering
• Happiness in this Life
• Happiness in Future Lives
• Happiness of Liberation

23 and 30 September 2018

• The Fourth Noble Truth: Path Leading to the End of Suffering
• Morality
• Mental Development
• Wisdom
• Conclusion: From Suffering to Happiness

Date: Referring to above

Time: 2pm to 4pm

Fee: $50 per person (8 sessions)

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

To Register:
1. Online Registration ~ https://goo.gl/ecrNa5
2. Reception Office @ KMSPKS | 9 am – 4 pm

Enquiry: 6849 5300 | ded@kmspks.org

Registration Deadline: When fully registered

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