2018 Buddhism 101 Course

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Sign up for the Buddhism 101 Course today and learn how to apply the Buddha’s teachings into your career, wealth, interpersonal relationship and emotions. Cultivate invaluable qualities of wisdom and compassion that can lead you to develop more joy and peace.

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TOPICS / CONTENTS
The Noble Eightfold Path – Right View/Right Understanding

  • Brief methodology of the Four Noble TruthsRight View – Cause and effects
  • Right Understanding
  • What are the dukkha the participants experience in this stage of life“Mid-life crisis”
  • Kids/ Work/Exhaustion/burnout
  • Mangala Sutta – three aspects of a blessed lifeProfessional skills/Interpersonal relationship/Personal spiritual life
    How to carry on with renewed energy from Right UnderstandingSelf-care (Personal Spiritual Life)

The Noble Eightfold Path – Right Action

  • The Five Precepts as cultivation of trustworthiness
  • Third Precept: ‘dangerous liaison’ – office symbiosis?Starting a family
  • Husband and wife should have the same ideas about bringing up their children
    “It takes a village to bring up a kid” – how to collaborate with extended families

The Noble Eightfold Path – Right Speech

  • Fourth Precept: Verbal Communication skills + Right Understanding
  • With spouse and own children (“Z 时代”)

The Noble Eightfold Path – Right Livelihood (1)

  • Wealth Management – spend within one’s means
  • Extravagance on children – pros and cons
  • 不让孩子“输在起跑线上” – what do you want to teach your kids
  • We cannot foresee the future, so what can we equip our kids with? How can they be better than robots and apps?

The Noble Eightfold Path – Right Livelihood (2)

  • Wealth Management – the Buddhist way
  • Retirement plans – not just financial planning; live now
  • Legacy for children?

The Noble Eightfold Path – Right Intention

  • Renunciation (of fixated views, attitudes, wants)
  • Good will (as opposed to ill will) = Mettā
  • Harmlessness = KaruṇāStress from all directions can take a toll on us; by getting fixated and harbouring anger/impatience (ill will can upgrade to harmfulness), we become less of a human and more of a monsterIn lay terms, Right Intention is to have the intention of understanding self and others properly (and create win-win situation)

Date:  7/1, 14/1, 21/1, 28/1, 4/2, 11/2/2018 (Sunday)
Instructor:  Dr Lee Foong Ming

TOPICS / CONTENTS
 Mental Development Right Effort
• Differentiate The Growth (Learning) & Fixed Mindset (By Carol Dweck)
• Time And Stress Management
 Mental Development | Right Concentration
Mental Development | Right Mindfulness
• Meditation
• Daily Mindfulness Practices
Date:  4/3, 11/3, 18/3/2018 (Sunday)
Instructor:  Ms Heng Teng Teng

 

Fee:
– $50 for 9 lessons
Time:
– 2pm to 4pm
Course Venue:
Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall | Level 1 | Classrooms 1
To Register:
1. Online Registration ~ https://goo.gl/Vf5RDZ
2. Reception Office @ KMSPKS | 9 am – 4 pm
Enquiry: 6849 5345 | DED@kmspks.org | Poster