- How do I register for the course(s) posted on this website?
On-line registration is available at the following link or at the respective course information page. Alternatively, for courses conducted at Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre, application forms are available at its management office.
- Can I register for more than 1 course?
Yes. There is no restriction on the number of courses registered.
3. How do I know if I have secured a place for the course?
Successful applicants will be notified by email or sms prior to course
commencement. Please ensure the contact information provided at
registration is accurate.
- When will registration close?
Registration will close when the class reaches full capacity (size of intake depends on venue). Please register as early as possible to avoid disappointment.
- What should I do if I have missed the registration dateline or have passed the course commencement date?
You may send an enquiry to check on availability. Alternatively, please come early on the day of the course and seek assistance from the course administrator. To be informed on the future course intake, do subscribe to our mail list.
- What do I need to prepare or bring on the first day of class?
No preparation is required. However, you may like to take note of the following:
· Please arrive about 5-10 minutes before the scheduled course time.
· Please dress appropriately (eg. no shorts, mini-skirts, sleeveless tops or other revealing attire which may be deemed unsuitable at places of worship).
· Course materials (if any) will be provided on the first day of class. You may like to bring the necessary stationery if you wish to take notes.
- In what language are the courses conducted?
All courses listed in this website are conducted in English.
- Are there any restrictions (eg. religion, race, age, education, etc) for attending the courses?
No. All are welcome. Please feel free to attend any of the courses as long as you have the interest to know more about Buddhism.
- How do I find out more about each course?
The relevant course information including course outline or syllabus, class format, pre-requisite and administrative details are posted on this website.
Please refer to the respective course information webpage and the FAQ (frequently asked questions) for more information.
- Can I attend the same course more than once?
Yes. Please register accordingly. Just come with an open mind!
- I have completed the Basic Buddhism course (BBC). What can I do next?
Alternatively, you can consider re-taking the Basic Buddhism Course. Participants have feedback that given the breadth and depth of the topics covered in BBC, they are better able to grasp the Buddhist fundamentals and deepen their understanding when repeating the course.
Please check this website regularly for new classes and course dates.
- Can I attend Basic Buddhism Course (BBC) and Basic Meditation Course (BMC) concurrently?
Yes. For your information, the current intake for BBC and BMC are scheduled on the same day at consecutive time slots (inclusive of lunch break). You may find it convenient to attend both courses.
- Can I attend Basic Meditation Course (BMC) or Guided Meditation Practice (GMP) without attending Basic Buddhism Course (BBC)?
The BMC and GMP are conducted on the assumption that participants know the basic Buddhist fundamentals and meditation techniques taught in the BBC. Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend the BBC to fully benefit from the BMC or GMP and to keep up with the class progress.
- I have attended other Buddhism courses previously. Do I still need to attend the Basic Buddhism Course?
The Basic Buddhism Course (BBC) is suitable for both beginners and long-time practitioners. It is a comprehensive and practical course tailored to suit the modern fast-paced lifestyle. It also prepares the participant to attend the other courses conducted (eg. Basic Meditation Course, Guided Meditation Practice, etc).
- What is the difference between Meditation Appreciation Course, Basic Meditation Course and Guided Meditation Practice?
Meditation Appreciation Course (4-lesson) provides an introduction on the different basic meditation techniques, their relevance in daily life and the importance of mental development. Participants will also have a taste of meditating in a classroom environment.
Basic Meditation Course (20-lesson) is structured to provide step-by-step guidance on different basic meditation techniques and to assist the participants to progressively advance in their mental development. It is suitable for both beginners and those who continually seek to improve their meditation training.
Guided Meditation Practice (on-going) is made up of weekly guided meditation sessions catered for those who have completed the Basic Buddhism Course, and/or the Basic Meditation Course. It provides an avenue for participants to keep up the momentum in their meditation practice and to continually correct or improve in their mental development training.
- I am interested in learning meditation. Which course would you recommend?
Please refer to Question 15. You can select the course according to your preference.
- Where can I learn Pali Chanting?
Pali chanting is introduced in the courses (eg. Basic Buddhism Course and Basic Meditation Course) as part of the puja (offering) process. Line-by-line English translation will also be provided in the chanting booklet.
If you are interested to have more intensive chanting practice, please refer to the Pali Chanting Class webpage for more details.
- How do I obtain the Basic Buddhism Course (BBC) course book or the Pali Chanting CD?
You will receive a copy of these materials when you attend the course(s). Alternatively, you can also download the BBC course notes and Pali Chanting audio files posted on this website.
19. How do I find out new course dates?
Please check this website regularly for new intake dates or courses. Alternatively, you may subscribe to our mail list to be informed on the future course intake.
20. Can you provide directions to the course venue?
21. Is this web site associated with any organisation or society?
No. This is private web site and is maintained by volunteers.