Dharma Courses

Learning with Thekchen Choling

Our courses aims to provides the knowledge and understanding that helps you discover your Buddhist journey

DHARMA FOR YOU

Our courses are thoughtfully designed to give you quality teachings,
providing you with the knowledge and starting your Buddhist journey. 

UPCOMING COURSES FOR 2024

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Exploring Buddhism Module 1 (Eng)

Keen to learn more about Buddhism? Join us!

The Exploring Buddhism Course provides learners with a basic understanding and appreciation of Buddhism. Then it further explores the teachings of Buddhism in the Mahayana context, and empowers the learners with the necessary knowledge and understanding that is beneficial for entering the Vajra Vehicle of Buddhism.

Module 1 will cover the following topics:

  • Buddha’s Life Story

  • The Essence of Buddhism, Traditions and their Spread

  • The Four Noble Truths

  • The Preliminary Teachings of Mahayana Buddhism

  • Taking Refuge

  • Practicing Buddhism in Daily Life for Beginners

  • Introducing Thekchen Choling

  • Buddhist Ethics and Qualities of a Disciple


Introducing our Dharma Instructor: Keith Cheung

A disciple of Singha Rinpoche since 2005, Keith's expertise as an entertainer was put to good use when he was invited by Thekchen Choling Youth Group in 2012 to coach them in singing, dancing and acting. This experience ignited his passion in teaching. He then started to teach our yearly Basic Buddhism courses from 2014. Having a keen interest in meditation, Keith actually started attending retreats in Thailand even before he became a Buddhist; and has led and facilitated meditation practices and retreats with Thekchen Choling Singapore and Melaka since 2016.

Date of Module 1 (6 lessons):  10/3, 17/3, 24/3, 31/3, 7/4 14/4 (Sun)

Time: 2pm to 6pm

Venue: Onsite at 147 Tyrwhitt Road Level 2 Classroom

Language of instruction: English

Suggested Course Donation (contribute to Dharma Propagation Fund): $50

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四部宗义

在线课程

导师简介:  

持称格西于1991年到印度和尼泊尔参访学习,并于尼泊尔柯槃寺(Kopan Monastery)剃度,同年进入印度色拉杰学院(Sera Jey Monastic University)学习佛法哲学与心理学,在负笈十八年的光景里学习了因明学、心类学与五部大论:现观庄严论、入中论、释量论、戒论、俱舍论。中间也到过哲蚌寺、甘丹寺等其他寺院参访学习。 2009年,完成所有学习并且得到格鲁派传承认可的格⻄学位(佛学博士学位),之后也进入上密院学习密乘教法与仪轨。目前格西主要于香港、台湾等地教导佛学。  

                                                                                                                                    

日期: 每逢星期三 20/3, 27/3, 3/4, 10/4, 17/4, 24/4, 1/5, 8/5, 29/5, 5/6, 12/6,19/6 (12堂课)   *

时间:8点至9点半(8点开始课前诵经,8点15分准时开课)  

语言:课程以华语授课。  

授课方式:课程将通过Zoom平台于线上进行,链接将在报名后以电邮方式通知。  

课费: S$60 (全数捐予本寺弘法基金)

报名方式:  请点击链接 www.thekchencholing.org/DEcourse或到本寺柜台报名。


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Dates may be subjected to change.

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            Yamantaka Torma Class

            Yamantaka embodies the wrathful aspect of all the Buddha’s wisdom . Geshe Jigme will be explaining and guiding us on torma making for those who have taken Yamantaka Initiation and currently practising the Yamantaka sadhana.

            Introducing our Dharma Instructor:

            Geshe Jigme is a highly accomplished practitioner in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He holds the esteemed title of Ngarampa, which is equivalent to a master's degree in tantric studies. His extensive training includes five years at Sera Monastic University and an additional twenty years at Gyudmed Tantric College.


            Date: 23/3 (Sat) & 24/3 (Sun) 

            Time: 2pm to 5pm
            Duration:  2 Sessions

            Venue:  On-site at Temple classroom
            Language of instruction:  English
            Requirements:  Participants must have already received the initiation of Solitary Hero Yamantaka from a qualified master.


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            Daily Prayers

            Initiating our Daily Dharma Practice

            Are you new to Buddhism and recently took refuge to the Triple Gem? Are you uncertain about how to begin your daily Dharma practice?

            We invite you to join an introductory class on Daily Prayers, guided by Venerable Losang Dechen. Suitable for beginners, this session will assist you in establishing your daily prayers, including the Shakyaumuni Buddha Morning Prayers. Gain a deeper understanding of the significance of prayers and mantras.


            Introducing the Instructor:

            Ani Losang Dechen was ordained in 2006. Since young, Anila has always been interested in religion and spiritual matters. After she came to Thekchen Choling, the urge became more pronounced and she became more dissatisfied with the householder’s way of life. Upon consultation with Singha Rinpoche, Rinpoche suggested her to consider the monastic path. From then, she became a nun at the temple. Anila has since then been active in organizing Dharma activities of chanting, prayers, pujas, house & company blessings and animal liberations. She is also involved in the translation of texts and sutras.

            Date: 6 Apr 2024 (Sat)

            Time: 2pm to 5pm

            Venue: Onsite at 147 Tyrwhitt Road Level 2 Classroom

            Language of instruction: English

            Suggested Course Donation to Dharma Propagation Fund: $10

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            Dorje, Bell & Hand Mudra class 

            Mastering Vajrayana Ritual Implements

            Have you received initiation into Vajrayana practice but find yourself unsure about using ritual implements such as the dorje and bell? Are you eager to find out more of the hand mudras.

            Discover the profound significance of these implements in ritual practices and learn the art of utilizing them with guidance from Geshe Jigme and Venerable Thubten Chodron.

            Introducing our Dharma Instructor: 

            Geshe Jigme is a highly accomplished practitioner in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. He holds the esteemed title of Ngarampa, which is equivalent to a master's degree in tantric studies. His extensive training includes five years at Sera Monastic University and an additional twenty years at Gyume Tantric College.

            Date: 20 Apr & 27 Apr (Sat)

            Time: 2pm to 5pm

            Venue: On-site at Thekchen Choling Singapore Main Hall

            Language of instruction: English

            Suggested Course Donation to Dharma Propagation Fund: $20

            Requirements: Participants must have taken refuge and Vajrayana initiations.

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            Introduction to Meditation

            Embark on a journey of serenity and self-discovery amid your bustling life with our Introduction to Meditation class. Are you ready to calm your mind and discover inner peace?

            In this 3-session class, participants will learn fundamental techniques to practise concentration and mindfulness, introducing breathing methods, sitting and walking meditation.

            Introducing our Instructor:

            A disciple of Singha Rinpoche since 2005, Keith's expertise as an entertainer was put to good use when he was invited by Thekchen Choling Youth Group in 2012 to coach them in singing, dancing and acting. This experience ignited his passion in teaching. He then started to teach our yearly Basic Buddhism courses from 2014. Having a keen interest in meditation, Keith actually started attending retreats in Thailand even before he became a Buddhist; and has led and facilitated meditation practices and retreats with Thekchen Choling Singapore and Melaka since 2016. 

            The course, conducted on-site, requires prior registration. Secure your spot now at www.thekchencholing.org/DEcourse.


            Dates: 21/4, 28/4, 5/5 (Sunday)

            Time: 2pm to 3.30pm

            Venue: Onsite at 147 Tyrwhitt Road Level 2 classroom

            Suggested Course Donation: Free of Charge

            We welcome any amount donation, contributing towards the Dharma propagation Fund.

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            PAST COURSES 

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            Exploring Buddhism Module 2

            The Exploring Buddhism Course provides learners with a basic understanding and appreciation of Buddhism. Then it further explores the teachings of Buddhism in the Mahayana context, and empowers the learners with the necessary knowledge and understanding that is the essential Mahayana foundation. There are 3 Modules of this course. There will be 14 lessons for Module 2.

            Introducing our Dharma Instructor: 

            Dorje Tenzin, a senior student of Singha Rinpoche, was not born into a  Buddhist family. Some 20+ years ago karmic causes and conditions has led him to Singha Rinpoche and the teachings of Buddha. At the direction of  Guru, Singha Rinpoche, he will play the role of student sharing what he has learnt and experienced from his teachers. 

            Module 2 will cover the following topics:

            - Introduction to the Three Principal Aspects of the Path
            - Renunciation
            - Bodhicitta
            - Right View of Emptiness
            - The Guru

            Dates of 13 lessons: Saturday
            30/9 (on-site), 7/10, 14/10, 21/10 (on-site), 28/10, 4/11, 11/11, 2/12, 9/12 (on-site), 6/1, 13/1, 20/1, 27/1(on-site)                                   

            Time: 11am to 12.30pm

            The class will be conducted in English, 9 online sessions via Zoom with 4 face-to-face onsite lessons.

            Venue for face-to-face onsite: 147 Tyrwhitt Road Level 2 Classroom

            Register Now at www.thekchencholing.org/DEcourse

            Suggested Course Donation to Dharma Propagation Fund: $60

            Course details and zoom link will be sent via email upon confirmation.

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            念诵法器共修 2023

            念诵法器共修班将于3月6日开课了。课程是为了培养与栽培后起之秀参与念诵佛经,学习法器与助念 。   欢迎各位同修踊跃参与。

            课程将会包含以下内容:

            • 法器班的宗旨

            • 学习念诵经文

            • 学习法器的修持利益

            • 如何穿海青与曼衣

            • 导师的心得

            • 实践修行


            开课日期: 2023年3月6日 每逢星期一

            课程次数: 20 堂课

            时间: 傍晚8点至10点

            地点: 大乘禅寺大殿

            费用: 免费

            负责人与导师: 师兄林楠凯, 謝適安. 石亮彬, 林再吉


            报名需求:

            1. 需以皈依三宝, 是大乘禅寺佛弟子

            2. 发心学习念诵与学习法器

            3. 愿意参与初一,十五念诵,日常共修与佛事助念

            有兴趣者, 请点击报名: 报名截止


            “The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing.”

             -Socrates-

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            Dharma Teaching (English) – Every Thursday, 8pm
            Dharma Teaching (Chinese) – Every Friday, 8pm

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            *Rinpoche specially remind students in Singapore that attending the teaching in person is more beneficial.

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