2014 Dharma Classes open for enrolment

12 December 2013 - 3:54am Comments Off

Following the successful completion of the 2013 Kechara Adults Sunday Dharma Classes and Kechara Children Sunday Dharma School, we are now pleased to open enrolment for Dharma Classes for the year 2014.

These Dharma classes have been specially designed by Kechara’s Education Division to introduce students to Tibetan Buddhism and create a firm foundation for further study. There are 2 different intakes for our 2014 classes. Those new to Kechara or Buddhism can join the Year 1 (Beginner) classes, while those who have already completed Year 1 in 2013 can now move on to attend Year 2 (Intermediate) in 2014. More information below:


Adults

Year 1 – Beginners (9.00am – 10.30am)

Year 1 is an Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism that provides students with a firm foundation for further study and higher teachings such as the Lamrim. Specially designed for those with little or no knowledge of Buddhism, this year allows students to become familiar with the core Buddhist principles and applications as practiced here at Kechara, following the teachings of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and the Gelug lineage.

Year 2 – Intermediate (11.00am – 12.30pm)

Year 2 is an introduction to the Lamrim (Graduated Path to Enlightenment), covering basic practices and methods. This year sets out the foundation step by step methods to practice Buddhism on the path towards Enlightenment, following the systematic method as practiced within the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism.


Children

Kids 4-8 yrs/Juniors 9-12 yrs/Seniors 13-15 yrs

Level I (9.00am – 10.30am)

Level I is an Introduction to Buddhism, the life of the Buddha and the biography of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, with an emphasis on the application of Buddhist values in daily life such as the avoiding negative actions, dealing with negative emotions and cultivation of positive actions and emotions. Students are also introduced to the Noble Eightfold Path so that they can go about their daily lives as best as possible. Co-curricular activities such as art class and choir practice are also included.

Level II (11.00am – 12.30pm)

Level II is further study on the application of Buddhist values in daily life as a framework for reflecting on students interaction with others and how to do so in a way that creates happiness and fulfilment. Students are also introduced to the Four Noble Truths, considered the basis for Buddhist teachings. These classes are a must for students practicing Buddhism. Co-curricular activities such as art class and choir practice are also included.

Class are held every Sunday during the school term for both adults and children at Kechara House. To enrol for Year 1 or Year 2 if you have already attended the classes in 2013, please visit Kechara House Front Desk to fill out your application form.

For more information please call Kechara House on +603 7803 3908, email house@kechara.com or visit us in person.

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