Dharma Class Application – FAQs
(English / Chinese / Senior Citizen Dharma Class)

Class Date Time
37th Beginner Chinese Dharma Class 3 July 2020 (Friday) 7:30pm – 9:30pm
33rd Beginner English Dharma Class 7 July 2020 (Tuesday) 7:30am – 9:30pm

Due to the COVID-19 situation, there will be no new Senior Citizen Dharma Class this year.

You can obtain the application form at the TMBS website (www.tmbs.org.sg). After completing the form, please submit by using one of the below methods:

• Email: info@tmbs.org.sg
• Mail: The Mahaprajna Buddhist Society, 11 Lorong 35 Geylang, S387943
• Upload to WhatsApp handphone number 96632575

There will be no walk-in registration on the day of the class in the month of July. Please submit your application form using one of the above methods.

We fully understand your worries during this period of time. So, depending on the circumstances, we may be conducting the lessons via video conferencing first and switch to physical classes in the Society when it is safer to do so.

You will be notified of this change via email/SMS/WhatsApp if your registration is made 2 weeks before commencement of the course. You may refer to our website for further updates and/or contact us via email or WhatsApp for further clarification.

Dharma education and contemplation are essential and invariable conditions for the practice of the Buddha Dharma. Our classes place special emphasis on structure and correct views towards Dharma. Therefore, we would like to advise you to register for the class and begin your Dharma learning. When we have successfully weaved Dharma into our daily lives, we will experience mental balance and happiness.

We are extending the closing date to 31 Dec 2020. However, please register as soon as you can so that you do not miss too many lessons.

Chinese and English Dharma Class: 18 to 60 years old.

Chinese and English Dharma Class: GCE “O” level or above or equivalent qualifications.

NOTE: If you do not meet the admission criteria, please fill up the application form first and we will contact you separately.

The beginner class is for a year. Upon successful completion, one can continue with intermediate class followed by advanced class. Total duration is 3 years.

Before the end of the beginner class, there will be a simple test. Only students who have participated in the test can proceed to the intermediate class.

If you need to stop your studies after completing the beginner class, you may continue in the intermediate class when the conditions allow in the future. There is no limit to the duration of the suspension period.

June and December are holiday periods.

The miscellaneous fee is $15 per month. No fees collection for the holiday periods.

When you report for class, you can purchase the following:

• Chinese class: “The Way to Buddhahood” textbook ($ 15) and Course Notes ($ 12). Total S$27.
• English class: “The Way to Buddhahood” textbook ($ 32) and Course Notes ($ 8). Total S$40. You can also purchase the English “The Way to Buddhahood” e-book on Amazon.

NOTE: If the COVID-19 continues, the textbook and Course Notes will be sent to you by mail. The cost of mailing will be borne by you.

No, because the course content in each Buddhist society is not the same. If you are interested in enrolling in TMBS’s Buddhism classes, please start from the beginner class.