Dharma Drum Singapore

Uplift the character of humanity & build a pure land on Earth







In view of the latest development of the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019 n-CoV) situation, to uphold general public‘s health and safety, Dharma Drum Singapore has decided to temporarily stop most of our activities (including religious assembly, classes, talks and group practices) with immediate effect until End February 2020. Please refer to details in the table appended.

Let us vow to practise diligently during this challenging period and dedicate the merits generated to the deceased & pray for their good rebirth in 净土 (Pure Land).

May all sentient beings remain calm both in body and mind. Let us chant NaMoGuanShiYin PuSa often and strive to build a pure land on Earth.

1. With immediate effect until End February, Dharma Drum Singapore events‘ status as follows: 

活动类别 活动名称 备注
法会 a) 新春普佛法会
b) 法鼓传灯法会
c) 2020法鼓山菩萨戒
活动 「禅心默照」禅修讲座 请点击 线上直播(Facebook)14 Feb 7pm
课程 a) 儿童故事花园(2月份课程)
b) 乐活悅曲初级班
c) 茶禅主人培训
a) 取消
b) 取消
c) 照常
共修 禅坐、念佛、菩萨戒诵戒会、生命关怀练习、钞经、经典共修、各项读书会等 暂停
共修 晚课 不对外开放

2. We will not offer food and drink.

3. The centre and office opening hours will be 9am to 5pm.

You may like to register your interest with Gov.sg for the latest update of the 2019 novel coronavirus.

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Dharma Drum Singapore

Lay Bodhisattva Precepts

The Aims of the Bodhisattva Precepts

The aims of Bodhisattva Precepts are: to guide society in the right direction; to accept all sentient beings with equal compassion; to accomplish Bodhi mind through helping sentient beings; and to encourage sentient beings to aspire to Bodhi mind.

The deterioration of social values ​​is caused by defilement of the mind, and the undue exploitation of the natural environment is due to greed and ignorance. The causes of every type of destruction are skewed thinking and viewpoints. The Bodhisattva Path is a transforming power that enables people to explore and purify their inner self, to carry positive energy to society, and to promote peace and harmony in the world.

Receiving the Bodhisattva Precepts gives us an opportunity to cultivate the supreme Bodhi mind, and this opportunity is a precious gift to ourselves, to others, and to the world.

The Spirit and Characteristics of the Bodhisattva Precepts

“Precepts” are not meant to tie us down, but to present a mirror to reflect ourselves and provide a guide for us to follow in our life. Observing precepts puts our mind at ease and allows us to conduct ourselves appropriately.

The nature of the Bodhisattva Precepts is to aspire to the supreme Bodhi Mind. The foundation of Bodhi Mind is the Four Great Vows: to deliver innumerable sentient beings; to cut off endless vexations; to master limitless approaches to Dharma; to attain supreme Buddhahood.

The most distinguishing aspect of the Bodhisattva Precepts is the Three Cumulative Pure Precepts, which contain the essence and spirit of the Mahayana Buddhism. The Three Cumulative Precepts are: to stop all evil, to cultivate all virtue, and to benefit all sentient beings.

The Bodhisattva Precepts are to be upheld by both monastics and lay people. The depth and scope of the Bodhisattva Precepts are inexhaustible and immeasurable, but everyone, regardless of their practice level, can receive and uphold them.

Give yourself the most precious gift of your lifetime

All Buddhists have faith in the Buddha, learn from the Buddha’s teachings, and ultimately aspire to attain Buddhahood. Of course, this is not easy! One way to ensure that we stay on the right path is by receiving the Bodhisattva Precepts. Most precepts only last a lifetime, but according to Buddhist sutras, the Bodhisattva Precepts are unique because they will stay with us lifetime after lifetime, until we reach our ultimate goal of becoming a Buddha. Therefore, receiving the Precepts is the most precious gift that any Buddhist can obtain.

Note: Lay Bodhisattva Precepts event will be announced in November every year. Please check back this site "Events" section for related information.

Source: Step onto the Bodhisattva Path

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