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Dhamma Sessions and Classes

Here is an overview on the Dhamma classes one can look forward to at Wat Palelai. 
Do check the announcement board for recent updates on sessions and classes. 

Dhamma generally refers to the teachings of the Buddha. The temple hosts several types of Dhamma sessions regularly. These are typically held by resident or visiting monks. There are two main types of Dhamma sessions: Short sessions, Special talks or courses by the Sangha (monks).
  • One-off talks 
    • There is usually at least one dhamma session held at each temple festival as part of the event programme. Monks (or members of the Sangha) will be invited to share some teachings with the attendees.
    • These sessions are typically about 30 mins to 1 hour.
  • Special talks or courses by the Sangha
    • These are special sessions organised with a focus on Dhamma sessions. These are usually held by resident monks or visiting monks, or monks especially invited to the temple. They can be one-off talks, or a series of talks held over a time period.
    • They are usually accompanied by a Dana or Meditation session, and followed by a Question & Answer session.
    • Sometimes, these talks are themed. 
    • These sessions are typically about 1-2 hours, if not longer.
    • Language: English, or Thai (usually accompanied by translation into English), Mandarin.
  • Young Men's Buddhist Association (YMBA) Adult Dhamma class.
    • This is a Dhamma class held to help enrich one's knowledge and understanding on the Lord's Buddha teachings. 
    • Dhamma and Abdhidhamma studies on consciousness and mental states.
    • Yearly exams are conducted by YMBA in Colombo, Sri Lanka and the exams are held in the temple. Exams are optional.
    • Time: Every sunday from 10am to 10.55am, 
    • Venue: 2nd floor in Dhammasati Chedi building.
    • Language: Classes are conduct in English and Pali. 
    • Fees: Free of charge. 
    • All Are Welcome. For more information: contact Kanya @ 9639 7548. kanyayeo{a}singnet.com.sg
  • Children's Dhamma Classes (Chinese) 儿童学佛班(华文)
    • Welcome to apply for Children's Dhamma Classes…
    • Age of Student:P1  (7 years old) or  K2 (6 years old)
    • Lesson Time:  Sunday  1pm to 3:30pm
    • Fees: S$30 per year  (Fees inclusive of textbooks, chanting book, uniforms and etc.)
    • Class size: 20 Student
    • Modules Include:
      • Chanting
      • Meditation 
      • Dhamma Talk
      • Dhamma Lesson
      • Others include Art&Craft, Buddhist Song, Outdoor Activities
      • Class Duty
    •  Please collect application form from the Temple Office, and submit it to the office after completion. Thank you. 
    • More information available on the notice boards beside the main entrance of the main hall.
    • Contact:
      • Registration matters: Ms Chun Xiang 9824 2089
      • General information: Mr Tan Cheng Wah 9827 9746 Cwtan38{a}gmail.com
    • 欢迎参加儿童学佛班
    • 上课时间: 星期日 1pm 至3:30pm
    • 学费:一年 S$30 (学费包括: 课本(上/下册)经书, 制服等。)
    • 学生年龄:P1 (7岁)或 K2 (6岁)
    • 班级人数: 20名
    • 课程包括:
      • 诵经
      • 静坐
      • 佛法开示
      • 学佛课程
      • 其他包括手工,佛曲 ,户外活动
      • 学生值日生
    • 办公室索取表格, 填写后,请交给办公室
    • 更多详情可在大殿大门旁的布告栏索取 或以下联络:
      • 报名: Ms Chua Xiang 9824 2089
      • 其他事情: Mr Tan Cheng Wah (校长) 9827 9746 Cwtan38{a}gmail.com
  • Art Course on Buddhist Symbols (for Children) 
    • Through different art techniques, this short course aims to share about the meaning of the symbols commonly found in Buddhist Art, e.g. Lotus,  Bodhi Tree, Elephant,Serpent (Naga). Besides a step-by-step coaching on creating the artworks with water colour painting, paper sculpture, collage/mix media art, and marker rendering, the instructors will encourage  sharing and reflection of the symbols in Buddhist practice. 
    • Lesson Time:  Sunday  1pm to 3:30pm, 4 lessons per course run. Please check again on when is the next course run.
    • Contact: