About Us

BasicBuddhism.Org

The mission is to spread the Buddha’s Teaching. This website promotes and supports the Buddhism courses and Dhamma activities conducted by Vajiro Richard Chia and his group.


 
The Course Instructor

‘Serve to be perfect. Be perfect to serve’

Vajiro Richard Chia learned Buddhism and Abhidhamma from the late Venerable Narada Thera (Sri Lanka) in the late 70s and early 80s. He formally trained under the late  Venerable Amatha Gavesi Thera on Samatha (Concentration) and Vipassana (Insight) meditation.

Vajiro is an experienced Dhamma teacher who has a clear and straightforward approach to Buddha’s teaching. He is able to bring out the dynamism of Buddhism, and its relevance in the present day.

He is also well-known for his effective and efficient meditation instructions. His coaching method has helped many students develop the path to realise the teaching of the Buddha.


 

Testimonials

“Brother Vajiro introduced me to the Dharma and put me on the path to realize Buddha’s teachings. My life has never been the same since. I am eternally grateful to him for his guidance and patience shown to me and my family members who have all benefitted greatly from attending his classes. He teaches with great wisdom and compassion and does not expect anything in return. My family and I owe a great deal to him and his selfless team.”

–  Foo Siew Fong PBM, Lawyer

 

“After listening to Brother Chia’s teachings, I finally understood why people take refuge in the ‘Triple Gems’.  Understanding the Dharma is imperative for one’s mental development.  I have achieved happiness through meditation under Brother Chia’s guidance.  I now treasure silence when I find it, I am able to cast off pretence and self deception and see myself as who I really am.  In so doing, I find bliss and calm.  I too have taken refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha.”

–  Dr Sriyani Lee, Dentist

 

“As a teenager we inevitably have many troubles, emotional ups and downs, grades, friendship problems etc.  Brother Chia’s course and specifically his teaching on calmness and impermanence have given me the added maturity to be happy despite external circumstances which I feel teenagers should learn as the Dharma will benefit them so much.  I am now a much happier and very grateful teen!”

–  Lea Tan, 16 years old, student

 

“The Sutras are not for scholarly debate over its words. They are records of enlightened experience, how to attain them and should be attempted in the conversion back to experience for verification.”

–  Inspired by Bro Vajiro Chia from MoonPointer Shen Shi’an