Frequently Asked Questions






1. How do I register for the course(s) posted on this website?

Only on-line registration is available at the respective course information page.

2. Can I register for more than 1 course?

Yes. There is no restriction on the number of courses registered.

3. How do I know if I have secured a place for the course?

Successful applicants will be notified by email upon registration or prior to course commencement. Please ensure the contact information provided at registration is accurate.

4. What do I need to prepare or bring on the first day of class?

No preparation is required. However, you may like to take note of the following:
• Please arrive about 5-10 minutes before the scheduled course time.
• Please dress appropriately (eg. no shorts, mini-skirts, sleeveless tops or other revealing attire which may be deemed unsuitable at places of worship).
• Course materials (if any) will be provided on the first day of class. You may like to bring the necessary stationery if you wish to take notes.

5. In what language are the courses conducted?

All courses listed in this website are conducted in English.

6. How do I find out more about each course?

The relevant course information including course outline , class format, pre-requisite and administrative details are posted on this website.
Please refer to the respective course information webpage and FAQ (frequently asked questions) for more information.

7. Can I attend the same course more than once?


8. Can I attend Basic Buddhism Course (BBC) and Basic Meditation Course (BMC) concurrently?

Yes. For your information, the current intake for BBC and BMC are scheduled on the same day at consecutive time slots (inclusive of lunch break). You may find it convenient to attend both courses.

9. Can I attend Basic Meditation Course (BMC) or Guided Meditation Practice (GMP) without attending Basic Buddhism Course (BBC)?

Yes. The BMC and GMP are conducted on the assumption that participants know the basic Buddhist fundamentals and meditation techniques taught in the BBC. Everyone is strongly encouraged to attend the BBC to fully benefit from the BMC or GMP and to keep up with the class progress.

10. What is the difference between Basic Meditation Course and Guided Meditation Practice?

Basic Meditation Course (20-lesson) is structured to provide step-by-step guidance on different basic meditation techniques and to assist the participants to progressively advance in their mental development. It is suitable for both beginners and those who continually seek to improve their meditation training.

Guided Meditation Practice (on-going) is made up of weekly guided meditation sessions catered for those who have completed the Basic Buddhism Course, and/or the Basic Meditation Course. It provides an avenue for participants to keep up the momentum in their meditation practice and to continually correct or improve in their mental development training.

11. I am interested in learning meditation. Which course would you recommend?

Please refer to Question 10. You can select the course according to your preference.

12. How do I find out new course dates?

Please check this website regularly for new intake dates or courses. Alternatively, you may subscribe to our mail list to be informed on the future course intake.

13. Can you provide directions to the course venue?

You can access the map link at the respective course pages. Alternatively, click here on how to get to Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre and Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple.