ID203Knowing Your Buddhist Neighbour 1
ID203 : Knowing Your Buddhist Neighbour 1 (1.5 Credit)
Academic Year : 2020-2021
About this course
This course attempts to present the essential features of Buddhist philosophy and history from an objective and sympathetic perspective, so to make for a better understanding of the Buddhist’s belief system. The underlying assumption is that, to reach a Buddhist or the Buddhist community, it is necessary to assure them that we have heard and understood what they believe about the Buddha.
It is also assumed that, in a world rife with religious tension, the church needs to prepare a cohort of ambassadors of peace who will facilitate the opening up of channels of communication between practitioners of different religions. This course, therefore, is offered as an appreciation of Buddhist culture and history, and not as a critique of the religion itself.
Lecturer : Ng Seng ChuanRev Ng Seng Chuan did his theological training at Trinity Theological College (BD, 1977), as well as at Regent College (MCS, 1983). In 2006, he felt prompted to begin a serious study of the Buddhist religion. He took classes at a Buddhist temple, the Mangala Vihara, and subsequently gained the diploma (2007), BA (2010) and MA (2011) degrees from the Buddhist & Pali University of Sri Lanka.
Venue: Biblical Graduate School of Theology , AMA Building (previously Golden Wheel Industrial Building) 50 Kallang Pudding Road #07-01 Singapore 349326