Bright Light Chanting Service

Tue, May 29 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Various Interest Classes

Sat, May 26 - 9:00am to 6:00pm

Eng. Dharma Class

Sat, May 26 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm

Vesak Buddha's Birthday Celebration at Celebration Square

Sun, May 27 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Eng. Path to Happiness 101

Sat, May 26 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Sunday Dharma Service

Sun, May 27 - 10:00am to 12:30pm

Buddha's Light Scouts

Sun, May 27 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Children Dharma class

Sat, May 26 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm

What is Theravada and Mahayana and are they the same?

Shortly after the death of the Buddha, sectarisation began splitting first into 2 major groups, the conservative in the north and the liberal in the south. Over time, each of them again broke into smaller subgroups, which later either merged or became extinct. What remain today are the 2 major branches, the Theravada which spread along the southern route in Asia and the Mahayana in the north. Their differences may be in the rituals, ways of practice, and chanting but they embrace the same core values and teachings of the Buddha. Some Buddhists and scholars stress that the final quality of enlightenment of these two branches is not the same in quality but such later interpretation is divisive and false as enlightenment is enlightenment and there is no difference in the foundation of nor the state of attainment and enlightenment.