New to Buddhism? Looking for a place to deepen your knowledge and spiritual practice?
Join the Buddhist Fellowship Youth (BFY) and witness the benefits of the Dhamma Practice in your daily life – be it studies, work or dealing with relationships!
Our youth group caters to tertiary students and young working adults from the age of 17-25. Each Saturday, we come together for Meditation, Dhamma talks, Sutta discussions and not forgetting friendships. With a humble size of 20-30 members each week, conversations are more intimate, encouraging deeper reflections and understanding about ourselves and others.
The youth activities are carefully designed by the youths leaders. This way, you would be able to resonate with what’s installed for you. Even the speakers are hand-picked by us! By far, we’ve invited lovable monks and nuns as well as lay Dhamma teachers, sharing on topics like: coping with stress and anxiety, meditation, cultivating wisdom, science and Buddhism, and many more.
How Weekly Youth Service is Run
3pm – 3.30pm: Guided Meditation
3.30pm – 3.45pm: Opening puja
3.45pm – 4.30pm: Dhamma talk/ sharing
4.30pm – 5pm: Question & Answer
5pm – 6pm: Sutta Discussion
6pm – 6.15pm: Closing Puja
6.15pm – 7pm: Communal Meal (Last service of the month)
Develop Insights with Meditation Retreats
A quiet mind = a peaceful heart. Meditation is an integral part of the Buddhist practice, used to liberate oneself from conditioned stress. To complement the weekly Dhamma sharings and to develop insights on those teachings, a one-day meditation retreat is held once every quarter for the youths.
These retreats are usually guided by Monks and Nuns – some local and some from abroad such as Canada and Germany. To name a few, they are Bhante Buddharakkhita, Bhante Kovida, Phra Chun Kiang, Ven Jian Xin.
Volunteering is one of the many ways to put the teachings into practice. Each time we give, we become richer (with wholesome qualities). The Buddha often emphasized the importance of cultivating generosity for it act as a catalyst for the development of a peaceful mind.
Each month, the youths would volunteer at one the following organizations to bring smiles to the residences:
• Dover Park Hospice
• Lions Befrienders (Ghim Moh)
• Sunlove Home (Institute of Mental Health)
The friendships forged goes beyond Buddhist Fellowship Youth group.
Every quarter we take turns to host a combined service with other youth groups such as Singapore Buddhist Federation Youth and Young Buddhist Chapter. We continuously learn and grow from these interactions and it reminds us that though different in backgrounds, we’re all bound by the beautiful teachings of the Buddha.