The Treatise On Ten Doubts About Pure Land – Shen Shi’an 沈时安

Dates: 08 Feb – 12 Apr 2014 (10 Saturdays)
Time: 4 pm – 6 pm
Venue: The Buddhist Union Dharma Centre
43 Lowland Road (2 mins walk from Kovan MRT)
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If we are to help beings in Samsara, why go to Pure Land?

If all phenomena is ’empty’, why seek birth in Pure Land?
If there are so many Buddhas, why focus on Amituofo?



Strengthening Faith Through ‘The Treatise On Ten Doubts About Pure Land’ (4th Run)
This treatise is an illuminating discourse by the great Buddhist thinker Master Zhizhe (智者大师: 538-97), the First Patriarch of the Tiantai (天台) tradition. Composed in the Golden Age of the Pure Land tradition, this masterpiece continues to be widely used for answering common questions about Pure Land. This course is especially suitable
for all who have attended the ‘Understanding Amituofo Via The Amitabha Sutra’ course to fortify their faith, and anyone with doubts about Pure Land.
Through detailed study of frequently asked questions and interactive Q&A sessions, come and resolve your doubts once and for all!

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Fee: $40
All forms and cheques to be sent to:
The Buddhist Union
28 Jalan Senyum
Singapore 418152
Tel: 6241 9419
Please write ‘Faith Factor Course’, name & contact number behind the cheque.


Shen Shi’an 沈时安 [MA (Buddhist Studies)] is an independent Buddhist teacher and writer, who was one of the founding members of the Dharma Propagation Division of Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery in 1997. Holding an MA in Buddhist Studies, he recently served as a Dharma Trainer and Project Coordinator in its Community Development & Training Department, focusing on research, writing, teaching and answering of media queries. He was the founder of the temple’s Youth Mission (now KMS Youth), a book purchaser for Awareness Place, and the Chief Editor of the Web and Library Department.
He is
• the founder of, an inspirational e-newsletter with 31,000 readers
• the editor of ‘Be a Lamp Upon Yourself’,
• the author of ‘The Daily Enlightenment’ (Book 1-6) and ‘The Amazing & Amusing Adventures of Sam & Sara: The Zen of All Kinds of Stuff’ (a #1 local Buddhist bestseller).

He also contributes occasionally to magazines such as ‘Nanyang Buddhist’ and ‘For You (Information)’, and writes movie reviews for With teaching experience at Singapore Buddhist Federation, he has also been invited to share the Dharma by more than ten Buddhist centres, tertiary institutions’ Buddhist societies and various schools. He has also represented Buddhist views at governmental events, and was a committee member of the Inter-Religious Organisation. He also co-runs, a blog that shares Buddhism via creative writing.