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SMU Dhamma Circle


SMU Dhamma Circle aspires to be a place for students to learn and live life through the practice of mindfulness, compassion, and wisdom. As a non-sectarian Buddhist society, we welcome every student to join us in our Dhamma sharing sessions and activities.

First started in 2014, the club aims to create a cozy environment for Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike to discuss the teachings of the Buddha and clarify doubts or queries students have regarding Buddhism and its practices. 

At SMU Dhamma Circle, our weekly sessions consist of light-hearted sharing and discussions on topics that are chosen by the speaker of the week. Students join our sessions to learn more about the Buddha’s teachings and explore how Buddhism can be applied into our daily lives. In one of the sessions, a Buddhist monk could be sharing about how the Buddhist teachings can help us handle stress. In another week, an alumnus could be leading a discussion on various misconceptions of Buddhism. 

Interested to know more about Buddhism? We look forward to seeing you on Thursdays! 



Day Thursdays
Time 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm

School Of Economics / School Of Social Sciences Classroom

*The location of our venue will be announced via EDMs and Telegram channel



No, there is no membership fee or auditions to join SMUDC. As we aim to be a place for everyone to learn and discuss the teachings of the Buddha, everyone is welcome and free to attend our sessions and activities!

“SMUDC is a cosy club where I bond with like-minded friends and learn more about Buddhism from weekly sharing sessions, guest speakers, and an annual inter-tertiary Buddhist competition, where we use what we learn in challenges like MCQs and even in a debate!”

-Lim Yong Chuan, School of Accountancy


“Enrolling into SMU while becoming of age can be daunting - responsibilities, learning independence & essentially, just growing up. In such a life phase, having a religious pursuit provides one with directions - Morally, intellectually & spiritually. Here, SMUDC provided me this compass, alongside a warm community & fond memories.”

-Dylan, School of Computing and Information Systems



There is no membership, fees, nor minimum commitment required to attend weekly sessions and events. You’re welcome to join us whenever you are free!

Nope! Everyone can attend our sessions! From exchange students to Buddhists and non-Buddhists alike, we welcome anyone who’s interested in Buddhism to attend and participate in our weekly discussions.

Each week, we invite speakers from various backgrounds which includes current students, alumni, corporate guest speakers and Venerables (monks) to conduct a sharing on a topic related to the Buddha’s teaching, or a topic students are familiar with. E.g. School, work-life balance, finance, mental health.

We conduct a Temple Run/Tour every semester, where we visit various Buddhist Temples around Singapore. We also have regular bonding sessions such as supper after weekly sessions, chalet and outings both to Johor Bahru and in Singapore to unwind together as a club after the semester ends.

We carry out a short meditation before the start of our sessions. However, we do not conduct any yoga workshop or activities as part of our club’s activities.

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