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SMU Dhamma Circle is a student initiated Buddhist Society which aspires to be a community for students, Buddhist and Non Buddhists alike, 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.

At Dhamma Circle, we have weekly sharings facilitated by our own students, alumni or guest speakers who are monastics or experienced lay practitioners. The topics discussed are catered for students, aiming to support us in navigating the challenges encountered during our young adult years. Sharings are conducted in a cosy and relaxed setting to encourage active participation and foster peer learning. We also feature meditation, an essential practice in Buddhism, in our regular activities, with each sharing starting with a 15-minute meditative practice and having at least one guided meditation workshop every semester. During recess week and summer holidays, we will organise temple tours where we visit some of Singapore's many beautiful monasteries and temples.

If you are looking for a safe and inclusive environment to learn and discuss Buddhist teachings or are just looking for a wholesome community to be a part of, look no further. We can't wait to welcome you at our sessions!


  1. Weekly Sharings
    Participate in sharings facilitated by current students, alumni or guest speakers who are monastics or experienced lay practitioners. Past topics explored include fundamental Buddhist concepts like the "Four Noble Truth", the "Noble Eightfold Path", and themes such as "Contentment" and "Managing Relationships".
  2. Meditation Workshops
    Calm your "monkey" mind by participating in our guided meditation workshops held at least once a semester, usually closer to mid-terms and/or finals.
  3. Temple Tour
    Visit some of Singapore's many beautiful monasteries and temples. Usually held during recess week and/or summer break.
  4. Bonding Activities
    Enjoy bonding activities such as supper after weekly sharings, End-of-Semester cohesions and volunteering opportunities at Buddhist Events.




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


School of Economics/Computing & Information Systems 2
*The location of our venue will be announced via EDMs and Telegram channel



There is no membership fee or interviews 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



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 sharings.

Yes! We have a community Telegram group where students can ask Dhamma related questions or arrange informal meals and temple visits. If you would like to join the group, you may approach any of our EXCO members during the weekly sessions or during Vivace.

Most weekly sharings do not require pre-event registrations. Certain events such as weekly sharings facilitated by guest speakers or guided meditation workshops may require pre-event registration. Information will be provided in the EDMs or Telegram messages.

There is no minimum requirement to join SMUDC activities. However, if you would like your participation in SMUDC to be reflected in your CCA Transcript, you will need to participate in at least 3 events.

Yes! Our weekly sessions are open to alumni and the public. However, do inform the EXCO via instagram or telegram messaging by the Sunday before the session (i.e four days before) to ensure sufficient time for processing your security clearance.

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