The Dhamma Practitioner Camp was mooted and inaugurated in 2003 by Venerable Chuan Wen of Hoeh Beng Buddhist Temple. While many claim to be practising Buddhists, the Venerable observed that their ‘practice’ was mostly in form – performance of rituals and discussions, and not in substance – application of the Buddha Dhamma in their everyday lives. This is particularly prevalent among volunteers and members of Buddhist organizations. As a result, their initial good intentions are often undermined with the passage of time, and they find themselves caught up in the habitual dualistic and discriminative thinking, unable to progress on the path of Dhamma.
This prompted the Venerable to design and roll out the Dhamma Practitioner Camp in the hope that it will offer Buddhists an opportunity to learn and experience the essence of the Buddha Dhamma.
Participants of the Camp will take part in games which will enable them to experience the practice of sila, samadhi and prajna, with the ultimate goals of perfection in faith, vow and action.