Buddhism in Singapore
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Buddhism owes its origins primarily from Shakyamuni Buddha who appeared in India around 2500 years ago or more. As a religion, Buddhism is introduced in modern-day Singapore primarily by migrants from across the world over past centuries. The first recorded histories of Buddhism in Singapore can be observed in the early days' monasteries and temples such as Thian Hock Keng and Jin Long Si Temple that were built by settlers that came from various parts of the world, in particularly Asia. In 2010, out of 2,779,524 Singaporeans polled, 943,369 (33.9%) of them aged 15 and over identified themselves as Buddhists.1 There are a variety of Buddhist organizations in Singapore, with the more predominant authorities being established ones such as the Singapore Buddhist Federation.
- Amitabha Buddhist Centre
- Bodhi Meditation Centre2
- Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
- Buddhist Fellowship3
- Burmese Buddhist Temple
- Drigar Thubten Dargye Ling4
- Firefly Mission5
- Gaden Shartse Dro-Phen Ling6
- Jin Long Si Temple
- Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Temple
- Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple
- Leksim Ling7
- Leong Hwa Monastery8
- Padma Wodling Dharma Centre9
- Palelai Buddhist Temple
- Poh Ern Shih Temple
- Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre10
- Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple
- Singapore Buddhist Lodge11
- Singapore Buddhist Federation12
- Siong Lim Temple
- Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple13
- Tai Pei Buddhist Organization14
- Thekchen Choling Tibetan Buddhist Temple15
- The Dharmafarers: Sutta Translation project16
- Thian Hock Keng
- Tzu Chi Singapore
- Uttamayanmuni Buddhist Temple17
- Vipassana Meditation Centre18
- Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple
- Ngee Ann Polytechnic Buddhist Society
- Nanyang Polytechnic Buddhist Society
- National University of Singapore Buddhist Society
- National Technology University Buddhist Society
- Singapore Institute of Management Buddhist Bhavana
- Singapore Management University Buddhist Society
- Singapore Polytechnic Buddhist Society
- "Statistical Release 1: Demographic Characteristics, Education, Language and Religion". Census of Population 2010. Singapore Department of Statistics. Retrieved 2 Dec 2013.
- "Bodhi Meditation Centre". Retrieved 2 Dec 2013.
- "Buddhist Fellowship". Retrieved 2 Dec 2013.
- "Drigar Thubten Dargye Ling". Retrieved 2 Dec 2013.
- "Firefly Mission". Retrieved 2 Dec 2013.
- "Gaden Shartse Dro-Phen Ling". Retrieved 2 Dec 2013.
- "Leksim Ling". Retrieved 2 Dec 2013.
- "Leong Hwa Monastery". Retrieved 2 Dec 2013.
- "Padma Wodling Dharma Centre". Retrieved 2 Dec 2013.
- "Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre". Retrieved 2 Dec 2013.
- "Singapore Buddhist Lodge". Retrieved 2 Dec 2013.
- "Singapore Buddhist Federation". Retrieved 2 Dec 2013.
- "Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple". Retrieved 2 Dec 2013.
- "Tai Pei Buddhist Organization". Retrieved 2 Dec 2013.
- "Thekchen Choling (Singapore)". Retrieved 2 Dec 2013.
- "The Dharmafarers". Retrieved 2 Dec 2013.
- "Uttamayanmuni Buddhist Temple". Retrieved 2 Dec 2013.
- "Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)". Retrieved 2 Dec 2013.
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- Kuah, Khun Eng. State, Society and Religious Engineering: Towards a Reformist Buddhism in Singapore. Singapore: Eastern Universities Press, 2003.
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- Wee, Vivienne. “Buddhism in Singapore.” In Understanding Singapore Society, eds. Ong Jin Hui, Tong Chee Kiong and Tan Ern Ser, pp. 130–162. Singapore: Times Academic Press, 1997.