Timings : Tuesday - Saturday: 10:30 AM- 6:00 PM Sunday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Closed on Monday
Amitabha Buddhist Centre, Singapore Overview
Located in Geylang, Singapore, Amitabha Buddhist Centre is a centre for the study, and practice of Mahayana Buddhism. This seven-storied Tibetan Buddhist Centre was found in 1989 is affiliated to FPMT, or the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition, a US-based non-profit organisation with over 160 centres around the world. Amitabha Buddhist Centre follows the lineage of Lama Tsong Khapa of Tibet. Starting with community service and outreach programs to holding classes on dharma and meditation, the centre aims to propagate Buddha's teachings. It also offers virtual, as well as offline resources, to anyone who is interested in Buddhist culture.
The architecture of the building itself is similar to that of Tibetan monasteries, having prayer wheels at the sides of the entrance, and automatically makes worshippers and visitors feel at peace with themselves. The prayer hall on the 4th floor is open to all and makes for a delight to the eyes with its colourful Tibetan paintings, called Thangkas, and statues. During the prayer sessions here, one can find happiness from within and be at peace with oneself. Visitors and members always leave this place with a warm smile on their face.
Prayer Sessions at Amitabha Buddhist Centre
Prayer Sessions are held at Amitabha Buddhist Centre regularly. They are open to all those who seek positive energy in life. The prayers are conducted in English with occasional use of Tibetan chanting.
Taking place every 10th and 25th of the month on the Tibetan Calendar, the Guru Puja is an extensive prayer session where one pays homage, makes confessions and confesses faults in a seven-fold worship session. The guru puja is an integral part of Buddhist worship and helps one attain the highest of aspirations.
Medicine Buddha Puja
This puja involves chanting the name of the seven medicine Buddhas over and over again. This prayer is said to give one immense peace and reduce their negative karmas, or energies from their life.
It is held on the 1st Sunday of every month, 10:30 AM onwards.
'Tara' refers to the deeds and enlightened activities of the Great Buddha. During the Tara Puja, the '21 Deeds of Tara' are recited 12 times. This prayer is said to give one ultimate happiness in every field.
It is held on the 3rd Sunday of every month, 10:30 AM onwards.
How to Reach
The closest MRT station is Aljunied MRT Station (EW9) on East-West Line. Amitabha Buddhist Centre is a 3-minute walk from the same. The closest bus top is Sims Ave- Aft Aljunied Stn (81011). The bus numbers you may take are 2, 13,21, 26, 40, 51, 67, 137, 2A, 853C, NR7.