Our Facilities 2018-01-15T10:07:11+00:00

Our Facilities

Shrine Hall

The Shrine Hall is where devotional services or pujas are held regularly and on Buddhist festivals. The Hall doubles up as an auditorium where Dhamma talks and seminars are held.

The Hall is equipped with a public address system and has facilities for multi-media presentations.

The Shrine Hall could also be used as an auditorium, with seating capacity for up to 200 persons, for lectures to be conducted and talks to be delivered to a fairly large audience.

It is well equipped with a sophisticated audio system and has facilities for multi-media presentations.

Photo credit: Qiu Huixiang

Seminar Rooms

The Seminar Rooms serves as a venue where Dhamma classes, workshops, meetings and discussions can be held. Audio-Visual aids, such as a public address system and an overhead projector, are available to facilitate slide shows and video presentations.

The smaller rooms – Samatha Room and Paññā Room can seat up to 10 persons per room, and can seat up to 30 persons when the two rooms are opened up.

Samatha

Samatha (Pali) is the Buddhist practice of calming the mind and its ‘formations’. Calmness is the mental peace and stability that is generated through the cultivation of concentration.

The Samatha Room is a nice cosy classroom that can comfortably seat 10 people. It can be used as a room to calm your mind and concentrate on your work. A big white board is available to facilitate brainstorming, meeting and discussions. The Room is available for booking by Members of the Library.

Photo credit: Qiu Huixiang

Paññā

Paññā is concentrated insight into the three characteristics of all things, namely impermanence, suffering and no-self, and the four noble truths.

The Paññā Room serves as a venue where Dhamma classes, workshops, meetings and discussions are held. Audio-Visual aids, such as a public address system and an overhead projector, are available to facilitate slide shows and video presentations. The room is available for booking by members of the library and has a capacity for 20 people.

Photo credit: Qiu Huixiang

Art Gallery

The Gallery is also used for Puja during festivals, meditation sessions and Sutta chanting practices.

The Art Gallery displays a collection of contemporary Buddhist paintings, thangkas and sculptures to promote awareness and appreciation of Buddhist Art. Buddhist art, and sculpture and photography exhibitions are occasionally held in the Gallery.

Photo credit: Yeo Koon Teck

Library

The Library houses the Buddhist Library’s collection of over 16,000 books in English and Chinese covering various aspects of Buddhism, including scriptural texts, doctrine, philosophy, ethics, meditation, devotion, art and architecture.

The Library has a sizable collection of books on related subjects, including other major world religions, Eastern and Western philosophy, comparative religion, psychology and ecology.

There are also books on Buddhism for children. The book collection keeps growing through the generous donation of Members and devotees.

Photo credit: Qiu Huixiang

Meditation Room

The Meditation Room is at the attic level of the Buddhist Library.

The Room is also used for Sunday Dhamma classes for children and youth.

Photo credit: Qiu Huixiang