Puja is a Pali word, which means ‘honour, worship and devotional attention’.
Devotion and customary services refine the emotions and integrate the heart with the intellect. They help to generate faith and energy to maintain one’s commitment to practice.
Puja service takes place every Sunday at 10 am. Puja is held in the Shrine Hall. It involves making offerings of candles, flowers and fruits, and chanting of the Suttas in Pali and English. The chants include both doctrine and devotional offering.
The Puja is followed by a Dhamma talk given by Bhante or an eminent guest speaker.
The Puja Book used in the Sunday devotional service is available for downloading:
PDF version of the Puja Book
Sunday Puja in English: Every Sunday at 10am
Monthly Full-moon Puja in English: Every Full Moon Day
|2017 Full-Moon Puja|
|12 Jan (Thur)||Dhajagga Paritta
|11 Feb (Sat)||Khanda Paritta
(Protection of the Aggregates)
|12 Mar (Sun)||
(Discourse on Advantages of Loving Kindness) &
(Discourse on Advantages of Friendship)
|11 Apr (Tue)||
Mahākasspa Thera Bojjhan̥ga
(Discourse on Factors of Enlightenment to Ven. Mahā Kassapa Thera)
Maha Moggallana Thera Bojjhan̥ga
(Discourse on Factors of Enlightenment to Ven. Maha Mogallana)
|9 Jun (Fri)||
(Discourse to Ven. Girimananda)
|8 Jul (Sat)||Dhammacakkappavattana Sutta
(Setting in motion the Wheel of Truth)
|6 Aug (Sun)||
Maha Samaya Sutta
(The Mighty Assembly)
|5 Sep (Tue)||Ālavaka Sutta
(Discourse to Ālavaka)
|4 Oct (Wed)||
(Discourse to Kasībhāradvāja)
|3 Nov (Fri)||
Maha Sacca Vibhanga
(The Analysis of the Truth)
|2 Dec (Sat)||
(The Buddha’s Mission)
(Protective chant of Twenty-Eight Buddhas)
|11.30am – 12.30pm||Dana for Venerables 供养法师|
|7.30pm – 8.00pm||Chanting of Sutta 诵念巴利文经|
|8.00pm -8.30pm||Chanting of Special Suttas 诵念特别巴利文经|
|8.30pm – 9.00pm||Meditation & Short Dhamma Talks 禅修和法师开示|
|9.00pm – 9.15pm||Refreshments 茶点招待|
* As Vesak Day falls on 10 May, there will be no Full Moon Puja on that day.
Full-moon dana for the resident monks can also be offered during Full-moon days at 11.30am. *Those who are interested to sponsor the Puja or Dana can contact our staff.
Different Suttas from the list below will be used for chanting during Full-moon days. Samples of Mangala Sutta, Metta Sutta, and Maha Moggalamatthera Bojjhanga Sutta from Bhante Dhammaratana can be heard by clicking the selected Suttas below.
- Mangala Sutta
- Ratana Sutta
- Metta Sutta
- Dhajagga Sutta
- Maha Kassapatthera Bojjhanga Sutta
- Maha Moggallamatthera Bojjhanga Sutta
- Maha Cundatthera Sutta
- Girimananda Sutta
- Mettanisamsa Sutta
- Saccavibhanga Sutta
- Parabhava Sutta
- Vasala Sutta
- Jinapanjara Gatha Sutta
Mahayana Services in Mandarin
Every Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm.
Venue: Shrine Hall
Admission is free
Join us in our weekly Sunday Puja that starts at 10am. The Puja starts with Pali chanting and follows with Dhamma talks in English by resident Bhante.
The monthly Full-moon Puja starts at 7.30 pm and is led by residential Bhante. The Chanting & Meditation is followed by refreshments.
Mahayana Services in Mandarin lead by Venerable Yuan Qing are held at the Library every Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm.
*Those who are interested to sponsor the Puja or Dana can contact our staff.
Photo credit: Tan Yew Beng
Puja for Special Occasions
Pujas are also held and led by residential Bhante on Vesak Day, Dhamma Day, Katina Day & Chinese New Year (first day).
Mahayana special services lead by Venerable Yuan Qing are held for Cheng Beng, Seventh Month and Medicine Buddha Day.
Join us on these special and significant days. You may wish to make a donation or sponsor offering at to the Library on these days.
Photo credit: Tan Yew Beng