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. There are a variety of Buddhist organizations in Singapore, with the more predominant authorities being established ones such as the Singapore Buddhist Federation.
List of Buddhist organisations in Singapore
- Aaloka Buddhist Center
- Amitabha Buddhist Centre
- Amitabha Buddhist Society
- Bodhi Meditation Centre
- Bodhiraja Buddhist Society
- Buddha of Medicine Welfare Society
- Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum
- Buddha Vihara Society
- Buddhist Fellowship Centre
- Buddhist Library
- Burmese Buddhist Temple
- Cheng Beng Buddhist Society
- Dhamma Duta Buddhist Centre
- Dharma Drum Singapore
- Drigar Thubten Dargye Ling
- Fo Guang Shan
- Foo Hai Ch'an Monastery
- Gaden Shartse Dro-Phen Ling
- Hai Inn Temple
- Hua Giam Si
- Jin Long Si Temple
- Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre
- Karma Choying Kunkyab Ling
- Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Temple
- Kuang Chee Tng Temple
- Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple
- Kwan Yin Chan Lin
- Leksim Ling
- Leong Hwa Monastery
- Mangala Vihara
- Nichiren Shoshu Buddhist Association (Singapore)
- Nyingma Kathok Buddhist Centre
- Padma Wodling Dharma Centre
- Palelai Buddhist Temple
- Palyul Nyingma Buddhist Association
- People's Buddhism Study Society
- Poh Ern Shih Temple
- Pu Ji Si Buddhist Research Centre
- Ruwan Buddhist Society
- Sagaramudra Buddhist Society and Institute
- Samadhi Buddhist Society
- Sakya Muni Buddha Gaya Temple
- Satipatthana Meditation Centre
- Singapore Buddha Sasana Society
- Singapore Buddhist Federation
- Singapore Buddhist Lodge
- Singapore Buddhist Meditation Centre
- Singapore Buddhist Mission
- Singapore Soka Association
- Siong Lim Temple
- Sri Lankaramaya Buddhist Temple
- Tai Pei Buddhist Organization
- Thekchen Cho-Ling
- Thian Hock Keng
- Ti-Sarana Buddhist Association
- Tzu Chi Singapore
- Uttamayanmuni Buddhist Temple
- Vipassana Meditation Centre
- Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple
- Nanyang Polytechnic Buddhist Society
- National University of Singapore Buddhist Society
- National Technology University Buddhist Society
- Ngee Ann Polytechnic Buddhist Society
- Singapore Institute of Management Buddhist Bhavana
- Singapore Management University Buddhist Society
- Singapore Polytechnic Buddhist Society
Notable Lay Practices
- Firefly Mission: Lighting Up the World
- "The Dharmafarers: Sutta Translation Project" (Piya Tan Beng Sin)
- Bibliography of Buddhism in Singapore
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