Singapore Buddhist Lodge

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The Singapore Buddhist Lodge (SBL; 新加坡佛教居士林) is a charitable organization organisation in Singapore. Founded in 1934, it is one of the oldest charities in Singapore.[1]

History[edit]

The Singapore Buddhist Lodge was founded by around 100 philanthropists, members of Singapore society. A building at 26 Blair Road and around S$1,000 cash were donated by Lee Choon Seng.[2] Membership increased to 2,000 patrons by 1946. The charity began renting premises at 17 Kim Yam Road. The building was purchased outright in 1950, with a donation of S$10,000 from Zhang Jiamei and Zhong Tianshui and money obtained in a fundraising drive.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Singapore Buddhist Lodge". Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  2. ^ Ong, "Chinese Mahayana Lay organisations", pp. 49—50.
  3. ^ Ong, "Growth of lay organisations", p. 77.

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