我们的故事 ABOUT US
大眾学佛研究会缘起于1977年，1982年正式成立。新加坡在70年代时，佛教还未蓬勃发展，一群年轻知识青年意识到佛法传播呆滞不前，于是发心以传播正信佛教为己任，大部份的成员也决定出家全力弘扬佛法，广度有缘信众。 这群年轻知识份子出家后，分别前往台湾、日本、南韩、泰国与斯里兰卡等佛教国家参学南传与北传佛教经典的修持法门，学成之后回国弘扬正信佛法。现有几位已是主要佛教团体的住持与领导人。1994年开始，广超法师引入藏传佛教。从成立至今，承办过多次轰动全国的大型活动，例如：1990年由台湾著名慧律法师在金文泰体育场主讲的弘法大会，每晚约有2万人出席、1991年全国最大规模的“供僧300”大会等等。 之所以取名“ 大衆学佛”，是因为这是一个供所有人学习佛理和修行的非盈利团体。
HOW WE STARTED
The People’s Buddhism Study Society was formed in 1977 and with official registration in 1982. The society has its roots in the seventies during a time when Buddhism in Singapore was at its infancy stage. A group of young people realised that the propagation of Buddhism was stagnant and made the aspiration to propagate the Buddha Dharma through personal efforts. A majority of them even decided to renounce and join the Sangha so that they could devote themselves fully in the propagation of the Buddha Dharma and benefit more people with a greater outreach and more in-depth understanding of Buddhism.
After their ordination, this group of young monastics went to Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, Thailand and Sri Lanka to learn Buddhism according to the Theravada and Mahayana traditions as well as their respective mediation and other practices. They subsequently returned to Singapore upon completing their studies. The Vajrayana tradition was eventually introduced in 1994. A few of them have since taken on leadership roles to become abbots and spiritual advisors of monasteries and Buddhist societies in Singapore.
The name “People’s Buddhism Study Society” was selected as this non-profit society is meant to be a place for anyone to come to study and practise Buddhism in a conducive environment.
With the Buddha’s Teachings and precepts as our guide, our mission is to propagate and uphold his teachings, regardless of tradition.
The main objectives are to propagate the Teachings of Buddha for the interest of the public; promote religious ethics; maintain the livelihood of Buddhist monks and nuns and to develop potential Buddhist leaders; to follow the example set by the Buddha and practice what the Buddha has taught.