正式成立 Officially registered as a society
After 5 years of planning, the Society rented a house in Geylang Lorong 3 for its activities.
The premises was destroyed by a fire that broke out but the Buddha statue and sutras were left intact.
Started a series of activities after moving to the new premises at Still road and members began to increase. However, the society was forced to move again due to road-widening works.
1986 (年底 Year End)
A new location at Lorong 8 Geylang was identified.
Conducted the first short term Buddhist Novitiate program at Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery.
Conducted the second short term Buddhist Novitiate program at Sam Poh Temple at Cameron Highlands.
The society was forced to move to Lorong 9 Geylang.
Organised a large scale Dharma teaching event at Clementi Stadium with Venerable Hui Li from Taiwan as main speaker. The audience turnout was approximately between 20,000 to 30,000.
Organised another large scale Dharma event at Bukit Batok stadium and invited Venerable Yen Pei and Venerable Shu Yi as main speakers.
Organised the largest Dharma event in Singapore “Dana 300”.
1992 (年底 Year End)
A major turning point for the society as the society finally purchased a three-storey building at No. 25 Lorong 22 Geylang as its own premises.
The moving-in ceremony was held in conjunction with the Society’s Ninth Anniversary. It was an honor to have invited Peh Chin Hua, Member of Parliament for Jalan Besar GRC; Venerable Shi Ming Yi Secretary-General of Singapore Buddhist Federation and Venerable Chao Khun Phra Tepsiddhivides, Chief Abbott of Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple to grace and officiate the Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony.
Invited Venerable Amatha Gavesi to teach Samatha and Vipassana Meditation classes.
Invited Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro from Serthar Larung Five Sciences Buddhist Institute in Tibet (Larung Gar) to teach the preliminary foundation practices of Dzogpa Chenpo.
Organised another Dharma teaching at the Hougang Stadium and invited Venerable Guang Chao and Venerable Wen Jing as main speakers.
Invited His Holiness Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche from (Larung Gar) to transmit the empowerment, oral transmission and teachings of Dzogpa Chenpo.
Invited Mr S. N. Goenka to teach meditation classes.
With the assistance of various senior artistes, the Society organised a Buddhist orchestra symphony concert.
Organised the first Dharma camp in Cameron Highlands.
1999 (至今 Till Now)
Invited Khenchen Khenpo Namdrol to teach Dzogchen
Invited Mr. Zheng Zhen Huang of Taiwan to conduct Dharma Camp and give a series of talks. At the same year, organised a large scale Dharma teaching event comprising Venerables from local and overseas. The Venerables include Venerable Guo Hui, Venerable Guang Chao, Venerably Yuan Qing, Venerable Yen Pei, Venerable Wen Jing etc.
Organised the second Dharma camp in Austin Hill, Johor Malaysia.
Purchased the neigbouring unit, 25A to increase space for activities.
The society broke new grounds by inviting monastics of the Theravada, Mahayana and Tibetan to jointly preside over the Avataṃsaka Sutra Puja ceremony.
Organised the third Dharma camp in Desaru Malaysia.
Organised pilgrimage trip to India.
Organised Yoga Detox retreat.
Began to study and explore a large-scale renovation of the clubhouse. After the analysis and recommendations by professionals, the reconstruction plan was mooted.
The motion for rebuilding was passed during the AGM to proceed with the construction of the new building.
Moved into temporary premises at Lorong 24A Geylang.
Invited Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro to commence teachings in Singapore again.
Invited His Eminence Kunzang Rigdzin Pema Namgyal, the Ninth Gangteng Rinpoche to give a series of empowerment and teachings.
The Grand Opening Ceremony consists of ribbon cutting and consecration of the Big Buddha statue, presided over by our Guest-of-Honor Most Venerable Seck Kwang Phing, President of the Singapore Buddhist Federation. The ribbon cutting ceremony was jointly performed by Most Venerable Seck Kwang Phing, President of Singapore Buddhist Federation; Most Venerable Hui Siong, Secretary General of the World Buddhist Sangha Council; Most Venerable N Sumana Thero, Secretary-General of Singapore Buddhist Federation; Most Venerable Yuan Qing from Pingtung Taiwan; Most Venerable Seck Guo Hui; Religious Advisor Most Venerable Seck Yuan Qing; Religious Advisor Venerable Seck Fa Ming; President Mr Johnny Lye; 1st Vice President Mr Ng Hoo Seng; 2nd Vice President Mr Lim Chiang How; Generous Benefactor Mr See Kok Eng and Generous Benefactor Mr Low Chui Heng.
The consecration of the Big Buddha was jointly performed by Venerable Kwang Phing, President of Singapore Buddhist Federation; Venerable Hui Siong, Secretary General of the World Buddhist Sangha Council; Venerable Yuan Ching, Religious Advisor of People’s Buddhism Study Society; Venerable Hong Zhen, Abbot of Fayin Temple (United States of America) and Venerable Xin Li, Abbot of Ji Le Temple (Kao Shiung, Taiwan).