Tuesday, February 15, 2005

Buddhism in Singapore

The Singapore Directory of BuddhaNet provides useful weblinks and/or addresses of Buddhist organisations in Singapore. Different veins of Buddhism including Mahayana and Theravada and even non-sectarian forms are listed and their categories reflected accordingly. The claims to being the largest Mahayana Buddhist temple in Singapore goes to the Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery. There are strains of Buddhism that traces its beliefs from Tibet (Nyingma Kathok Buddhist Centre - Singapore), others from Myanmar (Burmese Buddhist Temple), Sri Lanka (Buddha Vhara Society), Japan (Singapore Soka Association)and reflecting the syncretism of various Chinese dialect groups. The Singapore DharmaNet offers an A-to-Z directory of local organisations and pictures of a selected few. eSangha offers discussion forums for various aspects of Buddhism.