Visiting BW Monastery
The architectural design of BW Monastery building is a fusion of both Buddhism and Chinese cultural art, where apart from being practical, it is beautiful and magnificent to the eyes. The monastery is located in the north of Singapore and the objective of the organization is to provide Buddhism courses and community care, a centre for Dharma education and a pillar for all beings to rely on spiritually. Come and visit this tranquil and enriching monastery which supports everyone in purifying their mind to be well and happy!
If you would like to visit BW Monastery in group, please call +65 65471580 or +65 6877 0753, and look for the following contact persons for assistance:
1) Ms Peh May Lan
2) Ms Tan Tiong Hoon
OR drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Bliss & Wisdom Monastery
Name of the monastery: “吉祥宝聚寺”: symbolizes “An auspicious place where the Triple Gems congregate”. The word “吉”is written with “土” at the top as this is more artistically and aesthetically appealing. Renowned Chinese calligraphy masters, Wong Yi Zhi and Yan Zhen Qing have also written this word with “土” on top.
On the monastery’s main facade, stands a magnificent and gigantic embossed sculpture of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva (commonly known as Guan Yin),(centre) which is about 6m （18 feet） in height. On either sides are the (top left) Manjusri Bodhisattva, (bottom left) Maitreya Bodhisattva, (top right) Samantabhadra Bodhisattva and (bottom right)Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva.
“OMAK” (Observe Merits, Appreciate Kindness) in Chinese, a practice strongly advocated by Master Ri-Chang, are inscribed on the back of the main entrance. This is to acknowledge all the merits generated by the Triple Gems, all BWM members, the monastery construction committee, members and all sentient beings.
The Grand Shrine Hall
The magnificent grand shrine hall can accommodate up to 320 people at any one time during events such as recitation, Dharma assembly and seminars. The hall is enshrined with 3 main Buddha and Bodhisattvas, Thousand-armed and thousand-eyed Avaloketisvara Bodhisattva (Guan Yin), Maitreya Bodhisattva and Child-Bestowing Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva.
The 3 Great Buddhas
(centre): Shakyamuni Buddha (enshrined with Prajnaparamita Sutra)
(Left): Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva (enshrined with Lotus Sutra)
(Right):Manjusri Bodhisattva (enshrined with Avatamsaka Sutra)
6 Meters Tall Hanging Banner
BW Monastery’s sewing group painstakingly designed and sewed of 6-meters tall large banners with beautiful fabric, ribbons, precious stones, coloured pearls and hang at both side of The 3 Great Buddhas.
Hall of Jewels
Located on the 4th level, the hall can hold 400 people during events. It is a multi-purpose hall for various activities such as Dharma events, seminars, concerts, enrichment camps not only for adults, but for children too. It is equipped with a large screen display, sound system, with soundproof walls for improved audio effect.
Master Ri-Chang Remembrance Hall
The Remembrance hall is located on level 3 and it can house up to 180 people at any one time. The hall is frequently used for seminars, Dharma teachings and exhibitions, and it could be segregated into 3 separate classrooms for weekly Dharma lessons.
~Youth Activity Room