Donation & Merit-Making

Among the giving of gifts to living beings, the gift of the teaching is vastly superior to the gift of material things. Tibetan Buddhist Centre (TBC) propagates pure Dharma teachings and offers a range of meaningful and beneficial activities to help people. TBC is a non-profitable organization, we rely on the support of donors and benefactors for our services and operating expenses. Your kind generosity enables us to continuously reach out and benefit people in Singapore and around the world.

Sentient beings who do not have the fortune to actually meet the Buddha, need the holy objects of body, speech and mind as the field in which to accumulate merit. There are several ways in which to engage with the holy objects. You can make offerings, prostrations and circumambulate the holy objects that already exist. You can create holy objects that become future sources of blessings and pilgrimage to others, and you can also sponsor a holy object. All of these activities when in relation to a holy object, become incredibly powerful acts of virtue. A Buddha statue represents the holy body of a Buddha. Buddhas are invited to abide in statues through a consecration ceremony. When this is complete, the statue is an actual embodiment of the Buddha, and should be respected as such.

The minute you see a holy object you create infinite merits,
So no question, if you actually make prostrations,
Offerings and so forth, you create far greater merit.

– extracted from the Sutra of the Mudra of Developing the Power of Devotion

We have three types of Sponsorship / Donation available, read on to find out more.

1) Sponsor a Buddha Statue
2) Centre Sponsorship
3) 2017 Asia Holiness the Dalai Lama Teaching in India

1. Sponsor a Buddha Statue

Every sponsor of a Buddha statue will have prayers and offerings dedicated on their behalf. The merits of the weekly pujas at TBC (led by the Geshelas) will be dedicated to all the sponsors and their families. Your sponsorship will also go a long way to support Tibetan Buddhist Centre’s activities. We also welcome other forms of donation that goes directly to the support of the centre fund and monthly maintenance. How much you give is entirely at your discretion. Your generosity is very appreciated. For more information, please contact us at centre@tibetanbc.org

Donations

Amitayus Buddha

Amitayus is the principal Buddha for overcoming the power that death and ignorance have over us. With these removed we can fulfil our true human potential – the achievement of pure happiness.

Yearly Sponsorship – S$188 (click here to Sponsor)

Donations

Medicine Buddha

Medicine Buddha is an enlightened being who has immeasurable compassion for all living beings. He protects living beings from physical and mental sickness and other dangers and obstacles, and helps them to overcome and eradicate the three poisons – attachment, hatred and ignorance – which are the sources of all sickness and danger. Visualizing the Medicine Buddha, reciting his mantras and enshrining his statues help the person to overcome physical illness and mental problems and other obstacles and danger.

Yearly Sponsorship – S$188 (click here to Sponsor)

Donations

Manjushri Bodhisattva

Manjushri Bodhisattva is the embodiment of great wisdom. His right hand holds a flaming sword, which represents the sharpness of prajna that can cut through the growth of suffering and the net of wrong views. The flame lights up the darkness, just as the light of wisdom dispels the darkness of ignorance. His left hand holds a magnificent blue lotus flower in full bloom, on which rests the Prajnaparamita Sutra (Great Wisdom Sutra). This sutra contains the essence of the great wisdom teachings of the Buddha. The lotus is the promise of the future for all beings who follow the Teachings.

Yearly Sponsorship – S$188 (click here to Sponsor)

Donations

 

Zambala

The Yellow Zambala, who is the manifestation of Buddha Ratnasambhava, is considered the most popular and powerful among the Wealth Gods. The Yellow Zambala sits on a lotus, sun and moon disk and holds a mongoose in his left hand. His mouth spews forth precious jewels. He protects the dharma and provides wealth to his followers to accomplish their immediate and long-term goals of achieving Buddhahood. He helps anyone who recites his mantra and enshrines his statues, to gain wealth, wisdom, intelligence and to go through the path to attain Buddhahood.

Yearly Sponsorship – S$188 (click here to Sponsor)

Donations

 

Tara

Tara is the goddess of Universal Compassion. Tara represents virtuous and enlightened actions. It is said that her compassion for sentient beings is stronger than a mother’s love. She also brings about longevity, protects earthly travels, and guards her followers on their spiritual journey towards enlightenment. Worshipping and realization of Tara through meditation, recitation of her mantras and enshrining her statues accumulates vast merits. Tara protects the person from various obstacles on his/ her path to achieve immediate and long-term goals

Yearly Sponsorship – S$188 (click here to Sponsor)

2. Centre Sponsorship

TBC is a legally registered centre in Singapore, operating as a non-profitable organization. We rely on our donors and benefactors to fund the centre’s monthly maintenance and operational expenses. We hope with a stable stream of funding, we are able to provide a conducive environment for everyone from all walks of life to receive the blessing and the pure teaching of the Dharma. Your contribution will enable TBC to continue with its mission to organise dharma talks and activities to reach out and benefit people in Singapore and around the world. May your merits accumulated be the cause for liberation of all sentient beings.

We have categorized our maintenance funds as follows:-

  • Sangha Expenses
  • Centre Maintenance Funds
  • Dharma Propagation Activities
  • Light Offerings

To support us with a one-time sponsorship, please click here.

To support us with a monthly donation, please click here to download the Giro arrangement form

3. 2017 Asia Holiness the Dalai Lama Teaching in India

As per the advice from The Office of His Holiness, there would not be any teaching registration fee required. Sponsorship to help us defray the cost of running the annual event is welcomed.

It is customary for tea to be served to all participants (including the local Tibetans) at the teaching. As a gesture of goodwill, dana is also offered to monks and nuns. This is an offering to the spiritual community. In addition, lunch will be provided to all the sangha members, participants and public.

We are also calling for sponsorship/contribution to

1. Printing of Teaching Text & Materials,

2. Lunch/ Tea & Bread offering / public lunch

3. Sangha/Monks to attend the teachings

4. TCM & Medical treatment to residents in Dharamsala

5. General Donations

If you would also like to contribute, you can either approach the OC at the donation counter setup at the parade ground or click here to donate online.

You may also make contribution during the teaching period:
Proceed to HHDL office at Namgyal monastery, or any

  1. Donation booth that is setup near the teaching location
  2. Contact the volunteers at the donation booth during teaching.
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