The Singapore Buddha Sasana Society (Sakya Tenphel Ling)

Together, through the teachings of the Buddha, we illuminate lives.

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Buddhism teaches us to strive for happiness through our own effort.

We believe our every action, speech and thought has an effect on ourselves and others, including our environment.

Whilst alive, we strive to do good and avoid evil. This is accumulating good Karma. Good Karma results in happiness in this life and the next.

We just need to do good to be reborn in haven. However Buddha cautioned us that life in haven is also impermanent and not eternal.

Buddha taught that we are all trapped in the endless cycle of death and rebirth. When this life ends, we are reborn into another. Ultimate happiness can only be found when we are no longer helplessly bound by this endless cycle.


Our centre practice a form of Buddhism known as Vajrayana. We are taught to engage in spiritual pursuit for the benefits of others and we rely on a myriad of skilful practices to achieve spiritual and material success.

In Vajrayana, the role of a qualified guru is greatly emphasised. A guru is both a teacher and also an object of refuge.

In Tibetan Buddhism there are four main traditions that are officially recognised.
Our centre is dedicated to the practice of a tradition known as Sakyapa.

Our spiritual patron, His Holiness Sakya Trizin is the current leader of the Sakyapa order. Our Lama are therefore properly trained and qualified spiritual guides from His Holiness' institutions.


If you are new to Buddhism, you may begin by attending our Sunday Tara Puja. This will give you some idea on how we conduct our spiritual practices.
You may also borrow books from our library (2nd floor) to learn about Buddhism.
We have also included some reading material in our website for your learning purpose.