A Buddhist Sunday – Temples in Singapore: The Buddhist Lodge

Only the gate around the Buddhist Lodge in Singapore suggests that this is not an ordinary building. The ornate stone carved panels show several Buddhist stories. The main entrance is through a beautiful arch in Chinese style. The Buddhist Lodge was founded in 1943, originally with roughly 100 members. They came together in a traditional…

A Buddhist Sunday – A bit of Compassion

There are many different Buddha aspects and bodhisattvas, but none so famous as Avalokiteśvara (or Chenrezig སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས་ in Tibetan). He (or she – Guānyīn in Chinese Buddhism) embodies enlightened compassion. In his most popular form he appears with four arms showing that compassion has four aspects: loving kindness as an attitude towards all sentient beings;…

Tam Bao Son – Vietnamese Buddhist Monastery

At a two hours drive from Montréal, close to Mont Tremblant National Park you will find the lovely Vietnamese Buddhist Monastery Tam Bao Son. The monastic complex covers a huge stretch of land with a temple and, spread around, several devotional sites with statues in every conceivable colour. There are several statues of the female…