This Vesak Day 2022, spend your day with a purposeful pause. 

Go temple hopping virtually or in person. Use this e-directory to join Dhamma activities that inspire you.

The list below features selected Vesak events that are held offline and broadcast live from Singapore and Malaysia Centres. 

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Full-day Offline Events

Nothing beats celebrating Vesak in person. Here are some of the full-day events that you can join in person in year 2022.  

1st – 3rd May (Sunday – Tuesday) 

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10am - 5pm

Organiser: SBF

Upholding the Truth

@59 Lor 24A Geylang, Singapore 398583

14th May (Saturday), Vesak Eve

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9.00am – 5.00pm

Organiser: Buddhist Fellowhip

Workshop – Essential Dependent Origination

by Ajahn Brahmali | Onsite & Zoom

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7.00 – 9.30pm

Organiser: Buddhist Fellowhip

The confounding problem of impermanence – Why can’t we see the obvious?

by Ajahn Brahmali | Onsite & Facebook Live

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All day (14-15 May)

Organiser: Amitabha Buddhist Centre

Reconnect with ABC’s Vesak Tradition

@Aljunied MRT Open Ground

  • Pujas, Dharma talks, Refuge and 8 Mahayana Precepts ceremonies
  • Light offering and circumambulation
  • Blessing for the public
  • Bath offering for the infant Buddha
  • Offering to 21 Taras
  • Lotus candles, oil lamps and flowers for offering
  • 1000 Offerings
  • Dharma gifts and crafts
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8.30am - 4.30 pm

Organiser: FHBCC

Vesak Day Grand Dharma Assembly

@ 105 Punggol Rd, Singapore 546636

  • Bathing of Buddha Figurine 
  • Prayers for merit-making 
  • Blessings 
  • Bell chiming with aspirations for clearing Kammic obstacles

15th May (Sunday), Vesak Day

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11:00am

Organiser: Beeh Low See Temple

Vesak Day Passing Lamp Ceremony

  • Lamp Lighting
  • Bazaar
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8.00am - 4.00pm

Organiser: Buddhist Fellowship

Why the Buddha is always relevant

 @Chui Huay Lim Club, Level 2

1-day Vesak day celebration with guest of honour: Minister S Iswaran.

  • Taking of 3 refuges & 5 precepts
  • Lunch 
  • Dhamma talk by Ajahn Brahmali
  • Live Performances
  • Offering of requisites to the Sangha
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9am - 3pm

Organiser: Singapore Buddhist Mission

Vesak Day 2566 LIVE Celebrations

@SAFRA Toa Payoh, Singapore 319387

  • 09:00AM: Opening Speech, SBM Chief Venerable K. Dhammika Maha Thera
  • 09:15AM Vesak Day Prayers and Blessings
  • 10:00AM Great Metta Meditation
  • 10:15AM #MusicforMetta Vesak Celebration
  • 11:30AM Praying for World Peace
  • 11:45AM Maha Sangha Gratitude Lunch
  • 01:00PM Offer lights to the Buddha and receive blessings from Chief Rev K. Dhammika Maha Thero
  • 03:00PM End 

Featuring the faces of Vesak

There are individuals who make an impact to the Buddhist communities. 

Live Virtual Broadcast

Dhamma Talks

The Dhamma refers to the teachings of the Buddha and the true nature of life. Both are timeless.
When one’s mind is calm and tranquil, the words of truth can penetrate deeply into one’s heart and transforms one’s life. 

2nd May (Monday)

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3.30pm

Organiser: Singapore Buddhist Federation

Debunking the myths of Buddhism

by Venerable Sek Kwang Phing | 59 Lor 24A Geylang, Singapore 398583

3rd May (Tuesday)

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8.00pm

Organiser: YBAM

Use of force: Violence for the sake of peace?

by Ajahn Jayasaro

4th May (Wednesday)

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2.00-3.30pm

Organiser: YBAM

Buddhist Approaches to Social Reconciliation & Healing

by Ajahn Kalyano

14th May (Saturday), Vesak Eve

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9.00am – 5.00pm

Organiser: Buddhist Fellowhip

Workshop – Essential Dependent Origination

by Ajahn Brahmali | Onsite & Zoom

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7.00 – 9.30pm

Organiser: Buddhist Fellowhip

The confounding problem of impermanence – Why can’t we see the obvious?

by Ajahn Brahmali | Onsite & Facebook Live

15th May (Sunday), Vesak Day

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9.30-11am

Organiser: BUBS

Dhamma Talk

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4.30 – 6pm

Organiser: The Buddhist Library

Meditation and Dhamma Talk

Led by Sis Siew Ee 

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8.00am - 4.00pm

Organiser: Buddhist Gem Fellowship

The sacred symbol of Buddhism

 by Uncle Vijaya 

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Puja & Chants

Puja (act of worship) is a reflective ritual that deepens one’s appreciation of the Buddha and his teachings.
This includes chanting and the offering of symbolic items such as water and flowers. When done mindfully, these rituals calms one’s mind.  

14th May, Vesak Eve

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All day

Organiser: Bandar Utama Buddhist Society (BUBS)

Candle Light Offering

BUBS will arrange a single offering of light and flowers at the Buddhacetiya Hall in Uttama Bodhi Vihara. 

Fill in the Wesak Offering form to indicate the name of the donor or the name of IMO (In Memory Of) and a message.

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5pm

Organiser: Palelai Buddhist Temple

Candle light offering & bathing of Prince Siddhattha

@ Palelai Buddhist Temple, 49 Bedok Walk, Singapore 469145

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6pm - 6am (next day)

Organiser: KMSPKS

3-step, 1-bow

(13 time slots, while slots last). Registration commences from 4/05/2022 9AM.
** Participants are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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7pm

Organiser: Mangala Vihara

Recitation of Mahasamaya Sutta

@ 30 Jalan Eunos Singapore 419495

Mahasamaya Sutta is the Great Assembly of Deities, to bless 5,000 bottles of Holy water and five colored threads for distribution on Vesak Day.

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8.00 - 8.20pm

Organiser: Buddhist Gem Fellowship

Puja & Chanting

15th May, Vesak Day

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8am – 9am

Organiser: The Buddhist Library

Morning Puja & Blessings (English & Pali) & Special Chanting – Girimananda Sutta

Led by Bhante Wimalajothi

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9.30am

Organiser: FHBCC

Recital of Universal Gate Sutra

In Mandarin @ 105 Punggol Rd, Singapore 546636

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2-4pm

Organiser:
Nalanda Buddhist Society

Mass Refuge Taking Ceremony

@ Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang, Malaysia

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6.00pm

Organiser: 
Palelai Buddhist Temple

Evening Chanting

@ Palelai Buddhist Temple, 49 Bedok Walk

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7.00pm

Organiser: Palelai Buddhist Temple

Candle light circumambulation, Paritta chanting, Dhamma talk

@ Palelai Buddhist Temple, 49 Bedok Walk

Guided Meditation

Meditation practice helps one to develop mindfulness, giving rise to clarity and wisdom.
When mindfulness is strengthened, one can experience inner peace in a chaotic world.   

14th May (Saturday), Vesak Eve

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8pm

Organiser: Palelai Buddhist Temple

108x itipiso chanting & overnight meditation 

15th May (Sunday), Vesak Day

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8.30am – 6.00pm

Organiser: NDR

Vesak Online Meditation Retreat

By Ajahn Cagino | In Mandarin

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9am – 10am

Organiser: The Buddhist Library

Guided Meditation

by Bhante Somananda

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9.15am

Organiser: Singapore Buddhist Federation

Meditation

Guided by Venerable Seck Kwang Phing

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3.30pm – 4.30pm

Organiser: The Buddhist Library

Guided Meditation

Guided by Sis Siew Fong

Performances

2nd May (Monday)

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3.00pm

Organiser: Singapore Buddhist Federation

Ensemble Performance

by Venerable Sek Kwang Phing | 59 Lor 24A Geylang, Singapore 398583

3rd May (Tuesday)

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12.45pm

Organiser: Singapore Buddhist Federation

Music Performance

by Venerable Sek Kwang Phing | 59 Lor 24A Geylang, Singapore 398583

14th May (Saturday), Vesak Eve

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9.00-9.20pm

Organiser: Buddhist Gem Fellowship

Hymns Singing

15th May (Sunday), Vesak Day

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10am

Organiser: My Little Gem

(Pre-school) Vesak Day Musical

Hosted on Zoom. Prelude: Venerable Damcho 

RSVP: [email protected]

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10.15 - 11.30am

Organiser: Singapore Buddhist Mission

#MusicforMetta Vesak Celebration

Live event. May be streamed live on Zoom.

Featured Singapore Buddhist Organisations

Buddhist Fellowship Singapore
(BF)

Singapore Buddhist Federation (SBF)

Singapore Buddhist Mission
(SBM)

Palelai Buddhist Temple
(Palelai)

YBAM

Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM)

Mangala Vihara Buddhist Temple (MV)

Amitabha Buddhist Centre (ABC)

Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery

YBAM

My little gems (pre school)

The Buddhist Library

Fu Hui Buddhist Cultural Centre (FHBCC)

Featured Malaysia Buddhist Organisations

Nalanda Buddhist Society

Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF)

Bandar Utama Malaysia Buddhist Society (BUBS)

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