Community Programmes

Annual Donations

Yuan Zheng Tang donates annually to Lotus Light Charity Society (Singapore) and the National Kidney Foundation Singapore.

Dana Goodie Bags

On the Renunciation Day of Avalokitesvara (Guanyin) Bodhisattva in 2021, Yuan Zheng Tang specially prepared Goodie Bags for devotees to sponsor as offerings and dana. Apart from offering to the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to accumulate merits, Yuan Zheng Tang also worked with Lotus Light Charity Society (Singapore) to distribute these Goodie Bags to households in need. There were daily necessities within each Goodie Bagsincluding rice, noodles, biscuits, milo, coffee.

Sunshine Welfare Action Mission (SWAMI) Home

Yuan Zheng Tang organised a visit to SWAMI Home in 2019 to interact with the elderly, and also donated medical masks, gloves and other essential items during the COVID-19 pandemic.

During the 2022 Lunar New Year, with generous donations from many devotees, Yuan Zheng Tang donated 2250kg of rice, 960 oranges and 450 red packets to SWAMI Home to wish the residents a prosperous Year of the Tiger.。

Animal Abuse and Compassion

In his 169th book ‘Spiritual Voyage to the Land of No Worries’, chapter two ‘The Harelipped Daughter’, His Holiness Living Buddha Lian-Sheng explains, “All living creatures are the same as humans; while humans fear guns and knives, fish fear hooks and nets; while humans delight in shelter, fish delight in water; while fish enjoy the gift of life, humans dread suffering and death. As long as they are animals with feelings, their aversion to pain and propensity for pleasure, is similar to humans. If we kill them, isn’t it tragic!”.

Like humans, animals are also sentient beings. Yet, why is today’s ‘advanced’ society still plagued with something so backwards – animal cruelty? How can we then challenge ourselves to become active, informed allies to these defenseless animals?

Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Sanctuary

In 2018 and 2020, Yuan Zheng Tang organised a visit to NANAS, a no-kill animal shelter in Johor, Malaysia, which was home to 700 dogs, 300 cats, horses and many other rescued animals. After a tour of the shelter, Reverend Lian Ru led a cultivation session for the blessing of the animals.

Do You Hear Their Silent Cries?

Hosted by the True Buddha School Singapore Youth Group in 2021, this unprecedented meeting has youth groups of different countries convening online. The dialogue gathered almost a hundred participants from various countries who shared their research on animal abuse and related topics, with the ultimate aim of raising awareness about animal welfare and its importance. Through this event, everyone gained insights to the social phenomenon of animal abuse and explored various ways of helping its victims, through Buddhist teachings. 

For the topical sharing session, Yuan Zheng Tang invited Reverend Lian Ru who introduced the Usnisa Vijaya Dharani Sutra and its benefits, and explained the significance of chanting its mantra. A guest speaker from Noah’s Ark Natural Animal Shelter was also invited to give an overview of the shelter’s founding beliefs and their activities. Through the session, the participants were able to learn how we can help our furry friends, as we collectively take a step towards a more compassionate world.

Singapore Youths’ Beach Cleanup In Celebration Of The Nation’s Birthday

On 5 August 2023, youths from various TBS cultivation venues in Singapore (True Buddha Shi Cheng, Lei Zang Si Singapore, Yuan Zheng Tang, Yuan Xue Tang) organised a beach cleanup activity in celebration of the nation’s birthday, and in gratitude of the first generosity of the Fourfold Generosity – generosity of one’s country. 

That day, there were approximately 30 participants who gathered at Coney Island which included Senior Reverend, Dharma Assistants, fellow TBS disciples and non-TBS youths. Together, they accomplished this very meaningful activity.

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