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Addressing Common Misconceptions Of The Buddhist Religion

Religion and beliefs are easily misunderstood, especially for a major one like Buddhism. While you may have heard of the main tenets of Buddhism, like the 4 noble truths, other aspects of Buddhism will probably not be familiar to those outside the faith. Even if you...

5 Things To Consider When Planning A Buddhist Funeral

Dealing with the grief of a lost loved one is never easy. But often, families need to also settle administrative tasks and arrangements for the deceased’s funeral, all while battling their own emotions. Having a clear guide of what needs to be arranged can vastly...

Food And Its Significance In The Buddhist Funeral Setting

Food is something that’s close to the heart of many Singaporeans. When it comes to Buddhist funerals, however, it seems to be something that is less discussed. Yet, food plays a role in the funeral arrangements and proceedings. After all, the hosts and guests also...

How To Cut Costs When Planning A Funeral On A Budget

For most people, one thing that surprises them when they have to organise a funeral for the first time is its cost. A 3-day void deck funeral can go at about $6,000 in Singapore, and if you wish to have a lavish one, it will cost more. And often, this price doesn’t...

Do’s And Don’t’s For Guests Attending A Chinese Funeral

When attending funerals, there is a set of etiquettes that we should follow to show our respect to the deceased and also to the grieving family. Whether you believe in these superstitions, the fact remains that these are long-held customs that are very much part of...

Dealing With Grief: Insights From Chinese Philosophers

Grief is a natural response to loss. While many may think of grief as a ‘negative’ emotion, it has its place in helping people come to terms with the loss, and is quite a necessary component on the journey to receiving healing. Chinese philosophers, as well, had their...

Choosing The Right Sympathy Flowers For Buddhist Funerals

Flowers are a very common condolence gift. There’s just something about the natural qualities of it that makes it so beautiful, meaningful, and appreciated. However, giving flowers as sympathy gifts is not a straightforward matter. The colours and types of flowers can...

What Happens After The Death Of A Buddhist Believer?

As the fourth largest religion in the world, Buddhism is practised by over 7% of the world’s population. In Singapore, Buddhism is commonly attributed to the Chinese population, but in fact, the religion has its roots in India. In fact, there are many things about...

What Do Different Colours Mean In Buddhist Traditions?

Being culturally aware means not walking into a Buddhist funeral wearing flashy outfits with bright colours. While monochrome neutrals are best preferred at Buddhist funerals, on some occasions you might see some pink being worn. Yellow is another colour that is...

What Filial Piety Means In Chinese Traditional Culture

Filial piety is a virtue that is greatly emphasised in Chinese culture. Although China was – and is – home to a diversity of ideological and religious beliefs, scholars name filial piety as one commonality amongst almost all of them. In other words, filial piety is...