Our Religious Practices

Services | Our Religious Practices

Services | Our Religious Practices

Our Religious Practices

Di Zang Lin has its roots as a Buddhist religious organisation. Its lineage hails from Ch’an origins and the Late master dedicated this temple to the practice of the Ksitgarbha Bodhisattva. Di Zang Lin is a Buddhist temple observing the Mahayana Tradition. While adapting Buddhist practice to modern city living, we adhere strictly to Buddhist traditions to make practices as authentic as possible.

Our religious practises can be categorised into two main groups of activities

01Prayers Congregations, Pujas and Retreats

At DZL, we have our weekly prayer congregation every Wednesday evenings. As the temple is dedicated to Kstitigrabha practice, we recite sutras within this practice, and what is unique to DZL is the monthly Ksitigarbha Repentance.

Other than the weekly congregations, almost once every quarter, we will observe essential Buddhists holy days which include Vesak Day and Ullambana. These are the two significant sacred festivals where we organise big scale pujas. Ullambana is celebrated for the whole month with prayers happening almost every other day.

Other Chinese festivals which have been adapted to suit Buddhist culture are also observed. These include our Lunar New Year pujas, Qing Ming Spring Remembrance Puja, and the year-end Thanksgiving pujas. These pujas, though not entirely Buddhists in nature, propagates virtues such as filial piety and graciousness which also plays an essential component of Mahayana practice.

DZL holds its Retreat annually during the memorial of the Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva. Abbot used the 108 recitations of the Great Compassion Mantra during this Eight- Precept Retreat to supplement Ksitigarbha practice. The annual retreat is one of the highlights of the year which many look forward to.

02Pilgrimage Tours

DZL organised pilgrimage tours to holy sites around the world annually. Some of the places we have been to include Bhutan, China, India, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Taiwan, Tibet and Thailand. What makes these pilgrimages different from other tours are the religious and charitable activities Abbot incorporates into these tours. Each of the tours would be filled with unique events that enable participants to learn Dharma excitingly. Mediation, temple stay, cooking lessons are just some examples.

We look forward to seeing you at our next tour to see for yourself how learning Dharma can be so fun and enriching.