Qing Ming Festival 清明节



Qing Ming is a traditional festival for the Chinese to remember and honour their ancestors by visiting their columbarium, graves or burial grounds.

As Buddhists, we can spend Qing Ming Festival recollecting the kindness of our forefathers and honouring them by remembering how they had lived a worthy life. In addition, we can also emulate the qualities of the noble ones who have come before us by observing their teachings.



Qing Ming Prayer Ceremony | 5 Apr 2022
The Compassionate Samadhi Water Repentance Sutra

Notice: The Dedication of Merits to the Departed ritual on 5 April will be closed to public. For those who wish to participate in the prayer, the monastery will be screening the prayer ‘live’ on our Facebook and YouTube page . All prayer offerings will be donated to charity homes after the prayer.


Registration begins 05/02/2022

清明节超度法会 | 2022年4月5日

法会的信众可以在本寺的 官方脸书YouTube 上观看直播修持。

05/02/2022 开始登记牌位  

* Kindly note that the schedule is subject to change  
* 此时间表可能会有更动

KMSPKS would like to remind visitors:

Before Your Visit

  • Bring only Vegetarian food, fruits, flowers for offering. No alcohol, meat products are allowed at the monastery.
  • Have a mindful and greener Qing Ming. Burning less joss paper and reducing food wastage. No joss paper boxes are allowed to be burnt during this period. 

During Visit

  • Ensure your offerings are looked after or inform the cleaners. Unattended offerings will be removed.
  • Watch over lit candles and incense so as to prevent fire hazards.
  • Please clear your offerings after prayers. If you wish to donate fruits, please place them in the designated bins provided. 
  • Please remove all plastic materials before burning items at the Eco-burner.
  • 大众可用鲜花,素食和水果祭拜。 寺内禁止酒精及肉类食品。
  • 本寺呼吁信众应尽力维护环境。少焚烧冥纸。清明节期间,寺内禁止焚烧冥纸箱。


  • 请看管好您的供品。若您需离开片刻,请留一人或通知清洁工人看管供品。
  • 请小心点燃香与蜡烛,以免发生火患。
  • 祭祀完毕后,请清理您的供品。若您愿捐献祭拜过的水果,请将它们放置于指定的箱里。
  • 请在使用生态燃烧器前将所有塑料包装取出。
What to do after a prayer or performing a positive act? 祭祀完毕后该做怎么?

It is said that when we engage in some form of spiritual practice, good deeds, we are accumulating merit. Buddhist practice conclude with dedicating the benefit of our wholesome act to relieving the suffering of sentient beings.

There are various phrases use for dedication, such as :

May the merits and virtues accrued from the work adorn the Buddha’s Pureland.
Repay the four kindness above and relieve the suffering of those in the Three Realms below.
May those who see and hear of this, bring forth the Bodhi mind,
and live the teachings for the rest of this life, then be born together in the Land of Ultimate Bliss.

You can also create a dedication in your own words for your loved ones or the departed; such as ” By the virtue of this meritorous act, may mother attain full enlightenment…” It’s results will follow the vastness of your intent.

无论做什么善事,诵经等佛事后,具备功德,我们将此功德收摄,朝向利益法界众生离苦得乐的目标送出去,这简称为回向。 常用的回向偈有:


也有为某某亲属的祈愿, 没有固定的行文。例如:“愿将此功德回向母亲,愿她…” 

Do Buddhists burn joss paper? 佛教焚烧冥纸吗?

Joss paper burning for the ancestors is a traditional Chinese custom for fear that the deceased may not have enough provision in the other world. However, according to Buddhism, after the death of a person, one is reborn in one of the six realms: gods, (asura) demi-gods, humans, animals, ghosts and hell realm; depending on one’s karma created in the past. And this conditions what one is able to receive.

The Chinese placed importance to the virtue-filial piety and offering items such as joss paper provides the opportunity to make space and take time to remember the loved ones. With this context, burning a small quantity of joss paper for the deceased, express one’s thoughts with respect is acceptable as long as they are moderate, not wasteful, or bringing harm to the environment. However, the best practice to generate merit for the ancestors is through charitable deed, building a stupa, or make offerings to the Triple Gem.



Opening Hours of Columbarium during Qing Ming period (19 March to 17 April 2022):

  • Mon – Fri 星期一至五: 
    7am to 4pm
  • Sat / Sun / PH 周末及假日:
    6am to 5pm
  • Qing Ming (5 April 2022) 正日:
    6am to 8pm
    * Subject to prevailing government guidelines

Kitchen 斋堂

Accessibility 扶助

  • Wheelchairs are available at drop-off point Ju Yuan Fang, Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall Building,
  • First Aid Volunteers are on stand-by during peak weekends. Do approach on-duty team if you need assistance.
    急救志愿者将在周末高峰期间待命。如需帮助, 请联系值班团队。

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May All Beings be well & happy!  愿众生离苦得乐!


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