Hall of No Form
The Hall of No Form is located on the fourth level of the Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall.
An awe-inspiring giant Shakyamuni Buddha statue, measuring 13.8 metres from its lotus base, sits in this hall. At 3,290 square metres, the hall measures about half of a football field and can accommodate up to 2,000 persons. It is used for talks, seminars, symposia, meditation and Dharma activities, including the Refuge-taking and Five Precepts ceremony. Visitors are welcome to do silent prayers or meditation, and experience the tranquillity in this hall.
The name ‘Hall of No Form’ serves to remind us that all forms, including images of the Buddha, are without a fixed nature. Inherently empty of any self-nature or substantiality, they are nothing but the gathering of causes and conditions. Therefore, one should not be attached to any kind of form.
The Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall building was built to commemorate the late Venerable Seck Hong Choon, our most compassionate master and the second abbot of KMSPKS from 1947 to 1990. Completed in 2003, this four-storey building houses the monastery’s administrative offices and classrooms on the first floor, the kitchen and Hall of Five Contemplations (dining hall) on the second, Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Museum and activity rooms on the third and Hall of No Form on the fourth.
More than a million devotees have visited the Venerable Hong Choon Memorial Hall since its completion.
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