Jing Si Hall

The Jing Si Hall is an important spiritual stronghold of Tzu Chi. Master Cheng Yen (founder of Tzu Chi) hopes that visitors can experience the peaceful and harmonious environment of Tzu Chi and be inspired to join in the good work of making the world a better place for all.

Located in Pasir Ris East, the Jing Si Hall in Singapore was inaugurated on 30 October 2005. The modest and aesthetically pleasing building sits quietly beside the Api Api River, with its facade facing the flowing water of the river while the fast-flowing traffic along the TPE passes behind it. Lush greenery surrounds the grey, pebbledash, four-storey building. The eaves of its front porch, which are shaped like the Chinese character for “human” (“人”), are a unique feature in Tzu Chi architecture and represent Tzu Chi’s humanitarian spirit. Stretching from the tip of the eaves are three short cylindrical beams, representing the Three Treasures of Buddhism: Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.

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The spacious and airy interior of the Jing Si Hall comprises a lobby, Jing Si Book Hut, Continuing Education Centre, offices and multi-purpose classrooms, etc. A 400-person capacity Buddha Hall is located on the third level, with a large portrait of “Buddha Caring for the World” spanning the rear wall of the stage. It depicts a beautiful picture of the compassionate Buddha gently comforting the sentient beings who are suffering in the world and healing the wounded Earth in the cosmic space.

To achieve harmony in society, we need “静思” (“Jìng Sī”), which means “quiet, mindful contemplation”. If people are mindful in observing all beings and things in the world, they will recognise the inherent beauty and goodness in all and not be deceived by the illusions and delusions that lead to conflicts between people. The space that serves as a common home for all Tzu Chi volunteers across the globe is thus named “Jing Si Hall”. This also symbolises that all the missions of Tzu Chi are grounded in “quiet, mindful contemplation” and arise out of pure thoughts of love.

The Jing Si Halls around the world are spiritual cultivation grounds in the community, where people from all walks of life gather for classes and activities. Since its inception, the Jing Si Hall in Singapore has been the venue for book clubs, spiritual retreats, motivational and educational talks, volunteers’ training, community health screening, blood donation drives and life-long learning, etc. We hope that everyone who comes to the Jing Si Hall, regardless of their race, language, religion or age, can cultivate a simple heart of giving back to society   and be touched by the beauty of human love.

You are warmly welcome to visit the Jing Si Hall. No booking is required and we are open daily. You may approach our volunteers at the reception desk located on the first level, who are ready to guide you around and help you better understand Tzu Chi and our charitable work.

Opening hours:
Mon to Fri: 10am – 6pm
Weekends & Public holidays: 10am – 6pm

Address: 9 Elias Road, Singapore 519937
Nearest MRT station: Pasir Ris MRT station
Bus services: Bus No. 3, 39, 53, 68, 81, 89, 109 & 518

During your visit, we seek your kind cooperation with the following etiquette to maintain the solemnness of Jing Si Hall: