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Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery

88 Bright Hill Rd, Singapore 574117, Singapore

About this place

Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery (光明山普觉禅寺), also known as Bright Hill Pujue Chan Monastery, is the largest monastery in Singapore. The name "Kong Meng San 光明山" translates to "Bright Hill" in English, reflecting the monastery's location on a hill. The monastery is led by the Venerable Kwang Sheng as the abbot. With its expansive grounds and serene environment, Kong Meng San Phor Kark See Monastery serves as a prominent center for Buddhist practice, offering various programs, retreats, and cultural activities for both residents and visitors.

普 (Pǔ) means "universal" or "general," indicating the monastery's aim to benefit and serve all beings.

觉 (Jué) means "awakening" or "enlightenment," symbolizing the pursuit of spiritual awakening and the cultivation of wisdom.

禅寺 (Chán Sì) translates to "Zen monastery," highlighting the emphasis on Chan (Zen) meditation and practice within the monastery.
So, 普觉禅寺 represents a place where people can come to practice Zen meditation and cultivate universal awakening and enlightenment.



  • Taking refuge ceremony
  • Talks
  • Courses
  • Group practice
  • Dhamma school
  • Meditation
  • Retreat
  • Health & wellness
  • Family events
  • Community service
  • Shui Lu (Annual)
  • Ullambana (Annual)
  • Qing Ming Festival (Annual)
  • Vesak Day (Annual)


  • Shrine Hall
  • Ancestral Hall
  • Memorial Hall
  • Carpark
  • Toilets
  • Zen Cafe
  • Vending machine
  • Sheltered walkway


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88 Bright Hill Rd, Singapore 574117, Singapore

Operating Hours

  • Monday
    08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Tuesday
    08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Wednesday
    08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Thursday
    08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Friday
    08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Saturday
    08:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Sunday
    08:00 am - 04:00 pm