1980    His Holiness, the 16th Gyalwa Karmapa Rangjung Rigpe Dorje visited Singapore from 27 December to 5 January 1981.  He blessed KKBC at Jalan Lateh and assured Mr David Chee that he would send a Rinpoche to advise on the development of the Centre. He conducted the Black Hat ceremony and left a pair of his shoes at KKBC, signifying his return in future.

 

1981    KKBC was approved by the Registrar of Societies on 17 March.

 

1982    The first management committee of KKBC was formed on 11 March.

 

1982    As a result of His Holiness Shamar Rinpoche advice, Venerable Shangpa Rinpoche arrived to become the religious advisor to oversee the development of KKBC.

 

1989    Approved as a charitable organization by the Commissioner of Charities on 2 May.

 

1990    Venerable Shangpa Rinpoche initiated the search for a new premises to cater for the expansion of the Centre’s activities. A bungalow with a freehold land at No. 38 Lorong 22, Geylang was shortlisted for the purchase.

 

1990    His Holiness Shamar Rinpoche visited KKBC to advise members on the purchase of the new premises and launched “One Man One Hundred” fundraising campaign.  

 

1991    His Holiness Shamar Rinpoche visited KKBC on 18 June to give blessing and encouragement to members on the purchase of the new premises at No. 38 Lorong 22, Geylang.

 

1991    With the concerted effort of Venerable Shangpa Rinpoche, Mr and Mrs Loh Seck Fah, as well as members and devotees, the new premises was purchased. 

 

1992    KKBC was relocated from No. 17 Jalan Lateh to the new premises on 29 December.

 

1993    Granted permanent change of use of premises as a Buddhist Institution by Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA) on 7 October.          

 

1993    KKBC was renovated and celebrated its opening on 14th November with a thousand-people vegetarian dinner.  His Holiness Shamar Rinpoche inaugurated the opening ceremony.

 

1996    Venerable Shangpa Rinpoche was granted Permanent Resident on 23 May. 

 

1997    On 14 September, during his 38th birthday celebration, Venerable Shangpa Rinpoche initiated the new building project with a personal contribution of S$21,000 and donated several pieces of priceless Buddhist artefacts for fundraising.

 

1997    Amendment of KKBC Constitutions to include Abbot was approved by the Registry of Societies on 10 November.

 

1998    KKBC website was launched on 1 February. 

 

1998    Venerable Shangpa Rinpoche was enthroned as the Abbot of KKBC on 4 September according to traditional Tibetan Buddhist procedures.

 

1999    His Holiness, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje visited Singapore from 29 October to 6 November during his first trip overseas. He blessed the new building project and made a donation.

 

1999    KKBC invited Maniwa Sherab Gyaltsen Rinpoche and organised the first Mani Project to recite 100 Million Om Mani Padme Hung from 28 November to 31 December for participation by all Kagyud Centres.

 

2000    KKBC renovated its premises and inaugurated its new shrine Hall on 10 September.

 

2001    His Holiness Shamar Rinpoche visited KKBC from 20 to 25 January during the Lunar New Year celebration and gave teachings to members and devotees.

 

2001    The Children Dharma Class was launched by His Holiness Shamar Rinpoche on 25 June.

 

2004    His Holiness Shamar Rinpoche visited KKBC from 13 to 15 February. A welcoming dinner was held at Katong Community Club.

 

2006    His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje during his visit from 7 to 15 October inaugurated the celebration of KKBC 25th anniversary.

 

2011    His Holiness Shamar Rinpoche last visit to KKBC from 3 to 6 March. He was briefed on the new building plan. 

 

2012    His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje visited KKBC from 25 to 31 May and helped in the fundraising for KKBC new building project.

 

2012  URA granted written permission on 9 October for KKBC to build a new building.

 

2014   Venerable Shangpa Rinpoche launched fundraising project during a grand dinner on 18 January. 

 

2014   KKBC was relocated to temporary premises at No. 31 Lor 24A Geylang on 1 May.

 

2014   KKBC awarded the contract for the construction of the new building on 20 Aug.

 

2014   KKBC new building project commenced on 1 September with the demolition of the old building.

 

2014    His Holiness, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje visited KKBC from 26 September to 3 October to grace the auspicious ground breaking ceremony for the new building. He also conducted the 1st Kagyu Monlam with prominent Kagyu Rinpoches and lamas.

 

2015     KKBC organized the 2nd Kagyu Monlam on 20 September.

 

2017    URA granted temporary occupation license (TOP) to KKBC on 15 April (note:  tentative, actual date to be advised).

 

2017     KKBC relocated to its new building on 31 May (note:  tentative, actual date to be advised).

 

2017     KKBC celebrated the opening ceremony of the new building with His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje on 8 October.

 

 

Karma Kagyud Buddhist Centre                                                                             

No. 38, Lorong 22 Geylang,                                                                                             

Singapore 398695

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