What to expect for a Soka Funeral Service in Singapore
Understanding that the cycle of birth and death is a universal truth helps us to seek meaning and fortitude when experiencing the passing of a loved one, and to be compassionate and empathetic to those around us.
Soka funeral services in Singapore are often quiet and meditative ceremonies, stripped down of any elaborate customs or rituals. Rather than having a Buddhist priest or monk lead the ceremony, a Soka Gakkai practitioner will lead a recital of the Sutra followed by chanting of the Daimoku. The sincerity of the practitioner’s words are an important step in helping the departed to attain enlightenment.
Soka funeral services are not as elaborate as conventional Buddhist funerals, with a deeper focus on honouring the ways in which your loved one lived their life. This is in line with the teachings of Nichiren under the Soka Gakkai faith. The practitioner who is helping to lead the ceremony will lead the gathered family members and friends in the chanting of the Daimoku, to help guide the soul of the departed towards the path of enlightenment.