The Association was founded 1976, with the objective of teaching & spreading the Dhamma to the English Buddhist Community in Singapore. Its origin goes back 85 A Marine Parade where its first Shrine Hall was inaugurated on 1 April 1978 , and the subsequent arrival of its first Religious Advisor, Ven B Dhammaratana from Sri Lanka. Ti-Sarana (Buddhist) Sunday Dhamma Classes were registered in April 1977 with the purpose of providing an avenue for Lay-Buddhists to learn and experience the teaching of the Buddha.
History of Ti-Sarana Buddhist Association (TBA)
In 1980 the Association decided to expand its premises and embarked on the purchase of the property at 90, Duku Road. Through the generous support of its members and devotees , donations and member loans were raised for this acquisition . The premises was officially declared opened by the late Ven Dr K Sri Dhammananda (Chief High Priest of Malaysia and Singapore) in December 1980.
To cater to the wide range of activities and increasing members, the premises (then a single storey zinc roof bungalow) was re-developed in 1988 into a modern 3 –storey terrace house. The new building was official opened by the late Ven D. Sangharatana (Chief High Priest of Southern Province of Sri Lanka).
Today, TBA is operating at 5 Sturdee Road, Singapore 207838.