This society shall be known as the "Vipassana Meditation Centre (Singapore)". Hereinafter referred to as the "Society".
2. Place of Business
Its place of business shall be at 251 Lavender Street Singapore 338789, or such other address may subsequently be decided by the Management Committee and approved by the Registrar of societies. The Society shall carry out its activities only in places and premises which have the prior written approval from the relevant authorities where necessary.
Its objectives are:
a) To perpetuate, propagate and practise "Theravada Buddhism".
b) To provide opportunities and venues for Intensive Vipassana meditation practice.
c) To observe Buddhist religious ceremonies, such as Vesak, Kathina Day, etc….
d) To conduct Dhamma classes, meditation classes, retreats, lectures, discussions and short courses on Buddhism.
e) To produce and publish Buddhist magazines, articles and periodicals.
f) To conduct other activities incidental to and necessary for the promotion of the above mentioned objects.
a) Membership is unlimited and is open to all persons regardless of sex and race and is sub-divided into:
(i) Ordinary Members:
Ordinary Members must be Singapore Citizens or Permanent Residents
above the age of eighteen. Ordinary Members have the right to vote and to hold office in the Society.
(ii) Associate Members.
Associate Membership is open to both the Singapore Citizens as well as non-Singapore Citizens. Persons who are below eighteen years of age shall not be accepted as Associate Members without the written consent of their parent or guardian. Associate Members have no voting rights and cannot hold office in the Society.
b) A person wishing to join the Society should submit his particulars to the Honorary Secretary on a prescribed form. The Management Committee will decide on the application for membership.
c) A copy of the Constitution of the Society shall be given to every approved member upon payment of the entrance fee.
d) The membership of a member whose behaviour is deemed to be inconsistent with the objects of the Society can be terminated by a simple majority vote of the members at a General Meeting, provided the member has the right to be heard by the General Meeting before a decision is made.
5a) Honorary Adviser
The Management Committee at its discretion shall appoint one or more person(s) as