Soka Funeral Service


About Soka Funeral Service

At Embrace Funeral Services, we are dedicated to helping families honour and celebrate the life of their dearly departed loved one with our Soka funeral services in Singapore.

Soka funeral services embrace the teachings of Soka Gakkai, a Japanese Buddhist religious movement that supports peace, culture and education.

In the context of funerals, the Soka Gakkai teaches that death is a natural part of life and that it is important to honour the memory of the deceased while also providing comfort and support to their loved ones. The Soka funeral ceremony is designed to do just that – it honours the life of the deceased while also providing comfort and reassurance to their family and friends.

By understanding the philosophy and beliefs of the Soka Gakkai, you can better understand the values that guide Soka funeral services and why they may be a meaningful option for commemorating the life of a loved one.

Soka funeral package

Our Soka funeral package includes Soka-specific items such as Soka priest services, Soka chanting/reading materials, sutra sashes and sutra hangings. For more information contact us at 65 9692 1100


Embalming Handling & Encoffin Service
  • Collection of Deceased
  • Professional Embalming & Make Up
  • Mandai Cremation Fee & Ash Collection Service
  • Peace Casket (Standard quality wooden casket brushed with a layer of mahogany paint, finished with a layer of glossy lacquer)


Preparation of Memorial Ceremony
  • Soka Wake Set Up (HDB Void Deck)
    • Tentages
    • Round Tables
    • Square Tables
    • Chairs
    • Fans
    • Lightings
  • Floral Arrangement
    • Floral Photo Frame
    • Altar Table Arrangements
    • Small Table Arrangements
  • Photo Enlargement
    • 1 Large Photo with 10″x12″ Frame
    • 6 Passport Size Photos
  • Dignified Altar Set up
  • Condolence Books & Safe Box


Coordination of Soka  Funeral Service, Ritual & Memorial Ceremony
  • Professional Service Team
  • Mobile Toilet


Funeral Procession Service
  • Hearse
  • 45-Seater Air-Conditioned Bus


After Care Service
  • Towel Souvenirs for Guests
  • Fresh Flower Water

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What is a Soka funeral?

A Soka funeral is a traditional Japanese Buddhist funeral service. The purpose of a Soka funeral ceremony is to remember, appreciate and celebrate the life of the deceased.

During a Soka funeral service, the Daimoku sutra is chanted by a Soka Gakkai leader to help the deceased transition peacefully and to pray for the repose of their soul. The sutra is also chanted to support and comfort those who have been left behind by offering reassurance that loved ones who have passed away will be in a better place.

What to expect for a Soka funeral service in Singapore

Soka funerals are simpler and not as elaborate rituals as conventional Buddhist funerals. The Soka funeral ritual begins with a wake, where family and friends can pay their respects to the deceased by offering flowers and incense.

This is followed by sutras chanting at the funeral wake. The sutras are chanted to help the deceased find peace and to bring comfort and solace to those present.

The Soka funeral will then conclude with a memorial service, which includes prayers for the deceased as well as remembrances shared by family members, friends and loved ones of the deceased.

Role of a funeral director at a Soka funeral

The role of a funeral director at a Soka funeral is to ensure that the ceremony is conducted in accordance with Soka traditions and practices. Funeral directors provide support, guidance and comfort to families during this difficult time.

They help to organise sutras chanting sessions, set up wake venues, arrange memorial services and more. In addition, they also coordinate all aspects of the Soka funeral service including transportation, embalming handling and encoffin service, collection of deceased, cremation and ash collection.

Embrace Funerals with a Modern Approach

With Embrace funeral services, you are choosing a team who will take care of all the funeral arrangements with a modern approach.

  1. We revamped the traditional funeral set up to give it a cleaner, brighter and modern look
  2. Changed all lighting used to environmentally friendly LED bulbs
  3. Upgraded our music player and sound systems for better ambience and BGM
  4. We use a PA system to make announcements and provide guidance; for a more soothing and professional atmosphere and ambience.
  5. Instead of the traditional way of asking customers to hand write our instructions, we provide a printed SOP and guide to our customers on the things to look out for and take note. (Download our simplified funeral guide here)
  6. Introduced the Service of funeral emcee to conduct funeral services, making funeral services more professional and with 仪式感 or sense of ceremony.
  7. Provide customers with transparent and clear written packages so they can plan the funeral according to their budget
  8. Revamped the customer service experience into a modern hospitality approach, and taking on a more customer experience centric flow and process

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About Embrace Funeral Services

Embrace Funeral Services Singapore (懷恩生命禮儀) is a one-stop professional funeral service provider that was founded by our 4th generation funeral director, Jeffrey Lee Yi Fu.

At Embrace Funeral Services, we are committed to providing the finest quality funeral services where families can rely on during their times of need.



The duration of a Soka funeral can range from 3-5 days depending on the package chosen.

Soka funeral services can be held in any suitable setting including HDB void decks, funeral parlours and even temples. Soka funerals are typically conducted in a simple yet dignified manner, without any lavish ornamental decorations.

The Soka Gakkai is a Buddhist organization that was founded in Japan in 1930. It is based on the teachings of Nichiren Daishonin, a 13th-century Japanese Buddhist monk who taught that all people have the potential for enlightenment and that the Lotus Sutra is the ultimate teaching of Buddhism.

Soka Gakkai members are committed to promoting peace, culture, and education, and they believe that these values are essential for creating a harmonious and just society. In Singapore, the Soka Gakkai movement is led by Soka Gakkai Singapore (SGS), formerly known as the Singapore Soka Association (SSA). SGS is under the parent organisation of the Soka Gakkai that is present in 192 countries worldwide.


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