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Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) received complaints from the students of Maktab Raja Melewar Seremban on the “Dialog Harmoni” organised by the college recently to promote students’ understanding on different religions but with an apparent attempt to convert the students instead. The students informed that they were compelled to attend the talk. However, this talk failed to provide fair view on other religions but degraded the teachings and portrayed the supremacy of a particular religion.
Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) welcome and appreciate the 25 prominent Malay leaders, who publicly supported a debate regarding all suggestions related to Syariah law. As a Muslim, this needs a lot of courage and responsibility. Malaysia is a country that rules with The Doctrine of Mean, all government’s policy must take the welfare of all the people into consideration, including the feelings of all races. The speech of political leaders must also present the perception and attitude of a National Leader, and they must abandon narrow-minded thinking and extreme behaviour.
We, members of the Buddhist community in Malaysia, learned with great grief and shock over the latest wave of violence led by a Sinhala Buddhist organisation, the Bodu Bala Sena (BBS, Buddhist Power Force) against the Muslim community of the south-west of Sri Lanka in the towns of Aluthgama, Beruwala, Velipenna and Dharga.
"The Heart Will Be At Ease With The Consciousness" Dharma Talk had started in Terengganu, and yesterday there are 40 people attended the event.
The Melody of Truth and Beauty Buddhist Hymn Camps were organised at different places in Malaysia in year 2014.
The first camp was conducted from 26 to 28 of July 2014 at the original place of Melody of Truth and Beauty, Teluk Intan, Perak. Approximately 70 participants joined the camp.
Date: 19 – 21.9.2014
Venue: Hoeh Beng Buddhist Temple
Guests of Honour: Ven. Chuan Hua, Bro. Chong Hung Wang, Bro. Lee Chee Siang, Bro. Lee Ying Chien, Bro. Seng Kok Meng and Sis. Lim Hooi Tin
No. of Attendees: 70 people
Please be informed that YBAM offices will be closed during Chinese New Year.
YBAM Administration and Training Centre (Taman Mayang, Selangor)
The office will be closed from 7 February 2016 to 14 February 2016, and resumes normal operation on 15 February 2016.
YBAM Penang Administration Centre
The office will be closed from 6 February 2016 to 14 February 2016, and resumes normal operation on 15 February 2016.
Thank you for your kind attention and wish you a Happy Chinese New Year!
For many people, “Bitter” is stress, dissatisfaction, insufficient, and could not maintain what they currently possess. Many people choose to evade and unwilling to face the disappointments in life. Though, life is always bittersweet. We must always go through the darkness before dawn, and even a person has the best youthful years, we will eventually grow old as the years pass. A lot of things in this world are having two aspects, including “Bitter”. Although many would resist it, but it is an “adversity” that one must go through before achieving success. Even the birth of a new life must experience the pains and extrusion. In fact, not everything in life must be perfect, and because of the imperfection, there is room for improvement.
According to the Buddhist view, “Bitter” is something every person should experience, but it never stays the same forever, as long as we work hard consistently, the situation will change. In fact, a person’s success depends on our attitude towards “Bitter” and how much stress we can endure. So the most important lesson in life is how should we face good times and bad times in life. When things go well, we must learn to appreciate what we have and create a better future. When times are bad, we must learn to overcome bitterness and change it into nutrients for life.
There is a Chinese phrase “Farming on a sunny day, and studying on a rainy day”, which means that we work hard on the sunny day, and do not waste time on rainy day, seize the opportunity to fulfill ourselves, recharge, and wait for the chance. There is work to do during the day, and there are also things that could be done during the nighttime. As a Buddha quote “The Absolute Void and The Existence of The Supernatural”, the world has infinite possibilities for everyone, even when things seem hopeless. Things only can be repossessed by letting go.
Welcome the arrival of year 2016, I wish we lived in a world without disasters. Let us look forward to a better world, and the country continues making progress.
The National Day 2015 is celebrated in a rather dignified atmosphere with commencement of Bersih 4.0 Rally held two days ahead of the National Day Celebration. The Rally, with participation estimated more than the Bersih 3.0 Rally, is said to be an event to gauge the people’s support towards the government. It is also worth mentioning that, the supports towards Bersih 4.0 Rally is driven by a value-oriented mindset for a better governance of the nation, and not for the cause of supporting the alternative alliance.