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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
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.
YBAM is the leading Buddhist youth organisation in Malaysia. Through our conviction in the Buddha's mission of compassion, growth and liberation, we continuously promote positive lifestyle in developing a society of wisdom, compassion and gratitude.
This year (2015) marks the 45th anniversary of YBAM. It is also the year that the Puzhao Buddhist Vihara was finally completed after 25 years. Thus, on July 11th, YBAM celebrated its 45th anniversary as well as the inauguration ceremony of the Puzhao Buddhist Vihara. It was a grand gathering of monastics and lay Buddhist leaders from Malaysia and overseas. Our guests included leaders of Buddhist organisations throughout Malaysia, representatives from cultural and educational bodies, and ordinary Buddhists and well-wishers who witnessed the magnificent event. The opening of the main hall of the Puzhao Buddhist Vihara represented a significant milestone in YBAM’s mission to bring the Buddha Dharma continuously to all sentient beings.