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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.

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.

Saturday, 15 August 2015 13:50

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There is a saying that “a life is only completed after 60 years”. This is true to both people and organisations. YBAM is celebrating its 45th birthday this year. Throughout the 45 years and still counting, YBAM is still managing to contribute towards Malaysian Buddhism and training new bloods to continue the Buddhist missions.

There are ups and downs for everything. After going through a transitional period, an organization will face challenges from the government and society, as well as other religions. The conditions may seem to be to our disadvantage but it could also be an opportunity to us. It is still early to evaluate the performance of YBAM at this stage and there is still room for greater improvement. May YBAM continue to develop in the future in order to bring more benefits to the people and to build a harmonious society.

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.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 16:54


After a long wait of 25 years, we finally witness the official inauguration of the Puzhao Buddhist Vihara. First and foremost, I would like to welcome you to this Inauguration Ceremony of Puzhao Buddhist Vihara, celebrating this historical moment together with us. In particular, I would like to extend my heartfelt welcome to Venerable Masters from Malaysia and abroad, Buddhist leaders, representatives from various Buddhist organisations and societies. Thank you for your continuous trust, support and encouragements to the Young Buddhist of Malaysia (YBAM).

For public who are attenting the 11 July 2015 Inauguration Ceremony, this is the map for public parking on that day, and shuttle bus service from the parking area to Puzhao Buddhist Vihara will be provided for the public. We also encourage attendees to share transport, or car-pool to attend the event.

Friday, 19 June 2015 14:52

YBAM Puzhao Buddhist Vihara

After striving for approval for more than 20 years, on 17 June 2015, YBAM Puzhao Buddhist Vihara has officially obtained the Certificate of Completion and Compliance (CCC)! We wish to share the joy with all of you. May the Triple Gems protect Puzhao Buddhist Vihara and the light of wisdom enlightens us forever!

Thursday, 18 June 2015 13:56

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