Pertaining to the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM).

Theravada Council

18 April 2018

Meeting of TBCM Monastic Advisors

On Thursday 5 April, the Monastic Advisory Panel (MAP) of the Theravāda Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM) met for the first time since its establishment.  The meeting held at Bandar Utama Buddhist Society was called by the MAP to discuss an upcoming Sangha gathering in July.

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8 April 2018

Joy of serving and growing together

For three days from 30 March to 1 April, representatives of Theravāda Buddhist organisations in Malaysia gathered in Puchong for the first-ever Leaders’ Summit to discuss ways to improve leadership quality for the community.  The inaugural Summit was jointly organised by Nalanda Institute and the Theravāda Buddhist Council of Malaysia.  It targeted society Presidents, Deputy Presidents, Honorary Secretaries, and Youth Leaders as participants.  All in, twenty organisations sent 76 delegates to the convention.

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3 April 2018

Big ‘Thank you’ from Summit team

Just a day after the end of the Inaugural Summit of Buddhist Leaders, the Organising Team comprising officers of Nalanda Institute Malaysia and Theravada Buddhist Council met on Monday, 2 April to evaluate the outcome and effectiveness of the programme.

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27 January 2018

Inaugural Buddhist Leadership Summit

The Buddha was one of the most influential and important leaders in history.  He created one of the most enduring and well-known spiritual movements in the world.  Unlike many other leaders throughout the centuries, He led His movement peacefully and with deep compassion.  As Buddhists, how can we learn those lessons and apply them to our organisations?

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10 November 2017

Donation drive to assist flood victims

Theravāda Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM) and Malaysian Buddhist Association (MBA) are jointly coordinating a flood relief campaign to collect donations to assist victims of the ongoing flooding in Penang and Kedah.  The flood is the most serious to have hit the northern states in decades.

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30 September 2017

Lecture on Theravāda Buddhism

Theravāda is one of the two major branches of Buddhism in the world today (the other being Mahāyana).  The Pāli term ‘Theravāda’ means “doctrine of the elders”, as this school of thought can trace its origins from the time of Emperor Asoka Moriya twenty-three centuries ago, making it the oldest existing Buddhist sect.

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24 September 2017

Thank you, Dhamma teachers

Nalanda Buddhist Society, the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM), and the Buddhist Institute Sunday Dhamma School (BISDS) – joint organisers of the inaugural National Camp for Dhamma teachers – would like to thank all participants for making this programme a great success!

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19 September 2017

Welcome to Dhamma teachers’ camp

This Thursday 21 September, we look forward to welcome 150 participants to the 4-day inaugural National Camp for Dhamma teachers at Kinrara Resort in Puchong.  Nalanda Buddhist Society, the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM), and the Buddhist Institute Sunday Dhamma School (BISDS) are jointly organizing this camp to discuss how to share the Buddha’s teachings in a systematic, engaging, and effective manner to the younger generation.

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6 September 2017

Calling Dhamma School teachers to National Camp

Many Dhamma School teachers will readily admit that teaching Dhamma to today’s children and teenagers is a very daunting task.  With plenty of sensual objects to distract them, coupled with little life experience and ever shorter attention spans, the younger generation seems to have “a lot more dust in their eyes” to see the need for Dhamma in their lives.

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25 July 2017

Dhamma School teachers’ camp

“Good educators and Great education” form the backbone of every successful Dhamma school. Nalanda Buddhist Society, the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM), and the Buddhist Institute Sunday Dhamma School (BISDS) are jointly organizing this first National Camp for Dhamma teachers to discuss how to share the Buddha’s teachings in a systematic, engaging, and effective manner.

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