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.
Nalanda Buddhist Society members and devotees were very concerned about the recent floods which devastated parts of Sri Lanka, and caused severe damages with hundreds of casualties. A public donation drive was immediately launched by several Buddhist organisations to raise money for flood relief and reconstruction work; Nalanda’s donation campaign lasted from 30 May to 16 June.
Nalanda Buddhist Society is planning to print a Dhamma book authored by Ajahn Buddhadāsa (1906-1993), a revered teacher who attracted many disciples to his monastery – Suan Mokkh in Chaiya, Thailand – to learn and practise Dhamma.
The devastating floods which hit Sri Lanka recently caused hundreds of deaths and resulted in widespread damages to infrastructure, homes, and temples. Nalanda had set up a fund to help with relief and recovery work in Sri Lanka. We are grateful to the public who donated generously to help affected communities there to recover from this critical disaster.
CNN reported on 29 May that at least 151 people have been killed and 111 are missing (please read the latest updates at the bottom of this article) due to floodings from monsoon rains across southwestern portions of Sri Lanka, according to the country’s Ministry of Disaster Management. The severe weather has also displaced nearly half a million people, and triggered landslides throughout the country.