Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Contemporary Buddhism Seminar Series

Thanks Jing Pei for the info.
Young Buddhist Association Malaysia cordially invites you to participate in the Contemporary Buddhism Seminar Series on the theme of "Understanding the New Political Scenario in Malaysia: Adaptation and Engagement for the Buddhist Community".


The details are as follows:


Date: 25 April 2009 (Saturday)

Time: 8.30am – 5.00pm

Venue: Dewan Mutiara (3½ Mile, Jalan Ipoh) – Refer to attached route map

Medium: English

Registration Fee:

  • Free admission for Sangha member
  • RM60 for Adult Participant
  • RM45 for Student (Secondary School, College and University)

Registration Closing Date: 11 April 2009



  • Venerable Dhammavuddho Maha Thera is abbot of Vihara Buddha Gotama, a 15-acre forest monastery in Temoh, Perak. He received his ordination in the Mahayana tradition in 1983 and his Theravada ordination in 1996. He was an electrical engineer for 12 years before becoming a monk.

  • Datuk Dr Victor Wee Eng Lye is the President of the Buddhist Gem Fellowship. He retired recently as Secretary General of the Tourism Ministry and is now an Advisor to the Finance Ministry. Victor received his M.A. from Brown University, USA, and Ph.D. from Bristol University, UK.

  • Y.B. Datuk Ong Tee Keat is the President of the Malaysian Chinese Association (MCA) and Minister of Transport in the Federal Cabinet. He was a mechanical engineer before joining politics in 1986 to become the Political Secretary to the then Housing and Local Government Minister.

  • Y.A.B Lim Guan Eng is the Chief Minister of the State of Pulau Pinang and Secretary General of the Democratic Action Party (DAP). He was first elected as Member of Parliament  for Kota Melaka in 1986. YAB Lim graduated from Monash University, Australia, and is a qualified accountant.


  • Mr Wong Choon Tat is a consultant of the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysa.
  • Mr Benny Liow Woon Khin is the Editor of Eastern Horizon, journal of the Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia.


Limited seats available. The registration of the seminar will only be confirmed upon receipt of payment and on first-come-first- served basis.

To participant in the seminar, you can download the enclosed registration form, fill it up and fax it with your bank-in slip/ Cheques/Money Orders /Postal Orders to YBAM at 03-7804 9021.

YBAM also welcomes volunteer for the event to ensure a smooth-running seminar. To become a volunteer, you can contact Bro Vincent Teh (016-2443829) .

For details, please visit our website www.ybam.org. my or contact YBAM Secretariat (03-7804 9154) or Bro Tang Kok Hong (012-2948048) .

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