Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia Kajang Branch is a Buddhist organization set-up to propagate the message of the Buddha to the masses.
A little history about us
Venerable K. Sri Dhammananda, the abbot of the Buddhist Maha Vihara forsee the need to establish an organization to propagate the message of the Buddha to the masses. Backed by a group of fervent Buddhists, the Buddhist Missionary Society was consequently registered on 3 April 1962 entrusted to spread the Dhamma.
Among others, the objectives of BMSM are to propagate and promote the teaching of the Buddha; to print Buddhist literatures and organize religious lectures; to render spiritual assistance and acquire immovable property for the use of the Society for achieving its aims and objectives.
In 1996, following an amendment to its Constitution, the Society adopted its new name of “Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia” (BMSM), thus joining the ranks of national Buddhist organizations.
The Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia Kajang Branch was formed on May 22, 1999 with the aim to adhere to the objectives of the parent body established in 1962 and guided by three basic principles:
- To develop right understanding of Buddhist way of life amongst members and propagate the Buddha Dhamma.
- To develop a Center for Buddhist Religious activities, promote social welfare and charitable activities for the benefit of all members and devotees for them to accrue, share and transfer merits.
- To encourage, foster and develop the qualities of truth, compassion, understanding, goodwill, co-operation and to practice the teaching of the Buddha.
To date BMSM has more than 10,000 members throughout the country compared to 27 members when it first started.