Malaysia to host International Buddhist Conference (November 3-4, 2012)

Three leading Buddhist organizations, Buddhist Gem Fellowship, Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia and Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia, supported by eight other Buddhist organizations, will be organizing the World Buddhist Conference (WBC) from November 3-4, 2012 at the Istana Hotel, Jalan Raja Chulan, Kuala Lumpur.

The theme of the conference is “Transcending Negative Emotions”. The two-day Conference provides particpants a unique opportunity to learn from world renown Buddhist teachers and leading psychologists and psychiatrists about how one can develop true happiness and well-being in our everyday lives. It allows for one to experience the Buddha’s teachings as a living philosophy that is contemporary and relevant in this modern world.

This Conference will be graced by the presence of world-renown Buddhist teachers such as H.E. The 12th Kenting Tai Situpa, Venerable Dr Sugandha, Venerable Dr Shi Zhen Jue and Venerable Bhikkhuni Dr Dhammananda.

The Conference is aimed at the ordinary Buddhists – the man in the street – who wish to seek practical advice on what they need to do in order to live in harmony - to be able to lead peaceful and stress-free lives.

Being an international conference, WBC is expected to attract more than 1,000 participants from both Malaysia and overseas.

The line-up of speakers at the conference includes Malaysia’s own Venerable Wei Wu from Than Hsiang Temple, Penang, who is best known for setting up Malaysia’s first International Buddhist College, and many welfare projects such as kindergartens and orphanages throughout the country.

Other speakers include Venerable Geshe Dadul Namgyal, Venerable Thubten Chökyi, Dharmachari Lokamitra, Dr Tan Eng Kong and Dr Lobsang Rapgay.

Registration to attend the Conference is now open. Early Bird fee (before August 15, 2012) is RM 320 and RM 200 (Full-time students), and Normal Fee (August 16, 2012 onwards) is RM 380 and RM 270 (Full-time students). Participation for Sangha members is free but prior registration is required. Meals and refreshments are included in the registration fee.

For details, please access our website at http://www.wbc.my. You may also email us at ybam@streamyx.com or call 603-78049154/603-78049157 for further details.

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