Introduction to the Buddhist Channel

The Buddhist Channel (BC) was officially launched on October 25, 2004. The BC is actually a "rebranding" exercise which culminated from the demise of the old "Buddhist News Network" (BNN), which began operations in May 8, 2001. Using the web and app technologies on content publication, the BC remains one of the world's few dedicated Buddhist news services, providing daily updates and in-depth coverage.

Based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, the Buddhist Channel is the brain child of its founder, Lim Kooi Fong. Lim is a well known Dharma speaker in Malaysia and has been involved in Buddhist related activities since 1985. Apart from giving talks, he also conducts Sutta Study lessons and is an established international speaker and researcher in Buddhist Travel..

He currently manages an Bioinformatics and Data Management company based in Petaling Jaya, a suburb located near the Malaysian capital, Kuala Lumpur. He has a team of four staff who helps him to develop web technologies which sustain the Buddhist Channel and to also edit and moderate articles before they are published. All effort to sustain the site are made voluntarily, and the the Buddhist Channel remains very much a not for profit endeavour (Please read our Terms of Use).

To augment the BC's premier position as a Buddhist news site, five prominent Buddhist individuals were appointed as members of the "International Advisory Panel (IAP)". Each of the panelists - coming from different countries and with expertise in various disciplines - is expected to play a critical role in establishing the Buddhist Channel as a truly global, web based media platform. The IAP is an integral, strategic component for the long term sustainability and development of the global Buddhist community. With the incorporation of expert advisers, the BC is will not just become a Buddhist dedicated media channel, but more so a virtual and cross cultural exchange platform between adherents of the Buddhist faith all over the world. More importantly, the BC will be able to provide a sustained momentum for individuals to voice out their aspirations and contribute towards strengthening the Buddha Sasana.


The BC Logo

The Buddhist Channel (BC) is focused on 'non-sectarian' development of Buddhist media and content. The motto shows in its logo, a three petal lotus of different colors, each shade representing the mainstream schools of Buddhism. The symbol of the lotus itself, signify potential enlightenment in each of us while still striving in the rounds of samsara.



There are six key areas of emphasis which augment the BC as a premier site for Buddhist media. There are:

(a) Mindful Communication and Ethical Journalism
(b) Current issues affecting Buddhists regionally and globally,
(c) Authoring and promoting stories on Buddhist traditions and culture
(d) Encourage content digitization of Buddhist sources (Sanskrit, Tibetan etc)
(e) R&D in Generative AI and its impact on Buddhist content development
(f) Publicizing information on Buddhist travel and sustainable tourism


The Buddhist Channel - Donate to Support Our Work

An Appeal

In deep gratitude for your support! We are half way to meeting our target (US$ 10,400 of US$ 18,000 already achieved)!

The Buddhist Channel is a dedicated group of "mindful communication practitioners" striving to make a positive impact on the Buddhist community. We deeply believe in the power of mindful journalism and are reaching out to you with a heartfelt request for your support. Your donation, no matter the size, can make a tangible difference in the lives of countless Buddhist monastics, local communities and other dedicated engaged workers. With your help, we make their stories known, and thereby opening up avenues for them to obtain sustainable support for their work.

Please indicate whether your support will be a donation or a loan. We will get back to you via email. We thank you in advance for providing us financial relieve. May the Buddha Dharma ever be your guide and protector.

Note: To date, we have received the following:

US$ 900 from Esa Myllykoski (donation)
US$ 9,500 from Lance Edwards/Kau Soo Kin (loan)

We express our deep gratitude for the support and generosity.

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