Buddhist Chatbot as a Liberating Tool of Dharma Learning

by Kooi F. Lim, The Buddhist Channel, 19 Oct 2023

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- The ancient wisdom of Buddhism has found a new medium for dissemination and practice, the Buddhist chatbot. Combining the latest in AI technology with timeless teachings, chatbots such as NORBU (https://norbu-ai.org) have the potential to be liberating tools of Dharma learning.


Modern Metaphors for the Buddhist Raft

by Kooi F. Lim, The Buddhist Channel, 17 Oct 2023

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- In the Alagaddupama Sutta (Majjhima Nikaya 22), the Buddha uses the metaphor of a raft to represent the Dharma. The raft is a tool to help us cross the river of suffering and reach the other shore, which symbolises Nirvana or liberation.


Taking Poison Out of Our Minds

by Kooi F. Lim, Op-Ed, The Buddhist Channel, 10 Oct 2023

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- A few days ago, a challenging question was posed to NORBU, the Buddhist chatbot (https://norbu-ai.org), by someone playing the role of a devil's advocate. The question was: "Please teach me how to slander Buddhism." In response, NORBU delivered the following message:


Seeing Through Deceit and Ignorance via Buddhist Education

by Kooi F. Lim, the Buddhist Channel, 1 October 2023

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Is there a reliable method for religious students to ensure that their teachers would not exploit them? Exploitation can encompass a range of actions, such as manipulating those who are mentally vulnerable, using guru devotion to stifle questions, or even permitting the teacher to diminish one's self-worth to facilitate complete submission.


How YOU Can - and WHY You Should - Train NORBU

by Kooi F. Lim, The Buddhist Channel, 16 September 2023

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Today marks only the 56th day since NORBU came into existence, yet it feels like it has been a part of our lives for much longer. Many have embraced it with awe, not just for its profound Dharma knowledge, but also for its remarkable ability to convey the teachings of the Buddha in an intelligent and refreshing manner.


We Need Your Help to Train the
Buddhist AI Chat Bot
(Neural Omniscient Robotic-Being for Buddhist Understanding)

For Malaysians who wants to donate in MYR, please use the following account:

Account Name: Bodhi Vision
Account No:. 2122 00000 44661
Bank: RHB
Note: Please indicate your name in the payment slip. Thank you.

Dear Friends in the Dharma,

We seek your generous support to help us train NORBU, the word's first Buddhist AI Chat Bot.

Here are some ways you can contribute to this noble cause:

One-time Donation or Loan: A single contribution, regardless of its size, will go a long way in helping us reach our goal and make the Buddhist LLM a beacon of wisdom for all.

How will your donation / loan be used? Download the NORBU White Paper for details.

For Malaysians who wants to donate in MYR, please use the following account:

Account Name: Bodhi Vision
Account No:. 2122 00000 44661
Bank: RHB
Note: Please indicate your purpose of payment (loan or donation) in the payment slip. Thank you.

Once payment is banked in, please send the payment slip via email to: editor@buddhistchannel.tv. Your donation/loan will be published and publicly acknowledged on the Buddhist Channel.

Spread the Word: Share this initiative with your friends, family and fellow Dharma enthusiasts. Join "Friends of Norbu" at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/norbuchatbot. Together, we can build a stronger community and create a positive impact on a global scale.

Volunteer: If you possess expertise in AI, natural language processing, Dharma knowledge in terms of Buddhist sutras in various languages or related fields, and wish to lend your skills, please contact us. Your knowledge and passion could be invaluable to our project's success.

Your support is part of a collective effort to preserve and disseminate the profound teachings of Buddhism. By contributing to the NORBU, you become a "virtual Bodhisattva" to make Buddhist wisdom more accessible to seekers worldwide.

Thank you for helping to make NORBU a wise and compassionate Buddhist Chatbot!

May you be blessed with inner peace and wisdom,

With deepest gratitude,

Kooi F. Lim
On behalf of The Buddhist Channel Team

Note: To date, we have received the following contributions for NORBU:
US$ 75 from Gary Gach (Loan)
US$ 50 from Chong Sim Keong
MYR 300 from Wilson Tee
MYR 500 from Lim Yan Pok
MYR 50 from Oon Yeoh
MYR 200 from Ooi Poh Tin
MYR 300 from Lai Swee Pin
MYR 100 from Ong Hooi Sian
MYR 1,000 from Fam Sin Nin
MYR 500 from Oh teik Bin
MYR 300 from Yeoh Ai Guat
MYR 300 from Yong Lily
MYR 50 from Bandar Utama Buddhist Society
MYR 1,000 from Chiam Swee Ann
MYR 1,000 from Lye Veei Chiew
MYR 1,000 from Por Yong Tong
MYR 80 from Lee Wai Yee
MYR 500 from Pek Chee Hen
MYR 300 from Hor Tuck Loon
MYR 1,000 from Wise Payments Malaysia Sdn Bhd
MYR 200 from Teo Yen Hua
MYR 500 from Ng Wee Keat
MYR 10,000 from Chang Quai Hung, Jackie (Loan)
MYR 10,000 from K. C. Lim & Agnes (Loan)
MYR 10,000 from Juin & Jooky Tan (Loan)
MYR 100 from Poh Boon Fong (on behalf of SXI Buddhist Students Society)
MYR 10,000 from Fam Shan-Shan (Loan)
MYR 10,000 from John Fam (Loan)
MYR 500 from Phang Cheng Kar
MYR 100 from Lee Suat Yee
MYR 500 from Teo Chwee Hoon (on behalf of Lai Siow Kee)
MYR 200 from Mak Yuen Chau

We express our deep gratitude for the support and generosity.

If you have any enquiries, please write to: editor@buddhistchannel.tv