First Malaysian Buddhist Journal launched at 8th International Symposium on Buddhism

The Buddhist Channel, 9 December 2023

Shah Alam, Malaysia -- Dato' IR Ang Choo Hong, President of the Buddhist Research Society Malaysia (BRSM), said academic research was one of the ways to open up new horizons for the propagation of the Dharma in Malaysian Buddhism.


The Temple of Ten Thousand Buddhas at Golden Dragon Mountain (金龙山万佛寺), Grandeur Beyond Words

By Kooi F. Lim, the Buddhist Channel, 19 November 2023

Rawang, Selangor (Malaysia) -- The Temple of the Ten Thousand Buddhas at Golden Dragon Mountain (金龙山万佛寺) stands as one of Malaysia's largest and finest temples, exuding grandeur amidst the tranquillity of the Rawang countryside in Selangor.


AI-Generated Images of Naughty Monks Not Real Problem of Thai Buddhism

by Pravit Rojanaphruk,, 12 Nov 2023

Bangkok, Thailand -- The quixotic National Office of Buddhism is back on the news. This time they want the individuals behind a few AI-generated photos of naughty monks playing rock music, drinking alcohol, smoking and singing with beautiful ladies at a karaoke bar, and racing motorcycles literally behind bars – citing the Computer Crime Act.


Return of boat festival at Inle Lake brings mixed emotions

The Buddhist Channel, 21 Oct 2023

Inle Lake, Myanmar -- Thousands of Buddhists participated in the Phaung Daw Oo pagoda festival, which features four sacred Buddha images placed on a golden barge and rowed through lakeside villages in eastern Shan State.


Indonesia's Tallest Pagoda, Sata-Sahasra Buddha Pagoda, Rises in Riau Islands

The Buddhist Channel, 14 Oct 2023

Tanjungpinang, Riau Islands (Indonesia) -- The Riau Islands Province now boasts Indonesia's tallest pagoda, the Sata-Sahasra Buddha Pagoda, nestled within the Avalokitesvara Vihara complex, W. R. Supratman Street, Kilometer 14, Tanjungpinang City.


Cambodian Monks Struggle for Alms as Pchum Ben Festival (end of Vassa) Nears

The Buddhist Channel, 14 Oct 2023

Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- In a poignant twist on an age-old tradition, this year's Pchum Ben festival in Cambodia's Kampong Tralach district is tinged with sorrow, as local monks face a shortage of food offerings amidst economic challenges. The 15-day festival, marking the end of Vassa (Buddhist Lent), typically sees devotees prepare food for monks and offer alms as a way to honor their deceased ancestors. However, the economic slowdown has cast a shadow over these cherished rituals.


Passing of the Oldest Monk at Wat Rai Khing Mourned by Nakhon Pathom Community

The Buddhist Channel, October 9, 2023

Nakhon Pathom, Thailand -- The Buddhist community of Nakhon Pathom is plunged into mourning following the peaceful passing of Pranee Intawaso, an esteemed royal ecclesiastical advisor. Pranee Intawaso, who served as the advisor to the head of the 14th region and as assistant abbot at Wat Rai Khing, a prestigious royal temple in Nakhon Pathom, breathed his last on October 7 at Sam Phran Hospital in Nakhon Pathom.


Shock waves Reverberate through Tibetan Buddhism in Malaysia

The Buddhist Channel, 30 Sept 2023

UPDATE (25 Oct 2023)
The Buddhist Channel has been informed that Kunzang Chokhor Ling has amended their website which reflects the true reason for the establishment of the society. With the update, the issue of contradiction raised by this article has been resolved. The amendments in their website can be seen here:

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia -- Recent developments have sent shock waves through the Tibetan Buddhist community in Malaysia, with two concerning incidents coming to light. The first involves the arrest and detention of a Tulku accused of sexual assault on a woman six years ago.


Chagtrul Thupten Thinley Rinpoche Detained in Puchong on Sexual Assault Allegations

The Buddhist Channel, 27 September 2023

SERDANG, Selangor (Malaysia) -- Vajrayana teacher Chagtrul Thupten Thinley Rinpoche has been detained in connection with allegations of sexual assault involving a woman in Puchong. The alleged incident reportedly occurred on February 17, 2017, within the confines of Puchong.


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