Welcome to Buddhist Maha Vihara

The Buddhist Maha Vihara was founded by the Sinhalese community based in Kuala Lumpur and the surrounding areas in 1894 to provide a place of worship in their Sri Lankan Theravada tradition.

Most of Sinhalese were either traders or artisans and skilled workers brought in from Ceylon by the British Administration to develop the colonial Malayan Civil Service.

The Buddhist Maha Vihara was commonly known as the Brickfields Buddhist Temple for many years.

How Can You Help Us?

For all donation, please kindly come forward to the temple or make all cheques to : BUDDHIST MAHA VIHARA or direct transfer to 'BUDDHIST MAHA VIHARA' account No : 292-00-01161-8 (Hong Leong Bank Berhad, Brickfields, KL) Kindly send us a copy of your BANK SLIP so that we can send you an OFFICIAL RECEIPT.

Thought of the day

DIFFERENT ATTITUDE OF THE HUMAN MIND "Some persons are like letters carved on a rock, they easily give way to anger and retain their angry thoughts for a long time. Some are like letters written in sand; they give way to anger also, but the angry thoughts quickly pass away. Some men are like letters written in the water; they do not retain their passing thoughts. But the perfect ones are like letters written in the wind, they let abuse and uncomfortable gossip pass by unnoticed. Their minds are always pure and undisturbed." Venerable Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda

News & Events

Annual Novitiate Programme 2014

10 Days Meditation Retreat by Bhante Dr. M. Punnaji Maha Thera : 21 - 30 Nov 2014

2 Days Non Stay in Retreat by Ajahn Brahmavamso : 8 & 9 Nov 2014

Buddhist & Pali University Diploma Course 2014 @ BMV

Kathina Ceremony 2014

2 Day Non - Stay In Meditation Retreat by Bhante Sujatha Thera

New Moon Puja - September2014

Bhante Dr M Punnaji Maha Thera's Talks for September 2014

Friends of the Vihara Fun Carnival

Traditional Chinese Medicine : Free Clinic - 7 & 21 September 2014

7 Day Meditation Retreat By Upul Gamage : 14 - 20 Sept 2014

Parenting Teenagers by Bro Jeff Oliver

Observance of 8 Precepts by Bro Upul Gamage : 13 Sept 2014

BISDS Lantern Nite 2014

Bro Upul Gamage's Talks for September 2014

Exam Blessing Service 2014

Maha Sanghika Dana @ BMV

Annual All Night Chanting @ BMV

New Moon Puja - August 2014

Friends of the Vihara : Rural Distribution

JOB VACANCY @ BMV 2014

Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic @ BMV : Sun, 3 & 17 August 2014

Assembly for Transference of Merits to Departed Relatives & Loved Ones

QUESTION & ANSWER SESSION : "Rebirth; Myth or True?" by Bhante Punnaji Thera & Bro Vijaya Samarawickrama

Buddhist & Pali University : Diploma in Buddhism - Next Intake in BMV 2014

Bhante Dr M Punnaji Thera's Talks for August 2014

Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic @ BMV : Sun, 3 & 17 August 2014

Observance of 8 Precepts : Sat, 2 August 2014

8th Memorial Programme 2014 for the late Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda Nayake Maha Thera

Bhante Dr K Dhammadinna Thera's Talks for August 2014

New Moon Puja - July 2014

BISDS Sanghika Dana - Sun 20 July 2014

Sun, 20 July 2014 : A SPECIAL PUJA FOR THE TRANSFERENCE OF MERITS TO ALL PASSENGERS & FLIGHT CREW MEMBERS OF MH17

Bhante Dr M Punnaji Thera's Talks for July 2014

Healthy Feelings, Healthy Children by Sis Tan Su Chen @ BMV : 13 July 2014

Friends of the Vihara - Midnight Distribution July 2014

Talk by Bro Vijaya Samarawickrama : Sat, 12 July 2014

ESALA Full Moon Puja - July 2014

Bhante Nanadhaja Thera's Talks for July 2014

Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic @ BMV : Sun, 6 & 20 July 2014

Observance of 8 Precepts : Sat, 5 July 2014 by Bhante Nanadhaja Thera

Talk by Bro Vong Choong Choy : 4 & 27 July 2014

New Moon Puja ( Dedicated to Parents ) - June 2014

Special New Moon Puja Dedicated to Parents : Fri, 27 June 2014

Talk by Bro Billy Tan : 20 June 2014

POSON Full Moon Puja - June 2014

Observance of 8 Precepts : Sun, 8 June 2014

Ven. N. Sumitta Thera's Talks for June 2014

Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic @ BMV : Sun, 1 & 15 June 2014

Ven. Nanadhaja Bhikkhu's Talks forJune 2014

Ven. Dr Dhammadinna Thera's Talks for May 2014

Talk by Bro Billy Tan : 16 May 2014

WESAK 2014 : Procession Route Map

WESAK VOLUNTEERS 2014

WESAK OIL LAMPS 2014

WESAK 2014 : Programme

GREEN WESAK 2014

Caring & Sharing @ BMV : 11 May 2014

Sutta Study by Ven. Dr. M. Punnaji Maha Thera : 28 April 2014

Ven. Dr Dhammadinna Thera's Talks for April 2014

Sutta Study by Ven. Dr. M. Punnaji Maha Thera : 21 April 2014

Sinhala New Year : OPEN HOUSE 2014

Talk by Bro Ananda Fong : 18 April 2014

Full Moon & New Moon Puja Notice - April 2014

Sinhala New Year Programme 2014

Parenting in the 21st Century by Dr. D. Gerard J. Louis @ BMV : 13 April 2014

Talk by Bro Billy Tan : 11 April 2014

Sutta Study by Ven. Dr. M. Punnaji Maha Thera

Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic @ BMV : 6 & 20 Apr 2014

Maha Sanghika Dana - 6 April 2014

Talk by Bro Vong Choong Choy : 6 & 20 April 2014

Observance of 8 Precepts : 5 April 2014

Ven. Dr. M. Punnaji Maha Thera's Talks for April 2014

Talk by Sis Barbara Yen : 30 Mar 2014

Rural Distribution by Friends of the Vihara 2014

Talk by Bro Vong Chong Choy : 23 Mar 2014

Workshop by Bro Jeff Oliver : 22 Mar 2014

Puja Honouring Departed Relatives & Loved Ones 2014

Talk by Bro Billy Tan : 14 Mar 2014

A Special Puja for Passengers & Flight Crew Members for MH370

Mindful Parenting by Sis Liu Moy Yub @ BMV : 2 March 2014

10 Day Meditation Retreat by Ven Punnaji Thera : 21-29 March 2014

Observance of 8 Precepts : 1 March 2014

Ven. Dr. M. Punnaji Maha Thera's Talks for Mar 2014

Ven. Dr T. Sangharatana Thera's Talks for Mar 2014

Ven. Dr Dhammadinna Thera's Talks for Mar 2014

New Moon & Full Moon Puja Notice - March 2014

Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic @ BMV : 2 & 16 Mar 2014

Talk by Bro Billy Tan : 28 Feb 2014

Talk by Bro Vong Chong Choy : 23 Feb 2014

Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic @ BMV : 16 Feb 2014

Chinese New Year Open House & Chap Goh Mei @ BMV

Ven. Dr T. Sangharatana Thera's Talks for Feb 2014

Happy Chinese New Year 2014 - Gong Xi Fa Chai : Programme & Sponsorships

VIDEO: Buddhism In Malaysia - N.B Dayananda - Interview on Bernama Today @ Bernama TV - 12 August 2013

BLOOD URGENTLY NEEDED : Blood Group B+

Ven. Dr. M. Punnaji Maha Thera's Talks for Jan 2014

Traditonal Chinese Medicine Clinic @ BMV

Dhammapada Quote for Whole Year 2014

Reprinting of Free Publications

The Abbot & The Orphan Animated Series CD's for Sale @ BMV

Dhammapada In Tamil

DONATE BLOOD, SAVE A LIFE!

BISDS Building Fund Appeal

BISDS Building Fund Itemized Sponsorship