About Us

The Malaysian Buddhist Academy (MyBA), established in 2012 under the purview of the Malaysian Buddhist Academy Foundation, is a non-sectarian, non-profit, and  non-governmental charitable organisation created to serve the needs of all people, especially the Malaysian community, regardless of race, creed, or religion.

Its main objective is to offer a framework for an intellectual and systematic approach to studying Buddhism, which is crucial for developing a comprehensive understanding of oneself in connection to society and the wider world. This is in line with the ideal goals, as well as the kind donations and assistance from generous benefactors.

Additionally, students are able to learn about Buddhist education from credible, legitimate sources, building a solid foundation for the integration of intellectual study (pariyatti), spiritual practise (patipatti), and realisation (paṭivedha) of the Buddhadhamma.

The curriculum is designed to encourage the development of fresh perspectives and ideas as well as the application of knowledge and understanding through original, insightful, and beneficial acts that will positively impact society.

Hence, you can rely on MyBA for the best quality Buddhist education!

Malaysian Buddhist Academy (MyBA), instituted under the auspices of Malaysian Buddhist Academy Foundation in 2012, is a non-sectarian, non-profit and non-governmental charitable organisation established to benefit especially the Malaysian community, irrespective of race, creed or religion.

In line with these noble objectives, and with the generous donations and support from magnanimous benefactors, its main task is to provide a platform for a systematic and intellectual mode of study in the field of Buddhist studies and research, which are highly relevant for a holistic understanding of oneself in relation to the society and the world.

Moreover, students are able to gain knowledge and insight into Buddhist education based on authentic and reliable sources, creating a sustainable platform of integrating intellectual study (pariyatti), spiritual praxis (patipatti), and realization (paṭivedha) of the Buddha dhamma.

The curriculum is devised to stimulate and foster new ideas and insights, as well as to put the wisdom and insight into practice through creative, insightful, and effective actions to well benefit the societies.

Hence, at MYBA you can be assured of nothing but the best in quality Buddhist education!

Malaysian Buddhist Academy


To serve as the premier institution for Buddhist education, scholarship, and research that is non-sectarian and of the highest calibre for the benefit and enjoyment among all humanity.


To promote the enhancement of spiritual, mental, and intellectual growth through quality training programmes. To establish the opportunity and make the acquisition of such growth readily available to all individuals.


The primary objective is to enable all students to undertake self-improvement and development programmes of great value and quality at an affordable cost.

An excellent platform for SMART and FOCUSED learning!

Malaysian Buddhist Academy

Management Team

The Late Ven. Yi Hsiu


Advisory Committee

Dato’ Seri Ven. Jit Heng

President of Malaysian Buddhist Association

Venerable Ming Ji

Chairman of Malaysian Buddhist Association KL/Selangor Branch

Ven. Dr. Bokanoruwe Dewananda Thero


Associate Professor Dr. Guang Xing

Director of Centre of Buddhist Studies, Hong Kong University

Ven. B. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Maha Thera

Chief High Priest of Malaysia (Judiciary) Incumbent Chief High Priest of Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple

Dr. Ngui Kuan Sang

Fulbright Scholar, Stanford University, U.S.A.

Management Board

The Late Ven. Yi Hsiu


Ven. Dr. Chuan Chao

Deputy Principal

Ven. Choong Lin

Financial Director

Catherine Tan, J.P.


Council Member

Ven. Choong Lin

Mdm. Tan Mei Lin, J.P.