About Us

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!


To be the Centre for the advancement of spiritual, mental and intellectual development through quality non-sectarian Buddhist education, scholarship, and research for the welfare and happiness of humanity.


  • To facilitate the advancement of spiritual, mental and intellectual development through quality training programs.
  • To encourage the advancement of such training and development
    through quality research and education.
  • To create the opportunities and to make the acquisition of spiritual, mental and intellectual development easily accessible to everyone.


The main objectives of MyBA are to provide opportunities for all students

  • who wish to pursue programmes of value and high quality at an
    affordable price.
  • for self-improvement and development.
  • for the social development of students in terms of values and
    moral outlook and discipline.
  • a conducive environment of 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.