Brahmavihara Berhad (“Brahmavihara”) is a non-profit organisation registered on 8th July 2015, under section 24(1), Companies Act 1965, Malaysia. Brahmavihara is regulated by the respective laws and regulation, therefore the information about Brahmavihara is open and transparent and its financial statement requires annual audit.
In accordance with the Company’s articles, the objectives of Brahmavihara are:
(i) to take care of Sangha members;
(ii) to promote the teachings of Buddha; and
(iii) to carry out charity works.
Brahmavihara is responsible for developing, managing and operating Brahmavihara Monastery & Retreat Centre.
The decision-making bodies within Brahmavihara are:
(1) Sangha Council and
(2) Board of Directors.
Sangha Council is the highest authority in Brahmavihara, and board members are appointed by Sangha Council.
In compliance with the requirements of the Malaysian Companies law, Brahmavihara has a group of professional which consists of accountant, company secretary and legal advisor, to handle the Company’s matters.
Brahmavihara also collaborates with other Buddhist society, i.e. Melaka Cheng Amata Dhamma Centre, whereby Cheng Amata Dhamma Centre will assist to organise and coordinate various Buddhist activities to promote Buddhism.
Brahmavihara Sangha Council
(2) Honorary members
(3) Sangha Members
1. The Most Venerable Phra Khru Kasemworakit Mahathero
Abbot of Wat Tham Pha Jom, Mae Sai, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand.
Abbot / Founder of Buddha Kaset Meditation Centre, Bangkok
2. The Most Venerable Sayadaw Nyanavara Saddhammajotikadhaja Mahathero
The President of Mahabodhivipassana Meditation Centre, Shan State, Myanmar
3. The Most Venerable Bhante Dhammasakkaro Mahathero
Abbot, Dhammapala Buddhist Lodge, Nilai, Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia.
4. The Most Venerable Bhante Nyanaramsi Mahathero
Abbot, Subang Jaya Buddhist Association, Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia.
Bhante Dr. Dhammapala
Bhante Dhammapala was born in Kuching in 1970. He was ordained as Upasampada Bhikkhu in Wat Chong Kedah in 1994 under the Most Respected Chao Khun Phra Raj Thammathara, who was the chief Siamese Sanghanayaka in Malaysia. Subsequently he sought spiritual dependence under the guidance of Bhante Dhammasakkaro Mahathero. He spent 15 years studying Buddhist Philosophy, Pali and Sanskrit literatures in Sri Lanka and Hong Kong. In 2009, he obtained his Doctorate of Philosophy in Buddhist Studies under the supervision of Professor Venerable KL Dhammajoti, in The University of Hong Kong.
After his graduation, he was appointed as Chief Editor and Spiritual Director for the Buddhistdoor website, one of the oldest and largest Buddhist websites in the world. In 2010-2013, he was the Visiting Assistant Professor at the Centre of Buddhist Studies, The University of Hong Kong. He travelled frequently conducting meditation retreats, dhamma talks and teaching in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Taiwan and China.