1. International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB)

INEB is comprised of distinguished activists, spiritual leaders, and academics representing the major schools of Buddhism, as well as non-Buddhists with shared concerns. INEB?s member activities address a variety of issues to serve their own communities. The members also support one another through collaborating on common projects and joint strategic planning for advancing INEB?s vision and activities. The Secretariat?s office facilitates the flow of information and support by offering programs to fortify members? capacity through joint activities and shared resources. INEB welcomes new partners that will complement and expand the existing network.


2. International Movement for a Just World (JUST)

JUST is a Malaysian-based society that brings intellectuals and lay people together to establish a spiritual and intellectual foundation for a just world.  Its goals are to develop public awareness about the iniquities and injustices in the existing global system, nurture a deeper appreciation of the urgent need for alternative institutions, and raise consciousness on the importance of fostering attitudes, values and ideals at both the personal and community level which will help attain and sustain a just world.  Activities include the publishing and disseminating commentaries, articles, books, monographs, and pamphlets, conducting talks, workshops, forums and conferences for the general public and an annual work camp for youth, and sustaining a strong network of members, friends, supporters, and partner organizations.


3. Malaysian Network of Engaged Buddhists

MNEB is a network of Buddhist leaders that encourage members to encourage activities that drive social change. MNEB Believes that social change believes must spring from deep spiritual practice and based the philosophy and practice of Kalyanamitra (spiritual friendship).


4.  Buddhist Maha Vihara

Address:  123, Jalan Berhala, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Tel: +60 3-2274 1141
Website:  www.buddhistmahavihara.com

Buddhist Maha Vihara, Brickfields is a Buddhist site founded by the Sinhalese community based in the areas surrounding Kuala Lumpur to provide a place of worship in the Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist tradition. It was founded in 1894. The Sinhalese were mostly traders and skilled workers brought in from Ceylon (Sri Lanka) by the British to develop the colonial Malayan Civil Service.

Commonly known as the Brickfields Buddhist Temple, the Maha Vihara conducts full moon & new moon day prayer services, Sunday Dhamma school and registration of marriages. It also has a library and a bookshop.

Brickfields
It is also interesting to note that Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur is tagged as the “Divine Location” of Kuala Lumpur. Many religious structures, some over 100 years old are concentrated in this area, particularly on Jalan Berhala, where the Maha Vihara is located. The aptly named road, “Berhala” translated from Bahasa Malaysia means “shrine houses”.A sprinkling of temples, mosques, Hindu temples and churches of different denominations can be found here.

For more info, see : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brickfields

 

5. Supporting Organizations

Hikmahbudhi (Indonesia)

HIKMAHBUDHI is an external Buddhist Students Organization, which upholds the Truth, Justice, and Humanistic Values in order to bring Peace and the release of suffering.They are active in social and national issues based on the non-violent Buddhist moral, ethical and spiritual spirit. HIKMAHBUDHI is a national organization for Buddhist Students, which is founded in 1988, but during that year the existence had never been significant. In the middle of 90s, some Buddhist student activists tried to revive this organization as a struggle medium to build sensitivity for Indonesian society problems. In addition, HIKMAHBUDHI is also used to fill the lack of Buddhist students? elements in the reformation movement with other Indonesian Students organization.

Nahdlatul Ulama (Indonesia)

NahdlatulUlama (also NahdatulUlama or NU) is a traditionalist Sunni Islam group in Indonesia. The NU is one of the largest independent Islamic organizations in the world. Some estimates of its membership range as high as 30 million, although it is hard to account for this number. NU acts as a charitable body, helping to fill in many of the shortcomings of the Indonesian government in society; it funds schools, hospitals, and organizes communities or kampungs into more coherent groups in order to help combat poverty.

Seeds of Peace

Seeds of Peace : A Buddhist Vision for Renewing Society.

The international magazine, Seeds of peace is published thrice annually in January, May and September, in order to promote the aims and objectives of the Thai Inter-Religious Commission for Development (TICD) and the Spirit in Education Movement (SEM) as well as the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB). In order to subscribe a $50/year donation is suggested. Personal checks from the UK, US, and Euro are accepted.


Title :
 Vol.33 No.2 May-August. 2560 (2017)
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