This website www.mahakaruna.org.my is established to inform on two organizations, namely Maha Karuna Buddhist society and Yayasan Maha Karuna (Maha Karuna Foundation) and also has information on the Chief High Priest Judiciary of Malaysia, Ven. B. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Maha Thera.

The Maha Karuna Buddhist Society was formed under the guidance and inspiration of The Most  Ven. B. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Maha Thera (Chief High Priest Judiciary of Malaysia and Chief Monk of Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple, Sentul, K.L.) to organize spiritual and welfare activities that will benefit society.

The Society manages two Buddhist Centres, namely the Maha Karuna Buddhist Centre at Subang 2, Selangor and Hilltop Buddhist Centre at Taman Tan Yew Lai, Kuala Lumpur.

The Buddha taught us to cultivate the two great virtues of Wisdom and Compassion. Wisdom (the ability to 'see things as they really are') is cultivated through spiritual practice. Great Compassion (Maha Karuna) is cultivated by serving the needy through welfare activities.

Activities of the Maha Karuna Buddhist Society:

   

  • Blessing Services

  • Publication of Buddhist Books

  • Sunday Dhamma School (Subang 2 & Hilltop)

  • Buddhist Meditation Retreats

  • Children's Dhamma Camp

  • Vesak and Kathina Ceremony

Yayasan Maha Karuna (732543-V) was founded on 5th May 2006. The Yayasan is established to receive and administer funds for charitable purposes, economics, education and medical for the public welfare of all Malaysians, irrespective of race, creed or religion.

Activities of Yayasan Maha Karuna are :


  • Educare – distribution of essential school items for 10,000 needy Malaysian students

  • Maha Karuna Mobile Free Clinic – medical outreach to the needy in rural areas

  • Distribution of Essential Household Provisions to Senior Citizens, Needy Families and People with Disabilities

  • Teens Leadership Program

  • Maha Karuna Compassionate Home (Senior Citizens Home), Taman Midah, Cheras

  • Financial and Educational Aid to the Needy

  • Medical Aid to Needy Patients

Ven. B. Sri Saranankara Nayaka Maha Thera is the Chief High Priest Judiciary of Malaysia and Chief Monk of the Sri Lanka Buddhist Temple, Sentul, KL. Ven. is also the Spiritual Advisor of Maha Karuna Buddhist Society and the Chairman of Yayasan Maha Karuna.