Introduction: Malaysia

The Master seated at the door of a temple in Malaysia, 1978

The Master seated at the door of a temple in Malaysia, 1978.

The Venerable Master first visited Southeast Asia to examine the Southern tradition of Buddhism in Thailand back in 1949. In 1974, he returned to this region and initiated a revival of the Proper Dharma. Since that time, he has made several more trips here to propagate the Dharma.

During the 1990's, two monasteries and a hermitage in Malaysia came under DRBA’s auspices and are now staffed by monks and nuns who trained under the Venerable Master and who faithfully carry on his traditions.