Who are we
Buddhist Gem Fellowship or commonly known as BGF started in 1980’s to promote the growth of Buddhism and create a better world for all beings. We started as a “Graduate Fellowship” but change the name to “Gem” to look into growing needs of our community.

History
Every year thousands of young Buddhists graduate from universities and colleges, but their talents go untapped. This was a big loss to the Buddhist community. Without new ideas and involvement from graduates, Buddhist societies could only run routine activities that attract a small crowd.

BGF was formed to redress this problem back then. Its purpose was to gather young graduates as well as working professionals for spiritual friendship and enhance their knowledge and skills for Dhamma work. Since then, BGF has grown from strength to strength and embraces all various groups. Our roots are in the Pali Tradition and we are non-sectarian in our approach.

We started in a single storey house in Damansara Utama, Petaling Jaya and moved 4 times till our current location in Section 17 (bordering SS2, Petaling Jaya). We have been in our current premise for 11 years.

Our mission and programmes
BGF plays a pivotal role to bring about the “Transformation of the Malaysian Buddhist community”. Our motto is “Growing People, Inspiring the Future”. For over a quarter century, BGF has been nurturing Buddhist leaders. It organises many programs with impact on Buddhist communities within the country as well as internationally. BGF also organises camps for undergraduates, trains leaders to speak effectively in public, runs courses on counselling skills, and conducts training courses for Dhamma speakers. It runs weekly meditation sessions and organizes talks and public forums by local and international Dhamma speakers. Its innovative programs and approaches are adopted by other groups within as well as outside the country. Many of its early members had pioneered the formation of other Buddhist societies in the country.

Our vision

We plan to transform the Malaysian Buddhist community through our “Eight Areas of Focus”. They are:
i) Buddhist Education
ii) Counselling Services
iii) Creative and Performing Arts
iv) Dhamma Propagation
v) Research and Publication
vi) Spiritual Development
vii) Training and Leadership
viii) Youth Development

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Buddhist Gem Fellowship

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Established since 1980Year of Establishment
D-G-2, Block D Jalan PJU 1A/3K Taipan 1, Ara Damansara 47500 Petaling Jaya Selangor, Darul Ehsan, MalaysiaAddress
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