About VBCM


In the year of 1998, a group of Mahayana/ Vajrayana practitioners from various parts of the country, came together, with the common objective of providing an official platform, on which, practitioners from the four traditions of Tibetan Buddhism may, amongst others, interact, explore and pursue common goals, and to bring about greater understanding, harmony and unity.

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Part 1: Founding of VBCM

Part 2: Journey of VBCM

Spiritual Advisor of VBCM

HH the 14th Dalai Lama

Official Letter of Acceptance as Spiritual Advisor

Message Letter for VBCM's 20th Anniversary

VBCM Exco & Advisors


His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

VBCM Exco Members & Advisors (2024-2026)

VBCM Exco Members & Advisors (2021-2023)

VBCM Exco Members & Advisors (2019-2021)

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History of Tibetan Buddhism

Tibetan Buddhism (བོད་བརྒྱུད་ནང་བསྟན།) is the major religion of Tibetans around the world. It covers the teachings of Mahayana Buddhism along with Tantric and Shamanic rituals, and is in some part influenced by Bon, the ancient, indigenous religion of Tibet. Apart from the traditions of koras, prayer flags, mantras, and sutras, Tibetan Buddhism is also known for the presence of several deities and reincarnation of Lamas.

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The Four Schools of Tibetan Buddhism

Deriving primarily from India over several centuries through the efforts of a large number of teachers and translators, Tibetan Buddhism gradually evolved into four main traditions or schools ie Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu and Kadam which later became Gelug.

Previously Tibetan Buddhism was severely restricted in Tibet but it has flourished in India, Nepal and throughout the Himalayan region, and is slowly spreading to the rest of the world.

  • Nyingma (founded in 8th century)
  • Kagyu (founded in the early 11th century)
  • Sakya (founded in 1073)
  • Gelug (founded in 1409)

Rime (non-sectarian)

Another major factor in the history of Buddhism in Tibet is the Rime (non-sectarian) movement that was started in the 19th century. It was intended to preserve obscure lineages that were dying out and weren’t readily available from within any of the four traditions / schools.

Past Events

15 & 16 Jan 2022 Malaysia
Islam & Buddhism Inter-faith Conference with HHDL

The concept of a Muslim-Buddhist dialogue regarding the environment began in March 2021 following a brainstorming session by a group of Muslim and Buddhist leaders and scholars in Malaysia. It was decided that there should be a series of conferences, seminars, forums, and symposiums where the theme would be of safeguarding planet earth for future generations. IBED would invite luminaries who are thought leaders of various faiths as speakers and facilitators, including HH The Dalai Lama as the Keynote Speaker or Patron.

Advice and Prayers for Covid-19 from VBCM
Teachers and Advisors

Dear Friends & Colleagues,
Greetings to all of you again. Some time ago, we mentioned that the VBCM will be asking our teachers to pray for the victims of Covid-19 and give advice to Malaysians who were facing so many challenges.
Due to various circumstances, it has taken VBCM quite a long time to produce this video. We apologised for the delay. Finally, it was premiered at the VBCM AGM yesterday.
We would like to share their blessings with all Malaysians and the people of the World.
Please click on the following links:
363414434334/posts/10158664840014335 /?sfnsn=mo

Thank you very much.


Hari Merdeka 2021
Malaysia Solidarity Fund Against Covid 19

The first cases of the COVID-19 pandemic in Malaysia were confirmed on 25 January 2020. One and a half years later, as of 26 August 2021, with over 1.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases, over 260,000 active cases, and over 15,200 deaths, this pandemic has been the single toughest challenge to Malaysia since independence and has affected all Malaysians without fail. No doubt, we are suffering but we shall not let our spirit down. Ayuh, Malaysians! As we celebrate our 64th Independence Day, let us work ever closer and let us embrace each other as Malaysian brothers and sisters. Let us pray for all affected by Covid-19; that the sick will recover, front-liners will be supported and all of us ensure everyone is safe and healthy.

Malaysians - let’s stand together and contribute towards the Malaysia Solidarity Covid-19 Fund:-