about us

"We are what we think.
All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world."

- Buddha

We are a 130-year-old Buddhist Sanctuary

The Buddhist Maha Vihara, originally and affectionately known as Brickfields Buddhist Temple was founded in 1894 by the Śāsana Abhiwurdhi Wardhana Society (SAWS), the oldest registered Buddhist Society in the Klang Valley.

For over a century, the temple has served as a refuge for the practice of Buddha-Dhamma in the Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhist tradition.

Our Mission

To be a conducive environment to:

Promote scholarship and study of the Buddha Dhamma

Propagate the Buddha Dhamma

Be the focus of Buddhist activities for the larger community

Foster Thervada Buddhist cultural and traditional practises

our vision

To be a leading international center for the Learning,
Practise and Dissemination of the Buddha Dhamma

Our Services

At our Buddhist Maha Vihara, we are committed to providing a range of services to support and enrich the spiritual lives of our community.

Dana for Monks

We offer the opportunity to engage in the act of Dana, the practice of giving, by contributing to the well-being of our resident monks. You can offer Dana within the vihara or support them outside.

Blessing Services

During times of joy or sorrow, our compassionate monks are available to conduct blessing services.


 A devotional ritual that involves prayer, meditation, and offerings. Our monks lead these ceremonies, creating an atmosphere of serenity and spiritual connection.

Dhamma Talks or Classes:

Dive deeper into the teachings of the Dhamma through our engaging talks and classes. 

Sunday School

Nurture the spiritual growth of your children by enrolling them in our Sunday School program. 

Marriage Registration

Celebrate the union of two souls with a sacred and meaningful marriage ceremony conducted by our monks. 

Buddhist Higher Studies

For those seeking a more profound understanding of Buddhism, our vihara provides opportunities for higher studies.

Bana (Sermons):

Immerse yourself in the teachings of the Buddha through our enlightening Bana sessions.


Go forth, for the good, happiness and welfare of the many, out of compassion for the world