Pertubuhan Penganut-penganut Agama Buddha Johor (PPABJ) was established in May 1986. Within its first decade, from 1986 to 1994, the Buddhist society rented a shop house at Taman Pelangi, Johor Bahru to serve as the society activity centre. In 1990, due to lease issue, members passed the resolution in the General Assembly to establish an acquisition sub-committee, entrusted to search and procure suitable building as society activity centre. As a result, two adjacent shop houses at Taman Desa Jaya, Johor Bahru were purchased at approximately RM420, 000. On 25 December 1994, PPABJ officially moved in.
PPABJ strives to implement the teachings of the Buddha and promote the Dharma. It organises regular activities every month, such as chanting, Dharma talks, adult Dharma classes, meditation classes, Buddhist youth activities, and children Dharma classes. There are also non-routine activities include Dharma talks, welfare, culture, and engagement session. Children and youth camps are also regularly organised every year.
As the number of members grows continuously over the years, the activity centre became insufficient to accommodate for activities. Moreover, local government regulation has also hindered groups from using shop houses as an activity venue. In 1996, through the help from supporters of Dharma, PPABJ successfully applied to the state government a land for non-Islamic religion purpose at Taman Desa Cemerlang. Construction work was completed on schedule in August 2006. On 25 December 2009, PPABJ turned to a new chapter by moving into the new building.
PPABJ plans to establish a systematic Buddhist education center in the future to host welfare, cultural and educational activities; publish and distribute Buddhist publications to provide spiritual support and encouragement to Buddhists; and to promote trainings and courses for Buddhist leaders.
Address：2, Jalan Saga, Taman Desa Cemerlang, 81800 Ulu Tiram, Johor, Malaysia.
Official FB Page：https://www.facebook.com/JohorBuddhistMission/
Outlook of Pertubuhan Penganut-penganut Agama Buddha Johor
Newspaper clippings from Pertubuhan Penganut-penganut Agama Buddha Johor. The newspaper clippings include reports on Friends of Buddhist Youth, Children’s Buddhist Class, Wesak Festival, Ching Ming Filial Piety, etc.