Metta Convention 2018 in Malaysia
16-18 November B.E. 2561
Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia (BMSM), which is a Regional Centre of The WFB in Malaysia, co-organized the Metta Convention 2018 with Aloka Foundation and Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia (YBAM) from 16-18 November B.E. 2561 (2018) in Malaysia. The first convention was held in Singapore B.E. 2556 (2013), then the 2nd was in Sri Lanka and the third was in Australia. This year was organized under the theme of “Opening Hearts-Embracing Diversity of Cultures, Races, and Religions in Malaysia and World at Large” in order to seeks to promote the practice of loving-kindness to lessen differences among people. Several well-known speakers from various fields of academic shared their perspectives on the theme. The convention was held in conjunction with the UNESCO’S International Day for Tolerance. The first day is in honoring the Birth Centenary of the late Venerable Dr. K Sri Dhammananda, who was the founder of BMSM and had actively involved in interfaith activities.