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How did Ti-Ratana begin?

In 1994, Ven Datuk K. Sri Dhammaratana Nayaka Maha Thera, the current Buddhist Chief High Priest of Malaysia (since 2007) had the initiative to set up Ti-Ratana Welfare Society and Welfare Homes, registered the society the same year and was opened in 1997, which eventually led to setting up an entirely new society, named Ti-Ratana Buddhist Society in 2000, back then headquartered in the middle of Kuala Lumpur City Centre. The society's headquarters moved thrice, to Bangsar (2002), Ampang (2006), and back to Bangsar again (2018), which has remained its headquarters ever since.

Ti-Ratana then opened several branches, in Kepong (currently inactive), Klang, Petaling Jaya, Cheras and Puchong.

In 2018, Ti-Ratana Buddhist Society branched out to a specific Ti-Ratana Buddhist Society Kuala Lumpur & Selangor, leaving the former Ti-Ratana Buddhist Society Malaysia name for future plans to open temples and centres in other states.

Ti-Ratana Bangsar

Ti-Ratana Bangsar is the Headquarters of Operations of Ti-Ratana Buddhist Society. 

Founded by Ven Datuk K. Sri Dhammaratana, we opened our doors in the late 1990s to serve the surrounding community.

Under the Ti-Ratana Umbrella, our aims are to serve the surrounding community as a non-profit and volunteer-driven centre. Through these activities and collaborations with other NGOs we hope to promote and propagate the Dhamma to the community.

FAQs on the centre

Is it only for Buddhists?

While it is often mentioned, due to local legal restrictions, that our religious activities are for those who are non-Muslim, our non-religious activities such as Yoga are open to all. Volunteers do not have to be Buddhist unless it involves religious rites like carrying the Buddhist flag, Buddha Rupa or Kathina Relics.

Can I host my Buddhist community event (Dhamma Talk, etc.) at Ti-Ratana Bangsar?

Yes, please contact us. We however do not provide accommodation. Should you require an accommodation, ccommodation requests can be made to our other centres.


Can I host my non-religious community event at Ti-Ratana Bangsar?

Yes, please contact us. This will be subject to our terms and conditions that we will provide to you later.

Can I hold weekly/monthly community classes at Ti-Ratana Bangsar?

Yes, please contact us. This will be subject to our terms and conditions that we will provide to you later.

How is the temple related to Ti-Ratana Welfare Society?

The building is owned by Ti-Ratana Welfare Society, and our outreach centre which aids in disaster relief and children from broken homes regardless of religion is operated in collaboration with them. The whole Ti-Ratana Group is considered one Group, officially but not legally

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