22 Dec 2021 - Feb 6 2022

Wishing everyone a happy new year, blessings of good health, abundance, wisdom and highest happiness.

Guided Wisdom Meditation

Mondays 2.00 - 3.00 PM
Mondays 8.30 - 9.30 PM

Wednesdays 8.30 -9.30 PM

Guided Metta Meditation

Sundays 8.30 - 9.30 AM

Introduction to
Wisdom Meditation (Beginners)

Tuesdays 2.00 - 3.00 PM
Tuesdays 8.30 - 9.30 PM

Learn to chant basic passages
Thai Style Chanting

Thursdays 8.30 - 9.30 PM

Meditation Courses

Online soon

Meanwhile, consider joining our practice groups.

Courses previously held at Buddhist Maha Vihara

Teachers & Guides


Bro. James Ong

Bro James passed away on 5 May 2021.  He was previously ordained as a monk in Malaysian Buddhist Meditation Centre, Penang, Malaysia where his teacher Phra Dhammabarnchanvud was the founder.  


He was teaching Wisdom Meditation and Loving Kindness (Metta) Meditation for five decades. During these times, he stressed the importance of going back to the orthodox practice as taught by the Buddha in the Maha Satipatthana Sutta. With this aim, Bro James authored two meditation handbooks, in which he explained the practice in the simplest way possible. He also made the practice accessible and its direction clear with many daily-life examples.

"Be a lamp unto yourself". He explained, "that means, to be anchored to the Wisdom Meditation practice as taught by the Buddha in the Maha Satipatthana Sutta as your refuge. That's the lamp. That's the way to total freedom from suffering."


Shymiin Silena C

Sis Shymiin started practising Wisdom Meditation in 1993, primarily guided by Bro James Ong.  She has also done long retreats under the guidance of Ven. Uvamsarakhitha of Chanmyay Yeiktha, which combines both Metta and Vipassana meditation techniques and also at Panditarama centres.


In 2007, she began transcribing Bro James' Dhamma talks for publication and her training to guide under his charge. She has been assisting in his meditation classes since..

She also teaches basic mindfulness and loving kindness meditation outside of Buddhist communities. 



Many volunteers, Bro Chan, Sis Mudita, Bro Jimmy, Bro Leong, Bro Lim, Bro Stephen and many other supporters have contributed in service, in cash and many different ways to make the propagation possible. Present admins include Bro Jimmy, Bro Chiam, Bro Max and Sis Peggy.  Sadhu sadhu sadhu!


We are a group of practitioners, gathering weekly, practising Wisdom and Metta Meditation under the guidance of Bro James, and now, sis Shymiin. You are very welcome to this friendly and supportive community for practice, support and fellowship.