Young Men's Buddhist Association


Young Men's Buddhist Association

The YMBA, or Young Men's Buddhist Association, was first created in Sri Lanka as part of a bid to provide Buddhist institutions to rival Christian ones (in this case the YMCA). It has had many famous presidents such as the Cambridge-educated Philanthropist Sir Ernest de Silva. It also exists in other countries, although they seem to be independent organizations.

References

Tessa J. Bartholomeuz."In Defense of Dharma: Just-War Ideology in Buddhist Sri Lanka". RoutledgeCurzon, NY: New York, 2002.


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