The Wisdom Park Development Committee (WPDC) held its 18th Meeting (and its first in 2017) on 15 January to discuss submission of building plans to the local authorities. Committee members had a very fruitful discussion on technical details and time-line of development.
A special exhibition on Wisdom Park was officially launched on Sunday 27 November at Nalanda Centre. The exhibition is held in honour of the first anniversary of Wisdom Park Development Committee (WPDC), which was formed in October 2015 and entrusted to conceptualise a “Master Development Plan” for Wisdom Park, reflecting its function as a national Buddhist education hub.
On Sunday 16 October, the Wisdom Park Development Committee (WPDC) celebrated its first year of establishment and operations. The Committee is entrusted to conceptualise a “Master Development Plan” for Wisdom Park, reflecting its function as a national Buddhist education hub.
On Sunday 16 October, the Wisdom Park Development Committee (WPDC) celebrated its first anniversary of establishment and operation. WPDC was formed in October 2015 with initially 13 members, and was tasked with preparing the ‘Master Development Plan’ for Wisdom Park – the proposed education hub for the Malaysian Buddhist community. 3 more members were later invited to join WPDC to strengthen the team.
The Wisdom Park Development Committee (WPDC) members held their 13th monthly meeting in August 2016 to continue discussions on the Master Development Plan for the entire facility. The Committee comprises 16 members including four Nalandians, eight representatives of the Buddhist community, and four technical experts. With every meeting, the development plan becomes more complete and closer to fruition. Sadhu anumodana.
It has been a year since the ‘milestone decision’ was made by Nalanda members to purchase a 26-acre parcel of land in Hulu Selangor to be developed into a Buddhist education hub. Nalandians gathered for the General Meeting on 26 July 2015 voted unanimously to acquire the free-hold land for the well-being of many generations to come.
On Sunday 19 June, Venerable Dhammavuddho Māhathera, founder and abbot of Vihāra Buddha Gotama in Perak, was briefed by Bro. Tan on the objectives and concept of Wisdom Park. Ven. Dhammavuddho was at Nalanda Centre to give a Dhamma talk that day.
Wesak full-moon is the most important day of the year in the Buddhist calendar as it celebrates the anniversary of the Buddha’s Enlightenment 26 centuries ago. Hence, it is also known as ‘Buddha Day’ – the special occasion to honour the ‘Enlightened One’.
Nalanda’s leadership was recently briefed on the progress of Wisdom Park by founder Bro Tan, who is also the Chairman of Wisdom Park Development Committee. He explained in detail the proposed development in Phase 1 of the project, which is expected to take off soon.
In late March, the 15-member Wisdom Park Development Committee (WPDC) appointed several sub-committees to look into different aspects of project implementation, especially in relation to Phase 1 of construction. The WPDC has recommended that the starting of physical construction be brought forward by one year (to 2017 instead of 2018), as good progress is being achieved in planning and organizing.