On 4 February, Bro. Tan attended the national-level “Mahakaruna Diwas” at the Nehru Memorial Library in Delhi as the keynote speaker. The event was organised by Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre of Ladakh under the able leadership of Venerable Sanghasena Mahathera. It was launched by His Excellency Ram Nath Kovind, the Governor of Bihar.
A few days before Lunar New Year, the Director of Nalanda Institute Achariya Tan Siang Chye hosted a dinner for Dhamma speaker Dr. Punna Wong from Johor Bahru. Also in attendance were senior Nalandian officers Bro. Ananda Fong, Sis. Sandy Lim and Sis. Santī Cheang. At the informal meeting, they discussed the upcoming WACANA 2017 Buddhist Conference which will be held on 1 July 2017. Dr. Wong indicated his unequivocal support for the conference, which is themed “The Buddha Word – Discovering the Essential”.
Nalanda Institute officers have been meeting for the past few months to prepare for WACANA 2017 – the premier Malaysian conference where the Sangha and laity gather to discuss pertinent issues that affect the Buddhist movement. This year’s WACANA Conference will be the fifth since 2007. It is scheduled to be held on Saturday, 1 July 2017, in Subang Jaya, Selangor. The theme for the conference is “The Buddha Word – Discovering the Essential”.
The memorable moment of all Conference organisers together with speakers and moderators. It was a fruitful weekend, attended by many who have benefited from the Dhamma talks.
The World Buddhist Conference 2012, organised by Buddhist Gem Fellowship, Buddhist Missionary Society Malaysia and Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia, and supported by various Buddhist organisations in Malaysia and the World Fellowship of Buddhist Youth, was successfully held over the weekend from 3-4 November at Hotel Istana, Kuala Lumpur.