Leadership

22 July 2017

2017 Nalanda Award for Leadership Integrity

On 1 July 2017, Nalanda Institute Malaysia had the honour of conferring the ‘2017 NALANDA AWARD FOR LEADERSHIP INTEGRITY’ to Datuk Charlie Chia.  In the 1970’s and 80’s, he played a vital role in the formation and development of several Buddhist organisations in Malaysia, including the Buddhist Missionary Society Youth Section, the Buddhist Society of Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kota Tinggi Buddhist Society, Mettā Lodge Johor Bahru, and Kuantan Buddhist Association.

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18 July 2017

Inaugural inter-branch Conference

Nalandian officers and members from Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Sungai Petani branches participated in the Inaugural Inter-branch Conference from 26 to 28 May at NEO Centre Johor Bahru.  The conference brought members together to share their joys, learning experiences, and challenges in operating a Nalanda branch.

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9 June 2017

Landmark agreement to revitalise Buddhism in India

Report by Ajita.

Nalanda Centre was honoured to host Ven. Sanghasena Mahathera and his two key assistants from Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre in Ladakh – Mrs. Dorma and Ms. Kunzang – on their recent visit to Malaysia from 18 to 20 April.  Ven. Sanghasena was here to conduct discussions with Nalanda founder Bro. Tan on plans to help revitalise Buddhism in India.

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13 March 2017

Nalandians vote for continuing progress

Nalanda members concluded yet another successful Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.) on Sunday 12 March – the 14th edition since the Society’s establishment in 2003.  As customary, the meeting was preceded by paying homage to the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha at the main Shrine Hall of Nalanda Centre, followed by ‘Achariya-abhivādana’ – paying respects to our late spiritual adviser, Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda, at Sumangala Room.

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30 October 2016

Nalanda Leadership Retreat

Twenty-six Nalanda officers are spending the long Deepavali weekend attending a special retreat in Klang, Selangor.  This is the second annual leadership retreat which involves Executive Committee members and all branch leaders.

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16 August 2016

Nalanda youths elect new leaders

On Sunday 24 July, young Nalandians came together for their Members’ Meeting at the Youth Centre in Sri Serdang.  The purpose of that meeting was to update members on the progress of Nalanda Youth Centre over the past year, and to discuss its future programmes.  Another important agenda was the re-election of office-bearers for the next 12-month term.

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11 August 2016

Student officers’ meeting

Recently, newly-elected student officers had a special meeting to understand their roles in leading their peers at Nalanda Dhamma School.  The School is specially catered for teenagers aged between 13 and 17.  Every student is placed in either one of the two ‘houses’ – Naga House or Garuda House.  At the beginning of every year, members of each House elect their officers – a House Captain, Deputy Captain and two House Prefects – to lead the team.  This has been the tradition of Nalanda Dhamma School since its inception in 2005.

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3 August 2016

Buddhist youth leadership workshop

From 3 to 5 June, eight Nalandians joined 120 youths from 10 other organisations to participate in the Seck Kia Eenh (SKE) Buddhist Youth Leadership Workshop in Malacca.  The talks at this workshop were presented by notable luminaries of the Buddhist communities in Malaysia and Indonesia.

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9 May 2016

Meeting of hearts and minds

On 30 April and 1 May, sixty Nalanda leaders from Sri Serdang and the branches in Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru and Sungai Petani made full use of the long Labour Day weekend to attend the inaugural leadership conference at Nalanda Centre.  The meeting was aimed at unifying hearts and sharing ideas on the Society’s way forward.

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4 May 2016

Welcoming new batch of officers

On Saturday 30 April, a new batch of elected office-bearers took their ‘pledge of service’ in a simple ceremony at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.  In total, 33 Management Committee members from Kuala Lumpur, Johor Bahru, and Sungai Petani branches (11 from each branch) were elected in early March this year; 26 of them attended the installation ceremony witnessed by the Society’s leaders, Board of Management members, and senior officers.

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