Leadership

8 April 2018

Joy of serving and growing together

For three days from 30 March to 1 April, representatives of Theravāda Buddhist organisations in Malaysia gathered in Puchong for the first-ever Leaders’ Summit to discuss ways to improve leadership quality for the community.  The inaugural Summit was jointly organised by Nalanda Institute and the Theravāda Buddhist Council of Malaysia.  It targeted society Presidents, Deputy Presidents, Honorary Secretaries, and Youth Leaders as participants.  All in, twenty organisations sent 76 delegates to the convention.

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3 April 2018

Big ‘Thank you’ from Summit team

Just a day after the end of the Inaugural Summit of Buddhist Leaders, the Organising Team comprising officers of Nalanda Institute Malaysia and Theravada Buddhist Council met on Monday, 2 April to evaluate the outcome and effectiveness of the programme.

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3 March 2018

IGNITE tonight!

IGNITE 2018 gathers passionate Buddhist youths for an open and insightful discussion with visionary community leaders including Nalanda founder Bro.Tan, Buddhist Gem Fellowship President Datuk Seri Dr. Victor Wee, former President of Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia Bro. Goh Qing Song, Buddhist stalwart Datuk Charlie Chia, Director of Nalanda Institute Achariya Tan Siang Chye, and Director of Nalanda Dhamma School Sis. Sunanda Ong.

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26 February 2018

IGNITE 2018 – Leadership Forum

The success of every organisation or community hinges upon good leadership.  Despite obvious needs to grow Buddhist leadership, there is still a lack of sustainable effort to create and groom new leaders, especially from among today’s youths.

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25 February 2018

Youth Leaders’ Training Programme

From 27 February to 7 March 2018, Nalanda Buddhist Society will host the inaugural “Indian Buddhist Youth Leaders’ Training Programme” in Sri Serdang and Kuala Lumpur.  Nalanda is undertaking this important project in partnership with several Buddhist organizations in India as part of our long-term vision to propagate Buddha-Dhamma in its land of origin, and to revitalize the proper learning and practice of Buddhism there.

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27 January 2018

Inaugural Buddhist Leadership Summit

The Buddha was one of the most influential and important leaders in history.  He created one of the most enduring and well-known spiritual movements in the world.  Unlike many other leaders throughout the centuries, He led His movement peacefully and with deep compassion.  As Buddhists, how can we learn those lessons and apply them to our organisations?

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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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