BCA Workshop on Effective People Engagement

Workshop facilitator Bro. H K Loi closing the fruitful gathering with a vote of thanks.

On Saturday 21 June, the Buddhist Community Alliance* (BCA) organized a “People Engagement Workshop” – the third in a series of such workshops for Buddhist community leaders.  The workshop was held at Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society (KMBS) in Bandar Kinrara, Puchong.  Its objective was to establish a protocol and system of “People Engagement” for gradual adoption.  A handbook on “People Engagement” will be published as a guide for implementing it in the respective participating organisations.

Representing Nalanda at the workshop were Deputy President Bro. Lee Teck Beng, Deputy Executive Secretary Sis. Ruby Tan, and Nalanda Kuala Lumpur Branch Committee Member Bro. Ng Eek Chon.  President of the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM) Bro. Chim and its Honorary Secretary Bro. Ananda were also at the workshop, along with representatives from other organisations.

"People engagement must be holistic and continuous - we should engage even with senior members of the society, and not just with newcomers." - Bro.Tan

Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan and several officers also dropped in at the workshop after their activities in Serdang.  Bro. Tan was invited to share his thoughts on the subject of engaging people, where he raised a few pertinent points to ‘complete’ the engagement process.  The workshop concluded with a joyous spirit with closing remarks from Venerable Kumāra.  We thank the BCA* and KMBS for kindly hosting this workshop.  Sadhu anumodana!

A joyful spirit prevails at the conclusion of the day-long workshop.

Dhammaduta group catching up with each other - Bro. Tan with (from left) Datuk Seri Dr. Victor Wee, Bro. Ananda Fong, and Bro. Tan Huat Chye.

Note*:

The Buddhist Community Alliance (BCA) is a loose alliance of 5 Buddhist organisations in South Klang Valley – Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society, Seremban Sudhamma Buddhist Society, Sungai Long Buddhist Society,  BMSM Kajang Branch, and Nalanda Buddhist Society.