Biggest Buddhist conference in Malaysia awaits you

Nalanda Institute officers and volunteers.

Nalanda Institute officers and volunteers look forward to welcoming everyone to WACANA 2017!

Nalanda Institute officers and volunteers are in high spirits with anticipation to host more than 600 participants of WACANA 2017 tomorrow.  Preparations for the biggest Buddhist conference of the year in Malaysia are almost complete.  We expect a hundred outstation and overseas guests to arrive in Kuala Lumpur today by road, rail, and air; many of them will be putting up at Saujana Hotel in Subang and Nalanda Centre tonight.

Tomorrow afternoon's breakout session.

Tomorrow afternoon’s breakout session comprises five forums for more detailed discussions.

Conference participants are reminded to arrive at Saujana Hotel tomorrow morning at 7.30am to register your attendance at the ballroom foyer.  A conference packet comprising books and information will be handed out to you at the registration counter.  Please bring along a jacket or shawl tomorrow, as the conference venue may be quite cold.

The programming team making final preparations to manage the event.

The programming team making final preparations to manage the big event.

Meanwhile, certificates for “Nalanda Awards 2017” were signed on 29 June by Nalanda founder Bro. Tan.  As customary, Nalanda Institute officers gathered in the library to recite verses of blessings before the actual signing of the certificates.

Nalanda officers reciting verses of blessings.

Nalanda officers reciting verses of blessings before the signing of “Nalanda Award” certificates.

Three “Nalanda Awards” will be presented this year on 1 July at WACANA Conference – one each for the categories of “Dhammaduta”, “Leadership Integrity”, and “Social Action & Responsibility”.  Find out who the Award recipients are this Saturday evening!

Bro. Tan signing the certificates in his capacity as Director of Education

Bro. Tan signing the certificates in his capacity as Director of Education. The signing is customarily done in the main hall of the library.

Nalanda Institute and the Theravāda Buddhist Council of Malaysia, the joint organisers of WACANA 2017, look forward to welcoming you to the Conference tomorrow.  See you at WACANA!