Buddhist youth leadership workshop

Buddhist Youth Leadership Workshop at Seck Kia Eenh (SKE) Temple, Malacca.

Speakers and 120 youths from 11 organisations participated in the Buddhist Youth Leadership Workshop held at Seck Kia Eenh (SKE) Temple, Malacca.

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.

Well-known speakers included Nalanda founder Bro. Tan, Achariya Vijaya, Datuk Charlie Chia, Dr. Punna Wong, Bro. Irvyn Wongso, Bro. Handaka Vijjananda and Mr. Bugs Tan.  Venerable Aggacitta and Venerable Ayya Santinῑ were also present to guide the youths in meditation sessions and to give Dhamma teachings.

Dato' Charlie Chia, giving his talk at the workshop.

One of the 10 workshop speakers, local boy Dato’ Charlie Chia, giving his talk.

The workshop was an insightful journey for youths to share and discuss how they can galvanize their efforts in moving Buddhist institutions forward in modern times.  We thank the organisers of this dynamic workshop for bringing Buddhist youth groups together to strategise and deliberate on the future of Buddhism in Malaysia.

Youth Leadership Workshop in SKE Malacca.

(From left) Bro. Tan, Achariya Vijaya, Dato’ Kenny Chan, and Organising Chairman of the Youth Leadership Workshop, Bro. Danny Teoh.

Seck Kia Eenh, Malacca.

Bro. Tan with (middle) Bro. K. C. Tan, President of Kinrara Metta Buddhist Society; and (right) Associate Professor K. S. Tan, Deputy President of Seck Kia Eenh Temple.

Nalandian youths at Seck Kia Eenh Temple Sunday Service.

Nalandian youths took part in the Seck Kia Eenh Sunday Service on 5 June.

Light moment with youths.

Nalandian youths sharing jokes with Bro Tan.