‘Dhammayatra’ for youth leaders

Young Buddhist leaders and practitioners are encouraged to apply for this special pilgrimage with Bro Tan.

Young Buddhist leaders and practitioners are encouraged to join this special ‘Dhammayatra’.

For the first time ever, Nalanda Institute is organising a special ‘Dhammayatra’ for Buddhist youths this year!  Nalanda founder Bro. Tan will be leading the journey through India and Nepal from 20 November to 4 December 2017.

Dhammayatra’ is a spiritual pilgrimage to retrace the path taken by our Enlightened Teacher 2,600 years ago, and discover the timeless beauty and efficacy of His marvellous teachings.  Pilgrims will visit the holy sites of Lumbini, Bodhgaya, Sarnath, and Kusinara – places hallowed by the presence of the Buddha and the significant events which took place there.  It is not a normal tour, but rather a voyage of insightful learning, deep reflection, and spiritual growth.

The hallowed grounds of Mahabodhi Vihara.

The hallowed grounds of Mahabodhi Vihara – the site of Buddha’s Enlightenment.

Young Malaysian and Singaporean Buddhists between 21 and 30 years old, physically fit, conversant in English, with great leadership potential, and actively serving their communities at present, may apply by e-mailing to info@nalanda.org.my .

In your application, kindly attach a scanned copy of your passport photograph page; provide a contactable telephone number; and briefly introduce yourself.  Please describe your recent involvement in Buddhist (leadership) programmes; and state your motivation(s) to embark on this special ‘Dhammayatra’ with Bro Tan.

Young monks offering lamps at the Mahabodhi Temple.

Young monks of various Buddhist sects offering lamps at the Mahabodhi Temple.

The closing date for application is Friday, 21 April, at 12pm.  Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed by a Nalanda Institute officer through the telephone a week later.  Selected participants will be informed by early May, briefed, and allotted classes and reading assignments.  If you are an aspiring Buddhist leader and Dhamma practitioner, we look forward to hearing from you!  Sukhihontu.

Sarnath – where the Blessed One first preached the Dhamma.

Sarnath – where the Blessed One first preached the Dhamma to His first five disciples.