Members’ Convention sets the Path Forward

Nalandians gather for the 3rd National Members' Convention from 1 to 3 May, at Nalanda Centre.

On Friday 1 May, Nalanda Buddhist Society members from Selangor, Kuala Lumpur, Johor and Kedah branches came together to discuss the Society’s growth for the next five years in the 3rd National Members’ Convention, held at Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang.  Founder Bro. H S Tan presented an important lecture on ‘The Way Forward’, charting the path for Nalandians to advance personally and organisationally.

Founder Bro.Tan presenting a lecture themed 'The Way Forward' to the membership.

The day also marked Nalanda’s 12th Anniversary since its establishment, which is also known to members as ‘Nalanda Day’.  As customary every two years, members got to witness the installation of the newly-elected Board of Management (for the 2015 – 2017 term).

The new Board of Management taking their oath of office in a simple yet meaningful ceremony.

Nalandians from all over Malaysia also took the opportunity to strengthen their friendship and shared experiences together.  Everyone joyfully participated in the non-stop flow of events – from the Opening of Nalanda Centre Annex Building to Wesak ‘Buddha Day’ celebrations.

It was a truly rousing gathering as members strive to be better practitioners and ‘kalyana-mittā’ (friends) to each other, motivating and cheering every progress along the path of cultivation and development.

Nalandians having formal and informal discussions throughout the Convention, and renewing bonds.

With much appreciation and gratitude, the Board of Management and Nalanda members would like to thank our Founder Bro. Tan for his great leadership, guidance and advice throughout these years!  Working together in ‘Samaggi’ (unity and harmony), may Nalandians move forward and upward towards greater heights.  Sadhu!