Buddhist Conference

18 June 2017

Visit to WACANA 2017 venue

Nalanda founder Bro. Tan recently visited the Saujana Hotel and Resort, venue for the upcoming WACANA 2017 Buddhist Conference, to have a look at the facilities there.  He was joined by several members of the Organising Team, including Bro. K. C. Tan, Deputy President of the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia.

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11 June 2017

Thank you for registering

Nalanda Institute Malaysia and the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia are grateful to everyone who registered for WACANA 2017.  Congratulations to you for choosing to participate in this important Buddhist Conference.  Due to good response, both the on-line and postal registration facilities are officially closed on Sunday, 11 June 2017, at 7.00pm.  The number of registered participants as of now has exceeded the target 500 people.

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10 June 2017

WACANA registration to close earlier

In this short video-clip, veteran Dhammaduta and local favourite Datuk Charlie Chia invites Buddhist community leaders, teachers, and devotees to participate in WACANA 2017, which will be held on Saturday 1 July, in Subang, Selangor.

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5 June 2017

Conference to focus on ‘essential Buddhism’

Nalanda Institute and the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia are organising WACANA 2017 Buddhist Conference on Saturday 1 July, in Subang, Selangor. The theme for this year’s conference is “The Buddha Word – Discovering the Essential”. We wish to address the challenge many people face today in learning about Buddhism – what exactly did the Buddha teach? What teachings, doctrines, and practices constitute the ‘Buddha Word’?

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31 May 2017

Come together for WACANA 2017

Nalanda Institute and the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia are organising WACANA 2017 Buddhist Conference on Saturday 1 July, in Subang, Selangor. The theme for this year’s conference is “The Buddha Word – Discovering the Essential”.

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19 May 2017

Register today for WACANA 2017

Nalanda Institute and the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia are organising WACANA 2017 Buddhist Conference on Saturday, 1 July, in Subang Jaya, Selangor. The theme for this year’s conference is “The Buddha Word – Discovering the Essential”.

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7 April 2017

Organising team visit venue of WACANA Conference

In early February, the organising team for WACANA 2017 Buddhist Conference conducted a site visit of the proposed venue at The Saujana Hotel near Subang Airport.  The team was there to inspect the ballroom, functions rooms and other facilities available at the resort, and to plan for the conference logistics.

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23 March 2017

Keynote speaker in Delhi Diwas

On 4 February, Bro. Tan attended the national-level “Mahakaruna Diwas” at the Nehru Memorial Library in Delhi as the keynote speaker.  The event was organised by Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre of Ladakh under the able leadership of Venerable Sanghasena Mahathera.  It was launched by His Excellency Ram Nath Kovind, the Governor of Bihar.

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5 February 2017

Meeting of Dhamma speakers

A few days before Lunar New Year, the Director of Nalanda Institute Achariya Tan Siang Chye hosted a dinner for Dhamma speaker Dr. Punna Wong from Johor Bahru.  Also in attendance were senior Nalandian officers Bro. Ananda Fong, Sis. Sandy Lim and Sis. Santī Cheang. At the informal meeting, they discussed the upcoming WACANA 2017 Buddhist Conference which will be held on 1 July 2017.  Dr. Wong indicated his unequivocal support for the conference, which is themed “The Buddha Word – Discovering the Essential”.

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23 January 2017

WACANA Conference set for 1 July

Nalanda Institute officers have been meeting for the past few months to prepare for WACANA 2017 – the premier Malaysian conference where the Sangha and laity gather to discuss pertinent issues that affect the Buddhist movement. This year’s WACANA Conference will be the fifth since 2007. It is scheduled to be held on Saturday, 1 July 2017, in Subang Jaya, Selangor. The theme for the conference is “The Buddha Word – Discovering the Essential”.

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