Leaders

8 April 2018

Joy of serving and growing together

For three days from 30 March to 1 April, representatives of Theravāda Buddhist organisations in Malaysia gathered in Puchong for the first-ever Leaders’ Summit to discuss ways to improve leadership quality for the community.  The inaugural Summit was jointly organised by Nalanda Institute and the Theravāda Buddhist Council of Malaysia.  It targeted society Presidents, Deputy Presidents, Honorary Secretaries, and Youth Leaders as participants.  All in, twenty organisations sent 76 delegates to the convention.

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3 April 2018

Big ‘Thank you’ from Summit team

Just a day after the end of the Inaugural Summit of Buddhist Leaders, the Organising Team comprising officers of Nalanda Institute Malaysia and Theravada Buddhist Council met on Monday, 2 April to evaluate the outcome and effectiveness of the programme.

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3 March 2018

IGNITE tonight!

IGNITE 2018 gathers passionate Buddhist youths for an open and insightful discussion with visionary community leaders including Nalanda founder Bro.Tan, Buddhist Gem Fellowship President Datuk Seri Dr. Victor Wee, former President of Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia Bro. Goh Qing Song, Buddhist stalwart Datuk Charlie Chia, Director of Nalanda Institute Achariya Tan Siang Chye, and Director of Nalanda Dhamma School Sis. Sunanda Ong.

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27 February 2018

Warm welcome for Indian youths

Nalanda Centre warmly welcomed two groups of Buddhist Youth leaders from India, with a party of eight from Maharashtra arriving last night, and another group of eleven Ladakhis arriving this morning.  Svagatam!  Welcome to Malaysia.

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26 February 2018

IGNITE 2018 – Leadership Forum

The success of every organisation or community hinges upon good leadership.  Despite obvious needs to grow Buddhist leadership, there is still a lack of sustainable effort to create and groom new leaders, especially from among today’s youths.

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27 January 2018

Inaugural Buddhist Leadership Summit

The Buddha was one of the most influential and important leaders in history.  He created one of the most enduring and well-known spiritual movements in the world.  Unlike many other leaders throughout the centuries, He led His movement peacefully and with deep compassion.  As Buddhists, how can we learn those lessons and apply them to our organisations?

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11 December 2017

Celebrating Nalanda ‘Education Day’

Message from Vijaya Samarawickrama, Chairman of Nalanda Education Committee

One of our most fascinating preoccupations concerns our origins as human beings. Our earliest ancestor can be traced back to a tiny microbe called Saccorhytus which ‘lived’ 500 million years ago and whose fossil remains were discovered in China recently.  After millions of years of evolution we left the members of the animal world behind and eventually earned the title of ‘manussa’  – ‘that which has a mind which can be developed’.

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1 May 2017

Happy ‘Nalanda Day’

Message from the President of Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia

1 May 2017 marks the 14th anniversary of Nalanda Buddhist Society Malaysia.  On behalf of the Board of Management, I would like to wish all Nalandians, “Happy Nalanda Day”!

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17 April 2017

‘Dhammayatra’ for youth leaders

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.

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13 March 2017

Nalandians vote for continuing progress

Nalanda members concluded yet another successful Annual General Meeting (A.G.M.) on Sunday 12 March – the 14th edition since the Society’s establishment in 2003.  As customary, the meeting was preceded by paying homage to the Buddha, Dhamma and Sangha at the main Shrine Hall of Nalanda Centre, followed by ‘Achariya-abhivādana’ – paying respects to our late spiritual adviser, Ven. K. Sri Dhammananda, at Sumangala Room.

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