We would like to thank everyone for the successful conclusion of the Buddhist Youth Conference 2008 on 23 August 2008.
Many thanks to Venerable Dharmaratana, Venerable Thitadhammo, Venerable Bodhi, our many speakers, our sponsors, our helpers and the participants.
Please go to this website to see the photographs of the event.
The Buddhist Youth Conference 2008 was held on 23 August 2008 at the Ngee Ann Cultural Centre. As a full-day event, there were two keynote addresses and four forums held throughout the day. There were also networking sessions for participants to interact with one another.
The objectives of the conference are:
- To share experience and expertise in organising youth activities in Singapore.
- To promote activism amongst Buddhist youth leaders in Singapore.
- To promote networking amongst Buddhist youth leaders in Singapore.
0900 ~ Opening Puja and Welcome Address
0910 ~ Keynote Opening Address – Applying Buddha’s Teachings for Enhancement and Development by Venerable Thitadhammo Bhikkhu
1015 ~ Tea Break
1045 ~ Track 1 – Singapore’s Buddhist Milestone Projects
1045 ~ Track 2 – Reaching out through Buddhist Music
1200 ~ Lunch Break/Performances
1300 ~ Networking Session/Demonstrations
1415 ~ Track 3 – Overseas Projects By Singapore Buddhist Groups
1415 ~ Track 4 – Entrepreneurs & Buddhism
1530 ~ Tea Break
1600 ~ Keynote Closing Address – Why Stick It Out? by Venerable Bodhi
1700 ~ Closing Puja/End of Event
Registration fee is S$10.
The project team is made up of young Buddhists from various professions and Buddhist backgrounds. Many had been participating in Buddhist propagation activities as organisers and leaders.