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 thisĀ 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.

Proposed Programme

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.