As Buddhist youth leaders tasked to run youth groups or Buddhist Societies in tertiary institutions, we face numerous challenges and expectations. As a result, we spread ourselves too thin while trying to balance studies or careers with Dharma work. In the midst of all these challenges, do you find yourself wishing for more resources and help?

In this interactive and empowering workshop, let Uncle Vijaya guide us through the perspectives and skills in the making of a Buddhist Youth Leader.

Learn how we can:

– Guide fellow youths

– Manage youth groups

– Confidently propagate Dharma

– Innovate ways to reach out


Date: Sunday 26 August 2012

Time: 8.45am to 2.00pm

Venue: Poh Ming Tse Temple, 438 Dunearn Road, Singapore 289613

Fee: S$5 including lunch and materials (payment at the door)

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Mr. Vijaya Samarawickrama has been teaching the Dharma for more than 40 years and has mentored a few generations of Buddhist youth leaders in Malaysia. He is a very respected and popular Dharma teacher due to his signature effective, wise and humourous approach. While lecturing on World Religions and Theatre in Taylor’s College, Uncle Vijaya teaches and writes actively. His leadership duties include being the Director of the Nalanda Institute in Malaysia and Patron of the Sasana Abhiwurdhi Wardhana Society that manages the Buddhist Maha Vihara. UncleVijaya holds an M.A. (Drama and Theater) from the University of Hawaii, USA and a B.A.(Hons) in English and Linguistics from the University of Malaya. He has had a long career in teaching and imparting knowledge in primary, secondary and tertiary institutions including the Universiti Malaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia, and the University Technology MARA. He has also delivered papers at International Buddhist conferences in Japan, Sri Lanka, Singapore, India, Cambodia, Malaysia and Thailand. He is also active in promoting Interfaith Understanding in Malaysia