Buddhist temple seeks sponsors for world youth conference

BY THOMAS TAN, The Star, Nov 12, 2005

Malacca, Malaysia -- THE Seck Kia Eenh Temple in Malacca, which is hosting the second general conference of the World Buddhist Sangha Youth (WBSY) from Dec 9 to 11, is looking for sponsors for the conference.

The conference themed ?Unity and Religious Harmony?, which will be held at the temple premises, is aimed at providing an avenue for young Buddhist monks and nuns who need the advice of the noble teacher, the Buddha, to carry out Dhammaduta work.

The event will also enable monks and nuns to exchange ideas and share experiences.

Seck Kia Eenh (SKE) temple president Chan Kim Lay said that 300 monks and nuns, mainly from the Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana sects from 43 countries, would attend the conference.

Among the highlights of the event are the official opening of the temple?s new SKE kindergarten building and mass blessing of Buddhist devotees. .

WBSY was formed last year and its inaugural meeting was held in Kathmandu, Nepal, with the objective of creating a global network of Sangha Youth leaders towards building a common platform to achieve unity among them.

Those interested in contributing towards the conference can contact Chan at 019-667 5373 or SKE temple at 06-283 7440 or fax 06-281 3136.