About Wisdom Park
A quick guide to Wisdom Park
It is an integrated educational hub comprising facilities for teaching and learning Buddha-Dhamma.
In Hulu Selangor District, 60km north of Kuala Lumpur City Centre.
Nalanda views this project as a necessity for the preservation and development of Buddha-Sāsana in Malaysia, by making available two important factors for its growth: good teachers and good leaders.
Currently in Malaysia, the focus is mainly on conducting rituals; there is a lack of appreciation on Dhamma. Many people are ‘practising’ based on their own beliefs and without proper understanding.
There are many ‘pseudo-Buddhists’ with misleading teachings and this is causing plenty of confusion among the public about ‘Buddhist’ doctrines and practice. This unsatisfactory state of affairs can only be alleviated with proper Buddhist education that is widespread, impactful and effective. The way we can achieve this is by training a large number of competent and inspiring Dhamma teachers – enough for every state and district in Malaysia.
We need educated Buddhists in this country to prevent Buddhism from declining. In the past, Buddhism vanished from India due to the lack of proper understanding among followers. The Malaysian population has matured and it is time for Buddhists to enhance and deepen our understanding of Dhamma, under systematic and progressive guidance.
The park will be equipped with various facilities for Dhamma learning, meditation, wellness, communal and family well-being activities, and monastic residence to cater for different aspects of personal and community development. With this integrated holistic educational facility, more effective leaders, educators and missionaries will be trained to support the propagation of Buddha’s teaching throughout Malaysia.
Phase 1 of Wisdom Park is now completed, consisting of 3 guest lodges, a management centre, pavilions, and core infrastructures such as roads, drainage, and perimeter fencing. With the structures now completed, interior furnishings are taking place while the Management is now setting up the facilities, administration and systems to make the place functional.
Several small-scale training programmes have been conducted to train officers and volunteers. In the near future when the facilities are fully functional, Wisdom Park will be able to accommodate various forms of programmes suitable for the training of good leaders and teachers such as camps, workshops, retreats and more.
The facilities and administration for Wisdom Park are still in the process of being set up. Kindly contact our Nalanda Office for the latest status on using Wisdom Park.