The ‘Vision Plan’ for Wisdom Park was unveiled on 8 August 2015 at Nalanda Centre.
The plan calls for the establishment of eleven interconnected focus zones.
The entire facility will be built in phases over 15 years - from 2018 to 2033.
The first phase is scheduled to be completed in 2020, followed by the second phase in 2023.
With the support of everyone, we hope the period of construction can be shortened
so that the community can utilise the facilities sooner.
The great Buddhist heritage of Asia
Buddhism has very deep roots in Asia, and its influence permeates through to the arts, culture, philosophies, traditions, and architecture of Asian people. The design of Wisdom Park will draw upon this strong artistic heritage, for example in the use of baked bricks as found at the famous Nālandā Māhavihāra of ancient India.
We also draw inspiration from local Southeast Asian and Malayan design elements, such as for the roofs, verandahs, and pavillions. The result we hope is a synthesis of beauty, elegance, and modern functionality, guided by the Buddhist philosophy of modesty and simplicity.
Wisdom Park will be set amidst spacious grounds with lush greenery and simple architecture that is aesthetically pleasing and spiritually calming. Its facilities will be used for various aspects of personal and community development.
- A National Leadership Training Centre to develop dynamic and competent future community leaders.
- A well-equipped Buddhist Reference Library to support all levels of Buddhist studies.
- A National Museum of Buddhism to showcase Buddhist presence and influence in Southeast Asia.
- A Wellness Centre to promote physical, mental, social, and spiritual well-being.
- A Mindfulness Centre to promote the practice of mindfulness, awareness and meditation.
- Residences for monks and nuns, lay practitioners, and volunteers.