Ladakh Spiritual Tour
BGF is organising Spiritual Tour to Ladakh, the land of high passes nestled in the Himalayas (Northern India) from 11 – 22 August 2023 (12D/11N).
This tour provides an opportunity to visit the Mahabodhi International Meditation Centre (MIMC). Bhante Sanghasena led the development of the campus which was transformed from a desert landscape into an oasis with apple and apricot trees, flower gardens, and poplar trees. The campus has primary and secondary schools with residential facilities, a home for the aged, hospital, a monastery for monks and nuns, a school for the visually impaired, a meditation centre, residential facilities and restaurants and other facilities. The social and humanitarian work undertaken by MIMC under Bhante Sanghasena’s leadership is simply breathtaking. Other destinations covered in the tour include the Diskit Monastery in Nubra Valley, Pangong Lake, Tingmosgang village, Lamayuru monastery, Maitri Buddha Gompa, Avalokeswara Gompa, Alchi Monastery, Shey, Thiksey & Hermis Monasteries, Stok Palace, Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace and Leh Market.
Contact Sis. Elaine Low (+6013 352-7662) for inquiries & registration.
- Datuk Seri Dr. Victor WeeFounding Member and Immediate Past President of Buddhist Gem Fellowship
DATUK SERI DR VICTOR WEE is a founding member and the Immediate Past President of Buddhist Gem Fellowship Malaysia (BGF). He is Honorary Secretary of the International Buddhist Confederation, a world body for Buddhists based in Delhi.
He started studying Buddhism at Seck Kia Eenh Dhamma School. He taught Dhamma to Buddhist groups and spoke at the local and international Buddhist Conferences. He leads Metta meditation at BGF for the last 23 years and is a pioneer in Buddhist music. He composed many Dharma songs in English and recorded five albums with the Wayfarers.
For his work in Buddhism, he was given several awards, including the Ten Outstanding Malaysian Youths in 1992 and the World Buddhist Outstanding Leader Award in 2013 by the World Fellowship of Buddhist Youths based in Bangkok.
He is currently Professor at the School of Hospitality and Tourism at Taylor’s University. In his career with the Malaysian Government he served as the Secretary General of Ministry of Tourism and the Chairman of Tourism Malaysia. He had also worked as Senior Director at the Economic Planning Unit, Prime Minister’s Department and was Chairman to the Programme Committee for United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) during 2007-2012.
He received his Bachelor Degree in Economics at University of Malaya, Masters Degree in Sociology at Brown University, USA and Ph.D. in Economics at Bristol University in the UK.
- BGF Mid-Autumn Festival 2023
- Sep 30 2023
- 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm