Monks under training on leadership, management as a strange move for Sasana

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Araham Foundation (Araham Missionary Dhamma College) has been conducting modern management courses for head monks as a bold move for Sasana, according to Ashin Tejaniya, one of the founders of the college.

This college is located in Thingangyun township, Yangon and it opens two courses- Dip in Arahaṃ Missionary for monks and Dip in Dhamma Studies for laymen.

The course for laymen can be attended via online and the college’s objectives to open a diploma course for monks include to effectively carry out missionary tasks with all-round capabilities in line with the modern era, and to empower the monks with morals and wisdom in providing guidance to the devotees in accordance with the Buddha’s teachings, the Sayadaw said.

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Delivering modern management training courses and offering completion certificates.

“We grant diplomas to only 67 monks out of more than 200 attendees. Those who failed can attend again. After observing about 30 monks of these 67 who passed, people told me that it was like getting a new monk for them. The monk has changed in both management and missionary activities. We teach them the attitudes to bear when doing missionary actions with an orientation on Sasana. The subjects include management, leadership, HR, education and psychology. If both Sasana’s mindset and other good actions go in harmony, it will support more to Sasana. Main subjects we teach are management, leadership, HR, education and psychology,” said the Sayadaw.

The head monks who are actually doing missionary tasks and the monks who have completed Dhamma Cariya are eligible and with the number of interested monks to attend increasing, the college will soon open B.A,( Buddhist Missionary).

“Most of the participating monks are 35 to 45 years of age. Even Township Sangha Nayaka Chairman Sayadaws and Judge Sayadaws for Region Vinaya Disputes are included in the attendees,” said Sayadaw Ashin Tejaniya.

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