Wat Ananda Youth

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Wat Ananda Youth (WAY)
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Wat Ananda Youth
Abbreviation WAY
Motto Live the Dhamma
Formation 1966
Headquarters Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple
Phanom Sinth Suwanarat
Affiliations Wat Ananda Metyarama Thai Buddhist Temple
Website http://way.org.sg

The Wat Ananda Youth is a Buddhist youth organisation for adolescents and young members interested in Buddhism based in Singapore. The President of the group as of 2014 is Phanom Sinth Suwanarat. Other patrons include Tee Koon Tiong and Kweh Soon Han.


Wat Ananda Youth was formerly known as the Ananda Metyarama Buddhist Youth Circle (AMBYC).[1] It was born on 23 November 1966 and was the first Buddhist Youth Circle in Singapore. Maha Somkuan Aggadhamma (Phraku Bisaldhammanides) became the first Spiritual Advisor. On 28 November 1966, His Excellency, Mr Payong Chutikul the Royal Thai Ambassador officially declared the opening of AMBYC.

WAY seeks to propagate the dhamma through spiritual friendship and practice-focused interest groups:

  • To study, practise and propagate the Dhamma.
  • To train the youth for, and encourage them in acts of, charity and general helpfulness to their fellow beings.
  • To educate the youth to become better members towards society.
  • To foster co-operation among Buddhist Youth and fellow beings.
  • To lead a decent and moral social life.
  • To participate in healthy recreations.[2]


The Wat Ananda Youth comes with the following appointments:

Appointment Incumbent
Patron Kweh Soon Han, Tee Koon Tiong
President Phanom Sinth Suwanarat


  1. ^ "Wat Ananda Youth". cyclopaedia.net. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  2. ^ "wat ananda youth (way)". Wat Ananda Metyarama. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 

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