Sis. Santi facilitating a group discussion after the Dhamma sharing.

On Wednesday 22 July, devotees earnest in learning the Dhamma, gathered at Nalanda Centre for their weekly group meditation practice.  After the sitting meditation, Sis. Santi shared about the “The Removal of Distracting Thoughts”, quoting from Majjhima Nikāya (MN 20) – Vitakkasanthāna Sutta”.

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Sis. Sunanda engaging with the parents.

On Sunday 19 July, Nalanda Dhamma School (NDS) facilitators and parents came together at Nalanda Centre for a meeting to update on students’ progress.  Director of NDS, Sis. Sunanda Ong emphasized the importance of inculcating faith (in the Buddha-Dhamma) in our children.

 

Regular devotees lined the streets along the route waiting to offer alms.

On Saturday 4 July, the monthly educational ‘Pindacāra’ Programme at Sri Petaling and Happy Garden markets was held with two venerable Sangha members going on alms-round.  The devotees and volunteers welcomed Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan and Exco members, Bro. Charlie and Bro. Pee at NEO Centre Kuala Lumpur.  The programme started at 7.30am with the morning Pūja and chanting session led by Bro. Tan.  Thereafter, volunteers and devotees proceeded to Sri Petaling and Happy Garden for the alms-round.

 

“To most people, any form of unwanted change is unpleasant”, said Sis. Yee Yong.

On Sunday 19 July, in conjunction with the memorial service for MH17, Sis. Tan Yee Yong presented a Dhamma talk titled “Finding Peace in Turmoil”.  She shared a few stories and her personal experiences which inspired devotees.  Sis. Yee Yong elaborated on ‘Impermanence’ and the ‘Four Noble Truths’, quoting the ‘Ambalatthikā-rāhulovāda Sutta’ of Majjhima Nikāya.

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