On Thursday 4 September, Nalanda Kuala Lumpur Branch welcomed its members and devotees to the second session of the 7-week ‘Mettā Bhāvanā’ meditation course. During group sitting, participants were skilfully guided by Bro. Tan, who reiterated that Mettā meditation is one of the antidotes to the three ‘mental poisons’ of greed, hatred and delusion. Eliminating these three poisons will end sufferings and lead to liberation from misery.
Report by Lim Jie Sheng | Photographs by Gan Jia Cheng
31 August 2014 not only marked the 57th Independence Day of Malaya, but also the 8th anniversary of our late Spiritual Advisor Ven. Dr. K. Sri Dhammananda’s passing. Nalandians gathered on this day to commemorate our late teacher’s lifetime missionary work and celebrate his spirit and teachings that brought a huge impact to the Buddhist community.
On Sunday 14 September, devotees gathered in strength at Nalanda Centre for our annual ‘Community Gardening Day’. Every year close to ‘Malaysia Day’, Nalandians and the surrounding community would work together to clean and green the Sri Serdang neighbourhood. This is one of our efforts to commemorate the country’s founding day – by taking care of cleanliness in our vicinity, and to plant suitable local trees and shrubs to create a better environment for everyone.
It has been 2 months since the tragic downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 over Ukrainian airspace on 17 July, while on its routine flight from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. The shock caused by this despicable act reverberated throughout the world – there was simply no excuse for such a horrific and senseless attack on an innocent civil airliner!