The spiritually uplifting 2014 Gimhāna Retreat ended joyfully with the last Wednesday meditation and Dhamma teachings by Bro Tan.

Report by Gan Bee Ching  |  Photographs by Gan Jia Cheng

On Wednesday 16 July, Nalanda Centre was packed with devotees eager to listen to the last Gimhāna teachings for 2014.  It was indeed a worthwhile effort as Bro. Tan delivered an illuminating finale on the gradual development of a ‘good mind’.  Recalling his earlier talks about a ‘good heart’ versus a ‘good mind’, he asked rhetorically –‘What is this “mind”?’

 

Group photograph of the visiting SJBA EXCO members and Nalanda welcoming party.

On Saturday 26 July, seven senior EXCO members from Subang Jaya Buddhist Association (SJBA) led by their President, Bro. Chim Siew Choon, made a study-visit to Nalanda Centre, Sri Serdang. The SJBA leaders were warmly welcomed by Nalanda President Bro. Lee Kong Foo and Nalandian officers.

 

Bro. Charlie Chia demonstrates the way to observe the ‘rising’ and ‘falling’ of the abdomen.

Report by Gan Bee Ching  |  Photographs by Gan Jia Cheng

On Sunday 20 July, devotees continued with Dhamma learning and spiritual cultivation at Nalanda Centre.  We were privileged to hear Bro. Charlie Chia deliver a light-hearted Dhamma talk titled, ‘It’s all in the breath’.

 

A group photograph of our MKBS friends and Nalanda officers in the Shrine Hall.

On Sunday 13 July, a bus-load of Maha Karuna Buddhist Society (MKBS) members and their Dhamma School students paid a learning-visit to Nalanda Centre.  The visitors arrived early in the morning and joined in the ‘Dhamma Day’ Service Sunday with pūja, chanting, and meditation.  Everyone felt happy listening to an insightful Dhamma talk by Nalanda Founder Bro. Tan, and thereafter performed Sanghika Dāna (lunch offering to monks).

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