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21 September 2017

Talk at Buddhist Gem Fellowship

Report and photographs by Ajita Lim.

On Sunday 6 August, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan gave a Dhamma talk at the Buddhist Gem Fellowship (BGF) in Petaling Jaya.  Bro. Tan shared a simple yet succinct teaching on what a layperson should cultivate to achieve joy and success in life.  He outlined the earnest devotee’s path of practice as dāna (generosity), sīla (virtue) and bhāvanā (mental development).

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20 September 2017

Dedicate merits to earthquake victims

As we observe the New-moon Uposatha today, let us direct our thoughts and prayers to the victims of yesterday’s strong earthquake near Mexico City.  More than 200 people have perished in collapsed buildings, and many are still missing.

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19 September 2017

Welcome to Dhamma teachers’ camp

This Thursday 21 September, we look forward to welcome 150 participants to the 4-day inaugural National Camp for Dhamma teachers at Kinrara Resort in Puchong.  Nalanda Buddhist Society, the Theravada Buddhist Council of Malaysia (TBCM), and the Buddhist Institute Sunday Dhamma School (BISDS) are jointly organizing this camp to discuss how to share the Buddha’s teachings in a systematic, engaging, and effective manner to the younger generation.

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18 September 2017

Thank you for the great support

Nalanda’s ‘Family Fun Fair’ at NEO Centre Johor Bahru was joyfully and successfully held on Saturday 16 September with thousands of people having a great day with family and friends, while supporting holistic education for the community.

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17 September 2017

What determines the quality of life

On Saturday 29 July, Nalanda founder Bro. Tan visited NEO Centre Sungai Petani.  Nalandians and devotees took the opportunity to invite him for a Dhamma teaching about the importance of developing the quality of our minds.

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16 September 2017

Happy 54th ‘Malaysia Day’

Today marks the 54th anniversary of the formation of ‘Malaysia’ – a federation of 13 states spanning the Malay Peninsula, Sarawak, and Sabah. It is quite a remarkable achievement for a multi-ethnic and multi-religious nation such as ours to remain largely peaceful and harmonious over half a century.

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15 September 2017

Knowing qualities of a worthy student

Report by Stephanie Chua.

On Sunday July 23, Sis. Santi was invited to give a Dhamma sharing on the qualities of a “worthy student” of Dhamma.  We often hear that, “when a student is ready, the teacher will appear”.  It means that when we are mentally ready for the Dhamma, anything around us can be the teacher, be it a person or an incident.

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14 September 2017

Reflections on the Three Jewels

Report by Megan Lim.

On Sunday 16 July, Achariya Tan Siang Chye presented a talk about the true value of taking refuge in the Three Jewels. Taking refuge is a time-honoured tradition that began since the establishment of the Sangha.  With the arising of the Buddha comes the rediscovery of Dhamma; and with the enlightenment of the Buddha’s first five disciples, the Sangha (Buddhist monastic community) was born.

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13 September 2017

Buddhist Course in Mandarin

Nalanda Institute Malaysia is offering an 8-session course – BPS 102 Buddhist Studies in Mandarin – commencing 7 October 2017 at NEO Centre, Kuala Lumpur.  This free course is suitable for new-comers and students of Buddhism.  Enrolment is open to all aged 18 years and above, and proficient in Mandarin language.

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12 September 2017

Packing up Nalanda House for construction work

After 12 years of service as the base for our Dhamma School (since January 2005), Nalanda House will soon be demolished and rebuilt as the ‘K. Sri Dhammananda Centre’ to cater for bigger student enrolment and continued expansion of activities.

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