On 5 & 6 January 2013, Nalanda Institute Malaysia (NIM) conducted a two-day teacher’s training programme at Uttama Bodhi Vihara in Bandar Utama, Petaling Jaya. The 35 existing and aspiring Dhamma School teachers who participated in the weekend programme gained much knowledge and inspiration to further the noble cause of Buddhist education.
On the last day of 2012, members of Nalanda Dharma School came together for the perfect reunion, the School Honours Day! This year, it was a big family gathering with the addition of junior students from Nalanda Education & Outreach (NEO) Centre in Happy Garden. It is a day for all to reflect and also rejoice over the commitment to learning they have put in throughout the year.
On 26 December 2004, a huge earthquake off Northern Sumatra and a catastrophic tsunami which followed it caused enormous devastation in many countries fringing the Indian Ocean. Around 250,000 men, women and children lost their lives in this tragedy; millions more lost their loved ones, possessions, and livelihood.
Nalanda Dharma School facilitators and students are currently busy repairing, repainting and preparing Nalanda House to welcome the new school year in January 2013. Starting today and over the weekend, they are hard at work to ensure a conducive and welcoming environment for facilitators and students alike to learn the Dhamma.
Ānanda, there are four places that the faithful should visit with feelings of reverence. What are the four?
“Here the Tathāgata was born” is the first. “Here the Tathāgata attained supreme enlightenment” is the second. “Here the Tathāgata set in motion the Wheel of Dhamma” is the third. “Here the Tathāgata attained the state of Nibbana in which no element of clinging remains” is the fourth.
DN 16: Mahāparinibbāna Sutta
A “Buddhayatra” is a journey of discovery of the Buddha, Dhamma and inevitably oneself, as a pilgrim conscientiously treads in the footprints of the Blessed One in the sanctified “Middle Land”. Read more