On Saturday 11 February, Nalanda Youth Centre hosted a gathering to usher in the Lunar New Year. Decorated with auspicious blessings and ornaments, Nalanda Centre was made ready to receive our red-clad guests for the merry event. The evening kicked off with pot-luck dinner prepared by the youths, as familiar faces reconnected and rejoiced together.
In an increasingly fast-paced world with many demands, people of all ages are feeling the acute stress of hectic lifestyles. Are you among those disturbed by the vagaries of life? Do you feel exasperated whenever conflicts arise at work or home? How about having to face up to criticisms and hostility? How do you handle all that stress and pressure effectively?
Are you disturbed by the many uncertainties in life? Or feel exasperated whenever conflicts arise? How about having to face up to criticisms and past regrets? How do you handle all that stress and pressure effectively?
Nalanda Youth Centre began the New Year with a joyous ‘Day of Discovery’ on Sunday, 8 January. After an introduction to Nalanda by host Bro. Jie Sheng, the youths participated in a series of games which allowed everyone to bond and get to know one another better.
On Saturday 22 October, three youth members representing the Baha’i community came to Nalanda Centre on a familiarisation visit. The guests were warmly received by Nalandian youth officers Bro. Disheng and Sis. Xelynn, who brought them on a building tour.
On Sunday 27 November, 12 committee members of Persatuan Buddhis Universiti Malaysia (PBUM) paid a visit to Nalanda Centre. It was the first visit for the new management committee, who came to explore and learn more about the work done at Nalanda.
Three months after the awesome Dhamma-Living Camp for Young Adults in Genting Highlands, Nalanda Youth Centre invited former participants back for a hearty reunion. 60 young campers, including some who travelled all the way from Kedah, returned for the reunion at Nalanda Centre on 8 October. The purpose of this ‘Reunion Day’ was to reconnect with spiritual friends, and to rejoice in each other’s learning experiences since the camp.
On Sunday 16 October, Nalanda Youth Centre was blessed to have Bro. Tan join our weekly Sunday Service. Bro. Tan gave a Dhamma teaching on how we can bring about positive change in the world through the cultivation of compassion.
Participants of the Dhamma-in-Youth meditation retreat are reminded to arrive at Nalanda Centre for registration between 8.00am and 8.45am this Saturday. The retreat begins at 9.00am. This one-day meditation retreat is specially catered for youths aged 16 to 29 to learn how to ‘de-stress’ and attain inner peace despite having packed academic, work and social schedules. We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!
‘Silver Lining’ is a programme initiated by Nalanda Youth Centre in 2015 to promote acts of kindness towards others among Malaysian youths. A ‘Silver Lining Day’ is organised once every three months where youths dedicate one Sunday to serving the community.