Nalanda Dhamma School

Nalanda Dhamma School (NDS) started with 40 students on 2 January 2005. The name “Nalanda” means ‘the giving of knowledge and wisdom’.  Hence the school aims to continue the noble tradition of providing high quality and holistic education to the younger generation of Buddhists, by imparting them with the necessary knowledge, skills, and most importantly, religious and moral values.

NDS focuses its earnest, energetic effort in performing the ‘Miracle of Education’ with the theme ‘The Heart of Education is Education of the Heart.’  Thus, the students are moulded gradually to change for the better – a change preceeded by an understanding of our station in life and our purpose within it.  Ultimately, the students are independently equipped for worldly responsibilities and will eventually experience spiritual awakening in their lives.

School Motto

Dhammassa Gutto Medhavi
The wise follow the righteous path of Dhamma

Objectives

  1. To inform and educate the younger generation of Buddhists on the rich teachings and heritage of Buddhism.
  2. To assist them in cultivating faith and devotion to the Buddha-Sāsana and gear them towards self-development.
  3. To make them all-rounded and successful individuals by imparting the necessary knowledge, skills and values needed in life.
  4. To establish in their young minds the will to protect and propagate the Buddha-Sāsana for future generations.

Philosophy

  1. Egalitarianism – Nalanda Dhamma School is not an elite school but a school for all, regardless of their family backgrounds.
  2. Realism – Realistic conditions of life which are full of challenges are presented through lessons and activities.
  3. Values – A gradual approach in inculcating religious and moral values.
  4. Kalyana mittata – Friendship and healthy relationships between facilitators, students and parents are essential.

Our Approach

  1. Practicality – activity-based learning to develop life-skills.
  2. Opportunity – organizing events and planning activities together.
  3. Hands-on – experiential learning to develop problem-solving capabilities.
  4. Sharing and guiding – facilitating and coaching instead of ‘teaching’.
  5. Team-based – positive social interactivity to maintain group harmony.

Sri Serdang Dhamma School Calendar Of Event 2020

Date Event Venue Time
Jan 1 Dhamma School 15th Anniversary Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
5 School Session 1  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
12 School Session 2 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
19 School Session 3  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
26 School Holiday : Chinese New Year
 Feb 2 School Holiday : Chinese New Year
9 School Session 4 : Tea Ceremony Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 16 School Session 5 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 23 School Session 6 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Mar 1 School Session 7  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
8 School Session 8 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
15 School Session 9 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
18 Nalanda Patron’s Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
22 School Session 10 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
29 School Holiday 
Apr 5 School Session 11 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
12 School Session 12 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
19 School Session 13  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
26 School Session 14 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
May 1 Nalanda Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
3 School Session 15  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
7-10 School Session 16 : Buddha Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
17 School Session 17  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 10.00 pm
24 School Session 18  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
31 School Session 19 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Jun 7 School Session 20 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
14 School Session 21 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
21 School Session 22 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
28 School Session 23 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Jul 5 Dhamma Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
12 School Session 24 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
19 School Session 25  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
26 School Holiday
Aug 2 School Session 26  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
9 School Session 27 : Family Fun Fair  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
16 School Session 28 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
23  School Session 29 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
30 School Session 30 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
31 K Sri Dhammananda Memorial Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Sep 6 School Session 31 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
13 School Session 32 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
20 School Session 33 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
27 School Session 34 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Oct 4 School Session 35 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
11 School Session 36 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
18 School Session 37 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
25 School Session 38 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Nov 1 School Session 39 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
8 Sangha Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
15 School Session 40  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
22 E-Run : Last Session Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Dec 11 Nalanda Education Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
31 School Appreciation & Honours Day Nalanda Centre 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Background

NDS Sri Serdang is our largest school, with 96 students having enrolled this year (2020). Students are placed into either Naga or Garuda house. Each house will engage in friendly competition against each other for the annual Dhammavijaya trophy. Elections will also be held for students to choose their respective house officers and leader.

Open to:
10 – 17 year olds

Classes held on:
Every Sunday 9.00am – 12.00pm

Background

The Dhamma School in Kuala Lumpur was started in August, 2012, catering to pre-teens aged between 10 and 15. Lessons will include group activities, games and also stories to help our children gain a better understanding of Buddhist values and culture.

Open to:
10 – 15 year olds

Classes held on:
Every Sunday 2.00pm – 4.30pm

Kuala Lumpur Dhamma School Calendar Of Event 2020

Date Event Venue Time
Jan 1 Dhamma School 15th Anniversary Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
12 School Session 1 : Orientation Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
19 School Session 2 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
26 School Holiday : Chinese new Year  –  –
Feb 2 School Holiday : Chinese new Year
9 School Session 3 : Tea Ceremony Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
16 School Session 4 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
23 School Session 5 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Mar 1 School Session 6 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
8 School Session 7 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
15 School Session 8 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
18 Nalanda Patron’s Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
22 School Session 9 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
29 School Holiday
Apr 5 School Session 10 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
12 School Session 11 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
19 School Session 12 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
26 School Session 13 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
May 1 Nalanda Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
3 School Session 14 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
7-10 School Session 15 : Buddha Day NEO Centre KL 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
17 School Session 16 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
 24 School Session 17 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
31 School Session 18 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Jun 7 School Session 19 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
14 School Session 20 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
21 School Session 21 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
28 School Session 22 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Jul 5 Dhamma Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
12 School Session 23 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
19 School Session 24 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
26 School Holiday
Aug 2 School Session 25 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
9 School Session 26 : Family Fun Fair Nalanda Centre 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
16 School Session 27 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
23 School Session 28 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
30 School Session 29 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
31 K Sri Dhammananda Memorial Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Sep 6 School Session 30 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
13 School Session 31 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
20 School Session 32 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
27 School Session 33 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Oct 4 School Session 34 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
11 School Session 35 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
18 School Session 36 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
25 School Session 37 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Nov 1 School Session 38 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
8 School Session 39 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
15 School Session 40 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
22 E-Run : Last Session Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Dec 11 Nalanda Education Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
31 School Appreciation & Honours Day Nalanda Centre 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm

Background

The Johor Bahru Dhamma School classes are mainly conducted in Mandarin and include group activities and games to help the teenagers accustom themselves to Buddhist values and culture.

Open to:
13 – 17 year olds

Classes held on:
Every Sunday 8.30 am – 11.30 am

Johor Bahru Dhamma School Calendar Of Event 2020

Date Event Venue Time
Jan 1 Nalanda Dhamma School 15th Anniversary Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
5 School Session 1 : Orientation Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
12 School Session 2 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
19 School Session 3 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
26 School Holiday : Chinese New Year
 Feb 2 School Holiday : Chinese New Year
9 School Session 4 : Tea Ceremony NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 16 School Session 5 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 23 School Session 6 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 Mar 1 School Session 7 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
8 School Session 8 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
14-15 School Session 9 : Stay-In Programme NEO Centre JB  8.30 am – 11.30 am
22 School Session 10 NEO Centre JB  8.30 am – 11.30 am
29 School Holiday : Cheng Beng
 Apr 5 School Session 11 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
12 School Session 12 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
19 School Session 13 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
26 School Session 14 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 May 3 School Session 15 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
7 School Session 16 : Buddha Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
10 School Session 17 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 17 School Session 18 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
24 School Holiday
31 School Session 19 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
Jun 7 School Session 20 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
14 School Session 21 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
21 School Session 22 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
28 School Session 23 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
Jul 5 School Session 24 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
12 School Session 25 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
19 School Session 26 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
26 School Holiday NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
Aug 2 School Session 27 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
9 School Session 28 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
16 School Session 29 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
23 School Session 30 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
30 School Session 31 : Memorial Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
Sep 6 School Session 32 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
13 School Session 33 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
20 School Session 34 : Family Fun Fair NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
27 School Session 35 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
Oct 4 School Session 36 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
11 School Session 37 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
18 School Session 38 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
25 School Session 39 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
Nov 1 School Session 40 : Last Session NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
8 School Holiday until Jan 2021 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
Dec 11 Nalanda Education Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
27 School Appreciation & Honours Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am

*Date of event is subject to change