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 Teenage Dhamma School Calendar Of Event 2018

Date Event Venue Time
Jan 1 Dhamma School 13th Anniversary Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
7 School Session 1 : Orientation Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
14 School Session 2 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
21 School Session 3  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
28 School Session 4 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Feb 4 School Session 5 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
11 School Session 6 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 18 School Holiday : Chinese New Year
 25 School Session 7  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Mar 4 School Session 8 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
11 School Session 9 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
18 School Session 10  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
17  – 20 * Teenage Stay-in Programme Nalanda Centre TBC
25 School Session 11  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
  Apr 1 School Holiday : Cheng Beng
8 School Session 12 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
15 School Session 13  Nalanda Centre 7.00 am – 1.00 pm
22 School Session 14 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
29 School Session 15 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
May 1 School Session 16 : Nalanda Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
6 School Session 17 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
13 School Session 18  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
20 School Session 19 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
27 School Session 20 : Buddha Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
26-29 Buddha Day Observance Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Jun 3 School Session 21 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
9-12 Teenage Stay-In Programme Nalanda Centre TBC
10 & 17 School Holiday : Semester Break
24 School Session 22 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Jul 1 School Session 23 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
8 School Session 24  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
15 School Session 25 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
22 School Session 26 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
29 School Session 27 : Dhamma Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Aug 5 School Session 28 : *Family Fun Fair Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
12 School Session 29 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
19 School Holiday : Hari Raya Haji
26 School Session 30  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
31 School Session 31 : Memorial Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Sep 2 School Session 32 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
9 School Holiday : Agong’s Birthday
16 School Session 33  Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
23 & 30 School Session 34 & 35 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Oct 7 School Session 36 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
14 School Session 37 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
21 School Session 38 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
28 School Session 39 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Nov 4 School Holiday : Deepavali
11 School Session 40 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
18 School Session 41 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
25 School Session 42 : Sangha Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
29 School Holiday until Jan 2019
 Dec 29 Nov-2 *Serdang Teenagers’ Learning Camp  Nalanda Centre TBC
6-9 *Johor Teenagers’ Learning Camp  NEO JB Centre TBC
31 School Appreciation & Honours Day Nalanda Centre 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm

*Date of event is subject to change

Background

Being our first Dhamma School, NDS Sri Serdang is our largest school, with 62 students having enrolled this year (2015).  Students are placed into either Naga or Garuda house. Each house will engage in friendly competition against each other for the annual Dhammavijaya throphy. Elections will also be held for students to choose their respective house officers and leader.

Open to:
13 – 17 year olds

Classes held on:
Every Sunday 9.00am – 12.00pm

Background

The Junior Dhamma School is a new school for pre-teens aged between 10 and 12. 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 – 12 year olds

Classes held on:
Every Sunday 9.00am – 12.00pm

Sri Serdang Junior Dhamma School Calendar Of Event 2018

Date Event Venue Time
Jan 1 Dhamma School 13th Anniversary Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
7 School Session 1 : Orientation Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
14 School Session 2 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
21 School Session 3 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
28 School Session 4 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Feb 4 School Session 5 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
11 School Session 6 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
18 School Holiday : Chinese New Year
25 School Session 7 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Mar 4 & 11 School Session 8 & 9 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 18 School Session 10 : Patron’s Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
24 & 25 School Session 11 : *Junior School Stay-In Programme Nalanda Centre TBC
Apr 1 School Hoilday : Cheng Beng  –
8 School Session 12 Nalanda Centre  9.00 am – 12.00 pm
15 School Session 13 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
22 School Session 14 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
29 School Session 15 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre  9.00 am – 12.00 pm
May 1 School Session 16 : Nalanda Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
6 School Session 17 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
13 School Session 18 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
20 School Session 19 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 27 School Session 20 : Buddha Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
  Jun  3 School Session 21 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
10 School Holiday : Semester Break
17 School Holiday : Hari Raya Puasa
23-24 Junior School Stay-In Programme Nalanda Centre TBC
24 School Session 22 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
Jul 1 School Session 23 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
8 School Session 24 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
15 School Session 25 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
22 School Session 26 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
29 School Session 27 : Dhamma Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Aug 5 School Session 28 : *Family Fun Fair Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
12 School Session 29 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
19 School Holiday : Hari Raya Haji
26 School Session 30 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
31 School Session 31 : Memorial Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Sep 2 School Session 32 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
9 School Holiday : Agong’s Birthday
16 School Session 33 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
23 School Session 34 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
30 School Session 35 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Oct 7 School Session 36 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
14 School Session 37 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
21 School Session 38 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
28 School Session 39 : Samaggi Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Nov 4 School Holiday : Deepavali
11 & 18 School Session 40 & 41 Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
25 School Session 42 : Sangha Day Nalanda Centre  9.00 am – 1.00 pm
29 School Holiday until Jan 2018
 Dec 13-16 *Children’s Learning Camp Nalanda Centre TBC
31 School Appreciation & Honours Day Nalanda Centre 6.00 pm – 10.00 pm

*Date of event is subject to change

Background

The Dhamma School in Kuala Lumpur was started in August, 2012, catering to pre-teens aged between 10 and 12. Lessons will include group activities, games and also stories to help our children gain a better understanding of Buddhist values and culture. Currently, the school has 21 students and is still open for registrations.

Open to:
10 – 12 year olds

Classes held on:
Every Sunday 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Kuala Lumpur Junior Dhamma School Calendar Of Event 2018

Date Event Venue Time
Jan 1 Dhamma School 13th Anniversary Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
7 School Session 1 : Orientation Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
14 School Session 2 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
21 School Session 3 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
28 School Session 4 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
 Feb 4 School Session 5 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
11 School Session 6 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
18 School Holiday : Chinese New Year
25 School Session 7 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Mar 4 School Session 8 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
11 School Session 9 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
18 School Session 10 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
24 – 25 *Junior School Stay-In Programme TBC TBC
Apr 1 School Holiday : Cheng Beng
8 School Session 12 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
15 School Session 13 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
22 School Session 14 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
29 School Session 15 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
May 1 School Session 16 : Nalanda Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
6 School Session 17 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
13 School Session 18 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
20 School Session 19 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
 27 School Session 20 : Buddha Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Jun 3 School Session 21 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
10 – 17 School Holiday : Semester Break
23 – 24 *Junior School Stay-In Programme Nalanda Centre TBC
24 School Session 22 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
Jul 1 School Session 23 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
8 School Session 24 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
15 School Session 25 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
22 School Session 26 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
29 School Session 27 : Dhamma Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
 Aug 5 School Session 28 : *Family Fun Fair Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
12 School Session 29 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
19 School Holiday : Hari Raya Haji
26 School Session 30 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
31 School Session 31 : Memorial Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Sep 2 School Session 32 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
9 School Holiday : Agong’s Birthday
16 School Session 33 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
23 School Session 34 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
30 School Session 35 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
 Oct 7 School Session 36 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
14 School Session 37 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
21 School Session 38 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
28 School Session 39 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
 Nov 4 School Holiday : Deepavali
11 School Session 40 NEO Centre KL 2.00 pm – 4.30 pm
18 School Holiday until Jan 2019
 Dec 13 – 16 *Children’s Learning Camp Nalanda Centre TBC
 31 School Appreciation & Honours Day Nalanda Centre  6.00 pm – 10.00 pm

*Date of event is subject to change

Background

The Johor Bahru Dhamma School chapter is relatively new but is well received by devotees in the state, having already 26 students enrolled in the classes this year. 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 Teenage Dhamma School Calendar Of Event 2018

 

Date Event Venue Time
Jan 1 Nalanda Dhamma School 13th Anniversary NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
7 School Session 1 : Orientation Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
14 School Session 2 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
21 School Session 3 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
28 School Session 4 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 Feb 4 School Session 5 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
11 School Session 6 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 18 School Holiday : Chinese New Year
 25 School Holiday : Chinese New Year
 Mar 4 School Session 7 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
11 School Session 8 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
18 School Session 9 NEO Centre JB  8.30 am – 11.30 am
17  – 20 School Session 10 : *Teenage Stay-In Programme Nalanda Centre  TBC
25 School Session 11 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB  8.30 am – 11.30 am
 Apr 1 School Holiday : Cheng Beng
8 School Session 12 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
15 School Session 13 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
22 School Session 14 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
29 School Session 15 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 May 1 Nalanda Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
6 School Session 16 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 13 School Session 17 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
20 School Session 18 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
27 School Session 19 : Buddha Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
29 School Session 20 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 Jun 3 School Session 21 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
9 – 12 School Session 22 : *Teenage Stay-In Programme Nalanda Centre TBC
17 School Holiday : Hari Raya Puasa
24 School Session 23 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
  Jul 1 School Session 24 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
8 School Session 25 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
15 School Session 26 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
22 School Session 27 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
29 School Session 28
 Aug 5 School Session 29 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
12 School Session 30 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
19 School Holiday : Semester Break
26 School Session 31 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
31 Memorial Day Nalanda Centre 9.00 am – 12.00 pm
 Sep 2 School Session 32 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
9 School Session 33 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
16 & 23 School Session 34 & 35 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
30 School Session 36 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 Oct 7 School Session 37 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
14 School Session 38 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
21 School Session 39 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
28 School Session 40 : Samaggi Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
 Nov 4 School Session 41 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
11 & 18 School Session 42 & 43 NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am
25 School Holiday until Jan 2019
 Dec 6 – 9 Teenagers’ Learning Camp in Johor Bahru TBC TBC
16 – 19 Teenagers’ Learning Camp in Serdang TBC TBC
30 School Appreciation & Honours Day NEO Centre JB 8.30 am – 11.30 am

*Date of event is subject to change