News & Updates

16 October 2017

Teenagers’ Dhamma camp in Johor

Learning Dhamma is essential for healthy and holistic development of mind and character.  During the year-end holidays, Nalanda Johor Bahru Branch Dhamma School will be organising its annual teenagers’ camp from 15 to 18 December, with the interesting theme “Dhamma through drama”.

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15 October 2017

2nd anniversary of Wisdom Park Development Committee

14 October 2017 marked the second anniversary of the establishment of Wisdom Park Development Committee (WPDC) – the coordinating body to draw up and implement the masterplan for the facility.  From an initial membership of 13 members, WPDC has been expanded with the appointment of more professionals and Buddhist community representatives to the committee, which boasts of 20 members currently.

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14 October 2017

Forum on development of Malaysian Buddhism

The Malaysia Buddhist Kulapati Association (MBKA), a federation of local Buddhist societies, is organising a forum in Seremban on 15 October to review the historical development of Buddhism in Malaysia, and to discuss its future progress.  The gathering is held to celebrate the 60th year of our nation’s independence.

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13 October 2017

1st anniversary of King Bhumibol

Today marks the first anniversary of the passing of King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.  His Majesty was the longest-reigning monarch in the world at the time of his death last October at age 88.  He is still beloved and sorely missed by Thai people everywhere, with 12.7 million visitors having paid respects to his remains at the Grand Palace in Bangkok.

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12 October 2017

National Conference on Buddhist Civilization

Leading Buddhist federations in Malaysia came together to celebrate the 60th anniversary of our nation’s independence in a meaningful way – by organising the “National Conference on Buddhist Civilization” from 15 to 17 September 2017, in Sungai Petani.  The unique gathering of 130 Buddhist leaders from all traditions aimed at spotlighting the long history of Buddhist presence in this country, especially in northern Peninsular Malaysia.

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11 October 2017

Dhamma-Living Camp – Reunion Day

Nalanda Youth Centre invites all participants from September Dhamma-Living Camp for Young Adults for a joyful reunion at Nalanda Sri Serdang on Saturday, 14 October.  This is the perfect opportunity to reconnect with our spiritual friends, discuss our new experiences, and rediscover the ‘light of Dhamma’ ignited within ourselves.

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10 October 2017

Learning to live harmoniously

Report by Stephanie Chua.

On Sunday 27 August, Achariya S. Vijaya shared with us how harmonious living leads to happiness.  Living in harmony means not harbouring conflicts with the world, nor within ourselves.  Suffering arises when we try to conquer or change the world to suit our liking.  However the world and its quirks have always been the way they are for a long time.  Since we cannot change the world, we should instead change our attitude towards it by accepting the way it works, and learning to live in harmony with it.

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9 October 2017

Enhancing communication skills

Nalanda Training & Enhancement Centre (NTEC) was established on 1 May 2017 to provide appropriate training programmes to enhance the knowledge, skills, and competencies of Nalanda members in serving the community.  Since May, NTEC has played a pivotal role in guiding the growth of ‘Dhamma Families’ with fortnightly video recordings on various Buddhist subjects.

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8 October 2017

Dhamma Camp for teenagers in Kedah

Nalanda Sungai Petani Branch and Nalanda Dhamma School are jointly organising a dynamic learning camp for teenagers from 8 to 11 December 2017, themed “Right Friendship”.

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7 October 2017

Briefing for pilgrims to India

This year, Nalanda Institute is organising two pilgrimage tours to India and Nepal led by founder Bro. Tan: (1) the special pilgrimage for Buddhist youths in November; and (2) the tri-national (Malaysian-Singaporean-Indonesian) pilgrimage in December.

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